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Cut the Marital Cord, Already!

Nancy Fagan | Posted 12.21.2011 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

Last week a clown walked into my office, decked out in a creepy clown costume, a painted smile and tearfully asked, "My wife and I are already divorced. Is there something I can do to get her the hell out of my life?"

Mrs. Fix It

Layla Revis | Posted 12.19.2011 | Women
Layla Revis

Why do some of us thirst to fix the men in our lives? 

Does it give us a purpose? Or are we simply bored and it gives us something to do?

Why You Should Flirt Shamelessly (But Not With Your Spouse)

Lori Leibovich | Posted 12.19.2011 | Weddings
Lori Leibovich

Proper flirting is about playing, not scoring. Flirting expands our fantasy life and, I would argue, makes our actual romances better. Flirting tests our guile, allows us to practice clever turns of phrase and cool, calculated indifference.

Has Dating Advice Gotten Any Better? Or Are We Still Being Sold The Same Old Stories?

Posted 12.17.2011 | Women

“Women crave caveman tactics,” writes George W. Crane, PhD, MD, in his 1950s pamphlet "Sex Differences Between Men and Women & Nagging Wives." The...

The Bad Relationship Advice You Can Stop Taking

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Women
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Many single women blindly accept what has become standard, generic dating advice: In order to find a lasting relationship, you need to "market" yourself.

Locking It Down: A Story of Modern Love

Brienne Walsh | Posted 12.14.2011 | Women
Brienne Walsh

In his secret heart of hearts, he thinks that all women want to get married. The media makes him think that when he wants to tie the knot, whoever he's with at the time will be on board.

Ask Michael Cohen: How to Have an Affair

Michael Cohen | Posted 12.14.2011 | Style
Michael Cohen

For the past two months I have been having a full on affair with the father of a daughter at my school.

Would You Go Off The Pill To Test Your Relationship Chemistry?

Posted 12.14.2011 | Women

Our friends over at TresSugar recently raised an interesting question: Would you go off the pill to make sure he's "the one?" They were responding to ...

Single Ape Advice: When Harold Met Susan...

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

You know how in cheesy movies, there's the "shut up and kiss me..." moment, usually marked with the woman putting her finger on his lips before going in for the kiss?

Finding Love Is Finding a Best Friend

Ken Solin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty
Ken Solin

There are experiences in life that require a thick skin. Over 50 dating qualifies. Being rejected or rejecting a lot of first dates can be depressing enough to make a Boomer to want to stay home, eat some Ben and Jerry's, and watch a movie.

Are You Committing Financial Infidelity?

Posted 12.10.2011 | Women

One in four married people in the U.S. would not tell their spouse if they were experiencing financial difficulties, according to a recent poll of 1,4...

Inside The #1 Biggest Wedding Taboo

Sheryl Paul | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

We can discuss sex; we can talk about money; we can divulge the darkest secrets about our family history in blog posts and on forums. But when it comes to the fear, doubts, anxiety, and ambivalence that characterize thousands of women's engagement experience every year, we hush up.

Why Good Women Date Bad Guys

Toni Nagy | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women
Toni Nagy

One of the unexplainable mysteries of life, like what happens when we die, or what gluten is made of, is why perfectly nice women like bad guys. It is...

What Does Sex REALLY Do To Marriage?

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2012 | Weddings
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

The first step in building a healthy and erotic sex life is remembering that you always get more of what you appreciate.

Single Ape Advice: "Married"

Steven Nereo | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Steven Nereo

For the past five years, Steven has been shoveling advice at singleape.com. The following is a weekly offering for the readers of Huffington Post. Fee...

Masculine vs. Feminine: Are The Rules of Attraction Built Into Our Nature?

Holly Sidell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Women
Holly Sidell

Attraction builds between men and women when there is polarity.

Wanna Witness a Marriage Unravel? Watch Discovery!

Nancy Fagan | Posted 12.04.2011 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

A relationship breakdown begins with passive communication: jabs, nagging, insults, ignoring your partner's needs, expecting your partner to know what's wrong.

The 4 Most Common Pitfalls In The First Year of Marriage

Dr. Gian Gonzaga | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Dr. Gian Gonzaga

Many couples expect their first year of marriage to be nothing short of a fairy tale and are caught by surprise when the first year proves to be filled with challenges as opposed to an extended period of honeymoon bliss.

What Married Couples Aren't Telling You About Marriage

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Lindsay Pyfer

Virtually everyone in my family had been divorced: grandparents, aunts and uncles. And, most memorably, my parents, when I was four and my sister was two. I'd seen divorce up close and had no illusions that getting married meant "happily ever after."

5 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings
Deborah Moskovitch

Difficult conversations, constant communication, trust, respect and honesty will certainly help in keeping your soul mate in your soul.

For Better or for Worse... But Never for Lunch!

Holly Palance | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Holly Palance

I just turned 61. So did my husband. For many of us, work lives are changing, shortening, becoming more entrepreneurial... and that means more toiling in the house! Or does it?

5 Signs You're Suffering From Online Dating Fatigue

Julie Spira | Posted 11.29.2011 | Style
Julie Spira

While I don't suggest you should abandon online dating completely, consider taking a break from the process and return refreshed, along with realistic expectations and digital tools that might increase your chances of success.

7 Types Of Men Who Won't Make You Happy

Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

By Chiara Atik | HowAboutWe If you ever start to date a man who fits one of the descriptions below, be wary: these guys come with baggage. 1. Th...

Just Overthink It.

Meredith Fineman | Posted 11.12.2011 | Style
Meredith Fineman

It's time to pull out another sweeping generalization from my purse. This time? Chicks, and overanalyzation (not a word, is now.) The agony is often, almost always, over BBM.

5 Ways To Keep Your Man From Cheating? Really?

Tracy Clayton | Posted 11.09.2011 | Black Voices
Tracy Clayton

I'm tired of men lecturing women on how to behave in relationships and teaching them how to not screw it up. So, here's a little piece I'd like to call "5 Reasons That This Advice Doesn't Make Any Sense."