CategoryI Heart Blog

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Hey, y’all! I’m Megan and welcome to a collection of real-life relationship stories you can relate to in hopes to make you feel soothed, entertained, and less alone! I write a column called I Heart under the pen name Elizabeth Rose. (My fiancé Chris is known as “Jason,” and all other names have been changed for good vibes.) The column first published in 2015 in the Santa Barbara Sentinel, and still runs today. Here on the blog, I expand on the column and release a new story each week. Let’s connect! Email me at, through DMs, or please share comments in the posts below! Xo, Megan Waldrep a.k.a. “Elizabeth Rose”  

How-To Long-Distance Date a Commercial Fisherman

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(Pictured is Chris commercially diving for sea cucumbers in Alaska in November 2018.) My fiancé Chris and I have done the commercial-fishing-long-distance-dating-thing for three summers now, and one of the best parts has been connecting with women since publishing this post a year ago. They range from married women who have families with commercial fishermen to women who just recently began dating one. From the experienced to novice. At first, I was a little wary to express my true feelings […]