Posts by James Michael Sama

The Top 5 Reasons Why He Ghosted You

Have you ever felt like everything was going great, but then, *POOF*? Here’s what might’ve happened. If you’ve ever dated over the past few years, you know how things go sometimes: Meet on a dating app or through a friend, start talking and feverishly exchanging texts. Video chat a couple of times. Start getting really…

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10 No-Nonsense Tips For Keeping Romance Alive

Romance shouldn’t fade after the “honeymoon phase” of a relationship. It should strengthen as your partner becomes an even more important part of your life. Who even has the time? You mutter to yourself as you read an endless stream of headlines online about romance, dating, chivalry, courtship…many of which, probably written by me over the…

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How To Move On When Feelings Aren’t Mutual

Take back your power by moving forward when there’s nothing holding you back. We’ve ALL experienced a situation where we were on the giving end of feelings that weren’t being reciprocated. These experiences vary. For some, it was the beginning levels of interest that were never returned. For others, it came after years and years…

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10 Essential Life Skills Every Modern Man Needs

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein What does it mean to be a man of “value,” as Einstein once put it? The answers to this question have evolved over the generations as the role(s) of men in society have changed and altered due…

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3 Keys To Healing Your Heartbreak

All of us face heartbreak in our lives, so how can we learn better methods for healing and moving forward? You could be reading this because you’re fresh out of a relationship and feel like garbage. Maybe you’re 6 months out of a relationship and still feel like garbage. Or, maybe, you simply need some…

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5 Behaviors Mentally Strong People Don’t Tolerate

You can’t control how people act, but you can control what you accept from them. Every single day we’re faced with an internal question that we don’t often define to ourselves. Yet, it dictates the quality of almost every area of life. Our relationships, our careers, our friendships, our family life… The question is: What behaviors…

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5 Big Warning Signs Of A Toxic Partner

These red flags help to answer the question: “Should I stay or should I go?” One of the biggest causes I see of toxic relationships spiraling over time, is ignoring or not recognizing red flags early on. Naturally, if we’re excited about seeing someone new, we can give them a little slack with weird behaviors…

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15 Ways To Make Your Relationship Last

Just because our attention spans are getting shorter, doesn’t mean our relationships have to. We spend a lot of time talking about how to recognize a toxic person or a toxic relationship, but it’s also important to acknowledge what the right relationships look like, and how, when you’re in one, you can make it last. Here are…

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Is It You? 7 Behaviors That Push People Away

We all want articles that tell us what we’re doing right, but sometimes we NEED one that tells us what we’re doing wrong. There’s someone I often talk to at the gym. He talks to me about his run-ins at bars, his financial challenges (no judgment here), how his friends still get into fights, and…

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7 Conversation Skills For Building Better Connections

You know, for when you actually need to speak face-to-face instead of texting. Long before the pandemic began, there were lots of complaints about conversation skills falling of track because everyone had become so used to texting, or emailing, or WhatsApping, or Tik-Toking, or…you get it. And then, WHAM, a global pandemic forced us all…

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