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A Therapist Gets Honest About 5 Signs Your Partner Doesn't Fully Respect You

By Jamie Kravitz
Respect is the most important aspect of any healthy relationship, period. When you and your partner respect one another, you can communicate openly and honestly. With mutual respect comes compromise and productive problem solving. So, if you suspect…

6 Ways To Keep Your Friendships Strong When You're In A New Relationship

By Laura Moses
"Hos before bros," "Venus before penis," and "besties before testes." These are all delightfully colorful ways to describe how very important friends are and how no man — not even Jason Momoa with The Rock as his wingman — could ever come between…

If Your Partner Says These 5 Things, They May Be Gaslighting You

By Rebecca Strong
Your partner is late for the zillionth time. You finally muster up the courage to call them out on it, but they dismiss you entirely. Maybe you're met with, "What are you talking about? I was barely five minutes late." Or, "You're too obsessed with…

Miley Cyrus' Little Sister Noah Is Dating A Controversial Rapper & Their Photos Are Steamy

By Karen Ruffini
We're all well aware by now that Miley Cyrus is an actual queen, yes? Yes. But did you know that her sister Noah Cyrus is following down her sister Miley's path as an actress and singer? (Is there something in the water at the Cyrus household that I…

If You Feel Weird About Your Partner Still Talking To Their Ex, You Need To Read This

By Jamie Kravitz
Personally, when someone tells me they're still friendly with their ex, I can't help but be a little skeptical. I know not all breakups are dramatic, Bachelor-worthy blowups complete with screaming and crying, but they still signify the end of a…

5 Stages Every Girl Goes Through When Snooping On Her Boyfriend's Phone

By BDG Video
We've all been there before, and we're all guilty of it: going through your boyfriend's phone. In this episode of "5TAGES," we see the agony (and the ecstasy) of peeping his cell. Just don't do it! (Though we've DEFINITELY all done it.)

5 Stages of Meeting Your Boyfriend's Parents for the First Time

By BDG Video
Things are going swimmingly. Perfect, really. You’re a couple months in, and you’ve passed all the hurdles with ease: labeling the relationship, staying over his house for the first time, meeting and getting along with his friends, telling each…

5 Stages of Meeting Your Ex-Boyfriend's New Girlfriend

By BDG Video
You don't miss your ex. In hindsight, he was an atrocious specimen of stunted growth. What even WAS his name? Exactly. That is until you spy his new girlfriend while getting lunch with your best bud, and, of course, you're intrigued. Even more so…

A Therapist Breaks Down What To Do If You Have Chemistry With Your Friend's Partner

By Jamie Kravitz
Your best friend has impeccable taste. You trust her choice in clothes, restaurants, and even potential partners. It's just one of the many reasons you enjoy having her in your life. Sometimes, though, your bestie uses her talents to find the…

Bekah M. Explained Why She Isn't Going On 'Bachelor In Paradise' & The Reason Is So Sweet

By Alana Altmann
If you were expecting to see a certain charming fan-favorite from Arie's season of The Bachelor on this summer's Bachelor in Paradise, you're out of luck this time. Bekah Martinez has a very good reason for not looking for love under the Mexico sun…

5 Signs Your Partner’s Friends Think You’re Amazing & Completely #RelationshipGoals

By Elana Rubin
It's natural to want your partner's friends to be a fan of you. It'll just make life so much easier for the two of you if you all get along (which is honestly the bare minimum), and even better if they actually enjoy seeing you. There are a few…

If You See Your Friend's SO On A Dating App, They Might Not Necessarily Be Cheating

By Annie Foskett
Swiping on the apps is all fun and games until you see someone you happen to know. "Uh oh," you might think. "Do I swipe right? Is this awkward?" No, it's not, because what's truly awkward is when you see someone on the apps who you happen to know…

I Created The Perfect Fake Boyfriend, Then Met Him In Real Life

By Hannah Orenstein
When I started writing a novel the summer after I graduated college, I was in the midst of a dating spree that included an array of corporate suits, three playwrights, a bartender, a model, and a cowboy. The ones I liked didn’t like me back. The…

How To Ask Your Partner To Finally Post A Pic Of You On Instagram, Because Ugh

By Jamie Kravitz
When you first start dating someone, there is a list of topics you should discuss regarding relationship boundaries: how much PDA you're each comfortable with, how often you should sleep over if they have roommates, and so on. In this day and age,…

I'd Be Offended If My Fiancé Asked For My Dad's Permission To Marry Me & Here's Why

By Alana Peden
I'm not ashamed to admit it: A few weeks ago, I played along as my friends (independent rockstars of women in their late 20s) imagined our hypothetical engagements out loud. Usually, when any marriage-related conversation commences, my eyes kind of…

Here's How To Convince Your Instagram-Hating Partner To Take Cute Pics With You

By Annie Foskett
You may have found yourself reading the title of this article, rolling your eyes, and thinking, "It's just Instagram, who cares?" First of all, are you my dad? (Hey, Dad!) Second of all, I get it. Instagram is social media and social media should be…

7 People Reveal The Funniest Place They've Ever Met Someone They've Dated & LOL

By Sydnee Lyons
I love romantic comedies for one very specific reason: I can't resist a good meet-cute. You know, the ridiculous but adorable way two people bump into each other at the beginning of a movie? It's like when Matthew McConaughey's character saves…

7 Father's Day Gifts Under $25 That Your Partner's Dad Would Really Appreciate

By Annie Foskett
Oh, hello! My eyes have finally stopped itching and my nose has ceased running — it must be mid-June. That special week when summer morphs from fan-fiction to unscripted Netflix documentary. We've made it, babies! There is no holiday to mark this…

10 Reasons Your BFF Will Always Make You Happier Than Any Romantic Relationship

By Jamie Kravitz
Sure, romantic relationships are nice, but let's face it: you never have to ask yourself whether you know your best friend better than a boyfriend or girlfriend. Dating is messy and confusing, and there are always new surprises (both good and bad).…

5 Women Share The Sweetest Stories About How Their Moms & Partners Bonded

By Genevieve Wheeler
I knew I really loved my last boyfriend the second I saw him wrap his (incredibly buff) arms around my mom at a time when she truly needed it. Without diving into all of the drama and hardships that had led up to that moment, my mom had had a really…

This 'Bachelorette' Contestant Dated A Famous Olympic Athlete, So Get Ready For Drama

By Kristen Perrone
Forget the software salesmen and personal trainers of past Bachelorette seasons. Season 14's popular career of choice appears to be NFL player, with both Colton Underwood and Clay Harbor representing the professional sport on the show. It ought to…

7 Tips For Traveling With Your Partner So You Won’t Get On Each Other’s Nerves 

By Sydnee Lyons
I've had vacations with partners go swimmingly (I mean it, we went to Aruba) but I've also had a few that made me want to yell, "Man overboard!" Don't judge me. You would feel the same way if you were confined to a tiny ship cabin with someone you…

How To Tell Your Partner Their Breath Stinks Without Hurting Their Feelings

By Annie Foskett
You know that moment at a restaurant when you suddenly you notice that the person opposite you has a flake of Swiss chard stuck in between their vampire tooth and their incisor? So darn awkward. Yes, it would be so easy to just tell them, but…

I Asked My Mom To Rank My Ex-Boyfriends & She Did NOT Hold Back At All

By Genevieve Wheeler
First and foremost, let me just take a moment to say that my mom is the actual best. She and I are crazy close, and she's always taken my best friends, boyfriends, and the stray cats I've found in abandoned motel rooms under her wing (pretty…

How To Deal If You & Your BF Or GF Are Going To Different Colleges In The Fall

By Genevieve Wheeler
I'll be honest, at 18, I was staunchly against the idea of continuing high school relationships into college. Was I in a relationship at the time? Of course not! Did I lecture my coupled-up friends at length about the benefits of heading to college…

I Moved In With My Boyfriend To Save Money & It Led To A Broken Engagement

By Catie Warren
The breakup itself was relatively quick and painless. After months of fighting and sleeping in separate bedrooms, it was as if we had both hit our breaking point. It wasn’t like the breakups you see in the movies -- no smashing of dishes or calling…

How To Figure Out If You Should Get Your Partner's Mom A Mother's Day Present

By Elana Rubin
Dating someone and trying to figure out what to get their families during the holidays can be a little confusing. If you're a guest for Christmas or Hanukkah, do you shell out gifts for every single family member? Do you go in on a present with your…

Here's How To Know When It's Time To Swap House Keys With Your Partner

By Jamie Kravitz
If you're thinking about exchanging house keys with your boyfriend or girlfriend, that probably means you're beginning to think more seriously about your future together. While giving your partner a key to your home can feel like a big gesture, it…

The Secret To Having Your Partner Sleep Over Without Pissing Off Your Roommates

By Elana Rubin
When you live with roommates, you quickly figure out what each person's preferences and quirks are when it comes to sharing space. Your home is as much yours as it is theirs, and if they're bringing a significant other over most days, everyone…

Do You Need To Ask Your Parents' Permission To Move In With Your Partner?

By Jamie Kravitz
So, you've decided to move in with your significant other. Before you share the exciting news with your friends and family, you might want to let your parents know about your plan. There's definitely a strategy for talking to parents about moving in…

Laverne Cox Finally Shared A Photo Of Her Boyfriend & They're So Freaking Cute

By Candice Jalili
I don't know about you guys, but I personally have spent the past week in mourning. Why, you ask? Well, because another one of my all-time favorite celebrity couples have announced their split. First, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, and then, Jennifer…

3 Ways To Cope When Your Roommate & Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Don't Get Along

By Annie Foskett
If I can brag for a sec, I like to think that I can get along with most anyone. I enjoy meeting friends of friends, I always compliment my barista's neon purple manicures, and I'm a decent first date. But when it comes to my own living space, I'm…

5 Surprising Things I Learned About Relationships After Living With My Boyfriend

By Tayi Sanusi
After moving in with my boyfriend, I have to say I was pretty surprised by how well our habits seemed to mesh. I had heard so many horror stories about how moving in together was "the kiss of death," so needless to say I was a bit on edge. Living…

5 Things All 'Jersey Shore' Fans Should Know About Sammi Sweetheart's New Man

By Kristen Perrone
Jersey Shore Family Vacation premiered to stellar ratings last week, and for a hot second, it was almost as if the absence of original cast member Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola wasn't too noticeable. Thanks to a doll resembling Sammi crashing the rest…

11 Simple, Sweet, Small Things You Can Do To Light Up Your Partner's Day

By Sydnee Lyons
I spend a lot of time in coffee shops. I'm usually either working on my computer or staging the perfect 'gram but sometimes, I'll just sit and people-watch. That's what I was doing when I witnessed one of the nicest things to do for your boyfriend…

This Woman Dumped Her BF After His Body-Shaming Texts About Her "Beer Gut" Went Viral

By Jamie Kravitz
I'm all for honesty in a romantic relationship, but there's a big difference between letting your girlfriend know that she has spinach in her teeth and body-shaming her perfectly healthy physique. A woman dumped her boyfriend and is now making…

3 Signs You & Your Partner Are Ready To Become Pet Parents Together

By Genevieve Wheeler
Getting a pet is a huge step to take in a relationship. It means that you and your partner are ready to say, "Yes, we can share the responsibilities of sustaining another creature's life," which — while wonderful and exciting — is no small feat (I…

I Weighed More Than My Boyfriend & It Bothered Me, But I Needed To Get Over It

By Elana Rubin
On my first day of college, I met a boy. He went to high school with my roommate, and I met him in my dorm lobby on move-in day. Let's call him "Mike." I've struggled with my weight and body image my entire life, and when I met him, I was probably…

Ask Yourself 2 Questions If You're Sacrificing Your Own Values For Your Partner's

By Annie Foskett
I am prone to displaying my disdain for people, places, and things via an accidental grimace. I know that I am not unique, and this phenomenon has been called "resting bitch face" — of course, I prefer the much less misogynistic "distracted mind…

Can You Make It Through The Internet Boyfriend Bracket Challenge Without Screaming?

By Candice Jalili
I've never understood the whole March Madness thing. This is for many reasons. For starters, I'm not a big sports person, and when I do decide to care about sports, it's usually about professional-level sports, not college sports. Then, there's the…

7 April Fool's Pranks To Play On Your Partner That Won't Cause A Nasty Breakup

By Sydnee Lyons
With Valentine's Day out of the way, it's time to focus on what's really important in relationships: I'm talking about coming up with April Fools' pranks for your boyfriend or girlfriend so that you can ruin the day of the person you love the most.…

What To Expect If You're Celebrating Easter With Your Partner For The First Time

By Genevieve Wheeler
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. And having grown up in a Methodist family — and attending Catholic schools intermittently as a kid — it's one I've celebrated every year of my life (in both conventional and, er, less conventional ways). So if…

6 Epic Texts To Send Your BF Or GF On April Fools' Day To Prank Them So Hard

By Annie Foskett
Love it or hate it, April Fools' Day is almost here. People will inevitably pull elaborate pranks on people they genuinely like that will go either medium-well or terribly. (I'm not an April Fools' enthusiast. Can you tell?) A successful prank…

Your Ultimate Guide To Every Single Person The Kardashian Sisters Have Ever Dated

By Elana Rubin
For more than a decade, we've watched the Kardashian family live their lives on television and through social media. The family members on the show have broadcasted their dating lives, weddings, and breakups. From Kourtney and Scott's on-again,…

Sara Bareilles & Her Boyfriend Are What Broadway Dreams Are Made Of

By Ani Bundel
The cast of NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is a who's who of musical talent. Leading off the cast is R&B crooner John Legend, rocker Alice Cooper is the wicked King Herod, and singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles is starring in the lead…

Meeting Your Partner's Parents For The First Time? Here's What To Call Them

By Genevieve Wheeler
Meeting the parents is always an event. You've got to plan out the perfect outfit — something that says, "I've got my life together, but I still know how to have fun (just not, like, too much fun)" — and drill all sorts of tidbits and key facts into…

Tiffany Trump Reportedly Broke Up With Her Boyfriend & The Reason Is So Relatable

By Daniella Bondar
Man, has it been a rough few weeks for the Trump family in the relationship department. First, Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump called it quits after almost 13 years of marriage, and now it looks like another Trump sibling is saying…

If Your Partner & Your Pet Don't Get Along, Here's How To Make Them BFFs

By Genevieve Wheeler
My brother-in-law once asked what I would do if Puff, my beloved Pomeranian, morphed into an independently wealthy human man. Without hesitation, I said, "Ask if he's single." Yeah, sure, this is probably something I should address with my…

7 Genius Ways To Deal With The Bestie Who's With Her SO 24/7

By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall
When your BFF is happy and all bundled up with their boo, you wish them nothing but the best. Although, you can't ignore the fact that she's with them 24/7 now and you can hardly get in any time with her. You're not trying to block her chance for…

6 Valid Thoughts You'll Have Before Booking Your First Bae-cation With Your SO

By Ciara Johnson
Who doesn't dream of traveling the world with the love of their life one day? It's one thing to see the Eiffel Tower, and it's another thing to see it with the person you love. Traveling with your partner can be the perfect opportunity to experience…