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5 Things To Stop Doing For Love

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Times have changed -- but so have you. Columnist Leigh Newman opens up about the soul-shredding gymnastics that we can skip in our ...

10 Unexpected Ways That Only You Can Save Your Marriage

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

As told to Leigh Newman "It takes two people to couple up and get married," says Harriet Lerner, PhD, celebrated author of "The Dance of Anger," "b...

10 Ways To Know If Your Marriage Is Good Enough

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Ginger Tobias Are you expecting too much? Are you just "settling"? Ginger Tobias asks 10 pointed questions about the state of your union. ...

13 Relationship Ghosts You Need To Get Rid Of Now

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Even the best-matched couples sometimes find moments when they sense that something's not quite right -- only they can't say what. He...

Why Can't Dating Be Like it Was in Junior High?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

There's an honesty to the way we dated in junior high that as a 30-something single gal, I totally miss.

Relationship Advice: Connect More, Be Lonely Less

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Loneliness goes away when we connect with each other from our hearts. Disconnection occurs anytime one partner closes his or her heart to protect or control.

How Too Much Time Together Can Sabotage Your Marriage

Laurie Puhn | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weddings
Laurie Puhn

Barbra and James spend time apart. They talk to each other on the phone often and then, when they do see each other, the thrill, excitement and romance of their relationship blooms bright.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Whimper

Deborah Gaines | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

For the first time since my kids were little, someone is interested in knowing what they can do for me. The sexiest four words in the English language may well be "How can I help?"

Top 3 Ways To Make Your Wedding Your Own

Diane Farr | Posted 12.02.2012 | Weddings
Diane Farr

No one really warns you that after that magical minute-and-a-half where you and your partner decide to make a lifelong, legally-binding, love-based commitment, a whole mess of other people get involved. And they can really put a damper on things.

How I Got Over My Crippling Fear Of Marriage

Carlos Andrés Gómez | Posted 12.02.2012 | Weddings
Carlos Andrés Gómez

"You're pushing it, boy. I'm givin' you two months... tops. You need to get it together," and everyone laughed on cue.

5 Strategies To Cling Less And Love More

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Clinging is different from healthy desire, where we have wholesome values, aims, purposes, aspiration, and commitments -- without being attached to the results.

7 Ways Women Annoy Men -- and How to Avoid It!

The Stir | Posted 12.01.2012 | Women
The Stir

When you're dating someone, you're bound to piss him off. In turn, he's bound to piss YOU off! Unless you're dating yourself (which would indicate severe problems), it happens and it's okay.

Like Fine Wine, Sex Gets Better With Age

Patty Brisben | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Patty Brisben

As we age, we acquire a greater understanding of our own bodies, our partners' bodies and what buttons to push to please them both.

When Relationships Get Boring

Thought Catalog | Posted 09.28.2012 | Women

When you’re romantically involved with a person and high levels of comfort develop, it’s easy to start coasting. This smooth-sailing manner consis...

4 Surprising Ways To Improve Your Relationship

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Paul Simon's song "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" may come to mind here, but I'm referring to a different kind of "leaving": Departing from how couples typically relate to each other in day-to-day life -- struggling over power and control while also longing for greater mutuality and equality.

How to Live Together and Actually Get Along

Samantha Daniels | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Samantha Daniels

Living with another person is always complicated, especially when you are having a romantic relationship. Playing house can be a lot of fun, but, on the other hand, the day-to-day of it can get very complicated. Here is some advice on how to live together and actually get along.

5 Things Every Freshman Should Know About Dating

tv | Posted 09.26.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart One of the best parts of attending a new school is the myriad of romantic possibilities. You're at college with thousands of peo...

30 Things My Ex Taught Me

Posted 09.25.2012 | Divorce

Not all relationships are meant to last forever, but if we're lucky, we walk away with a better understanding of what we want -- and don't want -- in ...

What You Don't Know About Love

Thought Catalog | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women

People won’t tell you that loving someone often feels like a full-time job. It doesn’t always come easy or natural. It’s like a skill that needs...

SLIDESHOW: Helpful Breakup Quotes From Tennyson On

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women

Breakups suck. There's no getting around it. They've sucked since the beginning of time, and they'll probably continue to suck until the end of time o...

Are You in Love With a Fantasy?

Christine Eilvig | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

As the years have passed I have begun to cherish facts. I can relate to facts and make decisions around them. I have released what could have been and concentrate on what is, noticing the things that are a match to my own dreams and wants.

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Reasons More Sex May Help Your Career

Posted 09.21.2012 | Women

Em & Lo | LELO created this fun infographic (included below), which could be more simply titled “5 Reasons Why More Sex Helps Your L...

8 Strategies For A Happier Relationship

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

There was a time back in the early days of my now nearly 30-year marriage when a hand-written sign hung over our toilet. It read as follows: "Please remember to put the seat down or [cover your ears, kids] I may be forced to kill you." Yikes.

The Revenge Sex Was Great... Until It Wasn't

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Sex doesn't always have to be about an intimate connection, a genuine showing of affection, or even a carnal expression of our desires. At least not when it's revenge sex.

18 Relationship Red Flags

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Over the many years of working with thousands of people looking to find a committed relationship, I've discovered numerous red flags that may indicate future problems.