I had a friend once upon a time. When I met her, she had a couple of strong business endeavors going on. I looked up… Read More »You Can’t Force People to Be Happy for You By Being Happy for Them
As I covered in an earlier installment of Psyched, a lot of friends with benefits (FWB) are hoping for the arrangement to become romantic. Frankly,… Read More »Friends with Benefits Who Hope for Friendship Are Most Likely To Get Their Desired Outcome
Amatonormativity: (noun) the assumption that a central, exclusive, amorous relationship is normal for humans, in that it is a universally shared goal, and that such… Read More »“Single” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Lonely” or “Unhappy,” Especially When Your Friends Rock
We meet up to have coffee after a difficult evening. It was our first fight as friends. Looking back at it with a cooler head… Read More »Refusing to Apologize for Your Mistakes Paradoxically Makes You Seem More Flawed
“And of course, after all that, I’d come to find out that I was right. Of course,” she says. “She’d ignored your warning, and it… Read More »Does Anybody Ever Respond Well to “I Told You So”?
I Love Friendships Where No Matter How Much Time Has Passed, You Can Just Pick Up Where You Left Off
I’ve mentioned it a few times in the past, but I’m not the friend that you call in an emergency. Once upon a time, long… Read More »I Love Friendships Where No Matter How Much Time Has Passed, You Can Just Pick Up Where You Left Off
I ran into a rather cute term a while back: An askhole. What’s an askhole? Well, essentially, it’s what you call a person who asks… Read More »What’s an Askhole? How Can You Avoid Being One?
I published an essay here recently that compared a rough spot in an otherwise happy relationship to a freak cold day in a warm climate:… Read More »The Perils of Talking Over Your Relationship Issues With Other People
I’ve been coming out of my shell again lately. I moved from Cleveland to Dallas five months ago, after spending a stressful few months fixing… Read More »Sometimes When You Finally Come Out of Your Shell, You Won’t Like What You Find There