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Relationship Advice

So You Think I'm a Monster

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

So you think I'm a monster. You took the things that you loved about me, and turned them into ugly, horrible traits. You turned them into reminders of why we couldn't work. You turned them into reminders of why you're supposed to hate me. You turned them into reasons life is better without me, and that it's supposed to be that way.

Stop Trying to 'Fix' the Relationship

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.02.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Why was I always the only one who really tried to work things out? Why was I always the one putting work and effort into relationship issues, but the guy rarely reciprocated?

Why Men Should Stop Trying to Please Women

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

Men take a lot of flak for their obnoxious ticks and disgusting habits, but admit it ladies, putting up with us isn't all rainbow-colored unicorns galloping off into the sunset in a field of glitter, either. Women will argue this until the day we die, but the truth is, we have no fu*king clue what we want.

How To Be There For Your Spouse When Things Go Right

Meg Dennison | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

When it came to celebrating my husband's professional accomplishments, I wasn't the first to congratulate him. I felt jealous of his time in the limelight for very public recognition of his accomplishments in a career I had given up to care for our family. And I also interpreted his success as taking away from mine.

Why I Took My Wife's Last Name

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I think changing my name reflects one of the keys behind our 21-year marriage. Marriage is a long love affair, and it also a team where you work together to solve problems. To be long term, each has to have the utmost respect for each other.

Four Signs Your Relationship Will Fail

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.27.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Travis Bradberry

A new relationship -- whether personal or professional -- is a lot like buying a new car. Driving it off the lot is pure bliss. And like a car, when a relationship breaks down, it's overwhelming.

Relationships 101: How to Survive an Argument

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 04.27.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Arguments and disagreements are going to happen. They're part of life. And the most important step to repairing them is to hear the other person's perspective and to let them know you're really listening. To respect their opinion. And naturally they need to do the same for you.

What (Some) Women Want

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 04.26.2015 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

It probably applies to both genders. I should start by saying this is not a scientific sampling; it's just women I met from different religions and backgrounds. This is what I found from my own interviews:

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 04.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

The First Building Block of Conscious Relationships

Pamela Dussault | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Our ego-mind loves to distort the truth in ways that either makes us better than or less than others. I found that this search for who-you-really-are becomes much easier if you first clarify who-you-are-not. You need to peel away any false layers to reveal the real truth hidden within.

Don't Be a Dick

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Natalie Thomas

It's pretty simple. Yet, somehow, we forget. We eat too much, sleep too little, wake up on the wrong side of life, are running late, annoyed by fate ...

Is there a Better Way to Thank and Reprimand? A Personal, Successful Tale Named Flip

Karthik Rajan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Karthik Rajan

Overall, the flip has helped me tenderly cultivate more profound relationships - the one measure that matters to all of us, instinctively or otherwise. What more can one ask for in life?

Friend Zoning the Nice Guy -- Are We Nuts?

Tamara Star | Posted 04.24.2015 | Style
Tamara Star

As much as men don't want a drama queen or someone who can't take care of herself, women want a fully embodied man who has done the work on himself and is able to fill those empty holes on the inside, by himself.

An Open Letter to All the 'Almost 30-Year-Old' Ladies Wanting to Get Married

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

You will find your dreamboat when he or she sails into your harbor on any given day. Just don't become single-focused. Travel. Love. Make friends. Pursue your dreams. Enjoy yourself. And I promise love will come into your life.

14 Reasons You're Undatable and Don't Even Know It

Charles A. Johnson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce
Charles A. Johnson

Life is too short to be spent alone and sitting around wondering why no one wants to date you. Did you ever consider the possibility that it's really you, and not them?

Tired of Being Tired? Stop Your Energy Drains

Randi Gunther | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Many people unnecessarily lose energy in ways they are not aware of that are actually changeable, even if you can't currently get off your treadmill. If you can stop that depletion, you can find the strength to change your situation.

What Makes a Douchebag: A Refresher

GSElevator | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
GSElevator

We've made some progress with fedoras, sunglasses at night, popped collars, and energy drink tattoos. But truth be told, we're all guilty of the occasional slip-up. So, it's time for a quick refresher on what it means to be a douche.

5 Signs Your Relationship Is in Trouble

Phoebe Fox | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Now that Cupid's wings are out of your eyes, it could be time to reassess your relationship for any of these five warning signs that your love may be on the wane.

What To Do If You're Feeling Post-V-Day Disappointment

Natasha Burton | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Natasha Burton

Most people's V-Days don't look like the ones you see on TV -- or in your social media news feeds. And you might even be feeling a little bummed if your significant other didn't pull out all the stops. That's totally OK, but ere's how to deal with those lingering emotions.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

3 Reasons Why Falling in Love Is So Hard

Nina Tomaro | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Nina Tomaro

We all want to be fought for. Fight for them, tell them how you feel, and tell the world how they make you feel, because that will make them feel like the world. Isn't that the point? Don't get comfortable. Keep igniting the passion by showing the other person you care.

Advice As I Turn 30

Abby Draper | Posted 04.18.2015 | Women
Abby Draper

Since it feels so big and important, I asked friends of mine who have survived their thirtieth year to give me one piece of advice that they felt would be of value when I hit the big milestone.

Here's How To Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Posted 02.20.2015 | Travel

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematicall...

11 Tough Love Lessons I Learned From My Ex-Boyfriends

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

You can't always trust that others will respect your boundaries after you state them. You have to be sure that you make actions that reinforce your boundary -- no matter how painful and difficult that might be.

What Love Is NOT: 11 Truths I Want My Sons to Know on Valentine's Day

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

In the not-so-distant future (despite your protests), your attentions will turn toward finding your life partners. Since it's Valentine's Day -- and the focus is romantic love -- I want you to be very clear on what romantic love is not: