sex and relationships

11 Holiday Gifts To Get A Long-Distance Partner That Will Bring You Closer

Whether you met someone while you were on vacation or either you or partner had to move due to their job, sometimes you find yourself in a long-distance relationship. And, honestly, they're not always ideal — or easy. "One of the keys to a…
By Amanda Chatel

7 Things It Means For Your Relationship If You Weren't The First One To Say "I Love You"

When it comes to saying those three little worlds, it's hard to pinpoint an exact, ideal timeframe. A 2011 study found that it takes people about 97 days, or three and a half months, on average to say “I love you" for the first time. But whether or…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Things Love Experts Want You To Know Before You Define The Relationship

There comes a certain point in dating, where it feels like a conversation needs to happen. You've been seeing each other a while, it feels like it could be getting serious, and suddenly you wonder, "What is this?". You get to a place where you want…
By Lea Rose Emery

The 3 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Get Cold Feet In Relationships

Once you've found your perfect person, you can only hope that your relationship lasts forever. But the reality is, not everyone wants a long-term relationship. If you're going by astrology, some zodiac signs that may be more likely to get cold feet…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Relationship Fights That Are Totally Normal Around The Holidays

When it comes to dealing with holiday stress, you might think about the shopping, the cooking, and the travel. But there's another kind of stress that can rear its ugly head over the holiday season — and that's relationship stress. With the…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 Types Of Cheating Couples Are Likely To Move Past Vs. Cheating That's Unforgivable

Everyone's different when it comes to how they define cheating. For you and your partner, flirting might not seem like a big deal, while for another couple that could be grounds for a breakup. So it's up to you decide which types of cheating feel…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Ways To Help Your Partner Prioritize Your Relationship

It's never great to feel like your partner just doesn't seem to notice you anymore. It can leave you questioning if they're just not interested anymore. But according to experts, you may not have to worry — chances are, there's a number of reasons…
By Kristine Fellizar

The Worst Things That May Happen To Your Love Live In 2019, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

With each new year comes a fresh chance to take your relationships to the next level, hopefully by making them healthier than ever. But it also can bring new opportunities for things to not go as planned. And this is where astrology can come in…
By Carolyn Steber

7 Unexpected Differences Between Going Through A Phase Vs. Growing Apart From Your Partner

It can be a really confusing time in your relationship when you've started to notice some distance between you and your partner. For some, the distance could just be a phase that couples go through. For others, it could be a sign that you're…
By Kristine Fellizar

3 Things To Do If The Holidays Make You Question Your Relationship

While the holidays are supposed to be an exciting time of light and laughter — perhaps even an extra romantic time of year — it can be anything but that for some people. The traveling, the pressure to find the right gift, the lack of time/money to…
By Lea Rose Emery

20 Things Therapists Want You To Know About Insecurities In Relationships

It's troublesome enough to feel insecure about yourself. Feeling insecure in a relationship can add to that discomfort. Turns out, however, a lot of people feel insecure in relationships — in one way or another. Therapists, though, have seen it all,…
By Eva Taylor Grant

7 Things That Don't Stop You From Having A Great Sex Life

Porn, movies, magazines, and the people around us too often teach us there's one way to have a satisfying sex life: You have to adhere to beauty ideals, be in a heterosexual relationship, be young, and preferably have as many orgasms as possible.…
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Old-Fashioned Ways To Feel Closer To Your Partner We Should Bring Back

It's common these days to have a busy schedule and a multitude of distractions. And as long as it isn't burning you out, then there's really nothing wrong with that. But when it comes to your relationship, it never hurts to slow down a little, and…
By Carolyn Steber

Perfectionism Can Lead To Unwanted Sexual Encounters, A New Study Finds

There are a lot of different ways women put pressure on themselves to be better and do better, and sometimes, that comes in the form of perfectionism. Many of us struggle with perfectionism, especially when it comes to education or our professional…
By Lea Rose Emery

The 4 Signs That Are Most Likely To Be In Long-Term Relationships In 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the past — your love life, your career, your friendships, your health — and look toward the future with hope. What will 2019 bring? According to astrology, the new year is looking like the perfect…
By Amanda Chatel

9 Sex Positions You'll Wish You Had Tried Sooner

If you've been in a relationship for a long time, chances are you'll reach a place where you want to mix things up in the bedroom. The annoying thing about falling into a sex rut is that you know you should try something new, but the rut means you…
By Lea Rose Emery

7 Facts No One Tells You About Physical Intimacy As You Get Older

There are plenty of things nobody tells you about sex as you get older, including how much the experience can change and evolve. Like sex at any age, there will be highs and lows, and moments when you're just not in the mood. And that's all…
By Carolyn Steber

The 2 Ways Your Relationship Will Change In 2019, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Now that 2018 is coming to an end, it's time to look forward to all the wonderful things the new year has in store. If you've been longing for change in the love department, expect something different to come your way. Because as astrologer Lisa…
By Kristine Fellizar

7 Ways You Can Tell Your Partner Will Be Emotionally Loyal If They've Cheated In The Past

Of all the things that can be difficult to move past in a relationship, cheating can be one of the hardest. Cheating — and the dishonesty that often surrounds it — can erode trust, stop communication, and damage a relationship in a way that it may…
By Lea Rose Emery

9 Tips For Staying Positive During The Holidays When You’re Single And Don't Want To Be

“Easy” is not a word that most people would use to describe dating. Plus, if you’re proactively looking for a relationship, it may sometimes feel like everyone is coupled up except for you. And, with holiday cheer and mistletoe around every corner,…
By Natalia Lusinski