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What We Can Learn From Celebrity Relationships

We live in a world where Paris Hilton makes approximately 20 billion times as much as your average public schoolteacher, and talk show host Oprah Winfrey has a net worth double that of a lot of small countries. What do these celebrities do to earn such riches? Sure, Paris had her reality show, but surely the guy who picks up your trash every morning before dawn sweats way more than she ever will. Does anyone really believe that George Clooney works harder than a middle school teacher? I sure don’t. So maybe it’s time that—instead of begrudging our stars their super-sized salaries—we make them earn it, by learning from their high-profile relationship ups and downs.

Jennifer Aniston: No matter how beautiful, rich and successful you are, if you’re not married with a baby by 40, certain people will still insist you’re a sad, desperate loser. Keep reading »

The Accidental Mouth Kiss: Haven’t We All Been There?

During last night’s surprise appearance by Barack Obama at the third night of the Democratic National Convention, we totally did a double-take when we saw the dashing Senator from Illinois plant a big one on Jill Biden, the wife of his running mate, Joe Biden. Was it on purpose and platonic mouth kisses are suddenly the new show of affection in Washington, or was it an accident? Who knows, but certainly the accidental mouth kiss is something we’ve all endured… Keep reading »

Pregnant In Public: Where Did You Pee On A Stick?

When Sally was seven weeks pregnant, her doctor said he was 99% sure she’d had a miscarriage. But she didn’t want to believe him. So in the restroom of a restaurant in San Francisco, she peed on a stick (or seven) and against all her expectations, got two blue lines.

Meanwhile, my friend Cat was so eager to find out whether she was with child that she dashed into the local Burger King toilet to take a test, despite being a vegetarian.

And Linda took her test in a supermarket restroom on the way to a Weight Watchers meeting… which she never got around to going to.

I used to think that pregnancy was a pretty private thing – at least until the belly starts to pop and strangers want to rub it. My mom and other women of her generation all went to their gynecologist or the privacy of their own bathrooms if they wanted to know if they were knocked up or not. Keep reading »

How To Save Face During A Breakup

Breakups are bad enough without looking like a total fool in the aftermath. So, in a bold move of honesty, and to help save others in the same place, I’m going to admit that in the throes of some past breakups I’ve been a little bit intense. I’ve learned my lessons on what not to do through a lot of tears, friend and family interventions, and often through making huge mistakes. And now I will pass along this harnessed wisdom to you.

Now, there are probably a lot of people who are just as stubborn as me, who in the face of rejection might just want to burn their ex’s stuff and cause a huge scene — to hell with other people’s advice. However, I’m going to beg you not to – it’s not worth it. Of course, just for clarification, if someone did something truly horrendous that warrants major destruction, such as cheating? Well then all bets are off.
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Love Vandal: A Heart Gathers No Moss

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Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send us a pic at tips@thefrisky.com. Keep reading »

Happy Kiss & Make Up Day!

Today is Kiss & Make Up Day — are you fighting with someone and want to take this opportunity to mend things? I am, but I have tried to mend it, to no avail. Perhaps the person who’s refused my attempts to make peace will consider this another invitation. And after the jump, some celebrity couples we’d like to see kiss and make up — Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams got there before we could! Keep reading »

Dealbreaker: Ditching Out On Your Birthday

Your Birthday: it’s the one day a year you are guaranteed to have someone trying to do you. Even when you’re single, you can line a little somethin’ somethin’ up. But sometimes another candle on your cake is the only thing you can count on.

I had been dating this dude for what I considered a fab four months. The sex was so hot from the start, we never spent more than a night apart. Plus, he had a great record collection (housed in adult furniture), the most lovable dog on the planet, and the cutest butt. I liked him almost as much as I like bacon. Keep reading »

For The Week Of August 25-31, 2008

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

Strange intuitive feelings signal messages to you all week, but it won’t be until the 30th when real clarity comes with a sense of direction. Until then, keep all your accusations and plans to yourself. If you truly want to make a statement with your words, timing will be essential to getting your point across.

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

Making finite decisions isn’t quite your thing. You like going with the flow, having things work out naturally or fade on cue. While you dream of this Utopia, you’ve rarely found it ever come to pass. This week, thank god, the universe is finally listening to all you have to say. Dream a little dream and shazam; your wish is its command.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

It’s going to be of those rated PG weeks where you’ll get to recover who you are in a platonic sense and stop worrying about the sexual piranhas swimming around you, trying to f*** up your mind. As the sign of sex, your vixen act often overwhelms and can blind onlookers. Hello, there’s more to you than being a hot piece of meat and it’s about time others got a peep beyond the guise.

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

What comes around goes around and finally you get a taste of sweet revenge as juicy news of an ex who has done you wrong arrives. Unfortunately, the flavor won’t last too long and other obsessions will be calling you elsewhere — as in lucky you, career luck strikes and will save you from yourself just in time.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

Sex is one of your favorite methods to unwind and god knows you need it often. Just don’t forget, as work stress comes down harder this week, your trusty escape is also a person and showering some tenderness in return will go a long way. Not to add more pressure to your life, but seriously, it only takes one minute for a good cuddle.

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

Your sense of logic continues to be askew, pushing your mad obsessions and crazy idealism into a realm beyond fantasy. At the end of the day, sure, this may be a little harmful and unproductive — but with nothing else to motivate you to get out of bed, use whatever inspiration you can. In time, you’re a smart girl; you’ll work yourself out.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

This is your time to love and be loved. Any other thoughts, other than hedonistic ones, banish from your mind. This is when balance, harmony and fulfilled expectations should be lighting up your life. Sure, you might have to get stern with your demands here and there, but all in all, this week will have you loving being you.

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

It sucks to have to play the master and servant game, especially when you’re stuck being the one on the bottom. However, when it comes to long-term goals, you’re going to have to put yourself in that compromising position and show off your versatility. If anything, consider this yet another one of your hidden talents and give yourself a pat on the pack for all your mad skills.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

It’s good to be you, as this week is one of your luckiest times of years to get some. Break out the fishnets and watch the magic unfurl. If you’re single, be more daring in your flirtations and call out a worthy match. If you’re hooked-up, fly off into the sunset by sharing everything you feel, think and want. You know it; this isn’t any time to be shy, as subtly will work against you.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Growing frustrations over your inability to get anyone to understand you comes to an end, as this irritating month winds down and starts swinging the universe onto the side of your libido and making you careless about anything other than getting laid. Luckily, some good conversation is also into the mix. After all, you’re not totally superficial.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Mixed messages are no fun. One day, you feel like you’re in paradise; the next day, you’ll want someone in particular to burn in hell. To say the least, this week will have you wanting a narcotic drip, as the frustration at times will feel unbearable. However, knowing this all in advance, you can always take up the option of free will and ignore all incoming calls post good news.

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

The sure test to know if someone really gets you is if they can call you out on your bull and put you in your place, a place where you actually consider their plan of action due to an edge of fear. After all, if they can control your mind with their words, you can only imagine what they can do to your body. Yes, consider yourself done in for, at least for this week.

Opposites Attract: Fact Or Myth?

I am not afraid to say, that it was Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” that taught me my first lesson in love; if he takes the bed, and she steals the covers, they must be a match made in relationship heaven. According to Paula, a relationship could, and would, flourish if lovers found themselves on opposing sides of the Myers Briggs Indicator.

Living in an industry town, more often than not, I have found myself in the throes of passion with a like-minded comedy-writer Democrat who favors savory snacks over sweet desserts. And most of those relationships have ended in embittered feuds over (I’ll admit) “who is funnier.”

As my mother likes to say, two spoiled brats cannot inhabit the same relationship.

So as I set off on my quest to find my mate of soul, he who encompasses all things different from me, I must first understand how different is too different? What are the differences that will allow a relationship to blossom in the sunshine of love? And what are the ones that will make it rain — creating a thunderstorm of the he-said-she-said-i-hate-you variety? Keep reading »

Handle This: Dating A Mama’s Boy

When your relationship is full of drama created by his mama, the road to romance can feel like a traffic jam – with her in the driver’s seat. Puzzled as to why when he’s around his mother, your man acts more like a boy? Below, Debra Mandel, Ph.D., author of “Dump That Chump: From Doormat to Diva in Only Nine Steps-A Guide to Getting Over Mr. Wrong”, answers this and some additional commonly-asked questions concerning men who aren’t yet ready to make someone other than mama number one in their lives. Keep reading »

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