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8 Things You Need to Do Before You Move For Love

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

If it seems too soon or too awkward or too inappropriate to discuss marriage or a long-term, serious commitment to each other, then it's too soon, too awkward and too inappropriate for you to uproot your life and move to a new city for love.

The Alphabet of Happiness: 'Q'

Randy Taran | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

By entering the stillness inside, you will cut through the static, mental movies or whatever else is playing inside your head. In the stillness, all the answers reside.

7 Things No Spouse Should Be Expected To Do

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This has nothing to do with being able to bake a soufflé, or adhere to a budget, or be cheerful about putting your cranky toddler to bed. The main thing no spouse can be expected to do is... live up to all of your dreams.

Life's Highest Experience: A Circle of Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Yet most people in relationships rarely, if ever, experience a circle of love. This is because when your intent is to protect against your painful feelings rather than to learn about loving yourself and others, you heart is closed -- closed to your Self, closed to others and closed to Spirit.

The Grass Isn't Greener On the Other Side

Lisa Arends | Posted 09.29.2014 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

I mean, yes, I'm in a better place than I've ever been after facing my ex-husband's infidelity and abandonment, but that doesn't mean I endorse that as a life-affirming event. I would have preferred a cruise.

Rx for Achieving a Rock Solid Relationship

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

The good news is, you don't need to be perfect to have the solid relationship you crave and deserve. All it takes (after you choose the right partner, of course) is a little effort, skill and thoughtfulness to make your relationship strong, solid and ready to go the distance.

Ready or Not-Ready for a Relationship: Keys to the Dating Game

John McElhenney | Posted 09.25.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Dating is simple. Relationships are hard work. Well, they can be hard work, or they can be temporarily effortless. I think that's what we're imagining when we jump back into the dating pool again.

3 Oversights That Are Killing Your Dating Life

Lisa Copeland | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Copeland

Here are three oversights that are killing your dating life, especially if you are 50 or older, and what you can do to bring it back from the dead.

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

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.