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What to do if your big mouth upsets your boo

Portrait of a woman talking too much I’ve written a lot about how to deal with your man if he upsets you, but I actually haven’t written a ton about how to handle a situation when you do something wrong to your man. Believe me, it’s not because I’ve never made a mistake in a relationship. I have. A ton! But, I’ve learned from them. So, I thought maybe you’d like to learn from my mistakes, too. One thing I find myself in the doghouse for a lot is having a big mouth. I’m a private person about some things, but obviously not about others. I had a reality show for crying out loud! Read more

Friends With Benefits: Can you handle it?

Girl and man discuss taking their relationship to the next level at coffee
Dear Emily, I just got out of a long-term relationship. I still talk to my ex all the time and we’re really good friends right now, even though we live in different cities. He and I never had the most exciting sex life while we were together, but now that I’m single, I’m ready to have my sex life back! So I was just wondering what your advice would be for someone who is newly single and physically ready, but maybe not entirely emotionally ready? Read more

The Most Toxic Relationship Behavior

Do you have interactions between you and your partner where you feel your partner is mean and even downright cruel, or vice versa? Do you feel like your partner is disgusted by you, or maybe you’re disgusted by your partner? If so, you’re in dangerous relationship territory. Read more

10 Online Dating Cliches You Should Stop Using Immediately

If you've ever been a member of an online dating site, you know how hard it is to create a profile that accurately describes yourself and what you're looking for in a partner. That's why many people resort to using the same old one liners in their profiles-they're easy and since they've been used so many times, they must work-right? Wrong! Here are ten of the most common online dating cliches and why you should avoid them. Read more

What to do if you’re in two different worlds

Couple divided by two different worlds
Anyone else out there as obsessed with Orange is the New Black as I am? I swear if David didn’t pull me away from my Netflix and force me to live a normal human life, I’d have watched all 13 episodes in one sitting without showering, eating or even bathroom breaks. It’s so effing good! I don’t want to give anything away, even anything from season 1, but I will say that Piper and Larry’s relationship is so interesting. For anyone who’s living under a rock, the show is about Piper Chapman, who gets sent to a women’s prison for a decade old crime, leaving her fiancé out in the free world. Needless to say, this complicates their relationship. It got me thinking about couples where it feels like each partner is on a different planet. This separate world feeling doesn’t have to come from something as extreme as a prison sentence. It can happen when one person stays at home and the other works or when you’re in a long distance relationship or even when one person is extremely into a hobby (sports, video games or, um, Netflix!) and the other person is really not. Here’s how to bridge a gap between two worlds. Read more

6 Ways To Make Your Relationship Incredible

No matter what type of relationship you're in, I truly believe that every relationship can be better. You could be neglecting certain parts of your relationship, or maybe you feel like some of the spark is gone. Regardless of where you are at in your relationship right now, here are six simple tips to make it that much better (and to help you make it outstanding)! Read more
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