Making Your Long Distance Relationship Last

Relationships can be tricky to maintain under the best of circumstances. Long distance relationships, on the other hand, are even harder. When you and your partner are hundreds or thousands of miles apart then you’re dealing with new levels of difficulty. Long distance relationships are increasingly common these days as jobs and school make us increasingly […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: How Fast Is Too Fast?

Dear Dr. NerdLove, I’ve been dating a woman for about a month and a half, and things are great between us. She’s wonderful and kind and hilarious and the sex is amazing. Here’s my eternal struggle, though: I totally jump all in with new relationships way too fast. She and I have had many conversations about […]

Eliminating Neediness

Neediness and clinginess are among the most unattractive traits a person can have. We have an almost instinctive repulsion to needy behavior. Consider the “ha-ha-but-no-seriously” humor of the “overly attached girlfriend” meme. For all the unpleasant wink-wink-nudge-nudge “women are so crazy” implications of the meme, the fear of getting caught up with a needy partner […]

5 Signs Your Relationship Is Already Over

Breakups happen. It’s a fact baked into every relationship: all relationships come to an end until one doesn’t. Sometimes the breakup comes screaming out of the clear blue sky while other times it’s like watching an oncoming train and knowing you’ll never get out of the way in time. But not every relationship ends with a […]

Ask Dr. NerdLove: Help, My Girlfriend’s Friends Want To Bang Her

Doc, Short and sweet. I just want to know how unhealthy it is that my girlfriend continues to be friends with all these men that openly want to have sex with her. Concerned