Tag: Relationships

Where have they seen me before?

Right before I started the doctoral program, I had enrolled in a certificate program for leadership in public health. It was aimed at professionals who worked full time, but it had a couple of shortcomings. First, the assignments required working in groups at a time when there wasn’t a particularly good online/remote way of doing it. Second, the assignments themselves…

How to know when “the one” is “The One”

I sat for a conversation with a friend yesterday, and we got to talking about relationships. I told her about that one relationship I had which almost drove me into the ground in so many ways a few years ago. But then I told her about my marriage, and how my wife and I started dating nine years ago this…

Oh, the mistakes you’ll make (in relationships)

I once (or twice) joked with friends that we are all allowed one really bad relationship to make us appreciate ourselves and others more. For me, that relationship happened a little over 10 years ago. I was in my early 20s, and I decided that it would be a good idea to date a woman I worked with. She was…

Two to Tango, More to Tangle

When I was in high school and college, I was always amazed at the number of kids who decided that it was a perfectly good idea to try and date more than one person at a time. I was even more amazed at the risks that some of them took in sleeping with a different person every weekend. They carried…

“Just Not That Kind”

She kept on swirling her coffee well beyond the point where the everything mixed together. The concept of time was foreign to her on that morning, especially after all that happened the previous night. “Forget about it,” she whispered to herself. Her mind told her to let it go because it would be better that way. Still, she couldn’t let…