Accept that LOVE is Enough – Acceptance (Grief Stage 5)

“Acceptance is not about liking a situation. It is about acknowledging all that has been lost and learning to live with that loss.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving The final “aspect” of grief is Acceptance. And this makes me wonder if life isn’t just one big ‘ole ball of grief … More Accept that LOVE is Enough – Acceptance (Grief Stage 5)

How Much is that Man in the Window? Bargaining (Grief Stage 3)

“Guilt is often bargaining’s companion.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving After calming down from the anger over my singleness, I want to take some kind of action. I want some control back! Well, wanting control back would make the assumption that I ever really had “control” over this single thing … More How Much is that Man in the Window? Bargaining (Grief Stage 3)

Living and Loving in “Denial” (Grief Stage 1)

“Denial is more symbolic than literal.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving So how have I been in denial about being single? I can think of several ways: Trying to make a man love me; holding on to a “fantasy relationship;” seeking romantic relationships to make me happy and to fill … More Living and Loving in “Denial” (Grief Stage 1)

Last Day of April – Imperfections All Over the Place

I purposely postponed my last day of April post for today. No really, I just forgot to type it up. Good thing I’m not perfect! So because yesterday was the last day of April, it’s time to wrap up the topic of “perfection” and “perfectionism” and choose a new topic for May. It feels like … More Last Day of April – Imperfections All Over the Place

Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) – Abandoned By a Lover Part 1

We met on an uncharacteristically warm day in early October for dinner at an Indian restaurant. He was quirky, witty, and cute…totally my type. We had a delightful, insightful conversation over Chicken Shawarma, rice, vegetables, and wine. I laughed, he laughed, we asked questions of each other, we listened to one another. He told me … More Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be?) – Abandoned By a Lover Part 1