Relationships

Everything you ever wanted to know about romance, dealing with parents (and being a parent!), and friendship.

It’s Okay to Break Up with Your Relatives

It’s Okay to Break Up with Your Relatives

Families are messy. We fight. We cry. We laugh. For some folks, family means their biological relatives. But for many, family also consists of close friends, mentors and others who provide solace, support and joy.  Because Mochi’s Summer issue centers on the...

Emerging Stronger: How to Heal from a Breakup

Emerging Stronger: How to Heal from a Breakup

At 15, Merissa* met the boy who would eventually become her husband. They lasted through a long-distance relationship and then marriage, but that all ended when Merissa was 36. Their divorce took six years to finalize, prolonging the closure that Merissa desperately...

6 Ways to Know Your Date Has An Asian Fetish (And How to Respond!)

6 Ways to Know Your Date Has An Asian Fetish (And How to Respond!)

You’re sitting in a cute bar with a cute Parisian you met on Tinder. He asks if you’re Japanese. You’ve only heard this question a bajillion times, so you simply say no, you’re Korean American. An hour later, he begins whispering sweetly to you… in Japanese. Maybe he...

Auntie Mochi’s Sad But True Guide to Friendship in Your 30s and 40s

Auntie Mochi’s Sad But True Guide to Friendship in Your 30s and 40s

Excuse me while I show my age, but whenever I think of friendship, I cannot help but think of Zack Attack from the show “Saved by the Bell” and their song “Friends Forever.” How could I not with iconic lines like, “Through it all, hangin’ tough, we’ll stay side by...

Dear Mochi: My Father-in-Law is Patriarchal

Dear Mochi: My Father-in-Law is Patriarchal

Dear Mochi, I’m writing from Texas, hoping you can help with a little family issue (or maybe it’s a big family issue, since everything’s bigger in Texas!). My father-in-law was born in China, moved to the States in his late teens, and married a Caucasian woman. He...

Coming Out in Asian America

Coming Out in Asian America

This month we are featuring coming-out stories from the LGBTQIAA+ AAPI community. We chose a variety of stories because “coming out” can mean a lot of things, and each story is unique and valuable. We also acknowledge that for many AAPIs, “coming out” publicly is...

Dear Mochi (Father’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi (Father’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi: “Knowing Father’s Day might be emotional for her, I’m trying to figure out the best approach.” You won’t be hurting her by bringing it up, you’ll be supporting her. Have a situation you want Mochi’s take on? Write to us at advice@mochimag.com. We can’t...

Dear Mochi (Mother’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi (Mother’s Day Edition)

Dear Mochi: “I want to do well in my first year as a daughter-in-law.” The burden of pleasing your husband’s mother should not fall on your shoulders alone.We’re bringing back our advice column in time to answer some tricky questions ahead of Mother’s Day. Have a...

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