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Diving For Hearts
When it comes to people who have made minimal impact to you in your life, even extended periods of time spent together can't make you want to keep in touch or make you reach out to them. You're more t...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
Introducing Your Same Sex Partner to Your Parents
No matter what sexuality you might be, introducing your partner to your parents can be weird. You never know how it is going to turn out; it could be weird and awkward or it could all go off without a...
Art Creeps2 years ago
Curse Lingers
Should I even be upset? I mean I should have known what would happen next. Ok, This is the deal Mr. Cupid. Since you must know; I was riding in the car with a friend, his wife and their daughter, whom...
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J.D. Saward2 years ago
At First Summer We Gloried
Episode One I was young; I was anxious; I was bound to an archaic concept of me. She smoothed my mind and body with her sunny day thoughts and yoga softened hands. I agreed to her assumptions and her ...
Beth Gibbons2 years ago
5 Things to Help Un-Break Your Heart, Once He Broke It
One of the worst things to go through in life is a break-up. You can be in a relationship with someone whom you believed to be "the one" and they suddenly turn around and rip your heart out of your ch...
An Open Letter To My First Love
My first breakup was almost 3 years ago. I was 15 and in what felt like love with my best friend. Heartbreak is a difficult thing to describe unless the person you are explaining it to has experienced...
Phoenix Roronoa2 years ago
My Mentally Ill Ex
I seem to be a magnet for the worst of the worst when it comes to men. Every single relationship I have ever had has ended badly due to the abusive behavior of the man I'm dating at the time. I don't ...
A Note to Him
It's been a year… A year of unanswered questions and undeserved silence… I had a dream last night and maybe that's why I felt compelled to write this, but the dream itself left me just as broken as th...
Sangita Saha2 years ago
Letters to Someone
The complexities of romantic relationships are best understood by those who speak little of them. And those who do not (or can not) speak, write. This is a compilation of letters by a helpless romanti...
Gareth Johnson2 years ago
How to Keep Your Relationship Fresh
Relationships are hard work. We all know that. It’s fun and exciting when it all begins, you fall in love, and you make a commitment. But the day-to-day hassles of life can easily take their toll. Sur...
Signs You've Been Breadcrumbed
Breadcrumbing sucks, and it's all too common. No, we're not talking about the cooking term "breadcrumbing," which involves covering meats and veggies in bread before deep-frying them. We're talking ab...
Raven Aurora2 years ago
How Abusive Relationships Change Our Self-Esteem
My longest relationship without pause lasted two and a half years. Some people will scoff and say, "bah, that's nothing. I've spent 20 years with my partner!" Well, at the time it was a feat for me. I...
NIKKI LANDRY2 years ago
Here's What's Going On
This is a story about the reality of a relationship and a Tiffany bracelet. It’s been 7 months since I was given the bracelet, the very same one he first put on the right side of my wrist. Yesterday, ...
Samantha A2 years ago
True Love and Beauty
I have a friend who just split up with her boyfriend. They have been together for two years with on and off almost every month I guess. I have lost count to be honest. The biggest reason why they neve...
Worst Dating Mistakes People Make
If you're over the age of 25, there's a pretty good chance that you've either witnessed or had a date from hell. It could have been the guy who sat you down and told you he's "married, but looking for...
Claire Raymond2 years ago
How To Tell Whether Someone Is "The One"
People talk a lot about "the one" and how you "just know" if it's right, and all those other clichés. But sometimes you don't, sometimes you get it wrong because you're a human being! Sometimes you th...
Ruth Jananan2 years ago
Love & Distance
I am writing this letter to the love of my life. His name is Jose David, he is in Venezuela and 2 years ago I moved to the United States. I'm still in love with him, sometimes we talked, and one of th...
Raven Aurora2 years ago
The Trouble With Not Respecting Womanhood
Let's face it: dating is hard. Since the advent of social media and instant gratification, however, finding a mate that stays interested in you for more than five minutes, much less for a lifetime, se...