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10 Warning Signs You’re in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

by Nancy Nichols for YourTango Have YOU experienced any? If you’ve never been involved with a cunning, pathological lying, narcissistic, abusive partner, you may not know what you’re dealing with. When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio and phony façade while downplaying his inconsiderate and questionable behavior. Or you mistrust your instincts that your boyfriend […]

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How to Split the Bill in 7 Easy Steps

Dates may be cheap but they ain’t never free. So who coughs up? Whoever did the asking should expect to pay for the date. This is the 21st century, people; it’s so last century to assume the man always gets it. That said, if you’ve been asked out, you should always assume you’ll be going dutch. […]

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The 5 Habits of Successful Couples

by Lavinia Lumezanu for YourTango Successful relationships start here. We all want successful relationships in our lives, yet we manage to sabotage them one way or another. Sometimes we do it because we don’t know better, because we’re mad—or we get afraid when a relationship gets too good to be true, so we end up messing it up. Yet beyond the […]

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8 Ways Great Sex Starts WITHOUT Your Partner

If you want to start eating healthy, you know that changing your relationship to food is more effective than a crash diet. The same is true with your sex life. Concerning yourself with just the act of sex is like only counting calories. There are numerous aspects of your daily life that affect sex in […]

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6 Ways to Tell You’re in the RIGHT Relationship

by Brianna Wiest for YourTango Sometimes it’s not a matter of finding the right relationship, but realizing when you already have it. The story we’re sold about love usually doesn’t go past the exposition. The part people write about and talk about and make films about is the seeking, finding, losing and finding again. We talk about heartbreak and loss, […]

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Please Don’t Put These 12 Things in Your/Her Vagina, Ever

You might think this topic shouldn’t need explanation or elaboration, but you’d be surprised. 1. Douches This is the one every woman should know by now not to use. Douches are unnecessary products invented by The Man to solve made-up problems and make a buck. Vaginas, like ears, clean themselves. There’s good bacteria in your vagina […]

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The 7 Rules of Orgasm Etiquette

1. The goal should be at least one orgasm per person per sesh, bare minimum. We hope we don’t need to point out that an orgasm for just one partner is not the finishing tape of a sex run. Instead, think of sex as a three-legged race — your partner can neither compete nor cross the finish line […]

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How to Put on a Condom (A 12-Point Refresher Course)

Consistent and correct condom use reduces the risk of HIV transmission by as much as 10,000 times (the studies that reported the HIV virus leaking through latex were done using particles 100 million times smaller than the HIV found in semen). And while condoms admittedly do not cover all the genital skin through which some […]

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Hate Talking on the Phone? Here are 3 Ways to Cope

Kira Asatryan for YourTango Stop dreading your ringtone and start connecting with people over the phone! Let’s be honest, nobody likes talking on the phone these days. At least, nobody in my generation (the infamous Millennial generation) likes it. One of my good friends – a young woman who’s usually warm and social – greets […]

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How to Dump Someone: Breakup Lines That Don’t Suck

You’ve heard of pick-up lines, but what about break-up lines? At least effective and realistic ones beyond “It’s not you, it’s me.” There’s no perfect way to break up with someone — it’s gonna suck for both of you (but especially them) no matter how you do it. But there are certainly approaches you can use to help […]