The Pressure to Partner

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There is a decidedly frustrating “pressure to partner” that exists in nearly every generation. Christian M. Lyons declares that it ‘ain’t necessarily so.’

5 Things I Had To Overcome To Find My Dream Woman

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Jordan Gray had to give up a lot in order to find his dream woman… and it was all worth it.

Your Significant Other Is Not A Crutch For Your Growth

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Jordan Gray says that, no matter how hard you try, you can’t outsource your growth to your partner.

9 Things a Guy Can Do For a Girl That are More Intimate Than Sex

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True intimacy relies on knowledge — on knowing people just as well, if not better, than they know themselves. It’s not difficult for men to become more intimate with their women.

New Year’s Twofer: Keep Your Resolutions AND Improve Your Relationships

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Mark Goulston wants you to imagine yourself saying on Jan. 1 2016 “this is as good as it gets”. And with the help of your partner, that can be possible.

The Minimalist’s Guide To Dealing With A Difficult Partner

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Duana C. Welch says there are a few science-backed things you can do to get along with a seemingly difficult partner.

Making The One You’re With, The One You Love.

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Looking without seeing. At some point in the relationship we fail to see that our heart’s desire is right in front of us.

Things You Might Have Missed

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Refresh This Page: How to See Your Partner for Who They Really Are, and Not for Who You Want Them to Be.

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Growth hacking: Sometimes you have to reboot and refresh in order to handle your partner’s personal growth.

Turning the Relationship We Dream Of Into the Relationship We Have

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Taking the beauty of the stranger you meet into the everyday relationship you dream of.

7 Reasons Why Fighting Is Good For Your Relationship

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How can fighting be good for anything? Steven Lake explores how this works in relationship.

The Dynamics of Polyamory and Couple Privilege

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“Polyamory must be tailored to personal circumstances; it is broad enough include both relationships that are entirely fluid, and ones that reinforce patterns of stability,” writes Angelus Morningstar.

9 Steps to Negotiating Ethical Non-Monogamy

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Randall Horton, on how to negotiate an open relationship with your partner.

When it Comes to Love, You Should be Looking for Your Match, not a Partner

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Find someone who’s playing the same game you are. Find someone whose weird issues are compatible with your weird issues; someone whose goals and expectations, skills and desires and everything in between, match your own.

Am I Losing My Queer Cred?

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Justin Ropella navigates his queer identity now that he’s in an opposite-gender relationship.

How far will she go? Can your wife be your best friend and should she be?

Can We Be Friends

Steven Lake examines the crazy idea that your wife could be your best fiend . . . I mean friend.