couples counseling
“I think it's over.” He didn't argue. And like that we were in some sort of Woody Allen movie about breaking up in couple's therapy.
He held my face to his and told me: "I have a history of heroin use, but I’m clean, and I’ve been tested. Are you sure you want to do this?"
Bangs are like those giant sun hats. I love them, but they always look better on someone else.

May 19, 2014 at 3:00pm | 61 comments

the internet
Saying the word “boyfriend” on my Twitter or Instagram elicits the most heinous responses from men who are fans of my radio-show-having ex.
My guilt stemmed from having broken the woman code, and in this way: a man leaving his girlfriend and then suddenly marrying somebody else (me).
In my experience, a lot of the crap I have collected during relationships, due to sappiness and my hoarder tendencies, must be thrown out when things end.
single life
After the breakup of my last long-term relationship, I decided that what I most wanted at this stage in my life was sex, and lots of it.
hair cuts
And why do we feel the need to change our hair when we eat severe emotional dirt?
thought catalog
Everyone seems to have one, but no one seems to be one, or want to admit they are, or know that they are. But we do exist. And we are human beings.
I've thought about writing this headline for half a year. The answer I keep coming back to is "no."
you are the advice columnist
Should I tell her how I feel about the situation or let it play out and hope that she'll come to the realization on her own?
Cry it out, scream, dance it off. I'm here for you, and so is this playlist.
domestic partner
I have been living apart from my ex for the last eight months and only just got around to dragging my ass to the Marriage Bureau at City Hall during lunch to get our domestic partner contract terminated.
ex boyfriends
Boys and girls, refusing to pick up items from your exes won’t bring them back.
july 4th
Some relationships start with fireworks. Mine ended with them.
I'm the only person who responds to a you're-dumped speech with "FINALLY."
Today in stuff I feel irrationally guilt about: pretending online that things are cool when things are actually totally not cool.
how not to be a dick
I need action -- a checklist of things I can do, right now, to make myself feel better. So, I kind of came up with one.
I actually flew back 3,000 miles to Los Angeles from New York on a school weekend to try to win him back. And it just got worse from there.

Feb 28, 2013 at 12:30pm | 82 comments

There is some pain that doesn't ever go away. Because as much as I never want to get married, I was happily engaged once.