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I Love You, But There's This Money Thing...

We like to think of our romantic lives as pure and unbothered by cold hard business. But that stuff — the prenup-signing, health care-paying, joint checking account-opening side of relationships — is a big deal that a lot of us worry about. We asked for your stories, and you sent us some doozies.

Dan Savage Says Cheating Happens. And That's OK.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Occasional infidelity adds excitement to Dan Savage's marriage. He's not afraid of talking about that, he told me. What he doesn’t like discussing is money. Namely, how his husband Terry likes spending it: on shoes, clothes, and records he may never listen to. It’s what they fight about most.

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Alpha Dad Gets Snipped

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In a lot of ways, vasectomies couldn’t have asked for a better spokesman than Australian Clint Greagen: weightlifter, Australian football fanatic, loving husband, and stay-at-home father of four who blogs about pretty much everything -- including the time he got his vas deferens cut by a man named Dr. Snip.

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Jane Fonda After Death and Divorce

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

What do you think of when you think of Jane Fonda? The sexy space traveller from Barbarella? Vietnam War activist? Fitness goddess? Fonda, now 76, has had quite the career. She’s also had three marriages — to a French director, an anti-war activist, and the billionaire Ted Turner — and each ended in divorce. When she found herself newly single at 62, she felt whole for the first time. Now, she says she’d disappear into a monastery before getting married again.

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Jane Fonda Acts and Ages with Lily Tomlin

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Jane Fonda is reuniting with her 9-to-5 co-star Lily Tomlin in Grace and Frankie, a new Netflix series out next summer. She says it's a return to form for the pair, who along with Dolly Parton, brought women often overlooked by society to center stage in their classic 1980 comedy. 

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I Married the Gay Father of My Child

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

New York-based performance artist Lucy Sexton was never one for convention. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that when it came to having a family, she found a way to make it happen on her own terms. When she found herself childless, divorced, and pushing 40, she decided to have a child with a friend, Stephen Daldry, the openly gay British director.

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Confessions of a Nashville Power Couple

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Jason Isbell was performing in bars before he could drink in them. By his early 30s, he’d played the Grand Ole Opry, joined the Drive-By Truckers, and gotten married and divorced. And when he found himself drunk one morning in a McDonald’s parking lot, he was lucky enough to have just the right person to call: Amanda Shires, a musician he’d chased for years who finally gave him a chance and helped him get clean.

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This Senator Saved My Love Life

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

You have to give it to some elected representatives — they really will respond to the letters you send. Or at least, Alan Simpson did when my boyfriend Arthur sent a plea for help. We were in love, but I was a reporter in New York and he studied wildlife in Wyoming. I didn’t think it could work. He did. And he thought that if a U.S. Senator intervened, the relationship could turn around.

That’s how I wound up in the kitchen of Alan and Ann Simpson, getting advice on maturity, commitment, and of course, sex.

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Brooklyn Left Me Broke and Tired

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Heidi Reinberg is tired of worrying about money. She’s 53 years old. She’s gotten by as a freelance documentary producer in New York for 30 years. But she told me her coffers have dried up just when her landlord is selling. She’s losing her apartment — one that's just six doors down from Mayor Bill de Blasio's house in Park Slope.

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How to Be a Man With Bill Withers

Monday, May 05, 2014

Maybe it’s not manly to say, “I’m scared.” But for Bill Withers, being a man isn’t about ignoring fear. It's about getting things done in spite of it, and knowing when to ask for help. Before he wrote some of the most memorable hits of the 70s and 80s—songs like “Ain’t No Sunshine,” and “Lean on Me”—Withers was a stuttering boy in a poor mining town.

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