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    October 2013

    Dear Dr. Frankie: I am a woman in my 40's who just got out of a 7 year relationship with an alcoholic. It took me 2 years to get myself back, well I met a beautiful woman we had a few dates and realized that we had everything in common (well except music) we can talk about anything and everything, we are

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    Dear Dr. Frankie,

    My best friend was in an eight-year relationship but has had an affair for the past three years. She has left the eight-year relationship and started an open relationship with the person she had an affair with. The kicker is that I am in love with my best friend. I don't know how to handle these

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    Single lesbians often complain, “I don’t meet enough quality women.”  My first question is always, “Where are you looking?” In all of my experience as a matchmaker, there’s one simple activity that I try to convey about finding the woman of your dreams: We meet people we have things in common with us when we participate in activities we love. I’ve written

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    Dear Dr. Frankie,

    Lesbians are known to be extremely relationship focused. I have yet to go on a first or second date with a woman where she does not mention her past relationships. It's a big generalization, but with heterosexual dating people don't talk about their exes for quite some time, and definitely not as extensively as lesbians do.

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    With the recent DOMA ruling, coming out, and cutest couples, we think there is much to celebrate! Let's put this in perspective: nearly 25% of the United States recognize same-sex marriages, a same-sex couple won “Cutest Couple,” at a New York City high school (pictured above), and an NBA star came out last spring, receiving praise and accolades for taking

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    I know many of you are anxiously anticipating the impending Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Some of you have sent me questions about what DOMA is, what it means, and what it will mean for our community if it is overturned. This month's newsletter will hopefully clear up some of your questions about how DOMA

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    Cycle of ViolencePhase One: Tension BuildingTension in the relationship begins to build.  The abuser can be emotionally abusive and behavior becomes more frequent, hostile, and for longer durations of time. During this phase the abused individual usually tries to appease, apologize, and/or avoid perceived

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    Boundary StatesAn individual’s boundaries can vary depending upon the type of relationship, situation, or recent stressors one has experienced. Most people fall into one of the categories listed below and may be more or less extreme; depending on how many characteristics they meet for each criteria.  If you read through this and discover that many of the items under one

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