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9 Ways to Handle Dating a Commitment-Phobe

Would you stay with someone you knew you would never commit to you? Many wouldn’t. But still, it can be hard to leave someone you really like, especially if you hold onto that hope that eventually they will commit. If you feel like you still want to

9 Surprising Things That Can Keep Your Relationship Healthy

To hear happy couples tell it, the formula that keeps a relationship thriving often involves listening to your partner more, doing nice things for them, and showing them you support and appreciate them. While these rituals are, of course, important and worthwhile, there are other (less discussed) things

How to Come Out as Transgender to Someone You’re Dating

Trans people face plenty of the same challenges as cisgender folks, but some of those challenges are extra-tricky. In all relationships, there’s a getting-to-know-you period, when you’re sharing the most vulnerable parts of yourself with the hope of forming a deeper connection. As a transgender woman, there are

Why Seeing a Sex Worker Can Be Good for Your Relationship

Congratulations! By deciding to see a sex worker with your partner, you’ve already taken the very first step when it comes to improving your relationship. (I’ll get back to that point in a moment.) Before I can explain why a visit to a sex worker as a couple can

9 Effective Ways to Prevent Yourself from Obsessing Over a Crush

It’s very common to get super-excited over a crush or new person you’re seeing. This is all totally natural, and fun… in most cases. We tend to put new love interests on a pedestal and romanticize everything about them. The down side of this is the risk

12 Sneaky Signs You’re Unhappy in Your Relationship

Often, feeling unhappy in a relationship presents itself in a creeping, subtle way, rather than being clear or straightforward. It’s not fun to realize you’re no longer in the honeymoon stage, but the sooner you accept the reality of the situation, the faster you can work toward

11 Rules for Bringing a New Partner Home for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and your family and friends are probably in full-on planning mode. That’s all well and good, but conversations about where you’re going and who you’re spending the holidays with might have you thinking about whether it’s finally time to bring your new

10 Compromises You Should Never Make in a Relationship

Being in a serious relationship ultimately means merging two lives into one. And when that happens, it’s inevitable that you’re both going to have to make some compromises. There are the little things, like which peanut butter to buy, to throw laundry in a basket or right

The 17 Most Common Mistakes People Make Early on in Relationships

After months or years of swiping, you’ve finally found a guy or gal worth keeping around for awhile. While the early part of a new relationship is fun and exciting, those first few weeks will also help determine whether the relationship moves forward or not. So, not