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These are really bad reasons to get married

There are some really good, compelling reasons to get married, from the practical (insurance, tax breaks, etc.) to the values-driven (like I value changing and learning with this person and being there for them for the rest of my life). But there are also some bad reasons to get married. Truly terrible reasons that people get married all the time. Which is probably why our divorce rate is so high. Here are seven of the worst reasons we can think of to enter into marriage:

Five ways to initiate sex this weekend

Let’s be real, initiating sex can be hard. If you happen to be totally in sync with your partner all the time, then maybe it’s not, but that’s not reality for most people. It’s very easy to fall into a pattern of just waiting for your partner to initiate. This is especially true for women in heterosexual relationships because we live in a culture where men are expected to always want sex and women aren’t. But that’s not fair to anybody. So as a goal for 2020, consider working on building up the initiation muscle. Here are five ways to get started.

Your 2020 horoscopes: The year in preview

The end of the year is always bittersweet. We remember the growth, the deepened relationships, and the steps forward just as we do the setbacks, the losses, and the lows. This year, as we say goodbye to one decade and welcome in a new one, that feeling is magnified. We’re looking within as we reflect on all that we’ve learned over the past decade and all the ways we want to do better in the new one. And as always, we’re looking to the stars to get in sync with what the universe has in mind for us.

Winter cocktails to help you hate the next 3 to 6 months of your life less

Winter is upon us, and for some of us, it’s also literally on us. It’s inside our shoes, it’s in our hair, and worst of all, we’ve just remembered how long it lasts. And while, of course, alcohol is not a substitute for mental health care, we’ll do anything to up the hygge quotient and lower the depressing factor. So we’re lighting all the candles and mixing up a cozy, seasonal drink. Here are our 10 favorite cocktails for the season.