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Their Best-Kept Relationship Secrets

Posted 11.12.2012 | Weddings

Celebrity couples split so often you may wonder why they even bother getting married in the first place. But some are actually making their relationsh...

How Hurricane Sandy Could Affect Your Marriage

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

To see the heavy toll natural disasters can take on marriages, look no further than Hurricane Katrina

Are Your Priorities Falling By The Wayside? Here's How To Follow Through

Monique Honaman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Monique Honaman

If someone were to look at how you are living, would your actions support the priorities you deem most important? Are you making the time to clarify, then focus, on your priorities? Are you ensuring that your actions follow suit?

The Problem Veterans Face Behind Closed Doors

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It's clear that some marriages may be yet another casualty of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

5 Tips To Strengthen Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

You're communicating well when your partner actually hears the message you mean for him or her to hear. This doesn't always happen, which can be a source of frustration for both of you.

30 Reasons Relationships End

Posted 11.08.2012 | Divorce

Why do good relationships turn bad? On Thursday, the Twitterverse channeled their inner Dr. Phil and tackled that very question using the trending ...

This Is for My Friend, Courtney

Meg Seitz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Women
Meg Seitz

Here's what you're going to do right now -- you're going to start over.

Is There Such Thing as 'Relative Etiquette?'

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.07.2013 | Style
Nikki Luongo

Everyone has two sides of their families. Often people are more close to one side, while they could go a decade without seeing. And that's just fine. Life happens, and for whatever reason, rifts occur and people move on and separate from the herd.

8 Ways To Keep Your Wedding From Killing Your Relationship

thestir.cafemom.com | Posted 11.06.2012 | Weddings

At least for this bride-to-be, planning a wedding is not all it's cracked up to be. Given the family dynamics, budget worries, and blood, sweat, and t...

I Didn't Take "Us" Seriously -- Until The Storm

Erika Sales | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Erika Sales

I flipped to a jumpy television station and read the words "devastation" and "the new Katrina." Suddenly, it occurred to me that I might be staying in his apartment longer than I had anticipated. I wanted to take things as slowly as possible. This no longer appeared to be an option.

Looking For Happiness In Your Relationships? Try This

Andy Puddicombe | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Puddicombe

The more we can provide the conditions for happiness in others, the more likely we'll find the relationships we seek.

What You Can Gain From Practicing Forgiveness

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Fundamentally, forgiveness frees you from the tangles of anger and retribution, and from preoccupations with the past or with the running case in your mind about the person with whom you're angry.

5 Tips To Spice Up Your Sex Life

Next Avenue | Posted 11.03.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Terri Orbuch, Ph.D. I met Georgia last year at a relationship workshop I was leading in California. She wanted to l...

20 Reasons You Should Break Up

Posted 11.01.2012 | Divorce

Are you mulling over a big life decision, like ending your relationship? You're in luck; the Twitterverse may be able to provide some insights. On ...

He Said, She Said: Are Men Intimidated By Strong, Smart and Successful Women?

Neely Steinberg | Posted 12.31.2012 | Women
Neely Steinberg

For years, my single friends and I consoled one another after breakups or blow-offs by employing reductive reasoning, repeating a misinformed, yet token girl power refrain: "He's probably just intimidated by you -- you're strong, smart and successful -- and that scares him."

The Most Unusual Way To Save Your Relationship

Posted 10.31.2012 | Weddings

Even the happiest couples experience relationship slumps at some point. So how do you keep things from going from bad to worse? Hypnosis could be the ...

The 5 Things Successful Men Notice First in a Woman

Brandon Wade | Posted 12.31.2012 | Style
Brandon Wade

To understand what successful men look for in a woman, we have to look into how roles and responsibilities have shifted over the past few years.

9 Ways Sandy May Have Helped Your Relationship

Posted 10.31.2012 | Women

Sandy, Day 3. If you're in an affected area and survived with your person and property intact, you've likely moved through the initial stages of hurri...

What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I wanted to share some practical one-liners for those times when you are caught off-guard. Many of us feel like a deer in headlights when someone says something insulting, hurtful, or presumptuous, and we have no comeback prepared. Here are some ideas for you.

The Asexual Population, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | MarloThomas

I've heard that about 1% of the population is asexual, so when love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz joined me on Mondays with Marlo, I jus...

Signs You Are Dating A Sociopath, From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | MarloThomas

I've heard stories about women who have married sociopaths or dated one, so when love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz joined me on Mondays...

Did I Turn My Boyfriend Gay? From Dr. Pepper Schwartz (WATCH)

Posted 08.16.2013 | MarloThomas

When love and relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz joined me on Mondays with Marlo, I just had to ask her if it's possible for a woman to cause her...

Why 'Unfriending' Is As Important As A Daily Workout

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Like most women my age, as the years accumulate I get more and more selective about who I consider real friends, while at the same time, more and more...

14 Ways To Communicate Better

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

It's not possible for the weather to be 70 degrees with a light breeze every day, and it's not possible for relationships to go smoothly all the time. There are going to be glitches, and we can get better at dealing with them.

How To Keep Your Promises

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

The promises we make speak volumes about who we are. Whether your promise is as casual as committing to your partner that you'll eat better foods or as serious as eliminating abusive behavior, the promises we make -- to ourselves and others -- have tremendous power.