Posts tagged "commitment"

Dear Wendy: “Is My Boyfriend Being Disloyal?”

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and we are deeply in love, but our relationship is far from perfect. He cheated on his ex to be with me and since then I have had trust issues which I am trying to work through. The problem is, my boyfriend has bee…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 23, 2010

Mind Of Man: How He Knows He’s In A Relationship

When a man gets into a relationship, he’s usually the last to know. Women fall in love, men slip on it. Women gently twirl down the rabbit hole of love like whirligigs, landing on their feet in a land of wonder. But for men, love is a sudden minor concussion. One moment, we’re strolling dow…
By: John DeVore / September 15, 2010

I Was Engaged To A Man With Commitment Phobia

When I met the cute blue-eyed surfer who lived in my apartment building—we'll call him Max—we clicked immediately. I'm a workaholic by nature, but I set aside my writing while he and I stayed up until dawn in fits of side-splitting giggles, thumbing through photo albums, playing music and talking—about everything. Politics, religion, sex—nothing wa…
By: YourTango.com / August 21, 2010

Girl Talk: Should You Mercy-Kill A Dead-End Relationship?

Bad Band. Jew Joker. Sandwich. The Brute. AwwMike. Babycheese. My laundry list of discarded loves reads like a storyboard of comic book villains, each nickname a clue as to their respective fatal flaws. Anyone who knows me well knows I have a history of dating men who are wildly inappropriate for me. It’s been a…
By: Lauren Gitlin / August 17, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Am I Just Being Crazy Jealous?”

I'm 25 and my husband is 23 and we have been married nine months, known each other for nearly five years, and dated for two before we got married. In the whole time I've known him, he has never done anything to make me not trust him: no weird texts and not a single white…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 15, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Commitment-Phobic In Friendships”

I'm sure you get lots of letters about people who are afraid of commitment in relationships, but I have a different problem: I think I'm afraid of commitment in friendships. I'm a college student and don't typically have any problem meeting new people; I have a full course load, I'm involved with a couple campu…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 5, 2010

Girl Talk: One-Nighters Are Not For Me

I have had my share of one-night stands. In fact, a significant percentage of the people I have slept with in the nearly 10 years since losing my virginity have been one-time deals. There was that guy at Mardi Gras -- hold on ... have to ask my friend what his name was ... damn,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2010

Dear Wendy: “How Long Do I Have To Wait For A Commitment?”

Recently I met a guy that I truly enjoy being with. We have been sort of dating for a month. We are very different from each other, but we connected really well from the first time we started talking. I have never really "dated" in the conventional sense before. Usually, it takes two to three…
By: Wendy Atterberry / February 1, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Why Won’t She Label Our Relationship?”

For four years I've been really good friends with an on and off girlfriend, during which time it's been back and forth between sexual intimacy and more of a best-friend relationship. Whenever I bring up the idea of something more permanent, she gets evasive. In undergrad it was easy to skate around this; we both…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 8, 2009

Dear Wendy: “Should I Date Around Before Committing To My Boyfriend?”

I am 24 years old and currently in a committed, loving, happy relationship. My boyfriend of 2.5 years is cute, sexy, kind, intelligent, AND we are so compatible that we barely fight; we are really really good together. Before him, I dated non-seriously, but he is my first love and my first really serious relationship.
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 27, 2009

Dear Wendy: He’s Not Ready For Marriage

I am 26 years old and have been dating my boyfriend for a little over a year. Our relationship started off with many issues -- I had just ended a very serious relationship and he was getting over an unrequited love. We had a blast together the first few months because there was very little…
By: Wendy Atterberry / October 16, 2009

Do I Really Need To Say Goodbye To My Single Life Before I Can Find Love?

I was a little bit unsettled when I read a recent Cary Tennis column on Salon called "I’m 32 already. Time to get married!” I realized that I could have written the question myself (well, I just want to meet someone great). A woman is torn between wanting to meet a life partner…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 12, 2009

Girl Talk: When Marriage Means More To Families Than The Couples Themselves

My boyfriend and I have been together for just under 2 ½ years and at the risk of sounding gag-arrific, I’ve really never been happier. Not only do we love each other, but we actually like each other a lot, too — two things I’ve learned don’t always go hand in hand. We have to…
By: Wendy Atterberry / September 22, 2008

The Relationship Novice: 5 Things To Know Before Committing

When two people first start dating, they put on their best sides. They reveal only snippets of information to each other, leaving the full story for when the person really gets to know them. Basically, we wait until we have them tangled in our web of niceties to crush them with the sad truth that…
By: Lindsay A. / June 20, 2008

So I’m Engaged: The Thing About Commitment

Here’s how I thought being engaged would make me feel: OLD. Here’s how being engaged really makes me feel: like I’m in on the funniest inside joke ever. Two of the most opposite people on the planet, at least on the surface, are in it for the long haul. Who would have thunk it? I’m…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2008

A Wandering Eye Is Not Such A Bad Thing

We love it when science supports our guilty habits. According to psychologists with the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, checking out members of the opposite sex (or same sex, if you're gay) is totally natural at work -- but controlling how far you take that urge to ogle is what separates humans from…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007
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