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Chrisanna is creator and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Normal Bar: The Surprising Secrets of Happy Couples and What they Reveal about Creating a New Normal in your Relationship. The Normal Bar is the largest and most extensive study ever done in the world about relationships. Her book was released in February 2013 and she received national attention such as being featured on Brian Williams Rock Center, The Today Show, USA Today, Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, etc.

The Normal Bar, as a unique relationship resource. Revealing in detail how people lived their lives together, styles of communication, intimacy, and even philosophies about finance. In other words, peeling back the veil on of couple life to find out what people actually do in every important aspect of their relationships. Her book helps people gain a vast array of insights and tools — not because she thought anyone should become more “normal” in the average sense, but so that they could see the scope of possibilities and create their own unique version of a more fulfilling “

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5 Rules to Creating a Romantic Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:46 AM


We conducted the most extensive in-depth relationship study in the world (surveying over 100,000 people), and we discovered that the world is even more romance starved than we thought. About 64 percent of men and 63 percent of women in...

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The Perfect Gift

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2013 | 2:43 PM

By Chrisanna Northrup and Dr. Pepper Schwartz

If you are stumbling around in stores or searching online for hours for the "perfect gift" for somebody special, you are not alone. Giving your partner a gift can be as simple as writing or quoting a poem, sending a love note or...

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He Never Kisses Me Anymore

(28) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 11:39 AM

The last time I kissed passionately was last night. It wasn't the little sweet peck on the lips or quick kiss, it was a "real" kiss. The kind of kiss that's so passionate and loving that it made me feel like the most desirable person alive. One of the best...

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50 Shades of Grey: Fantasies Transforming Into a Couple's Reality

(4) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 12:03 PM

It's no longer a secret: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson will be Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Universal's adaptation to 50 Shades of Grey. According to web sources, 50 Shades of Grey is the biggest selling book of all time! (Except the Bible, of course.)


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Are Gay Couples the Same As Straight Couples?

(3) Comments | Posted June 3, 2013 | 11:05 AM

By Chrisanna Northrup and Dr. Pepper Schwartz

"Normal" is a loaded word, we know. For the sake of this article, we're keeping the concept real simple -- "normal" is what you're willing to accept and the regular pattern you stick with on an ongoing basis. "Normal" is the rules you...

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'Not Enough Time To Exercise' Is Just An Excuse

(56) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 11:01 AM

Exercise or ... browse the Internet?

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and surfing the Web are becoming a popular pastime among Americans. Is the Internet getting in the way of people taking time to exercise?

Thousands upon thousands of people across the country were asked, "If you do not exercise...

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Flirting Online and Infidelity: Is This Our New Normal?

(18) Comments | Posted June 24, 2011 | 2:22 PM

Infidelity and flirting seems to be the new norm amongst politicians and celebrities, but is that what's really going on in households across the country?

Preliminary data shows that not only is flirting online and infidelity very close to becoming our "new normal," it's often tolerated within relationships.

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What Is Normal? New Survey Polls Global Beliefs On Health, Relationships, Behavior

(21) Comments | Posted April 29, 2011 | 1:47 PM

After four years of dating, Brett, anxiously gets down on one knee and proposes to Shannon.

After a long, awkward silence, Shannon says…no.

Shannon later tells Brett that she can’t imagine spending the rest of her life with somebody that does not take better care of himself.

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