Once this author recognized these patterns, she realized she wasn’t a bad partner – she was being manipulated. If you spot these signs in your relationship, it may be time for you to consider this possibility, too.
“I didn’t figure out my limits with white guys until my third date with this guy.” Have you ever had this experience? Here’s comedian Jenny Yang’s reenactment of a terrible case of “yellow fever” for Asian women.
Know anyone so fed up with the lack of ethics in non-monogamy that they’ve given it up? This author’s tempted to be one of them. Let’s unpack the assumptions that can make this community an unethical place to be.
If a certain name (or names) popped into your head when you read the title of this article, it’s time to take those creeping thoughts seriously. These tips can help you figure out if your friendship is worth keeping.
“I don’t want to say, ‘I’m normal, I’m just like you, so don’t be scared of me,’ because I think there’s a lot of value in being different.” The way these couples speak about their relationships is so sweet.
The toxic and abusive expressions of “love” that this author has experienced are far too common. If you notice any of these patterns in your relationship(s), here’s a chance to make a necessary change.
“Women are only interested in men who are jerks.” Sound familiar? That’s because messages like these are a staple of toxic masculinity. Read on to find out why this author calls getting rid of these beliefs “the best thing that ever happened to me.”