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How an Expiration Date Gave me Permission to Love

Recently I read this post: I’m Dating Someone who will Definitely Leave Me.  And it’s Awesome. I could totally relate. I’m dating a man that knows he’s most likely going to have to move sometime in the next few months. He asked if I could come over and cuddle. He’d ...

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Embracing Change, Navigating Asexuality in Romantic Love

This post was written over a month ago, so note that as you read any references to time and dates. “How can I love this woman so much and not want to have sex with her?!” was the question he had posed to himself, probably many, many times as our ...

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My Sexual Revolution, A Never Ending Story

I was at a sex geek meet-up I co-facilitate recently and a friend mentioned her sexual revolution.  I’ve been wanting that to be a topic for discussion at our monthly meet-ups but it hasn’t made it’s way to the winning topic slot.  (We vote on our topics.) Then in the ...

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New Stages Bring New Challenges

Learning who I am without someone was one stage.   Learning who I am with someone is a new stage. I spent the year after my split from my husband of 18 years learning a lot about who I am without him.  I sat in his shadow for 2 decades. ...

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Letting Go of Relationship Killing Thoughts

Letting go.  It’s hard to do.  How does one let go of the plane when they jump out?  They have faith their parachute will open, that’s how. Relationships, they don’t come with a parachute.  I guess you could say that as the relationship builds, so does your relationship parachute.  But ...

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After I Went Down the Rabbit Hole of Loverships

Last week I wrote about “Lovership”, the idea that I connect with some friends in a more intimate way, which for me includes a lot of touching, and how we can appear as lovers, we are so close.   The writing of that post took me way too long.  Thankfully ...

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Baggage Claim

I’ve been unusually worried about an upcoming date.  Not my date.  The man I’ve been seeing for a few months…his date. Our budding relationship is different than any relationship I have been in up to this point.  The biggest difference is that I actually fall right into a submissive role with ...

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Balance

I exhale with a smile of satisfaction on my face.  I’m very zen.  I feel so at peace with life right now, and it isn’t just because of the amazing ashiatsu massage I had this morning.  (Seriously, the best massage I’ve ever had.  If you are in the southwest Michigan ...

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Date Etiquette

It’s the day after a date.  Will he text me?  Will I text him?  That is what runs through my head, if in fact I enjoyed my date.  And if I enjoyed my date, he knows.  Or I hope he knows.  I’m fairly forward and now days have zero issue ...

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How to Conquer Rejection

I recently shared my story of my first rejection.  Here is where the story picks up… It had been a few weeks since my first rejection.  I got a lovely message from a very attractive gentleman on my usual dating site.  We spent the week having long conversations on the ...

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