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15 Christmas Breakup Excuses Only A Grinch Would Use

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.12.2016 | Divorce

Breaking up with someone around the holidays is an act even the scroogiest Scrooge and grinchiest Grinch would frown upon. Still, it happens. Accordin...

This Is Ikea's Attempt To Solve Your Annoying Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.09.2016 | Divorce

Having relationship problems? Ikea wants to help. (Which is ironic, since everyone knows Ikea is the place where relationships go to die.) In its new...

6 Tips For Surviving The Holidays If You Don't Like Your In-Laws

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Divorce

People joke about meddling in-laws but the reality is, overbearing family members are a very real problem for many couples. The tension can be especia...

7 Differences Between A Healthy Relationship And A Toxic One

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Divorce

You feel like a better version of yourself when you’re in a healthy, mature relationship. That doesn’t mean your partner completes you, but they d...

A Behavioral Economist Explains Why You're Unhappily In Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2016 | Divorce

When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s easy to assume the grass is greener on the other side. (You know, the side where all your single fri...

7 Signs You're On The Verge Of An Emotional Affair

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.29.2016 | Divorce

There’s a fine line between a close, platonic friendship and a full-blown emotional affair. If you’re in a relationship (and want to stay that way...

The Only Way to Stay in Love

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lisa Firestone

Most of us have experienced this scenario. Someone, perhaps a friend or relative, is venting to us about their partner. They're registering an endless...

10 Signs He's Bound To Be Your Future Ex-Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.16.2016 | Divorce

It’s important to give people a chance while dating, but there are some red flags you just can’t overlook: Does he spend the whole evening interru...

Here’s How To Get Definitive Proof Your Partner Is Cheating

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.14.2016 | Divorce

There’s only one way to know if your partner is cheating: Nope, it’s not by thumbing through their text messages and emails. To really get down to...

The Advice Marriage Therapists Give Couples Who've Fallen Out Of Love

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.01.2016 | Divorce

Therapists often see couples facing a very real dilemma: After years and years together, one or both partners no longer feel as “in love” as they ...

7 Not-So-Obvious Reasons You Can't Stop Fighting With Your Spouse

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.28.2016 | Divorce

Don’t be worried if you argue with your spouse every now and then. It generally means you care about the relationship, said Elisabeth J. LaMotte, a ...

The Advice Every Couple In A Sexless Marriage Needs To Hear

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.26.2016 | Divorce

It’s incredibly painful when the person you love doesn’t want to be intimate with you. Luckily, there are steps you can take to change that. In a ...

Sorry, But All Your Favorite Love Stories Are Ruining Your Love Life

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.19.2016 | Divorce

Well isn’t this ironic: The love stories we read and watch are screwing up our actual love lives. In a new video from the The School of Life, accla...

This Common Behavior Could Easily End Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.17.2016 | Divorce

You may think your criticism of your spouse is constructive, but choose your words and tone carefully: According to renowned researcher John Gottman, ...

The 3 Steps This Couple Took To Fall Back In Love Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.14.2016 | Divorce

Can a couple rebuild and fall back in love after calling a timeout on their relationship? Absolutely ― but it requires genuine time apart, patience ...

6 Things People Complain About In Sex Therapists' Offices

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.13.2016 | Divorce

No two couples that seek help from a sex therapist are exactly the same. Still, the issues that these experts help their clients address tend to be of...

The 6 Most Damaging Texts You Can Send Your Significant Other

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.25.2016 | Divorce

Texting your significant other should be easy. But sometimes, all it takes is one stray “K” or a message “read” without a reply to start an ar...

13 Rejected Marriage Proposals That Will Make You Cringe

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.11.2016 | Divorce

It takes a lot of courage and determination to ask someone to marry you ― but it’s arguably just as hard to turn down a proposal. There’s defin...

Advice Column: How To Handle Yourself When A Breakup Gets The Best Of You

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

What if it isn't malice at all that provokes the worst in us but a sadness that we fail to pinpoint?

6 Ways To Argue And Not End Up Divorced

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.05.2016 | Divorce

There’s a right way and a wrong way to argue in a relationship. To have an effective argument, both partners need to show up and be ready to tackle ...

6 Things You Should Never Change About Yourself For A Partner

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.29.2016 | Divorce

There’s one thing we should all aim for when looking for love: Finding a partner who accepts and loves us just as we are. Settling for anything less...

6 Signs Your Husband Has Checked Out Of Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.20.2016 | Divorce

All too often, husbands who come into marriage therapist Becky Whetstone’s office have already experienced what she calls an “emotional divorce....

Marriage Therapists Say These 6 Things Can Slowly Kill A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.03.2017 | Divorce

Forget about infidelity or lying to your spouse about your finances: there are other, less-talked behaviors that are just as destructive to a marriage...

6 Signs Your Wife Is Totally Fed Up With You

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 09.14.2016 | Divorce

In any marriage or long-term relationship, you have to stay present. Unfortunately, far too many men take their partner’s satisfaction in the relati...

7 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Relationship Without Knowing It

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.29.2016 | Divorce

What makes some couples go the distance, while other romances fizzle out before they’ve even gotten off the ground? Below, relationship experts sha...