“We live in different towns, and Susan hardly ever wants to talk on the phone,” Elise said tearfully. “It makes me feel so rejected, like I’m not worthy of her time and attention.” “I love Elise, but I’ve got a really busy life,” Susan explained. “Talking on the phone sometimes feels like too much at the end of a long day. And when Elise gets too demanding, it makes me not want to talk at all.”
In my years of Buddhist practice, I’ve learned a lot from the four Brahma Viharas, also known as “beautiful qualities” – loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity. You don’t have to be a Buddhist to understand that cultivating these qualities can be very beneficial for your relationship. And although it’s especially powerful when both members of a relationship agree to cultivate these qualities together, it can also have a lot of impact when just one person cultivates them. Loving-Kindness
It was my favorite carry-on suitcase. A decade ago, it served me well all the way to India and back. So when the fabric ripped, I didn’t want to throw it out – but the luggage repair shop’s quote was outrageous. I felt very pleased with my ingenious solution: one large needle, some dental floss, and ten minutes later, my suitcase was travel-worthy again. In contrast, Michelle’s carry-on looked sleek, sporty and new. “Will you be embarassed to be seen with me?” I joked.
When looking for a book to read to your child, are you sometimes stymied by the lack of diversity? Well, worry no more, because we have here a list of our favorite children's books, perfect for teaching your children about LGBT families and the many forms that love takes.
Like most fathers, I look forward to the day I'll see my little girl walk down the aisle. I just didn't expect it to happen on my living room carpet, on a day in which it was in desperate need of a vacuuming. I also thought I had at least 14 more years. And I assumed she would marry a boy. A human boy...
Having trouble deciding who gets to come to your big day? Despite all the advice you are going to get, there is no one right or wrong way to decide who should or shouldn't be there on your big day. The one thing you can be sure of, is that you are doing the right thing for you. Here are five options on how to decide who should get a wedding invitation.
Every child, LGBT or not, should have parents as loving and accepting as those of a 13 year old boy who recently came out to his parents. In response, the young boy's mother penned this special note to let him know that he would always be loved.
Shailene Woodley is making her mark as a marquee name. The actress stars in Divergent, where she plays a fiercely independent girl who fights against societal norms — and it's not far from her real life. Woodley's hippie-chic, Earth-friendly lifestyle isn't the only thing that sets her apart from her peers: her love life is pretty intriguing and different, too. This is one gal who's not afraid to take risks, whether it be with her career, her hair or her heart! Get to know Woodley's dating history and beliefs on love ...
Were you aware that there are 75 countries around the world where LGBT men and women can be legally persecuted for their sexual orientation? Well, you are now. Every day, people are fleeing countries like Russia and Nigeria, where it is punishable by law to be openly gay.
In a landmark moment for the Iranian LGBT community, Googoosh became the first Iranian pop star to speak out in support of the LGBT movement in her country.
Ellen Page came out as a lesbian last week, and now her relationship with Drew Barrymore is raising more questions than ever. Did they hook up?
When Ellen Page revealed her identity as a lesbian woman, the country went crazy. But coming out coach Rick Clemons has to ask: Since when is homosexuality front-page news?
Watch Ellen Page come out in a moving, brave speech on Valentine's Day!
The ho-hum of a daily routine can put a damper on your fabulous. Gay Girl Dating Coach Mary Malia understands — and she's here to boost your motivation. We caught up with Malia about her "Live Your Best Lesbian Life" telesummit to ask what advice she has for tapping into an attitude of gratitude. Click through to get all the feel-good secrets.
Years ago, I was madly in love with a woman I’ll call Sarah. The first time I went to her house, I was won over by the huge unabridged dictionary that had a permanent home on her dining room table. When she took me to a raptor center, and then to see a rainbow out over a field of sunflowers at dusk, I knew she was the woman for me. It also didn’t hurt that Sarah was one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen, in a butch/tomboi kind of way.
We all know that fighting hurts our relationships - yet endless hours of "processing" can be just as bad. So what's a couple to do? No one really believes that responding to conflict by yelling, storming out, giving each other the “silent treatment,” or trying to stuff our feelings down is a good idea (though sometimes it's all we know how to do.) Obviously, direct communication seems like a much better alternative – and since lesbians and queer women care a great deal about our relationships, many of us have worked very hard to learn to nam
The Koran, Torah and New Testament all vilify homosexuals. As much I think Phil Robertson is an ignorant buffoon, the man was simply abiding by the tenets of his faith—he even paraphrased from the New Testament. Our culture is now starting to move past centuries-old biases against sexual orientation, but organized religion has not—and cannot—do the same without abandoning scriptural teachings. if our culture is to advance, we may need to more openly question the ancient Middle-Eastern documents on which we still base it.