Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Right In Front Of Your Eyes

Posted by    |    December 15th, 2011 at 6:00 am

“If it was a snake, it would have jumped up and bit you.” This is my mother’s favorite response to obvious questions such as ‘where is the remote?’ when it turns out to be sitting on the coffee table right in front of you. But what if the thing that is right in front of you is the person you are meant to be with for the rest of your life?

Most romantic movies touch on the idea of “the friend” character, who is head over heels for the main character, who, of course, doesn’t realize it. These two usually end up together in the end, as the main character says something along the lines of I can’t believe you were right in front of me all this time and I didn’t see it! Eloquent and non-cliché, I know. (more…)

One Other Thing…

Posted by    |    October 6th, 2011 at 6:00 am

Has your man ever told you advice he received from his friends? Did you immediately think to yourself, “What the heck?! Don’t ever do that!”

Well, after watching the short film, One Other Thing, you will. This film shows the workings of a modern relationships and how easily things turn sour when friends get involved.

One Other Thing is a hilarious snippet into the life of guy friends and the advice they give one another. Matt and his friend Tom come back to Matt’s place after a day together to find a note from Matt’s girlfriend telling him she wants a break. (more…)

Friend Fallout

Posted by    |    August 8th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Four strands of rope...“You’ve changed.”

Words that are often uttered amongst friends after the two groups realize the other isn’t the same anymore.

People naturally grow apart when there is no time or effort invested, and that’s because people honestly do change. Music, activities, likes/dislikes, preferences – everything – is cultivated by our surroundings and those in them.

Hoarding: Friends Edition

Posted by    |    June 27th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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“______ has now accepted your friend request,” reads your pop-up. Ah, the satisfaction of adding another friend to your endless friends list. Your day has now gotten that much sweeter.

Since activating accounts on Facebook became as common as tying your shoes, reaching out to old friends, new friends and family members has never been easier. But how many people are actually friends with the 557 people on their friends list? Do we keep adding users because we feel accepted and appreciated when that one person decides that we are worthy of viewing their account? (more…)

How OK are you with being Alone?

Posted by    |    October 18th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

The hardest part of divorce for me is not the single parenting part. In fact, it can be argued by everyone including my ex that I was a single parent the majority of the marriage anyway. No, the hardest part of the divorce is when the kids are gone with him for the weekend. Thanks to wonderful loving friends, the transition has not been as difficult as it could be.

However, there are times when the kids are gone that there really isn’t anyone or anything to fill the void that comes from having been part of a in-tact family to being a single mother alone for the weekend.

For me, the answer was to re-discover interests like running, traveling and volunteering. In other words, I’m using the fall out of a failed relationship to recover parts of myself that had long been buried. And as much as I enjoy going out and socializing often, part of that process is actually choosing to spend time home, alone even on a weekend night and liking it.

I have single friends that find this idea anathema. “Who ARE you? You’re going to stay IN on Saturday night? You want to read and go to bed EARLY and ALONE?”

Well, yes. As a matter of fact, I do. In fact, I think I’m becoming a stronger and healthier person by allowing myself time alone. A lot of people break up with a partner or spouse and decide, “Well that person wasn’t right..I will go find someone that is.”