Category Archives: Relationships

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Monogamous Sex Is Best For Society, Says Conservative Dude

With so many points of clarifications that we could use from social conservatives — Single motherhood is bad! But so is abortion! — one would think The New York Times‘ conservative columnist, Ross Douthat, would have plenty of rich, complicated topics to dig into. But in an op-ed column that ran yesterday, Douhat argued in defense of monogamy, praising social conservatives for their “optimistic” attitudes about love and happiness, and even went so far as to cheer on abstinence-only education sex ed programs that delay sexual behavior in teenagers. Keep reading »

Delusion Does A Happy Marriage Make

A new study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that the secret to a happy marriage is being slightly delusional about your partner. Researchers found that those who tend to idealize their beloved do better than pragmatists like myself when it comes to long-term happiness in marriage. “People are very good at changing their definitions to match how they want to see themselves or how they want to see others … Seeing a less-than-ideal partner as a reflection of one’s ideals predicted a certain level of immunity to the corrosive effects of time,’’ said head researcher, Sandra Murry. Aaahhh, so there is immunity to the corrosive effects of time on long-term love relationships — being out of touch with reality. You mean, I too have the power to control my romantic future with a glass-always-half-full kind of attitude and a pair of rose-colored spectacles that I leave on at all times? I am soooo screwed. [Boston.com] Keep reading »

15 Real Reasons We Dumped Him

Blogger Shmitten Kitten asked the question, “What’s the REAL reason you dumped him?” We’d love to pretend like it was always for noble reasons — like our lives were headed in different directions, there was some fundamental chemistry missing, or he didn’t want to have kids. Sometimes those were the real reasons. But then sometimes … there were, um, other reasons that we were too kind to say out loud. After the jump, some harder-to-admit reasons we really broke up with him. God forgive us. Share yours in the comments. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: The Anatomy Of A Failed Relationship

If you are the hopeless romantic type, this story might appeal to you. Alternately, if you are the jaded, anti-love breakup schadenfreude type, this story might appeal to you, too. This is about the last time I fell over-the-top in love, and the really terrible way it ended. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Conflicted About Moving” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Conflicted About Moving,” whose boyfriend dumped her after she quit her job to move with him. Luckily, she was able to get her job back, but her boyfriend reunited with her and asked her to quit her job again to move for her. “He’s suggesting I leave a resignation letter the day of and never return, but that’s just not my style.” she wrote. “Is it fair to quit my job twice within a week’s time? What would you do?” I told her to dump the guy of course, and after the jump, you’ll find out whether she followed my advice and how she’s doing now. Keep reading »

For The Week Of March 7-13, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

You may know someone better than they know themselves, but you can’t stop them from kamikaze behavior. Sometimes, all you can do is sit back and just let it unfold. Most of the time it’s so harmless anyway, that at the very least, you can get yourself a good laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. When all is said and done, just whisper to yourself, “I told you so.”

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

When it comes to the game of love, this is the time when you just need to lay low. Time to watch the predator do its thing and just anticipate the pounce — which can also mean letting a few of them into the ring to sniff, but not touch, the lusciousness that is you. After all, variety is the spice of life and as it goes, you’ll be feeling extra hungry they days. So, go ahead, tease away.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Love doesn’t have to be complicated for it to be good. So, if you are getting rolled about in red tape that sounds exciting, step back and realize it’s not, but rather a bit ol’ waste of your time. Besides, what you need now is hot, fast and intense stimulation, one that leaves you breathless, not anxious. After all, decisiveness is sexy, evasion is not.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

Speak from your heart and your words will lead you to exactly where you will want to be. When the right moment hits, your eloquence will take over and explain something about yourself and what you are feeling better than any Hollywood script, as your inner poetic genius will come to save the day at the most perfect moment.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

The homestead is going to get some feisty energy thrown into the mix, so expect lots of ridiculous fights that may break out over the most trivial matters. Seems it could just be a case of cabin fever, as this winter has been long and harsh, or it could be a symptom of something deeper. This week, what you gut is telling you will matter the most, so don’t put yourself into a state of denial.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Happy endings can come in the oddest of ways, so don’t discount little Freudian slips that come out of so-and-so’s mouth or even your own. Seems there are a lot of heavier emotions in play than anyone wants to admit, but why fight it? Someone has to get the ball rolling first, so when you hear the trigger, call it for what it is and go for it.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Just thinking about things won’t make them happen, and as much as you want to believe in the power of visualization, it’ll only get you so far. This week, it’s all about materialization, which means getting your booty into gear and working it until you can’t work it anymore, because effort on your part will be the only thing that matters now.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Naughty thoughts will fill your brain, creating a heat down below that you won’t be able to quell with just the usual. Now is the time when pioneering a whole new brave path will count, as it can bring about such a sense of intimacy between you and your significant other and will make you understand things on a whole other wordless level. Yes, a weird, but interesting week ahead.c

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

If you get any invites to skip town, take them. Otherwise, sticking around will mean dealing with others’ bull and all that entails. Yes, this is a week you could snap, not due to your actions, but others driving their psychological nails into your head. Sure, you’re the sign of patience, but not so this week. Warn others to tread lightly around you now.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Evasion isn’t a sexy way to respond, so put that coy act aside and strike at the heart of the matter, if it actually matters to you. As it stands, the ball is in your court and it’s time to give it a big whack or let it drop, as the mixed messages you’re throwing are causing more of a stir than necessary and only raise the stakes away from your favor. So, yes, be direct!c

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

There are certain foibles you’ll have to suck up for the greater good of your sanity. After all, no one is perfect and although your reasons of frustration will be obvious to anyone paying attention, life can’t always work with you in mind. However, despite these disturbances, the rest of your week should be a delight. So, as they say, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” c

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Bullying, it’s the trend and we all know how you like to be in touch with the times. So, to stay on point, talk a little more forcefully to your boo and get your way, because the sterner you are, the less options there will seem and the easier your minion will follow. It is all about delivery now and the more you can bring it, the more subservient all will be.

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