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Jake Ernst’s “routes of safety” model can help us work through tender moments with our partners.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
How can we manage stressful conversations without boiling over or shutting down?
~ Anna Aslanian
When a relationship becomes one-sided, it’s time to put up boundaries.
~ Suzannah Weiss
If you chase the object of your desire, they’ll seek more and more distance.
~ Moushumi Ghose
Here are some small acts of love that have a big impact on our partners.
There are some longstanding myths about sex that end up hurting our relationships. It is time for us to crush them.
~ Cheryl Fraser
How do you define emotional infidelity? Well, it’s tricky.
Accountability, growth, and healing comes from confronting our dark sides in relationships.
~ Reina Gattuso
Is it possible to wipe the slate clean with a former lover?
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.
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.
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.