The end is rarely easy. And, God, can it be awkward. Personally, I don't apply specifics for each gender on how to end a thing (a "thing" being anything that lasts a couple months or seven dates, give or take; ending a "relationship" is a whole other bag of misery). When it comes to the end, whether you're a man dumping a woman, a woman dumping a man, or a gay dude dumping a gay dude, you want it to be as humane as possible. But which method of ending a "thing" is most humane? Let's have a look, from least to most kind.
I'd never been one of those girls who'd dreamt about her perfect wedding. The virgin-white dress, the exorbitant costs, the fuss over a big, shiny rock—none of it ever appealed to me. I wanted to find a lifelong partner, and a family sounded nice, too, but honestly? I never cared much about that piece of paper. So why did I just marry my boyfriend after pondering it for a mere two hours? One (evidently all-too-common) reason: health insurance.
Recently it's become trendy for ambitious couples to enroll in "preventative" marriage therapy, attempting to amp up a relationship gone routine or to keep a mildly troubled one from going off the rails towards divorce.
One of the biggest challenges career women face when seeking out a partner in crime is clearly where and how to meet one. We all know the horror stories of meeting men in bars (hell, I've lived some of them!), but that doesn't mean you should write off the local watering hole altogether. The truth is, there's no right or wrong way to meet someone. A drunken fling can yield a long term, loving romance, just like a more traditional set-up, based on common values and interests, can go nowhere at all. There are, however, some strategies that can help maximize your success.
Sex addiction is said to affect 22 million Americans. Lemondrop spoke with two sex addicts about their experiences and recovery.
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Short of jetting off to Bali and drowning your heartache in fruity cocktails, the quickest way to exorcise someone from your heart is by ridding yourself of all the bad juju—and debris—that a rough breakup can leave in its wake. What should you throw away? What should you keep and take out later? What should you return?
Dr. Sophia Yen, MD, tackles the top 10 myths about sexual health, from questions about birth control to the dangers of STDs.
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Minnesota couple Charmagne Tessmer and her new husband Aaron Derichs actually rescheduled their wedding to watch the high school football game.