Why Anna Duggar Is So Disempowered!

I'm sure everybody has their own ideas and opinions about what Anna Duggar should and shouldn't do since her husband Josh was outed as a cheater on Ashley Madison. Check out one Georgia mom's open letter to Anna Duggar which has gone viral. It's a cautionary tale to all parents out there, especially moms, to empower their daughters with a strong sense of self, high standards and healthy boundaries. And with an education, a key factor in making sure women always have options, and never find themselves stuck in situations they can't get out of. "I wish more people would talk about Anna...Anna Duggar was crippled by her parents by receiving no education, having no work experience (or life experience, for that matter) and then was shackled to this loser because his family was famous in their religious circle...Anna Duggar was taught that her sole purpose in life, the most meaningful thing she could do, was to be chaste and proper, a devout wife, and a mother... Anna, can't divorce because the religious environment she was brought up would blame her and ostracize her for it, and even if she would risk that, she has no education and no work experience to fall back on, so how does she support her kids?"  http://eonli.ne/1NTtGpX #girlpower #girlfriend911

Sex And Tinder!

This article "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'" from  Vanity Fair's September issue  is a must-read. I think it's sad on many levels. It clearly points out that with the convergence of the "hookup culture" (sexual hookup without strings attached) and dating apps like Tinder, we are regressing as a society. It seems true emotional connections and intimacy rarely exist anymore, and people's priorities have shifted from finding long-term, healthy, happy relationships, to ordering up a sex partner online like you would a food-delivery service. Instant gratification versus courtship, dating and really getting to know someone before having sex with them.  And what does this all mean for women?  Does the abundance of online options make women feel fabulous, free and confident? Or when men have a surplus of women and sex, is there no incentive for them to commit to one person? And finally,  the million dollar question posed in this article,  ultimately where is this all going to go? "Can men and women ever find true intimacy in a world where communication is mediated by screens; or trust when they know their partner has an array of other easily accessible options?" I wish I felt more optimistic about it all, but I don't! http://vnty.fr/1MN0SlU

Dear GF911: He's Not Asking Me Out

Dear Gf911,
I read your book and loved it!! So here's my question. I met a guy at a party. We spent the whole night talking and he asked for my number. He called me a few days later and asked me out. We went out on one date. We had a really good time and I genuinely like him. He called me two days after the date and we had a good chat.  On the call he said he'd loved to go out again and I reiterated the same. A few more days later he texted me happy new year and I responded by wishing him a happy new year as well. Ten more days have gone by since then with no word from him.  Then yesterday he texted me "Hello Young Lady" Okay so I'm "reading the signs" and clearly they are showing me there is no urgency from him to ask me out, or see me again. In your book you say we should always follow the man's lead at the beginning of the dating process so I wanted to respond back and say "Well, hello gentlemen" Is this the right thing to do? Or should I just ignore him?
GF911 fan

Dear GF911 fan, 
Thanks for reading my book and I'm really glad you loved it! Firstly, good for you for "reading the signs" that are so clearly telling you this guy is not where you need him to be. As you said you liked him, I do think it's worth responding and I think

Movie Couples Who Would Have Broken Up In Real Life

Movie Couples Who Would Have Broken Up In Real Life:

#1: Danny and Sandy -- high school sweethearts: I really hope not, didn't they ride off into the sunset and live happily ever after? Grease is one of my all time favourite movies :) http://bit.ly/1DQB8lj

6 Reasons Why You Let Go Of Toxic Relationships

I wrote Girlfriend 911 in part to show women why it's so important to let go of toxic relationships and how to finally do it. In my book I provide a step-by-step program with tools to help you stay strong, stay in your power and retain your self-respect and dignity, all while letting go of something that you don't want to let go of, something that is so incredibly painful, hard and difficult. I went through that horrible process myself and wanted to share my experience with other women. 

"You let go of a toxic and unhealthy relationship not because you are weak, not because you no longer love the other person, but because you are strong enough to understand that there are times when two people will be a lot happier if they go separate ways than if they stay together. There comes a time in our lives when we have to do what’s right and to honor not only ourselves, but also the people around us. Remember, it’s the relationship that you are letting go of but not the love you have for the other person. " Luminita Daniela Saviuc 

Here are 6 compelling reasons why letting go of something that isn't working is always the best path to follow: http://bit.ly/1UzdCgY

Mindy Kalings Guide To Killer Confidence

One of the key ingredients to a happy and healthy relationship is having confidence in yourself. When you have a great sense of self worth and self respect, you are more likely to make good decisions when it comes to picking the right partner. So how do you gain confidence? I think Mindy Kaling has some great tips. http://glmr.me/1KUzjX2

How Sex Isn't The Only Form Of Infidelity In Relationships These Days

I love this article. I think you'd be surprised to find out what is causing the demise of relationships these days. It's probably not what you're thinking, but "this type of cheating causes much more damage than that of any sexual affair." Check it out: http://elitedai.ly/1Id6cZ4