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Relationship Advice

Embracing the Darkness and Difficulties in Your Relationship

Dina Strada | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Dina Strada

What a gift we can give someone we love by not giving up on them, but instead reaching out our arms and being there when they make it through to the other side.

Stop in the Shame of Love

Josh Sabarra | Posted 07.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

Darryl's self-serving relationship with math should have been the first sign of trouble. After all, his snow white comb-over and liver-spotted hands belied the age he claimed in his online dating profile.

The Grace Formula: How to Fight Nice

Laurie Gerber | Posted 07.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laurie Gerber

Often I teach a concept called "love is a verb." My definition of "love" is caring about the other person's experience as deeply as you care about you...

6 Steps To Protect Yourself From Toxic Friendships

Alexandra Harra | Posted 07.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Friendships should strengthen our peace of mind and contribute to our inner harmony. Consider taking these six steps the next time you sense toxicity brewing within a relationship and rediscover the joys of truly positive energy.

Crusting Over -- The High Cost of Emotional Armoring

Randi Gunther | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

If you are like most people, you were much more vulnerable and open when you started experiencing intimate relationships than you are now. Before th...

The 3 Worst Reasons to Stay in Your Dead-End Relationship

Terri Trespicio | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

Let me free you from the tyranny of these stultifying beliefs and all-around bad reasons you're staying in a relationship that has passed its prime.

How Couple Conflict Can Make You Better

Amy Crumpton | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton by Nathan Fertig We planned to spend the weekend on the Kings River with family. I was riding in the passenger seat, trying not to lose...

10 Things Every Divorced Person Needs You To Know

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.02.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Know that divorced folks are hurting in ways that may never resolve despite their best efforts to move on. Here are some tips for not shooting yourself in the foot around those who've dismantled their marriages and lives.

The 3 Worst Pieces of Advice Everyone Just Keeps Giving

Valerie Alexander | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Valerie Alexander

There are three things everyone keeps telling grads, grooms and brides that can be retired permanently by now. Three pieces of advice that have never been good for embarking on adulthood or forming a more perfect union, and today, we can finally bid them adieu.

5 Rock Solid Reasons To Date Divorced Dads

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Here are five of my top reasons why dating divorced dads can be smart, satisfying and sensational.

10 Tips for Choosing the Right Partner

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Lena Aburdene Derhally

With the divorce rates as high as they are, it makes sense that it takes the right person, right time and right reasons to make a fulfilling and strong relationship

Why Must Every Day Be a Hallmark Holiday?

Brooke Wise | Posted 06.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brooke Wise

My clients want someone to share their moments with. "I was alone on Valentine's day..." "I am not a Mother/Father and I've lost mine, so Mother's...

What I Wish I Could Tell My 20-Year-Old Self About Relationships

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.29.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Don't sacrifice yourself for the sake of your partner.

Old Flames, New Rules: The Post-Breakup Relationship Advice We All Need

Ellie Burrows | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ellie Burrows

We're definitely not cats, but curiosity can often kill us when it comes to exes. And not to harp on our feline friends (although the truth is, I'm m...

Gentlemen, Build Your Kingdoms Now

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 06.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Gentlemen, build your kingdoms now. Don't wait until it's too late. Begin. Build your future as the king of your life and your family. A future surrounded by loved ones who want the best for you, enjoy your company, and turn to you for wise counsel.

Just Say No to You-Go-Girl Advice

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

While the phrase itself has been rendered impotent from ridiculous overuse, there's a dark side to you-go-girl mentality that could be seriously sabotaging your love life.

How to Fight Fair

Dr. Warrick Stewart | Posted 06.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Dr. Warrick Stewart

Conflicts are an inevitable facet of relationships that can become magnified especially in relationships. They arise out of difference of needs. In a relationship, we need to feel comfortable, supported, and understood by the person with whom we are most intimate in the world.

26 Signs You Basically Rock At Being A Couple

Lexi Herrick | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

You get along simply as friends, naturally and easily. Even when you do disagree, it's clear that you're working towards the same goal: each other's happiness.

A Few Quick Fixes for Your Relationship

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lena Aburdene Derhally

If you find yourself feeling disconnected from your partner and wondering what happened to that amazing person you first fell in love with, try these tips to bring back the connection and love to your relationship:

7 Signs You're in a Band Aid Relationship

Susan Winter | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Are you in a lukewarm relationship? One that's neither great, nor bad? It's not too hot to burn you, but not too cold to cause discomfort. One where you know your partner isn't your ideal choice but they'll do for now?

A Couple's Guide to Better Arguing

Sean Grover | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings
Sean Grover

Did you know that a good clean fight with your partner could strengthen your relationship? That's right, healthy skirmishes improve intimacy and communication.

I'm a Better Fit for Him! Why Can't He See That?

Terri Trespicio | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Terri Trespicio

Let's get this out of the way right now: It's not about looks. Or income. Or your apartment. And what he thought or felt back then has little to do with what he does now, because we live in the present, which has been known to change.

How to Love Unconditionally

Amanda W. Rose | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Amanda W. Rose

Loving unconditionally is the commitment at the end of the day to another human being that creates long lasting relationships. It includes sacrifice and commitment. However, this does not mean that you are to accept toxic or abusive behaviors.

Guest Advice Columnist: Lorde!

Greg Mania | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Greg Mania

She'll be taking your questions in this special edition issue and giving you her take on whatever you need advice on!

Can You Be Too Empathic?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Ashely Papa, writer & contributor for FOX News Magazine recently contacted me to psychologically weigh in on the topic of empathy. She wondered if thi...