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Dear Ernest, #3: How to Deal With a Campus Ex

Ernest Owens | Posted 09.19.2014 | College
Ernest Owens

I will always hope the best of luck for my ex (just as you should for yours), but there is a difference between just letting go and simply moving on.

6 Questions to Find Out If She's the One for You

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 09.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

I've had my heart broken a bunch of times. To be fair, I'm sure I've bruised a few hearts as well. Love can be confusing, and it's hard to know if what you're feeling is really real.

Domestic Violence Isn't Always Physical

Tamara Star | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Tamara Star

Missing social events or spending the weekend fighting instead of having fun together can be a sign you're in a bad relationship. You may even start to feel isolated as your partner demands most of your time.

11 Steps To Prepare Yourself For Really Awesome Love

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

In my mid-twenties I was in constant relationships with little time to myself. Each new partner brought some hope for great love, but inevitably ended up falling into a similar pattern as the last. It wasn't their fault; it was mine.

Insanity Pain

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Don't take your love away from me, Don't you leave my heart in misery, If you go, then I'll be blue, 'Cause breaking up is hard to do... -- Neil Sedak...

6 Warning Signs That You May Be in a Toxic Relationship

Alexis Meads | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

The relationship was a total roller coaster, and it definitely had it's thrills, but the thrills came at a cost. Every time we'd go out I felt pressured to drink more than I was comfortable with. I did it in part to impress them and also to ease the anxiety I was feeling.

The Choice to Stay

Krista Barth | Posted 09.15.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

No matter what you decide, it is important to look at why the relationship is failing, to see if it can be fixed, or to ensure you do it right the next time around.

Are You Addicted To The Chase?

Lauren Kay | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Lauren Kay

When someone returns all of your texts and is always available to go on dates -- you know, when someone treats you like a real live human being -- you generally won't feel anxious. But don't let this lack of anxiety be mistaken for lack of passion. You're finally dating a decent human being.

Your Greatest Barrier to Attracting Love

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

We spend years running from the unlovable parts of ourselves. But if we learn to confront them and embrace them, enormous shifts can happen -- and very quickly.

Mindfulness And Marriage

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

By cultivating tolerance for our own feelings, and softening to one another rather than constricting, healthy and mindful marriages have a fighting chance.

Cooking With My Boyfriend Taught Me Our Relationship Was Toxic

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.12.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I've come to realize that kitchen activities might be even more telling than I thought. I've let cooking become a benchmark against which I test the health of my relationships.

Why It Takes More Than Love for Your Relationship to Work

Candace Davis | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weddings
Candace Davis

I hate to be the one to say it but The Beatles were wrong when they sang All You Need is Love. Love isn't enough. At least not according to those of us living in healthy relationships.

The Truth About 'Settling'

Phoebe Fox | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

It comes down to expectations. If we think the person we pair with is supposed to read our minds and hearts and always understand us so that we shall live in perfect accord at all times, how can we not be disappointed when life and human nature get in the way?

Why Your Last Love Is More Important Than Your First Love

Ashley Massis | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Ashley Massis

It was only when my second love came along that I started to realize how much better love is when you truly know yourself.

5 Signs Your Marriage Has Gone Cold -- And What To Do About It

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jennifer Kelly Geddes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Every marriage has its highs and lows, good days and bad. But what if you sense yours has landed in a rut—and you...

Some Tough Love For Anyone Waiting On A Crush To Text Back

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Divorce

Let's be honest, waiting -- or rather, praying -- for a crush to text you back is torture. Minutes can feel like days as a plethora of excuses run...

Dismissing Red Flags

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Going for the red flag tells us we better not go beyond our limited thinking and what we believe is impossible to stay with the familiarity of what we've learned about life, relationships and maybe even ourselves up to this point.

A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

Here's How Many People Check Their S.O.'s Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Divorce

Let's be honest -- anyone who has ever been in a relationship has probably thought about doing a little snooping, whether it's a sneak peak at an S.O....

So, I'm Supposed To Chase You?

Susan Winter | Posted 09.04.2014 | Style
Susan Winter

Showing interest in a man, being approachable or initiating conversation is different than chasing a man. We can open the door. Does modern dating require us to then drag him through it?

An Argument Against Forgiveness

Phu Nguyen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Phu Nguyen

All I'm saying is maybe the blanket of "forgive for yourself" isn't the blanket that keeps us all warm. Maybe some of us find warmth from saving forgiveness for people we love, who made mistakes but who deserve our concern and empathy despite their misdoings.

7 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Sex Life

Emma Nicholson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Emma Nicholson

I left that sucker in the shower for my husband to see. The look on his face was priceless: "Did you just...?" "Oh, shoot. Did I leave that in there?" As I sashayed off to make breakfast.

Grandmothers: The Glue That Holds the Family Together

Gramma Good | Posted 09.04.2014 | Fifty
Gramma Good

My role is to be a grandmother to all 18 children. What I do for one, I do for all. It is my responsibility to keep them together as a harmonious unit. My relationship with each is on a very personal level.

It's Complicated: 5 Tips for Using Facebook While Dating

Ian Oliver | Posted 09.03.2014 | Divorce
Ian Oliver

I've seen so many people complain on their social media about their relationship drama as well as call out their significant other for doing something they didn't agree with. Later they come back to me telling me how humiliated they felt when the relationship ended and everyone knew. My response: "You had it coming."

Can Love Grow? Or Does True Love Begin With an Instant Spark?

Elly Klein | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Elly Klein

Is an instant spark a sign it's meant to be? Or merely a sign of strong chemistry and, perhaps, little more?