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Girl Talk: Own that compliment; you deserve it

Girl Talk: Own that compliment; you deserve it

“You look wonderful today.” The phrase seems simple enough, but it is a gateway phrase to a big internal problem. Many women today do not know how to accept a compliment. What is it about someone’s kindness that turns us into confused, blubbering fools? Is it because we didn’t receive enough complements growing up? Is […]

Advice from Melissa: His kind offer is making me nervous

Dear Melissa, My job is in jeopardy and I am afraid if I lose it then I won’t be able to afford my apartment. My boyfriend offered me the opportunity to move in with him but we haven’t been dating very long and I am not ready to take that step. How do I say […]

Girl Talk: How much do you really know about your partner?

Girl Talk: How much do you really know about your partner?

If you like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, then you probably are thinking about a catchy song that reminds us of summer time and warm weather. At its core, the song is actually about two people in a relationship who let things get so bad between them that they are ready to […]

Advice from Melissa: Not bringing home the bacon

Dear Melissa, My husband has been so unreliable lately. I get up every morning and go to work and leave him at the house alone. His shift starts an hour later than mine so he is still asleep when I am leaving. Lately he has been missing a lot of work and I am afraid […]

Girl Talk: I resolve to find my authentic self in 2017

Girl Talk: I resolve to find my authentic self in 2017

It is a new year. A time to start fresh. To throw out the old and bring in the new and evaluate who we are, what we are doing, and who we are doing it with. Some people vow to lose weight, others resolve to get organized or come into money. It’s a chance to […]

Advice from Melissa: I took him back but I think it was a mistake

Dear Melissa, I took back my ex and told myself that the first time we dated I was being too picky. Now that we are dating again I am finding the same things still bother me. It’s nothing big — minor hygiene and wardrobe issues mainly — but it is enough to make me question […]

Girl Talk: 2016, you’ve been a rough one for sure

Girl Talk: 2016, you’ve been a rough one for sure

The end is near! The end of 2016 that is. For most people, a giant sigh of relief is going to be exhaled as a year that can only be best described as incredibly trying and difficult comes to a close. Why was 2016 so hard? Was mercury stuck in a permanent retrograde? Did we […]

Advice from Melissa: Single and ready to mingle

Dear Melissa, I have just started dating again after getting out of a long term relationship. I find myself looking for flaws in my mates and end up breaking things off with them when, in the past, I would have let them slide. Am I just being too picky or afraid to move on? Newly […]

Girl Talk: Are you a psycho ex?

Girl Talk: Are you a psycho ex?

By the time we reach our 30s, the majority of people have built up a complex dating past. We are scarred, have baggage and have hopefully learned a lesson or two along the way. When discussing the mistakes of our past, are we honest about how things turned out? Is every ex a psycho? I […]

Advice from Melissa: My boyfriend won’t return my texts

Dear Melissa, I’m super frustrated with my boyfriend. He won’t return my texts but I can see he’s posting on Facebook so I know he’s on his phone. How do I get him to respond? Ignored texter Dear Ignored texter, If you have tried talking to him about his lack of responses and it has […]

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