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The New Age Paradox, Part 4: The Relationship Stock Market, and Further Reflections on My Time with a New Age Girl

Any relationship is an investment.  You put in energy, time, emotion, stress, effort and finances, you may give up parts of your dreams and life plans for it, but, in return, it can come to satisfy you in ways you have pre-determined you want to be satisfied, and also in ways you couldn’t have imagined.  … Continue reading The New Age Paradox, Part 4: The Relationship Stock Market, and Further Reflections on My Time with a New Age Girl

The New Age Paradox, Part 3: That One Guy Friend

In case you didn’t catch part 1 of the New Age Paradox, here’s a recap: The New Age Girl, this is what she would say: “I need you to talk about what you’re feeling.  But I don’t want the whole story, about what you’re feeling.  Don’t talk too much.  It’s overwhelming.  Tell it to me … Continue reading The New Age Paradox, Part 3: That One Guy Friend

The New Age Paradox, Part 2: The Men’s Group

There were a bunch of things the New Age Girl still “needed” me to do before our relationship was put on the chopping block. I started regularly going to yoga with her, which I sucked at. I started hiking the butte with her after work (at which I’d spent all day on my feet, hiking an actual mountain range, doing actual work). I’d already gone to see the therapist, like she asked...

Dating and the Application of the Scientific Method to Dating: How to Scientifically Determine If Your Partner Is a Skeaze

I want to address some points here brought up by my 22-year old niece, about dating.  Before recently dumping her, her boyfriend made some interesting accusations about her behavior that she couldn’t quite understand.  And I, as an older and wiser, objective adult, upon hearing them, couldn’t allay her confusion or fears with some platitudinous … Continue reading Dating and the Application of the Scientific Method to Dating: How to Scientifically Determine If Your Partner Is a Skeaze