Relationships

Appetite for Destruction: "Werewolf" Tackles Addiction and Toxic Masculinity

In her debut full-length film, Ashley McKenzie crafts a quietly devastating story of addiction, recovery, and relapse that portrays its subjects with both compassion and blunt honesty. Read more »

Ask Bear: Should I Tell My Friends and Family I'm Poly?

Good for you that you were able to recognize love when it came along. Read more »

Ask Bear: My Boyfriend Hates Leaving the House

He likes to stay in. I like to go out. Will we just make eachother unhappy forever? Read more »

Ask Bear: I Think My Friend Is in a Downward Spiral. How Do I Help Her?

“Make lots of time and space for conversation to happen.” Read more »

Performance Anxiety: Why I’m Here to Watch Drake Worship Rihanna

Black women deserve to be loved out in the open, away from the shadows where darkness often conveys shame. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Know My Boyfriend is Abusive. Why Can't I Leave?

That’s his game. To assert his power. To gain control. Read more »

In "Take My Wife" Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Serve Up Charming Self-Awareness With a Side of Sly Pop Culture Critique

Take My Wife is an exciting addition to a growing roster of TV shows that feature great comedians who reflect the diversity of the scene. Read more »

Magical Thinking: The Media’s Disturbing Portrayal of Katinka Hosszu’s Relationship with Her Husband and Coach

NBC sports commentators have been criticized for several other gaffes in the past few days that all display a traditional and conservative approach to gender and relationships. Read more »

Ask Bear: Oh No! I'm Losing Interest in My Partner

“Does that mean I’m broken?” A reader asks for advice.  Read more »

Bisexual Erasure in Grace and Frankie

The show’s creators completely ignore the possibility that Robert and Sol could be sexually interested in both men and women. Read more »

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