relationship

Why Do Guys Assume I Want A Relationship?

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“What in the hell did I do or say that made you think I wanted to be in a relationship?” I asked him.

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6 Ways We Sabotage Our Relationships With “Caretaking” Behavior

When we adopt the “caretaker” role, we minimize our partner’s contributions and exaggerate our own, which creates an unbalanced dynamic that prevents intimacy from developing.

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I’m A Rape Survivor; This Is How My Husband & I Handle Intimacy

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Assault does not disappear because the new identities of “spouse” or “mother” accumulate in your wake. This is how my husband and I handle intimacy.

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6 Ways To Deal With Your Partner’s Horrible Ex

If your partner is still connected to his horrible ex in a way neither of you can do anything about, here are six ways to cope.

If your partner is still connected to his horrible ex in a way neither of you can do anything about, here are six ways to cope.

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I'm Glad I Chose Myself Over My Boyfriend​

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I smiled and walked out the door, choosing myself over a guy, choosing my business over a person who wanted me to be someone I no longer was.

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I Got Matching Tattoos With My Husband Because I Wanted To Curse Our Marriage

Doomed by our matching tattoos?

It's over. I know it's over because at least three people have told me that if you have your partner's name tattooed literally anywhere on your body (but especially if it's visible), your relationship is going to fall apart.

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My Fantasy Online Courtship Went From Charming To Creepy Once We Met

We texted day and night over weeks about novels, poems, single parenting, farming, teaching, and writing — proof positive of an extending courtship,

We texted day and night over weeks about novels, single parenting, farming, and writing — proof positive of an extending courtship. But then we met!

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I’m Not The Person My Husband Married

The author and her husband.

This is not the person my husband married. We're all a little crazy. We're all trying. Tomorrow we will not be the people we are today.

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Bachelorette Review: Weddings In Wisconsin & More Of Racist, "Alternative Facts" Lee

Previews for a showdown between Kenny & Lee marked a dark turn for Rachel's season of "The Bachelorette." (Image Credit: YouTube/Bachelor Nation on ABC)

Due to racist Lee, the night continues to devolve into another series of stereotypes, as the non-Black bachelors in the house get into it with the Black contestants. We’re clearly in store for an epic battle between Kenny and Lee in which fisticuffs are guaranteed to ensue. Peter's keeping it real, but otherwise, this season took a dark turn with episode four.

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11 Ways To Connect With Your Partner When You’re Busy, Broke, Or Both

You and your partner need to connect over more than scheduling and chore lists. Here are some fun ways to stay in the romance zone. (Image Credit: Mariah Sharp aka @mightymooseart)

This week in Love Lessons, connecting with your partner over something more exciting than laundry.

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