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6 Women Reveal The Most Terrible Fights They've Had In Relationships

By Griffin Wynne
No matter how long you've been dating someone, sometimes it's completely natural to argue. Whether you and your partner are fussing over family matters or you just had a blowout battle about where to go out for dinner, hearing about the terrible…

JWoww & Roger Mathews Showed Off Their Co-Parenting Skills Over The Easter Weekend

By Rachel Shatto
Every holiday, celebs take to social media to share their celebrations with the world, and this Easter was no exception. But if you've been following these Jersey Shore alums and their divorce drama, you might be pretty surprised to learn that JWoww…

Fans Are Convinced That Meghan Markle Runs The Sussex Royal Instagram For These Reasons

By Tara Martinez
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, famously gave up all her social media activity to be part of the royal family. But many royal family fans are absolutely convinced that Meghan is actually running the official Sussex Royal Instagram account.…

Here's What Really Happens After You Report Your Sexual Assault

By Devi Jagadesan
Rape changed me forever. It changed the way I walked on my campus, the way I dress, and it has changed the way I drink socially. In July 2015, I was raped for the first time. Afterwards, I remained silent. I was ashamed. As a full-time…

If Your Ex Said One Of These 4 Things, You Were In A Toxic Relationship

By Rebecca Strong
They say hindsight is 20/20, and TBH, nothing could be truer in regards to relationships. Once the wounds from a breakup have begun to heal, it’s a lot easier to take an honest look at your relationship. You might realize what you could have done…

If Your Ex Did One Of These 7 Things, You Should NEVER Get Back Together

By Griffin Wynne
Cue up some 2012 T-Swift, because you, my dear, are never, ever, ever getting back together with that bozo that broke your heart — like, ever. Talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to a slough of dating and relationships experts — love…

This Domestic Violence Bill Closes A Major Loophole In A Huge Step For Women's Safety

By Chelsea Stewart
Sometimes, women get a win (or at least, a good shot at winning). On Thursday, April 4, the House voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in a major move to protect survivors of domestic abuse. And this time, it's even better,…

14 Women Who Stayed In Toxic Relationships For Too Long Reveal Why They Did It

By Candice Jalili
Plenty of women have been in toxic relationships in the past, but the more perplexing question for those of us who have never been in them could be why women stay in toxic relationships. As an outsider, it can be hard to understand. But a recent…

Emma Roberts Reportedly Split From Evan Peters & May Now Be Dating This New Actor

By Candice Jalili
After dating on and off for the past seven years, Emma Roberts reportedly split from Evan Peters, according to sources at Us Weekly and People. Both publications report that Roberts may now be seeing Garrett Hedlund. Per Us Weekly, Roberts was…

9 Beauty Brands With International Women’s Day Initiatives That Are The Perfect Picks To Support

By Bella Gerard
It's March 8, and you know what that means: Happy International Women's Day! I'm sure you've devised a fantastic way to celebrate, but can I suggest some online shopping to show your support, too? Tons of makeup and skincare companies have stepped…

If Your Partner Is Hiding A Past Trauma, Here's How You'll Know

By Rebecca Strong
Relationships are, without a doubt, one of the most incredible aspects of the human experience. Specifically, because we are capable of witnessing our love for someone grow more than we ever thought it could as we get to know them on an increasingly…

Lorena Bobbitt Turned Her Focus To Advocacy After Her Infamous Case

By Hannah Golden
A new Amazon docuseries details one of the most infamous cases in marriage-gone-wrong history: John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt, who entered the public consciousness in the '90s after Lorena cut off her husband's penis following years of…

Barack Obama Had A Kind Message For Parkland Survivors On The Shooting Anniversary

By Daniella Bondar
Feb. 14, 2019, marks one year since a gunman opened fire at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. Many of the survivors of that day have since committed to championing gun control reform in this country…

Gun Laws Have Changed Since Parkland, But There's Still More Work To Be Done

By Shelby Black
It's been one year since the tragic Feb. 14, 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the top 10 deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. Since then, the conversation surrounding gun violence and stricter…

Here's Why Valentine's Day Might Feel Different After An Abusive Relationship

By Hannah Schneider
Valentine's Day is a holiday about love in its many forms. Whether that's honoring romance, friendships, family, or just the concept of love, there are many ways to celebrate. For some Valentine's Day after leaving an abusive relationship can feel…

I Met The Other Woman My Abusive Ex Cheated On Me With & Here's What Happened

By Marie Noble
Strangely enough, there’s no etiquette for meeting your former partner’s former partner. Maybe it’s because no advice columnist would ever dream that two women who unknowingly dated the same man at the same time would want to meet for coffee. But…

9 Red Flags You Can See After Getting Engaged Or Married, So Watch Out

By Candice Jalili
People spend a lot of time discussing red flags you should look out for at the beginning of a relationship. But those aren't the only ones out there. In fact, there are plenty of red flags you can see after getting engaged or married. But what are…

JWoww Claims Roger Mathews Abused Her In This Intense Open Letter On Her Website

By Jamie LeeLo
In late 2018, Jersey Shore star Jenni "JWoww" Farley filed for divorce from her estranged husband Roger Mathews. And now, on Jan. 30, she released an alarming statement on her website accusing Mathews of physical assault and negligence toward their…

Here’s How Experts Say You’ll Know Your Partner Is Toxic, & What To Do About It

By Rachel Shatto
I have been in a handful of relationships that were not great — relationships where, ultimately, my partners and I just weren't compatible. In some cases, the issue came down to having different expectations of what the relationship should be like,…

Here’s How Experts Say You’ll Know If Your Significant Other Isn’t Good For You

By Rachel Shatto
One of the ways to know if the person you're dating is the right one for you is by paying attention to what parts of you they bring out. Do they help you to be kinder? More ambitious? More confident? If so, that's probably a sign you found someone…

If You Notice Your Partner Doing These 4 Things, They Are Gaslighting You

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever been in a argument with someone you were dating and started to genuinely wonder if you were losing your grip on your sanity, because the reality they presented and the one you experienced were completely out of sync? If so, there is a…

4 Signs You Need To Move Out & Away From Your Partner, Because Enough Is Enough

By Rebecca Strong
There’s no doubt that living with your significant other can bring all kinds of facets of your relationship to light. And I’m not just talking about their quirky habit of accidentally leaving the water running, or their tendency to lose socks in the…

If Your Ex Wants To See You Years After Your Breakup, Here's How To Turn Them Down Nicely

By Rachel Shatto
Whenever I go through a bad breakup, I always remind myself that no matter how much it hurts right now, there will come a time when I'll be completely over them, off living my best life, and they (like clockwork) will most likely pop back up and beg…

Fans Are Pissed At Chris Brown For The Comment He Left On Rihanna's Sexy Instagram Photo

By Jamie LeeLo
Music, makeup, and fashion icon Rihanna is out here celebrating the launch of her new Savage x Fenty lingerie holiday collection and it has gained people's attention. One person in particular, in fact. On Sunday, Nov. 25, she posted a sultry photo…

If Your Texts With Your Partner Look Like This, You’re In A Toxic Relationship

By Rachel Shatto
If you've ever been in a truly toxic relationship, you know that the first sign is enough. While you may have ignored the red flags in the past — no judgment, been there myself — you realize that most toxic relationships manifest themselves in lots…

These 5 Signs Might Mean Your Relationship Is Tumultuous AF, So Keep An Eye Out

By Rachel Shatto
Do you feel like your relationship is like a rollercoaster? Up and down and slightly out of control; the lows are brutal but the highs are so good that you can’t quite let go. Well, those might be red flags and signs your relationship is tumultuous…

No, There’s No Body Language That Means “I’m Asking For It”

By Mika Doyle
When I was 16 years old, I didn’t tell anyone what had happened to me. I believed they’d blame me. Hell, I blamed me. So after I went on a camping trip in my friend’s parents' backyard, the one where my boyfriend tried to force himself on me while…

5 Signs That Your Partner Respects You & Sees You As Their Equal

By Rachel Shatto
There are a lot of different values and behaviors required to build a strong relationship, like honesty, trust, and communication. I could go on, but there is one thing that is actually more important than all of the others — because, without this,…

6 Signs Your Relationship Can't Be Fixed, According To Couples' Therapists

By Christy Piña
Accepting that a relationship you so desperately want just isn't working out may easily be one of the most difficult things ever. You think about all the good times you've spent with this person, all the happiness they've brought you, the immense…

Couples' Therapists Reveal The 1 Sign That Means Your Relationship Is Over

By Rachel Shatto
In just about every long-term relationship, there may come a time when things get tough and you ask yourself, "Is this really worth fighting for?" Hopefully, the answer to that question is yes and the two of you will work together to get the…

Taylor Swift's Instagram Endorsing A Democrat Had A Major Effect On Voter Registrations

By Jamie LeeLo
Never underestimate the power of Taylor Swift. The Reputation singer has notoriously remained mum on her political beliefs, often causing a divide and tension between her music fans. Well, no more. Swift just made her political stance very loud and…

Taylor Swift Broke Her Silence On Politics In A Major Way With This Instagram

By Shelby Black
The past few months has certainly inspired people to stand up and speak out about their political beliefs, no matter how controversial. Of course it's not uncommon to see a high profile celebrity taking to social media to express their thoughts on…

3 Breakup Apps To Try So You Don't Have To Go Through This Rough Patch Alone

By Elana Rubin
Going through a breakup is always a tough thing. Even if it was your decision, parting ways with someone and saying goodbye to their place in your life is an adjustment. Old-school ways to get over a breakup included blasting music, eating ice…

5 Subtle Signs Your Partner Is Controlling, According To Experts

By Rachel Shatto
Have you ever heard of the boiling frog analogy? It describes how, if you were to put a frog in a pot of boiling water, it would immediately jump out. However, if you put it in cold water and slowly raise it to boiling, it won’t recognize the danger…

Senators Have Brought In A Female Prosecutor To Interview Christine Blasey Ford

By Chelsea Stewart
As confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh continue, more eyes are increasingly looking at Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor who accused the judge of sexually assaulting her years ago. Kavanaugh has vehemently…

Rihanna Has A New Government Job In Barbados, Because The Reign Just Won't Let Up

By Chelsea Stewart
Your favorite bad gyal just made a serious boss move that's about to take up yet another spot in the history books. If you haven't heard, in addition to being a makeup mogul, philanthropist, fashion designer, and a badass entertainer, Rihanna is now…

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro & Jen Harley's Body Language Shows They Might Be Better Off Apart

By Tayi Sanusi
All Jersey Shore fans out there are undoubtedly well-acquainted with series regular, 32-year-old Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. As an OG member of the Jersey Shore cast, we've been privy to many of Ortiz-Magro's up's and down's since the beginning of the…

If Your Partner Says These 9 Things To You, Experts Say They Might Be Verbally Abusive

By Rachel Shatto
When I was a teenager, I was addicted to Lifetime movies. We had really limited cable, so I ended up watching a ton of what my friends jokingly referred to as the "woman in peril" channel. Honestly, it earned the name. It seemed like every movie was…

3 Signs Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend Makes You Feel Bad About Yourself

By Elana Rubin
If you're new to dating or have repeatedly experienced disrespectful partners, you may be unsure of whether or not your boyfriend or girlfriend makes you feel bad about yourself. You could be unknowingly used to poor treatment, you may have seen…

Here's How To Help The Victims Of The Jacksonville Shooting, Because This Is Awful

By Shelby Black
On Sunday, Aug. 26, tragedy struck Jacksonsville, Florida, when an armed shooter opened fire in a Florida shopping complex. According to Politico, two people were killed and over 10 people were shot. This is yet another mass shooting that's happened…

If Your Partner Picks These 4 Fights With You, They Might Be Emotionally Abusive

By Rachel Shatto
I really hate fighting with my partner. We don't fight that often anymore, but we did a fair amount of arguing early on in our relationship while we got to know each other's boundaries and expectations. Fighting for that reason is a normal and…

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…

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…

13 NSFW '90s Song Lyrics You Only Understood Years Later

By Megan Schaltegger
As an angsty 8-year-old, the song of my second grade year was Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams." I was so punk rock in my favorite Gap Kids ensemble, belting out "I walk alone, I walk alone" in my mom's mini-van, because apparently fractions…

Chris Brown Was Arrested For Alleged Felony Assault After His Concert In Florida & Wow

By Hollee Actman Becker
Chris Brown is currently on his Heartbreak on a Full Moon Tour, which is set to continue through Aug. 4. Last night, he performed a show at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida. Little did he know that officers were reportedly…

5 Signs Your Relationship Is Emotionally Abusive, According To Therapists

By Rachel Shatto
I have been in an emotionally abusive relationship, though if you were to ask me if I thought it was abusive at the time, I would have said, “Absolutely not. Sure, we have problems. Sure, I'm miserable and walk on eggshells constantly. Sure, I cry…

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…

Ronnie Magro's Ex Was Arrested For Alleged Domestic Battery & Things Are Getting Out Of Hand

By Dylan Kickham
The real Jersey Shore Family Vacation drama has been going on behind the scenes of the reality show. Ronnie Magro-Ortiz and his ex-girlfriend Jen Harley have been publicly fighting with one another for weeks, but things have just reached a shocking…

The Reason You Should Never Keep Relationship Problems A Secret From Your Friends

By Jamie Kravitz
Discussing problems in your romantic relationship with your friends can be beneficial to you, your friendship, and your romantic relationship. There's no reason to feel guilty about talking to your close friends about your relationship, as long as…

Getting Asylum Is A Lot Harder Under Trump's New "Zero Tolerance" Policy

By Bernadette Deron
President Donald Trump's enforcement of his new "zero tolerance policy" along the southern U.S. border raises many questions, one of the biggest ones being whether seeking asylum is legal or not as a result of the new law. So, does "zero tolerance"…