relationships

9 Of The Most Intimate Sex Positions

For a lot of people, sex and love don't have to coincide, so sex doesn't always have to be intimate. Hell, even when you're in love and in a long-term relationship, you don't always want it to be intimate in bed. I mean, who has ever had a quickie be…
By Amanda Chatel

This Is What Happened When My Partner Quit Drinking To Support My Recovery

It has been almost three years since I entered into recovery for my alcohol addiction, and two years since my last relapse. Sobriety hasn't been easy. I went to rehab, lived in a halfway house, went back to my old life (without drinking) and eventual…
By Irina Gonzalez

11 Thoughts That Mean You’re Not As Happy With Your Partner As You Might Think

Even if your current dating situation seems to be going well — you're hanging out, having fun, having sex, etc. — it's still possible that you might not be happy with your partner, and thus not truly happy in your relationship. This can be a gut feel…
By Carolyn Steber

10 Mixed Signals You May Get In A New Relationship — And How To Interpret Them

The beginning of a new relationship is usually a fun, exciting, romantic time — but it can also be confusing AF if you and your new partner aren't yet on the same page about your blossoming relationship. Unfortunately, getting mixed signals in a rela…
By Laken Howard

The #1 Excuse Cheaters Make When They're Sneaking Off To Have An Affair

When you're in a monogamous relationship — even one that's healthy and happy — it's normal to fear the possibility that, one day in the future, you could find signs that your partner is cheating on you. While it's not healthy to be paranoid about che…
By Laken Howard

This Update On Justin Theroux After His Split From Jennifer Aniston Will Break Your Heart

Hollywood is still being rocked by its most recent high-profile split, so it's no surprise that those most closely affected by it reportedly aren't quite ready to talk. Justin Theroux pulled out of a late-night show appearance on Tuesday night follow…
By Alexis Rhiannon

6 Tips For Maximizing The Health Benefits Of Sex

You often hear about the health benefits of sex. But was all sex created equal in this regard? There are, after all, infinite ways to have sex. And if something as fun as sex can improve your health, you'd might as well take advantage of it as much a…
By Suzannah Weiss

5 Signs Your Partner Is Your Spiritual Match, At Least For Now

There's lots of debate over whether we have one soulmate, there are multiple soulmates, or the whole concept of soulmates is made up. Another possibility is that we only have one, but we have more spiritual matches, psychic Deborah Graham, host of Si…
By Suzannah Weiss

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 of…
By Mecca Woods

15 Ways To Change Your Relationship Dynamic If Your Partner Isn't Treating You Right

If you're in a relationship, and it feels like your partner isn't treating you right, then you might be wondering whether or not it's possible to turn things around and create a dynamic where you both feel loved, heard, respected, and appreciated. An…
By Carolyn Steber

A New Study Shows Dating Can Actually Help LGBTQ Teens Cope With Emotional Stress

LGBTQ teenagers are almost twice as likely to be bullied by their peers, and they are four times more likely to die by suicide, according to Mental Health America. But a new study claims that romantic relationships can help LGBTQ youth avoid emotiona…
By Ayana Lage

34 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Deciding Whether Or Not To Break Up With Your S.O.

You meet someone, you date for some time, and then for whatever reason, you make the realization that this person is not right for you. But for some reason, even with that realization, leaving them is far from easy. Why is it so hard to end a relatio…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Tips For Showing You Care If Your Partner's Love Language Is Acts Of Service

While the language of love may, in fact, be universal, it turns out we all speak slightly different dialects. At least, that’s how Dr. Gary Chapman, who wrote the bestselling book The 5 Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate…
By Emma McGowan

Here's How Most People Want To Meet Their Partner Today

With a new dating app being announced on what feels like a daily basis, it's easy to think that everyone is swiping, chatting, and meeting through their phones these days. But a new YouGov survey showed that meeting someone in real life is still the …
By Lea Rose Emery

What To Do If You're Constantly Worried Your Partner Is Cheating On You

If you've ever thought your partner was cheating on you — even when they weren't — you're not alone. While it may seem like trust issues are leading you to constantly worry your partner is cheating, experts and research say it could even be something…
By Kristine Fellizar

Stop Telling Me I'm A "Freak" For Liking Sex

“You seem like a freak.” I’m not sure exactly what it was that made a guy I’d just met tell me this. Maybe it was that I’d said I was a sex and relationships writer, which quickly escalated into a conversation about sex. I didn’t disclose many detail…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Signs Your Energy Is Closed Off To Love, According To A Psychic

Finding love requires more than just the actions of going on dates or setting up an online dating profile. It also requires opening yourself up to love and giving off the vibe that you're open. You may not even realize it if you're energetically bloc…
By Suzannah Weiss

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 of…
By Mecca Woods

Yup, It's Totally Common For Your Sexual Preferences To Change — And Here's Why

Sian, 22, feels attraction to people of all genders, but it varies from week to week. Sometimes, she exclusively wants to date women and non-binary people. Other times, gender's not a factor. She's not sure why this is, but it's very common. Many peo…
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Fascinating Facts About Dating Apps In The Olympic Village

With the 2018 Winter Olympics in full swing in PyeongChang, South Korea, dating app usage is in full swing, too. During the last several Olympic Games, a ton of people have used dating apps in Olympic Village, the college campus-type area that houses…
By Natalia Lusinski