“I was chatting to a guy, which led to sexting, and he sent me a video of him wanking, but he did it from a weird angle – like, from the top?"
Managing other people's reactions to your trauma is exhausting; enlisting someone else to update folks your behalf is a small act of self-care, and an easy way to take people up on their “let me know if you need anything” offers.
Whether or not the posts are fake, commenters on the subreddits r/AmItheAsshole and r/Relationships don't only offer help to the people posting for advice, but to readers looking for objectivity about their own romantic lives.
Loving and losing another drinker made me rethink my—and my community’s—relationship with alcohol.
You can't just end things, go have a drink with friends, and then crash with simply whomever right now. Here's what to do instead.
"It was a deep, raw, emotional conversation, and the FaceTime aspect definitely added a weird element of sterility."
Love-themed playlists are a sham. We know your ex left with your favorite hoodie, your heart, and that song you can no longer play on repeat.
It’s sweeping, it’s mysterious, it’s drastic, it’s everything necessary to feed the post-breakup id. It’s also just practical.