We’ve been thinking a lot about second chances lately: when to give them, who to give them to, and how they’re earned. Second chances are complicated, because we all want to be one of those magnanimous, forgiving souls who write inspiring essays for O magazine, but at the same time, no one wants to be a gullible doormat. There’s a balance between forgiveness and foolishness; the trick is learning to walk the tight rope. Sometimes second chances are in order, and sometimes, in the cases of hipster bars or douche-y exes, it’s best to just cut your losses and move on. Here are 15 things that (almost) always deserve a second chance, and 10 things that strike out after one. Keep reading »
So, let’s say you’ve made some poor choices and really burned or betrayed someone. What are your chances of being forgiven? Well, that depends on the nature of your relationship, the quality of your apologies, and of course, the astrological sign of the person you’re begging for forgiveness! Which sign will be more than happy to let bygones be bygones? Which sign will forgive but not forget? Which sign will make you work to earn back their trust? Which sign will take their grudge to the grave? Read on to find out which signs will forgive you… Keep reading »
Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward choosing to have an entirely different relationship with your mother. That’s very exciting — and admirable … especially after all these years of feeling that you were powerless to change your feelings, and that she may have been the one at fault. Now let’s take the next step so that this Mother’s Day is different — and you are left feeling satisfied at having achieved your own freedom from your reactions. That would be a remarkable achievement indeed!
Mother’s Day, like Christmas and other family times together, can be a period of enormous stress and apprehension before, during and after the event. I suggest that you make the choice based on a powerful new perspective, which will give you a profound sense of peace, ease, and even love. How good would that be? How freeing would that be for you? Would there be anything to lose? Read more …
Yesterday, Simcha posted a list of 22 things women should forgive their boyfriends for, but compassion goes both ways, fellas! Ladies screw up from time to time too, but we sure would appreciate you letting the following 20 things slide. Keep reading »
Nobody’s perfect. And whom do you want to kiss and make up with more than your man? Though he sometimes might make you feel crazy for loving him, like a country singer with big hair and puns to spare, you know deep down inside you can forgive him for some minor indiscretions. So, in honor of Kiss and Make Up Day, here are some things you can turn a blind eye to, or at least channel into hot make-up sex. Keep reading »