A therapist shares the self-talk she uses to heal the void.
A therapist shares the self-talk she uses to heal the void.
Thirty years of small gestures and good sex.
Gender roles are so damn confusing.
When I ditched the bad boyfriend habit, I found myself.
Forgive and be forgiven.
Love is a lot to ask. Tolerance will do for now.
What happens when a sloppy woman marries a fastidious man.
That longing ache means things are about to change.
After a strict upbringing, early heartbreak, and a celebrity crush, I’m indefinitely single.
I can do it alone, but I don’t always have to.
How to turn drunken sex with strangers into intimacy.
The open relationship that turned my love life around.
It’s not just a guy thing.
My man and I are free to sleep around, if only we could find the time.
If we can stay connected, maybe you can too.
We never fell in love, so why do I mourn his loss so deeply?
What I learned from a new relationship model could help monogamists be happier.
After a breakup, cry your eyes out—but don’t forget these existential truths.
You’re a straight cis white man. You have nothing to complain about. Right?
But unfortunately, my husband doesn’t see it that way.
On an idyllic weekend getaway, I learn once again that happiness can’t be planned.
My husband wants Beverly D’Angelo, in her prime. But he’ll have to settle for me.
I wanted the tradition of taking my husband’s name. I didn’t foresee the heartbreak.
Staring at a future I never dreamed of, eating everything in sight.
The great secret no one ever tells us: Sexual empowerment equals life empowerment.
I thought I knew everything about relationships. Then she handed me a quiz.
I used to resist the transition from euphoria to real love. No more.
How biology, evolution, and cultural training conspire against smooth communication.
For Six Months, We Had to Find Other Ways to Connect
This Thanksgiving, make the leap from “thanks” to deep, true appreciation.
Traditional monogamy doesn’t work for me, but neither does polyamory.
No more worrying about pregnancy, infertility, miscarriages, or what-ifs.
What I learned circling the globe with my new husband.
My fiancé was never taught to feel, communicate, or apologize. Now we’re learning together.
I’d rather date a stable, happy couple than a series of Tinder f*ckboys. And I’m not alone.
On the surface we looked like a talkative wife and silent husband. Underneath, ghosts were at war.
How Couples Can Make It Through the Most Turbulent Time of the Month
Sometimes the most romantic plans don’t succeed until they fail.
It took me a long time to learn that female orgasm is both straightforward and varied.
No invitations, no menus, no guests, no hassle. Just us and paradise.
A whole list of disasters blew two years of planning—and showed me what mattered.
I didn’t get the importance of laughter until I was flat on the floor.
I didn’t realize how much I loved my husband until he walked straight into the grief with me.
You think you and your husband are compatible. Then you have a kid and try to feed him.
Stay in view of your partner, but keep to your own path.
It took a while but I’ve learned to gather some wisdom from the ruins.
Despite our best efforts to steer and control it, love is a shape-shifter.
The Babymoon Ended When My Husband Starting Telling Me How to Mother
It’s tempting, and dangerous, to throw your entire identity into parenthood.
My girlfriend set me free to see other women—on one condition.
Loving a man who cannot stay has taught me more than I ever imagined.
Marrying young means changing fast while trying to stay together.
Judging a relationship by the fruit it bears instead of the years it lasts.
You can’t just blame your partner and walk away from crazy. You have to change.
How we co-create solutions instead of fighting to each get our own way.
Thinking of leaving out a mistake from your past or a few current dreams? Don’t.
On a Friday night in LA, two strangers finally figure out the secret to lasting love.
It took “I don’t respect you” to realize my impact.
An arrow to the heart and a challenge to make a tacky little kimono my bitch.
Of Clomid, tedious sex, secret resentments, and unresolved longing.
Whoever said couples should solve every argument before bed? Sleep on it and you may forget the fight altogether.
Heartache is natural. Blaming and drama are unnecessary. How one woman learned to let go with love.
Learn to fall in love with life itself, and watch your relationship blossom.
How I learned to share the woman I love with another guy.
Instead of giving in, butting heads, or walking away, figure out that one specific thing you are so unwilling to let go of.
Wives spend four times more hours doing laundry than their husbands. Not in my house, they don’t.
Your new spouse isn’t your ex, but that can be hard to remember while living in the shadow of an unhappy marriage.
There’s a reason we say “in sickness and in health” on our wedding day.
The spiritual path will burn away all illusions, including the sexual kind. The good news is that something better is reborn in the ashes.
A new baby, around-the-clock feedings, sleep deprivation, a tight budget—and a gift that will never be forgotten.
My youth was all bravado and bedpost notches, but it took love to show me the true power of sex.
It’s the small daily omissions that erode a relationship. How I finally learned to show up and tell the truth.
In my open marriage, feelings of jealousy and rejection emerge in unexpected places, and point the way toward growth.
Stop dissecting the drama, and instead look forward and get playful about the future you want to create.
A stunted maternal instinct. A long-dormant sexual awakening. A nascent midlife crisis. You might call it the perfect storm.
Simply saying you’re sorry isn’t enough. If you really regret your actions, take the time to do it right.
Who says you have to consummate your desire, or even know your Valentine’s name for that matter?
Need some inspiration? Check out these champions of romance and the grand gestures that won their beloveds’ hearts.