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Tag Archive | "Monogamy"

An Open Marriage Can’t Fix Something That’s Already Broken

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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A new memoir called The Wild Oats Project: One Woman’s Midlife Quest for Passion At Any Cost is giving a lot of committed monogamists the chance to say “I told you so!” about open marriage. Here’s the book in a nutshell: San Francisco-based magazine editor Robin Rinaldi felt like her marriage was in a rut, [...]

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10 Questions to Ask Each Other Before Getting Married

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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We’re not talking here about the kinds of questions everyone should ask each other before deciding to get married — things that could be actual deal-breakers, like, Do you want kids? And, Are you a member of the Republican party? No, these ten questions are things you should ask each other in order to have [...]

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5 Ideas for a Grownup Games Night with Your Partner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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photo via flickr Who says games nights are just for bored kids and drunken singles hoping for a threeway? There’s no reason why committed monogamists shouldn’t have some fun, too. Here are five D.I.Y. ideas for playing together… it’s like foreplay, except with dice!   1. Spin the Sex Manual¬† >Grab a couple pairs of [...]

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Can You Talk a Guy Into Having an Open Relationship?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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photo of open marriage fan Anais Nin via Wikimedia Commons Advice from three of EMandLO.com‚Äôs¬†guy friends. This week they answer the following:¬†‚ÄúI want to have an open relationship, but my boyfriend doesn’t want to open up the relationship. I don’t want to break up, what should I do?‚Ä̬†To ask the guys your own question,¬†click here. [...]

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What the Song “Honey, I’m Good” Song Gets Right About Marriage

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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On first listen, the country-ish pop hit “Honey, I’m Good” by Andy Grammar shouldn’t appeal to us in the slightest: Some douchey pop star with a pompadour calling the waitress “Honey” and commenting on her amazing ass and how much he’d love to go home with her, while, in the same breath, telling her he’s [...]

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4 Ways to Make Your Marriage Last in the 21st Century

Thursday, January 15, 2015

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by Gwendolyn Bond-Upson for YourTango | photo via flickr Did you know that the rate of¬†infidelity¬†in American marriages has not increased in 20 years, even though attitudes toward¬†adultery¬†have loosened in the past 40? More facts, in addition to tips for success are included in the University of Virginia’s¬†National Marriage Project’s annual report “The State of [...]

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5 Ways to Look at Your Partner In a New Way

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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by Leslie Saul for YourTango ¬†| ¬†photo via flickr Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship at least once in their lives knows what I’m talking about when I bring up the dreaded relationship rut. When you first start dating someone, they seem to be all you think about. You may find yourself daydreaming or [...]

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Why No Blowjobs Can Be a Dealbreaker for Men

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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photo via flickr Last week we published reader Sara’s impassioned comment about blowjobs, and how they are not an inalienable right. This week, we are publishing two responses to her by two of our equally thoughtful, passionate, intelligent male readers, Derek and Steve. Can we just say how much we love that a debate like [...]

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Your Call: My Wife Never Initiates Sex

Monday, October 6, 2014

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photo via Flickr 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.  Submit Your Own Question to [...]

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10 Worst Things About Married Sex

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Before Midnight Before all the married people out there take offense, we should note that we are both married, and happily so. We’re not curmudgeons; we already listed the 10 Best Things About Married Sex¬†–¬†and for the record, those ten things were way easier to come up with!¬†– but we believe firmly in looking at [...]

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