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How to Know When It's Possibly Time to Get a Divorce

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.27.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Twardowski

Deciding whether or not to get a divorce is hardly something to be taken lightly. Overall, I do generally think that relationship issues can and should be worked out before making the decision to separate and do any filings.

WATCH: How To Know When To Move On From Your Relationship

Matthew J. Dempsey | Posted 04.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew J. Dempsey

2015-02-03-ScreenShot20150203at4.00.04AMsmall.jpgIn my latest video on relationships, I speak about how to effectively figure out when it's time to move on from a relationship and how to do it in the name of love. I describe how we can know where our stuff ends and our partner's begins, as well as the unique challenges that can come up for gay men when it comes to drawing the distinction.

Couples Ask Each Other 'Am I The Best Sex You Ever Had?'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Women

Mainstream media offers few portrayals of romantic partners discussing the actual sex part of their sexual history. Why would they, when the vast majo...

5 Things I Know for Sure About True Love

Melissa Chapman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Ultimately when it comes to marriage whether it is arranged or not -- true love in a marriage develops over time and is not about lust, attraction or how much time you have known this person -- rather it is when you cannot see your life without your partner for better or worse.

Why Doesn't He Want to Have Sex With Me?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

You're lying in bed bumping up against that body next to you, seething with hurt and anger. You haven't been touched or reached for in more months than you care to count.

10 Signs You're In The Wrong Relationship

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.06.2014 | Divorce

Let's face it: When we're newly coupled up, we tend to look at our partner -- and the budding relationship itself -- through a pair of proverbial rose...

5 Ways To Deal With Boredom In Your Marriage

Posted 02.13.2014 | Divorce

The first few years of a marriage are usually thought to be some sort of extended honeymoon period, filled with great sex, good communication and the ...

Stuck in a Sexual Slump? Here's an Experiment for You to Try

Kristen Mark | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Mark

Desire ebbs and flows, both throughout an individual's life and throughout the context of an individual relationship. So, I think it is useful to come up with strategies to minimize the impact this may have.

Customizing Your Relationship

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Next, compare your actual relationship -- as it now exists -- to the one that you have visualized. Identify every specific thing you can that separates where you now are, from what you have envisioned as ideal.

21 Reasons People Stay In Unhappy Relationships

Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce

For many husbands and wives, a deep sense of unhappiness just isn't a good enough reason to end their marriage. Why? According to recent study by U...

24 Red Flags I Overlooked Before Marriage

Posted 07.19.2013 | Divorce

Ever since we launched HuffPost Divorce, we've been asking readers to share the moment they knew their marriage was over. But as anyone who's been ...

The Worst Relationship Advice I've Ever Received

Posted 07.02.2013 | Divorce

Most relationship advice comes from a well-meaning place. But like a bad game of telephone, sometimes the most well-intentioned advice from friends an...

Spiritual Sex: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe

Linda E. Savage | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Feeling safe in a relationship is a process, and couples will need to develop tools and ways of communicating, much of which is non-verbal, to return to the secure feelings once the inevitable flare ups occur.

10 Signs Your Marriage Is Doomed

Posted 04.16.2013 | Divorce

By Susie and Otto Collins for Have you ever wondered whether or not something your partner just said or did is normal and okay? Many ...

WATCH: Why We Nag Our Spouses

Posted 04.12.2013 | Divorce

In a HuffPost Divorce blog post earlier this month, author Monique Honaman wrote about how detrimental nagging can be in a marriage. "The cycle of...

How To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Posted 04.10.2013 | Divorce

Once the honeymoon period ends, how do you keep the spark alive with the one you love? On Tuesday's episode of "Katie," relationship expert and Hu...

21 Reasons You Shouldn't Be In A Relationship

Posted 04.09.2013 | Divorce

There are plenty of reasons to throw in the towel on a relationship, from a lack of communication to simply growing apart. On Tuesday, tweeters use...

4 Major Red Flags You Should Never Ignore

Posted 03.23.2013 | Divorce

You know what they say: hindsight is 20/20. But it's not until you've been through divorce or a tough breakup that you begin to realize how much truth...

Visiting My Ex Boyfriend When I Looked Like A Tomato

Lee Woodruff | Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

So, sit back for a moment and imagine meeting your old love. Now imagine your face, red and puffy like a broiled tomato, two small, hard, raisin eyes. If the swelling and the irritation weren't bad enough, somewhere on the flight across the country my immune system had begun to respond to the procedure the way it does to an extreme sun burn, by forming a fever blister.

5 Things Standing Between You and a Healthy Relationship

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Ironically, our relationship future can be closely tied to our relationship past. That's because we learn what intimacy is from our early relationships and are drawn, consciously or unconsciously, to what we know.

14 Relationship Issues To Leave Behind In 2013

Posted 12.03.2012 | Divorce

There's nothing like the promise of a new year to get people thinking about what's working -- and not working -- in their lives. On Monday, tweete...

20 Reasons You And Your Ex Don't Get Along

Posted 10.12.2012 | Divorce

What was the one thing you and your ex constantly fought over? On Friday, Tweeters revealed what drives them crazy in relationships, from lack of ...

20 Reasons Your Relationship Won't Work Out

Posted 10.05.2012 | Divorce

Sometimes the hardest part of breaking up is letting go of someone, even though you still love them. Just ask the Twitterverse. On Friday, tweeter...

The Perfect Boyfriend (Has Batteries)

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

A pal invited me to her ultra conservative book club. But I wasn't invited to discuss books. I was invited to talk about my life with battery operated boyfriend.

Relationship Problems? What To Do When Words Fail

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Just talking about your relationship problems often doesn't do any good. Unless you add a certain magic ingredient, just talking about your problems is usually ineffective at causing any real, meaningful change in behavior.