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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

Life After Dating: 10 Signs You Need Some Alone Time

Over the weekend, a friend of mine was telling me that she was headed out to run some errands recently when her husband chimed in, “Hey, I think I’ll come…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 2, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Life After Dating: 6 Things To Share With Your Partner (And 6 Things To Keep For Yourself)

Being in a long-term relationship is all about sharing. You share your time, your living space, your most intimate secrets, your friends, your life. When you strike a nice balance…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: A Relationship Is Not Bubble Wrap

We live in a culture that values coupledom and biological families over anything else. This is especially true for women, who are seen as more relationship-oriented than men. We hold…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Life After Dating: The Inescapable Logistics Of Love

“I just assumed that when I met my soulmate and fell in love, all of these annoying day to day things would fall into place.”

I’m on the…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | May 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm