Liz Newman
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How To Tell If Your Partner Is Overbearing

Ahhh, that feeling when you find a partner who really listens to you — who actually notices when you do something different or meet someone new and actually asks about your day. Someone who makes you the center of their universe, who puts you on a p…
By Liz Newman

The Important Lesson I Learned From *Not* Spending Money For A Week

Money is a feminist issue — and yet, women are still reluctant to talk about it. According to a recent Bustle survey of more than 1,000 Millennial women, more than 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even thou…
By Liz Newman

The Sign A Relationship Is Over

Perhaps the most challenging thing for any couple to determine is whether or not it's time to call it quits. First of all, it's a hard thing to accept — let alone actually do! — and secondly, there are several common relationship actions that don't n…
By Liz Newman

15 People Who Regret Voting For Trump

Remember when you thought regretting a breakup was bad? Try regretting who you elected as the president of the United States. In fact, a #TrumpRegrets hashtag (or on Tumblr, "Trumgrets") is making massive waves on social media. Perhaps it's the shoc…
By Liz Newman

Does This Mean You're Falling Out Of Love?

People say that falling in love is like being on drugs — it's a constant high. When the relationship is new, so is everything you experience together; you truly can't get enough of each other. There's typically only one goal in mind during this heady…
By Liz Newman

7 Things Every Couple Should Do To Grow Closer

Love may change all the time, but closeness is always the constant. (And I don't just mean that kind of closeness.) Odds are if you're in a relationship, it's safe to presume you and you your partner are already pretty tight. But here's the clincher:…
By Liz Newman

Why Do So Many Couples Split During The Holidays?

Not to add a negative spin to a classic Christmas song, but here it goes: "It's the most wonderful tiiiiime of the year — for breakups!" Even if you very likely have no idea why it happened. I get it. It borderline seems impossible to break up during…
By Liz Newman

11 Women On The First Time They Got Off

The first time you had an orgasm story is probably far better than the first time you had sex story. And TBH, they hardly ever overlap. In fact, it's quite possible your first orgasm wasn't with another person at all, but from masturbation. But howev…
By Liz Newman

The 5 Most Unnecessarily Difficult Positions Ever

Sexual positions are a slippery slope. Personally, I straddle two extremely conflicting camps: I like to experiment with new sex positions aka some of the crazier varieties (because YOLO), but I also tend to stand by the theory that simpler can indee…
By Liz Newman

Are Pet Names A Good Idea?

Babe, Sugar, Sweet Cheeks, Honey, Pookie — my ex-boyfriend I used to call each other "Monkey" for Pete's sake — they're all categorized under one thing: pet names. Some people love them, some people cringe when they hear them being used — and then th…
By Liz Newman

I Used An App That Answers Your Crush's Texts

Does the following sound familiar to you? "OMG, they just texted me. What should I say back?!" It should, because freaking out about what your crush's texts mean is pretty much the norm. Since phone calls have gone the way of VHS tapes, what to text …
By Liz Newman

What You Learn From Dating Outside Your "Type"

If you think about it, we date the wrong guy or girl 99 percent of the time, because it's essentially every time until we find the one that's not. Sure, some exes are far worse than others, but I can't say I haven't learned a ton about myself from th…
By Liz Newman

What You Learn When You've Been Single For A While

Even if you hate it, being solo can be one of the best periods in your life, because what you learn when you're single is vital. Call it cliche, but it's imperative everyone get to know themselves — because if you're not comfortable with that person,…
By Liz Newman

What My First Time Was Really Like

I find it almost comical there's so much emphasis on losing your virginity. Aside from Beyoncé's "Lemonade", it's one of the most talked about subjects in the world. Everyone has a story about it. And the funniest part is, we're almost trained to ima…
By Liz Newman

What Having Sex At Your Parents' House Is Like

I'm in my 30s — in other words, an actual, real-life adult. Yet, when it comes to having sex at my parents house, I am 16 and terrified all over again. Even if you perfected the art of having sex at your parents house without them finding out, how ca…
By Liz Newman

6 Early 2000s Dating Trends We Need To Bring Back

In not-at-all shocking news: dating has changed a lot over the years... even more so in the very recent years. It's hard to even pinpoint how dating has changed or when it changed so dramatically, because it's basically one big blur of left/right swi…
By Liz Newman

What Happens When You Have Sex Every Morning

I never used to be a huge fan of having morning sex. To me, sex was strictly a nighttime activity. Maybe it's because I'm not generally a morning person. Maybe it's because neither me nor my partner have brushed our teeth. Or maybe it's because — dep…
By Liz Newman

Men Explain What Having A Big Package Is Like

Ah, the dreaded question that's been haunting mankind since the dawn of time: Does penis size matter? Some say it does, some say it doesn't. And women have certainly sounded off on this subject once or twice. Then there are the men who have the size …
By Liz Newman

What Guys Really Think Of This Sex Act

I have never had to ask myself: "Do men love anal sex?", because in every relationship I've ever had, it always came up at some point; even with guys who were more on the casual side. To this day, I don't fully understand the whole back door intrigue…
By Liz Newman

9 Times To Be Thankful You're Single & Not Dating

It's very easy to get down on yourself when you're single and not dating anyone, especially around the holiday season. The older you get, the worse it can feel. It could be because of the slew of marriage and baby announcements flooding both your mai…
By Liz Newman