• Lauren Skirvin on Love Hurts

    How He Became Broken: 3 Ways Men Never Fully Recover From Heartbreak

    How He Became Broken: 3 Ways Men Never Fully Recover From Heartbreak

    Our generation has become accustomed to the idea that we will marry and start a family much later than our parents did. If you live in a big city or have an unconventional job (i.e., anything artistic or one that requires you to travel a lot), that timeline often gets pushed back even further. It […]
  • Lauren Skirvin on Love Hurts

    Your Brain On Boys: 4 Thoughts Girls Have When Starting A New Romance

    Your Brain On Boys: 4 Thoughts Girls Have When Starting A New Romance

    The only thing scarier than being single is being in the beginning stages of a relationship. When you're single and the months turn to years, you fear you may never meet someone. You worry you will become a spinster, and the only living, breathing thing that will ever love you is a cat. You dread […]
  • Lauren Skirvin on Love Hurts

    Gray Area: Why You Should Move On From The Guy Who's Just Not For You

    Gray Area: Why You Should Move On From The Guy Who's Just Not For You

    The story always starts the same: “He hasn't really reached out to me in the last couple of days, but… …he's been so busy with work. …he's training for a marathon, so he's probably exhausted. …his mom is coming into town next week, so I bet he is preparing for that.” Women tell themselves and/or […]
  • Lauren Skirvin on Gun Control

    What Can We Do About America's Gun Problem?

    What Can We Do About America's Gun Problem?

    Another day, another shooting. We hardly even bat an eyelash anymore. We hope it doesn't happen to us or anyone we love, but, barring that, it doesn't even shock us anymore. It's a cycle; every month or couple of months, a devastating mass shooting occurs and we're overwhelmed by sadness and disgust. We read the […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    The Absolute Tragedy Of Meeting The Love Of Your Life At The Wrong Time

    The Absolute Tragedy Of Meeting The Love Of Your Life At The Wrong Time

    Breakups are always hard because you have to mourn someone you loved and lost. But, time heals everything, and eventually, you'll meet someone else. Eventually, that former lover will become a distant memory. But, this kind of breakup is not the same. This breakup happened with a person who, no matter what you do, you […]
  • Lauren Skirvin on No Place Like Home

    3 Types Of People, Places And Things That Drive Los Angelenos Crazy

    3 Types Of People, Places And Things That Drive Los Angelenos Crazy

    I've lived in Los Angeles for almost seven years now. Frankly, I don't know why the majority of the US population isn't crammed into Southern California. Coming from Indiana and then Chicago, the weather alone is enough reason enough for me to never leave and wonder why it took me so long to arrive. But […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    5 Ways My Relationship Mentality Had To Change In Order To Find One

    5 Ways My Relationship Mentality Had To Change In Order To Find One

    I'm 30 years old and still don't know if I fully understand love, or if I'm even mature enough to handle it. But, I can tell you one thing: I have learned so many valuable lessons from the countless relationships I have managed to ruin. For someone like me, relationships have never come easily. Some […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    The 5 Worst Types Of Men Every Woman Should Avoid Like The Plague

    The 5 Worst Types Of Men Every Woman Should Avoid Like The Plague

    Dating is a very good learning experience. You find out what you like and don't like in potential mates, and you also get to know a lot about yourself. The search for love can be frustrating, though, and sometimes, you'll find yourself wanting to overlook certain qualities in order to finally end the search. But, […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    What It's Like To Be An Extremely Sensitive Person In A Relationship

    What It's Like To Be An Extremely Sensitive Person In A Relationship

    The most highly sensitive people are often hard to spot on the surface. They aren't the ones who are open with their emotions or easily moved to tears. They are usually, in fact, the exact opposite. They are the ones who are hard to get close to. They push people away at every opportunity. They […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    Why Timing Really Is Everything When It Comes To The Pursuit Of Love

    Why Timing Really Is Everything When It Comes To The Pursuit Of Love

    I have the reason why 75 percent of your potential love interests did not work out: timing. It seems so simple because it is. It's not a new or groundbreaking conclusion, but something about which people need to be reminded regularly and have pounded into their brains. Our egos can certainly get the best of […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Life

    Stop Missing Out On The Present Because You're Looking To The Future

    Stop Missing Out On The Present Because You're Looking To The Future

    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present. -Lao Tzu According to Lao Tzu, the key to peace and happiness is to “live in the present.” Seems easy enough; don't get ahead […]
  • Lauren Skirvin in Dating

    If You Really Like Her, Make These 4 Small Efforts To Show You Care

    If You Really Like Her, Make These 4 Small Efforts To Show You Care

    Listen up, boys: It's time we had a talk. I thought you were all mature enough to be able to handle dating others, but it seems as though you have stayed boys way longer than you were supposed to and, thus, have no idea what to do when confronted by a girl you like. To all […]