Marisa Donnelly

Marisa Donnelly is a Midwest-born, West Coast-based writer, poet, essayist, and editor. She is the author of the poetry collection, Somewhere On A Highway and the founder of the remote writing coaching/editing services company, Be A Light LLC (

5 Reasons Why Men Fall Out Of Love —none that have to do with you.

If you’re with or have been with a man who has distanced from you, don’t always take responsibility. Here are five reasons men fall out of love—none that have to do with you.

4 Reasons Why Soulmates Can’t (and Usually Don’t) Stay

Sometimes love is messy. And sometimes we lose our ‘soulmate’—or who we believe is the ‘right one’—along the way.

9 (Little) Signs You’re Finally With The Right Person

Here are the (little) signs you’re finally with the right person:

4 Things To Remember When He Treats You Like An Option

If you’ve found yourself entangled in half-committed relationships with a man who doesn’t bother to make you a priority, here are four things you need to keep in mind:

5 Signs You Think With Your Heart Over Your Head

5 signs you’re better at following your heart than most people (and why this is a beautiful thing).

How To Love The Woman Who’s Content On Her Own

It’s easy to love someone who is dependent upon you, but is it healthy?

What Dating Should Feel Like (And What It Shouldn’t)

Because real love is never perfect, but it doesn’t hurt, doesn’t leave you confused, and doesn’t take anything but your breath away.

When An Empath Loves A Narcissist, This Is How It Ends

When an empath loves a narcissist, there is nothing but trouble.

4 Reasons Why ‘Damaged’ Women Are The Most Powerful

Damaged women are the most dangerous kind, because they have stepped beyond their comfort zone. 

Why Your Toxic Ex Keeps Coming Back

An ex is an ex for a reason. Yet, how often do we forget that?

5 Signs You’ll End Up Playing The Rescuer In Your Relationships

If you’re an empathetic person, more often than not, you see the good in people.