love

A venture into non-monogamy

In 2018, when I was picking up magazines at the library I worked at, I stumbled upon a New York Times magazine cover sporting the headline “Is an open marriage…

The LGBTQ Review | Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Casey McQuiston delivers a romance for the new age, offering big time representation in a genre normally reserved for binary couples.

Dating a conservative changed the way I engage in discussions

Dating a conservative has taught me a lot of lessons — first and foremost that my assumption was wrong: no one way of thinking has all the answers for every…

The time I became an unintentional cougar

I’m what you’d call a ‘mature student.’ I went back to school at 30, and I’m in my third year — you do the math. I am also someone who…

Fad marriage needs to stop

Loving someone in 2019 is hands down the most courageous thing you could possibly do. In a culture where marriage is often treated as a sport, people who institutionalize their…

Graduating and breaking up: neither is wrong, both are broken-hearted

Following graduation, two of my friends have decided to break up rather than stay together in the face of uncertain work locations and a possible long-distance relationship. I used to…

A crash course in polyamory

What it is and what it isn’t Perhaps you’ve heard the term “polyamory” once or twice before. Maybe you know quite a bit about it, or maybe this is your…

The great White Whale

Dealing with the Moby Dicks of our love lives We all have one: whether you met them in high school, at work, on the bus, or at summer camp when…

“Fluctuat nec mergitur:” Tossed but not sunk

I have trouble sleeping these days. I receive too many messages from Paris beginning with “I am not OK.” Things will never be the same, they say. But the same…