Madeleine Holden

Madeleine Holden is a lawyer and freelance writer based between Berlin and New Zealand. She writes about relationships, sex, gender and whatever the hell else she feels like for MEL.


The Men Who Live Off of Alimony From Their Ex-Wives

Kevin, a 48-year-old graphic designer based in Jersey City, lived on alimony from his wife for four years, beginning in 2013. “She’s an attorney, and…

Why Are Millennial Women Cheating More Than Men?

Kelly, a 30-year-old corporate recruiter living in L.A., describes herself as a habitual cheater. “I’ve cheated in all of my relationships except my current one,…

The Batshit Lengths These Guys Go to Retire by Age 40

In a popular post on his website, early retirement guru Mr. Money Mustache rails against the excessive time and money we spend on cleaning. “In…