Toxic Friends, Life Jackets, and Champagne

Dear Readers:

I have received countless letters on unequal and toxic relationships whether romantic partners, business associates, friends, or family.  

I wrote this for another publication but it was rejected for “sounding young,” amongst other issues.  What do you think?  Is it only the young (or the old and immature) who experience toxic relationships?  Please comment and share!

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Vegas Divorce Party: I Don’t Want to Go!

Dear Robin:

My girlfriend Angie is throwing herself a “Divorce Party” and making a really big deal out of it. She wants to travel to Vegas and make it like a batchelorette party with ten women, except celebrating her divorce.

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Why Did You Do That, Robin?

Dear Readers:

Yes, I understand this is Monday, not Friday and therefore Friday Feedback, but I can’t sit on these thoughts until the end of the week.  It’s not simply that I’m bursting to express myself like a new mother stuck in a long meeting, but also that my 45-year-old brain has been incredibly forgetful as of late.  

If I don’t write this down today I’ll lose it into the ether of middle-aged forgetfulness, where it can be reunited with my glasses, my car keys and the reason I exit my office to go downstairs every few hours, only to wonder what the hell I am doing there.

Let’s just dive right in because this is a very touchy subject (ha!) and I’d rather not pussyfoot around before forcing my views on you (double ha!).

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