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Meryl Streep's 'Big Little Lies' Character Will Give You Nightmares

By Ani Bundel
Big Little Lies was a huge hit when it came out in 2017. Fans couldn't get enough of Meredith and her one-liners, the peeks behind the curtains of how the extraordinarily wealthy live, and of course, those houses and oceanfront views. However, one…

5 Things To Consider If You're Knowingly Dating Someone So Wrong For You, Yet SO Right

By Rebecca Strong
Considering that there are around 7.5 billion people in the world, it’s safe to say that you have plenty of viable dating options. But there are lots of reasons why you still might date someone who, deep down, you know isn’t a good match. Maybe…

Surviving My Own Childhood Incest & Illness Inspired Me To Help Others Begin To Heal

By Anne Lauren
I have been fighting for freedom from the consequences of childhood incest and illness my entire life. I was born with an uncommon digestive disease called Hirschbrung’s: a disorder in which the nerve cells that control muscle contractions in the…

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…

Karamo Brown Is Coming Out With A Memoir That Needs To Be At The Top Of Your Reading List

By Annakeara Stinson
Praise the heavens, my friends, because we have some really good reading to look forward to in 2019. If you're the type who gets teary-eyed at every episode of Queer Eye (guilty), I would advise that you get a box of tissues handy ASAP. An…

When Your Significant Other Is Upset With You, Here's How You'll Know So You Can Exhale

By Korey Lane
As great as a relationship may seem on the outside looking in, no relationship is perfect. Whether partners are constantly bickering or there are bigger issues at play, relationships are generally more complicated than they might appear. Couples…

If You Feel Like You Always Need To Be In A Relationship, Here's How To Get Over It

By Candice Jalili
Unfortunately, a common misconception for human beings across the globe is that we need to have a romantic partner to make us feel totally and completely happy. Basically, we're taught through movies and TV shows and (often times) our families that…

How To Draw Boundaries If Your Partner's Family Is Overwhelming, According To Experts

By Christy Piña
Meeting your partner's family for the first time can be one of the most nerve-wracking parts of a new relationship. But if you're lucky, once you've gotten to know them, you might feel like you have a second family. There are a million perks that…

Chloe Grace Moretz’s Self-Care Routine Will Give You Serious Inspo – EXCLUSIVE

By Kelli Boyle
Chloë Grace Moretz has been famous for the majority of her life. She started her acting career 15 years ago at the age of 6, giving her the unique experience of growing up in the spotlight. How does someone whose whole life has been spent on the…

Amber Rose Wants You To Share Your Story At The SlutWalk Because Now's The Time To Get Loud — EXCLUSIVE

By Georgina Berbari
Daily, uninvited cat calls. Being told what to do with your body. Victim-blaming. Mansplaining. For these reasons and for so many others, women deserve to be mad right now. But it's not enough to just be mad; volunteer, protest, make your voice…

How To Get Over Someone In Your Friend Group, Because No Contact Can Get Tricky

By Tayi Sanusi
As someone who's dealt with the grim aftermath of getting caught between two friends who ended up in a relationship and a subsequent breakup — dating within your friend circle isn't always the best idea. After all, if and when the relationship goes…

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…

Here's Everything We Know About Why Becca Chose Garrett On 'The Bachelorette'

By Kristen Perrone
The roses have been pinned and both happy and sad tears have been shed. Bachelorette Becca Kufrin watched Garrett Yrigoyen get down on one knee in front of her, and she said yes to a lifetime of his family farming business and Chris Farley…

The First Trailer For Kesha's New Documentary Is Here & I'm Already Choking Up

By Dylan Kickham
Kesha is not done sharing her struggles with her fans yet. Last year, the pop star returned to the spotlight after years trapped in legal limbo and delivered her deeply personal album Rainbow, and now, Kesha is digging even deeper and showing fans…

Experts Say This Is How Many Fights You Should Have Before Breaking Up, & It Makes Sense

By Korey Lane
As most couples know, it's not that big of a deal to fight in a relationship. Every couple fights, and while there's no standard formula for how often you should fight with your partner, there are definitely some signs to look out for that things in…

If You Suspect Your Friend's Relationship Is Unhealthy, Here's What To Do

By Annie Foskett
The thing about having friends is that you are on your friend's side, no matter what. When my friends' partners treat them less-than-perfectly, I not-so-quietly let my friends know, "That was pretty jerky of Tom." I don't expect anyone to break up…

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…

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…

This Theory About Aunt Lydia Could Change Everything In 'The Handmaid's Tale'

By Ani Bundel
The Handmaid's Tale has spent much of Season 2 adding nuance to their "evil" characters. Serena Joy, for instance, has been given a surprisingly sympathetic edit this season, both in terms of being just as much a prisoner of her husband as Offred…

Here's What Happens When You Love Someone Who Isn't Good For You, Because We've Been There

By Brittney Morgan
If you want to be in a relationship, odds are you're also looking for a partner who is (at minimum) kind, respectful, and a good fit for you, and to be in a relationship that builds you up and makes you happy. But you also can't really plan who…

New York's Attorney General Is Resigning After Allegations Of Abuse

By Bernadette Deron
Another politician is facing down allegations of misconduct and abuse. In the late hours on Monday, May 7, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he would resign, just hours after the New Yorker published a piece containing…

Women Reveal Their Own Red Flags As A Partner & How They Keep Them In Check

By Candice Jalili
Let's face it, people: We all have our own red flags. Especially when it comes to relationships because, well, being in love makes even the most calm, cool, and collected members of society lose their marbles a bit. It's inevitable that, even in the…

This Is When Most New Couples Have Their First Fight, According To Experts

By Sydnee Lyons
Imagine you're on a first date and you and your partner each point at different dessert items on the menu when the waiter comes over. No big deal, right? Just a funny story to tell your friends when you make your relationship official. Except, your…

4 Red Flags Your Partner Is Gaslighting You, According To An Expert

By Rachel Shatto
I once lived with a world-class gaslighter. If they gave out trophies for mental manipulation, there wouldn't have been an empty flat surface in our entire apartment building. No matter what we argued about, it would inevitably "really" be my fault.…

4 Red Flags Of An Emotionally Abusive Relationship That You Might Not Spot At First

By Rachel Shatto
I've been lucky enough to never have had partner put their hands on me. I came from a family where the threat of physical violence was always there and so I swore that if I ever found myself in another physically abusive relationship, I would leave…

J.K. Rowling Has Finally Spoken Out About Casting Johnny Depp In 'Fantastic Beasts'

By Dylan Kickham
There has been a ton of public backlash against the Harry Potter franchise's decision to continue working with Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald after he was accused of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard.…
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I Was The Other Woman For The Majority Of My Relationship & Here's What You Should Know

By Danielle Sepulveres
I blame my long-held notion that finding a partner cheating would be dramatic but simultaneously provide significant closure and satisfaction on Adventures in Babysitting. Actress Elisabeth Shue catches her boyfriend on a date with another girl, is…

5 Signs You're The Toxic One In Your Relationship & How To Fix It

By Alison Segel
I have to admit: I'm toxic. And not in the fun, Britney Spears song way. More like in the "whoops, I ruined all my relationships again" kind of way instead. I always wondered what the actual signs you're the toxic one in the relationship were —…

Ariel Winter's Mother Is Shaming Her Daughter's Outfit Choices & It's Not OK

By Jamie LeeLo
It's one thing when haters hate, but it's another when it's coming from your own mom. Ariel Winter's outfit choices are now under fire from none other than her own mother, and it is so not right. Winter and her mom, Crystal Workman, have been…

3 Signs You're In A Toxic Relationship And You Need To Get Out ASAP

By Annie Foskett
I try to be healthy (though as a chip-aficionado, it doesn't always pan out). I "sweat out" toxins in hot yoga, I buy nontoxic, BPA-free water bottles, and I spend $4 on organic avocados. (JK re: avocados, haven't sold out that badly.) But what does…

6 Things You Should Never Put Up With In A Relationship Under Any Circumstances

By Alison Segel
Every bad thing that can happen in a relationship, I've been through. Emotional abuse? Check. Physical abuse? Unfortunately, also check. A guy cheating on me? Been there. All the things you should never put up with in a relationship, I'd still put…

All The Subtle Signs Your Partner's Behavior Is Not Love, It's Love Bombing

By Alison Segel
As soon as I heard the phrase "love bombing" for the first time, I was like, oh my f*cking God, that just happened to me. It's the unfortunate dating trend, most frequently enacted by narcissists and sociopaths (my fav people to date), where your…

A Glossary Of All The Weird Dating Trends Out There That Are Likely Driving You Crazy

By Alison Segel
These days, there is a name for everything a potential love interest does to you that slowly ruins your life. They stop calling? Oh, that's ghosting. They fall off the face of the Earth, but then pop up later to like your Instagram photo? That's…

If Your Partner Does These 3 Things, They're Being Possessive, Not Protective

By Alison Segel
Does your partner check your phone? Do you only hang out with each other? Are you jealous? If so, you might have improper boundaries with your significant other. Sometimes, it's hard to see the signs your partner is possessive because they are…

If Your Partner Says These 10 Things To You, They Don't Really Love You

By Anjali Sareen Nowakowski
Your romantic partner should be someone you love, someone you can rely on, and someone you trust. That said, sometimes, we don't always get that. There are some things your partner should never say to you — like, ever — and when we find ourselves in…

Kesha Finally Announced Her ‘Rainbow’ Tour Dates, So Get Your Glitter Ready

By Kelli Boyle
After the release of three brand new singles that got Kesha started on the greatest comeback ever, Kesha has finally announced her Rainbow Tour dates. The Rainbow Tour will consist of 21 shows starting Sept. 26 in Birmingham, Alabama. The last stop…

A Survivor Of LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy Shares The Horrific Details Of The Practice

By Marquaysa Battle
Samuel Brinton, a nuclear engineer and LGBTQ+ rights advocate, has spent many years of their life trying to get the conversion shock therapy banned in the United States. Brinton is not only an advocate, but also a survivor of conversion therapy. At…

If You Do These 3 Things In A Relationship, You Could Be Setting It Up For Failure

By Alison Segel
A good, healthy relationship all comes down to effective communication between partners — something I am admittedly very sh*tty at. I'm always worried about being perceived as high maintenance, a nag, or a burden. I don't want to inconvenience my…

100 People Reveal The Honest Reason Their Last Relationship Ended In One Sentence

By Kaitlyn Cawley
Welcome to the Ex Games: a content series about love lost. Whether it's the realization things need to end, the act of rejection, the reality of being single, or the resurrection that is moving on, the Ex Games has every stage of a breakup…

Everything You Need To Know About Blac Chyna's Lawyer, Lisa Bloom -- EXCLUSIVE

By Marquaysa Battle
Unless you've been living under a rock, then you know all about the nasty social media posts Rob Kardashian shared about the mother of his child, Angela White, better known as Blac Chyna. In what seemed like a retaliation move, Kardashian shared…

Gisele Bündchen Reveals Her Unusual Meditation Spot And Why You Should Try It

By Mary Kate Hoban
Gisele Bündchen is more than just a gorgeous supermodel who is married to Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The 36-year-old mother of two is also well-known for her philanthropy efforts and environmental activism. Gisele was honored on Tuesday at the…

15 Signs You Can Actually Be Friends With An Ex After A Breakup

By Marquaysa Battle
Breakups are usually not easy... even when they aren't messy. Leaving someone behind who you once thought you'd build a future with just sucks. You have to navigate the feelings of missing an ex, live the infamous single life and then, figure out…

Why 'Runaways' Are So Much More Than Girls Who Leave Home

By Marquaysa Battle
A popular stereotype about runaways is they are "bad" kids who deserve whatever happens to them, since they willingly left home. Society often considers kidnapped victims the only ones worthy of being searched for and found. This was one of the main…

Mischa Barton Opens Up On Sex Tape And 'Emotional Abuse' From Ex-BF On 'Dr. Phil'

By Taylor Ortega
An upcoming episode of "Dr. Phil" will answer questions surrounding Mischa Barton's sex tape scandal. In a preview of the interview, airing Monday, the daytime host asks Mischa how she learned of the "revenge porn" tape's existence. The “OC” alum…

This Period Panty Company Is Facing Backlash For The Most Ironic Reason

By Marquaysa Battle
Thinx, the period panty company, has pissed off a few female employees for a really surprising reason: emotional abuse of women in the workplace. The brand has lost 10 employees in 2017 alone, according to Racked, based on accusations of…

Tinder VP Bans Guy Who Went On Racist And Sexist Rant With Powerful Open Letter

By Alexandra Strickler
It's pretty rare to see justice get served so quickly, but Tinder is seriously on top of its game right now. On March 1, we told you about Nick, the 24-year-old Tinder user who allegedly sent girls nasty messages on the dating app if they weren't…

An Open Letter To The Guy Who Only Cares About Himself

By Unwritten
Dear You, We haven't spoken to each other since you left me heartbroken that evening one year ago. I still remember all those weeks mourning over you — those dark times when I've struggled to move on. I remember the times when I hated everything…

The 3 Types Of Negging And How To Shut Each One Down

By Kelley Lord
Negging takes bad pick up lines to the next level. The term "negging" originated from the book "The Game," written by investigative reporter Neil Strauss on how to pick up women. In the book, Strauss describes Negging as discreetly undermining a…

The Difference Between Being In Love And Just Addicted To Relationship Drama

By Zara Barrie
A while back, I found myself at a hotel pool party in Los Angeles, crying black mascara tears into my vodka soda. I just had a dramatic, very public fight with my girlfriend at the time. Then, a random girl I had never seen before came up to me. She…