Communication
Personal Essays
On the 10th Anniversary of Our DIY Wedding

Ten years ago today, Joey and I were married — untraditionally, feministically, fantastically. By the spring of 2006, we knew we were going to be together, but we weren’t sure we were going to exchange vows. As a little girl, I had never dreamed of my big day with a big white dress and a big white […]

How To
6 Ways to KILL Your Relationship

by Rebecca Jane Stokes for YourTango So you’re in a relationship. You’ve met the guy or gal of your choice, and now you’re together … but now what? We take it as a given that once we’ve found the person we want to be with that everything will just fall into place. That’s not always the case. Even the […]

How To
Sexless VS. Loveless Marriages: There Are 9 Crucial Differences Between Them!

by Ossiana Tepfenhart for YourTango   It’s hard to imagine a happy relationship between romantic partners without sex involved. If you look at just about romantic comedy out there, there’s going to be a certain level of sexual tension involved. There’s that beautiful spark that seems to ignite between both characters in these kinds of movies, and […]

Confessions
“DON’T Marry Someone for Their Potential”

Embed from Getty Images   Ciris had a particularly thoughtful response to our recent Your Call, “How Can He Get His Boyfriend to Fight Fair?” which broached the topic of trying to change a partner before you get married: A lot of the discussion seems to be “what I would do” or pseudo-psychoanalysis of the […]

Your Call
Does She HAVE to Tell Her Pro-Life Boyfriend She’s Getting an Abortion?

Embed from Getty Images   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 have a hypothetical […]

Dream Interpretation
My Boyfriend and I BOTH Dreamed I Cheated on Him

Other people’s dreams are never interesting…except when they’re about sex. If you’ve got a good one, our dream analyst Lauri Loewenberg just might tell you what it means! Click here to submit yours (18 and older only for dream interpretations, please). This week, a reader asks Lauri: Me and my boyfriend had the same type of dream. In mine, I cheated on […]

Your Call
How Can I Get My Girlfriend to Be More Sexually Active and Engaged?

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.  How do I get my girlfriend to come […]

Advice
An Escort’s 4 Well-Researched Reasons For Why Good Men Cheat

by Jessica Brighton for YourTango   HINT: It’s not because he doesn’t love you. Before launching my relationship coaching business, I spent five years working in Washington DC as an escort. This was a lucrative profession and I was fortunate to have met many wonderful clients and to have accompanied them around the world. Still, […]

Your Call
What Does It Mean When an Old Flame, Now Married, Gets In Touch?

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.  Needing advice pls. A man that I once […]

How To
How to Discuss Your Sexual History with a New Partner in 10 Steps

We know you don’t want to hear it, but: you’ve got to have the hard conversation with each new sexual partner about where your junk has been and what it’s seen.  Especially in an age when casual sex is de rigueur, and Tinder is causing STD rates to skyrocket. We’re not going to candy-coat it: […]