Last week, during a conversation I was having with a dear friend about an ex-boyfriend of hers, she dropped the “c” word. She called him “crazy.” Not just “crazy”, but “batshyt crazy.” Now, having used the word many times myself, I started thinking about all the times I’ve heard it used by women in reference to their exes. Seems to be quite common, but could it be that all of these guys actually are crazy? Could it be true that there is an overabundance of sociopaths roaming the streets, looking for the opportunity to…
I am a fan of Reality TV. Can’t get enough. Court shows are the best. And no, I don’t watch because I get a kick out of watching complete strangers make fools of themselves so that I might feel superior by comparison. Quite the opposite. I watch because I get a very clear (if maybe slightly distorted) view of what it looks like when I am all up in my feelings. And as much as some of us might want to set ourselves apart from the nonsense that is played out onscreen, the fact is that it is merely a…
Recently, a good friend of mine asked me following: How do you know when it’s time to let go of a long-term relationship? She’s been with her guy on and off for a number of years. They’ve been through a lot; vast physical separation, infidelity, in between loves, times of extreme joy and times of equally extreme pain. Through it all they’ve managed to spend the last two years in relative peace. No states or countries separating them, no other men or women distracting them and, having both moved to a city far from their hometown, no family or friends to fall back…
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