Love

This Is What It’s Like To Visit Your Boyfriend In Federal Prison

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My life plan hadn’t included me — as a 19-year-old, third-year college student — visiting the love of my life in federal prison. 
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Self-Love Is A Survival Skill

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My lack of self-love had never stopped me from loving anyone else, but, by loving myself, I could now love everyone, and everything, more profoundly.

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Love, Alexi: How To Start A New Relationship Without Totally Freaking Out

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The following is a list — a gentle reminder, for anyone who has ever had a hard time trusting in a new relationship, and allowing someone to love them.

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How To Explain Love To Your Child

Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone.

Your child needs to understand that love is first and foremost about caring for someone.

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Let's Stop Calling Them "Failed" Relationships

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Being vulnerable enough to get into a relationship is a win — is it helpful to think of the experience we gain intimately relating to another as a failure?

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Can't Buy Me Love: Why I Stopped Waiting For Men To Buy Me Jewelry

Until last year, I believed there was some unwritten rule preventing me from buying jewelry for myself.

Until last year, I believed there was some unwritten rule preventing me from buying jewelry for myself. I just have to wait till I find the right person, I thought.

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Elizabeth Gilbert Says Goodbye To Her Wife, And I Remember My Own Eat, Pray, Love Moment

The kind of love that Elizabeth had for Rayya, the kind I have for my husband — it isn’t something you can seek and find. This kind of love finds you, and when it does, it changes you; it changes everything.

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Mental Illness Doesn’t Mean You’re Too ‘Broken’ To Be In A Relationship

When I think about why none of my relationships ever seem to work out, the elephant in the room is my mental illness.

The elephant in the room is my mental illness. Do my anxiety and depression make me unworthy of love?

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Navigating Body Size Diversity In A Lesbian Relationship

I love her body because it’s hers.

Experience body size diversity in a lesbian relationship is our journey. Our bodies connect us, remind us of our humanness, and for this, I am grateful.

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These 3 Factors Will Determine Who You Marry

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Love is in our reach, but still always somewhat out of our hands. Here are three factors that will determine who you marry.

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