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Is it possible to wipe the slate clean with a former lover?
~ Reina Gattuso
Money can be a symbol of much deeper relationship dynamics—like power and control.
~ Vagdevi Meunier
in order to have meaningful relationships, we must allow ourselves to be vulnerable. Here’s how.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
Needing space doesn’t always mean your relationship is in trouble, but it can be tough to request it.
Here’s how to care for a partner with mental illness, while respecting their agency and self-determination.
Four months into the pandemic, people are feeling stuck and lonely. Finding an “intimacy buddy” might help.
~ Moushumi Ghose
Amid COVID-19 and BLM, my new love has witnessed and supported my anger, grief, and delight.
~ Loré Yessuff
How to navigate a later coming-out with resilience, joy, and plenty of orgasms.
Here’s how to build relationships in which we are accountable for our privileges and supported in our vulnerabilities.
Here’s how to have loving, productive conversations about politics with the people close to you.
Here are some telltale signs that you and your romantic partner could benefit from couples counseling.
~ Kyle Benson
In Part 3 of our series on grief, a woman loses her husband right after her daughter leaves the nest.
~ Rachel Malkin
How is the pandemic affecting couples’ masturbation routines?
~ Anna Breslaw
In Part 2 of our new series, a woman experiences two romantic losses, one after the other.
In Part 1 of our new series, a freshly engaged woman recalls her fiancé’s slow decline amid a hurricane.
The challenges of infertility can put an incredible amount of stress and strain on a relationship.
Even when most of our interaction is online, there are still ways to stay connected.
The way we were parented can affect how we handle relationships as adults.
~ Lucy Fry
Is your partner a cis dude? Here’s how to encourage him to communicate openly about sex.
~ Alex Kahn
From improving emotional regulation to enhancing gratitude, mindfulness can work wonders for your relationships.
~ Gillian Florence Sanger
Ready for a relationship? Become the best version of yourself.
~ Gigi Engle
It’s a brave and scary thing to break your own heart.
~ Anastasia Charisiou
Desire discrepancy is a common problem in relationships. A therapist explains how to deal with it.
~ Alexandra Solomon
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As social mores shift and people live longer, what’s the definition of “commitment”?
~ Emma McGowan