Are You Happiest Single or in a Relationship?

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Patriarchal limitations aside, be your bad self, be your best self, be with YOURSELF, listen to your inner self, and during Christmas, don’t forget the elf’s opinions of the self.

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5 Things Women Need to Stop Doing in Relationships

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Men and women both commit dating faux pas that make their partners cringe. While gender in the context of romance has less to do with biology and more to do with energy, there are just a few mantras of tough love every woman should repeat. 1. Self-deprecating in order to receive compliments. You look good, […]

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A Letter To Audrey

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With every second that passed, my fists clenched so hard that the blood drained from my knuckles, leaving a white fleshy mess. My throat tightened as I remembered that message left longingly on his IKEA-supported desktop.

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Beauty is in the Eyes of the Magazine Beholder

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They had her all done up. Digital re-mastering looked good on her. She smiled widely, a pixelated version of herself with perfectly contrasted hair and blemish-free skin. The reflection in her eyes exposed the silhouette of cameramen at war. Pointing and shooting, cutting and cropping, they dissected her. “15 Ways to Be a Natural Beauty.” […]

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The Night Started Out Just Like Any Other

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Published here 🙂 Two hours of odd, dark silence. Thank God I’m not stuck in that crevasse between the wall and the bed like her. How can she do that? More importantly, how can she live like this? Lying here is like being in a coffin. This tiny apartment wouldn’t be so bad if it […]

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Mechanisms of Initial Attraction

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Story Highlights: Most people value a sense of humor when seeking a partner, based on an informal survey of 64 adults conducted by the reporter. Similarity breeds attraction: most people are attracted to those who are familiar and similar. Couples can keep the fire going in their relationship with the help of attraction research. SAN […]

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The Psychology of Marriage and Divorce

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Story Highlights: The probability of a first marriage ending in a divorce within five years is 20 percent. Fifty-six percent of Americans aged 18 to 34 are unmarried. Marrying younger than age 25 dramatically raises the divorce risk. SAN DIEGO- Marriage rates in America are on the decrease among the younger population, according to the […]

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