We all have the capacity to be toxic in love and friendship. The sooner we all accept that we have likely been the toxic one at one point or another, the sooner we can love—ourselves and others—best.
It’s normal that many of us fear the deep self-exploration required to establish clear boundaries in our partnerships, but it’s also of the utmost importance. Words by Maura McNamara. Illustrations by Nadia Snopek. “Let there be spaces in your togetherness,” writes Khalil Gibran in The Prophet. “Let the winds of heaven dance around you. Love…
‘Sunk cost’ love describes repeatedly investing in a dead-end relationship. In this piece, we explore the fear of letting go & come to terms with why it’s ok to do so.
The state of scary obsession with the object of your affection is familiar for many — and it has a name: limerence.
How do you ensure that you don’t misplace your love or alienate that love with ugly behaviors? What can you do to love fully?
Words by Kathleen Wong. Art by Sam Liacos. What should falling in love actually feel like? There is arguably no other idiom in the English language more ubiquitous than “falling in love.” We hear it in songs, television shows (hello, Bachelor Nation), books, movies, and of course, conversations in real life. The exact origin of…
We spoke to four people about the time they said ‘I love you’ first and how they overcame the fear to do so.
For December, we explore the different fears attached to love as our monthly theme.
Ahead of the release of ‘Moments in Love,’ poet and multi-hyphenate creative Amor Capdevila talks about personal growth and the infinite variations of love.
While that view of self is important, it differs from the process of actively loving ourselves. Emotional wellness experts weigh in.
Words by Valerie Mesa. Photography by Gemma Chua-Tran / Unsplash. Design by Sam Liacos. If astrology isn’t real, then why does the sun make its annual debut in Scorpio, just a few days before All Hallows’ Eve? Must be the season of the witch indeed. This Pluto-ruled season graces us with its mystifying presence each year and its…
Ahead of release of her ‘Marchita’ album, Silvana Estrada talks intimacy that’s beyond skin deep, and more.
Feelings are intense…but not everything is as it seems.
Two queer singles and one couple share their experience with polyamorous love in a post-pandemic landscape.