Relationships

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 »

New Film "Maggie's Plan" Puts a Refreshing Twist on the Love Triangle Trope

The high-minded rom-com stars Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore as women who are frustrated by the pretentious man in their lives.  Read more »

As a Biracial Woman, It's Powerful to See "The Mindy Project" Explore Identity

In my family, my race and my culture made perfect sense. Outside it, people didn’t always know what to make of me. Read more »

Ask Bear: I Wanted to Join the Peace Corps, But then I Fell In Love

Should you follow your life-long dream? Or stick around for a budding romance? Read more »

The Questioning Continuum: Seeking Sexuality as a Lifelong Process

While the Q of “Queer” is rightfully gaining more traction, the Q of “Questioning” doesn’t get a lot of love in a culture that demands definition.   Read more »

Ask Bear: What If My Relationship Has An Expiration Date?

A couple gets along great, but one of them is planning to move thousands of miles away. What do you do? Read more »

Web Series "Anarkali" Centers on Brown Love, Heartbreak, and Friendship

“We've never seen what it's like for brown girls to date in the diaspora.” Read more »

Ask Bear: My Friends Say I Can't Take a Joke

A reader wonders if they're humorless and “too sensitive” and should try to lighten up.  Read more »

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