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Looking Up From Your Phone Promotes Health and Intimacy

Ornish Living | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Technology, for all of its wonder, can never laugh with us, cuddle us, or pass us a tissue to dry our tears.

Cupid Is Stupid

Vicki Abelson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Abelson

I've been sober for 12 plus years. I've been single for four and a half. The last time I slept in the warm embrace of a man was... well... let's just say it was two presidents ago. And one had a double term. When you do the math, it's a pretty shitty equation.

Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women's Health" will feature frank talk on topics too often ignored

Kathy Kastan | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Kastan

Healthcare providers -- and the rest of us -- need to recognize that these very personal health concerns are more common than we think. And PFD issues affect the overall wellness of women and their partners.

New Year: New Intimacy

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Faubion

Co-authored by Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist. The most popular New Year's resolutions are abou...

5 Easy Ways To Bring Intimacy Back Into Your Marriage

Andi Wickman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Yes, finding the time for romance is a huge struggle, especially when you're exhausted and not feeling it all the time. But let's be honest: that post-sex glow? There's really nothing else like it.

How to Tell If You're in the Wrong Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

I'm a big believer in relationships. I don't often encounter couples for whom I think the outlook is hopeless. Granted, some relationships are bad for...

Why Divorce After Two Decades?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.15.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Jane Greer

It is surprising and unnerving when we hear about these couples who prevailed for so long but didn't ultimately succeed at their union. It can be hard to understand what drives people to split up after so many years together.

'We Rarely Make Love'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I cannot tell you how often couples complain to me that they rarely make love. These are generally people who love each other, who enjoy being togethe...

Are You Crazy in Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.08.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Putting trust in someone can make us feel exposed. Some people even believe that the more they care about someone, the more at risk they are for being hurt.

Are You Sabotaging Your Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Most of us treat love like an external force. It's something that happens to us, strikes us like an arrow or overcomes us like a storm. There is a problem with thinking of love this way, and that is that it can slant our focus outward.

5 Reasons To Consider Divorce

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

A good reason to keep working on your marriage is when both you and your partner are invested and committed. Otherwise if you find yourself stuck in the same old depressing patterns, you may wish to tackle your fear of change.

How To Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.

13 Questions to Figure Out If They're the One

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Sharing chemistry with someone is a rare treasure. But knowing early on whether a person is right for you is equally necessary for your well-being. Ponder the answers to these 12 questions to discover your partner's true place in your life and reveal if they're really the one.

5 Important Relationship Resolutions

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So what can we do to give ourselves our best chance of maintaining that loving feeling we have when we first realize we are falling for another person? Here are five resolutions I believe all couples would truly benefit from taking on.

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

What This Gay Atheist Learned From Being an Evangelical Christian

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

After a few years outside the isolation of an Evangelical community, these are values I find most lacking in the mainstream and would pass on to others who are still building their own identities.

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

The 6 Most Common Enemies of Intimacy

Randi Gunther | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

The struggling partners I work with have often slipped into these destructive patterns without even realizing it. Had they been able to see them earlier, they could have stopped the damage they had wreaked.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Mothers and Lovers: From Parenting to Romance

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Jennifer Cullen

Yes, old(er) people still have sex. And my sexuality is important to me, to my marriage and to my vagina. So remaining a sexual being is a necessity. Even if I have to schedule it.

A Sexual Dry Spell

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.25.2015 | Weddings
Jennifer Cullen

Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.

6 Powerful Things to Say (and Never Say) to Your Partner

Alexandra Harra | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If we're too quick to speak under the influence of emotion and indifferent to what we say, we may soon see the threads of our loving bond loosen. Bear in mind these six verbal principles to solidify your relationship through the power of your language.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

9 Simple Ways To Build Intimacy In Your Relationship

Bustle | Posted 01.14.2015 | Weddings
Bustle

The more you spend time with your SO because you want to -- not because you're obligated to or have automatic plans every Friday night -- the more you're likely to appreciate them and stop viewing them as a sort of breathing ottoman.