Relationships

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls. More »


Dater X: With A Little Help From My Friends

Tough going out there in the dating pool this week: my OKStupid date bailed on me mere hours before game time (rude!), and speed-dating managed to sell out before I could secure a spot. Undeterred, I’m planning to attend this week – and purchase a ticket farther in advance! Meanwhile, I ended up spending a surprising amount… More »


Make It Stop: “Every Guy Who Hits On Me Is Already Taken

Sleazebag alert. More »


Ditch Your #Squadgoals for A Grown Ass Coven

Taylor Swift’s got nothing on Manon. More »


On The Unique Stockholm Syndrome Of Cat Ownership

To own a cat is to fall victim to a specific kind of Stockholm syndrome. More »


Man Chooses Wife’s “Needs” Over Sister With Down Syndrome, Expects Cookies

A supposedly heartwarming story that made me want to punch a wall. More »


I Am A Witch: Finding & Unleashing My Feminine Power

Blessed Samhain!

OK, so maybe you don’t know what that means. Five years ago, I wouldn’t have had any idea either.

In witch speak, Goddess speak, wise woman healer speak, that means Happy Halloween. And just a few years ago, that would have sounded way too witchy for me, because I thought (mostly because… More »


Dater X: I Want To Believe

Another Friday, another first date. If only I seemed to be getting any better at these things.

I never heard from Peter after last week’s awkward, smoochless compliment-fest, which was fine by me – the poor guy seemed sweet, but he wasn’t even in the same county as my wheelhouse when I came… More »


Make It Stop: “How Do I Find Someone To Date In Real Life, Not Online?”

“Guys [on] online dating sites, though available, are just not as attractive to me when we meet. There’s just so much you infer and observe by knowing someone in person that doesn’t come across in a profile. How can I find more people —in real life — to date who are available and appropriate?”More »


Deathbed Diaries: On Crying

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, threeMore »


The Definitive Guide To Doing Tinder Right

Tinder has become a one-stop shop for young people who are looking to date, hook up or simply see who else is out there, and online dating sites are starting to give way to a more efficient way of meeting potential mates. As of April 2015, users swipe through 1.6 billion profiles and make more than… More »


Dater X: Back In The Saddle

I’m not going to sugar-coat this: online dating fucking sucks. More »


Make It Stop: “My Ex Isn’t Remorseful For Treating Me Badly”

How can you get over being treated badly when the person isn’t even sorry? More »


Would You Dump Your Boyfriend If You Found Out He Had Been Into Bestiality?

Dear Prudence says … maybe not? More »


Dater X: In No Particular Order…

I had an embarrassing amount of time to myself this week, and visual diversions (including television, computer, cell phone and books) were strictly verboten while I recovered. But there were a few developments, both internal and external, and I want to share them with you… More »


Make It Stop: “I Feel Guilty For Ruining A Great Relationship”

Ughhhh, the regret! More »


Deathbed Diaries: It’s All Your Fault (RIP Jackie Collins)

Death and taxes are a fact of life. Unfortunately for more than 70,000 women (and men) in the U.S. between the ages of 20-39, they will add cancer to that list too, more specifically breast cancer. It’s a growing epidemic striking more women per year and at younger ages. In fact, every day, three womenMore »


Dater X: Bruised & Confused

There are definitely some times when I wish I had a still had a boyfriend… More »


Make It Stop: “My Friend’s Facebook Posts About Her Kid Are Totally TMI”

When I’m scrolling my feed in public, I don’t want to see half-naked babies popping up on my screen.” More »


This Bride And Groom Billed Guests Who Didn’t Show Up To Their Wedding

I’m all for banning kids from places (especially airlines), but if you’re going to have a wedding without children it understandably presents some challenges for any parents invited to attend your nuptials. Take, for example, Jessica Baker, who was planning to attend a pal’s wedding when her babysitter had an emergency and canceled at the last minute. Baker and her husband were left with only two options… More »


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