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In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why breaking up with romantic partners is universally painful -- and offer some consolation to sufferers -- as they explore the brain chemistry of breakups.

Conventional wisdom would suggest that long-distance relationships are doomed to failure, but is that actually the case? Molly and Cristen sift through stats and studies to determine if long-distance relationships can ever work out.

Last week on Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and I discussed the plot-driving question of When Harry Met Sally: can men and women really be friends? Of course, we'd all like to think that the answer is clearly yes, but when we started researching the topic, anecdotal and empirical evidence always circled back around to sex (this also assuming a friendship between heterosexual men and women). While opposite sex friendships (OSFs) are common and possible, sexual attraction tends to muddy the waters at some point.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss arranged marriage, from its ancient origins in India to pros and cons of the practice.

Is dating going extinct?

There's been a lot of buzz recently about the "hook-up culture" and whether or not it has an effect on women and traditional dating. Tune in for Molly and Cristen's funny, thoughtful take on the topic.

Why should we talk about dating violence?

In this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You, Molly and Cristen discuss how to recognize dating violence, tips for dealing with abuse and why it's a topic that should be addressed.

Online dating is an increasingly popular way of meeting people, but does it really work? Molly and Cristen discuss how online dating compares to regular dating in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.