communication

What Does Mercury Retrograde Mean? 4 Myths And Facts About This Astrological Shitshow

It’s cool, guys, there’s no need to panic, I swear.

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Study: Voicemail Less Sexy Than Email, Everything Else On The Planet

What kind of monster would leave a sexy voicemail?

Robyn Pennacchia |

3 Easy Ways To Win Every Argument (And Still Make Everyone Happy)

Think “winning” an argument means always being right? … WRONG! Want to never “lose” another argument ever again? I’ve discovered that reconnecting to your personal purpose when conflict crops up is the secret to…

YourTango.com |

Life After Dating: Writing While Coupled

Over the weekend, my boyfriend Michael visited his mom and his sister, who was home from school for the weekend, out in the burbs. He told them he was going…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

This Couple Communicated Using Only Emojis For A Month

A New York City couple spent a month using only emojis instead of written words to communicate in their text messages, and weirdly enough, it didn’t totally wreak havoc on…

Claire Hannum |

Frisky Rant: You Are Not Sooo Busy

“I’m sooo busy!”

I’m soooo over this phrase. So over it I want to throw something when a person says it. Usually at them. I’m sooo busy is…

Jackie Brubaker |

4 IM/GChat Behaviors That Drive Me Insane

I have a phobia of the phone, don’t have time to write lengthy emails, and my handwriting is so out of practice that signing my rent check each month feels…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

How To Talk To Teenage Girls

My senior year of college I mentored a group of teen girls at an alternative high school outside of Portland, and it was one of the most powerful and moving…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Girl Talk: On Nagging

The first and only time my husband called me a “nag” invoked a cringe-worthy shudder, followed by the thought, “Am I seriously turning into my mother?!” In my personal catalog of unsavory labels,…

Tania Bolam |

10 Things You Should Never Say To An Emotional Woman

It’s a rare man who knows how to deal with an emotional woman. I know that “feelings” scare a lot of dudes and in their fear and perfectly admirable desire…

Ami Angelowicz |

We Reach Our Full Dog Whispering Potential At Age 10

We all felt a special bond with our childhood dogs … well those of us that had them. My apologies to those who didn’t. When I was a kid, I…

Ami Angelowicz |

Are Men Better Boyfriends In Their Next Relationship?

Lately we’ve been talking a bit about breakups and the lessons we learn from relationships that have ended — but do men actually get more out of a “failed” relationship…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Dear Wendy: “Am I An Attention Whore?”

My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for three months, and currently live together. I’m just gonna cut to the chase here: he’s not good about replying to…

Wendy Atterberry |

12 Reasons Why Women Don’t Listen To Men

Psychologist Robert Leahy made a list of reasons why men don’t listen to women. Sure maybe he’s not listening to us because he want us to be rational rather than…

Ami Angelowicz |

We Are Better At Communicating With Strangers Than Loved Ones

We know that couples, family members, and best friends love to brag about how they share a brain, which results in all that annoying finishing each other’s sentences stuff. Just…

Ami Angelowicz |

“The Man Whisperer” Dating Advice Book: Stop Nagging, Or Else You’ll Die Alone

Every few years some enterprising publisher knocks off the world’s most famous “how to change yourself to get a man to love you” book, The Rules (which itself knocks off…

Jessica Wakeman |

What Your Email Sign-Off Says About You

Do you have a standard email sign-off you use like “Thanks,” “Cheers,” or “Best”? Do you change your sign-offs for business emails? I tend to stick with the ol’ XOXO…

Wendy Atterberry |

Is Having A Sister Better Than Having A Brother?

It strikes me as interesting that a short but sweet essay on the benefits of having a sister, called “Why Sisterly Chats Make People Happier,” has been one of the…

Joanne Hinkel |

Dear Wendy Updates: “First-Timer” 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…

Wendy Atterberry |
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