There was such an overwhelming response when I asked readers to introduce themselves on a weekend open thread that I decided to give you all a weekly column to do just that. I’ve always said this site wouldn’t be what it is without the engagement and participation of its readers and this column is the place to learn more about who you are what makes you tick. After the jump, lets meet Lianne.
1. What’s your name, age and whereabouts?
Lianne Heywood (use “Lianne” on the site), age 32, living in Boston, MA.
2. What’s your relationship status?
3. How do you spend your weekdays?
Longing for the weekend. In all seriousness, I work for a financial services firm bringing retirement help to 401(k) plan participants across the US. I am a Communications Manager working with various HR teams at our clients’ companies.
4. How do you spend your free time?
Avid reader – currently reading my first Stephen King book, Hip Hop Yoga, volunteering at the Samaritans, karaoke enthusiast, cooking,and Sunday Fundays.
5. What are your top likes and dislikes?
Likes: Dirty Martinis, Bloody Marys, garlic, puns, alliteration, rhyming, and illicit activities.
Dislikes: nose whistling, long fingernails on men, Mondays.
6. What’s the best relationship advice you’ve ever given?
A friend had been cheated on by his s/o. He was deciding whether or not to forgive and take s/o back. I said, if you do decide you want him back, you need to really forgive and put this behind you; forgiveness means really moving forward and no throwing it back in his face with every fight you have. Six years later, they’re married and stronger than ever.
7. What’s the best relationship lesson you’ve ever learned?
Intense chemistry doesn’t necessarily mean he’s “the one”
8. Besides DearWendy.com, what are some of your favorite websites?
The Frisky, PostSecret, The Misadventures of Lil’ Miss, Huffington Post, Realsimple.com
*If you’d like to be a Reader of the Week, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Reader of the Week” in the subject line and I’ll send you some questions to answer.