My whole life, people have been telling me I’m “too much." It's BS.
...[M]en get a lot of praise for the “extra-credit work” they do in regards to domestic labor (the actual house cleaning and keeping work) and emotional labor (the invisible work that ensures the rest gets done) no matter what day of the year.
Maybe you’ve noticed your partner feeling and acting stressed out. In a relationship, people often have different sensitivity levels to stress.
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I’ve been ashamed of my indirect communication style for a really long time. Recently I realized that I was done feeling shame for the way I navigate.
I suddenly understood why I felt this intense pressure to make my lesbian wedding so wildly spectacular — to stick to the homophobes.
She told me that her feelings are gone and never coming back. Until the day when she moved out, and now my girlfriend is giving me mixed signals. Help!
When I told my friends, family, and therapist we were back together, they were worried. That’s when we had the idea to write up a contract.
The following is a list — a gentle reminder, for anyone who has ever had a hard time trusting in a new relationship, and allowing someone to love them.
When I found out that my boyfriend lied to me, twice, about going to a strip club, I thought I’d have the guts to be able to handle it better than I did.
I do not remember a time in my life when I was not a people-pleaser. I apologize often, and unnecessarily. I'm finally unlearning to people-please!