relationships

9 Boundaries Experts Say You Should Have With Friends At Work

Although it may be fun to become friendly with your co-workers, it's still important to make sure there are certain boundaries in place. After all, you may vent to your best friend about your latest date, but does your supervisor really need every…
By Natalia Lusinski

If Your Partner Ever Says These 9 Things, They’re Fulfilling Their Emotional Needs Somewhere Else

In order to have a healthy relationship, it's important to bear in mind that you can't offer your partner everything they need to feel well-rounded and fulfilled. And vice versa. Both of you should have a support group you can reach out to, when it…
By Carolyn Steber

The 2 Things Your Partner Needs To Stay Connected, Based On Their Zodiac Sign

When it comes to relationships, the idea of attachment tends to get viewed in a negative light. But when it's healthy, you're able to form a deep connection with someone who fulfills your emotional needs while still maintaining your sense of…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Tips For Sharing Your Fantasy With A Partner, According To Feminist Pornographer Erika Lust

In an industry that's often wrought with misogyny and violence against women, feminist pornographer Erika Lust has made a name for herself as someone who's making a different type of porn — ethical porn. It's the type of pornography that can be…
By Amanda Chatel

If Your Partner Says These 7 Things During An Argument, They're Looking For An Out

It's no secret that every couple has healthy disagreements on occasion. Sometimes, however, arguments in relationships can a deeper meaning beneath them. For example, if your partner appears distant and seems to "shut down" during arguments, it…
By Lauren Dana

Calling Someone By The Wrong Name Can Really Mess Up That Relationship, A New Study Says

We’ve all been guilty of forgetting someone’s name from time to time, but a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology shows how forgetting people’s names has more impact than you might think, which is bad news for those…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Subtle Signs You May Not Be Fulfilling Your Partner's Emotional Needs

When you're in a relationship, it can become natural to fall into certain habits. Making assumptions, however, that these patterns are naturally the healthiest, can be dangerous. It's important to check in and make sure that you're fulfilling your…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

7 Unexpected Things That Happen After A Breakup If They Were Your Soulmate

Finding a deeply intense connection with someone isn't easy. So when you do find that, it's hard to let them go. That's why breaking up with a soulmate can sometimes feel like the end of the world. But according to experts, letting go may be just…
By Kristine Fellizar

Here's When Ignoring Your Partner Can Actually Benefit Your Relationship

Though it's incredibly common to hear that communication in a relationship is incredibly important — maybe even the most important thing — there's always an exception to the rule. While ignoring your partner would normally be a sign of a…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Easy-To-Miss Signs Your Partner May Be Giving Up On The Relationship

It's easy to assume that your partner is just as happy in the relationship as you are. But subtle changes in your partner's behavior can indicate problems in your relationship that you may not be aware of. If you're not paying attention, you may…
By Kristine Fellizar

5 Tips For Not Letting A Bad First Date Get To You

Almost everyone has had at least one bad first date. You see them in movies, you hear about them in songs, and how many times has a friend called or texted you only to start with, "You're not going to believe how bad this date went?" I have texted…
By Amanda Chatel

A New Study Finds The Secret To Having Better Sex In A Relationship — And It's Super Easy

How do you keep the spark alive in a long-term relationship? It's a question that has plagued so many couples who have gone from not being able to keep their hands off each other to eventually slowing down into a full-blown sex rut. But what if the…
By Lea Rose Emery

If You Don't Have These 7 Conversations With Your Partner After A Year, You May Be Settling

Settling may conjure images of practical relationship compromises in your head, like dating someone who checks all the boxes but doesn't fulfill your emotional needs. But settling can also look like staying with someone who loves you a little, but…
By Eva Taylor Grant

Here's Your Horoscope For Today

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

How To Handle Social Anxiety At Family Gatherings, According To Experts

With the holidays fast approaching, you might be anticipating a multitude of family get-togethers, parties, and dinners. And while many people associate the holiday season with warm memories of spending time with family, if you experience social…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

You Won't *Believe* Which Iconic British Show You Recognise Emmett J. Scanlan From

It feels like we have been spoilt with amazing TV dramas recently. And another show is about to be added to my list of things to watch as Butterfly starts on Oct. 14 on ITV. The drama tells the story of an 11-year-old transgender child, Maxine, and…
By Alice Broster

7 Subtle Signs You Don't Love Your Partner, Just the Idea of Them

It's no shocker that finding love can be tricky, especially nowadays. And although there are plenty of perks to living in today's digital age, there are also some serious drawbacks to consider, too — especially when it comes to how technology…
By Lauren Dana

Here's Your Love Horoscope For The Weekend

We’re constantly fascinated by what our zodiac sign says about our lives, whether it's which signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. That's why Bustle has enlisted Mecca Woods, a New York City-based astrologer…
By Mecca Woods

We Need To Talk About Why Women Still Don't Propose To Men

The wedding industry has clearly gone through a lot of changes in recent years — and not just in terms of the now-omnipresent wedding hashtag. Now more than ever, folks are embracing the nontraditional when it comes to their nuptials, likely due in…
By Laken Howard