I am single. I am happy single, despite my friends/family/etc., who want me to find someone to pair up with. I am not opposed to finding someone, but I do not view it as a requirement for my life. However, I do want children. Obviously, parenting with two people is easier than parenting with one; however, as I get older (40 is not all that far away), I have accepted the fact that if I am going to have a child, there is a decent chance it will be as a solo parent.
As a couples therapist in Los Angeles, I see a lot of people who work in the entertainment industry. From the outside, they're considered "power couples" — both partners have successful and glamorous-sounding careers — but often they face the same challenges that any busy, modern couple typically does (kids, sex, time, windows opened or closed at bedtime). Yet here's the thing: Some of the skills that make them successful at work also tend to make them really good at turning things around at home.
Iâ€™m a woman in her late 20s who is struggling to â€œbreak upâ€? with her therapist. Iâ€™ve been seeing my therapist for almost five years now, and sheâ€™s helped me through a divorce, career changes, health issues, depression, and deaths in the family. But she is no longer on my insurance, and I canâ€™t afford to pay her out of pocket â€” and sheâ€™s making it very difficult for me to end things.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".