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What Taylor Swift Songs Taught Me About Love That Purity Culture Didn’t

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Taylor Swift knows a lot about love. She has been writing songs about it and her experiences for some years now! That said, I wouldn’t call her a moral authority on it simply because some of her content does include things contrary to my beliefs. However, there are a lot of innocent lessons on healthy […]

Lift As You Climb

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I’ve always loved the notion of lifting as you climb. The ascent, wherever it takes you, hardly seems worth it if you don’t bring people along with you. I recently had an expeience that shed a slightly different light on this phrase that I think is really valuable for all our relationships. Once again, Nathan […]

I’d Like To Warmly Welcome Our New Managing Editor Onto Our Team

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Please raise your glasses and give a warm welcome to the infamous Kara Post-Kennedy as the new managing editor at our ever-expanding Magazine. Kara will be in charge of the general editing of the magazine and will hopefully bring her wisdom and awesomeness with her to inspire our authors to be the best version of […]

Everyone’s Doing It and You Should Too

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I think one of the trickiest things about engaging in self-care as a woman is that it feels selfish. At least, I hope I’m not the only one here having this experience. But, of course, we’re all really smart people and we all know that taking care of our own physical and mental needs is […]

5 Easy Ways to Fall in Love with Your Life

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Wouldn’t it be nice if you could immerse yourself into living the life of your dreams? There was no one to judge you, no competition. You were not pressured to change or act a certain way. That “authentic” life we read so much about in self help articles wouldn’t even be a thing- it would […]

5 Things Purity Culture Didn’t Teach Me About Men

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Growing up, I had some weird ideas about men. These ideas stemmed from the purity culture that I was surrounded by, which simultaneously idolized and outlawed anything to do with sexuality and relationships. When it came time for me to actually be in a relationship and get married, there was a lot I didn’t know […]


Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - she is mythical mystical borne of fire and gemstones she exudes energy and breathes life into me and weaves a complete cipher around me i worship her pay tribute lovingly lay trinkets and spoils of war at her feet and beg for her love to be bestowed i am unworthy of her greatness satisfied to […]

The Shapeless Dance of Lovers

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - I often desired more with the impatient burning within the chest the shapeless dance of naive shadows being stripped of love and wish in the dusty single bed of a portrayed room. The scent of womanly fragrance floats like the last desire of the tempted skin and fragile body I wish I could say it […]

How Fat Shaming Feeds Eating Disorders

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Not everyone who is obese lives on junk food. Fat does not mean unhealthy. Weight and size are not moral issues. I will use myself as an example. I don’t eat sugar, flour, meat, junk food, fried food, or fast food—and that includes reading labels for such ingredients in foods that may seem “healthy” to […]

New Submissions, Sponsored Content and Invoicing Policies

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - Dear Readers and Writers, Please be aware The Relationship Blogger has new submissions and invoicing policies. Submissions changes take effect immediately. Here’s what to expect: Changes to Submissions We will no longer be syndicating posts. Instead of syndicating, The Relationship Blogger receives first digital rights, first anthology rights, a minimum of 30 days exclusivity on content […]

A Short Guide on How To Cope With An Unfaithful Lover

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - You have just discovered that your partner has cheated on you.  You are devastated by this news.  Your marriage is now in a state of crisis and it might be destroyed.  You are thinking about filing for divorce in Texas because of adultery.  However, it is still possible that you might be able to work […]

How Your Emotions are Hidden in Physical Pain and Dis-ease

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - You’ve had a stressful day at work. You come home feeling tense in the shoulders. Your muscles have tightened up and you end up with what is called a tension headache. This is pretty common, we don’t think much about it. You have stress, resulting in tension, creating a physical reaction to the mental or […]

“Real” Poly, Part 2: What it means to be polyamorous

Posted By rbaxter80 on Dating - One of the questions that seems to come up repeatedly is “am I really poly?” Or, “I guess I’m poly” Or even, “Is that poly?” And if that’s not enough, there are also almost always people who are willing to tell you the “right” way to be polyamorous. Or, as I like to refer to […]