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GIF Quiz: Are You Over Him?

You swear you’ve moved on from your ex, but then you find yourself stalking his Facebook page, drunk texting, and “coincidentally” ending up in his neighborhood — sound familiar? Accepting that you’re not over him is the first step to actually getting over him, so to help you ditch the denial stage, we’ve rounded up some clear… More »


7 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships

If you’ve been searching for “the one” but haven’t had any luck, ask yourself this important question: Are love-blocking beliefs sabotaging your love life?

Are you carrying around fear-based beliefs from your childhood or early relationship experiences? Sometimes, these issues are so deeply embedded in us, we’re not even aware that these love… More »


11 Cliches About Life That Are Actually True — In GIFs!

Cliches. They drove your 10th English teacher crazy. But I would say they have lasted as long as they have for a reason— lots of them are true! Wisdom can actually be very simple. Below are some cliches that have stood the test of time and are actually great life advice in disguise. I feel… More »


The Case For Being Friends With An Ex

In our recent Break Up With Your Ex survey, 51 percent of you said you can’t truly be friends with an ex. And there’s a good reason, why too. Thirty-eight percent said the biggest impediment is that they’re still in love and can’t let go.  I can’t say I agree that creating a clean slate is right for everyone. ReadMore »


5 Relationship Zones Worse Than ‘The Friend Zone’

The Internet loves hating on “the friend zone,” because the Internet sees friendship as the highest form of torture. I’m not here to explain that “being in the friend zone” says less about the person who “put” you there than it does about the skewed way you view relationships (although, yes, someone should teach you… More »


A Guide To Dating Dudes In Their 20s Vs. 30s

Your mid-30s are like a golden age for dating. You still have plenty of age-appropriate single people to choose from. No one bats an eye if you hook up with a 45-year-old. Yet, that 26-year-old with the tight abs still thinks you’re hot. So rather than mourn the fact that you’re still unattached at 35,… More »


10 Things You Can’t Expect To Get Back After A Breakup

Letting go after a relationship is definitely hard. There’s the actual breakup, which is always always difficult. Then you have the Facebook relationship status change (let’s face it, changing that little box to “single” is a big deal). And breaking the news to friends and family is utterly dreadful.

Finally, there’s the post-breakup etiquette… More »


8 Bits Of Radical Relationship Wisdom From The Single Dude Who Spent A Year Interviewing Happy Couples

Just two days before Valentine’s Day, Redditor Nate (aka BigBags), a single dude who was so tired of being force fed “warped and unrealistic expectations of love” that he quit his job to travel around the country to interview 100 of the most amazing couples, surfaced to answer questions about his findings. (If you’re wondering,… More »


Cate Blanchett’s Secret For A Happy Marriage: Reading Each Other’s Email

Cate Blanchett seems to have it all together. While we were hoping the big personal secret she’d reveal this weekend would be the key to her perfect skin, she instead descended to Earth to reveal the secret to a happy marriage: Sharing an email address. Read more on The Gloss…More »


30 Super Simple Ways To Be More Generous

Often overlooked, being selflessly kind, is incredibly crucial in relationships. In fact, it’s one of the top three indicators of a happy marriage, along with sexual satisfaction and commitment. According to a study by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, couples who reported a high amount of generosity in their relationship were five times more… More »


So You’re “On A Break” With Your Boyfriend — What Are The Rules?

A break is when a couple/partnership feels the need to try a trial separation, of sorts. There’s no shame in it, and while it’s a major crossroads for a twosome, it’s not the end, not yet at least. Two of the most important ways to survive the break is to establish what the rules of… More »


5 Tips For Awkward People Looking To Make New Friends

Meeting new people sucks. Well, at least it does for people like us — people who would rather eat a bar of soap than endure the awkward juggling of social rules and misreading of body language that comes with human contact. Confident, practiced people will tell you it’s as easy as walking up to a… More »


30 Communication Tips For A Healthy Relationship

From the dinner table to the bedroom, communication is the key to a fulfilling relationship. If you find yourself struggling, read these 30 crucial tips for healthy communication on YourTango… More »


4 Harsh Conversations You Should Have Before Getting Married

Everyone seems to have a pretty good idea of what marriage is like right up until the honeymoon anesthesia wears off and they can start to feel life’s groin shots again. Sometimes that takes a few years — sometimes it happens right out of the gates. But it eventually does happen, and how you handle… More »


Bold Girl Lesson: Know When To Walk Away — And Know When To Run

Half of the trouble I’ve experienced in relationships is simply not knowing when to “fold ‘em” and call it a day. Yeah, you’re probably out the $10 buy-in, but it’s a small loss in comparison to a broken heart. You lost that week, or month of time but you didn’t go all in on some… More »


6 Commonly Used Phrases That Make Everyone Hate You

We live in an age where everyone can — nay, must — share every thought and comment immediately and constantly. As a result, we, as humans, come up with more terrible things to say every single day. But YOLO, amirite?

Obvi there are totes a shit-ton of redonkulous words and phrases we could… More »


Are You Trapped In The One Night Stand Cycle?

Gay, straight or bi, we’ve all been pressured by our overactive brains (or nether regions) to seek out sex. Don’t shake your head; you know you’ve been there and done that — that, being a one night stand that you later regret.

Why do we find ourselves in one night stands, anyway? Out of desperation,… More »


Life After Dating: 20 Not-So-Nice “Firsts” Of A Long-Term Relationship

So you’ve finally found The One (or at least The One For The Foreseeable Future) and you’ve committed to a serious relationship. Now what? In our new weekly column, Life After Dating, we’ll discuss the unique joys and challenges of coupledom.

A few weeks after Nick and I started dating, he got his wisdom… More »


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