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In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

October 15, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. Like it or not, technology, social media, and constant connectedness are defining aspects of our generation’s identity. We utilize technology in nearly all aspects of life— and relationships are no exception. Smartphones, texting, free long-distance calling, and applications li...

Conscientious trust yields healthy relationships

Crystal and Chevy, Columnist

October 7, 2015

This week Chevy and I are going to switch it up a bit and back off the sexin’ to discuss an issue that has recently sparked intense reflection in our lives: trust. As my Yogi tea bag informed me the other morning, “Love without trust is a river without water.” We don’t know about you, but we’d...

Defanging Jealousy Suggests Alternative Answers

Spencer Wharton

April 18, 2013

It's the classic setup. A and B are dating. Due to some misunderstanding, A becomes incredibly jealous of the relationship B has with C––which is actually nothing more than a platonic friendship. This becomes a serious plot point, leading to arguments, character development and all sorts of juicy...

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P

November 15, 2012

I am prone to doubt myself, to doubt whether my words and actions are meaningful or effective. I would not bother to confide this were it only a personal problem, but I encounter it everywhere, at Whitman and at large. We have lost faith in ourselves, our words and each other. This faithlessness is the...

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Spencer Wharton

October 11, 2012

My boyfriend and I are LDR [long distance relationship]. We are in an open relationship, but chose to not tell each other anything until the semester is over. Is it okay for me to have cybersex with someone else? -Seeking Online Seduction If you're uncertain, SOS, then wait until you've clarified with him. Do anything else, and you run th...

We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex

Spencer Wharton

October 10, 2012

I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the dialogue without coming across as pushy or invasive. I'll be honest, I'm a little nervous to bring it ...

Dating discussion focuses on cyber flirting, technology

Shelly Le

April 26, 2012

Last Monday, April 23, Sharon Kaufman-Osborn, a counselor at Whitman, hosted a discussion focused on questions surrounding dating, relationships and self-confidence. Students met at the Glover Alston Center in the evening to express their frustrations with the Whitman dating scene. The event, which was organized by junior Resident Assistant Lillian Bailey, created a forum for students to discuss the difficulty of navigating relationship...

Like A Little, WhitmanEncounters can’t take place of real, sincere interaction

February 23, 2012

This column was written by Rollo. "At Whitman, we need no help finding attractive people. Yet a theme of desperation pervades our culture, and the encounters that take place between us often lack the depth and meaning we seek," says the new website WhitmanEncounters.com in its abstract. Created, apparently, as a respon...

Sex: Be careful what you wish for

Sex: Be careful what you wish for

February 9, 2012

This column was written by Rollo. It is inevitable that when I'm in a group of close friends, the topic of relationships will come up: specifically, how bad Whitman is at them, and how we, as a campus, are simply failing in that department. It is also inevitable that at least one of my friends wil...

Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce

January 26, 2012

This column was written by Tristan Gavin. I am sure you have heard the statistics on the frighteningly low proportion of successful marriages before, so I won't bore you with numbers. What I will bore you with, however, is my opinion on the cause of this trend, specifically the role sex plays in our s...

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