In the gay world, many of us seem to be looking for the next best thing - all while neglecting the fact that all we ever wanted and all we ever needed was potentially right next to us.
A first love is electrifying. It rushes through your veins like fire. It causes your heart to feel like it's on the brink of explosion at any time. It makes you crazy. You have no idea how to contain that craziness. You don't know how to function without it. You don't know how to function with it. There is either an incredible ending to the story, or a heartbreaking one.
Now that Cupid's wings are out of your eyes, it could be time to reassess your relationship for any of these five warning signs that your love may be on the wane.
Men who seek younger partners may be having problems aging and are trying to re-establish a connection with the culture of a younger generation.
Most people's V-Days don't look like the ones you see on TV -- or in your social media news feeds. And you might even be feeling a little bummed if your significant other didn't pull out all the stops. That's totally OK, but ere's how to deal with those lingering emotions.
My husband and I met in college, which meant nobody cared that he was Indian and I was not. Most of my college friends drifted in and out of inter-racial relationships, but race rarely came up. It was the blissful insularity that only a liberal arts campus in the middle of nowhere can provide.
My sleep stories have definitely been a source of comedy in our relationship, but we recently wondered if there may actually be something wrong with me, and my brain. While Isaac would argue that yes, there is definitely something wrong with me (sleep disorder or not), a visit to a neurologist and a gold star on my sleep study proved otherwise.
This year for Valentine's I'm cooking myself a steak and pouring myself a glass of Merlot. I will cut into my steak, red and rare, decant my dark, rich wine, and this is its own bloody communion.
When illness becomes the strongest presence in a relationship, it changes everything. It forces both parties to grieve expectations of what society tells us is normal, which only reinforces the pressure we already feel just trying to recover.
The truth is everyone is beautiful in their own way. It doesn't matter the color of your skin, how much you weigh, whether you're tall or short, rich or poor, straight or gay.
Joel was my husband and the love of my life. He died 15 months ago, and what seemed so surreal for the first year is now simply real, although still impossibly hard to comprehend.
Occasionally a man will fall for a girl who is outside of his wheelhouse. Wouldn't it be great if you could be that woman who could attract ANY GUY (within reason of course)?
Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.
What are some of the traits of people who have a healthy level of self-awareness, 'get' others and dance into our hearts?
The most puzzling aspect of Williams' downfall is why such a wildly successful man would feel the need to puff himself up with such adolescent chest-thumping.