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Protect And Defend The One You Love

It was such a great visit! Meeting Trevor’s mom for the first time went well. Ashlee and Trevor left his mom’s house with the seal of approval and hope for a future…until the phone rang. Trevor’s mom could easily be heard screaming through the back of Trevor’s Smartphone as he tensed up under the attack. Ashlee sat listening with tears filling her eyes as Trevor’s mom demanded that he break …Read More

The Key To Dating With Realistic Expectations

Align expectations with reality and you will be less likely to be disappointed. Tyler said he was madly in love with the Mercedes-Benz AMG. So, he bought a Kia Scion and was convinced that his “influence” over the car would transform it into the AMG that he really wanted. He saw the potential. He had hope. How crazy is that? Well, you might think that is a little nuts, but …Read More

3 Dating Tune-up Tips You Need To Move Forward

“Ugh. Worse than I expected. Again. Sure glad we caught this before it became a bigger problem.” These sobering words could be spoken by a car owner or… someone in a dating relationship. Cars come with a service schedule to remind us to check the condition of our precious vehicle to make sure it is running smoothly. How nice would it be to have routine maintenance on our dating relationships …Read More

Love Is Whatever You Want It To Be

I love my new hair cut. I love my car. I love swimming in the ocean. I love my mom. I love my husband. Equally and unconditionally? No wonder love is confusing! Love. The English language does not do justice to the word love, it has been overused and watered down to the point of almost being empty. Love is a sacred word, but the way our culture has chopped …Read More

8 Reasons To Date Your Uber Driver

“Uber” is the new name in town and for good reason. Taxis, it seems, have some serious competition now that Uber is attracting more and more attention. Taxis haven not had to work too hard in the past as the vehicle of getting from here to there because they were they only option. If “Taxi” and “Uber” were, let’s say, the two most eligible singles, who would you choose to …Read More

3 Ways to Detail Your Dating Style

She was stranded. The smoke pouring out from under the hood told her she was not getting back in her car. Her call came when I was sitting in my car in a parking lot finishing my cobb salad with a plastic fork. When I came to pick her up, I had to help her gather her textbooks from the back seat. A sticky wrapper from last month’s protein bar …Read More

3 Tips To Restore A Relationship

Does your relationship need to be restored? Cars, just like relationships, can incur damage as well as normal wear and tear. Two people will need to go through a similar thought process to achieve the best results restoring a car as they would when the goal is to restore a relationship. How to restore a relationship in car terms: Have a plan/evaluation – top to bottom, inside and out “Inspect …Read More

5 Marriage Tips To Get Your Way

“Marriage is about learning to compromise.” That statement is great in theory, but the reality in many marriages is that “compromising” often turns into bargaining or negotiating to get your way. Compromising involves the expectation that the other person is going to meet you halfway, or at least part of the way. Again, great in theory but very rarely does it happen without conflict and often with feelings of being …Read More

9 Things Italian Women Want In Dating

Frederica and Julia looked at each other to see which of them would answer my question about dating. Frederica began, “I am not dating.” She continued, “ I am only 25 and too young to be married.” Frederica went on to explain that in Italy, most students do not get out of school until 24 or 25 and then need to build careers before dating or marriage. It is not …Read More