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Healthy Relationships

Empowering Teens to End Dating Violence

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

As an emergency physician and a mother of a 6-year-old daughter, I recognize how essential it is to talk about the need for healthy relationships early and to model them at home.

Is This the Key to an Exciting Life? New Research

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Perhaps the lesson is that we should spend less time trying to manufacture excitement and more time trying to nurture healthy relationships. The biggest turn on in life might just be knowing someone's always in your corner.

This Valentine's Day, It's Time for Real Sex Ed for NYC

Joan Malin | Posted 02.12.2015 | New York
Joan Malin

As a leading sexual health care provider in New York City, Planned Parenthood of New York City knows all too well that the gaps that remain in New York City's sexual health education have a significant impact on young people's wellbeing.

3 Reasons Why Lying Doesn't Work in Relationships

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I read an article over the weekend in which the author encouraged us to lie, especially to our loved ones. I had to re-read his words because I could ...

3 Essential Friends to Have When You're Single

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.10.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Friendship is one of life's great gifts, when you have friends who support you and enhance your life. It is always important to carefully choose the company you keep. Here are the three essential types of friends to have when you're single!

The Mindset Shift That Transformed My Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

For years I was unfulfilled in my relationships. I felt like I was giving more and trying more then what I was receiving in return. I was drained and tired.

6 Ways to Keep Porn From Damaging Your Life and Relationships

August McLaughlin | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
August McLaughlin

While some people feel that porn enhances their sex lives and relationships, continually more are suffering from the downsides. If porn only brings you benefits, fantastic! Watch on. If not, or if you're unsure, here are some ways you can keep it from interfering with your health and happiness.

The Lowdown On Breakups: How to Spot a DUD

Christina Pesoli | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Christina Pesoli

To understand a DUD (deliberate under-dating) breakup, you have to rewind the story of the person suffering from it -- because behind every person suffering from a DUD breakup, there's usually an earlier breakup that set the stage.

Do You Fight Fair?

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 01.23.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Wendy Rice

There are some people who get ugly and abusive when they argue, and there are others who can discuss and argue and be productive.

Can I Ever Trust Men Again?

Tanner Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women
Tanner Kennedy

You are what you attract. These men are simply of reflection of yourself. There is something that has happened that has caused you not to fully trust yourself to care for, protect and nurture your own heart. The foundation of any amazing relationship starts with self-love.

You've Grown as a Person, He Hasn't: What Happens to the Relationship?

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Changing and growing as a couple, as well as individually, is a crucial key to a maintaining a strong, healthy relationship. While the safety of familiarity and a certain amount of sameness are necessary and comforting to you both, new ideas and opinions add spice to your partnership and help to keep it fresh and exciting.

Yoga-tta Acclimate to Be Bendy

Melissa Nordin | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Nordin

YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...

Some Honest Health Advice for the New Year: Tell the Truth

Ali Cherry | Posted 01.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

The more willing we are to tell the truth about how we feel, what we see and what we want, the easier it becomes and the more likely we are to realize the health benefits - to our bodies, to our relationships and yes, even to our businesses. Telling the truth is the honest path to better health.

Time, Love and Truth in a Contemplative Culture

Lauren E. Galvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Lauren E. Galvan

While this breakup is going to be a difficult journey, and while I still care for and love my ex-boyfriend, the best part is that, now, I have all the time in the world to myself. I'm free of wanting. And I'm free of waiting.

Marriage: A Transgender Man's Perspective

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

What happened after he met the love of his life and got engaged? Fortunately, Ryan, agreed to indulge my inquisitiveness and answer some of the questions I had about his life, his marriage and being a husband, as a transgender man.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

Is Your Relationship Unhealthy? 2 Questions To Ask

Posted 01.05.2015 | Dr. Phil

In his “Tip of the Day,” Dr. Phil explains that we need to constantly reassess if our relationship as a couple is working. How do you do that? “...

Why I'm Finally Ready For An Emotional Attachment After Years Of Hot Sex

Erica Jagger | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions. The word 'resolution' just feels like it's meant to be broken, and what's the point of setting yourself up for failure?

3 Things to Remember When You're Trying to Fix Your Breakup

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.28.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

When breakups happen, we have the tendency to go into a mode where we obsess over all of our mistakes and wish that we had done things differently.

How Grace and Guts Help Us to Get Up and Leave

Dana O'Dell | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

I participated in a controversial conversation recently about why we [women] tend hang onto people and situations that no longer serve us, such as job...

Why Your Career Is Ruining Your Relationship

Alexis Pierce | Posted 01.20.2015 | Women
Alexis Pierce

There's nothing better than being appreciated and respected for your professional success by your partner. Use these steps to bring your best to both aspects of your life so you can give yourself and your partner more freedom to love and be loved.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.19.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.14.2015 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Before checking emails or answering phone calls, take the time to simply just be with your partner. Enjoy early morning hugs and kisses without thinking about all the stuff you have to do. Focus completely on the present moment of just being with them.

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...