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The Monogamist: Retaining Your Individuality When You’re Part Of A “We”

Last month, I showed up at a party that my hubby, Andy, and I had been invited to, and I was greeted with silence. Now, I know I’m not that…

Annemarie Conte | January 26, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Wedding Gift Bloopers: Homo, It’s Where The Heart Is

Dear loving friend or family member who bought me kitchen towels for my bridal shower,

Thank you so much for your wonderful gift. I know I already sent you…

Annemarie Conte | December 11, 2008 - 9:15 pm

The Monogamist: The Name Change

My sister practically clutched her heart when I first told her. “But what about the children?” she demanded. I shook my head, completely speechless. Now, I have an answer: What’s…

Annemarie Conte | November 25, 2008 - 3:00 pm

How To Get That Embarrassing Bumper Sticker Off The Back of Your Car

So, let’s say your political candidate of choice lost last night…or years ago. If you’re driving a vintage Volvo that supports Mondale/Ferraro or you’re too distraught to cover up the…

Annemarie Conte | November 5, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: When To Reveal Your Crazy Side

A friend call me the other day. She was struggling to figure out what was going on with her relationship of a month. He’d do sweet things, like post photos…

Annemarie Conte | October 31, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: What Marriage Feels Like

Well, I did it. A couple of weeks ago, I tied the knot. Got hitched. Became a ball and chain. And got my own ball and chain? People make it…

Annemarie Conte | October 1, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: How To Win An Argument

I was so pissed off yesterday. My boyfriend (er, fiancé…but Amelia has already addressed why that’s the worst word ever) had to help some friends move. He called to tell…

Annemarie Conte | September 4, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: Taking Each Other For Granted

I think everyone can agree that a long-term relationship falls into a pattern after that initial getting-to-know-you excitement stage. And while that can be comforting, predictable and secure, it can…

Annemarie Conte | August 7, 2008 - 2:00 pm

The Ex Factor: Why It’s Silly To Be Jealous Of Past Girlfriends

The other day, I was telling some stupid story about something ridiculous that happened in college and since my ex-boyfriend was integral to the story, I mentioned that he was…

Annemarie Conte | July 10, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: Avoiding Co-Dependence

You know that couple—the ones who live together, eat together, exercise together, adopt the same hobbies and spend every waking (and sleeping, for that matter) moment together. Their codependency knows…

Annemarie Conte | June 12, 2008 - 1:15 pm

The Monogamist: Blind Trust Isn’t A Bad Thing

It wasn’t until I’d had my man have sex with my roommate in my bed that I really understand how trust can be broken in a relationship. That was the…

Annemarie Conte | May 15, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Monogamist: Comparison Schmarison

If another couple jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?

A few years ago, I was designated driver during a long night of excessive drinking. My friend,…

Annemarie Conte | April 16, 2008 - 3:00 pm