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Girl Talk: Dating A Man With Autism Taught Me To Be Myself

Ughhhhh, he is infuriating, I thought as I scanned Paul*’s Facebook page. There were new status messages — “carboloading” — a recent video of him performing, and links to new posts on his blog. Facebook told me what parties Paul had recently attended and which ones he had just RSVP’d to; it told me “Paul and So-and-So are now friends” and that new friend made a reference to how great it was to meet him. I felt my mouth puckering in the way that my friend Erin refers to as “Cat Ass” — tight and pissed. I wanted to scream expletives at him, eviscerate his ego, slap him, do something to show him just how hurt I was. Instead, I took a deep breath and clicked the window closed. You’ve moved on, Amelia, I thought. You’re over him. You realized you deserved way better than what he could possibly give. There’s no point in being angry. Keep reading »

Your 10 Best “How My Parents Met” Stories

Last week, we shared the stories of how our parents met. From Ami’s parents — who met at summer camp — to Kate’s mom and dad — who bonded over Shakespeare in the Park — you guys immediately connected and shared your own parents adorable stories. We noticed a couple of startling similarities in so many of the tales shared — for one, that people used to get married at a much younger age. That’s not entirely surprising — but it is rather shocking that so many stories involved couples getting engaged after only six weeks, and married after only six months. It seems the courting and engagement period was typically much, much shorter than it is now. And what’s more, from your stories anyway, most of those couples seem to still be happily married today. Just something to consider.

More than 70 of you told your parents story, and we’ve selected our 10 favorites for you to read. And if you haven’t told your tale already, feel free to share it in the comments! Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Everyone Saw Me Cry

“The important thing is that nobody saw you cry,” my mom kindly consoled me over the phone, after I told her how I had behaved like a drunk toddler at my friend’s wedding the night before.

“But mom, that’s just it, everyone saw me cry,” I tried to explain to her quietly, not wanting the couple having brunch next to me to hear.

“What?” my mom hollered back, slowly enunciating in the way older people distrusting technology tend to do at the slightest sign of interference.

“Everyone saw me cry,” I said a little louder this time.

“Where are you? I can’t hear you. I think we’re breaking up,” I clearly heard her say without the slightest hint of static or pending drop call.

“EVERYONE SAW ME CRY,” I shouted back, causing the chattering brunchers to stop and look at me, hints of tipsy pity filtering out from behind their sunglasses. Keep reading »

Some Great Dating Advice: Don’t Forget To Learn’s advice column, Since You Asked, featured a question last week from a woman who has made a conscious choice to only date nice guys. With a history of choosing jerks –some who were even emotionally abusive — she went to therapy and worked on herself, sorted out her family history, and now finds herself dating a really good dude, who she is afraid may be too boring for her. After the jump, the advice that Cary Tennis gave her that I found very enlightening. Keep reading »

For The Week Of August 8-14, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

It might feel as if the weight of the world is on your shoulders, so avoid letting yourself get run down. However, it’s likely this is more psychological than physical, as you’re playing your own worst enemy a little harder these days. Whatever the case, rely on traditions you have to pamper yourself, as it’ll take some self-bribery to truly motivate you properly this week.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

No matter how many judgments you have about yourself, you’ll be happy to discover that you are actually someone’s idol. Yes, love in the form of worship will be working its way to you and will cheer up a few dark spots in your life. As it goes, it’s just your perspective that needs some shifting and it seems that kick in the booty will come soon enough with ribbons and bows.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Your trust issues can be such a bitch, but luckily the one person you trust the most, as in yourself, will prove to be a winner, as a hunch you’ve been hauling around will finally be confirmed, as the green light you’ve been hoping for will finally shine bright and give you the go ahead for the future you’ve been dreaming of.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

You can’t force anyone to believe in your ideology by just saying it; they’ve got to watch you live it, as that is where you’ll gain the most fans. So, this week, despite just wanting to bark demands and have everything fall into place, realize it won’t be that easy. Motivation this week means taking action and truly being what you say.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Although having conflict is evil and can drain the life out of you, this week, when you get your sweet revenge, you’ll finally learn the sweeter points of war. Yes, those bitches that have doubted you and waited for you to fail will finally get a show they won’t forget, as they can all kiss your booty as you ascend up that ladder of success.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

This is your week to shine, as love and commitment will finally be one in the same. If you’re with someone, then expect the thrills to increase and more exciting responsibilities that bind to occur. If you’re single, work those sparks, as full on fire can ignite now. Yes, this isn’t the week for you to be sitting at home and knitting tea cozies.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Summer will start to truly sizzle now, as love, sex and destiny will all be happening in obvious ways. Yes, no more having to scour the scene for clues, as the mystery of emotions will start to unravel and reveal something sweet for you to hold onto. Of course, whether you get bored of this victory shortly will remain in question… However, doubtful. So don’t get dramatic!

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

The world will revolve around you, dammit! To get it so will mean being a bit more assertive about where you want to go. So, no being a wallflower, and reach out to everyone with what you want. The more contact, the better. After all, nothing ventured, nothing gained, but as you’ll discover, there will be a lot of others who’ll want to spin around your axis.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Break out the bubbly, as good news will likely land into your life in terms of career. However, this can upset the balance on the homefront in some way, as a touchy ego won’t be so easy to maneuver around. No matter, don’t let anything or anyone rain on your parade now, no matter how hard someone wants to guilt-trip you. This is your week, so take it.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Madness does make you curious, but this time around, be ready to look beyond the surface, as the show that’s being put on can appear to be more dramatic that it actually is, so beware. If you want the truth, it’ll mean sitting back and taking in the bigger picture. As it goes, if you look long and hard enough, you will see everything for what it is.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

You’re going to have to do a lot more leg work than you would like, but if you want what you want, it’ll mean setting an example and the minions will follow from there. Yes, power can be a bitch to wield, but if you stay focused, the rewards will arrive one by one. So, have faith, as now things won’t move too fast for anything or anyone but you.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Hold people to their word! Otherwise, if you start to give in now, there’s no telling how far you’ll stretch your limits and once you go there, what’s the point? If you do, it’ll put you on the defensive, rather than the offensive, and that is just not an acceptable position for someone as charming and divine as you. Seriously!

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