How Going First Changes Everything In Your Relationships

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Ben Altman says that you will never truly connect with someone if you’re too busy protecting yourself to take a chance.

If Whoever Says ‘I Love You’ First Loses, You Shouldn’t Want To Win

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Why is saying “I love you” so scary?

Do I Say I Love You Too Much For a Guy?

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Dillan DiGiovanni wonders if a guy can say “I love you” too much.

Don’t Be the First to Say “I Love You”

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William Dameron remembers the fear and the relief of telling his husband he loved him for the first time.

Things I Never Say

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There are too many things John Taylor doesn’t say to his wife. “Kind things, loving things. How my heart swells to bursting with love for her, how she is my soul mate and my best friend.”

Doppelgänger

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Chris Wiewiora is constantly aware of being compared to ‘the old Chris’—his new girlfriend’s previous boyfriend.

The World Needs More Teds Than Barneys

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Mark Radcliffe laments that the guy who’s a great catch in the long run doesn’t always make the best first impression.