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11 Ways To Instantly Connect With Anyone

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

The good news is that we're programmed to connect with each other; we just keep getting in our own way. Try these tips the next time you meet someone new, and watch a superficial conversation turn into a real connection.

The 'Couple Notion' Is A Myth

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 07.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

We naturally think a couple is made of two people and for good reasons. When two individuals start being romantically involved and choose to be toget...

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Marriage, According To Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.20.2016 | Divorce

There are some things you can’t possibly know about marriage until you’ve been there. Below, HuffPost Divorce bloggers and readers on Facebook ref...

5 Reasons Fitness Is Important In Dating And Relationships

Holly Sidell | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Holly Sidell

If it's a priority to you, then I think dating someone as activity and fitness minded as yourself has the more likely potential to lead to a successful long-term relationship than otherwise. Here's why:

Can't Get A Date? You May Have Been Benched

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You haven't been dropped, you aren't in the keeper league, and you're still in the live draft... but you aren't playing the game. You're on the bench.

Reinventing Codependency/Recovering From Self-Love Deficit Disorder

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Codependency No More! How to Recover from Self-Love Deficit Disorder Ross Rosenberg has pioneered 15 principles that help his patients resolve the...

...But He's Got Potential!

Diana Lang | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Diana Lang

We can fool ourselves out of our need or desperation and develop a fantasy about our man that seems, and feels true, but is not actually realizing. We may gloss over what we hope our partner can be, rather than what he actually is. We can even fall in love with his potential.

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.17.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

With summer in high gear, the high season for procrastination is upon us. It's even more difficult to get work done when you're stuck at the office, wishing you were enjoying time with family and friends.

Why Everyone Should Have Unlimited Vacation Days

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

We're now operating in a participation economy, where people are measured and paid for what they produce. Yet, when it comes to time off, we're still clinging to the vestiges of the industrial economy, where people were paid for the time they spent on the job. This is a huge demotivator.

'I'm Obsessed With My Husband's Experience With A Prostitute'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I think we're focusing on the wrong thing here.  Your husband slept with a prostitute, yes, and probably more than once (who sleeps with someone that lives with them once?) and yes, she is likely "good at sex" to put it mildly.  But here is why your husband lied: because you are the person who would have said "hell no" to dating him if you had originally known about his past.  He may well think you'll say hell no now too, if he tells you the truth.

6 Ways To Be A Fabulous Partner

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

If you're aching finally to find love in the new year, forget about dating advice. And if you want to improve your relationship, we have some surpris...

8 Things You've Been Taught About Marriage That Are Totally Wrong

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.14.2016 | Divorce

A word to the wise from marriage therapists: Don’t buy into every piece of relationship advice you read in a magazine or hear from a well-meaning au...

How Self-Love Saved My Marriage

Melody Godfred | Posted 07.15.2016 | Weddings
Melody Godfred

The crying was relentless. And it kept getting louder. I pulled myself out of bed and shuffled myself downstairs, disoriented and angry. Why is she st...

3 Ordinary Questions That Will Create an Extra-Ordinary Marriage/Relationship

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

When we think of effective communication, we often overlook one very critical aspect of communication. We focus on the verbal, non-verbal and listening aspects of communication. All of which are very important. But they are not the only aspects of effective communication.

12 Vacation Ideas To ReCharge Your Couple

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 07.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mario & Diane Cloutier

As a couple, it's very easy to get lost in the day-to-day craziness of things. There's so much to do, so many people to take care of and a plethora of deliverables to be accountable for. So how do you stay relevant as a couple?

'Will My Stable Boyfriend Eventually Bore Me?'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 07.12.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I commend you for thinking about your relationship from the perspective of someone who doesn't think the problem is necessarily their partner. As a general rule, people who tend to be dissatisfied are dissatisfied with anyone and anything, and people who tend to be happy are happy with anyone and anything.

Faux vs. Full: Is Your 'True Love' Faking It?

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep conv...

11 Reasons Divorce Is Better Than Staying In A Bad Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.11.2016 | Divorce

When you’re considering divorce ― or reeling from your ex’s decision to end the marriage ― it’s easy to focus on the negatives: How will I p...

A Cool Recovery Tool: It Helps You Act/Not React In A Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Put this one in your emotional toolbox, stat! When we're in a relationship with a toxic person aka Mope-About, Passive-Aggressive Ballroom Champion, ...

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that require common sense. The simplicity of these situations and the abundant intelligence of those who tend to muck them up can be downright comical.

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Genuine people know who they are. They are confident enough to be comfortable in their own skin. They are firmly grounded in reality, and they're truly present in each moment because they're not trying to figure out someone else's agenda or worrying about their own.

Are You Angry Your Ex Appears Fine After Your Divorce or Break up?

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2016 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

If you are grieving the loss of a romantic partner or of a marriage, remind yourself that grieving eventually opens a door to new growth and happiness. I can't tell you how often I have seen divorce or romantic loss eventually, with healthy grieving, lead to healthier patterns and more fulfilling unions.

If Your Marriage Matters To You, This Is How You Should Fight

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Love can be a battleground of mistakes, misunderstandings and conflicts. Oftentimes when we want to discuss a specific conflict with our partners, we ...

6 Pieces Of Relationship Advice You Should Definitely Ignore

BRIDES | Posted 07.06.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

Some pieces of advice, even from well-meaning sources, should simply be ignored.

Anatomy Of An Affair

Amy Begel | Posted 07.05.2016 | Divorce
Amy Begel

The extra-marital affair, or an affair which occurs in any committed, intimate relationship,  ranks as one of the most traumatic events in the lives of a couple.  The sexual violation and, more than that, the dishonesty and betrayal make the recovery process a fragile one.