relationship issues

Make It Stop: “I Got Back Together With My Ex, But I Haven’t Told Him I’m Moving”

And then there’s the fact that she’s not sure she WANTS to move anymore…

Anna Goldfarb |

Make It Stop: “My Dude Hates All The TV Shows & Movies I Need To Watch For Work”

She’s a pop culture critic who has to watch a lot of TV and movies for work. He’s her boyfriend who finds all those same TV shows and movies boring.

Anna Goldfarb |

What Is Your Ideal Relationship Cohabitation Scenario?

Writer Rachel Kramer Bussel (a contributor to The Frisky) has a unique arrangement with her live-in boyfriend Drew – after kissing each other goodnight at the end of the day, the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Dater X: The First Big Fight

It was bound to happen.

Dater X 3.0 |

Make It Stop: “Should I Dump My Boyfriend Before Or After His Friend’s Wedding?”

Is there ever a right time to stomp on someone’s heart?

Anna Goldfarb |

True Story: He Cheated, I Stayed

I knew exactly what I’d do if I found out my partner had cheated. At least, I thought I did. The truth of the matter is, no one knows how…

Savannah Hemmings |

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Downright Refuses To Ever Dance With Me!”

She’s a professionally trained dancer who loves to cut a rug, but her boyfriend is content to plant his butt in a chair and never move his feet. Is there…

Anna Goldfarb |

Make It Stop: “My Boyfriend Keeps Sabotaging My Diet!”

I’m trying to lose weight, but my boyfriend, who I’ll call Joey, keeps sabotaging me. Like, if I want a side salad, he’ll talk me…

Anna Goldfarb |

Girl Talk: Unemployed And Unemployable

My life three years ago is sometimes incomprehensible to me. Retrospectively, it’s so absurd that it’s hard to believe that the things that happened happened, or that I tolerated some…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

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 |

True Life: I Hate My Mother

My mother is vindictive, controlling and outright mean. If I could list the ways she passive aggressively told me I was fat, told me my boyfriend was too stupid, too…

College Candy |

5 Easy Ways To “Win” Any Fight (And Feel Better About Yourself)

When I was in middle school, I was picked to become a peer mediator. At the time, I was just stoked to get out of classes for two days for…

Julie Gerstein |

Girl Talk: I Put Myself On Mute For A Guy — And I’ll Never Do It Again

I like to consider myself a strong and independent woman. I live alone; I take care of myself and never waiver in my beliefs. I’ve managed to convince myself that…

Amanda Chatel |

Girl Talk: Why Checking Your Partner’s Email And Phone Is Not Smart

Recently, Jools Oliver, wife of chef Jamie Oliver, and writer Samantha Brick both proudly declared that they check their husbands’ emails and phones regularly, and credit their successful marriages in…

Rachel Kramer Bussel |

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend Lies About His Porn Viewing”

I’ve been with my boyfriend — my first boyfriend — for almost two years now. I am away from home at school, only an hour and half drive away, and…

Wendy Atterberry |

Girl Talk: I’m Divorced, Get Over It

This month marks the six-year anniversary of my divorce. A lot has changed since then. I’ve lived on my own (no parents, roommates, boyfriend, or husband). I dated again for…

Angela Tung |

Girl Talk: On Being A Slob

My name is Winona and I am a slob.

Growing up, my mom affectionately referred to my bedroom as “the pig sty,” and rightfully so: the clothing, books,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Dear Wendy: “We Don’t Have Sex Anymore”

My boyfriend and I have been dating almost a year. We used to have sex several times a day, but over the past six months it has decreased significantly. We…

Wendy Atterberry |

Girl Talk: How “Intervention” Helped Me To Forgive

I was really young and naïve when I met Christian* at a nightclub. By “young,” I mean 18 and by “naïve,” I mean an inexperienced dater who thought men would…

Ami Angelowicz |
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