In this TEDx talk, psychologist Dr. Meg Barker challenges us to rethink the so-called "rules" of relationships. She argues that clinging to the old rules is indeed problematic, but that we can't just dump them completely and come up with new rules because any set of rules will necessarily be limiting. Instead, she suggests we embrace the idea that, when it comes to relationships, there will always be a lot of uncertainty and no set of rules can tell us everything we need to know. Check out the video below for more and share your thoughts in the Comments section.Read More
Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know what advice I would offer someone who is interested in having a “friends with benefits” (FWB) relationship and wants to avoid the seemingly inevitable complications.
Are there any secrets to a successful friends with benefits arrangement? It seems like they’re usually great in the beginning, but then one person develops feelings and things just get messy. Is there any way to keep things from getting so complicated?