Real Life Relationships
"I Used My DNA To Find My Birth Mother." People Are Revealing The Wildest And Darkest Secrets They Learned After Taking Genetic Tests
"As an adult, my father-in-law found out his mother was actually his grandmother and his older sister was his mom."
"My cousin looked like he was at a funeral when he got married. Never saw him smile except for pictures, and it seemed so fake. He got his marriage annulled within three weeks. We found out years later that he found out less than an hour before the wedding that his bride-to-be was sleeping around with her ex."
Family Lawyers Are Revealing The Wildest Things That Came Out In Custody And Divorce Battles, And It's So, So Messy
"I once represented a husband divorcing his wife of 35+ years. They divided up about $500K in assets within 30 minutes but then spent 2.5 hours fighting over two drinking glasses."
People Who Dated Or Married Millionaires And Billionaires Are Revealing What It’s Really Like, And I'm Speechless
"My fiancé's family is old-school money... When you turn 16, a standard gift from his family is a $50K car, and everyone gets $1 million at 18 from their trust fund to pay for college, and then, you get your remaining millions when you graduate."
Women Who Broke Up With The Person They Thought They'd Marry Are Sharing Their Stories, And It Ranges From Inspiring To Heartbreaking
"I'm a smarter, happier, and more awesome person. My ex squashed who I was, and I didn't realize it until he was gone. When I found out he married the woman he left me for, I was hit with such a sense of relief and happiness that it wasn't me."
Coworkers, cousins, best friends...cheaters really have no limit, I guess!
"I Firmly Believed I'd Be Single Forever": 19 Heartwarming And Heart-Wrenching Stories From People Who Found Love Later In Life
"I’m 69, and my wife is 68. I was 41 when we met. We have five kids, two of mine and three of hers. I love her more each year it seems and can’t imagine life without her. We both screwed up big time in the first half of our lives, but we learned from our mistakes. When we met, we were ready for a real, committed relationship and went all in."
18 Screenshots Of Tinder, Hinge, And Bumble Profiles That Are So Chaotic, I Have No Words Left — No, None At All
These dating profiles are so ridiculous, I can't believe they're real.
Grooms Are Revealing Why They Called Off Their Marriage Right Before The Wedding, And I'm At A Loss For Words
"A friend of mine attended a wedding where the groom waited till his fiancé arrived at the altar, then pulled a huge red fabric letter A out of his pocket, pinned it to the front of her dress, and walked out of the church without a word."
I'm convinced online dating is satire at this point.
"I Cried At My Wedding, And It Wasn’t Tears Of Joy." Here's Why 15 Brides Decided To Call Off Their Marriage On Their Wedding Day
"I caught my husband-to-be being intimate with my maid of honor (former best friend) on our wedding day. My friends tried to tell me, and I wouldn't listen. What could either of them say? They were caught. I immediately went to my dad, calmly told him what happened, and then walked down the aisle by myself...and made an announcement to the invited guests that the wedding was off."
"I Couldn't Handle It Anymore": Here's Why 17 Brides Decided To Call Off Their Wedding And Never Look Back
"I found out the day of my wedding while getting my makeup done that my soon-to-be husband was on Tinder. I found out because while GETTING READY FOR OUR WEDDING, he had matched with one of the guest's cousins and was actively messaging her trying to plan to see her before we went on our honeymoon ... I didn't say anything to anyone other than my family, and I left."
People Are Revealing The Most Toxic Things Their In-Laws Did At Their Wedding, And Boy, Does It Get Messy
"My in-laws were married 26 years, and I know this because we were at their 25th vow renewal. Then, the Monday before our wedding, they announced their divorce. They couldn't wait ONE WEEK to tell their son, or after our honeymoon?! So selfish, and my husband was beyond hurt and upset ... Our wedding memories are tainted by their selfishness."
If "It's me, hi, I'm the problem, it's me!" was a person, it'd be these people.
"You’ll Transfer A Lot Of Harm Unintentionally To Your Kids": People Are Sharing Signs You're Not Ready For Parenthood
"You shouldn't become a parent if you obsess over having a cute baby without actually having any experience taking care of babies or kids. The cuteness does NOT fully compensate for the energy, time, patience, and unconditional love needed to properly raise a child. People see babies as objects or status and then get frustrated when they actually have to parent."
People Are Revealing Signs That Scream A Relationship Won't Last, And Some Of Them Are So Subtle, They'll Surprise You
"I always think of 'the bird theory.' If one person says to the other, 'Oh, look! A bird!' and the other doesn't want to connect over the bird (just looking at it and giving a 'hey, thanks — that's a cool bird'), the relationship isn't going to go well. Basically, you have to be willing to make small, everyday connections."
People Are Revealing The Most Over-The-Top Things Rich People Have Done At Their Weddings, And It's Wild
"I went to a very wealthy person's wedding at a winery in Napa Valley. The most expensive parts were the food and drink. I believe 140 people attended, and as favors, the adults got to choose a bottle of red, white, or rosé wine, and two wine glasses as we walked out. YEAH. Also, each table had its own two-tier wedding cake! The big cake alone had to have been well over $15k, and each 'baby' cake was a replica of the bigger one, just a different flavor. ... Everything was gorgeous, and years later, I came to learn that the whole wedding was a cool $2 million."
"I absolutely didn't want to divorce. It was 1000% her choice. ... I feel sadness over losing what we had built together and for what could have been. All my dreams for the future were crushed. I tried to be the best husband I could be. I felt like I was kind, caring, loving, and supportive. I was proud to be the partner to my wife. We built a relationship, a family, and a home together. It was absolutely heartbreaking to be the one that had to file."
Couples With Big Age Gaps Get A Lot Of Hate — Here's 14 People Who Have Been In One Weighing In On Whether They Deserve It
"I was with a wonderful man who hadn't dated younger before. He's 31, and I'm 20. It worked perfectly — we were on the same page about a lot of things. The only thing was, he wanted kids within the next five years and I didn't want kids for at least another 10 years. So, we had to unfortunately stop dating — I guess issues like that are most common [in big age gap relationships]."
"You know it's a bad friendship when you're exhausted after hanging out or talking on the phone with them — not because of all the fun you've had together, but because they've sucked up your energy and emotion. It could be for a number of reasons, but it's a good indication something is very wrong."
21 Completely Out Of Pocket First Date Confessions People Made That Guaranteed They'd Get Blocked Immediately
Nope. Never again!
"I met my husband in a business school class. I'm 24, and he’s about 22 years older than I am. He's the heir to one of the biggest family fortunes in the state. Everything was perfect in the beginning, and I have no regrets. But I’m pretty lonely most days. It's just me, the dog, and my year-old daughter. He works all the time and travels a lot, so most of the time, it’s just me in this big house. I just want to travel and do the things women my age do. All the money in the world isn't worth it if you're basically confined to your house for days or even weeks at a time."
This Therapist Explained How Your Childhood Relationship With Your Parents Can Affect Your Relationships With Others As An Adult
"If you have some shame or guilt over your attachment style, remember that it's not your fault. It's what your family gave you when you were little — and you had absolutely no control over it."
People Who Traveled Abroad For Love Are Revealing What Actually Happened After, And Some Of These Are Heartbreaking
"I was visiting Singapore for a short trip and was swiping on Tinder at the airport while waiting for my flight. I caught his profile, thinking he was cute, and swiped right, but was called for boarding immediately. When I landed, I got notification that it was a match, and he messaged me right away. We messaged each other, but nothing serious happened until he told me that he was visiting Indonesia for a business trip, which was a lie; he just wanted to meet me. We finally met after four months of talking online. After meeting me, he said he doesn't want to be friends with me anymore — he wanted to marry me."
"After That, I NEVER Used My Card Again Whilst Dating": People Are Revealing The Dating Safety Tips They Swear By
"I don’t care if it makes me look 'paranoid' or if they give me the side eye. You've gotta stay safe."
14 Times People Got Back Together With Their Ex And Had A Happy Ending, And 7 Times It Was A Complete Disaster
"My brother remarried his ex-wife, and eventually, they had a child. Flash-forward several years later, he had a private investigator follow her, and she was having numerous affairs with men she met online. They are now divorced a second time."
"During multiple childbirths, he didn’t support me, looked like he didn't want to be there, wouldn’t even touch me or say any kind words, and looked absolutely disgusted. Stone cold. I knew then. I begged for his love and attention for years. He absolutely destroyed me, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be the same again."
"The Majority Of Us Saw Dysfunctional Relationships Growing Up": This Artist Is Using Illustration To Help Break The Cycle Many Millennials Find Themselves In
Illustrator Lainey Molnar has gained a following of over 1 million by sharing comics about dating, double standards in relationships, and learning to choose yourself. "When it comes to relationships, it's still very hard to swim against the stream. Women in straight relationships carry so much of the emotional labor, the unpaid domestic labor, and family logistics, while putting themselves last," she said.
21 Toxic, Wild, And Messy Things In-Laws Did To Their Families — Like, Their Behavior Is Unacceptable
"The first time I met my future mother-in-law, she tried setting up my now ex-husband with another woman right in front of me. She made comments about how she always thought he would end up with someone who was a model — which I was not. Once we were married, she gave me acne medication as a Christmas gift. I didn’t have bad acne at all. She'd also come over and rearrange my dishes in the cupboards without me knowing until I opened the cabinet to get something. She had no concept of boundaries."
31 Divorced People Who Knew On Their Wedding Day That They Made A Huge Mistake And Married The Wrong Person
"On our wedding day, one of his female friends turned up in hot pants, a crop top, and a necklace saying my husband’s name. Then, she got extremely drunk and said to all of my family that my husband was her third favorite man after her dad and her brother (this was in front of her own husband) and that I didn’t deserve him. After I told him how awful this made me feel, my husband didn’t tell her to stop, but instead said how sweet it was and how grateful he was to have her in his life."