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In Part 1 of our new series, a freshly engaged woman recalls her fiancé’s slow decline amid a hurricane.
~ Rachel Malkin
The challenges of infertility can put an incredible amount of stress and strain on a relationship.
~ Jor-El Caraballo
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
Fill in the blanks to be filled with love for your partner.
As social mores shift and people live longer, what’s the definition of “commitment”?
~ Emma McGowan
There is a path towards healing, even after betrayal.
When porn is introduced into a relationship, it often warrants a discussion.
~ Laura Delarato
If you’re thinking of taking a platonic friendship further, here are some factors you may want to consider.
NRE is a staple of the polyamorous community, but everyone should learn about it and appreciate it.
Understanding the natural stages of love can help us know if our relationship is worth saving.
Just because there are a million Tinderellas doesn’t mean we should treat people badly.
Do age differences always create power imbalances in relationships? Yes…but it’s complicated.
~ Reina Gattuso
When the kids move out, it’s time to reconnect, explore, and deepen your connection.
A therapist explains how to survive family functions together, while still having time for sex and closeness.
A therapist explains how reparenting your inner child can help your romantic life.
Polyamory isn’t for everyone. Here’s how to tell if it fits with your emotional needs.
The Dame community gives us their best tips for moving in together.
What is the secret sauce to keeping sex interesting?
How do polyamorous people learn to go beyond jealousy and take pleasure in their partner’s happiness (and vice versa)?