Life & Love

Although being broken up with can be the worst, sometimes being the breaker upper is just as bad. Making the decision to end a relationship with someone you respect and care about can be incredibly emotionally taxing—plus, you’ve got to figure out the best way to do it while minimizing the hurt you cause. Advertisement
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Maria Herreros Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Looking back on my twenties, I regret a lot of what I put my body through, whether it was stripping the vitamins from my bones by starving myself, bathing my brain in cortisol from dating narcissists, blowing out my adrenal glands from workaholism, undersleeping, or drinking a shocking
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Dear E. Jean: I’m a professor at a small liberal arts college. During a very tempestuous four-year relationship with a scientist, I had sex with his colleague, and he retaliated by having sex with my best friend, so we broke up. Only problem is he’s now getting married, and we’re still talking on the phone
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It’s not quite cuffing season yet, but the cooling temps call for a cozier brand of amour. (Sweaty, knotted-up sheets, you won’t be missed.) And this fall, there’s added urgency to take a chance on romance. Jupiter, the galactic gambler, is wrapping up his final days in Libra, the sign that rules committed relationships. This
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Dear E. Jean: My new husband’s family is loaded; mine is solid middle class. He and I took great pride in planning and paying for our own small wedding and saved up for a very budget-minded honeymoon to Rome. On our wedding day his parents gave us a card that said, “A little bird told
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From where she sat on a friend’s couch in Lexington, Kentucky, Jacqueline Kosongo Rukevya felt a brief wave of comfort. The living room buzzed with warmth and motion. A gaggle of kids huddled around the television, while the clatter of cookware and smell of familiar foods wafted from the kitchen. Back in the Democratic Republic
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If you want the best wine deal of your life, run, do not walk, to the nearest Target. In late August the store introduced California Roots, a line of $5 bottles of wine, and they’re finally available. The line, which includes a red blend, cabernet, pinot grigio, chardonnay, and moscato, doesn’t disappoint. It’s honestly hard
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Dear E. Jean: I recently lived through an attempted break-in. Two men put a ladder to my apartment window in the middle of the night. My boyfriend—who by chance was visiting—and I heard strange sounds and went to check it out, at which point the burglars ran off. I’m now afraid to be alone in
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Dear E. Jean: I’ve slept with easily 50 men in the past two years. I don’t feel ashamed. I have no qualms about it. I’m a hopelessly romantic 26-year-old attorney who happens to believe every sexual encounter will be the start of a meaningful and lasting relationship. Of course, this behavior has resulted in countless
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Intent on making 2017 your Best Year Ever? We can help with that, thanks to our 2017 Coach of the Month series. For September, Lauren Singer, the mind behind the sustainable lifestyle site Trash is for Tossers, CEO of The Simply Co., and co-owner of Brooklyn’s Package Free Shop shares lessons in eco-friendliness. This week,
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Dear E. Jean: Whenever I meet a girl I don’t know, I suffer from truly spectacular social awkwardness. It’s difficult for me to function at any level, including breathing. The result: I’m 40 and I’ve never had a girlfriend. Never even come close. I’ve gone out on three dates in my life—each one a disaster.
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In her new CNN digital series “This is Sex,” journalist Lisa Ling explores the taboos around sex in America and the ways in which sexuality has been stigmatized, policed and politicized. In the series, which will be available online and via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNN apps), Ling explores the state of sex education
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