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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 Read...
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Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on track.

How To Get Your Sex Life Back On Track

Anticipation is part of the reason why sex is so hot at the beginning of relationships, so building it back in helps to get your sex life back on Read...
Myisha Battle    |   07.17.18   |   SHARE
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Doomed by our matching tattoos?

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

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 Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   04.18.18   |   SHARE
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This moment or movement has freed up much-needed SPACE for us to fill with our personal experiences with men that range from violent rape to subtle coercion and harassment.

Can Straight Couples Survive #MeToo?

As women build and strengthen our communities, and find commonalities over male-related traumas, where does that leave us in our relationships with Read...
Myisha Battle    |   04.3.18   |   SHARE
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Big, Fat Love: 5 Plus-Size Couples Show That Valentines Come In All Sizes

This Valentine’s Day, our valentines to you are these vignettes of fat love told by the women, femmes, and non-binary folks within these plus size Read...
Laurel Dickman    |   02.13.18   |   SHARE
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I’m here to tell you that sometimes, you just need to climax...

The Upside To Scheduling Sex

After we had our first kid, we decided it would be a good idea to have a weekly standing sex date. Yes, we started scheduling sex! Read...
Amanda Edwards    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
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Being a Supermom isn't worth losing a spouse (Image Credit: Thinkstock)

I Gave Up Being A Supermom To Be A Better Wife

When my son was a baby, I used my husband as a second set of hands. He was my co-parent, the other caretaker... I was no longer viewing him as my Read...
Gemma Hartley    |   10.5.16   |   SHARE
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Becoming Bride: My Wedding Is Next Week

Arran and I joke that no one wants to go to a wedding, not really— and maybe that’s true, but (perhaps naively) we had thought of the day as a gift Read...
Melissa Petro    |   09.2.16   |   SHARE
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