Showcasing real-life role models of healthy, loving relationships.
In a world where media tends to glorify toxic relationships and technology makes it easier to swipe through new options instead of persevere through the emotional work of relationships, it’s time to turn the spotlight onto what’s healthy in love.
Project Healthy Love, an effort of Riza Press, has a mission to:
• Share true stories of long-term couples, including the success and hardships of their relationships.
• Spread the lessons these couples have learned about love and what it means to be in a partnership, so that we may all learn these lessons and strive towards more fulfilling intimate relationships.
• Give a platform for: positive relationship role models, information about healthy approaches to relationships, and community sharing of experiences.
• Show that there is hope for finding true love, and that it does exist!
Project Healthy Love also seeks to give voice to healthy forms of ALL type of love. We want to hear the lessons you’ve learned in past relationships. We want to hear about strong loving friendships, families, and other connections. Mostly, we just want to spread love.
Two Poems and an Essay from a Caregiver
a memoir collection by Anthony Cordasco
The Love Language of Raccoon Memes
an essay by Sarah Sam Saltiel
A Night at the Opera
a story by Cecilia Gigliotti
Remembrance of All Things Past / Nancy / In One
a short story and poetry collection by Andy Betz
When We Found the Knicks… Together
a story by Hilary Jane Smith
More Coming soon!
Articles & Essays
We Are Not the Happiest Couple on Your Facebook Feed
a memoir essay by Bear Weaver
What Love Means to Me
an essay by Taylor Boileau Davidson
an article by David Capps
Why I Stopped Checking my Own Boxes
an article on friendship by Courtney Lowry
Poetry and Art
A Poem by Denna Berg
Under the Rain Shower / Cat Nap / You
Three Poems by Margot DeSalvo
A Poem by David Somerset
A Poem by Lauren Leach-Steffens
re / integration
A Poetry Collection by Jenni Kate Baros
A Poem by Nancy Santos
You Could Say Love
A Poem by Grant Young
December 18, 2019 / December 11 2019 / Cheesy Love Poem #322
A Poetry Collection by Kemry Farthing
Lighthouse / After 22 Years
Two Poems by Jodie Baeyens
A Poem by Nicole (Niky) McCaffety
Stories Are Better Than Endings
A Poem by Tina Vorreyer
A Poem by Taylor Boileau Davidson
On Finding Love
A Poem by Joseph Hardy
A Poem by Steve Gerson
LOVE IS TOTALLY LEGAL #1 and #2
An Art Piece Collection by Thomas Osatchoff
A Poem by Joy Daussin
Communion / Without Reservation / Sea Change
A Poetry Collection by RC deWinter
Love in Different Stages
A Poetry Collection by Shaneka Gearhart
Side By Side
An Art Piece by Taylor Boileau Davidson
A Poem by Lanika Yule
Igor Zusev Artwork
A Piece by Igor Zusev
A Poem by L A Felleman
Instead of Flowers and a Card
A Poem by Linda Muller
A Poem by Lydia Falls
A Poem by Ava Balis