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Tag Archive | "Monogamy"

Should Marriage Vows Expire Every Seven Years?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


photo via flickr Driver’s licenses expire. Professional licenses expire. Even dog licenses expire. But marriage licenses are for life!¬†On the one hand, this is kind of the whole point of marriage, right? That you can’t just walk away from each other, that you are committed, even when things get tough, even when your kids are [...]

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Your Call: Can a Relationship Work If One Person Is More Into It?

Friday, November 30, 2012


Madame Bovary (1949) Question of the week: Can a relationship survive if one person loves their partner more than the other loves them back? Women have been told for generations — usually by their mothers or aunts or grandmothers — that they should “marry a man who loves you just a little more than you [...]

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Comment of the Week: If He’s Being Secretive, He’s a Spy or a Player

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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Reader Jenna said the following in response to the post “Your Call: How Can She Tell If a Guy Is Playing Games?” Men who are serious about relationships usually have a certain amount of transparency. They let you meet friends or family without it being a big production. They share details of their day or [...]

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Dear Em & Lo: He Says It’s Just Sex, But Then He Holds My Hand

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


photo via flickr Submit Your Own Question to EMandLO.comTry Our New *PRIVATE* Advice Service! Dear Em & Lo, I met this guy through Facebook. We met up at a bar he goes to all the time. When I come walking in he does a double take. We hit it off right off the bat! Yeah! [...]

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10 Reasons Why the First Marriage Still Rocks Our World

Thursday, October 18, 2012


photo via flickr Three years ago, inspired by an article in the New York Times Magazine, we wrote a post about how we found the First Marriage both inspiring¬†and a little chastening ‚ÄĒ let‚Äôs see you be President or First Lady and still rock hot monogamy like that. The marriage is also a little terrifying [...]

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This I Believe: Slow Kisses, High Fiber, Soft-Core Porn, Baseball

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


Bull Durham (1988) We were listening to the “This I Believe“¬†show¬†on our local public radio station a few days ago — “This I Believe” is an international organization that gets people to discuss their core values, and is¬†based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. They have [...]

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Wise Guys: Do Men Know When They’re in Love?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


photo via flickr Advice from three of EMandLO.com’s guy friends. This week they answer the following: “Do guys know when they’re in love?“ To ask the guys your own question, click here. Single Straight Guy (Colin Adamo of Hooking Up & Staying Hooked): Not always. I think we spend a lot of time debating and [...]

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Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Non-Monogamous

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


The other week, we ran a lighthearted post called “Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Monogamous” (which we reposted this morning) as encouragement for those people who choose to be in exclusive, long-term relationships. Some of you took it as an indictment of non-monogamy, which wasn’t our intention at all. (See the [...]

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Top 10 Reasons for Being – and Staying – Monogamous

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


photo by mikebaird Monogamy gets a bad rap these days — people say it’s unnatural, impossible, outdated, stifling. And, yes, sometimes it is! Especially if your wedding anniversary now contains two digits. But anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception. So before your partner’s bad habits [...]

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Books – Affection: A Memoir About Sex Addiction and Monogamy

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Affection: An Erotic Memoir by Krissy Kneen is a story of compulsive sexual exploration, sex addiction — and, ultimately, blissful, married monogamy. Australian author Kneen was raised by a group of protective and eccentric women who forbade any and every expression of sexuality… and we all know where that leads. We chatted to Kneen about [...]

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