life rants relationships 

The Dating Rat Race

  Doesn’t anyone date anymore?   I am on the brink of turning 42 years old and have been divorced for over a year and a half now. Since rejoining the dating scene, I’ve come to believe that technology has dumbed us down when it comes to dating. Between online personals, email, chat programs, apps and texting, it’s become a fast and furious rat race in getting to know someone. Technology might have made life easier, but it has made love harder to find. The act of courting a woman seems…

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life relationships youth 

Some Kind of…?

(Revised and edited 12/30/13) The first relationship I had with a narcissist, aside from the Mom-ster, started my senior year of high school, in 1990. It really wasn’t a relationship by any stretch of the imagination and was dysfunctional in almost every way. It started out as a mere flirtation between JD and I. We had been friends all through our school years. JD had this air of confidence, a witty sense of humor, always dressed very well and we liked a lot of the same things. He was also completely unavailable,…

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