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Relationship Advice

11 Secrets to Choosing the Right Friends

Stacia Pierce | Posted 10.24.2014 | Women
Stacia Pierce

Do you know that you can accurately predict where you'll be five years from now? You can easily know where you'll be going, what you'll be doing, and what your income level will be. If you want to know how, the answer is simple: by the company you keep.

The Two Languages of Love and Connection: Separate Yet One

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.

Gabrielle Bernstein On Finding Love After Suffering An Enormous Loss

OWN | Posted 10.24.2014 | OWN

Four years ago, 25-year-old Eli suffered a tragic loss when his brother and father passed away within six months of one another. As he tries to move f...

How Being #3 on My Partner's List Showed Me My Scars and Healed Them at the Same Time

Lauren Noren | Posted 10.23.2014 | Women
Lauren Noren

I let go. I let the weight of my head rest against his firm shoulder. I let my body soften. My eyes swelled up with tears and I let the tears stream down my face, hitting his shoulder on their descent.

Take That, Breakup!

Annabel Acton | Posted 10.23.2014 | Divorce
Annabel Acton

This week I sat down with Laura Jack, a Transformational Life Coach and Grief Recovery Specialist to get her perspective on how to take action on a break-up. Her insight is as eye-opening as it is helpful.

Is Your Relationship Making You Crazy? Here's How to Stop the Madness

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Well-intentioned and devoted partners of crazy-making people become obsessive in trying to find the magic potion that will make their partners happy and appreciative of their efforts. But, every time they think they've got it right, they find themselves, as if in a bad dream, back at ground zero.

Why You Shouldn't Apologize For Loving Someone

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
James Russell Lingerfelt

I've made it a rule in my personal life to never apologize for loving people, even if that love is never returned. To be unloving is the other person's problem, not mine.

The Challange of Invasiveness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Both of these types need work regarding invasiveness: the caretaker needs stronger personal boundaries, while the taker needs to be more conscious of not being invasive with others.

How I Found My Mr. Happily Ever After

Keyon Bayani | Posted 10.21.2014 | Weddings
Keyon Bayani

If you want to be married or in a long term relationship, but find yourself attracting Mr. Won't Commit, or, Mr. I Don't Believe in Marriage, I'll tell you why -- it's because you're not being upfront.

Putting the Breaks on a Back-Peddling Man

Susan Winter | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

The need to control an undesirable situation by pushing or pulling a partner into compliance is the root of all torment. All we can do is improve ourselves. We can't coerce others or make them want us. But we can show up in a way that allows us to shine, no matter what the outcome.

What His Body Language Is Telling You

GalTime | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women

With men, it is really common for actions to speak louder than words. Understanding his physical cues can sometimes be just as important as what he is saying to you. Here are some signs to look out for that there may be more to what he's saying

Taylor Swift Gave Selena Gomez Pretty Great Relationship Advice

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

If only we could all be BFFs with Taylor Swift. Recently, Selena Gomez opened up to the ladies of "The Talk" about an awesome piece of advice she g...

Why NOT to Put Your Best Foot Forward on a Date

Phoebe Fox | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

There's a strange phenomenon that can occur when talking to someone we might be romantically interested in, versus conversing with almost anyone else -- friends, coworkers, clerks, servers: Alien life-forms take over our mouths. We clam up. Or we say inane things.

3 Steps for Busy People to Create Success in Love

Jenev Caddell | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Jenev Caddell

We don't give relationships enough credit in this world. As a result, people suffer and tolerate mediocre relationships, feeling drained and exhausted as a result, sometimes without even realizing how much better things could be if things were different in the love department.

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

11 Pieces Of Relationship 'Advice' You're Probably Sick Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.17.2014 | Divorce

We all know someone who constantly offers unwanted commentary on our relationships: Still single? "You need to get yourself out there!" Happily couple...

Let's Talk: Mistakes You Probably Make When Talking To Your Spouse

KnowMore TV | Posted 10.17.2014 | Weddings
KnowMore TV

If you're married, then you're probably familiar with the knot you get in your stomach when you have to bring up a sensitive issue with your spouse. Discussing difficult topics -- whether it be about money, parenting, sex, etc.-- is never easy, and there are many things you can say or do that make the situation worse.

You Need a Vacation... Without Your Kids

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 10.17.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

We parents give so much of our energy to our kids that we don't have much left for our partners, or ourselves. We often end up last on our own priority lists, and the things we once loved to do now seem like luxuries or frivolities, rather than the very things that make us who we are.

14 Men Open Up About The Devastation Of Divorce

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.16.2014 | Divorce

There is a common misconception that women are more heartbroken after divorce than men are -- picture the cliché divorcee trying to put her life back...

'I Don't Want to Marry My Fiancé'

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

Rather than plan a wedding, you'd rather break your engagement. And you should. If you aren't feeling it, you aren't feeling it. But I say go a step further, and just end the relationship.

How Texting Is Wrecking Your Relationship

Brian Hanley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

As night falls and darkness rolls in, I picture you sitting there, knuckles white as a ghost as you clasp your cold phone, laughing hysterically with your girlfriends. Laughing because I said too much, or maybe too little, or took too long.

10 Reasons Why A Dirty House Is Good For Your Marriage

Em & Lo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Dirty, messy houses can be annoying, stressful, and, yes, smelly. But sometimes, it simply can't be helped. And when it can't, stressing about your messy house just makes a bad day worse.

Reasons Why Trash-Talking Your Spouse Is Bad For Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Anything you say can and will be used against you. Your husband will store all these negative comments and will dredge them up every chance he gets. He will hold a grudge against you in regards to the comments.

The Day I Realized I Was No Longer The Woman My Husband Wanted

Traci Bild | Posted 10.23.2014 | Weddings
Traci Bild

I was no longer the girl my husband married, but I realized it before it was too late because he was too kind to tell me. It terrifies me to think how different my life and that of my children might have been if I had ignored the warning signs and not put my marriage on the list.

Are You In A Walking Dead Relationship?

Joshua Pompey | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Joshua Pompey

These horrific and terrifying relationships surround us every single day, often forcing us to question the true nature of humanity as we know it. With divorce rates aggressively rising each decade, perhaps its time we attack this problem at its core.