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Game Plan for Less Boring Sex

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.29.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually this is 1-3) and he's STILL not happy." I ask if they enjoy the sex, and they say, "Yeah, sometimes."

The Rose Fades: Las Vegas

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

My lover flew us in his private plane to Las Vegas. A limo delivered us to whichever casino was comping our current trip: the Riviera, the Flamingo, the Stardust or the Sands.

When Your Partner Becomes a Stranger

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Sometimes, seemingly out of left field, your partner becomes someone you don't recognize. An invisible line gets crossed and you find yourself bein...

Mis-Matched.com: 6 Counterintuitive Movie Couples

John Farr | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
John Farr

The counterintuitive romance is one in which two people who truly shouldn't fall in love do, often under extraordinary and unromantic circumstances. The protagonists of these love stories breathe the same thin air as anti-heroes and outsiders; they are, in short, unidealized and identifiably human. We've compiled six romance films that fit this profile.

What I Learned In 5 Years of Marriage

Krista Watts | Posted 01.20.2015 | Weddings
Krista Watts

Through all the times of uncertainty, discontent and disappointment the only thing that remained constant was my husband. That was my light bulb moment. That's why marriage exists. Life is sweeter when you have someone to help you get through it.

Do You Engage in Conscious Combat or Are You Just Fighting?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's been said that living with an open heart requires a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. Sometimes that seems like an understatement.

7 Things Your Partner Is Secretly Doing Before Proposing

Kellee Khalil | Posted 01.20.2015 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

It seems like everywhere we look these days, someone just got engaged. And regardless of whether your partner staged a flash mob in Times Square or pu...

36 Questions for Intimacy, Back Story

Elaine Aron, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Elaine Aron, Ph.D.

We had not created the 36 questions to help you fall in love. To do a good job of that we would have needed to do a study with people who, above all, came into it really wanting to fall in love, and we were not in that business! More important, we would need to follow up over time to know if the relationships lasted, an expensive process, and funding research on love is not easy.

My Second Love

Lynda Freeman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In spite of our best intentions, love has a way of coming round again. Here is such a story.

9 Things Successful Couples Do Differently

Kali Rogers | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

Happy couples don't shy away. They listen, they argue, they talk, they solve. They fight clean, but they don't hold back their truth.

100 Ways to Connect Intimately With Your Partner

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

The positive news is that it doesn't actually take that much time to rekindle feelings of closeness. But it does take intentionality and commitment to taking a small amount of time each day to maintain or rebuild your connection.

You've Grown as a Person, He Hasn't: What Happens to the Relationship?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Changing and growing as a couple, as well as individually, is a crucial key to a maintaining a strong, healthy relationship. While the safety of familiarity and a certain amount of sameness are necessary and comforting to you both, new ideas and opinions add spice to your partnership and help to keep it fresh and exciting.

10 Ways Couples Can Save Money and Avoid Breaking up

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 01.09.2015 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

If you want to avoid breaking up over finances, you'll want to find a way to save. Scrimping and saving may not sound fun, but it can make a difference in your relationship and the amount you have in your savings account.

Bummed That You Didn't Ring in the New Year With a New Ring? Time to Think Outside the Jewelry Box

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.09.2015 | Weddings
Christina Pesoli

When it comes to decoding your gift, I can help. If you got earrings or some other nice-ish piece of jewelry, that probably means your boyfriend genuinely cares about you and is not looking to breakup. But it also likely means he knows that you want a ring, but he is not ready or willing to go there.

Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Most of us treat love like an external force. It's something that happens to us, strikes us like an arrow or overcomes us like a storm. There is a problem with thinking of love this way, and that is that it can slant our focus outward.

Couples of the Future

Amanda Roosa | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Amanda Roosa

Of course I'm happy when I see interracial relationships. But I'm also bitter because I know many of them are doomed from the start. One side gives in too much or not enough. I want to see more compromise.

Four And A Half Things That Men Really Want

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.06.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Here are some examples of things your husband wants you to chill out about: what tone your child just used, what happened to the throw pillow, why do we have two opened boxes of the same kind of cereal, what tone the school secretary used, how many days it has been since your sister texted.

10 Conversations Every Couple Should Have In The New Year

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe that there are 10 conversations that every couple needs to have on a regular basis in order to keep their emotional connection alive. They can help you realize what areas of their relationship may need to be worked on, whether this is done with more conversation or even with a couples counselor.

7 Ways To Have A Happier Marriage -- Without Changing A Thing

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 01.12.2015 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

As we look to the new year, we often focus on ways to be "better" -- resolving to do more of what's good for us and less of what's not. To (at least most of the time) come from our best. For a good many of us, finding ways to have a more satisfying marriage is high on our list.

6 Ways to Get Your Partner to Share the Chores

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When dating and living apart, there's a safe place to retreat to during times of stress. When living together, though, things that were once a non-issue are now front and center and the basics of living are now under scrutiny as compatibility is further tested by the new living arrangement.

If Announcing A Divorce Was As Exciting As Announcing A Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.16.2014 | Divorce

"We're getting a divorce" isn't usually a fun line to say to your friends. Except in this case. In the video above, one couple announces their div...

6 Stunning U.S. Mini-Moon Getaways for Newlyweds

Adam Warner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Don't have enough vacation days or funds for that ultimate honeymoon getaway to Paris or Bora Bora? A shorter "mini-moon" trip can still be extremely rewarding and unforgettable.

Why Are Millions Of Muslims Signing Up For Online Dating?

BBC | Lydia Green | Posted 12.12.2014 | Religion

Arranged marriages are standard practice in many societies, but the introductions and screening process can be an ordeal for the young people involved...

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

The Best Cities for Falling in Love This Fall

Oyster | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Cobblestone streets, stunning architecture, and culture-filled attractions are just a few of the things that landed the following seven cities on our list of the perfect cities to fall in love in this fall.