Whether you're getting hitched or embracing the modern tradition of premarital cohabitation, moving in with your significant other is a big deal. From fighting for the covers every night to waking up with the person you love each morning, this new chapter in your life may be rife with happy moments and potential conflicts. While there’s no foolproof plan for avoiding relationship complications after you move in together, following these tips will help make the transition that much easier.
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But—as I later told my brothers-and sister-in-law (who, yes, found the post; this is how this story ends)—I believed that it was my story to tell. It was about my experience with her, my responses to the things that she said to me, my discomfort in struggling to accommodate her while she visited, for the first time, her newborn grandson.
The first date fashion advice men need to hear: here are the five things a man should never wear on a date...or ever.
Have you ever made a play for the friend of an ex? I don't advise it. Too bad I didn't take my own advice...
Long hair on men doesn't seem to generate the same response it does when it comes to women. Another double standard? Of course. But just as men have reasons for being less attracted to our bobs and pixie cuts, we have our reasons, too. Here's what women think about men's hairstyles.
The spa geniuses have come up with a new way to pretty up our lady parts and empty our wallets—vattoos! If your logic computes that must mean a combination of vaginas and tattoos, then congratulations, you're pretty smart. However, understand these tattoos are (thankfully) painted on and are a good couple of inches above your actual vagina (thankfully again).
How do you react when your mother gives you advice about your relationship? Kate Reardon set up TopTips.com TopTips.com so that we could all benefit from mothers' advice, even if those mothers are not our actual relations. The second book of tips from the site is called Your Mother Was Right: All The Great Advice You Tried To Forget, here are a few Reardon's favorite relationship tips:
How does your partner generally go about seducing you? Is it a slow seduction? Does he connect with you on an intellectual level before trying to connect his lips with yours? Or does he give you a quick brush on the arm and then make a beeline for your boobs? Does he start off with soft smooches and light caresses? Or does he maul your face and then stick his hand down you pants? Assuming he's made it to your bedroom, does he know how to work you into a lather, making sure you're fully aroused before, um, poking around down there? Or does he just assume you're ready and rarin' to go?
We all fear discovering an unfamiliar perfume lingering on our man's collar or a smudge of lipstick that isn't our shade, but sometimes his cheating isn't with another woman … it's with his wallet. Maybe you found a statement for a credit card you never knew existed, or suspect he's been blowing the cash you thought he was saving for retirement. When your faith in your partner's honesty and financial fidelity is shaken, how do you keep it from tearing your relationship apart? Manisha Thakor offers the following advice for coping after he's been fiscally unfaithful.