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Healthy Relationships

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.

Want a Lasting Relationship? Embrace This One Agreement

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

Positive change brings new opportunities and enthusiasm, which can be contagious and inspiring. We all know how good it feels when we're in our flow. We are more alive, more present and more connected. Isn't that what we all want for ourselves and for our loved ones?

The Value of Well-Timed Goodbyes and Art of Letting Go

Trana Pittam | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Trana Pittam

letting go a day too late can equal the difference between whether or not a person or an experience leaves your life as a fond memory or painful regret.

The Greatest Advice Ever on How to Romantically Protect Yourself

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.20.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

I am worn out by the needless tears, heartache, and crazy ex stories, all because of people's bad decision-making, so even though teaching singles to make wise choices will severely hurt my counseling practice, I am willing to take the hit.

The 5 Qualities Of Real Friends

Todd Kestin | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Todd Kestin

By teaching your kids early on the importance of these traits, chances are they'll avoid those false friendships and hold tight to the ones that truly matter.

Three People Who Live In My Head and the Words of Wisdom They Speak

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Bruce Reyes-Chow

Of course I falter more than I succeed, but I do think over the year, these words of wisdom have helped me to develop a better mental filter, to increase my use of the [BACKSPACE] key and to commit to a life of graciousness.

Why it's Important to Have Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

It's important because it separates our experience from other people's experiences. It's important because it allows us to take better care of ourselves -- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually -- so we feel so much less stressed, overwhelmed, and out of balance.

Releasing Resentments And Opening Up to Love

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Forgiveness doesn't have to be complicated -- nor does releasing our anger and resentments have to be complicated. What it ultimately boils down to is our willingness release it and heal. We are able to forgive and open ourselves to love when we make the intention to forgive, let it go, and heal.

Compromise as a Mutual Decision

Brita Long | Posted 06.26.2015 | Weddings
Brita Long

For the record, I'm not saying that a husband and wife both voluntarily choosing to take on traditional gender roles is wrong or abusive or even anti-feminist. I'm saying that forcing your spouse into that traditional role, regardless of his or her feelings, is wrong.

Want a Great Relationship? Don't Go to Bed Angry

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 06.23.2015 | Weddings
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

The first time I got married, I was young, naïve and foolish. I didn't genuinely understand what it meant to share a life with another person even th...