Love At First Page: loving books helped our love survive

The moment he mentioned loving books on our first date, I knew we were going…

The Freedom of a Borderless Friendship

Distance is a familiar word to me. Surprisingly, it can go together with friendship. That’s…

Ring of Fear: a coming out journey

Coming out of the closet can be difficult. Some of us even repress a lot…

Emotional intimacy in a time of physical distancing

2021, the year that sorely lacked in human connection, was brightened by innovative technologies meant…

Dear Toxic Crush: an open letter to the boyfriends I never had.

I used to enjoy romanticizing those around me. All it took was a single glimpse,…

If Your Relationship Feels Boring, That Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Working

There’s one not-so-sexy fact about relationships that no one seems to talk about: eventually, it’s…

“Who wears the pants?” Breaking gender roles in same-sex relationships

The embodiment of gender roles in same-sex couples can be traced back to the age-old idea that a relationship should be between a man and a woman. But in a world where words like “man” and “woman” are giving way to fluidity, how does this polarization of what’s expected from certain genders extend to our relationships?

Dating inside the closet. Is love an open door?

So, are you dating inside the closet? Has your partner not come out yet? Maybe…

Getting Married During a Pandemic: we tied the knot ourselves

My husband and I decided to tie the knot in August of 2020, when group…

Bridging a Cultural Distance

Because my now husband is German and I am American, we met at a cultural…