The relationship triangular of love is not the same as a “love triangle”. This is surely not that time in middle school when you and your BFF were major crushing on that cute boy with spiky gelled hair.
Rather, this concept states that a healthy, balanced love is comprised of intimacy, passion, and commitment. All three. With only one or two of those categories, relationships fail.
Surely modern feminists seek to be emotionally healthy. Knowing what you want in life is important, but knowing how to ask for it is also important. Being damaged may be popular, but being healthy is better.
I demand to know why this was not taught to us from Day One. We should have learned in Kindergarten what it takes to make love work. If not Kidnergarten, why not High School where we experienced falling in love? Us ladies had the health talk from the school nurse in the fifth grade about our impending periods. They could have sent in the nurse to tell us the truth about love that day, too.
I have countless friends who constantly lament their relationship problems. Sometimes I fall into that category as well. In young adulthood, we humans tend to seek emotional fulfillment through relationships. Our young attitudes are attempting to adjust to love versus sex and love combined with sex. We may choose to try a bit of one, both, or neither.
The above diagram fully explains the minutae. It isn’t that complex. I’m not instructing you on how to live your life or what relationships to have. This is simply the common equation for what many people strive to have. Most people would be happiest in a relationship that contains intimacy, passion, and commitment.
“Bieber Fever” is a common affliction for tweens, teens, and even some adult women, deny it though they might. The baby face … the flippy hair … the voice … Justin Bieber is just all that and a bag of chips for a (shockingly) large number of people.
For those of us immune to his evident appeal as a sex idol (and I count myself in this number … I mean, come on, he’s sixteen), though, the real story is the fact that he was raised by a single mother, achieving stratospheric success from rather …
We’ve all been there. Getting, ahem, down to business – only to have to endure those awkward few seconds when you other half fumbles with your bra hooks. Clearly those little things are trickier than they look…
But now a French label has launched a new range of women’s lingerie, that fastens with magnets rather than the traditional hook and eye fastenings. The Lingerie Dement line, which translates into English literally as ‘insane lingerie,’ features discreet magnetic clasps at the front of the bra, concealed …
A psychologist has this week revealed that the colour of a woman’s lingerie can apparently tell you what type of lover she is. Donna Dawson, a UK-based psychologist, has drawn up a list of colours, and what they say about the wearer, after a poll for laundry company Dr Beckmann found that almost three quarters of women surveyed said they now opted for ‘nude’ underwear – which apparently means they have ‘nothing to hide.’
This statistic, indicating that women are shunning traditional black or white or fancy sets of lingerie, would seem to be backed up by sales figures here in the UK – Debenhams this year reported a 38% year-on-year increase in their sales of nude underwear.