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10 First Dates That Should Be Your Last

Lisa Dubino | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Lisa Dubino

He drinks too much. Maybe if you're in your 20s this might be excusable. But after 30 it's rude, disrespectful, and problematic. If he's going for a buzz, he's not really going for you, is he? And how's that going to affect his performance later?

Ten Signs Your Relationship Is All Wrong For You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.18.2015 | Divorce

It's easy to stay in a relationship even when you know deep down it's not going to last. In the beginning, you look beyond your partner's flaws and t...

10 Signs Your Relationship Is All Wrong For You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.17.2015 | Divorce

It's easy to stay in a relationship even when you know deep down it's not going to last. In the beginning, you look beyond your partner's flaws and t...

Five Travel Tips To Help Stop Human Trafficking

Stephanie Hepburn | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Hepburn

It's not terribly surprising to learn that many trafficking victims have been exploited in a hotel. An NGO recently launched #DoesYourHotelKnow, a new awareness campaign that alerts hotels and travelers on what to do if we think it's happening (key: you don't have to be certain, that's up to the authorities to figure out).

What Your Favorite Avenger Says About Your Love Life

Phoebe Fox | Posted 05.21.2015 | Comedy
Phoebe Fox

Ironman/Tony Stark: He's the guy everyone calls on in a pinch -- and he'll always come to the rescue, but he wants the glory for doing it, and he has no intention of sharing the spotlight. It's his way or the highway, and you're never going to mean more to him than his favorite suit.

Finally, a Therapist's Red-Flag Guide of Single Women to Avoid

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

The only way men could possibly make it through the dating scene in one piece is to learn the art of how to choose a woman who is most likely to enhance his life over the long haul, avoid the ones who are purveyors of pain, and I am here to help.

20 Relationship Red Flags -- Can You Find Them?

Dawn Hafner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Divorce
Dawn Hafner

My single friends recently shared what red flags they wish they had seen through their rose-colored relationship glasses. I set down my glass of wine long enough to take notes before the wisdom floated right out of our foggy memories.

The Pushy Guy

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 05.06.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

I ended the date not long after that. I went home angry. I was not just angry with him for being pushy and not respecting my feelings about it (which is an indication of a controlling personality), but I was angry with myself for buckling.

16 Red Flags Men And Women Ignored Until It Was Too Late

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.04.2014 | Divorce

It's easy to overlook your partner's flaws when you're in a new relationship. You're in that heady, honeymoon phase and any behavior or character flaw...

Relationship Deal Breakers

Natasha Burton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

We all have those non-negotiable standards when it comes to relationships -- habits, qualities, characteristics, details and so on -- that we will simply not stand for. However, it's important reevaluate these from time to time in order to make sure you're not automatically ruling out someone who could totally be husband material.

The Pitfalls Of Online Dating Over 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 12.06.2014 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When most of the over 50 set was last seen dating 25 years ago, meeting took place at work, school, through well-meaning if usually misguided friends, or through that urban myth of going up to someone in the grocery store (did that ever happen, or at least happen without the police being called?)

5 Signs That You Should End Your Relationship

GalTime | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women

It's right out of a Sandra Bullock movie. Two completely opposite people meet and, in spite of their polar opposite personalities, they fall in love. Opposites attract! Well... sort of.

How to Spot an Abuser Before It's Too Late

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

In my 30+ years of clinical experience, I've seen that abusers are often unable to solve conflicts verbally. Under stress, words fail them. Instead of using the small muscles around their mouth to discuss a problem, they lash out with large arm or leg muscles to relieve the tension.

ATM Skimming, Cyber Fraud Keep Bankers up at Night

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Last year there were hundreds of cyber fraud incidents that struck banks and put consumers’ personal data at risk, even though the one involving...

3 Relationship Red Flags That Should Send You Running

Posted 04.29.2014 | Divorce

Written by Adriana Velez for The Stir You've found your soul mate, you've been together for a while, and you feel like you're ready to take it to t...

Firing Your Client: When Is the Customer Not Always Right?

Debbe Daley | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Debbe Daley

As the old adage goes: "The customer is always right." When is the customer not always right? What is proper business etiquette in regards to how much...

Workplace Violence: 12 Signs Of A Dangerous Person

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.08.2014 | Business
Robert Siciliano

Workplace violence is something everyone needs to be educated about. Know the warning signs to protect yourself and your employees. The Navy Yard sho...

15 Relationship Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Brenda Della Casa

Ever feel as though you always find yourself in situations with the slightly shady? Take off the rose-colored glasses and pay attention to these bright red flags.

10 Relationship Red Flags You're Probably Ignoring

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.25.2014 | Divorce

Face it: You let a lot of annoying things about your significant other slide when you're in love. Your girlfriend orders something at a restaurant and...

5 Reasons Longer Marriages Produce Red Flag Daters

Susan Campos | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Susan Campos

In the middle of enjoying a dinner with a male friend recently, all of a sudden the mood shifted when he asked in a terse tone, "So what's the longest relationship you've ever been in?"

Is This The Biggest Relationship Red Flag?

Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce

Dating after divorce is tricky. First you have to figure out if you're really ready to get back out there, then you have to find someone you'd actuall...

Never Married And Middle Aged: Dating Dealbreaker?

Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Would you be wary of dating someone who had never been married by the time they hit middle age? That's the question Boston Globe advice columnist ...

24 Red Flags I Overlooked Before Marriage

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

Ever since we launched HuffPost Divorce, we've been asking readers to share the moment they knew their marriage was over. But as anyone who's been ...

The Shocking Thing My Father-In-Law Said Before My Wedding

Posted 06.14.2013 | Divorce

Author Pam Evans reflected on her second wedding on HuffPost Live on Tuesday, and there were several aspects of the nuptials that she deemed "red flag...

What Relationship Experts Get Wrong About Marriage

Lisa Arends | Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

I don't know about you, but I used to hold my marriage up to those checklists and, upon finding none of the warning signs in my own relationship, felt a sense of smug satisfaction.