Category Archives: Relationships

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Girl Talk: Learning To Say No

Asking Big Questions
I always ask the big questions when it comes to dating. Read More »
The Ugly Friend
How one writer stopped thinking of herself as the ugly friend in the group. Read More »
My Picking Problem
How I gave myself a bald spot and other stories of life with dermatillomania. Read More »

Last week I found myself alone in my room on a Sunday afternoon trying to write a few pages of my book. Nothing was happening. I stared out the window, almost unable to move. It was the most beautiful day out, probably the last warm one of the year.

Shouldn’t I be outside?

I was interrupted by four consecutive text messages. I had accidentally double booked plans that evening. Another friend wanted to have coffee with me. I had six unreturned voice mails. I needed to return them. Then I needed to do my laundry and go grocery shopping. I didn’t have the energy to do any of it. I hid my phone under my pillow. I slammed my computer closed. And I cried. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “I’m A 30-Year-old Receptionist And Ashamed Of My Job”

I’ve been dating this guy I really like for a couple months and things are going well. He’s 35, I’m 29. He’s pretty successful, and most of his friends are too. Like, really successful. Me? I’m a receptionist at a law firm and I’m going to school online for social services. I’ll be done in 2013. My problem is I’m super self-conscious around his friends because my job sounds pretty pathetic. (I know I can find a new job that I’m happier with, but that’s another conversation. I have a loose plan.) I’m meeting his family in a few weeks and I’m soo nervous. Keep reading »

A 745 Word Example Of How Not To Make A New Friend

I-Banker Email
Rejected i-banker "Mike" penned a 1,615-word email of woe. Read More »
Technology And Dating
Technology and dating dos and don'ts. Read More »
Stupidest Emails
The stupidest things guys have said via email. Read More »

I believe you’ll remember Mike, the man who showed us how not to get a second date last week. While we’re still not sure if Mike is a douchebag or a man struggling with some very real issues, we present you with yet another one of his lengthy emails making its way around the interweb. This one comes via Danielle, a woman who claims to have been corresponding with Mike about a Craigslist rental back in 2006. This time, it’s the friendship end of the human interaction spectrum he’s after. Real? Copycat? Or maybe Mike never existed in the first place? Thoughts? Check out another one of “Mike”‘s alleged manifestos after the jump. [Observer] Keep reading »

Campus Confidential: Thanksgiving Break Means Showering Without Shower Shoes

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The Roommate
Campus Confidential
Believe me, I was prepared for the worst. Read More »

I’m not sure I’ve ever felt anything quite like the relief I experienced after my last class before Thanksgiving break. It was noon on Wednesday – the day before Thanksgiving itself – and it seemed like everybody else had left except for me. I swear I saw Western-style dust balls blowing across my urban campus as I practically sprinted back from class, ready to pack my things and head out. 

It’s not that I was dying to leave school; for all intents and purposes, I think of school as my home, my box of a dorm room as my very own.  But I was so ready to eat copious, borderline disgustingly indulgent amounts of home-cooked food. I daydreamed of taking a shower without shower shoes. And then, there was the prospect of seeing my high school friends – people with whom I could move past basic conversational topics, people who already knew all my stories because they were in them.  Keep reading »

For The Week Of December 12-18, 2011

2011 Astro Guide!
Find out what Kiki T predicts for your sign! Read More »

Sagittarius (November 22-December 21): The truth can have many faces, as you will see this week. So, sit tight and be willing to work through this insanity. Not to say this mess is going to be a bad thing, because, in fact, it’ll likely turn you on a little bit more for that special someone, as you’ll see their complexity in a more peculiar way, tickling you in the oddest of places.

Capricorn (December 22-January 19): Forget holding on to the past too tightly, as it’s time to let it go. Yes, new foundations are aching to be, so time to own up to the changes going on and love it. After all, progress isn’t slowing down, and in time you will have no more choices but the ones ahead — and if you can just chill out and really look, you’ll see they’re really are quite lovely. Keep reading »

Solid Relationship Advice: Know That The Grass Ain’t Greener

“Don’t look at other couples and think they have it all together while you and your mate don’t. That’ll just make you feel bad about your relationship and drag you down. Those smiling people who look like they have it all do have it all — including problems. You just have no idea what they are. And don’t look at individuals you’re not with and think you could have a better relationship with them. It’s easy to fantasize that the sexy acquaintance with whom you have a buzzy rapport with would make a hot, fun, trouble-free girlfriend, but she’s just someone whose problems you don’t know yet. Love the one you’re with, and work through the problems you know.”

I am not married (obvs), but I found TIME‘s “How To Get And Stay Married,” written by journalist/novelist Toure, to be wonderfully sane and wise advice for all couples, regardless of their matrimonial status. Check out the other four tips in the piece at the link. [TIME]

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