Mommie Dearest: The “Mommy” Problem

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 11, 2014
"Mommy!" Coming from anyone other than your child it can certainly sound sickeningly saccharine, diminutive, and even mocking. But at the moment, all things Mommy reign supreme. This past weekend, Heather Havrilesky (who writes the awesome advice column Dear Polly, BTW) addressed this dichotomy for the New York Times Sunday Review in her piece,… More »

My Husband Is Not My Best Friend, And I’m OK With That

By: / November 11, 2014
It's been said that the secret to a lasting marriage is to marry your best friend. As for my husband? He's my most reliable friend. He's my funniest friend. He's my most loyal friend. He's my most genuine friend. He's my most frank friend, resourceful friend and patient friend. He also happens to be my most… More »

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

By: Claire Hannum / November 11, 2014
I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others' hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my attempts to gather as much advice as I could from everyone who'd already done it left me so overwhelmed with information that I went o… More »

The Only Rules You’ll Need To Know When Dealing With Friends And Money

By: Ask Men / November 9, 2014
Over the years we've received many requests for advice about dealing with friends and money. So many of life's most celebratory events -- weddings, weekend getaways with friends, epic steakhouse dinners -- involve the often-ignored element of financial negotiation. After the toasts have been made, the plates cleared and everyone has migrated out to the… More »

There’s A Venti’s Worth Of Love In This Starbucks Marriage Proposal

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 8, 2014
Five years ago, Ethan Knapp and Kenna Rusk's love story began at Starbucks when Ethan came in to turn in a job application while Kenna was working. On October 16, Ethan fittingly popped the question to his girlfriend in front of the original Starbucks location in Seattle, bringing their love story full circle. On Thursday,… More »

Oh Yeah, Well I: 5 Ways To Deal With A Serial Upstager

By: Elizabeth Ritonia / November 7, 2014
Have you ever dealt with a serial upstager? A one-upping, attention-grabbing, spotlight-stealing individual who never quits? Have you forgotten what it feels like to tell a story about work/the crazy man outside of your apartment/that time you were in Africa teaching kids to read and write/anything in its entirety? Have you’ve… More »

Why Dudes Don’t Greet Other Dudes

By: Miri Mogilevsky / November 7, 2014
After that NYC catcalling video went viral online, some men (not all men!) were upset, not because they were trying to defend their right to shout “nice tits” at a random woman, but because even non-sexual comments were being defined as harassment. For instance, Michael Che, co-host of "Saturday Night Live"’s Weekend… More »

Make It Stop: “My Roommate Treats Me Like Her Own Personal Dishwasher”

By: Anna Goldfarb / November 6, 2014
Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at… More »

Watch These Couples Ask: “Am I The Best Sex You’ve Ever Had?”

By: Claire Hannum / November 6, 2014
Filmmaker Topaz Adizes highlights how real couples tackle tough conversations by having lovers pose the awkward question of whether they're the best their partner has ever had. The video is a part of Adizes' film project "The And", in which 30 couples approach honest talks in a genuine, not-so-Hollywood way. Have you asked… More »

5 Basic Rules Guys Can’t Seem To Follow On Dating Websites

By: Cracked / November 5, 2014
I have plenty of friends who have met their significant others online and, with zero exceptions, these relationships are composed of two people who are definitely perfect for each other and are exactly the kind of thing I want for myself. That's why I decided to try online dating. Also, nearly every word of that… More »

Dater X: Finding The Love My Mother Lost

By: Dater X / November 5, 2014
I've been writing Dater X for almost a year now, and can honestly say that putting everything out there about my love life hasn't been easy. Writing this column is therapeutic in a way, because it allows me to reflect on my relationships, both good and bad, and figure out how to move forward with… More »

11 Signs You’re Cohabiting With A Sick Person (In GIFs)

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 5, 2014
It's cold and flu season, which means all of Influenza's horrible distant relatives will soon show up en masse: Chills, Fever, Sneezes, Sniffles (and yes, I'm aware they sound like cheesy eighties nicknames). Even if you're one of the lucky ones who hasn't yet fallen victim to the misery, living with a sick person ca… More »

Sean Rad Has Been Demoted As CEO Of Tinder, And The Story Is A Good Cautionary Tale About Relationships At Work

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014
Sean Rad, the creator and former CEO of Tinder, has been demoted from his position leading the company. Tinder’s parent company, IAC, voted him out partially because Tinder could be making more money, and partially because of his ongoing association with Justin Mateen, who was the subject of… More »

Artist Adds Her Image Into Her Mom’s Childhood Photos To Imagine Them As BFFs

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014
Portland art director Danielle Delph questioned whether she'd have been friends with her mother if they'd grown up together and what that might have looked like, so she Photoshopped herself into pictures of her mom's childhood. Her photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then depicts her and her mother hanging out… More »

Dating Don’ts: The Worst (And Best) Ways To Break Up With Someone

By: Megan Reynolds / November 4, 2014
So, your relationship is coming to an end. You woke up one morning, rolled over and looked at the person next to you and felt nothing but anger, resentment, revulsion. You putter through your morning routine and start building the ammunition you need to finally get out of this relationship once and for all. The… More »

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014
This post isn't about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky's own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I'm writing this because of the conversation that's currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can't not talk… More »

Life After Dating: Writing While Coupled

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 3, 2014
Over the weekend, my boyfriend Michael visited his mom and his sister, who was home from school for the weekend, out in the burbs. He told them he was going to propose to me soon, and his sister said she already knew that because she reads my work. Whoops! I’m so glad I don’t talk… More »

Girl Talk: How Dressing “Ugly” Helped Me Through A Breakup

By: Jean Ho / November 3, 2014
For a period of time after I broke up with the man I'd been dating for four years, all I wore was black. I mourned the relationship by donning a widow's wardrobe. Shapeless t-shirts, a wool sweater with a stretched out collar, an old pair of ballet slippers. I couldn't imagine any other combination, beside… More »

7 Proven Ways Facebook Is A Relationship Killer

By: / October 31, 2014
Infidelity comes in many different shapes and sizes. There is the most obvious kind where someone is sneaking around and physically having an affair with someone other than his or her partner. Then there is the emotional kind where you are turning to someone other than your partner to vent about your martial problems, to… More »

Make It Stop: “My Co-Worker Keeps Stealing My Ideas!”

By: Anna Goldfarb / October 31, 2014
In the last few months, I've noticed a coworker passing off my ideas as her own. (We work on advertising creative.) Sometimes the ideas came from conversations we had together, but that she then ran off and presented as just hers. Another time, I'm pretty percent sure she overheard me having a brainstorming session with… More »

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