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    In a society that places a lot of value on committed, long-term, monogamous, romantic partnerships, not being in one can leave a lot of us feeling out of place. But there are a lot of advantages to being single that are easy to overlook. If you’re feeling down, left out, or otherwise not excited or happy about being single and

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    Most of us don’t grow up learning to think of rejection as a good thing. We often internalize the opposite: the idea that rejection is bad, that it’s a personal indictment of us and everything about us, that we should try to avoid it at all costs, and that if we can’t, we’ve somehow failed. In this understanding, when we

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    Deciding to get married can be a huge shift in a relationship, and it's not for everyone. The divorce rate for lesbians is notoriously high, and one study in the Netherlands found that 30 percent of lesbian couples were divorced ten years later. Does that mean it's impossible to have a long and happy marriage between two women? Not necessarily.

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    Whether it's about calling your girlfriend your girlfriend, getting married, having kids, or doing something new in the bedroom, there comes a time in every relationship when a serious conversation is on the books. But what's the best way to initiate that conversation, and how can you make sure it's a success? Redefine Success When there's something big we want to

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    If you’ve ever felt like there was someone you were “supposed to” be with or a way a relationship was “supposed to” go – and who hasn’t – then you’ve felt the crush of societal values. It’s okay to feel this pressure, but what’s less okay is letting it control your thinking and decisions. For some of us, this happens

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    Your Schedules Play Well Together Sometimes whether or not a relationship even gets as far as a first date comes down to scheduling and flexibility. If you both have rigid jobs with opposing hours, you might not even be able to make a first date, let alone build a life together. In more established partnerships, you may have the foundation to

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    Sometimes you know just what to say and just when to send it. But sometimes texting looks like staring at a blinking cursor trying to remember what words even are. Here’s how to text no matter where you are in your relationship. When You’re Brand New Matches Congratulations on your new match! It can feel intimidating to talk to someone

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    If you’ve never tried it before, or never had a positive experience with it, anal sex can be intimidating. For some of us, the idea of the butt as a source of sexual pleasure and connection feels taboo. For others, it’s something we associate with gay men, not queer women. For still others, it’s all about the poop, and specifically

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    Has spending time with your wife become tense and anything but pleasant?     When you see happy couples together, does pain sears through you as you realize that you and your wife used to be just like them?  And now… well, now you are anything but that.  And if someone were to glance over at the two of you, you know what

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    So what do I actually mean by “healthy”, anyway?    I have a feeling that most people reading this automatically got an image popping up in their mind of some fit body or had thoughts about exercise.  Well, ok.  That could be related to physical health. But I am going over and beyond that when I refer to healthy.    Here’s why:   Someone could be

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