Monthly Archives: April 2011

Drama Queens (and Kings)

For New Yorker David Andrejko, nothing is worse than being bored—or boring. The 20-year-old actor, mime, and children's bookstore employee is always thinking of ways to inject excitement into life. "The other day I was so fed up with changes around the store that I tried to stage a walkout. ...

What Couples Really Fight About

I grew up in my parents' pub in England, where there was always a lot of drama. And all the drama—fights, flirting, tears, tantrums—revolved around love. I also watched my parents destroy their own love for each other. Since that time I've been on a mission to figure out exactly ...

Jaded on the Job

Are you feeling bored at work these days? Workplace boredom can be as stress-ful and damaging as overwork - perhaps more so. Sometimes it creates embarrassing situations, as it did for Joel, a mid-level executive. He felt so bored that he sneaked out of his office one afternoon to take ...

Bored in Bed?

The truth about couples, and how to reignite the flame. By Jay Dixit, published on February 05, 2008 - last reviewed on April 26, 2011 Sex is the purest form of self-expression, the most intimate way two people can give their love to each other—and when it goes wrong, it disrupts the ...

Contemplating a Career Shift?

Despite the poor economy and unsettling job news, some reports are surfacing that people are starting to quit their jobs in search of greener pastures. Maybe you have a job and have weathered the recession so far, but you're bored or ready for something new. Perhaps you want to start ...

Romance on the Rocks

A couple's courtship can lend clues to the question of how their marriage will fare. Highly romantic courtships don't guarantee living happily ever after, but they are associated with a longer road to divorce. By Kaja Perina, published on May 01, 2003 - last reviewed on July 21, 2005 In a season ...

5 Pal Problems

Caleb*, a photographer, and Mike*, a musician, both 33, met at an arts festival and became fast friends, eventually laying down roots just blocks from each other in New York City. When Caleb slipped into a scary bout of depression, he leaned on Mike. "We saw each other almost every ...

Introverts and Extroverts in Love

In a recent column by the excellent advice columnist Carolyn Hax, a woman worries about her tendency to criticize and harp at her boyfriend. She writes: This is the most loving, caring person I know, but we seem to move at different speeds, with wanting to do things and needing time ...