Your Best Is Enough

YOU DON'T NEED TO CONVINCE ANYONE TO LOVE YOU Dear Prov-alone People tend to say that the person that cares LEAST in a relationship has the most power. But today it's important that you learn how untrue that is--and the power you always have to say no. One of the most silly and damaging things … Continue reading Your Best Is Enough

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Investment VS Interest: Why You Need to Know the Difference

THIS IS WHY YOU HATE DATING Dear Prov-alone, There is a phenomenon that most, if not ALL people experience. It is a great cosmic rule (or joke) that if you are interested in a person, they rarely return those feelings. However, if you DON'T like someone, they love you. You have more than likely experienced … Continue reading Investment VS Interest: Why You Need to Know the Difference

Do You Want to Get Married?

BUT LIKE, SERIOUSLY Dear Prov-alone, This post begins with a question: Do you want to get married? Maybe you go on dates. Maybe you SAY you want a relationship. Maybe you say you want to be married. But do you, actually? Dr Wendy L Watson Nelson gave an address at BYU a few years ago … Continue reading Do You Want to Get Married?

The Ballad of the Lonely

WHY YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ALWAYS END ON A SOUR NOTE Dear Provo-lone, There's a song we've all come to know. We sing it at our low times. Some sing it more than others. It's the ballad of the lonely. The chorus chants the repetition of our failures, and the verses are filled with stories we use … Continue reading The Ballad of the Lonely

Forever Alone? There’s An App for That

SO MANY OPTIONS MAY BE THE PROBLEM Dear Prov-alone, Living in Silicon Slopes, you've probably met an entrepreneur or two. Especially if you've ever been to Belmont hot tub. Utah is a thriving metropolitan area where everyone wants to start their own business and market to each other. Marketing is a tricky and elusive avenue … Continue reading Forever Alone? There’s An App for That

Home Alone for the Holidays

PART TWO Dear Prov-alone, In light of the holidays, you are¬†painfully aware¬†of how single you are. Your mom, your Aunt Susan, your grandparents--they are all asking about your dating life. They're making passive aggressive comments, (and sometimes aggressive-aggressive comments) about how much happier you'd be if you weren't alone. As if you didn't already know. … Continue reading Home Alone for the Holidays

I Still Believe In You

PART ONE Dear Provo-lone, Every once in a while, someone comes along that changes you. This person is the one you love with everything you have, and then one day...they break you. In a way you've never been hurt before. Despite putting the pieces back together, you're never really the same. Relationships, dates, and other … Continue reading I Still Believe In You