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Expanding your community is always tough. Throw in a pandemic and a move to a rural area, and it could feel impossible. But a shift in perspective might be all you need to (safely) fill that social void.

By setting boundaries around what you post, when you're online, and who you surround yourself with in real life, you can strike a better balance between Instagram and reality

What happens when your ski and river guiding partner isn't able to work during the pandemic?

Outdoorsy people always have the best stories about dating. Some of them are wild enough to make national headlines.

As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.

Sometimes the best thing for a relationship is to let it go

You're taking the virus seriously, but someone in your household is still grabbing beers with buddies. Here's how to handle it.

Adventures take a lot of planning. But what if all that stress means you don't go at all?

Any outdoorsperson on your list is sure to love these

Hint: it's about introducing just the right amount of chaos

What to do about a friend who's uptight about splitting expenses and a date who's uptight about bodily functions

Sometimes, able-bodied partners need to be sat down

The risks and rewards of being (literally and figuratively) out in the wilderness

Plus, should you take someone else's spot in a race if you know you won't finish?

When my wife tried to kill me, when I went to jail for battery, and when I finally tried to take my own life, there was one thing that kept me from unraveling

You feel like you've got it together. So why haven't you found the person for you yet?

Featuring that time when our Tough Love columnist got dumped because of a dream about cinnamon rolls

When your backcountry partner was your romantic one, a breakup can totally alter your relationship to the outdoors—but don't let it

Avoiding the awkwardness of the poop zone and other early-relationship concerns

Close friendships can and should develop in intense situations—but you don’t need to stick around if they get toxic

The social dynamics of swiping, ex-forgetting, and crush-Instagramming are harder to navigate than the backcountry

Here's how to gently tell your friends that you're good with ramen all week, thanks

In a world of sexist social norms, how to be respectful of what you're into while being respectful of other people's choices

How to support a loved one who has witnessed something awful that changed their relationship to the outdoors

One writer endures awkward morning cabin run-ins and hazardous chairlifts in the name of settling down (but still chasing snow)

Get ready to hike very, very slowly and stop your car for every LBJ you see

Especially if you don't share the same interest and it involves lots of time, money, and travel

What to do when you start dating someone who isn't ready to join you on dawn patrol?

We answer your cohabitation and codependency questions this week

On working through the lifestyle changes—from pizza to chafing—that come with an obsessed significant other

Trying to figure out how to show both of your dogs—with different energy levels—exactly how much you love them? We have answers to this dilemma and more in this week's lightning round.

How to embrace the season (and your partner)

A meditation on dating people who have different skills than you do

Plus, why first dates are scary (even for falconers), and how to overcome your nerves

And don't let anyone make you believe differently

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