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The Perfect Time for a Marriage Proposal, According to Nicholas Sparks

Glamour | Posted 02.08.2016 | Weddings
Glamour

By Leah Melby, Glamour Photo: Roger Prigent/Vogue To celebrate his upcoming flick The Choice, Nicholas Sparks opened up on all things romantic with ...

5 Tips for a Great Valentine's Day (Whether Single or Partnered)

Susan Winter | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Susan Winter

Valentine's day can be a real head-trip for many of us. Single's can feel the pressure of not having a partner with whom to share this day of love. Th...

5 Tips For Shopping Harmony With Your Significant Other

Jackie Walker | Posted 02.07.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Most men shop for need and women shop for emotion. We browse and they buy! I love to see everything even if I don't need anything. My mailbox is filled with catalogs that fill me with excitement. They are placed in a bowl by the couch just waiting for the time I can relax and flip pages.

When You Have The Perfect Valentine's Date, Things Get Intimate

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.03.2016 | Comedy

Are you ready to have the best Valentine's Day ever? There's nothing better than sitting across the dinner table from someone who wants to spend every...

3 Ways to Refocus Your Marriage in 2016

Scott Gornto | Posted 02.02.2016 | Weddings
Scott Gornto

Maybe you or your spouse have lost focus. Maybe you both have had a communication break down and it's created a wedge in your relationship. Maybe there's been hurt and the walls are up for both of you. Whatever the cause, here are my simple challenges to you to refocus your marriage in 2016.

It's All in the Approach

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 02.02.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

Learning these new skills of communication, compromise and openness can make all the difference in the relationship. It can make your conversations and issues far easier to deal with, and make concessions easier to take, as you will better understand the reasoning behind your partner's feelings.

A Valentine's Love Story

Kristen Rocco | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

I couldn't help but wonder why couples weren't offered the opportunity to document their love story. Like a wedding dress is to the wedding day, why wasn't a couple's love story a major aspect to their everyday life?

5 Communication Mistakes Almost Every Couple Makes

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.01.2016 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Good listening is a skill. Like every other skill, practice makes it better. Why do we stop listening? There are many reasons, but here are a few.

How 9 Couples Brought Their Faiths Together On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.29.2016 | Religion

Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. But for the growing number of people who are falling in love with a partner of a different faith, a...

My Money, Your Money, Our Money -- Who's in Charge?

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Money
Sheridan Kesselman

Over my many years as a marriage and family therapist, I usually recommend that couples start out with a joint checkbook for household bills and two separate checkbooks for their individual expenses.

The Demanding Child

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Does your child demand unceasingly more and more material goods and activities and time with you? Does it seem like he or she criticizes everything y...

Experts Reveal 6 of the Biggest Relationship Trends for 2016

Glamour | Posted 01.25.2016 | Weddings
Glamour

By Andrea Syrtash, Glamour Illustration: Marcel Vertes/Vogue Relationship norms are changing as rapidly as the world around us. As we enter the sec...

TV BFFs Who Never Got Together and Thus Never Broke Our Hearts

James J. Sexton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
James J. Sexton

In case you were asleep for the past year, The X-Files is back! And guess what? Mulder and Scully have broken up! I'll give you a moment to stop sobbing and collect yourself.

These Quirky Illustrations Will Be All-Too-Familiar To People In Love

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.21.2016 | Weddings

When you fall in love with someone, everything about that person becomes endearing -- including their quirks and shortcomings. Landysh, the Russia-bas...

Learn About True Love From These Lifelong Couples Of The Animal Kingdom

LittleThings.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Weird News
LittleThings.com

These days, it seems like good old-fashioned monogamy is making a serious comeback -- and why not? It's a beautiful thing to find a partner who you want to spend your life with! But you don't have to take our word for it. Just ask the animal kingdom!

When Your Friend Is Married to Someone You Can't Stand -- 3 Stages of Dealing

D.D. Kellington | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
D.D. Kellington

There comes a time in everyone's life when you have a friend who is married to or dating someone you just can't stand. This annoying situation is a little easier to navigate when you're single and can get away with more girl time but once you're married, you start to do things as couples.

Call to Action: Appreciate Your Partner!

Liz Higgins | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Begin to allow yourself to focus on what your partner is doing (or has done) well versus what they are doing wrong. Focus on who they are, not who they aren't or have never been. Change your focus and you will change the lens through which you are seeing this person.

Obsessions: Living Them Out in the Boudoir

Marisa Leigh | Posted 01.15.2016 | Women
Marisa Leigh

I have said it before and I will say it again. A boudoir experience with the right lens-woman and the right reasons is transformative.

Man Proposes To Girlfriend 148 Times Before She Even Notices

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weddings

A hopeless romantic in Grimsby, England, asked his girlfriend to marry him 148 times over the course of six months, but she didn't even notice...

Why There Is No Quick Answer to Your Relationship Problems (And What You Can Do About It)

Liz Higgins | Posted 01.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Liz Higgins

Most people, including myself, seek to understand the "why" in their relationship problems. Why does he always do that? Why is she so needy? Why do...

Talk About Money Now to Save Your Relationship Later

Liz Higgins | Posted 01.08.2016 | Money
Liz Higgins

It is no secret that money is one of the top reasons couples divorce and break up. You would also probably be shocked to know how many couples getting married (as in, about to spend their entire lives together) have not discussed their finances.

In Sickness and in Health

Heather Caro | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Heather Caro

I have a bone to pick with Walt Disney - for a couple of reasons. 1. He has something against mommies. From Bambie to Snow White, Aladdin to The L...

Help Your Partner Give You What You Want

Liz Higgins | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Liz Higgins

In relationships, there is often a miscommunicated expectation that you should know how your partner feels, what they need, and vice versa. One of the...

Make Your Relationship Better By Being You

Liz Higgins | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

You won't find your ideal partner by being who you think they want you to be. Now, don't get me wrong... you may get them in the heat of the moment. But this will ultimately lead you into a fantasy of a relationship that leaves you feeling unfulfilled and unseen further down the road. That only leaves you with one other choice...be yourself.

Making a Couple's Annual Goal's List

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 12.30.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

We have all heard of New Year's resolutions and goals. It is something that comes up often this time of year. People ask you what you are giving up, or what you are going to make the point of doing this coming year.