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Rachel East

Columnist, TMR

Covering Relationships & Dating

Rachel East
Rachel East is a freelance writer specializing in relationships and relationship advice. In addition to her regular column on TMR, Rachel contributes relationship content to the Levo League, formerly known as Pretty Young Professional, a website for young, professional and ambitious women. Her writing has also been featured on The Frisky, a popular women's online magazine, and DearWendy.com. Known for her savvy and candid approach, Rachel examines the ins and outs of relationships from the standpoint of a snarky best friend: loyal, honest, and bold enough to tell you what you need to hear (and what others might be too afraid to say). Have a relationship problem or question you’d like Rachel to answer? Email her at RelationshipsByRachel@gmail.com.

Articles From Rachel East
Monday Oct 17, 2011 35:00 PM ET
News that Kelly Osbourne, Fashion Police panelist, has called out Christina Aguilera for her growing weight should come as no surprise. But is Christina actually fat?
Tuesday Oct 11, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Last week, inspired by the Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher debacle, I philosophized about the women who blame themselves for their cheating partner's infidelity. This week, the debate continues with a new question: Should Demi leave Ashton? And more importantly, should you leave your spouse after they've cheated on you?
Friday Oct 7, 2011 40:00 PM ET
We love a good cheating scandal. It allows us to condemn the cheater and praise the victim. Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher and Jesse James play the heartless scoundrels, and Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Sandra Bullock become our wounded victims.
Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 50:00 PM ET
He's 57, she's 50. Through a donor egg and her husband's sperm, the woman gives birth to her first daughter. Two years later, she attempts to get pregnant again. This time, she has to be brought out of menopause with hormones before she is able to become pregnant.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Here's reason enough to scare you AND your children from using public restrooms ever again...
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 00:00 AM ET
I present to you the latest super sensuous news about 17-year-old wannabe starlet Courtney Stodden and her 51-year-old D-list actor husband, Doug Hutchison.
Wednesday Sep 21, 2011 05:00 AM ET
Twenty years ago, Michaele dated both Neal Schon and Tareq Salahi. Struggling with whom to commit herself to, Micahele eventually chose Tareq: "I chose Tareq over Neal because I thought life would be less stressful living on a vineyard in Virginia."
Monday Sep 19, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Rumors have swirled since shortly after Gardner disappeared. Skepticism surfaced when Gardner and Giordano were found to be "traveling companions" and friends, not romantic partners.
Monday Sep 19, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Courteney Cox thinks that Justin Theroux only attached himself to Jen for the fame, money and to advance his career in Hollywood.
Thursday Sep 15, 2011 40:00 PM ET
So much for "til death do us part!"
Thursday Sep 15, 2011 35:00 AM ET
Michele's at it again! Whereas before she was only sharing her outdated and antiquated views on women being submissive in their marriage, now she's on a quest to make sure every person in America has the wrong information about two huge medical issues pertinent to women.
Wednesday Sep 14, 2011 50:00 PM ET
Yesterday, amidst a storm of hype, Target debuted their Missoni for Target line. And people - it was insane. Stores were sold out in minutes! People were jerking clothes from the hands of others! The Target website crashed!
Thursday Sep 8, 2011 55:00 PM ET
In a recent feature published in the New York Times, we meet Cynthia Daily and her partner, who used donor sperm to conceive a son. Through a web-based sibling registry, Cynthia was able to track how many half-siblings her son shares through the same donor sperm - a number totaling 150 children.
Thursday Sep 8, 2011 10:00 AM ET
The face of hardcore partying isn't glamorous...it's decrepit.
Wednesday Sep 7, 2011 30:00 PM ET
…Not infidelity, shockingly enough. That’s just the second most common reason for divorce. The first, according to a study of divorced couples in the U.K., is falling out of love.
Wednesday Sep 7, 2011 35:00 AM ET
ABC execs are smirking over the current Chaz Bono debacle - nothing screams "RATINGS" quite like including a transgender man in the new fall Dancing lineup.
Friday Sep 2, 2011 20:00 AM ET
As much as people seem to care about A-list pregnancies, baby bump watching in Hollywood should be elevated to the status of a legitimate pastime, complete with field guides and reference manuals.
Wednesday Aug 31, 2011 55:00 PM ET
I can’t help it. I have an obsessive compulsion with 51 year-old “actors” who marry teenagers! And folks, let me tell you, these two do not disappoint. Case in point: Courtney Stodden’s Twitter feed. Hide yo’ kids, hide yo’ wife, because this thing is steamy!
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 20:00 PM ET
What the heck is going on between Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith? Earlier in the week, seemingly out of nowhere, rumors of their marital troubles surfaced and spread rapidly. The two denied that they were separating, divorcing, or anything less than perfectly happy in their marriage. But alas, the plot thickens.
Wednesday Aug 24, 2011 40:00 AM ET
People stopped working! They compared their experiences! Everyone called home to compare more experiences! People frantically texted "OMG did you feel that?!," Twitter blew up, and productivity effectively ceased for the whole of the East Coast.
Tuesday Aug 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
There's an interesting trend emerging in Hollywood that I'm going to dub the "relationship upgrade." It occurs when a little-known actor/dancer/C-lister in a long-term, seemingly solid relationship drops his non-famous partner for a mega-famous star. Are they upgrading, or rebounding?
Thursday Aug 18, 2011 30:00 AM ET
What troubles me about Michelle Bachmann isn't that she wants to be submissive to her husband while he serves as head of their household; it's that she voices that opinion at all. It's one thing to believe something internally. It's another to, as a politician, purposefully share that opinion with the masses.
Wednesday Aug 17, 2011 30:00 PM ET
As if it isn't hard enough to tell friends what you really think of their wardrobe bomb, imagine the frustration of constantly being forced to say, "Honey, I'm just not sure that bubble/latex condom hat/bird's nest/meat dress/egg capsule/mysterious horn-like growth is really your thing."
Tuesday Aug 16, 2011 30:00 AM ET
You've probably heard some variation on the old expression, "Every relationship fails until one doesn't." Charming, no? This notion has got me thinking about a particularly loved Hollywood darling who can't seem to escape the stigma of failed relationships: Jennifer Aniston.
Friday Jul 29, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Your fiancé, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, dumped you. Ouch! Two days after shooting your wedding dress photo spread in Life & Style. Very ouch!
Monday Jul 25, 2011 20:00 PM ET
What if you really want that ring? And what if it's just not happening? You've dropped hints, left magazines open to the right pages, told all your friends exactly what you want...and still nothing.
Friday Jul 22, 2011 10:00 AM ET
Move over, Bristol! There’s another Palin family pregnancy scandal afoot and - dare I say it? - it’s going to create more waves than yours did.
Tuesday Jul 19, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Just when you thought you were safe, 51-year-old Doug Hutchinson and 16-year-old Courtney Stodden strike again! In an ironic turn of events, what was staged as an attempt to defend the sanctity of their marriage proves just how creepy their union really is.
Monday Jul 18, 2011 30:00 PM ET
I'm going to come right out and say it. I haven't watched very much of The Bachelorette this season. And by "very much" I mean absolutely nothing. However...
Monday Jul 11, 2011 45:00 PM ET
Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two comes out this Friday, I think it's time for me to have a sit down with the two of you and finally say what's on my mind.
Tuesday Jul 5, 2011 05:00 AM ET
No matter your relationship status, you should take some time to enjoy just being yourself.
Thursday Jun 30, 2011 35:33 AM ET
Chris Hansen, host of the NBC series To Catch a Predator, has been caught cheating on his wife in what might go down as one of the most painfully ironic scenarios in recent memory.
Wednesday Jun 29, 2011 20:00 AM ET
They're the best friend who always falls off the map when they start dating someone new, or the sibling who backs out of plans with you in favor of doing something with their significant other. Don't become this person.
Wednesday Jun 22, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Alright, American men. You got me. You completely had me believing that this week had secretly been dubbed: "Let's Pretend it's 1695 and Marry Underage Girls Like It's Socially Acceptable" Week. Kind of like Shark Week, but with creepier predators and more boobalicious prey.
Monday Jun 20, 2011 00:00 PM ET
It usually goes something like this: You meet someone, flirt a little, agree to a date next weekend, go out once or twice, start imagining a tentative future, and then BOOM. You hear this: "I'm just not ready for a relationship right now."
Monday Jun 13, 2011 10:00 PM ET
Each week in "Relationships by Rachel," TMR columnist Rachel East tackles relationships in all their blissful, heartbreaking and mind-boggling glory.
Monday Jun 6, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Love her, hate her, or just envy her ample bottom, Kim Kardashian is a pop-culture phenom.  It turns out that it's physically impossible to use the Internet or turn on a TV without hearing her name or catching a glimpse...

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