Relationships

8 Very Important Questions We Asked Our Moms This Mother’s Day

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 10, 2015

In honor of Mother’s Day, the Frisky staff interviewed our moms to find out how their lives changed when we were born and what they learned about love and life as a parent. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, maternal figures and grandmothers out there! More »


Make It Stop: “I Hold Grudges”

By: Anna Goldfarb / May 8, 2015

The only person you’re hurting is yourself… More »


Girl On Girl: I Am Not For Male Consumption

By: Morgan Cohn / May 7, 2015

A couple weeks ago, some guy tweeted at Janelle Monae telling her to be sexier and to not dress so androgynously. What resulted was one of the most perfect and succinct clapbacks: “Sit down,” Monae tweeted back. “I’m not for male consumption.” I feel this, we all feel this. If you are a woman anywhere,… More »


Check Your Vibes: 12 Ways To Ditch Your Inner Control Freak

By: Claire Hannum / May 5, 2015

We want control because we want certainty. That’s a totally reasonable thing to desire, but it’s also 100 percent impossible, so maybe let that dream go right about now. More »


Dealbreaker: I Got Called A Bitch On A Virtual First Date

By: Lauren Gitlin / May 4, 2015

For basically all of my adult life, I did not “date” in the conventional sense. I can count on one hand the number of times I went out to dinner with a near-stranger and suffered through the usual litany of “what do you do?”, “where are you from?”, “what flavor of toothpaste do you like… More »


Make It Stop: “My Best Friend Always Invites Her Boyfriend To (What’s Supposed To Be) Our Lady Dates”

By: Anna Goldfarb / May 1, 2015

It’s no fun suddenly being the third wheel. More »


Hitched 2.0: Wedding Planning Taught Me How To Ask For Help

By: Emma Sarran / April 30, 2015

I’m terrible at asking for help. I’m one of those people who will drive myself insane trying to do everything alone rather than dare reach out for assistance. And not just that: I also preemptively take on tasks and responsibilities, whether asked of me or not, to I don’t know, make life easier on everyone… More »


An Open Letter To Kim Lute About Her “Problem With Black Women”

By: Tiffanie Drayton / April 29, 2015

Let us heal one another by first healing ourselves. More »


True Story: He Cheated, I Stayed

By: Savannah Hemmings / April 28, 2015

I knew exactly what I’d do if I found out my partner had cheated. At least, I thought I did. The truth of the matter is, no one knows how they will react in that situation until they are faced with the agonizing truth. Your mind will be flooded with questions like “Why did thi… More »


Make It Stop: “My Rich Roommate Is Cheap About Paying His Bills!”

By: Anna Goldfarb / April 28, 2015

Nothing worse that a rich person who hates parting with their dough… More »


9 Tips For Getting Over Your Ex

By: Ask Men / April 28, 2015

Getting over your ex is one of the great dilemmas of manhood. It’s rarely a quick and easy process, and it’s often complicated by all the things that the two of you still have in common, like friends, favorite hangouts and even living quarters.

Maybe the most frustrating thing about the whole process i… More »


Check Your Vibes: How To Set Boundaries With Emotional Vampires

By: Claire Hannum / April 27, 2015

Most of us have at least one person in our lives who leaves us feeling drained after every interaction with them. This person is usually a family member or close friend, someone you care about deeply enough to try to look past their tendency to stomp all over your personal boundaries. They expect you to drop everything to… More »


Vice Week: On Greed

By: Claire Hannum / April 26, 2015

I am greedy. I’m a greedy person. There, I said it. It was drilled into my head early in life that this was one of the most reprehensible things I could possibly be, besides maybe a liar. After all, to be greedy was to be an especially vile form of selfish, which I also was not supposed to be. For most… More »


Vice Week: On Pride

By: Beejoli Shah / April 25, 2015

When it comes to pride, we’re often told that it goeth before a fall. But that lends an implication of sorts that pride causeth the fall, which is hardly the case. Falls happen for any number of reasons, far too often for reasons beyond our control. And from that lens, when things are spiraling out… More »


Sometimes, Wallowing In Your Own Pool Of Despair Is OK

By: Katrin Higher / April 25, 2015

Self-pity is a doozy. No one likes being with someone who constantly feels sorry for themselves. It is not a cute look. How many times have you heard “Stop the pity party,” “Quit the whining!” and “Stop feeling so sorry for yourself and get over it!” The truth is though, we all have pride; we… More »


10 Ways To Rebuff (Or At Least Rebound From) The Bad Boy (According To Don Draper’s Many Women)

By: Lorraine Duffy Merkl / April 24, 2015

Learn from the mistakes of the women who fell for the charms of the über bad boy in the gray flannel suit: “Mad Men”‘s Don Draper. More »


Indulgence As Self-Care: Our Vice, Our Therapy

By: Jaya Saxena / April 24, 2015

My parents have a story about me they like to tell. When I was in third grade my mom picked me up from school on a beautiful spring day, and suggested we hang out in Central Park and enjoy the warmth. I responded, “Is there a place in the park to do my homework?” My… More »


10 Things I Was Irrationally Jealous Of In High School (And Admittedly Still Am)

By: Beejoli Shah / April 22, 2015

Ever since I was little, I have had a very hard time keeping my eyes on my own paper in the competitive game of life. I didn’t actually cheat because I was too stupid to pull off lying well, but man did I ever covet thy neighbor’s handwriting. And I know it’s ridiculous and irrational… More »


Vice Week: On Envy

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 22, 2015

When we were all discussing which of the sins we’d take for this whole theme week thing, I stated that the one I probably should not do is envy. Because really, the only thing I am sincerely somewhat jealous of, weirdly, is people who can get jealous. “Well that’s a good angle! Do that!” Amelia… More »


Girl On Girl: Questioning Monogamy

By: Morgan Cohn / April 21, 2015

I’m a hopeless romantic, but in the last six months, I’ve had a drastic shift in what love means to me. I’ve let go of the idea that love is an intense and demanding force. It doesn’t need all of my attention and it doesn’t mean things have to happen “now or never.” I’ve learned… More »


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