If you’ve ever dated someone who was visibly very different from you—like a different race or a different age—you’ve probably felt at some point like somebody was giving you the side eye. And you’re probably right. Research has shown that society does not look kindly on “mixed-status” relationships, or couples that appear to be very different
I called you today, friend. You knew today was the day. The day of the appointment. You told me that whatever the outcome I should call right away, or at least text. You said you would be right over. Like the true friend that you are you said I could cry and drink wine and
Most of us have spent time thinking about “the one”—that person we’re “supposed” to end up with, a pre-destined mate floating around out there somewhere. If you’re inclined to believe in that sort of thing, you’ve probably asked yourself, “How do I meet this person?” “Is the person I’m with right now the person I’m
Ever wish you had more options than “I Love You,” “Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…” or “To My Beautiful Wife” for a Valentine’s Day card? How about something like: “I Tolerate You” or “Truth be told, Valentine’s Day does make me think of my true love… Whiskey.” Mary Bruno delivers on that—as the founder
This article appeared originally on Next Avenue. Bad things happen. As we grow up, we become better acquainted with loss and sickness and grief. And we all find ourselves in the position of wanting to support friends and family who are going through terrible experiences. But what to say? How do we reach out in
Once you’re in the heat of a conflict—whether at home with your partner or a family member or at work with a colleague—it can be hard to back down, especially if you’re sure you’re in the right. But if it’s a resolution of yours to get a little less combative and to learn to handle disagreements calmly, try
Have you ever spent the weekend with a close friend—watching movies, playing video games, doing stuff you both love doing—and noticed near the end of it that you’ve apparently morphed into the same person over the course of a couple days? Science says that’s not just your imagination—we really do begin to imitate the ones we love.
The “romantic getaway” is billed in popular culture and advertising as a staple of any successful relationship. But can taking trips with your significant other actually improve the quality of your partnership? After all, traveling can be pretty stressful—and it only gets worse when there’s more than one person involved. There is research that suggests it