Posts tagged "the pitfalls"

The Pitfalls: Breaking Up (With His Family) Is Hard To Do

There’s no doubt that breaking up with anyone is a crappy, painful rite on par with Chinese water torture. You put so much into the relationship, and for whatever reasons, it just doesn’t work out. You lose your lover, you lose your friend. But, forget about the man in the equation for a second, and…

By: Gillian Telling / June 3, 2008

The Pitfalls: Becoming A Smug Married

I have a confession. After spending the majority of my life deeming Valentine’s Day for suckers and championing all the single ladies, I have become a Smug Married. Following this startling revelation, I got to thinking: how did I get here and why? Like all afflictions, there was a stage of denial. If I wa…

By: Anonymous / May 6, 2008

The Pitfalls: Sittin’ Bitch

Being in a secure, drama-free relationship has its perks: you don't really have to shave your legs in winter unless you feel like it; sex is always at the ready, if you want it; and there's always someone to call on for backup if your Tivo is acting up and you just have to record…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2008

The Pitfalls: Wet Blanket Wuss

Between the mama’s boy, the softie, the geek, the sensitive ponytail man, the teddy bear, and the by the books square, there is one common chant: Nice guys finish last. It’s a chorus I’ve heard from Green Day to the likes of my brother, but after a few bad boys break your heart, even a…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / March 25, 2008

The Pitfalls: Earthquake-Level Snoring

In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit that I have always been hyper-OCD about certain sounds causing me mental distress. For example, when someone has a cold, the sound of them sniffing obsessively makes me inwardly homicidal. Likewise, a running toilet puts me on the precipice of madness. So when my fiance suddenly…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2008

The Pitfalls: The Great Aunt Who Hates You

I got lucky with my not-quite-in-laws. My boyfriend's parents have seriously drank the Amelia Kool-Aid, and I love them just as much, despite differing political views and the fact that his mother's amazing shoe collection fits me about as well as a DD-bra (meaning, not at all). However, no matter how great your significant other'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007