Category Archives: Relationships

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How To Know If You’re Ready To Move In Together

How To Know If You're Really Ready To Move In Together

Moving in together is a big step in a relationship, which is why many couples want to be sure they are ready before they take the leap. However, discerning whether or not the time is right can be a challenge. Should you be together for six months? A year? Who knows!

That’s why Rent.com asked couples what they thought on the subject. Take a look at these helpful tips before you sign an apartment lease together to determine whether or not you’re ready to take the plunge. Keep reading »

19 Lessons Ross and Rachel Taught Us About Love

19 Lessons Rachel And Ross Taught Us About Love

When we think of TV’s best (and funniest) couples, there’s no argument that Ross and Rachel make the list (or even top it). They’re not your Disney fairy-tale lovers, but their happy ending comes pretty darn close. We’ve cheered for them during their highs and cried with them during their lows, but we never gave up on the dynamic duo. They mimic a real-life relationship (cue the breakups-and-makeup-sex cycle) that most of us can relate to, which is why, even a decade after “Friends,” the lessons we learned about love are still fresh. We have to thank Ross and Rachel for all they’ve taught us and remember that finding our own lobsters takes work. Read more on Tres Sugar…

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some of the things that happened, or that I actively participated in some of the things that happened.

Enough mystery. When Jessica’s article about the time her husband spent unemployed went live, I told her about my experiences on both sides of the unemployment-in-a-relationship fence. I spent three years with an unemployed (former) spouse, and then became unemployed myself last year, during the course of the relationship I’m in with my boyfriend now. Jessica recounted beautifully the anxiety of watching a partner she loves undergoing the stress of unemployment and job-searching. Keep reading »

Somebody Take Me To A Kitten-Themed Wedding

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My Invitation Must Have Gotten Lost In The Mail

Happily Wedding, a wedding planning company in California, has opened up a whole new market — cat weddings. In case kitten-themed seating arrangements, feline cake toppers, the “glitter box,” and stationery marked “Furrever” wasn’t enough to make the perfect wedding day for cat-loving couple Kiera and Zach, they were then treated to the surprise arrival of kittens brought in specially to witness their wedding. I hope the cats had fun and didn’t feel too much like props, but if the video is any indication, it looks like their adventure that day was just as epic as the newlyweds’. To support the homeless kitties, Happily asked that anyone looking to adopt contact the Second Hand Souls Animal Rescue and Animal Actors. For cat loving ladies like myself, this ceremony may sound too good to be true, but a day like this can be yours for a cool $25,000. (What, you didn’t just have that laying around for your someday fantasy wedding?) Congrats to the happy couple! [The Gloss]

7 Rules Of Engagement For A Friendship Breakup

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Not all friendships work out. We all can’t be the sisterhood of the traveling pants, okay? Sometimes somebody (with bad taste) just decides you suck. If you’re fortunate, a friendship fizzles out slowly and imperceptibly, without any awkward requests to get that cardigan back. If you’re not-so-fortunate, your friendship is going to end in either one or a series of small confrontations. We can’t avoid breaking up with our friends or getting friend-dumped. But we can apply some rules of engagement so it’s not a complete and utter shitshow, like many a romantic breakup.

Allow me to add an honorary attachment to the Girl Code (although this certainly applies to male friends, too):

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Dude Proposes To His Girlfriend With 1,001 Hot Dogs

As a rule, I am not a fan of over-the-top public proposals, but I might have to let this one slide. A man in China proposed to his girlfriend with one hot dog for each day they’ve been together. All 1,001 hot dogs were supplied by a local restaurant, and he even managed to spell out LOVE with the dogs, just in case his girlfriend didn’t get the point. He popped the question in the center of the sea of dogs, and she said yes. Afterward, the couple and their family and friends chowed down. True love. [Cosmopolitan] [Image via Weibo.com]

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