Breakups
Your Call
What Do Her Ex’s Recent Emails Mean?

We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  I need advice please, particularly male advice. I had […]

Advice
37 Signs Your Relationship Is About to End

We once asked our readers, “How do you know when a relationship is about to end?” Looking back over the replies, we realized that, as a whole, their answers make a pretty good guide to impending doom. Here are our 37 favorite responses: 1. “When I hate to see the man eat, I know things […]

How To
How to Get Over a Breakup When YOU Did the Dumping

by Chelli Pumphrey for YourTango Don’t beat yourself up over breaking up! Sometimes a breakup can a slow, shaky, untangling of two lives, like a sticky cobweb wrapped around your fingers. You just can’t shake it off. Sometimes a breakup is quick, deep cut, and you’re left reeling from the sudden pain and shock. It rarely ends painlessly, and can often be […]

Confessions
8 Tips for Getting Over a Breakup from the Inside Out

Reader Sam said the following in response to our post, “How to Get Over a Breakup (in 10 Easy Steps)”: I’m going through an awful breakup — years of addictive patterning, back and forth etc etc. I think tackling it as a physical, spiritual and emotional issue works best. 1) Immediately find a grief and […]

Dear Em & Lo
My Boyfriend Is Always Too Tired for Sex

To ask Em & Lo your own advice question, click here. Dear Em and Lo, My boyfriend and I have been together for a year now. A few months ago we took a break and I moved out. I was really having a great time, but he showed up with roses and tears promising everything […]

Websites
What Our Google Searches Tell Us About Our Exes

We’ve always been fascinated by the Google searches that bring people to EMandLO.com. You have no idea how many different ways it’s possible to spell penis. And don’t even get us started on masturbation! This week while browsing, we noticed just how many people out there are obsessed with their exes. In particular, exes and […]

How To
6 Reasons to Stay Single After a Breakup

When you’re deep in the doldrums of a recent breakup, it’s tempting to jump head-first into your next relationship. You might find yourself wanting to replicate the intimacy and comfort of that lost relationship. You might even find yourself trying to spoon a one-night stand! Here are six reasons why you should allow yourself a […]

Confessions
Why Online Dating Is Much Rougher on Men Than Women

MVP reader Johnny said the following in response to our post, “New App: Online Dating Protection” (he was responding in particular to a concern we voiced that, rather than protect women, this app would just make it harder for jerk guys to disappear): Ahem. I have to disagree with your math on who’s going to […]

Your Call
Your Call: When Should You Go to Couples Therapy?

We get a lot of advice questions coming in at EMandLO.com, but sadly, we just can’t answer them all. Which is why, once a week, we turn to you to decide how best to advise a reader. Make your call on the letter below by leaving your advice in the comments section.  Dear Em & Lo, I love my boyfriend: […]

Personal Essays
I Fell for an Online Con Artist…And It Still Feels Like Love

by Dori Hartley for YourTango I fell so deeply in love with the character she pretended to be that I lost myself. Once upon a time there was a lonely woman named Teresa Carter who lived in a small town in Southeastern Kentucky. She was an imaginative person and not without a brain; however, she […]