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Reasons We Lie, and How it Can Ruin Relationships

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 03.03.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

While there are many situations in which people lie and make excuses, there are also many reasons behind them. Some may be obvious, and some might surprise you. Some may even make you understand people a little better, and not only think that it is bad people that lie.

Good Relationships Take Hard Work

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

So, since there's surprisingly little out there about this kind of work, here are my top five "Hard Work" suggestions for making your relationships mutually satisfying for life:

What Is a Happy Marriage?

Mindy Utay | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mindy Utay

Let's assume that I chose to focus on encouraging my partner to be the best they can be. What if their idea of a "best self" is different from mine? What if they fail, or get frustrated? What happens to my own needs if I am focusing on theirs? What does this do to our relationship?

14 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From A Couple Married 72 Years

YourTango | Posted 02.26.2016 | Weddings

You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better than people who have loved each other over seven decades.

2 Nights in Palm Springs: Korakia and Riviera

Carly Cylinder | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

Tranquil. Inspiring. Enticing. A few ways to describe Korakia Pensione, a well-known gem nestled up against the mountains in Palm Springs. We arrive o...

5 Unbearable Couples Everyone Knows

Samantha Greaves | Posted 02.25.2016 | Women
Samantha Greaves

The dramatics are the couple no one likes being around. They constantly argue over the most insignificant things, and they argue about it in front of you. These arguments make people very uncomfortable, because in their barrage of insults, they reveal things better left unsaid.

3 Things My Husband Wished He Knew Before Marriage

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.24.2016 | Women
Liz Higgins

Becoming more true to himself led my husband to make some pretty big changes in his life; changes that I heard him saying he wished he had known before we ever got married. While it's always easier to look back and think "should have, could have, would have," I can't help but be grateful for the way things have turned out.

Budapest Travel for Couples: Music, Romance, Restaurants and Wine

David Code | Posted 02.25.2016 | Travel
David Code

A dinner party. When arriving in a new country, who wouldn't love to be invited to a dinner party with locals?

Actually, It's OK To Go To Bed Angry -- And 6 Other Couple's Sleeping Myths To Stop Believing, Today

Posted 03.09.2016 | Healthy Living

From 1951 to 1957, real-life spouses Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz portrayed a married couple on TV’s “I Love Lucy” -- a married couple who slept ...

Working With Your Spouse

Nicole Williams | Posted 02.19.2016 | Women
Nicole Williams

Yes, you love him, but could you work with him? It might sound hard to imagine, but it can happen: The fleeting interoffice romance turns into a serious relationship. Or you both decide to leap from jobs you hate into a new business venture together. Whatever the cause, suddenly you are romantic and professional partners.

4 Inspiring Couples On The Boundless Beauty Of Black Love

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices

Black love is beautiful. And these four couples are proof of that beauty. Grammy award winner Chrisette Michele and her fiancé Doug Ellison, "Love an...

Men vs. Women -- Hormones -- a Transgender Perspective

Charlize Veritas | Posted 02.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlize Veritas

As someone who transitioned in her mid-thirties, I have had the opportunity to see both the male and female worlds from the inside.

37 Tiny Moments That Add Up To Real Love

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.20.2016 | Women

It's easy to put pressure on a romantic relationship during specific occasions: a proposal, Valentine's Day, a birthday, an anniversary, a wedding. Bu...

5 Things Every Couple Needs to Do Before They Get Married | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings

You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step?

The Big Leap

Marisa Leigh | Posted 02.16.2016 | Women
Marisa Leigh

If there was no such thing as failing, what would you do, who would you be, what would you create? These are the questions I am asking myself and these are the questions I am asking you!

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

You always have the choice to resolve your karma on your end without the other person around. Knowing when to hold on in the hopes of improving the relationship and when to walk away from the entire situation can be tricky, but there are a six signs that it's definitely time to let go:

Couples Try Watching Porn Together in "My First Time"

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.13.2016 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

First times are a popular YouTube social experiment these days - lesbians touching a penis for the first time, gay men touching boobs for the first time, the list goes on. It's funny and click-baity, sure, but people are also learning more about their own sexualities and thoughts on body image.

10 Tips To Prepare You For Your Boudoir Session

Marisa Leigh | Posted 02.12.2016 | Women
Marisa Leigh

For those of you that have a boudoir shoot coming up here are some fabulous boudoir preparation tips to help you day go a smooth as it can. 1. Do Br...

These Are Your Single Friends After Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | John Trowbridge | Posted 02.12.2016 | Comedy

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, which means single people all over the world will be kicked in the ribs once again. But hey, it doesn't have to b...

How to End a Fight When There's No Resolution: A Valentine's Day Story

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 02.12.2016 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

I don't hang onto much. I think I'm pretty low-maintenance when it comes to Valentine's Day: I don't want to go out to an expensive dinner, I do not ever ask for jewelry, and I don't even like red roses. But you f*ck with my vintage-looking heart tree, and I'll cut you.

5 Ways to Rekindle Your Love, Revitalize Relationships

Jodi Aman | Posted 02.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jodi Aman

The energy you put forth to make my relationships better is not a sacrifice. When you give to a good, mutual relationship, you get back much more than you give. When you don't give, you are drained by the tension and disappointment.

Are You Being Shamed for Being Single? Here's What to Do

Richie Frieman | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Richie Frieman

Some people believe it's "wrong," even odd, to be single. Apparently if you're single and OK with it, people will look at you like you have two heads--both of which you should hang in shame. Well, according to many of you, there is a stigma surrounding being single, and I for one think we need to address it.

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

5 Ways to Be the Best Partner in a Jewish/Interfaith Relationship

Lindsey Silken | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Lindsey Silken

Of course there is no such thing as the "best partner," but you want your loved one to feel that you are their best partner, right? Whether you're dating, married or seriously committed, the best gift you can give your loved one is to be supportive.

5 Intentional Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Here are five ways to start cultivating intentional intimacy: