And staying in a bad relationship is something that far too many of us have put ourselves through — but why?
Though it's incredibly common to hear that communication in a relationship is incredibly important — maybe even the most important thing — there's always an exception to the rule.
And though there's a lot of debate about why people cheat, it typically comes from the point of view of the wronged partner trying to understand their partner's actions — it's less common to talk about the motivation from the perspective …
We all know that getting a good night of sleep is necessary for health, happiness, and just general functioning — but so many things get in the way.
It's not that I don't think you can love someone in an amazing, life-changing way and be with them for your entire life, although I think that's tough. I just don't buy the whole one person for everyone thing.
A lot of people really value being in a relationship. But like anything, it's about balance, and while prioritizing a relationship is totally cool, you can put too much importance on it.
If you've ever felt like you've lost friends because of a boyfriend or girlfriend, you're not alone. Not even close.
But early in a relationship, once you get through a couple of awkward rounds, sex can play a big role in building intimacy and even falling in love.
There are a lots of problematic aspects of traditional wedding, from a female perspective — because women have traditionally been objectified by the wedding process — right down to the language used.
The truth is, it can be annoying to the person on the receiving end, but it's easy to see why people in relationships would like using that kind of rhetoric.