Flowchart: What to do when you discover you’re the side-chick, pt. 2 of 2

The first time I ever dated someone and discovered he had a girlfriend, I was 20 years old.  I remember feeling hurt and betrayed.  I remember thinking, “WHYYYYY didn’t he just tell me?  If he’d just told me first, I could have made a consensual, intelligent decision.”  I was jealous.  Angry.  Upset.  I told him…

Dear Elisa: I’ve been dating someone for 3 years, but I dream of my ex.


Dear Elisa,

I’m not exactly sure what to say. I’ve been with my girlfriend, Kath, for almost 3 years now but I haven’t been completely honest with her. It’s been 5 years since I broke up with my ex-girlfriend May Ann, yet I still love her and miss her so much. …..I didn’t really treat her that well. I was young, I was possessive of her, I got jealous so easily and end up pushing her away. By the time I realized my mistakes, it was too late. She was already happy with someone else.

I’ve been dreaming about May Ann….dreaming in my sleep. And now all I wanna do is

5 signs that you made the RIGHT life decision

You woke up before your alarm clock rang, wondering what to do.  You researched the answers on the internet until the sun rose.  You relentlessly asked your friends.  Or maybe you stared at the ceiling every night, hoping that your god, your ancestors, or a UFO, would send you an answer.

Finally, you made a choice.  I mean…. you had to.

So how do you know if your choice was the “RIGHT” one?  Take a step back and look at your own body and recent actions.  Your body knows the answer, often before your mind does!  Here are 5 signs that you have made the right decision.

 1.  You will feel relief.  You will feel inner freedom.  Wait….WTF does inner freedom feel like?


It feels a little like this, above.  But on the inside.

Here’s how your body will tell you: Take a breath.  Do you feel like your lungs are squeezed together with iron bands?


How to escape acting like an adult: an incomplete guide

how to escape adulthood

First, I acknowledge the irony of writing and publishing this post on the day it’s due. I’ve been MIA from this blog lately– I’ve been busy living up to the title of this article.

Usually, I write posts based upon what I’ve learned in efforts to help others avoid my mistakes. Recently, it’s crossed my mind that: what if I’m just totally delusional? And I’ve learned nothing?  Also, why do I assume everyone wants to learn?  What about people who don’t care to grow?  Well, here’s the perfect post for you.

How to escape acting like an adult: an incomplete guide
1. Think like a boxer when it comes to obligations: Bob and weave. Preferably find someone else to deflect punches towards.

Know what I did at work on Tuesday? I watched every YouTube video ever sent to me or posted by a Facebook friend over the past few weeks. I didn’t even have a fake work document up to feign I was getting shit done. I didn’t even bother to put in headphones as I listened to Adele singing car karaoke and Kevin Hart joking about “selling his ass” on the streets.