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Loving Yourself First

Loving Yourself First (Rejoining the World)       You’ve probably heard it a million times: Loving yourself first is indispensable before you begin searching for love. But there’s a long distance from knowing the concept, to living it. What do you do when, over and over, the world gives you evidence that you’re a misfit? Loving …

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Stages in Love

Stages in Love: A Reflection on Romance

Friend to Lovers: A Reflection on Romance and The Stages in Love (Partially Edited Transcript) The Stages in Love according to my mother: Romance, Disillusion and Joy.     Some people don’t know this, but my parents were quasi-famous in the church circles where I grew up, in the Dominican Republic. They devoted their lives …

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Modern Dating After Divorce

The Contradictory Rules: Modern Dating After Divorce. Between double standards and old-fashioned rules, dating after divorce didn’t come natural to me. It required re-connecting with instincts I had lost many years ago.      My mother used to say, “Daring the Devil isn’t the same as seeing him arrive.”      Her advice crossed my …

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