Crush: extinction #52essays2017 #Essay6

Dying. Dead. Buried. Everything about him that I respected, admired, enjoyed. Gone. Killed by a single gesture that extinguished all others that preceded it. The way he made me feel d him was changed irreparably, irrevocably by that one action. A

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Crush: evolution #52essays2017 #Essay5

The fifth essay in #52essays2017 challenge - evolution of a crush.

Four weeks. Give or take a day or two. That’s how long it took. Takes. For my crush to run its course. But my crush didn’t just stop. It didn’t run face first into a firmly closed door, and bloody and smash

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Crush: anatomy #52essays2017 #Essay3

The third essay in #52essays2017 challenge - anatomy of a crush.

Oh, God. Really? Another crush? Why? Can’t I be done with this shit already? I’m 53 years old, and I’ve been single for 10 years. Of course, I haven’t exactly been a nun in that time, but since turning 50,

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5 things I learned about sex from being single for 10 years

5 things I learned about sex from being single for 10 years

This is a companion piece to the last post I wrote about the 10 Things I Learned From Being Single For 10 Years. Because you can’t talk about being single without discussing sex… 1. The desire for sex is always

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10 things I learned from being single for 10 years

10 things I learned from being single for 10 years

I’m in the process of relaunching my ebook series. What was Love & Other Stuff will soon be republished as Love & Other Brave Acts: Essays on Courage for Fearless and Fabulous Living. I’ve researched keywords, redesigned covers and rebadged

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Sunday Best – Love

sunday

Sunday Best is a curated list of articles I’ve read over the past week or so that I find enlightening, educational or just plain interesting. This week’s focus is on love, relationships and the dating game—all of which I’ve always struggled with.

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4 important lessons learned from Bali

Bali lessons learned

As you know, I’ve just returned from a trip to Bali. I went there for the Write A Bestseller Retreat at Sharing Bali. I think I also mentioned in a previous post somewhere that I had never been interested in

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What no one tells you about online dating

online dating

Reading Attached was a revelation. For the first time in my adult life, I felt empowered and in control of my relationship choices. As a result, I reactivated my online dating profile, keen to practise the “screening out of avoidants”

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The ex-files: to all the men I’ve loved before (Part 4)

The Ex Files - Diane Lee

If you haven’t read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of The Ex-Files you should. It will give you some context as to why I’m taking this self-indulgent trip down memory lane. John John has the dubious honour of being the

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The ex-files: to all the men I’ve loved before (Part 3)

The Ex Files - Diane Lee

If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2 of The Ex-Files you should. It will give you some context as to why I’m taking this self-indulgent trip down memory lane. Terry While I didn’t have a relationship with Terry

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