Band of Gold & Propaganda: Pigeonholed Into The Nuclear Family

Almost every person I know eventually wants to get married and have kids. Little girls imagine their wedding day, name their not-yet-conceived children decades in advance, and imagine their future with golden bands and the pitter-patter of little feet. But is this what we really want – to breed and sign a doctrine indicating a…

How to Pick Up the Pieces of Your Broken Heart

Spring-cleaning doesn’t stop at the dustpan and mop. The New Year’s feeling of resolution and starting over with a clean slate is enhanced with sunshine and chirping birds. This mentality seems to run through to all aspects of our lives including relationships leaving some to only feel the seasonal rain and stinging bees when the…

When Did Dating Stop Being Fun?

Lately dating has seemed like a chore. The excitement one gets prior to a date, the butterflies, the giddiness, has long been gone from my repertoire of emotions I get from the idea of a date. Maybe it’s because Hollywood, our parents, and our imaginations have played up the mating game. Maybe it’s because our…