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6 Ways to Forget Your Casanova (Shia LaBeouf Is One of Them!)

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Are you dating a Casanova? Casanova (via The Urban Dictionary): A smooth-talking charmer who has mastered the art of finding, meeting, attracting a...

6 Things No One Tells You About Long-Distance Relationships

Elena Prokopets | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Elena Prokopets

Long-distance relationships suck. You may eventually discover some positive aspects, but on your "bad days" you will curse each mile separating you. Yet, if you ask me, "Is it actually worth to get into LDR?" Absolutely. Every. Single. Minute.

5 Things You Should Never Do During an Argument and What To Do Instead

Andrea Cairella | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
Andrea Cairella

One of the main internal struggles that many people face in their relationship at times is the inability to love and understand their partner when they are dealing with their own intense emotions, racing thoughts or even the physical discomfort when their own needs are not being met.

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

Lantern | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Lantern

Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, but receiving the ultimate silent treatment after several dates, or when you're in a committed relationship.

'Til Death (or Feedback) Do Us Part

Pam Costa | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

Things were going pretty well for my husband and me in our first few months of seeing a sex therapist. I let go of some not-so-helpful beliefs about sex and took ownership over my sexuality.

Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Parenting, Goodnight Guilt: How To Be A Better Parent Than You Have Ever Been

Margaret Hession | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Margaret Hession

To somehow yoke the term parenting with the concept of an obstacle course of terrors seems somewhat frightening, and honestly an unlikely partnership of sorts. And yet, ironically, this description actually comes close to describing the profound mystery of parenting Americans are faced almost every day.

Marriage Advice: 6 Ways to Stay in Love Forever

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Weddings
Shlomo Slatkin

Relationships don't coast by on autopilot. They need active effort to keep the love alive. Here is a sampling of marriage advice to stay in love forever

From Here to [Fantasy]

Pam Costa | Posted 08.04.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

What if instead of being worried about what could go wrong with the conversation, or whether my partner would be interested in doing any of the things that appeal to me, what if I could just give myself permission to think deeply about what I really wanted, and then actually say it out loud?

5 Ways to Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Will recalling the good times, minding your manners, listening attentively, inquiring deeply, and shaking it up romantically really make a difference? Is it possible to rekindle the spark that originally brought you and your partner together? Try some of these tips... and see what happens!

What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship

LittleThings.com | Posted 07.31.2015 | Weird News
LittleThings.com

What happens when you throw different sleeping styles -- and personalities -- into one bed? Or really, any two individual personalities into one of the most intimate and venerable situations we humans experience? It's actually quite fascinating.

When Divorcing, Beware of Meddlers!

Mark Baer | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

I was recently contacted to potentially mediate a litigated divorce matter prior to trial, which is rapidly approaching. My name had been included on a list from the attorneys, along with two other mediators.

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

Happiness In A Relationship Depends On One Thing

Unwritten | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Unwritten

It happened to me, before I realized it was "happening to me." Of course I still loved my family and friends. But, all of a sudden, they weren't really my top priority. I wasn't really my top priority. This is the biggest faux pas you can commit in your romantic relationship: making each other your entire life.

Are You in Good Company? (Why It Matters and How To Be Sure)

Lexi Soulios | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Lexi Soulios

Talk to anyone who has achieved a great deal and they'll remind you how critical it is to be selective about who you spend time with. I learned this myself (the hard way). Here's my story -- along with a few tips to help you determine whether someone's good company or not.

Masturbation Is Wrong. Wait. What?

Pam Costa | Posted 07.21.2015 | Women
Pam Costa

When I decided to confront what I had perceived as "low libido," I realized that if I could masturbate, then I clearly had the capacity to turn myself on. And with that realization, I began to wonder if getting over my embarrassment about masturbation might be key to unlocking the sexual tiger within.

Just Because You Can Get Married Doesn't Mean You Have to

Robert Levithan | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

The commitment between two people is about the willingness to be fully in the relationship, not about the marriage license. A vital relationship reflects who we are and our particular and personal values. It can take many forms.

Can Abuse Be Invisible?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

With horrifying allegations surrounding Rachel Dolezal's family, the subjects of physical and sexual abuse have been making headlines once again. If...

How To Be An Ex In Another Person's Life

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Madeline Wahl

An acquaintance once told me that exes who remain in communication with each other are either f*cking or fighting, and while it does seem to be true in many cases, I think there's a third way.

Relationship ROI: What Are Your Friendships Really Costing You?

Cy Wakeman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

So how do you determine whether or not these individuals are adding to your quality of life? Believe it or not, the true value of a relationship can be quantified using this simple equation:

3 Myths About Low Libido

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Costa

A year ago, my partner and I made the decision to start seeing a sex and relationship coach. Through our journey, I've debunked a few myths about l...

A Couple's Guide to Better Arguing

Sean Grover | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Sean Grover

Did you know that a good clean fight with your partner could strengthen your relationship? That's right, healthy skirmishes improve intimacy and communication.

How to Love Unconditionally

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Loving unconditionally is the commitment at the end of the day to another human being that creates long lasting relationships. It includes sacrifice and commitment. However, this does not mean that you are to accept toxic or abusive behaviors.

Can You Be Too Empathic?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Ashely Papa, writer & contributor for FOX News Magazine recently contacted me to psychologically weigh in on the topic of empathy. She wondered if thi...

My Husband Told Me I Look FAT!

Lisa Lewtan | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Lewtan

The other night my husband told me I looked FAT! At least that was what I "heard."

Strength in Our 22 Years of Marriage

Lisa Katz | Posted 05.27.2015 | Weddings
Lisa Katz

With today being my 22nd wedding anniversary, I am consumed with feeling nostalgic and hopeful; nostalgic for the wonderful years of memories we have had and hopeful for all of the new memories we have yet to create.