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Healthy Relationships

How Much Do Partners Need to Share?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

There is a place for privacy in loving, trusting relationships, and it's important to remember that a person's request for privacy doesn't mean he's up to no good. Similarly, putting your significant other on your shortlist of those with access to your info does not necessarily mean you have intimacy or connection.

Sudden Retirement: Wows and Warnings

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Suzette Standring

For years, David's work schedule had him out of the house at sunrise, returning way past sundown. Now he's home with me 24/7, and as a couple, we have much to relearn about each other in that sudden togetherness. Apparently, I talk out loud to myself... a lot.

How Much Do You Value Your Freedom?

Jo Warwick | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Jo Warwick

With each surrender of your attention, energy and time accepting other people's expectations, regulations and perceptions without question or resistance, you're slowly building a prison for yourself.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

3 Strategies to Guarantee We'll End Up Alone

Tracy Crossley | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

When we're vulnerable, honest and letting the "real us" show, we stand a much greater chance of actually getting closer to the other person. We don't bond over our perfection. We create intimacy through our imperfections.

The Meaning of Self-Respect

Jessica Halepis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Jessica Halepis

My heart goes out to my younger self, and I wonder on occasion what my life would look like today if she'd had the wherewithal to make different choices. If she hadn't felt it necessary to carve herself up like a cake and hand out the pieces with a smile on her face.

'I've Got Your Back'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One of the wonderful things we have to offer each other in our relationships is to have each other's back. Being alone with difficult challenges is very hard. But all too often, this is not how couples relate to each other.

Saying Yes to Life by Learning to Say No

Margalit Ward | Posted 03.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Margalit Ward

It's 7:00 a.m., I'm lying in bed deciding whether I should get up, go back to sleep or attempt to meditate when I suddenly have the realization that w...

Why Happy Families Require 12 Great Relationships (or Maybe 11)

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

Group relationships are complex. But they're worth it. When you look around the table and realize, "we all really like each other," you're destined for great things.

So This is Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Weddings
Galit Breen

I didn't want him to go, missing him and needing his presence here -- with me, with our babies -- trumped everything else. But this time things were different; we're different, and so is our marriage.

Think You've Found True Love This Valentine's Day? 12 Signs It's Endless Love (and 10 Signs It's Gotta End)

Avril Carruthers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Avril Carruthers

There are no guarantees for any relationship. You can't know for sure that it will last a lifetime because we're not static beings, but living, growing individuals.

The One: How to Tell If You've Met That Game Changer Girl

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 04.15.2014 | Style
Lindsey Kesel

Men are not known for being super intuitive, so this is your guide to spotting your Game Changer early on, so you don't screw it up and regret it later on.

Tips for Meaningful Dating After a Breakup

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, there seems to be this sudden urgency to connect and find a date for this so-called "holiday." For many, it is troublesome to be alone and this holiday becomes the catalyst for singles to re-enter the world of dating.

The 5 Healthiest Ways to Spend a Single Valentine's Day

Napala Pratini | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

Being single on Valentine's Day can be the worst. If you want to avoid the sugar crash and hangover on Feb. 15, here are five healthy ways for singles -- or anyone else -- to enjoy your best Valentine's Day yet.

If I Can't Accept You at Your Worst, Then Maybe You Should Stop Being So Horrible

Matt Walsh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Matt Walsh

Newsflash: It's not OK to be selfish, impatient, and out of control. These traits, while common, are unacceptable. They should not be accepted, least of all by the people you claim to love. This philosophy is poison, and it stretches beyond one offensive quote from a 20th century Playboy Bunny.

How to Move On After Every Failure

Amancay Tapia | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amancay Tapia

In life, there will be times when dreams get shattered. When that one thing you blindly believed was going to work out doesn't. Most of us have been there, in a place outside our comfort zone. A place where we feel lost and lack the energy and self-belief needed to start again. But fear not.

The Art of Listening

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

Behind the words is where the heart lies. That's where you get to connect to another human being on a whole different level. For me, that is how my well gets filled -- by really seeing people and learning about them.

6 Ways To Build Stronger Relationships

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

Don't settle for a "good-enough" relationship. Seize the moment to try new things together, practice new behaviors, and get back in touch with your love for each other. Try to do something good for the relationship every day.

16 Things Your Boyfriend Should Be Telling You

Mark Radcliffe | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Mark Radcliffe

Dear Ladies Who Are On The Fence About Whether Or Not to Dump The Guy Who's Taking You For Granted: Here's what you should be hearing from the guy who's worthy of your time.

The Sustaining Weave of Small Gestures

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

Small gestures matter. The light supports and helps get us through, however small the flame. Many small flames make a fire. Many threads weave strong fabric.

Divorce Confidential: When Divorce Is a Bad Idea

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce is a long, emotional process and the decision to divorce shouldn't be taken lightly or made impulsively. It is important to note that there is always time to change your mind, even if the divorce train is well on its way.

It Is Never Too Late to Have a Happy Adulthood

Robin Palmer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Palmer

They are so good together and their joy is contagious. Their love and gratitude for each other is palpable. And, as a woman entrepreneur and inventor, I am regularly buoyed by their youthful optimism and encouraging support.

4 Questions To Ask When Going Through Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.03.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

In a divorce there are a million concerns that are swirling around in your head as you embark on this daunting and overwhelming process. One of the ways to ease your concerns is to be educated about the divorce process.

Sex and Dating After Cancer

Lisa Masters | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

After my divorce, I thought that there was no way any man would want to be with me because of my deformities... especially at my age. I was so very wrong.

Do Not Say Grace This Thanksgiving

Amanda Deverich | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Deverich

Saying grace is a blessed thing to do -- offering grace via action brings blessings to the table. Serving up grace is no easy task in the midst of a Thanksgiving hullabaloo.