Girl Talk

Advice from Melissa: Keeping dating casual before wading into the pool

Advice from Melissa: Keeping dating casual before wading into the pool

Dear Melissa, I started dating a new guy. We’ve been out four times and always had fun. The thing is that we are just dating casually. I only recently put my feet back in the dating pool and I am not ready to get my hair wet. I’ve been up front with my intentions. However, […]

Girl Talk: One-sides storytelling can lead to a distorted view of reality

Girl Talk: One-sides storytelling can lead to a distorted view of reality

We all know about the three sides to every story — her side, his side, and the truth. It happens in many different situations. After rush hour, you complain about the guy who flipped you off and called you a four-letter word for no reason. He complains about the idiot who wouldn’t let him merge […]

Girl Talk: Relight the spark, because it isn’t going to light itself for you

Girl Talk: Relight the spark, because it isn’t going to light itself for you

When it comes to keeping the spark alive in your relationship, great sex is an integral factor. Few things are as hot as when your partner lets you know that you are wanted. It could however become routine if sex is always initiated the same way and you follow the same routine. When it comes […]

Advice from Melissa: Should I worry about my husbands female FB friends?

Advice from Melissa: Should I worry about my husbands female FB friends?

Dear Melissa, My husband has a part-time job at night as a bartender. He is always accepting friend requests from patrons, often who are ladies. While I am secure and confident in who I am and the relationship that we have, it irritates me to no end seeing these women comment flirty, suggestive messages on […]

Girl Talk: Being open and upfront goes a long way in healthy relationships

Girl Talk: Being open and upfront goes a long way in healthy relationships

On behalf of women everywhere, I would like to be the first to stand up and freely admit that when it comes to communication, we are complicated creatures. We hide thoughts and emotions and stick an “I’m fine” band-aid on them until it falls off and reveals the real festering wound below. So guys, when […]

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to try dating the same person a second time?

Advice from Melissa: Is it OK to try dating the same person a second time?

Dear Melissa, I have recently started online dating after being off the site for a few years. I have noticed I am getting messaged by guys I had previously dated from my last online venture and am wondering if I should give them a second chance since it has been years. What should I do? […]

Girl Talk: Falling back into the comfort zone of sex with an ex partner

Girl Talk: Falling back into the comfort zone of sex with an ex partner

There are few things as relaxing as curling up with your favorite book. Whether you have read it so many times the cover is falling off or you have sections memorized and can quote them line for line, there is something very comforting about knowing exactly what you’re getting into. You don’t have to worry […]

Advice from Melissa: Can my new guy outshine my ex at Easter dinner?

Advice from Melissa: Can my new guy outshine my ex at Easter dinner?

Dear Melissa, My family does not like my new boyfriend, because they were very attached to my ex. I want to bring him to Easter dinner, but I am afraid they won’t give him a chance. What do I do? Bunny Dear Bunny, Explain to your family that the new guy has a lot of […]

Girl Talk: Season of rebirth brings closed doors and open windows

Girl Talk: Season of rebirth brings closed doors and open windows

The old saying goes “when life closes a door, it opens a window.” It seems life throws us one curve ball after another and forces change into our lives. Whether it’s making the decision to leave a job, end a relationship, change majors or move to a new home, it always feels like this time […]

Advice from Melissa: My guy’s family has changed the way they treat me.

Advice from Melissa: My guy’s family has changed the way they treat me.

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend’s family has always been great to me. Since day one, they have made me feel like one of their own. Lately, it seems they are treating me differently, but when I bring it up to him, he says it’s all in my head. I can’t shake this feel that something is […]

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