Posts tagged "life after dating"

Life After Dating: Loving A Grad Student Without Going Insane

“Be prepared for a breakup about three weeks from now.” That was the relationship advice I got from a girl in her second year of my boyfriend’s graduate program, just…

Camille Guillot | December 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: Splitting The Holidays

My parents separated during my senior year of high school. That was bad enough, not because I was upset at the time about them separating, but because that first holiday…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 17, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: Is Relationship Advice A Waste Of Time?

I live for good advice, and sometimes I spend a little too much energy attempting to absorb others’ hard-learned lessons into my own life. When I graduated from college, my…

Claire Hannum | November 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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 | November 3, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Life After Dating: Sorry, But Sometimes I Just Want A Man To Take Care Of Me

Growing up, I saw singledom as the “default” way to live. My first impression of my (divorced) parents were as singles, and they were carrying on just fine, so I…

Claire Hannum | October 20, 2014 - 2:15 pm

Life After Dating: Moving On From The Past

Yesterday, while I was getting ready to go to CostCo with my boyfriend, Michael, I told him a story a friend had told me about how much her dad hated…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 6, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Life After Dating: We Are Family

When you marry someone and sponsor him for immigration, you declare loud and clear for the government, your employers, and your loved ones all to hear that you have created a new…

Jessica Wakeman | September 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: Is It Bad That I Keep Nudging My Boyfriend To Propose?

In March, Michael and I met up with my friend and her boyfriend for a double-date. I already knew that they’d gone to look at rings, but their big news…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 15, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: My Husband’s Best Friends Are Women & I Think It’s Great

Last week, our new dude dating columnist Dater XY wrote a provocative piece about how his best friend is a woman and some ladies he meets online dating can’t handle…

Jessica Wakeman | September 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts

Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding.

Jessica Wakeman | August 27, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: Trusting A Feeling, Taking A Leap

My boyfriend and I moved in together last July. At the time, we had been dating for just shy of six months.

If a friend had planned to…

Jana Pollack | August 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: What’s The Matter With Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms?

I once had a friend whose mom and dad didn’t just sleep in separate beds — they had entirely separately bedrooms in the same apartment. It seemed weird to me…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2014 - 11:00 am

Life After Dating: My Relationship Works Because We Ignore Each Other Half The Time

I met Michael six months after I left my previous relationship and was, I think, understandably not eager to get into anything super-committed. It turned out I had good reason…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 4, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Life After Dating: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes … None Of Your Business

Being the youngest in a large family has its advantages: My siblings provided plenty of grandchildren already, so there’s no pressure on me to make more. (Christmas presents are expensive,…

Jessica Wakeman | July 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: When Your Partner Is Unemployed

Growing up, my parents were able to provide a stable middle-class upbringing for me, my three sisters and my brother. I can understand now how fortunate we were not to…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: The Case For Living Separately

My boyfriend Max and I don’t live together, but since it takes about two minutes to walk from my place to his, I sometimes feel like we do. When I…

Claire Hannum | July 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: Marriage Has Changed My Relationship To Feminism — And That’s OK

My husband and I met  and got married all within five months. Kale had been visiting from Australia on a year-long tourist visa when we fell in love. Marrying not…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: What Relationships Can Teach Us That Being Single Can’t (And Vice Versa)

After being in a relationship for 10 years, Nick and I have gotten pretty damn good at dealing with relationship-related issues. We are still learning, of course, and probably always…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: The Beauty Of Doing Your Own Thing

Here’s a situation most people in long-term relationships have experienced at one time or another:

You really want to do something. Say, a challenging hike that ends at an…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 23, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Life After Dating: Compromising On Compromise

Yesterday evening, Nick and I were trying to hang up some pictures on a blank wall in the living room, and things were getting tense.

“I think that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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