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Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - there is joy in the tangle of their limbs in the feel of slick sweat slowly drying on their skin in the breaths that mingle as they lay nose to nose and their hearts keep time with each other there is peace in that room in the world they’ve built together where the chaos brewing […]

The Meaning Of Pearl Engagement Rings by Kevin Pham

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - The engagement is that milestone is a couple’s life when they decide to solidify their relationship in the hope of getting married in the not too distant future. An engagement varies from culture to culture around the globe, but one thing for sure is that it’s a happy moment that is celebrated and the beginning […]

Father’s Day: On Breaking Bread

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - During this month as we celebrate father figures in our lives, I have been pulled to a story I learned about my Grandpa Kelson a number of years ago when I was enrolled in an “Introduction to International Business” course. As is often the case when I am in a class my own dad is […]

Victim-blaming abuse survivors is re-abusing them: How we can all be better

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I wrote this essay in fall 2014 because I’m a survivor of domestic violence who was badly triggered by the Ray Rice abuse video. My essay has since been published in two different online magazines, then subsequently removed without warning, and without explanation, despite my inquiries. Deep gratitude to Shawna Ayoub Ainslie, Kara Post-Kennedy, and […]

5 New Additions to My Self-Care Routine

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I’ve been absent from content creation lately, and not by choice. Some unexpected circumstances have meant that I have had to focus all my energy on the bare minimum needed to keep the home and toddler in check, leaving none to write. There has been a silver lining to all this, though! I’ve had to […]

On Having Babies

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - So, motherhood. I am an almost 32-year-old woman without children. I have been married for over 6 years, my husband and I are financially sufficient to support a child, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I am CONSTANTLY bombarded with images, verbiage, and other forms of communication about our lack of children […]

The Adventures of Dumpster Boy: Discarded after Divorce

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Triggers. I hate triggers. Monday was my birthday and I was winding down the day. Like most of my birthdays, I try to keep things low key. I still woke up early and went to work, and after work I did my usual routine of going out to eat with a friend. The only gift […]

Teaching an old dog new…what did you call me???

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - As I get older and more stuck in my ways, its become harder to find people who aren’t incredibly overprotective. Not of their kids, nope. Overprotective of their own hearts. Not only that, they withhold even trying to love outward. I get it for the most part, but letting go of our hurtful pasts doesn’t […]


Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Phone rings or it doesn’t ring Creditors, banks, “loss recovery” If only they’d help me with this grief Bumper-car belly growing all around me So thick no embrace can reach the ache I leave wet sheets in my tear-stained wake Snot gloms in my raw, red throat Gummy gagging me til I choke. I roll […]

There’s No Room for Selfishness in Relationships

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - If you’re in a relationship solely seeking the benefits of what someone else can do for you, then perhaps a relationship may not be what you’re ready for yet. Whether you’re seeking a partner for a long-term commitment or marriage, any relationship requires two people working together towards common goals, if they be family, economics, […]

Welcome to Heart and Humanity Magazine!

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Welcome to Heart and Humanity Magazine, the latest incarnation of the ever-expanding venue The Relationship Blogger which is the brain (and heart) child of mental wellness and relationship coach Raymond Baxter. In his words, “this site began as a home for what he has learned through personal experience and work with individuals in the Mental […]

4 Reasons You’re Growing Apart

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - This is a Sponsored post for which we have been financially compensated for. Our sponsored post section is not written by our team and is entirely reflective of the views and beliefs of the post author. It is normal for couples to grow apart with time. In some cases it is a natural process simply […]

Band of Brothers

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I made two big mistakes on Super Bowl Sunday of 2017. Don’t ask me which teams were in the game or who won. I have no clue because I couldn’t care less about football in general and especially the Super Bowl. Were those my mistakes?  No. Well, what were they? On that particular Sunday, I […]