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Pick-Up Artists Have Nothing On This Little Dude

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.23.2014 | Divorce

As any single person knows, dating can be pretty hard sometimes -- but it doesn't have to be. Take this little guy, for example. He has a surefire...

3 Ways to Stop Chasing Love

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

We can look to someone who gives us so little, and blame them without looking at how we are overwhelming them with our need. How do we change our relationship within us, so we aren't making ourselves crazy?

5 Ways To Boost Self-Esteem To Better Your Relationships

GalTime | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
GalTime

Being in a relationship is a balance between loving someone the way they are and encouraging them to grow in positive ways.

Crazy Making

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The challenge here is to tune into your body and get to know the feeling of being crazy made, so that you can take care of yourself in the face of it.

The Cocaine of Relationships: Are You Hooked?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

We're talking about the insidious habit called blame. That's right, blaming your partner (or yourself) can actually become an addiction -- a habit you and your partner can get hooked on, and one that slowly drains the vital energy from your relationship.

Turns Out, 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' Is Pretty Dead On

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weddings

There's all sorts of antiquated marriage advice out there, but it turns out that there's one relationship trope that actually holds true: "Happy wife,...

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 Grandparents.com 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....