The last date I went on before I met my husband was hilariously awful. Despite it, I remember laughing to myself while I waited for the train home. It had dawned on me that this was the first time I didn’t feel bad about a guy not liking me. I had been myself, and if […]
Gaslighting. You’ve likely heard the term, but what is it, exactly, and how do you know if you’re a victim? Dr. Robin Stern, who coined the term over a decade ago, details this manipulative form of emotional abuse—as well as how to eliminate it from your life—in her book, The Gaslight Effect. In teaching you […]
It’s something we all long for—to live in a happy community, a place where we feel safe, peaceful, nurtured and healthy, and where we engage with others in a positive and uplifting way. When that isn’t our experience, many of us tend to isolate ourselves or relocate. But, what if instead we could create a […]
Being single during the holidays can be a total drag. Canoodling couples, cheesy commercials—it’s enough to make even the strongest among us want to fall into a Netflix-induced coma till spring. But if you’re really interested in meeting men, relationship coach Matthew Hussey doesn’t want you relying on fate, writing Santa, or hibernating on the […]
Parenting can be incredibly hard. Parenting after a split can be even harder. Parenting when your kids’ father suddenly gets serious with another woman … well, that’s a situation that can easily diminish into chaos. Is it even possible to play nice with your ex’s new significant other or, at the very least, co-parent with […]
Our family dog Lucy is a rescue and a mutt. She always follows the rules, and she watches over our cat Rex obsessively to keep him out of trouble. She has sensitive, stressed-out eyes, and she melts when you hug her. She’s smart, and she worries a lot. Basically, she’s me in a fursuit.
Our modern lives are overflowing with white noise and chatter but sorely lacking authentic interaction. As we exist in a constant state of digital connectivity, we are ironically growing further apart from one another. In his new book, bestselling author of Running with the Mind of Meditation, Sakyong Mipham shows us how to re-learn speaking […]
You may have heard about the demise of marriage in America. Maybe you were reading a newspaper or magazine article that outlined the reasons why. Perhaps you watched a lot of Sex and the City and are pretty sure things have gone downhill since. Possibly you’ve read about divorce rates. It’s even conceivable you were […]
Studies show that couples who work out together have stronger, happier relationships. It makes sense because many sports require communication and team work—whether you’re out mountain biking or spotting each other at the gym. Sharing a passion adds depth to your relationship, and learning a new skill builds confidence. You may even make new friends together.
Do you know the secret to good sex? Here's a hint: it has little to do with romantic dinners or lingerie or walks on the beach or even pheromones ... it's all about vulnerability, trust, resilience, and persistence. Loveologist Wendy Strgar explores all this and more in her new book Sex That Works.