Relationships aren’t just the fabric of society, they define us as human beings. And while all relationships are crucial to happiness, it’s our intimate partnerships that most directly shape us, nourish us, and challenge us to grow. Here, we experience our greatest joys and endure our most painful sorrows.
Our culture says that relationships should naturally be full of good feelings and harmony, and when they’re not, something’s wrong. Someone’s to blame. Either your partner’s “not the one” or you are somehow “not doing it right.”
But we all know the truth: Relationships are gloriously messy. Messiness is, in fact, the norm. Love, fun, compatibility, and affection co-exist with distrust, doubt, anger, and power struggles. Together recognizes the realities of an intimate relationship, and gives you skills to help weather the necessary challenges that are actually the building blocks to intimacy. We believe that:
- Amazing partnerships are a matter of skill, not luck.
- People are willing to do “the work” of relationships but often don’t have a solid idea of what “the work” is. We’ll show you.
- In relationships, pain often comes from the gap between expectations and reality. We offer realistic expectations and high doses of reality.
When it comes to relationships, romance, and sex, there are women’s sites and there are men’s sites. Together stands in the common ground. It’s for women and men, written by women and men, and it features the stories of women and men. Together.