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Codependents Also Hurt Their Children

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Ross A. Rosenberg

Although the codependent parent is harmed by their narcissistic partner, their codependency should not be considered a valid excuse for not protecting their children.

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?

8 Pieces of Advice I Wish I'd Listened To Before I Married

Divorced Moms | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Hindsight is indeed 20/20.

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

Julie Santiago | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Julie Santiago

Whether we like it or not, we are ALL fed this FAIRY TALE story about relationships our entire lives only to realize that the real work begins when the newness wears off and LIFE starts to happen. Happily ever after is possible but maybe just not every hour of every day!

'My Husband Made Me Stay In A Job I Hated And I Still Resent Him'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.21.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I believe that you and your husband could potentially repair this marriage, but it would be a paradigm shift. You would need to openly acknowledge and explore the toxic patterns that you both perpetuated in this marriage for the past decade or more.

Dear Hubby: Please Just Listen

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.18.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

I know that we are busy trying to raise our family, excel in our careers and keep our heads above water. But, I can't do this without you. We can't do this without one another. Please, look at me and notice my hurt. Please stop what you are doing, turn off the tv and put down your phone -- then sit with me and let me release.

I Found 'The One' But I'm Not Ready For Marriage

Rachael Yahne | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachael Yahne

I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. We've lived in four cities together, and we share our home, our creative work and our dreams with each other. He's the one, and I plan to marry him. But not today. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.

Today I Positively Celebrate My Ex-Wife

Bill Douglas | Posted 04.14.2016 | Divorce
Bill Douglas

April 14 is National Ex Spouse Day. Who knew! I didn't, and now that I'm enlightened I want to positively celebrate my ex. Sounds crazy, huh? You probably think I'm a lunatic to do this given all I've written about recovering from divorce, being a divorced entrepreneur, a single dad, etc.

How Having A Baby Ruined My Idea Of A Perfect Marriage

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Michelle Dempsey

He used to look at me from across a crowded bar or party with eyes that subtly hinted, "Let's get out of here." Now, he looks at me from across the house with eyes that basically scream, "You could use a shower, a glass of wine, or maybe something stronger."

Facebook Couples, True Love or Not So Much?

Bill Flanigin | Posted 04.12.2016 | Divorce
Bill Flanigin

Whether you're from Mars or Venus shouldn't matter here. The secret is the same for all of us. Relationships aren't "work". I hate that phrase. If you're working too hard on your relationship, you may be with the wrong person. The real phrasing is that real love means growing and evolving and being open to that transformation together as a couple.

5 Allergens to Avoid in the Dating World

Ms. Canyon Girl | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Ms. Canyon Girl

In my mind, I have focused on four or five things that I know are deal breakers for me. I have come to think of these things as allergens. Just as someone may be allergic to pollen or fur, I am hypersensitive to certain allergens. My body will experience an adverse reaction if I am exposed to these annoying and dangerous allergens.

Can Movie Night Replace Couples Therapy?

Ellen Huerta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Ellen Huerta

A little while ago we shared research that found that couples who Netflix together stay together. But can the perks of therapy be had without leaving the loveseat? According to a University of Rochester study, yes.

26 Ways Couples Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings

There's no denying that saying "I love you" is hugely important in any happy, healthy relationship. But finding ways to show your partner just how muc...

The Wedding Invitation I Almost Didn't Send

Eve Sturges | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

The more I tried to change my thinking, the more ashamed I felt for it. So, as my wedding day approached, I did what adults who swear that they are confident and way past worrying about what other people think don't do: I called my parents and told them that I didn't want my sister at my wedding.

5 Secrets Of Extraordinary Couples

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

Solid couples adorn themselves, their family members and each other with kindness -- leaving little room for resentment and negativity. They add more positive interactions throughout the day and support one another through gratitude, admiration and laughter!

8 Fights Divorced Men And Women Regret Having When They Were Married

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.01.2016 | Divorce

It's never just about the dirty dishes in the sink or forgetting to drop the kids off at soccer. When you're married, the arguments you get into have ...

How Staying Married Has Helped Me Be My Own Person

Lori Osterberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

'How do you do it? You've been married for 28 years, and you still like each other. What's the secret?' Yes, if you look at us now, you'd think we were in a new relationship. We laugh together. We giggle. We hold hands. But it hasn't always been that way.

'I Lost 50 Pounds And My Wife Wants Me Even Less'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

I empathize with you.  It would be great if your wife was happy and gushing over your hot new bod.  And congrats on your weight loss.  But, my congratulations do nothing for your sex life so let's turn to how your wife may be feeling.

Daddy Issues: It Isn't Who You Are, It's What You've Been Through

Michelle Dempsey | Posted 03.31.2016 | Divorce
Michelle Dempsey

On a first date with the last guy I dated before meeting my husband, he casually asked, in between sake shots, "So your parents are divorced, huh? You don't have all sorts of crazy daddy issues, do you?" Why yes, unkind sir. Yes, I do.

'My Family Is Making My Bad Marriage Worse

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.28.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Reader Rock and Hard Place writes, I can't afford couples therapy, couldn't find someone affordable when I had a job either. I'm a stay at home mom n...

Time Hacks for Sizzling Sex

Dr. Debra Campbell | Posted 03.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debra Campbell

Love is the essential energy and quality of presence in the ordinary moments of life -- past, present and future that makes all our moments extraordinary. Those extraordinary moments add up to the sum of our lives.

I Love You Baby, I Can't Get You Out of My Mind -- Love, Affection and Desire in Marriage

Oluseye Ashiru | Posted 03.21.2016 | Weddings
Oluseye Ashiru

True Talk. Love is to be expressed. You can't claim to love your spouse if you don't say or show it -- in fact, you may even say it and he/she won't believe because you don't show it.

A 3-Step Formula That Will Boost Your Sex Life Today

Dr. Jeff Kane | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jeff Kane

Remember, the more you fertilize your relationship the greater the connection you will feel and the faster you will want to drive home after you get off work!

8 Signs Your New Partner Is Worthy Of Your Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.18.2016 | Divorce

You may have struck out in the past with romantic partners, but that's no reason to give up on love. Below, relationship experts share eight standout ...

Must Read Tax Tips for LGBT Couples

David Rae | Posted 03.15.2016 | Queer Voices
David Rae

Whether you've been together for years or decades, as newlyweds your 2015 taxes may be the first time as an LGBT married couple you'll be filing jointly on your federal return.