How to Help Your Partner Understand Emotional Labor

How Can I Get My Husband/Partner To Understand Emotional Labor And Carry Some Of The Burden? Please Note This article was originally written for women to discuss gender roles in the home. These ideas can also be applied to men in similar situations. × Dismiss alert If men are more competent, assertive and higher achieving …

Read moreHow to Help Your Partner Understand Emotional Labor

Navigating Traditional Gender Roles: Where they come from and the impact on a relationship

What are traditional gender roles and how are they learned? When most people think of traditional gender roles, they might picture a “Leave It To Beaver” family with a stay-at-home wife who keeps a perfectly clean house and has dinner on the table when her husband gets home from work. Gender roles, are more complex …

Read moreNavigating Traditional Gender Roles: Where they come from and the impact on a relationship

My Transition to an Open Relationship

My idea of a relationship was what most people thought it was and “supposed” to be. One man and one woman, committed to one another without any infidelity or thoughts there of. I’ve had several girlfriends as a child, but as a teen and young adult, to adulthood there weren’t many. Ever since I was young …

Read moreMy Transition to an Open Relationship

Three girls, Three states, four broken hearts.

I had a troubled life from the very beginning. I didn’t care about anyone but myself. I was the epitome of ignorance is bliss. I left my hometown of Los Angeles California to be with a girl in a different state. I met her online and immediately wanted to know her for who she really …

Read moreThree girls, Three states, four broken hearts.

He had another girlfriend while we were together for five years.

When I met him he told me he was often busy. So he essentially put us on a schedule. I was allowed to see him on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays. I was never allowed around his family. Anytime I saw him on the weekend I was only allowed a short amount of time with him. …

Read moreHe had another girlfriend while we were together for five years.

An Irish Goodbye

Trigger Warning: self harm, drug use, heavy alcohol consumption, and suicide attempt is described in this piece. × Dismiss alert Aside: the relationships described were nonmonogamous in nature, meaning that the people therein agreed that the people they loved were free to explore love with more than one person. Ideally… She had blue eyes, dark …

Read moreAn Irish Goodbye

Best Friends to Marriage to Divorce

When I was 15 years old, I met my future ex-husband. We became friends in high school and for over 5 years, he always playfully accused me of friend-zoning him. Eventually, I realized that I did have feelings for my best friend and we started to date. After a couple months, he decided that he …

Read moreBest Friends to Marriage to Divorce