They say you're supposed to avoid talking about sex, drinking and other people’s relationships. But who's they, and how else can we navigate the world than learn about issues that affect so many of us?
From your relationships to your mental health to your sex life, USA TODAY's wellness team is exploring ways to help you live a better life. The premium, reported content for subscribers leans on experts and unpacks both trending and deep-seeded issues in the relationships and lifestyle space.
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Here’s a taste:
Alcohol is everywhere. Why it's still so hard not to drink
During the pandemic, nearly 1 in 5 Americans report consuming an unhealthy amount of alcohol. Alcohol is ever present in the media we consume. But plenty of people have plenty of reasons to not drink.
Wellness reporter Alia E. Dastagir spoke with people who have chosen to be sober and the challenges they face.
"Not drinking is really a radical act," said Laszlo Jaress, communications manager with the National Council for Mental Wellbeing who is in long-term recovery. "You are choosing to sort of operate outside of the normal purviews of society, where everything is so oriented around being out in spaces where alcohol is consumed."
'It's not like he cheated': Cheating isn't the only form of betrayal
We’re lucky to have columnist Sara Kuburic, known on Instagram as the Millennial Therapist, on our team. She keeps relationship advice honest.
In her column on cheating, Kuburic outlines how people can let their partners down without being unfaithful. She then gives strategies on what to do if you feel a partner betrayed you.
“It’s important to remember that if you hold on to pain, distrust, and resentment,” Kuburic writes “it can hinder the growth of the relationship.”
More from Sara Kuburic:
- 'Does sex in every long-term monogamous relationship lack excitement? Or is it just mine?'
- How to set boundaries in a relationship, from sex to communication
- Talking about sexual desires can be awkward. It doesn't have to be
- Is your ex ruining your current relationship?
- Think you're fighting with family about COVID? Think again
The swinging community hid in the shadows. Then came #SwingTok
Entertainment and diversity reporter David Oliver talked to TikTok users who are swingers and part of #SwingTok. (Swinging usually means exchanging partners strictly for sex.)
He shared their perspectives of what they wish other people knew before they judged:
"We want to break the swinger stigma," said Kylie George, a TikTok creator from Cleveland, Ohio. "We want people to know this is not weird. This is not crazy. This is something that is normal and normal people with normal jobs do this."
More Wellness coverage:
- How stress, including COVID-19, can trigger hair loss
- People are already bracing for seasonal depression. How to cope
- Buff bodies are back in style but beware of the dangerous trends
- Going to a concert shouldn't be scary. What to do when it is
- Kids scared of shots? Here's what to tell them about vaccines
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