Relationships

You’re Not Too Much, He’s Just Not Enough

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My whole life, people have been telling me I’m “too much." It's BS.

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This Mother's Day Let's Stop Treating Emotional Labor Like Extra-Credit Work For Men 

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...[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.

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Is Your Partner Stressed Out?

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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Take The Cake: Stop Shaming Indirect Communication

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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.

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Stick It To The Homophobes: Why My Lesbian Wedding Will Be Unapologetically Over-The-Top

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I suddenly understood why I felt this intense pressure to make my lesbian wedding so wildly spectacular — to stick to the homophobes.

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Ask Erin: My Ex-Girlfriend Is Giving Me Mixed Signals 

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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!

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Put It In Writing: Using A Contract To Heal My Relationship

When I told my friends, family, and therapist we were back together, they were worried.

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.

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Love, Alexi: How To Start A New Relationship Without Totally Freaking Out

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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.

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Should I Be Upset My Boyfriend Lied To Me About Going To A Strip Club?​

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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.

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How I’m Unlearning To People-Please

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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!

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