Erika doesn’t hesitate to introduce herself, handing people her card and urging them to sign up for her site. A surprisingly high amount of them do. Not since Louis Armstrong has the A Train seemed so romantic.
It’s true that you rarely hear about the breakup that just went great, with both parties emerging unscathed and even happy about the outcome. These unicorns of the breakup world are rare, but they do exist.
Last week, we coined the term “FOBU” (Fear of Breaking Up). Since then, we’ve had an outpouring of responses from people looking to share their FOBU stories. Here are a few of the most poignant from around the web.
These aren’t big regrets. These aren’t relationship-ending offenses. These aren’t the straws that broke backs, or watershed moments. They’re just little things that I’m sorry about.
Dating While Sober can be a hassle, but to most of us, it’s worth it—mainly because we got sober to live as full lives as possible, a goal that includes finding the right mate.
You begin to wonder when the next wedding spent with your better half will be your own.
When we finally got engaged, it felt like the end of a long-fought battle that I had won. And as an overachiever, I liked very much to win.
“Every day there’s a new Facebook engagement but I have to remember: that has nothing to do with me. If I get married next year or 10 years down the line, my choices are still valid and I can still be happy.”
“I’m Going to Stop Texting People ‘I’m Going to Die Alone’” + More Dating & Relationship Resolutions
We asked our readers, contributors, and friends of HowAboutWe to tell us what they’d like to work on in 2013 when it comes to their dating lives or relationships. Here’s what they had to say.