Protest and Pandemic Life Lessons to Learn from 2020

It would be great if we could come out of this 1-2 punch of a global pandemic and taken-to-the-streets protests for social justice with something to actually show for our time and trouble. An effective vaccine and ban on chokeholds, to begin with. And if we’re putting in requests? I’ve got a few more. I’m talking about emerging from 2020 having learned protest and pandemic … Continue reading Protest and Pandemic Life Lessons to Learn from 2020

How to Improve Your Relationship During Quarantine

On Instagram Stories recently, we asked you about your love life. Namely, how’s it actually going right now? For those coupled up, are you loving all this newfound together time, or are you considering separate bedrooms? What we heard was things are…okay?! But, you could use some tips on how to improve your relationship during quarantine, so you come out of all this a stronger, … Continue reading How to Improve Your Relationship During Quarantine

3 Guys on Dating and Relationships During Quarantine

Dating and relationships aren’t always easy. During a global pandemic that’s forced everyone indoors? Yeah, that’s an additional…hiccup, let’s call it. Here at (virtual) SG HQ, we wanted to know: Are single guys dating? Are those in new or long-term relationships getting along with their significant others, or getting on one another’s last nerves? So, we checked in with men across the country to get … Continue reading 3 Guys on Dating and Relationships During Quarantine

How Three Couples Split Up Emotional Labor at Home

There’s an episode in How I Met Your Mother when Ted, Robin, Marshall, and Lily all discover they’ve been using the same toothbrush. For years. This, to me, is the perfect example of what happens when the work of emotional labor breaks down. Everyone winds up using the same toothbrush and nobody’s happy.  Emotional labor is the invisible, unpaid work that goes into making life … Continue reading How Three Couples Split Up Emotional Labor at Home

The Confidence Vortex: An SG Investigation

Hello! October is Confidence Month here at Style Girlfriend. All month long, we’re sharing personal stories, actionable tips, and boldness-boosting shortcuts on the theme. The other day, I was explaining a theory of mine to a friend that I realized was worth capturing here on SG for you, too. As elusive as the Bermuda triangle, I call it the Confidence Vortex. Here it is: How … Continue reading The Confidence Vortex: An SG Investigation