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Hugh Jackman: What Makes A Marriage Strong?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Actor Hugh Jackman's marriage to Deborra-Lee Furness has stood the test of time. He recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he spoke fondly of his wife saying, "it gets better and better" with time. They've been together for more than 20 years, and are a perfect example of a couple making marriage succeed.

5 Intentional Ways to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship

Liz Higgins | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Here are five ways to start cultivating intentional intimacy:

The 3 Most Common Sex Problems Newlyweds Face

BRIDES | Posted 02.03.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Think you've got sex down-pat? Think again. Because just because you've been doing it for...

Just Be Kind: The Only Relationship Advice You'll Ever Need

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

You may already be rolling your eyes at the vast oversimplification of this title... and if you were to go back to read the many articles I've written...

Sustaining Romance After Becoming Parents

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

A major challenge for parents, especially new parents, is finding the time to be together in ways that foster romance in their relationship. A questio...

Miley and Madonna: Love The Second Time Around

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.25.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Hearing these stories can make people believe in romance and the value of a shared history. But it also raises the questions: How do you know when an old loved has the potential to come back to life, and when is it best to leave an old relationship where it is: in the rearview mirror?

It's Awards Season, Where Are the People of Color, Where Is the Syncretism?

Tonya Pinkins | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Tonya Pinkins

My personal experience working in theater, film and television is that evolution and integration are happening, are ongoing. I experienced this on a greater level this past year in film and television than in theater.

Why You Should Kiss Like Your Life Depends On It

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

When was the last time you kissed passionately? If you can't remember you could be in trouble. Never mind the agonies of living a sexless life, a j...

New Year's Resolution for Your Relationship: More Kissing

Tamar Chansky | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

What does a kiss do? Well, it may just do more than you think and everything you need.

Relationship Resolutions for 2016

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

Although I'm about to suggest some resolutions to enrich your relationship, I recommend that you commit to just one, after first selecting carefully. You want to promise to do something that is doable now.

Self-Love and the One-Night Stand

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I have waited for sensual love my entire life. It was worth the wait and it didn't come from where I thought it would. It came from here, from me. I choose when and with whom I share it...

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2015 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

Now That I'm Married, How Do I Talk to My Spouse?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

Can you imagine your partner and yourself holding a weekly formal meeting? The idea might intrigue you, but what if it turns into a gripe sessions or a series of demands?

A Happy And Successful Relationship Depends On This 1 Thing

Heather Gray | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings
Heather Gray

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention with their words and actions.

To End or Not to End Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her. Vanessa and Jon have a ...

Say What You Want in Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

In my 30 years working with couples, I've noticed that most people have an easy time describing what they don't want in their relationship. If prompte...

A Big Sign That Your Friendship Is Superficial

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.09.2015 | OWN

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Not Knowing Is Not an Excuse

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Education
Mike Domitrz

As "Yes Means Yes" policies become more common at colleges, some scholars have argued that such policies leave too much open for interpretation and ...

How To Let Yourself Go Completely When Having Sex

Pamela Madsen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Why do so many of us not trust love and intimacy? Why do we fear death so much? Why do so many willingly hook up and have sex with people that they will never see again, but find it terrifying and dangerous to love and be truly intimate with another person?

Releasing the Barriers to Love: An Interview With Tara Brach

Mark Matousek | Posted 12.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

Tara Brach, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, lecturer and popular teacher of Buddhist mindfulness meditation. She is the author of Radical Acceptanc...

The Intimacy of Death

Erin Coriell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

One's day-to-day experience of life no longer relies solely on the mind, but of the senses too. As fleeting as life is, this present moment living, generated by the awareness of death, renders great stillness. In these moments, life and death have no separation.

Overcoming Fears of Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The fear of intimacy is based on the false belief of not being good enough. Believing this leads to fears of rejection and engulfment, which then caus...

Our Impending Uncanny Intimacy

Harry Reis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Harry Reis

Technologies just around the corner will make what we use now seem primitive and discreet by comparison. And these new, even more intimate technologies will force us to redefine relationships -- some for the better, and some for the worse.

Do You Listen to Convince or Learn?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

When you disagree with someone about something you feel strongly about, do you promptly move into high persuasion gear to try to get the person to see it your way? Doing this both creates emotional distance between the two people. It also closes off the possibility of learning something new.

What Is Love? The Answer May Surprise You

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 11.04.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Of all of the couples we see in our practice, the couples who have the most successful relationships know, or learn, that intimacy grows and is sustained not just in moments of connection, but in moments of tension.