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It's Complicated

  1. it's complicated
    It’s Complicated: The Embarrassing Private Languages of CouplesWhy can’t we stop saying awful things like “diggle dog”?
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    It’s Complicated: Adventures in Dating While ChristianI didn’t mean to make my faith an ultimatum. Not at first, anyway.
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    It’s Complicated: Dating Without Texting Is the Absolute BestIt’s exhausting. So why do it at all?
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    It’s Complicated: Growing Up in a Family Like Mine Made Me Terrified of ConflictI shut down even at necessary confrontation.
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    It’s Complicated: The Wedding Forum That Helped Me Leave My Abusive ExI couldn’t talk to people who knew me. So I tried people who didn’t.
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    It’s Complicated: Surviving the Embarrassments of Dating in a Foreign LanguageNot easy for a perfectionist who hates being wrong.
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    It’s Complicated: My Marriage Was Open, But I Couldn’t Get a DateSo I lied.
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    It’s Complicated: The Time I Scheduled a Heartbreak 3 Months in AdvanceI knew he was moving. We stayed together anyway.
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    I Live Like I’m a Plus-One to My Own LifeThe silent-meditation retreat that gave my marriage a makeover.
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    Giving Up Alcohol Made Me Date Like a Teenager AgainMy newfound sobriety came with a return to the awkward flirting, wholesome booze-free activities, and intense emotions of adolescence.
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    Maybe Don’t Sleep With Your Employee’s Brother at Her WeddingThe story of an awkward work relationship, a set of killer abs, and a lesson I learned the hard way.
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    A Fight About Tea Almost Destroyed My RelationshipDating across cultures can turn small instances of ignorance into something more.
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    Testing High Standards After a Lifetime of SettlingMoving to a new city with a bigger dating pool taught me that it’s deceptively easy to overcorrect into being too picky.
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    How Soon After Widowhood Can You Feel Good Again?Relearning sex, and love, in the aftermath of my husband’s death.
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    Confessions of a Tinder TouristCall it the “sociological Tinder date” — even without any romantic spark, I love going out with matches just to learn about their lives.
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    The Unexpected Loneliness of Bringing My Fiancé Back to My HometownHe was emblematic of the new life I’d built since I left — and of how I no longer fit in the rural community where I’d grown up.
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    After a Breakup, I Bought Closure on eBayIt started when I found the listing for the tie I’d given him for Christmas.
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    When the Relationship Can’t Possibly Live Up to the Meet-CuteI met a guy in the most romantic way possible while on vacation, then worried that actually dating would ruin a great story.
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    That Time I Accidentally Emailed an Old Love-Letter Draft to My ExWhile going through my unsent messages with my new boyfriend.
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    Being Orbited by Exes Is My Favorite ThingWhen I catch one looking at my Instagram Story, it allows me to imagine, for a moment, that my life is as fun as the social-media show I’ve curated.
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    It’s Fine to Keep Your Sexual History a Secret From Your PartnerMy husband has no idea how many people I’ve slept with, and I plan to make sure it stays that way.
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    Learning About Love From My Parents’ InfidelityHow my dad’s affair shaped the way I grew up to think about what matters in relationships.
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    When Sexting Is Better Than Actual SexIt’s the superior form of the casual hookup.
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    The Best First Date Is a Boring Coffee DateOr something similarly unadventurous.
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    You Don’t Have to Move in TogetherOn taking a pause between relationship milestones.
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    The Restrictive Diet That Changed My MarriageFood was the foundation of my relationship with my husband. After a health scare, we had to redefine what brought us closer.
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    The Struggle of Setting Digital Boundaries in an Open RelationshipIt didn’t bother me that my boyfriend was spending the night with someone else – until I saw it unfold online.
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    Why Won’t Any of My Friends Set Me Up?This is a hill I will die on: The setup is the absolute best way to meet someone, and it’s a tragedy that dating apps are slowly killing it off.
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    What to Know Before Getting Back Together With an ExIt had been six years since Austin and I broke up, but we weren’t sure whether the time apart would help or hurt this time around.
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    Befriending the Woman Who Catfished Me“Ryan,” who I had met online and grown close with, didn’t exist. But still, I couldn’t cut the relationship out of my life.
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    Mastering the Art of Caring Less Made Me Better at MarriageHow an ancient philosophical concept taught me to embrace spontaneity.
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    The Strangeness of Dating Again After My Dad’s DeathMourning my dad made all the normal preoccupations of having a crush suddenly feel ridiculous.
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    I Unfollowed My Boyfriend on Twitter to Save Our RelationshipHis social-media presence was making me hate him in real life.
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    The Mysterious Medical Condition that Defined All My RelationshipsNo doctor could figure out why I was in chronic pain. In the meantime, I struggled to let men get close to me.
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    That Time My Ex Tried to Buy Me Out of Our CatSharing a pet can turn an amicable split into an ugly one.
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    Wear Your ‘Hanger’ on Your SleeveA Cut T-shirt about the dangers of dating while hangry.
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    Rebuilding a Sex Life Destroyed by Postpartum DepressionI couldn’t reconcile the idea of my husband as my caretaker with the memory of the man I’d been attracted to.
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    My Failed Experiment With Non-MonogamyAnd, with the same guy, a more successful experiment with BDSM.
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    The Dating App That Put My Friends in Charge of My Love LifeMaybe they’d have better judgment than I did.
  40. it's complicated
    All the Steps I Took to Make Sure I Stayed Friends With My ExNo awkwardness.
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    Bingeing on TV-Recap Podcasts Got Me Through My DivorceSome were for shows I hadn’t even seen, but they still helped me feel like part of a community.
  42. it's complicated
    Being Hangry Almost Destroyed My RelationshipA story of food, fights, and plenty of therapy.
  43. it's complicated
    Why I Only Date Recently Divorced DadsA pitch for the best category of single men.
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    Keeping the Spark Alive As a Young Person in an Old Person’s BodyWhen complications from my hip surgery left me in chronic pain, romance became a struggle.
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    Why I Don’t Acknowledge My Relationships on Social MediaConfessions of an online under-sharer.
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    Never Take a Romantic Vacation for Your Second DateThe story of a romantic Paris weekend turned disaster.
  47. it's complicated
    That Time I Had a Disastrous Secret Affair With My RoommateIt was, unsurprisingly, a terrible idea.
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    The Joys of the Part-Time Long-Distance RelationshipIt gives me just the right amount of space.
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    But Actually, What Does ‘Single’ Really Mean?I’d been writing off relationships that weren’t “official,” even though they were still meaningful to me.
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    How to Date When You’re Waiting for CancerI used to wonder if prospective boyfriends were funny enough. Now I had to consider whether they’d be helpful during chemo.
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