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Why Are People So Threatened By Alternative Relationships?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

As an observer, participant and writer who focuses on the evolving relationships model, I'm more interested in what Tessier's readers have to say, though I am behind Tessier every step of the way. Why are people so threatened by alternative models when it comes to relationships?

7 Reasons Being Single Makes You Healthier, According To Science

YourTango | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

You may have read recent headlines touting marriage as the cure-all for everything from heart disease to depression, but when you look more closely at some of the research, there's a strong body that suggests staying single can also be very good for your health.

I'm Only 22. I Don't Want Someone Else To Be My Whole World.

Unwritten | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Unwritten

I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half." I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself.

Are You Single for the Right Reasons?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

There is nothing wrong with being single. In fact, one of the most important lessons someone can learn is that they can be a whole and happy person on...

Why You're Still Single (And How to Change That) Part II: How to Break the Subconscious Contract

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

I'm not saying you shouldn't have a relationship with your parents. I think our relationship with our parents is extremely important. However, you need to shift the way you connect with them so the connection becomes adult-to-adult, versus child-to-parent.

Why You're Still Single (And How to Change That) -- Part I

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

Like most of my clients, you probably come from a very loving family. You might not think of this as cause for concern, but in fact, it may be at the very root of why you're perpetually single.

I Am (Dating)?

Laura Wellington | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Laura Wellington

I am a mother; I am a mechanic; I am a plumber; I am a landscaper; I am a caretaker.

Single? 5 Questions You Need To Ask Before Your Next Date

Linnea Molander | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Linnea Molander

One half of all of your relationships will always consist of you, and you are the only person that you know for sure will be a part of your love life for ever. Making sure that you know and like yourself is the foundation of your love life, and will make everything else a lot easier.

Why I Don't Date

TueNight | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
TueNight

I stopped seeing myself as a have-not and started appreciating what I have, which were all the things that didn't require a plus-one.

A Woman Faces the Men Who Rejected Her -- and Makes a Surprising Discovery

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When Lea Thau was 38, her fiancé broke up with her while she was pregnant with their child. She subsequently became single for the first time in her adult life.

These #WhyImSingle Tweets Are The Greatest Relationship Fails

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Comedy

If anything, these tweets will make you feel way better about your relationship status. With Valentine's Day coming up, Jimmy Fallon decided to mak...

Awkward OkCupid Messages Repurposed As Charming Valentines

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Women

When you're single, Valentine's Day can be lonely at best and maddening at worst. Just in the nick of time, these love notes featuring actual messages...

Are You the Odd Woman (Or Man) Out? Here Are Five Steps to Warm Up For Valentine

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Dr. Rebekka Grun

If Clara looks around her workplace and friends she notices a surplus of single women in her age range. This of course puts her at a disadvantage: if she has to compete with women for fewer available men, she will have to trade below par, or in plain terms, lower her expectations below what she could get in a more gender balanced environment.

Tips for Singles This Valentine's Day

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

The singles crowd hoping to be in a relationship, there is no reason to be intimidated by the day and feel blue if you are unattached. The fact is that Valentine's is actually a perfect day to meet someone.

3 Essential Friends to Have When You're Single

Francesca Hogi | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Friendship is one of life's great gifts, when you have friends who support you and enhance your life. It is always important to carefully choose the company you keep. Here are the three essential types of friends to have when you're single!

Seriously Lonely Guy Snapchats His Heartbreak And It's Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.02.2015 | Divorce

However single or distraught you are over your last split, take heart: you aren't as lonely or heartbroken as this guy. "My buddy Billy has been S...

Inner-Work for the Single Woman

Damali Elliott | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Damali Elliott

So clear the mental debris and begin to create a mindset that grows incredible thoughts that will foster into dreams. Whether you are single or in a relationship there is inner-work to be done...

On Loving Myself Beyond the Imperfections

Mark Travis Rivera | Posted 03.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Travis Rivera

During a time when a lot more of my friends are getting into relationships, engaged, married, and expecting their own children, I am getting back to loving myself.

Family Greetings That Will Stop Your Mother In Her Tracks

Suzanne Heintz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Suzanne Heintz

Tired of hearing your mother ask you when you're going to find the right person and settle down? Try sending a holiday greeting like this. That'll keep your mom quiet.

A Single Girl's Guide to Holiday Shopping

Suzanne Heintz | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Suzanne Heintz

Shopping is analogous to active enrollment in the biggest ritual of social expectations there is -- The Holidays. And if you're single, holiday shopping can do a real number on you.

3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Being Single This Holiday Season

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

The truth is, while being with the right someone enhances all of your life's experiences, there is no shortage of joy and upside to be had while you're single. And the holidays are no exception.

What Your Single Friends Aren't Telling You About The Single Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.20.2014 | Divorce

The single life has its perks: You have more free time on your hands than your couple friends do -- and what you do with that free time is entirely up...

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Why Are You Still Single?

Susan Winter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Our modern world still conforms to an archaic double standard when it comes to the assumptions surrounding a woman who's single. When a high-value man is single he's viewed as "playing the field" or hasn't met the "right woman." When a high-value woman is single it's assumed to mean that men don't want her (for good reason.)

Young Single Women, Many People Don't Want You to Vote. That's an Excellent Reason to Vote

Sara Eckel | Posted 01.04.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

There is nothing that makes a single person less qualified to vote than a married person -- or a woman less qualified than a man (a matter I thought we resolved in 1920).