Real Life Relationships
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]."
21 Verrrrry Subtle Signs Of A Fake Friendship That Might Make You Reevaluate Your Social Circle
"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!
People Who Married For Money Are Revealing What It's Like, And It's Wayyy Messier Than I Imagined
"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."
Divorced People Are Sharing The Moment They Realized Their Ex Didn't Love Them, And I Have No Words
"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."
This Woman Is Starting A Conversation About The Toxic Double Standards In Society, And Her Illustrations Are Spot On
Illustrator Lainey Molnar is challenging double standards in society through her thought-provoking art. "The amount of women who feel seen and empowered to talk about things considered taboo? It's magic."
23 Of The Messiest And Most Toxic Things In-Laws Tried To Pull At Weddings — Like, Some Of Them Ruined The Entire Thing
"My sister-in-law agreed to be my maid of honor, and it was terrible. She tried to talk me out of marrying her brother by making up stories that he was cheating. Turns out, she was besties with his ex and wanted them to get back together."
People Are Sharing The Biggest Traps That Most Of Us Fall For, And I'm Honestly Learning So Much
"So many people believe that life ends when you hit 20, 30, 40...or any age, really. But you can ALWAYS have new experiences no matter how old you are."
A Woman Asked If Her Husband Was Wrong For Requesting A Separate Invitation To Her Parents' Christmas Party, And Spoiler Alert: People REALLY Think He Is
"There is no etiquette book on earth that recommends sending married couples two separate invitations."
Tell Me When You Realized You Might Be The Problem In Your Relationship
Let it off your chest!
People Are Sharing The "Dark Side" Of Falling In Love, And Wow, It's Not Always Talked About
"Falling in love is realizing that you are willingly allowing yourself to have a kryptonite-level weak spot. My house could burn, the 401(k) could get raided, or my job could get downsized — I'll just yell, 'Plot twist!' and keep moving. But let harm come to my husband or kid? The deeper the love, the deeper the ache."
I've Just Discovered "Canadian Pick-Up Lines" And I Can't Stop Giggling
Is it getting steamy in here? Honestly, probably not because it's winter in Canada.
50 Screenshots Of Absolutely Unhinged Messages On Dating Apps That Make Me Very Glad I'm Single In 2022
The audacity is simply astounding.
People Who "Divorced Over Money" Are Sharing The Breaking Point That Ended Their Marriage, And It’s Wild
"My ex refused to work, even when I begged him to. We lived on my salary alone, and it was so hard. Eventually, I just snapped and asked for a divorce. It’s been six months since I filed, and I already have more savings than we ever had as a couple."
21 Surprising Confessions From Women Who Earn "Significantly More" Money Than Their Partners
"I make more. In my opinion, it all depends on the ego of your husband. My husband has always been my number-one supporter, but I have been SHOCKED at how my coworkers talk about my husband not making as much as I do. It makes me sad that there are so many husbands that feel the need to suppress their partner for their own egos."
Divorced People Are Confessing Why They Regret Getting A Divorce, And It's Heartbreaking
"Even though he has forgiven me, I will never forgive myself."
Poor People Who “Married For Money” And Rich People Who “Married For Love” Are Sharing What It’s Really Like, and Wow
"I married for love — my husband came from a poor family and didn’t have a high-paying job. After we got married, I realized he had hid a lot of debt from me: credit card, student loans, and the wedding, which I was told was taken care of. We’ve been married for eight years, and I have been the breadwinner and sole provider for at least half the marriage. I do find myself wishing I married for money, out of pure exhaustion."
"His Mom Had To Bring Him New Sheets": 26 College Hookup Stories That Are Embarrassing But Hysterical
"I lost my virginity at a college Halloween party to a guy who was wearing a Spirit Halloween Luigi costume."
Women Are Sharing Things Men Do That Make Them "Ghostable," And Seriously, Everyone Needs To Read This
"I went out on a coffee date with a guy. He admitted that he placed a GPS tracker in his ex's car to track her without her knowledge. Immediately no."
33 Lighthearted Relationship Tweets Because A Lot Has Happened Recently And We All Need A Reminder That Love Is Real
"Dating me is easy, you just have to reassure me that you like me every two minutes"
29 Things About Being Lower Class That "Rich People" Learned After Marrying Someone Significantly Poorer Than Them
"I was surprised that food was a privilege or luxury — not a given. My parents are fairly well-off, and I grew up in a house with an always-stocked pantry and refrigerator. If I was hungry, I ate without question. My wife grew up in relative poverty. If she was hungry, there was a strong likelihood there was no food in the house, and she would stay hungry."
People Who Married For Money Are Sharing What It's Actually Like, And It's Not What I Expected At All
"I was 25 and had $200 to my name. He was 35, and his dad was a millionaire. We've been married for 10 years now. It was exciting in the beginning, but now, I have regrets."
Actually, Some People Are Happier (And Healthier) Being Single
“A Saturday night on my couch watching my Netflix with my cat and my glass of wine … don’t threaten me with a good time.”