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A Therapist's Top 5 Secrets to a Happy Relationship

KnowMore TV | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

Take these to heart if you want to start repairing the damage that's been done and work on creating a happier future together.

6 Signs Your Relationship Is Really Over

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

The fact that you are even reading this post should be evidence enough for you that your relationship is heading down an unhealthy path. But since coming to that realization can be scary on your own, allow me help ease you into accepting your potential breakup.

10 Signs You've Fallen In Love With Your S.O.

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Weddings

What they say about love is true -- when you know, you know. But pinpointing the very moment that your feelings went from serious attraction to fu...

Do Married Friends Exclude You Because You're Divorced?

Emma Johnson | Posted 09.06.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.

How to Make That Sexy Summer Feeling Last Year-Round

GalTime | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
GalTime

June 21st marked the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, which is commonly associated with kicking off the harvest season. But did you know that it also has a history of instigating some frisky behavior?

10 Tips for Asking Someone Out on a Date

Arthur Samuel Joseph | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur Samuel Joseph

Never seek approval, as in "I want to go out with you, I hope you like me." Whether your first or fifth, the date is much more likely to be successful when you are true to who you are and not seeking approval from others.

5 Ways to Get His Undivided Attention

GalTime | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
GalTime

Guys are creatures of habit. You can bet that if you stop over his place and more than once you find him lying across the couch watching sports, this is a reflection of how he lives.

The Relationship Problem You're Probably Overlooking

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

When couples love each other, they think they'll move in together and agree on basic living arrangements. Unfortunately, it's easier to love someone than to live with them.

Why You Can't Be Friends With Your Ex

Phoebe Fox | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Breaking off a relationship is a giant suck sandwich with a nightmare filling of pain, guilt, fear, rejection, remorse, pity and self-loathing.

Why You Must Surrender and Let Him Go

David Wygant | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
David Wygant

The moment you learn to surrender and let go, is the second you start to feel more in tune with who you are. The moment you learn to surrender and let go, is the moment you free your energy from a negative relationship.

The Rebound, The Fling and Their Long Distance Relationship

Marina Shifrin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Comedy
Marina Shifrin

I play this game when I am drinking. I find the most absurd looking man or woman and whisper, "That's my boyfriend" to the nearest person with ears. No one gets it. I love it.

What Every Argument You've Ever Had Is REALLY About

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I know how it feels when the people in your life do crazy with unparalleled proficiency and panache. Sometimes it seems your only option is to unleash a well-deserved mix of rage, inarguable criticisms and the list of how you do the whole living thing in a superior fashion.

If You Really Loved Me, You Would...

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We control to get love and avoid pain, yet by controlling rather than loving ourselves and others, we create the very pain we are trying to avoid. The negative aspects of your relationship and your expectations are fertile areas for exploration within yourself and with your partner.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

7 Valuable Life Lessons From a Failed Relationship

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 09.06.2014 | Women
Mo Seetubtim

We all look at failure, be it in love or business, as a negative thing. But if we turn the glass around and look at it from another perspective, all these failures are essential and are the springboard to the success we have today.

Increase the Resiliency of Your Relationship: 6 Strategies

Joyce Marter | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

Resiliency isn't about avoiding conflict. Conflict is inevitable and is something that we can learn to manage better with practice. Resiliency is about bouncing back to connection after conflict.

Here's Why You Should Talk To Your Partner About Your Ex (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.01.2014 | Divorce

The last thing you want to hear out of a partner's mouth is the name of his or her ex -- but talking about an ex doesn't always signal romantic doom. ...

Snooping, Secrets, and Other Trust Killers

David Wygant | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
David Wygant

I believe relationships should be built on trust, honesty and respect for each other's personal space. What I'm going to give you is a blueprint for building a trusting, loving relationship.

3 Good Reasons To Stay Married

Tyler Ward | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Tyler Ward

Although happiness is often a very real byproduct of a healthy relationship, marriage is designed to pull dysfunction to the surface of our lives, set it on fire and help us grow. The job of marriage is to refine our dysfunction and spur us into progressive wholeness.

7 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Once you say "I do," the key is to keep dating your spouse. Remember all of the things that you did to make each other feel special day by day and keep on doing this year by year, decade by decade.

Feeling Lonely In Your Marriage? Do These 3 Things Now

GalTime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce

By Katie Parsons for GalTime.com One of the greatest perks of getting married is the whole “till death do us part” clause. Having someone who...

8 Ways To Keep Resentment From Ruining Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.26.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems...

Dear Family Whisperer: Tips for a Sometime Single Parent

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Would it be comforting to you to hear more details of his days? Would he prefer to text during the day (just to let you know he's thinking about you) or have one long phone conversation in the evening?

Thriving Through Letting Go

Mari Lyles | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

My best revenge? Deciding to thrive... in spite of, and showing my ex-husband I was just as cool, sexy and fantastic (but more successful) without him than I was with him. Now that, ladies, was revenge.

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.