• Swinging and Open relationships - by Maru Lombardo
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    Swinging and Open Relationships | What Does That Even Mean?

    Two closely-related but markedly different terms, swinging and open relationships are two ways of life that are largely unconventional, fascinating, and mostly confused with each other.  Make no mistake there is a difference, and we’re going to tell you all about it. But before we do allow us to examine each term individually, not only towards the pre-stated end, but for a cogent explanation for those who might not be too familiar with either of the terms. Swinging and Open Relationships — Swinging According to Wikipedia, swinging is a sexual activity in which both singles and partners in a committed relationship engage in such activities with others as a recreational…

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    If You Love Her, Let Her go | What The Hell Does That Even Mean

    “Oh darling if you love her let her go; you gotta let her go” It’s a saying as popular as any you’d find out there, immortalized into poems and lyrics and mantras: if you love her, let her go. If you love him, let him go. If they were truly yours to begin with, they’ll come back to you. But how true is this saying? Is it just something people say to console themselves of a loss? Is there any modicum of truth to it?  If like us you’ve ever found yourself grappling with the term and trying to figure out the answers, fret no more. We’re here to guide…

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    Losing Yourself in a Relationship — And Finding You | What Does That Even Mean

    “I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.” BLUE-EYED DEVIL | Lisa Kleypas Losing Yourself in a Relationship | What Does That Even Mean? Losing yourself in a relationship is one of those tricky experiences that can be seen in two completely different ways: as a really bad and dangeorus thing, or as something good, driven, and positive.  Seeing it as a bad thing,…

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    Showing Care in Relationships | What Does That Even Mean

    “So one day she just got up and left. I couldn’t stop her. Lord knows I tried. And right by the door she looked me dead in the eye and said, “Just so you know, I’m leaving cause you never cared. Not once. Not ever. What the hell does that even mean?”  Showing Care in Relationships, What Does That Even Mean? It’s a term that might seem absolutely crystal clear when you don’t think much on it, or when you’ve never really been in a position to actually make a conscious effort to show it. It’s all too easy to look at cases like the above and say oh of…

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    Exploring the Healthy Side of Jealousy | What Does That Even Mean?

    Mary sat on the couch, taut and obviously stressed, her stern eyes staring blankly into mine. “I have the right to be jealous,” she said. “I’m his wife!” “Now what exactly did you do?” “Nothing. I did nothing, I swear to God. I didn’t even go crazy or anything. I just asked why he spends so much time with her – his secretary, that’s all. All I did was ask. I was angry as hell but that’s all I did was ask.” Exploring the Healthy Side of Jealousy Excessive jealousy is as bad as they come. But so are excessive care, excessive honesty, excessive insert-pretty-much-anything. The key word here, no…