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7 Keys To A Fantastic Marriage

Terri Britt | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

I let go of what a marriage is "supposed" to look like and, instead, created a different way of loving the man in my life. I'd like to share with you seven keys that I believe are the foundation of a fantastic marriage.

Taylor Swift: Is It Okay To Get Over The Old With The New?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Considering how recently Taylor's last relationship ended, these events have raised speculation as to whether this is simply a ploy for media attention, an attempt to make her ex jealous, or actually true love. Whatever the case, Taylor appears to be moving on. It raises the question, is there a necessary timeline to follow when recovering from a breakup? If so, how soon is too soon to fall in love again?

6 Ways To Be A Fabulous Partner

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

If you're aching finally to find love in the new year, forget about dating advice. And if you want to improve your relationship, we have some surpris...

If Your Marriage Matters To You, This Is How You Should Fight

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we ...

5 Things To Do When You Feel Bad About Being Single

Ravishly | Posted 06.27.2016 | Women
Ravishly

During times like this, it can start to feel like you're one of the only people who's single. You're happy for those around you (even Diana, who's only been dating this guy for, like, three months), but it's easy to start feeling bad about being on your own.

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

How To Find Common Ground When You And Your Partner Disagree

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

In midlife, our close relationships can experience considerable strain. The stress of work, family responsibilities, finances, and health problems can make you tense and irritable. Before you know it, you're in an acrid disagreement with the person you love the most.

How To Turn Attraction Into A Real Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

When spring springs, so do relationships. If we're single, we look forward to this season of growth with the hope that our human bonds will blossom, t...

How To Enjoy Intimacy Again After Body Disfigurement

Diana M. Raab | Posted 06.07.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

June 7 is National Cancer Survivors Day, which reminds me of my own bout with breast cancer back in 2001; and is also a reminder of the many people who have a difficult time with the transition to intimacy following disfigurement.

Learn to Love Your Sexual Self After Cancer

Melanie Young | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Easing back into a healthy sex life after cancer treatment is a sensitive topic. It takes learning to accept and love your body "as is" in some cases and sometimes it takes a little help. Here are four tips that can help.

Nobody Really Wants Intimacy

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Contrary to what some may think, intimacy is far more than just sex. Sex is just a mere expression of physical intimacy. But there's also intimacy on an emotional level.

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

10 Ways To Survive Your Childhood Now That You're An Adult

Ira Israel | Posted 06.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ira Israel

"People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is ...

Anxiety and Sexual Dysfunction: The Imperfect Pair

Michael Salas | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Salas

For those who are dealing with sexual dysfunction, anxiety is often not far behind. Comparison, control, and social fears can all complicate sexual relationships. Whether it's a lack of self-esteem, insecurity about sexual ability, or fear of an undesired identity, anxiety plays a role.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani: Unexpected Love?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 06.01.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Country star Blake Shelton revealed that his current love, Gwen Stefani, was "the last person" who he expected to have his back after his divorce from Miranda Lambert. They've only been together for six months, but already he's crazy about her.

The Science Behind The Profound Power Of Holding Hands

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

There’s something special about holding hands with another human being. All of us are innately conscious of how this simple act can stir an instant ...

The Biggest Misconception About Sex In Relationships

Kyle Benson | Posted 05.26.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

There is a powerful cultural script that many people agree with in terms of sex: it is believed to be instant chemistry from the very beginning. As we...

Selena and Katy: Your Boyfriend and Your Best Friend - Too Close For Comfort?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Recent images of Selena Gomez with Katy Perry's boyfriend Orlando Bloom looking cozy together had people talking, but the women cleared it up quickly ...

Is There Such Thing As Too Much Sex?

BRIDES | Posted 05.16.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

You can never get enough of a good thing, right? It turns out that sentiment might be wrong when it comes to sex.

Megan Fox: Mending a Split?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

After five years of marriage, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green had decided to call it quits. However, apparently their differences are reconcilable - the couple has reunited and is moving back in together.

Let's Have A Conversation

Phil Parker | Posted 04.29.2016 | Fifty
Phil Parker

Let's Have A Conversation! with Phil Parker Welcome to Grandpa Does Grandma: The ABCs of S...

Beyonce: Making Marriage Work?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

During the premiere of her new visual album Lemonade this past weekend, Beyoncé shared very personal moments between her and her husband, Jay Z. The ...

How to Make Love Like a Man

Jason MacKenzie | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jason MacKenzie

Sting was sitting on Oprah's couch talking about sex. It was 2003 and I was thirty years old. He waxed poetic about his hours-long lovemaking sessi...

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?