This article appeared first in The Huffington Post Women's section. The question of whether Ben Affleck did or did not cheat with the nanny on his soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Garner has gotten me wondering how many times Jen must've taken him back over the years and...

This story was first featured in HuffPo GPS for the Soul. Are you dating a Casanova? Casanova (via The Urban Dictionary): A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting and seducing beautiful women into the bedroom. Once he accomplishes his goal, he leaves the woman...

This post first appeared on my literary site The Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful. My husband is a very canny man. But I didn't realize exactly how much so until last Mother's Day. I'd convinced him we should spend it with his mother. (Did an inchoate Dread shadow...

Hello Relationship Warrior and welcome to week 7 of The Asshat Recovery Program online. If this is your first visit and you want to start from the beginning CLICK HERE. This week I reveal Red Flag #6 that you might be dating an Asshat and need to...

If your (wo)man does attend an event with family and friends, he makes sure you pay by acting like a grumpy mute the whole time. He won't talk. Or smile. Or engage in any conversations. (This goes for female Asshats too, but I use the male...

Hello Relationship Warrior, welcome to week 5 of The Asshat Recovery Program online. If this is your first visit and you want to start from the beginning CLICK HERE. This week I reveal the 4th Red Flag that you might be dating an Asshat and need...

Excerpt: "My breasts were really quite put out. I'd already extorted six months of breast-feeding out of them back in 2005 so they stood there, tapping their stilettos, demanding to know why in God's name they had to go commando under a cooking apron with...

Toxic people actually tell you they’re toxic. People will tell you who they are. And when they do, you’ve got to listen. I previously described, HERE, a colleague and a romantic partner who told me they were toxic from the get-go. I decided to overlook these warnings because...

The Toxic Man (or Woman) is Unreliable and Inconsistent. Unreliability is an important red flag that will usually pop up in the early stages of the relationship. So it’s a good idea to pay attention before you fall under the toxic (wo)man’s thrall. If your date tells you...

Now that you've answered my questionnaire and determined you may, indeed, be bad at avoiding relationships and even friendships with Asshats, be sure to bookmark this page. Because over the next nine weeks I'm going to take you on an in-depth tour of 9 Red Flags...