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Deal Breakers

7 Signs Your Significant Other Is Entirely Wrong For You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.18.2016 | Divorce

In the early days of a relationship, it's tempting to overlook the warning signs that you and your partner may not be right for each other. But there ...

Can Good Marriages Have Unresolved Conflicts?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Simply put, it is not the presence of conflict that stresses the relationship; it is the manner in which the couple responds. Positive, respectful communication about differences helps keep a marriage thriving.

3 Dating Deal-Breakers: How to Know if He or She Is Not the One

Sheridan Kesselman | Posted 09.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheridan Kesselman

It's always an exciting feeling to get that knot of anticipation in your tummy before a first date. Part of that is because there's always the chance...

The Differences Aren't the Problem

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.31.2016 | 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.

The Real Deal About Deal Breakers

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.10.2016 | 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.

If People Were Honest About Their Dating Deal Breakers

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.06.2015 | Divorce

There's a reason first dates are almost universally dreaded: Make one false move (mentioning an ex, wearing bright orange Crocs) and your chances of s...

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Strengthening the shared commitment and practicing mutual generosity, compassion, honesty, kindness, and respect are all ways of maximizing the likelihood of not only staying together, but of experiencing greater fulfillment over time.

Relationship Deal Breakers

Natasha Burton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

We all have those non-negotiable standards when it comes to relationships -- habits, qualities, characteristics, details and so on -- that we will simply not stand for. However, it's important reevaluate these from time to time in order to make sure you're not automatically ruling out someone who could totally be husband material.

5 Reasons The Men You Date Aren't Meeting Your Expectations

Ivy Allen | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Ivy Allen

Very few men are going to know what you want, when you want it and how you want it. My grandmother used to say, "You must summer and winter, and summer and winter, with a man to truly know him," and for him to truly know you. Give a man the chance to know you.

When Is a Deal Breaker Not a Deal Breaker?

Phoebe Fox | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Here's the strange, fluid thing about deal breakers: They are like Schrödinger's cat. They both are and are not absolute.

8 Recipe Deal Breakers

Anne Maxfield | Posted 04.26.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

What are the deal breakers, or stallers, when it comes to recipes? Here are a few that popped into my head.

Rule #1: Make Fewer Rules

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger According to Urban Dictionary--and maybe Liz Lemon--a deal breaker in a relationship is "the catch...

The Way Out

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

In all of my experiences with bad dates after my divorce, I have realized that one of the hardest things to do is to let someone know that you are not interested in seeing them again, especially if they want to see you.

10 Things That Gross Us Out At The Spa

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.13.2013 | Style

It's not often that we indulge in a little R&R at a day spa, but once we book a salon appointment, we have really high expectations. If the experience...

The Online Dating Decoder

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 07.07.2013 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

When someone writes a profile, it is to attract someone, but also to let someone know what attributes are important. The same goes to emails or conversations in the beginning stages of talking to someone. Here are some clues to help you discern what people are really saying.

Smoking, Not Flossing, Soda For Breakfast: What’s Your Biggest Health Turnoff?

Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to standards of health, there are the by-the-book rules, like eating enough servings of fruits and veggies and shooting for 30 minutes o...

Why I’m Terrified Gaining Weight May Ruin My Marriage

Rachel Eddey | Posted 06.07.2012 | Divorce
Rachel Eddey

I have a friend whose husband said he would divorce her if her weight ever reached Pretty Big Number (PBN). The woman in question is five feet tall, currently weighs 110, and is in relative control of her health.

Best Books To Fix Your Relationship?

Your Tango | Melissa Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When compiling this list of the best relationship books of the past decade, some overriding themes were apparent: Men are sex-obsessed cave men. Women...