How to tell your best friend you’re in love with them

It was supposed to go the way things do in the movies. Nora would tell her best friend that she loved him, he would feel the same way and then they would kiss – preferably in the rain. So when the 30-year-old arts manager declared her love for her best friend when they were still teenagers, she expected a happy ending. “I was so convinced that if you’re best friends and one of you starts getting feelings, the other person would match you.” Sadly, that was not to be the…

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How to choose love over lust in everyday life

Here are 5 ways to see those around us for who they truly are. When I’m at the gym, I watch a lot of TED talks and listen to a lot of podcasts about healthy relationships and chastity. Recently I watched a talk about the difference between love and lust, and the presenter described lust as an essential component of a romantic relationship. She gave examples of how to reignite a lustful energy in one’s relationship. In her attempt to help couples this speaker got something very wrong about love…

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