Relationships

Make It Stop: “My Sister’s Boyfriend Moved In With Us And It’s Ruining Our Relationship”

By: Anna Goldfarb / January 9, 2015
I read Jessica Wakeman’s piece, "True Story: Married…With A Roommate," and I totally related to it. Except in my case, I’m the roommate who lives with a couple and it's not my best friend who’s shacking up with a dude, it's my younger sister letting her deadbeat boyfriend stay at the apartment we… More »

Hitched 2.0: My Bridal Resolutions

By: Emma Sarran / January 8, 2015
After an entire lifetime of never making New Year’s resolutions, I spontaneously decided to do just that in 2015. I made a handful of random, personal resolutions, but seeing as our upcoming nuptials are a somewhat big deal, I figured I need an entirely separate list for wedding-related resolutions. Without further ado, I (will… More »

Which Wedding Planning App Is The Best?

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 8, 2015
Going into wedding planning, I already know what a lot of my proclivities are as a bride -- partially because I’m a neurotic planner, and partially because, well, I’ve done this before. You live, you learn. One of my proclivities: I hate The Knot. I hate it with a passion. They try to swindle you… More »

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015
New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city… More »

30 Things Better Than Having A Boyfriend

By: Tres Sugar / January 6, 2015
With the holidays and proposal season in full swing, there seems to be an unavoidable sense of romance in the air. This is great and all for couples, but what about the single ladies who are out weathering the season by themselves and doing their own thing? Whether you're single by choice or single due to… More »

The 6 Reasons I Insisted On Not Having An Engagement Ring

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 6, 2015
I’m getting married!  … More »

Make It Stop: “My Twin Brother & I Took Separate Paths In Life — But He Still Resents Me For It”

By: Anna Goldfarb / January 6, 2015
Make It Stop is a weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least… More »

Oh My God, There’s A Beard-Oriented Dating App

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 5, 2015
I guess the lumbersexual thing has really taken off, because there’s a “social networking” (read: dating) site/app for people with beards and the people who love them called Bristlr. Yep, Bristlr. They’re really rolling with the beard theme. This is the site’s mission statement (of sorts), which is fabulously to-the-point: There are many people with… More »

Mommie Dearest: Parenting Is A Fear-Based Industry

By: Avital Norman Nathman / January 4, 2015
In the latest issue of Porter magazine, actress Emily Blunt discusses motherhood -- she and her husband, John Krasinski, are the parents of 10-month-old Hazel -- stating that raising children “...is such a fear-based industry.” She goes on to clarify that “there used to be one book that everyone read, now there’s How to… More »

Photographer Statia Grossman’s “Shit You Left Behind” Is The Perfect Catharsis For Recent Break-Ups

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 2, 2015
In 2013, photographer Statia Grossman’s boyfriend left her, and he left his stuff in her apartment, too. Needing an outlet for her frustration with these constant reminders of their relationship, Grossman decided to marry her creative skills to her irritation and created the Shit You Left Behind Tumblr. The Tumblr is a photo serie… More »

Dater X: My Relationship Goal For The New Year Is To Be Secure With Me

By: Dater X / January 2, 2015
In my last post, I shared with you a comprehensive list of guys I've dated, slept with, or come in contact with over the last year, and the lessons I learned from each. Some of them were men I'd met only once or twice, and others were guys who I actually had feeling… More »

In 2015, I Will Be More Emotionally Honest

By: Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015
I don't like the concept of New Year's resolutions for the obvious reasons: they make us feel terrible about ourselves, they're unrealistic, they allow fitness/diet/beauty companies to encroach on our insecurity and suck the life out of us, and they imply that the only time you can change your life is when a new year… More »

Here’s Why Humans Are Built To Be Kind

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 31, 2014
When many people think about Darwin’s theory of evolution and survival of the fittest, they assume that the competition to pass on genes is what defines human beings, and that that competitive impulse makes us ruthless at our core. What’s forgotten in that thought process is that humans have to not only pass on our… More »

Hitched 2.0: 10 Questions To Ask Potential Photographers

By: Emma Sarran / December 31, 2014
In my personal opinion, photography is one of the very most important aspects of the wedding (after the actual getting married thing, of course). Flowers will wilt, candles will be extinguished, and the music will stop—but the pictures are forever. They’re one of the few lasting, tangible things you’ll have from your big day, so… More »

It’s Gonna Be Okay: 9 Things I Learned In 2014

By: Claire Hannum / December 29, 2014
This was a year of changes, challenges and questions, and that made it full of unexpected lessons. Some realizations I had this year should probably have already been obvious to me, some I wish I'd never learned at all, and some came as a huge relief. A few of observations from 2014 that I'll kee… More »

Make It Stop: “My Dude Is Having A Rough Time And I Want To Encourage Him — But Without Sounding Like His Mommy”

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 26, 2014
The dude in my life is going through a rough time -- career-wise, financially, etc. -- and I think it's starting to impact his sense of, like, manliness. I'm a super nurturing person and I really want to encourage him to keep at it and basically tell him I'm proud of him, but I know… More »

On My First Christmas Without My Dad

By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014
When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad's death, I didn't expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn't reflected anything he'd normally be a part of - I've been puttering around the house, out with high school… More »

Here’s What Everyone’s Really Thinking When You Bring A New Boyfriend Home For The Holidays

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 25, 2014
Ahh, the holidays. It's a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about hi… More »

The Best U.S. City For Singles Will Surprise You

By: Claire Hannum / December 24, 2014
This seems like the absolute worst time of year to weigh these types of statistics, but WalletHub measured some data and put together a nifty list of the best and worst cities in the United States to be single. The list is based on the damage dating does to your wallet in each metropolis and… More »

Your Last-Minute Being-Around-Kids Preparation Checklist

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 24, 2014
I’m gonna tell you some cute stories about my nephews! I got to Texas yesterday morning to visit my family for Christmas. I’ve got three nephews who are better than anyone else’s kids, ever, in every single way, especially in cuteness. The first thing my middle, four-year-old nephew did when I got in the car… More »

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