Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you truly love someone, or if you’re just in love with the idea of being in love. Emily Bahr-de Stefano reflects on being a love addict, wtf love addiction is, and the specific tragicness of being dumped via Skype. Image by Petra Collins.
Are you suffering through a Valentine’s Day hangover? Feeling like a tragic loser, waiting for sexts that never come? Don’t worry—here’s a guide to using Roland Barthes’ famous book, A Lover’s Discourse, as literary electroshock therapy for your love life. By Kristen Cochrane.
An emergency kit for anyone going through a breakup, from comically tragic essays on heartbreak, to an incredible This American life on breakups, and how they turn you into a walking cliche of feelings. By Karley Sciortino.