Girl Talk

Advice from Melissa: Spite Cupid; be your own valentine

Dear Melissa, Valentine’s Day is coming and I have been asked out to dinner by a guy I am not really attracted to. I really don’t want to spend the holiday alone so I am thinking of just accepting the date to give him a chance. Am I being selfish? Cupidless Dear Cupid, Never date […]

Girl Talk: Can you put a price on love?

Girl Talk: Can you put a price on love?

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and with that comes the inevitable heavy flow of new engagements. Girls all over Facebook will be doing the hand pose to show off their new ring. But, what if the ring isn’t good? Does it really matter as long as there is love behind it? I took a recent […]

Advice from Melissa: We broke up and now this pup’s caught in the middle

Dear Melissa, My boyfriend and I recently broke up and we both want to keep our dog. It was a messy break up and sharing him isn’t an option but neither of us can imagine life without him. What do I do? Puppy Love Dear Puppy Love, This is a tough one. I guess in […]

Girl Talk: Were you a part of the Jan. 21 women’s march?

Girl Talk: Were you a part of the Jan. 21 women’s march?

On Jan. 21, men, women, children and even a few dogs stood together united and turned the streets pink. The women’s march was a historic event likely to go down in history. However, within minutes of the march beginning, the naysayers in the world also came together to ask what is the point? Why did […]

Advice from Melissa: Now that we’re married, he doesn’t make an effort

Dear Melissa, I was married over the holidays and it seems that things with my husband have drastically changed with our marital status. Even though we have been together for several years, it feels like once the ring was on my finger he stopped trying to make me happy. He is no longer afraid to […]

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 […]