relationships

How To Support Someone When They Decide To Quit Smoking

Earlier this year, my fiance decided to quit his heavy smoking. Of course, I wanted to help, but as someone who’s never had a true addiction, I had no idea how to make it easier on him. After months of living with someone who finally kicked the habit, here’s what I’ve learned.


How To Avoid Being 'Catfished' While Online Dating

Online dating can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a playground for identity thieves, hackers and other nasty people. Here are the tell-tale signs of a catfish — or someone online who’s pretending to be someone they are not — and how best to approach the people you meet online that seem a little fishy.


Avoid An Ugly Fight By Arguing The Other Person's Side

It’s natural to argue in relationships, but many times, a fight can easily be prevented with a little empathy. Next time your partner does something that bothers you, try arguing from their point of view before bringing your argument to the table.


Use These Questions To Start 'The Money Talk' With Your Partner

Openly talking about money in a relationship is important — and difficult. Get the conversation started by comparing your and your partner’s answers to these questions.


Do This Tonight: The Flipped Missionary (Or 'Butts Up') [NSFW]

This week’s instalment of Do This Tonight is a flexible sex position that works well for a diverse array of couples. The Flipped Missionary/Butts Up looks deceptively simple, but I think it’s a vastly underrated position.


Budget For 'Blow Money' To Ease Relationship Stress

Most couples will tell you that money is a chief source of stress in their relationship. To help ease the tension, allocate part of your budget to “blow money” that you can each spend at your discretion.


Beware Overspending When Using One Spouse's Income For Non-Essentials

It’s common for dual-income couples to use one partner’s earnings as discretionary. One salary goes towards basic needs and living expenses, and the other goes towards the fun, discretionary stuff, such as restaurants or holidays. It’s an easy option for budgeting, but if you’re not careful it could also lead to overspending.


How To Stay Focused At Work While You're Going Through A Breakup

Breakups don’t just kill romance — they can disrupt nearly every area of your life. You don’t feel like doing things you enjoy, you can’t stop thinking about the ex, and you may find it incredibly difficult to focus on work. If you’re having trouble staying productive during a breakup, here are some ways to power through it.


How To Find The Perfect Lube For Any Kind Of Sex [NSFW]

I firmly believe that lube can be a wonderful addition to any person’s sex life. But picking a lube is like picking a fine wine — there are so many options, ripe for pairing with the perfect main course. Don’t just pick something random off the shelf. Here’s everything you need to know to make a smart selection.


Ask LH: Do I Have To Give My Ex His Stuff Back?

My ex left me three years ago. We have now been divorced for two years. Until recently I have heard nothing from him but now he wants his stuff back. What should I do? Honestly, I do not want him here.