Open Thread

Open Thread: Does He Resent Your Success?

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The next time you get a feeling that your boo isn’t as happy about your achievements as he should be, it might not just be in your head. According to recent study, you experiencing success can lead to a blow in your partner’s self-esteem —...

Open Thread: Are Women Empowerment Events Empowering?

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I came across an article written on New York magazine’s website that stated women empowerment events don’t empower anyone. In the article, Ann Friedman writes: “But empowerment conferences are less a product of this friendly brand of modern feminism than they are the result of...

Open Thread: What’s in a Job Title?

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When I tell people I’m a writer, usually their eyebrows rise with intrigue. “Ohh, so you’re a writer? Who do you write for?” they ask, seemingly impressed by that six-letter title. Judging by their reactions, I assume they regard me as an exciting creative type,...

Open Thread: Would You Try “Couch Surfing”?

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Whenever I heard the term “couch surfing,” I associated it with someone who experienced hard times and resorted to temporarily sleeping on a relative or friend’s couch out of necessity. But in 2004, that term took on a different meaning with the foundation of CouchSurfing.com,...

Open Thread: Would You Consider a Social Media Prenup?

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There is no doubt that social media can be destructive to one’s relationship. We all have either witness it first hand or was a bystander to a friend or family member. New data not only confirms what we already know, but also suggests a social...

Open Thread: What Would You Do If You Found Out Your Boyfriend Lied About Paying the Rent?

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Yesterday afternoon I received a text message from a friend inquiring about advice for a friend. Apparently, her friend’s boyfriend of seven years lied about paying the rent for the last five, almost six, months. Though she inquired about bills and other mail, he assured...