9 Ways to Know Your Ex is Meant to be Your Ex


Let’s face it: All breakups are hard.

My Grandma was My Biggest Ally


His mother turned on him when he came out. His 78-year-old grandmother intervened.

“It’s just sex…you can’t live in the bedroom”

No Sex

What To Do If Your Girlfriend Doesn’t Want To Have Sex

“Most importantly don’t be a coward about breaking up.”

Breaking up

How to Break Up with a girl (From a Guy Who’s Done it Wrong a Few Times)



In this excerpt, Eric Norris writes about an awkward, thoughtful conversation with his Japanese-American boyfriend, both men recalling their fathers’ roles in World War II.

I Was My Girlfriend’s First Boyfriend: Tips for Newcomers

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Nick Jurczak realizes both the awesomeness and the responsibility of being the first boyfriend his girlfriend has ever had. He shares what he had learned.

Paternal Pauses: Let It Be Me

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What do you do when you write something part post and part poem? Josh Misner shares it with others. We’re glad that he did.

Awaiting Vesuvius


When a romance is over, it’s over. The problem according to Jackie Summers, is that no one ever evacuates Pompeii until the volcano erupts.

My Husband, His Ex, and Me

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An unexpected glimpse into her husband’s past relationship gives Renee Lute another reason to keep romance alive in the present.

Dear John: Bad Dad Wants Back Into Their Lives


A father who left wants back into his daughters’ lives, a once violent boyfriend when he drank, and a foul-mouthed, angry little league father.

Dear John: My Boyfriend Overshares Our Intimate Details


A boyfriend disclosing personal encounters, disciplining someone’s child over a cell phone, and unprofessional prevalence of flip-flops.

Dear John: My Boyfriend is a Pathological Slob


A slob boyfriend, a woman’s staunch parents who are meeting her fiancé, and a wife’s embarrassing online grammar.

Dear John: Is The Problem the Nude Neighbor? Or the Nosy Ones?


A sunbathing nude neighbor, a friend snooping through pictures, and a daughter meeting her mother’s new boyfriend.

Dangerous Proposals: Don’t Try These at Home


Whether you are planning a proposal or just want the shock value of some unfortunate mishaps, this article will provide just what you need!

Dear John: An Affair To Forget


A late discovery of an affair, a thankless favor, and a second breakup from wanting to get back with their ex.

Dear John: He Thinks It’s Hot, I Think It’s Not


A boyfriend’s lovemaking preferences, a roommate who drops into events without invitation, and exercise getting in the way of the marriage.