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Couples

The 'Couple Notion' Is A Myth

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

We naturally think a couple is made of two people and for good reasons. When two individuals start being romantically involved and choose to be toget...

Ways To Cut Costs When You Are Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.21.2016 | Weddings
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Planning a wedding is something that should be the most exciting time of your life, can also be one of the most stressful times as well. There are so many little details that go into it, along with some huge details that cost a pretty penny.

Sexual Self-Esteem: A Short Course

Gila Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Gila Shapiro

Sexual self-esteem affects every sexual choice you make -- who you choose to have sex with and when, whether you limit yourself sexually and how, and whether you choose to use protection or not.

5 Ways To Keep Your Long Term Relationship Going Strong

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

After being together for a long time, couples can (and most do) lose the spark they once had. It is so easy to fall into routine and become comfortabl...

How Mindfulness Can Help Couples Cool Down

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

When each partner can react with greater equanimity, both partners can recover more easily. They regain a deeper acceptance of the other, recover their perspective taking and communication skills, and thus resolve disagreements more quickly before they spiral out of control.

Woman With Down Syndrome Has The Best Reaction To Her BF's Proposal

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.14.2016 | Weddings

Ashley Greenhalgh got an exciting surprise on her 21st birthday: a promise ring from her boyfriend Danny Griffiths. Ashley and Danny, who have been da...

Dogs And The Couple's Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

Almost everyone I interviewed who slept with a dog or dogs smiled, laughed, or chuckled about it. They enjoyed, were amused by, liked, or otherwise felt positive about their doggy sleeping companions. And some also felt safer sleeping with a dog.

Why Should I Make The Effort?

Homaira Kabir | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Homaira Kabir

Early on in my work with women, helping them live life with purpose and engagement, I was struck by how those who were in unhappy romantic relationshi...

Got Loyalty?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Dictionary.com defines loyalty as "faithfulness to commitments or obligations." I much prefer to think of loyalty in terms of commitments that ...

If Your Marriage Matters To You, This Is How You Should Fight

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we ...

Anatomy Of An Affair

Amy Begel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Divorce
Amy Begel

The extra-marital affair, or an affair which occurs in any committed, intimate relationship,  ranks as one of the most traumatic events in the lives of a couple.  The sexual violation and, more than that, the dishonesty and betrayal make the recovery process a fragile one.

The Paradox Of Commitment

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 06.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lindsey Kesel

All I know is I want someone waking up next to me because they want to be there, because they chose me again that morning, not because of that conniving little word "commitment."

The Ultimate Luxury: A Honeymoon With Private Pool

Jane Anderson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weddings
Jane Anderson

There are few honeymoon luxuries quite like your own private pool. So whether you dream of an infinity pool overlooking the ocean, a plunge pool besid...

How You Argue Could Make You Sick

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems later in life.

To Change Or Not To Change? That Is The Post-Wedding Question!

Malini Bhatia | Posted 06.29.2016 | Weddings
Malini Bhatia

Gone are the days when the wife is expected to take her husband's surname when they get married -- there are other options and they are becoming more popular. Maybe this name change question is something you have been pondering since you played dress up bride-and-groom games with your dolls as a kid. Or maybe you never really thought about it until you met Mr. Right and now you have to actually make this important decision.

Should We Sleep Together Or Apart When One of Us Has A Cold Or The Flu?

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

The couples I interviewed for my book, Two in a Bed, offered reasons for sleeping together and also reasons to sleep apart when one of the partners has the flu or a cold. I'm not a physician and don't have medical advice to offer you, but I can tell you what the people I interviewed said.

5 Ways To Have More Intimate Communication

Liz Higgins | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

If you are motivated toward having a happy, healthy, and satisfying relationship with your partner, you are probably always looking for ways to improv...

A Couple's First Fight Versus Their 101st Fight

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 06.24.2016 | Comedy

Being in a couples. It's the closest way you can play around the cliff of life without tumbling over the edge, plummeting toward marriage and children...

A Year Ago, Love Won. Here's Proof That It Still Has.

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 07.05.2016 | Queer Voices

“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.” It’s been one year since Justice Anthony Kennedy w...

6 Signs You're Settling For Less Than Love

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 06.21.2016 | OWN

1. The Sign: You've built an invisible border. You thought moving in together would bring you closer -- physically and emotionally. But when you stand...

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

Is This Really My Life? Sorting It Out At Thirtysomething

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 06.15.2016 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

You know those moments when you take pause, look around with wonder and think: is this really my life? I had one of those wondrous moments last night. But this all started a little less wondrously.

What A Couple On The Brink Of Divorce Looks Like

Amy Begel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce
Amy Begel

One of the many pleasures of my family therapy practice is when family physician students come to my office to observe. As a long-time teacher in family medicine, I have the ongoing opportunity to share what I know about couple and family dynamics with these young family doctors-in-training.

Get Smart

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

As most of us are all too aware, simply staying together isn't necessarily a measure of success in a marriage. A disturbingly high percentage of those...

Can Couples Survive Infidelity?

Angela Skurtu | Posted 06.10.2016 | HuffPost Home
Angela Skurtu

The big news of this week is about Mohammad Ali's death on June 3, 2016. It was a well known fact about Ali that he cheated multiple times on his wive...