By: Hana Diab Today is a day celebrated by some and dreaded by others: Valentine’s day. As much as Valentine’s is a holiday of love and companionship, it’s also a holiday of melancholy and loneliness. Besieged by lovers, unaccompanied people … Continue reading It’s February 14th and You’re Alone, But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Celebrate Love Too
By: Sandrine Sader Emotional or psychological abuse is a controlling behavior in which the abuser bullies the victim by constantly blaming them, lying to them, criticizing them, and attacking them in ways that are harmful to their mental health. When … Continue reading You Don’t Need to Be in a Relationship to Experience Emotional Abuse
By: Rawan For a very long time, I genuinely believed the bullshit spiritual ultimatums we saw as pretty quotes on Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr. You know how it goes and I am begging you to read this in a pretentious … Continue reading PSA: You Can Love Other People Even When You Don’t Love Yourself
By: Mahmoud Salah ElDin Excuses are a sedative – they help us mask distressful moments in our lives. They are attempts to rationalize something irrational, like violence. Women have a hard time admitting, even to themselves, that they’re being abused … Continue reading We Need to Denormalize Domestic Violence, We’ve Let Down Women Enough
By: Nour Jumma We always talk about draining, toxic, and downright terrible relationships (and how you need to get out of them or work to make them better ASAP). But maybe it would be more constructive if we pointed out … Continue reading So, What Do Healthy Relationships Actually Look Like?
By: Neda Ahmed Touch Starvation, Skin Hunger: these are the names of the condition which describe the longing of touch which isn’t conditioned to be sexual 一 the touches we are longing for are merely kind. We? Yes, we. Probably, … Continue reading We Were Touch Starved Before the Pandemic, How Are We Doing Now?
By: Lina El Saie Thinking of shooting your shot, huh? You see this person, you like them, and they might like you back? Or you think this person likes you back at the very least and you know them well … Continue reading What to Do (and Not Do) When Asking Your Crush Out
By: Nour Jumma Let’s not even call it dating. We need a shorter word for “sneaking around your parents’ back to get your heart broken by someone you would be probably punished for talking to in the first place.” Am … Continue reading Dating as an Arab Girl: of Religious Guilt, Car-lationships, and the Proverbial Bawab
By: Nour Jumma I always talk about grey areas, about how not everything can be broken down into binary 1’s and 0’s. There are a few exceptions to the rule, ofcourse. The first one? Consent. Perhaps the most (theoretically) straight … Continue reading “Are You Lost Babygirl?” On Predator Male Tactics and How to Recognize Them
By: Neda Ahmed Texting, calling, the occasional casual date and that’s it. Maybe all of this is tremendously fun because spending time with your partner is bound to be enjoyable, but this will get old. If this article caught your … Continue reading 7 Tips to Help You Bring Back the Butterflies in Your Relationship