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Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

This Is The Best Type Of Man To Date

Bustle | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women
Bustle

And I'd ask you: How could a woman not want to be with a feminist man? Here are some of the reasons why once you go feminist man, you never go back.

Stephanee Killen: My Love Is Not a Circus Act: Drop the Big Top and Live From the Heart

Red Room | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women
Red Room

Being in love shouldn't feel like I've run off with the circus. That's what I tell myself every time I start jumping through hoops, walking a tightrope, or spinning plates on my head from the saddle of a unicycle.

On the Hard Work of Finding Love: 3 Things I Learned on the Way to My Mr. Right

Cara E. Jones | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Cara E. Jones

I have no answers for why people fall in love when and how they do. Paths to romantic bliss are as different as the people who walk them. I can only say that, for me, the following experiences facilitated my journey to the love I've always wanted.

Talk Breaks: A Way to Preserve a Romantic Relationship

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Sarah Fader

We pause live TV to get a snack, use the bathroom, take a phone call... why shouldn't we pause conversations for relief?

Can True Love Last?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Firestone

There may now be hard science behind the notion that true love can last a lifetime. A neurological study from Stony Brook University revealed that couples who experience "romantic love" long-term can keep their brains firing similarly to the brains of couples who have just fallen in love.

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

7 Reasons You Hate Relationships -- And Why You're Wrong

James Michael Sama | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

Here are some myths being perpetuated in our society that stem from a fundamental misunderstanding of what a relationship really is. Unfortunately, people may have had these experiences more than once, and begin to express their opinions as overall fact.

Unmarried Couples Buying a House Together May Also Be Buying Trouble

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

More and more couples are electing to live together without getting married, and often this includes purchasing a home together. This is a major decision fraught with potential consequences if and when they decide to split.

The Truth About Being In An Interracial Relationship

Sarah Thomas | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Sarah Thomas

The thing that makes me the saddest about the politics of interracial dating -- which can be just as functional and happy as dating within your race -- is that it pits us against each other. Who is the "us" here? Women.

6 Reasons You Shouldn't Feel Bad About Being Single

Jen Glantz | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You're not the only person who feels perpetually single or the only person who feels like they are never, ever going to find anyone. We should accept that there is nothing wrong with us.

Bad Communication Is Not the Problem

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Couples in committed relationships, as well as people working as a team, often want to improve their communication. In fact, nine out of 10 couples I ...

The Worst Thing Cynics Say To Young Brides- And Grooms-To-Be

Neal Samudre | Posted 05.17.2014 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

Marriage is a contract, they say. Marriage is the end to fun times. Marriage is not all it's cracked up to be. People listen to that and carry it with them to the altar. It's no wonder more and more marriages are failing today.

5 Ways We Push Away Relationships (And What To Do About It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.

Why We Can All Relax and Ignore the Princeton Mom

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

It appears there is no quicker or easier way to get yourself showered with media attention than to say something mean and disempowering to women -- bonus points if the women are single.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

Try These 5 Steps to Improving Relations With Your Future Family-in-Law Before the Big Day

Sandy Malone | Posted 05.14.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

You do not have to love hanging out with your future mother in law, and it's also okay to think your future sister in law is a piece of trash. But you should make the decision YOURSELF as to whether you love your fiancé enough to tolerate the baggage.

The 4 Kinds Of Love You'll Experience

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Love relationships play critical roles in our lives. But perhaps our most difficult task lies in disentangling the emotional knot to reveal the core function of our relationship. Detaching ourselves from our feelings just enough to assess the authenticity of our relationship can make a world of a difference in the quality of love we give and gain.

What It Really Means When a Guy Says He's 'Scared'

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Holly Sidell

When a guy runs or even shuts down in the relationship because he says he's scared (if he truly is scared), he is showing you how he responds to discomfort. When he was feeling uneasy and uncomfortable, he bailed.

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Connect With Your Partner Today

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

How to nurture and grow your connection to the one you're with. By Brené Brown I was once asked whether you can love your partner and still c...

4 Reasons First Date Sex Is a Bad Idea

GalTime | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
GalTime

There are a lot of reasons to wait to be intimate -- especially on the first date. Even if all you want is a one-time hookup, consider these four consequences before giving up the goods right away.

Lena Dunham's Wise Words On Love

Posted 03.11.2014 | Women

When it comes to relationships, "Girls" star Lena Dunham is incredibly wise. In an interview for the April 2014 issue of Glamour, Dunham spoke to ...

Why Steve Harvey Thinks He Is A Relationship Guru

Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

--New York Times Best-Selling author-media personality Steve Harvey addresses the pressures of offering relationship advice to couples. (TODAY Show) ...

Finding Older Single Men: Part 2

Renee Fisher | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

This post is intended solely for women who have an interest in finding age-compatible men for the purpose of a relationship. It does not include women who have created amazing, stimulating solo lives with family, friends and high quality vibrators.