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Working Retail Taught Me Everything I Need To Know About Humanity

People say that “everyone should work retail or service at least once in their lives.” I couldn’t agree more. Like many people, some of my first jobs were retail service gigs. One in a department store, another in a bookstore. I’ve long since moved on, but I learned a lot about the nature of people — and how that battle between selfishness and empathy is something we all struggle with, every day.


How To Transition Into A Serious Relationship When You're Used To Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise and you get used to doing things 100 per cent your way. Of course, when you finally meet the right person, this can make it difficult to adjust to being in a relationship. Difficult but not impossible.


The Charisma Myth: Practical Advice On Becoming More Likeable

Charisma, that irresistible magnetism some people possess, is often thought of as trait you’re born with — you either have it or you don’t. In The Charisma Myth, however, author Olivia Fox Cabane explains that charisma is a skill you can learn, and she explains exactly how with examples, exercises and practical tips you can try with anyone.


How To Make Your Sexual Fantasies A Reality

You’ve read our primer on how to share your fantasies with someone new, now you’re ready to actually act out those fantasies. Here’s what you need to know to help make your fantasies a reality.


The Shy Person's Guide To Fulfilling Your Sexual Fantasies [NSFW]

Sometimes sharing your fantasies is as easy as, “hey, I’m into XYZ. Want to do it with me?” But not all of us have that level of comfort with our desires. Here’s how to feel more at ease divulging your fantasies.


Emphasise Good Times, Rather Than Fix Problems, To Improve Relationships

If you want to make your relationship better, the best way is to find the problems and fix them, right? Actually, maybe not. If you really want to improve the bond you have with a partner or friend, the best way may be to have new or better positive experiences.


What To Do When You Think A Friend Is Being Cheated On

Knowing about the infidelity of a friend’s significant other can be the most awkward situation ever. You want to inform and console your friend, but you don’t want to damage your relationship with them and end up being the dead messenger. If you think (or know) your friend is being cheated on, here are some things to consider.


Ask About Positive Outcomes To Cap Off Venting Sessions

You want to be helpful and lend an ear whenever a friend needs to vent about a frustrating experience. But complaining too much can make everyone focus on the negative. When your friend is winding down, ask them about good things that resulted from the situation to get them thinking positively.


Practise Being Outgoing When The Stakes Are Low

You might be shy; you might not be terribly charismatic. But you’re not destined to be that way. Social skills are just that: skills. They can be learnt and honed. Learn to be more outgoing by practising when the stakes are low.


How My Partner And I Overcame Our Money Issues And Learnt To Coexist

It’s important to be on the same page as your partner, but that doesn’t mean you have to agree on everything. When we first got together, my fiance and I had completely different money habits, and we fought about it all the time. Years later, we still have those different habits — but the fighting is gone. Here’s how we learned to coexist.


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