Entries by david@metaglyphics.com

Lynne and Paul, Married 26 years

“There are things that we all bring into a relationship. I won’t say “baggage,” but it’s your “stuff” that you’ve accumulated over the course of your life. And you have expectations for your life: For your career and for your love…whatever. You have an idea of what you think those things are or what those […]

Hilary and JM, Married 7 years

“We just accept each other for who we are and focus on all the good in our relationship. As weird and uncomfortable as things sometimes get, the good stuff is so much bigger and better than the bad stuff could ever be. We focus on the good stuff so the bad stuff never becomes big. […]

Eleanor and Gordon, Married 56 years

“You grow and develop separately…it’s inevitable. Maybe every five or ten years, people need to check in with one another. Assess where they are going and if they’re going along together because you make some vows you know? Sometimes it might be good to look them over once and a while.”

Shelly and Adam, Married 14 years

“It’s funny, when you’re first together you think that love will endure everything and it will be the same. But you forget that you change. And that changes how you relate to each other. I never thought about that.”


“Me + You is a book that speaks to both singles looking for love and couples. As a dating coach, I’ve seen many clients come to me with an idealized view of what love and marriage should be, but this book gives insight into what it actually is like. Bowen captures the unique perspectives of couples […]


ARE YOU IN A CODEPENDENT RELATIONSHIP? Throughout the interview process for “Me+You,” one topic seemed to surface over and over again: Many couples stated that they loved their partners so much that they “wouldn’t know where they would be without them.” It is a lovely sentiment…but it caused me to wonder where the fine line […]