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The Dating Detox

Aimee Vlachos | Posted 08.04.2013 | Divorce
Aimee Vlachos

The key elements of the dating detox are great: let go of negative energy from past relationships, increase your endorphins through exercise, make a list of things that make you happy, learn something new by taking a class or a workshop, and focus on you and what you want.

Are Gay Couples the Same As Straight Couples?

Chrisanna Northrup | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Chrisanna Northrup

Other than that gay and lesbian partners are of the same sex -- and that among male couples in particular there are a few variations in monogamy -- same-sex relationships looked pretty much like the opposite-sex version.

WATCH: How To Date A Man With Kids

Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce

One of the most difficult transitions after divorce is getting back out into the dating world. It could be years, even decades, since you last wen...

Why You Should Think About Rolling the D.I.C.E. Again?

Charles A. Johnson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Charles A. Johnson

Admitting you didn't pick the right one the first, second or third time is difficult to accept. The good news is that you can prevent yourself from another heartbreak by grading your mate based on the criteria called "D.I.C.E." -- an acronym for Dependable, Inspiring, Complementary and Enhancing!

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Mindfulness presents a valuable tool for facing the daily challenges of staying close to our partner. It allows us to become more centered and calm, so we can talk things out instead of spiraling into a screaming match.

It's Not Your Fault, Really!

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

To forgive ourselves is no easy task. We have to rediscover our innocence. If we have the opportunity, as children, to have parents who can say that they are sorry for things, then we learn to forgive them and forgive ourselves.

What It's Like to Date When You're Allergic to Everything

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
HowAboutWe

Even if my date isn't disturbed, now kissing is completely off the table for the evening. But what was I supposed to say? Three minutes into meeting a guy, and I'm all, "Hey if you wanna kiss me later, avoid these foods!" Then hand him a handy checklist.

The Polarizing Effect of Your Inauthentic Self and Why It's Keeping You Lonely

Dana Clark | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dana Clark

It's not easy to write about intimacy.  Who we let our hearts speak to isn't something that can be instructed with words.  True intimacy is as dynamic, and sometimes elusive as our own self.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Meet Someone New

Michael Cohen | Posted 07.29.2013 | Style
Michael Cohen

Here is how I handle my own singleness. I never give up on the quest for love because once you become sad and/or bitter, that's the energy you'll being giving off. It's akin to a skunk spray.

Questions To Consider Before Getting Married

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

In her cover story for the latest issue of The Atlantic, Liza Mundy considers what heterosexual couples can learn from gay couples in light of the fac...

Top 3 Ways To Move On After A Split

Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

One of the most difficult parts of divorce can be finding ways to get over your former partner. In the video above, relationship expert Andrea Syr...

15 Things Successful Relationships Have In Common

Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce

Here at HuffPost Divorce, we're all too familiar with the common problems that lead to a marital breakdown. But what key qualities do successful, long...

Why You Keep Attracting Unavailable People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I hear it over and over: "Are there any available men?" "Why are all the women I attract unavailable?" There are two issues that often contribute to this situation.

Dating As a Single Mom Is the Same as Dating as a Teenager

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

It can be tricky to find alone time, everyone's finances are limited and you often have to answer to the scrutiny of parental figures.

Why Trying to 'Fix' Your Child Is Not a Good Idea

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

We always want the best for our children. And part of my philosophy in life is to recognize that all we can do for our children is to provide the conditions and context for them to grow and face the challenges that they came into this world with.

WATCH: A 1950s Guide To Cheating Husbands

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.23.2013 | Women

Retro videos give the some of the best worst advice we've seen, and this one is no exception. "Jealousy" is based on the book Marriage For Moderns...

There Are 50,000 Thoughts Standing Between You and Your Partner Every Day!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

With all the thinking go on, what chance does our heart have to breathe, feel, and experience life, no less make contact with our significant others? The crowded mind makes for an overcrowded heart with little room for ourselves and less room for anyone else.

'Sometimes I Wish I Was a Lesbian...'

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Sometimes she says it sitting across from me in a coffee shop. Sometimes she sends it via text message. And then the conversation turns to the supposedly inherent errors of straight men and the taunting disconnect between men and women's needs. It's a fall back to the old stereotypes.

What Relationship Experts Get Wrong About Marriage

Lisa Arends | Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

I don't know about you, but I used to hold my marriage up to those checklists and, upon finding none of the warning signs in my own relationship, felt a sense of smug satisfaction.

3 Things Every Healthy Relationship Needs

Posted 05.22.2013 | Divorce

If mistakes are our greatest teacher, there's nothing like divorce to show you what a relationship really needs to succeed. Just ask HuffPost Divo...

Don't Wait Till You're Perfect to Date (Because That Won't Happen)

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
HowAboutWe

If you're holding off on dating until you've lost the weight, bought better clothes or are awaiting the arrival of an brilliant future version of yourself, you've done yourself a huge disservice. Because it's not the goal that's holding you back.

Fighting Through "The Big Five"

Les and Leslie Parrott | Posted 07.21.2013 | Weddings
Les and Leslie Parrott

You've heard this a thousand times: Do a weekly date night or your marriage will suffer. Sounds more like a threat than friendly advice, doesn't it?

How POPS Changed My Life

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 07.21.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

I discovered that Matchmaker Café and public space had a lot in common. My philosophy in my dating business is that people have to connect in the real world, out in the public domain.

Look Before You Love

Renee Graziano | Posted 07.20.2013 | Celebrity
Renee Graziano

Please do not date someone out of sheer loneliness; don't get into bed with just anyone because they say all the right things. Don't sell yourself short and believe everything you hear from a man or woman.

10 Types of Friends Who Are Toxic to Your Dating Life

Samantha Daniels | Posted 07.17.2013 | Style
Samantha Daniels

If you are truly serious about meeting the One, it's time to take stock of your gals and get rid of these toxic friend types.