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21 Things It’s Totally OK To Do After A Breakup

In the weeks since my breakup, I have tried to be gentle with myself and practice self-care. I’m not always so good at self-care; normally I’m the type of person who says “should” a lot. I should watch this intellectual documentary. I should watch the news instead of a “Jersey Shore” marathon. It’s hard for me to just let loose and have fun. But I’m trying to give myself permission to do whatever it is I feel like doing that feels good! I’ve slept 10 hours a night and taken naps in the afternoon. I’ve baked chocolate chip cookies — twice. I’ve watched God-knows-how-many movies and episodes of “Skins,” season two, on Netflix Instant. I’ve squashed that little voice in my head that says, “You’re annoying them!” and called my best girl friends when I’ve needed to talk. I’ve even gone to a yoga class. I have to say that even though I don’t feel 100 percent better, I’m doing a decent job of distracting myself. But I know I’m not the only one who needs distracting: tons of Frisky commentors have told me they are going through breakups right now, too. So, in the spirit of self-care, I hereby give you permission to do any of the following things. If you’ve just gone through a breakup, it’s totally OK to … Keep reading »

For The Week Of January 17-23, 2011

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Stress is going to be piling up and driving out the nymphomaniac in you, as the only way to alleviate yourself of the pressure is to let it out in an obvious way. The good news is the universe will be on your side, making this one orgasmic week to take advantage of, as brilliant ideas will come when your back is up against a wall (or bed).

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Forget the good girl routine, because you know once the doors close the freak in you can work it out in ways no one would ever suspect. This week, time to pull those shades down tighter, because your animal instincts will be sharper than ever and it’s time to take your flirtations to the next level — and yes, you will deserve everything coming to you.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Remember, it’s always darkest before the dawn. So, don’t get too comfy with major decisions you’ve made as of late, as there are still a few hurdles that can aggravate. Seems the next round of info you learn may strike at you emotionally and logic won’t be readily available to help quell the anxiety. No matter, nothing is ever perfect, but know ultimately the ball is still in your court.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

No matter how things are playing out, if you want it to work in your favor, start playing the friendship card. Yes, hard to hear for a horny devil such as yourself, but this week, showing off your intellect will be your sex magnet. However, this isn’t the time when your iron will be at its hottest, it’s more about heating things up — so bide your time, as this week it’s about the tease.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Why move a muscle, when you can get someone else to do it? Yes, work your power of persuasion now, as you are best at indulging in luxuries this week. Realize you’ve put in the hard work and now is time to reap the rewards. Besides all that, love is nothing unless you know someone truly knows how to give; this week, it’s time to test out who’s in and who’s out.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Getting pushy is going to be a little necessary to move your agenda along. It seems the scattered energy in the air will be a tad bit frustrating, but since you have vision, it won’t be hard to grab the attention of whomever you want. However, pace yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day and although you can make great strides, the destination is still a bit of a ways away.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

Your brain may start to go haywire, as ideas that pop into your head may make you wonder if you’re going nuts. You aren’t; you just need to clean out space in your mind to head clearly into the future. Yes, odd things and ideas will be filling your mind, but considering it’s a lifetime load, all you can do is laugh and move it on.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Bossy friends are going to be giving you all sorts of suggestions that may sound condescending or just crazy. Sure, there may be some baggage attached to some offers, but who cares? If it is going to get you from point A to point B, then just do it. Now is not the time to stall and try to consider what to do next. Just keep up the momentum, taking each opportunity and chalking it all up as an adventure.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Eloquence will matter now; so don’t stop to edit yourself. Just say how you feel, as it will come out poetically and effectively. Of course, if this means glossing over some truths for the greater good, do it. Yes, it may hurt initially, but in the long run, you will win out. As it stands now, if you bend these small rules, then the finish line will be in sight.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The world is about to become a smaller place. This might mean literally meeting someone from another culture that will seriously float your boat or getting an opportunity to fly away, passport in hand, or even just having an epiphany that awakens a deep truth in you that will be changing up your philosophies towards life. Whatever it may be, amazing surprises are in store!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Let your baby say what they must, as they need to flex their power by way of strong words now. No, you won’t agree with it all, but some will hit close to home. When it does, there will be guilt — so prepare to work your magic to eradicate those negative emotions. At the very least, you can look forward to the positive end result of getting on the same page and in just the perfect position.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

Your “me” needs to turn into a “we” if you want things in your love life to move along as they have. Yes, your selfish ways will be under the gun now and you can no longer assume that it’s your way or the highway. You know it, this is the time when your love minion will be striking back, showing some of his heat and it might just shock you how hot it’ll make you.

What’s An Engagement Vacation?

The world has been all a-twitter (especially on Twitter) about the royal engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The future Princess brings a newfound sense of romance and excitement to the royal family, as well as some much-needed genetic diversity. Their long-term romance, culminating in a proposal while on vacation in Kenya, is prompting other couples to engage in the next big trend—the “engagementcation.” Keep reading »

How To Love For No Reason

What’s the one thing that would make 2011 your best year ever? More money? A better job? Losing 20 pounds? As great as those might be, there’s something else that I guarantee will create a magical year: love. Not Hollywood or Hallmark-card kind of love, but love as a state of being: the kind of love I call Love for No Reason. Keep reading »

7 Ways To Avoid The Friend Zone

If you’re one of those girls who has a host of men in her life, but no one to bring to a wedding, you can’t remember the last time you had sex and it didn’t qualify as a “friends with benefits” situation, and you always end up being some sort of dating coach to the guys you’re really into, it’s time to get yourself out of the Friend Zone and into more datable territory. After the jump, seven ways to avoid the Friend Zone. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Grosses Me Out!”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss gross boyfriends, breakup closures, and whether to un-tag photos of exes on Facebook. Keep reading »

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