Why you should treat all of your relationships like fruit salads instead of smoothies

September 11, 2019 at 10:17PM by CWC Healthy relationships have been described many ways throughout the course of human history, but a new analogy comes straight out of Hot Girl Summer. According to Dan Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, we should think of our relationships as fruit … Continue reading Why you should treat all of your relationships like fruit salads instead of smoothies

How to use meditation as a tool to deepen your relationships

September 03, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Meet Wellness Collective, our immersive curriculum with Athleta that hooks you up with actionable advice from the smartest experts and brand founders in wellness right now. Get the goods at our monthly event series in New York City plus our online one-month wellness plans. Here, Ellie Burrows Gluck, co-founder and CEO of MNDFL, … Continue reading How to use meditation as a tool to deepen your relationships

The case for treating your relationship as a rental and having check-ins about renewals

August 30, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC No matter how long or short your given relationship is, there are likely certain topics you’d rather not discuss. In the beginning, maybe it’s a DTR-style moment, and later on maybe it’s the implementation of money dates—or maybe it’s something else. Regardless, there’s good reason to break through … Continue reading The case for treating your relationship as a rental and having check-ins about renewals

7 questions to ask yourself when ‘toxic monogamy’ is affecting your relationship

August 28, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In our society, monogamy is the ideal to which all relationships are meant to aspire. We throw expensive parties to celebrate those who commit to it—and have made these commitments an all but mandatory milestone for those who wish to belong to mainstream culture—while vilifying people who cheat … Continue reading 7 questions to ask yourself when ‘toxic monogamy’ is affecting your relationship

I tried a polyamorous relationship, and it kinda worked—until it didn’t

August 16, 2019 at 03:01AM by CWC I’ve never been particularly traditional, especially when it comes to relationships, but even I was thrown for a loop after falling in love with someone who “didn’t do monogamy.” Matt was a musician with a punk mentality who “didn’t do” much of anything conventional. At first, his argument … Continue reading I tried a polyamorous relationship, and it kinda worked—until it didn’t

Work-life balance is dead—there’s a better way to think about your relationship with your job

August 13, 2019 at 12:51PM by CWC The idea of “balance”—once a buzzword in the wonderful world of wellness—has largely been abandoned. Now that the workforce has jumped ship on this restrictive 50-50 approach to juggling life and career, all of us need a new way to assess our relationship with work. One that doesn’t … Continue reading Work-life balance is dead—there’s a better way to think about your relationship with your job

Venus is your wing woman right now to go for your relationship goals

August 11, 2019 at 02:04PM by CWC The week begins on the heels of Jupiter—the planet of good luck, good fortune, and abundance—stationing direct. Happening on Sunday, August 11, at 9:37 a.m. Eastern, the great giant of the sky begins to move forward in the sign of optimism and growth (Sagittarius). On top of that, … Continue reading Venus is your wing woman right now to go for your relationship goals

3 relationship pros dish on whether watching porn can be considered cheating

August 07, 2019 at 03:00PM by CWC Buckle up, because I’m about to admit something I’m kind of ashamed about: I used to check the browsing history on my ex-boyfriend‘s computer. It was out of sheer curiosity, I swear—and the only thing I (continually) saw was porn. Lots of it. I never spoke with him … Continue reading 3 relationship pros dish on whether watching porn can be considered cheating

A relationship therapist’s take on 3 possible reasons cheaters cheat

August 03, 2019 at 06:00AM by CWC Unpopular opinion: I feel bad for Betty Draper whenever I re-watch episodes of Mad Men. I understand that she’s hardly up for any mother-of-the-year-esque awards and doesn’t have the best-ever personality, but I don’t understand how she’s supposed to be a villain. I mean, it’s her philandering husband … Continue reading A relationship therapist’s take on 3 possible reasons cheaters cheat

2 relationship pros say seeing out your revenge fantasy on an ex won’t make you feel better

July 29, 2019 at 05:00AM by CWC You can send someone actual shit in the mail. Cow dung, elephant crap, and gorilla poop can all be purchased and shipped overnight for less than $20. (Or, for high rollers, there’s also a combo pack featuring “one big nasty mess” of all three on offer.) I know … Continue reading 2 relationship pros say seeing out your revenge fantasy on an ex won’t make you feel better

The ‘triangular love theory’ helps you to (finally!) define that impossible relationship

July 24, 2019 at 12:14PM by CWC Trying to explain what someone means to you in the early stages of a relationship is a verbal trap. (“Um, they’re my partner/hookup/intimate friend/boo?”) That’s why one of the veritable marvels of 2019 dating is the moment you DTR (define the relationship), all the mist clears, and suddenly you’re … Continue reading The ‘triangular love theory’ helps you to (finally!) define that impossible relationship

If your time spent on the toilet is longer than your last relationship, here’s how to find some regularity

July 07, 2019 at 06:30PM by CWC Ever since I can remember, I’ve struggled with occasional digestive flare-ups that cause me to spend extended periods of time in the bathroom. As a self-proclaimed healthy-ish person who cares about most of the food I consume (I whip up a mean lunch salad, I won’t lie), I’ve … Continue reading If your time spent on the toilet is longer than your last relationship, here’s how to find some regularity

10 date ideas that’ll bring the butterflies back when your relationship feels routine

July 07, 2019 at 12:00PM by CWC In the early stages of a relationship, even the most mundane activities seem like romantic things to do. Nights in binge-watching TV are a chance to cozy up. Going to the neighborhood sushi restaurant twice a week is cute because it becomes “your spot.” But after a while, … Continue reading 10 date ideas that’ll bring the butterflies back when your relationship feels routine

5 ways relationship pros differentiate rebounds from the real deal

July 05, 2019 at 10:00AM by CWC Breakups suck for so many reasons, and one big one is the seemingly never-ending grief that accompanies a long-term relationship’s fall. Did you waste time? Should you have ended things earlier? Will you ever feel about someone else the way you did about your ex when things were … Continue reading 5 ways relationship pros differentiate rebounds from the real deal

Thinking about dating someone with kids? Here’s what a relationship expert wants you to know first

July 05, 2019 at 04:00AM by CWC Even with just two people involved, dating can be challenging. Adding a child and potentially a co-parent to the equation means there are even more factors to be aware of. While, yes, dating someone with kids can be complicated, sex and relationship expert Jessica O’Reilly, PhD says that … Continue reading Thinking about dating someone with kids? Here’s what a relationship expert wants you to know first

Does being in a relationship mean going to every social event on your S.O.’s calendar?

July 01, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Star-spangled bikinis aside, the Fourth of July isn’t the most sexy of all holidays (it certainly falls behind the romance-heavy celebrations like Valentine’s Day, New Years Eve, and Christmas). Perhaps part of my stance has to do with the fact that this year, my barbecue plate certainly won’t … Continue reading Does being in a relationship mean going to every social event on your S.O.’s calendar?