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'Union' Station: An Engagement Confession

Kat Cowley | Posted 07.30.2015 | Weddings
Kat Cowley

I have been with my romantic comrade, Alex, for 4 ½ years. I would say around two years ago we both inwardly realized and outwardly vocalized that we were each other's "last stop" on the dating train.

Choosing Love in a Life of Loss

Jesua | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

This is the writing I shared last Saturday, July 25th, in Ashland, Oregon, at the profoundly moving re-commitment ceremony of my dear friends, Victori...

One Way to Find Out Whether Someone's Got Your Back

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The Appalachian Trail is 2,175 miles long and runs from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt. Katahdin in Maine. The trail was finished in 1937 and in 1...

Daily Tasks Lead to Rewards

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 07.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

I have just arrived back home from the dentist. I am vowing once again, the Ground Hog's Day Vow, to floss daily or twice daily on an ambitious whim....

Just Because You Can Get Married Doesn't Mean You Have to

Robert Levithan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

The commitment between two people is about the willingness to be fully in the relationship, not about the marriage license. A vital relationship reflects who we are and our particular and personal values. It can take many forms.

The Art of Vacationing

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Whether your vacation is for a day or a year. Whether it's on a cruise ship or in a campground. Whether it's on the other side of the world or at a local park, it can be a transformative experience. It can be a work of art. It can be life changing. Take one soon. You can't afford not to.

10 Questions to Discuss Before Marrying According to a Gay Philosopher

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Skye Cleary

Nietzsche loved love and thought highly of marriage. Yet, he worried about love's intoxicating and delusional nature and encourages lovers to balance passion with reason by ensuring that marriage is a strong and meaningful choice.

You Don't Need Rose-Colored Glasses: 5 Realistic Tips to Be More Positive

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

I used to look at people like that with a mixture of admiration and annoyance. Then one day I asked myself, what are they doing that is different?

7 Types of Commitment Phobes

Emily Wilcox | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Emily Wilcox

There are several types of men who have difficulty committing and while they vary in intensity, they all have common fears and similar characteristics with different ways of expressing their phobias. No matter what type the Commitment Phobe may be, their behaviors are equally devastating to the women who love them.

Lights Go On: Part XLVIII -- And So...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 06.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Bähler

Click here if you'd like me to read this to you To my love who is appearing in my life I take you as my partner for you love me for me as I lo...

8 Lessons Getting a Tattoo Taught Me About Myself

Beryl Ayn Young | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Beryl Ayn Young

there are a few things this experience taught me about the importance of honoring oneself and going after dreams no matter how big or small. Here are the eight things getting a tattoo taught me about myself:

How to Get a Guy to Commit (If That's What You Want)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Anyone can commit. It's a decision, not a personality trait -- as convenient an excuse as that may be to explain why someone left or, by the way, why you didn't hang around (knife cuts both ways, see?).

The Husband Bonus: Better Than an Empty Bag

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.29.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

A recent article in The New York Times described the unbelievable lives of women who marry rich men and live in the Upper East Side in New York City. The author lets her pinky finger down long enough to write torrid tales of year-end bonuses paid to the women for excelling at their wifely duties. I missed that memo and married for love.

Want a Lasting Relationship? Embrace This One Agreement

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Positive change brings new opportunities and enthusiasm, which can be contagious and inspiring. We all know how good it feels when we're in our flow. We are more alive, more present and more connected. Isn't that what we all want for ourselves and for our loved ones?

10 Ways To Stay Happily Married In A World Of Naysayers

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Some of the worst marriages I've seen have gotten as bad as they are because neither partner is willing to risk: to apologize, to reach out, to be vulnerable, to name what needs to be addressed. Remember, you have to step out of your comfort zone if you want your marriage to grow.

'Playing It Cool' Has Two Leads With Chemistry

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Sometimes you get a movie with a silly premise, and all the information about the movie makes it look like a dud. Then you see the movie and the chemistry between the two leads is so good it almost makes the movie worthwhile. Note I said almost.

7 Qualities To Seek In A Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Often, we overlook flaws because we fall in love with a person. This is admirable, but we also have to recognize the principles that mold a partner into a soulmate -- those elements that fortify a loving bond for the long run. Consider these seven qualities as essential to fostering an incredible, lifelong partnership...

A Caregiving Story That Truly Defines 'In Sickness And In Health'

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

When couples say their wedding vows, many of them promise to be faithful to each other through sickness and health. When Betty and Richey Coffey married in 1964 there was no way they could have foreseen the physical and emotional challenges they would endure for the next 50 years.

Commitment-Phobe? This Is for You

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

More than anything, my inability to make a decision comes down to my fear of commitment. It is not the long-term prospect of being tied to something which shakes me up inside but rather, the terror that I could have committed to the wrong thing.

Stop Being So Damn Committed

Linda Ford | Posted 06.24.2015 | Divorce
Linda Ford

When you think of someone who is COMMITTED, you think of courage, determination, someone with a strong character and a stick-with-it-ness no matter what. Sounds pretty noble doesn't it?

Three Tests of Leadership in the New Disengagement Economy

Robert Hall | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The growing concern regarding disengaged employees reflects a simple truth: leadership requirements have changed, most leaders have not.

Why Dare to Dream Big?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

A person who dreams big is an ordinary person. What makes them extraordinary is that they find the courage, heart, and discipline to make that drea...

Feeling the 'Rocky' in Relationships

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

In 2008, a massive earthquake shook the Chinese province of Sichuan. The immediate devastation was followed by a dramatic spike in the divorce rate, a phenomenon that captured international attention -- and sparked widespread speculation -- at the time. Did the deadly earthquake actually cause the jump in marital breakups?

Why You Can't Always Just Do It

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

If you are one of those people who has a lot of items on your relationship improvement to-do list, you probably know what it would take to get them done. More likely than not, you have the ability to do them.

Do You Have Commitment Fomobia?

George Sachs, Psy.D. | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
George Sachs, Psy.D.

The Fear Of Missing Out can be clear symptom of, and defensive response to, an even greater fear of romantic commitment and intimacy. True intimacy, shouldn't be rushed, constantly questioned, or endlessly tempted by Tinder 24/7. If that's what you're experiencing, you've got some work to do.