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Money Prep for Prospective Parents

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 09.02.2015 | Money
Nathaniel Sillin

As adults start families later in life, financial needs for childcare, college saving and retirement seem on a tighter collision course than ever before.

The Differences Aren't the Problem

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we appreciate the value of our differences, we begin to see them not as a threat, but an enhancement to our relationship. We may even see that it was the differences themselves that initially attracted us to each other in the first place.

Tandem Surfing Couples Are The Definition Of #RelationshipGoals

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weddings

Surfing and romance, it turns out, go hand in hand.  In ancient Hawaii, catching the same wave on separate boards was considered a highly romanti...

How to Have a Healthy Fight

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Too often in relationships you say you want peace, but find yourself creating war. The old adage, "sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you," is actually not true, and the memory of those hurtful words can sting for a lifetime.

How To Survive Your First Trip As A Couple

Orbitz.com | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

The reality is that spending countless days in the company of a single person can drive even the most loved-up individual to the brink of insanity.

Mindfulness of Cultural Differences and Balancing Relationships

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Manijeh Motaghy

Life is a journey of learning, shifting and growing. May yours be filled with amazing ventures and paradigms.

One Sure Thing Guys Can Do to Make Sex Better

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Sheridan Kesselman

Be creative out of bed. Yes, sounds like a simple thing to do and it really is if you're willing to put a little time and thought into it. To help you understand what I mean, I'm going to give you a few examples I've suggested to couples and have seen work wonders.

The Real Deal About Deal Breakers

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

"Deal breakers" are those behaviors or conditions that one partner is unable or unwilling to tolerate in a relationship. Because "tolerance" is a relative term and subject to everyone's unique capacity to accept varying degrees of distress or discomfort, there is no generic, one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

Expectations -- Part 2: The Boogeyman in Relationships

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 08.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

Continued from Expectations -- Part 1: Attachment to Outcomes Kills Magic." I used to have a boyfriend in my 20s who was 15 years my senior. He wou...

How I Manifested My Husband

Connie Andrea Trowbridge | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Connie Andrea Trowbridge

When I met my husband I had recently been dumped by the love of my life... through an eviction letter. Yup. I met my husband online five plus years ...

How to Wreck Your Marriage -- Part 3

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 07.31.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Finch, LICSW

Many people have unresolved issues from their past that are destroying their present relationships. These issues cloud the lenses through which they see themselves and others to such a degree that a perfectly good marriage or partnership can be completely ruined.

Totally Relatable Things Couples Around The World Fight About

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weddings

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How to Wreck Your Marriage -- Part 2

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Finch, LICSW

If you want to wreck your marriage, withdraw from your family and withhold yourself from these relationships. Be at home, but don't engage the people you live with. Keep them at arm's length. If you do engage with them, do as little as possible. Be just a roommate, and an inconsiderate one at that.

How to Wreck Your Marriage -- Part 1

Cindy Finch, LICSW | Posted 07.29.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Finch, LICSW

In order to thoroughly wreck your marriage relationship or intimate partnership, be someone who looks at their own faults through a telescope but everyone else's with a microscope. Critical people focus on the failures of others, are self-righteous and highly defensive when criticized themselves.

Everything's Negotiable. Here's How to Create a Relationship Contract

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Start with the following assumption: There is no right way to have a relationship and the most successful relationships account for the beautifully unique needs of the people in them.

Stop Calling Me Skinny

Stephen Mariani | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephen Mariani

"Stop calling me skinny." You don't hear that too often, right? Yeah, I thought so. I said this to my girlfriend the other day -- and she was quite s...

Signs Your Partner Is Too Controlling

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Below are a series of questions about some of the controlling behaviors you may have experienced. (For a more complete list, please click here). Unhealthy domination by a partner is called coercive control. It's more than just occasional nastiness or bossiness -- it affects several areas of your life and causes you to change your behavior to keep the peace.

Think They're Still Together? TV Sitcom Couples Edition

James J. Sexton | Posted 07.16.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

After facilitating the demise of unhappy marriages for over a decade, we at the firm have developed an eye for spotting which couples are solid and which are likely to end up in our office.

Boyfriend Is Cold and I Want to Fix It Before Marriage

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.10.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

This is a very sad question because it sounds like you are struggling but trying to make the best of it because you are unclear about what healthy relationships should even look like. Here is what I think.

7 Types of Relationships That Work

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.08.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

As a couples counselor and someone who asks friends about intimate details of their marriages as frequently as others ask friends about their weekend plans, I think I have learned a lot about marriages.

A Loving Realization: You Get What You Give Is a Lie

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lulu Salavegsen

"You get what you give" is a lie. A better way to phrase it to me: "Without expectation, give what you truly want out into the world, only then, wil...

How Couple Conflict Can Make You Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

stocksnap.io by Nathan Fertig We planned to spend the weekend on the Kings River with family. I was riding in the passenger seat, trying not to lose...

Dear Future Husband: 16 Things You Need To Know

Unwritten | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Unwritten

Right now, future husband, I guess you're a mystery like Bigfoot or those darned unicorns we just can't seem to track down. But I know one day when we finally meet, you'll be my best friend. And I can't be more excited to fall in love with you.

9 Awesome Honeymoon Trips No One Takes

Oyster | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We have searched high and low for some out-of-the-box, unique honeymoon ideas for those of you who are looking to mix it up on their post-wedding romp. After all, the excitement and sense of adventure you'll feel after your dream wedding is the perfect time to try something new.

New Ways Innkeepers Give You a Unique Local Experience, Part 1

BnBFinder.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

Travel industry buzz and trends point to immersion in innovative local experiences. Apparently what bed and breakfasts have done for years - offering ...