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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...

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.

5 Ways To Keep Your Long Term Relationship Going Strong

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

After being together for a long time, couples can (and most do) lose the spark they once had. It is so easy to fall into routine and become comfortabl...

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.

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...

The 3 Building Blocks That Strengthen A Shaky Foundation Of Trust

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 06.13.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Jamie Williamson

Like most actions in a close, intimate relationship, trust follows the norm of reciprocity. You will trust your partner, if you sense that your partner trusts you, and visa versa.

How To Turn Attraction Into A Real Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

When spring springs, so do relationships. If we're single, we look forward to this season of growth with the hope that our human bonds will blossom, t...

Cultivating Sisterhood: Top 5 Tips For Better Friendships

Kaitlyn Stephens | Posted 05.25.2016 | Religion
Kaitlyn Stephens

Sitting in my regular coffee shop, next to two new friends, I'm reminded of old faces, of seasons past, that begin to surface in the forefront of my memory.

The Right Way to Break Up With a Popular Partner

Alexandra Harra | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

Shock will surely run rampant through your circle. Your friends will criticize you endlessly and your mother will warn that you'll end up alone. Even your dog will shoot you a look of deep regret. Regardless, you have your own reasons to do it.

4 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

Rhonda Milrad | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Milrad

The time in a relationship when it shifts out of the infatuation stage can be disheartening, especially if you're a person who likes to live in a dopamine induced "I'm in love with being in love" haze.

Codependents Also Hurt Their Children

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Ross A. Rosenberg

Although the codependent parent is harmed by their narcissistic partner, their codependency should not be considered a valid excuse for not protecting their children.

8 Big Relationship Dos and Don'ts

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Different partners draw out of us different emotions -- some we didn't even know we had -- and sustaining a relationship becomes tedious from both ends. But we must ensure that at least we're doing our part. So how do we navigate it through it all and improve the quality of our love?

The Thing No One Tells You About Relationships

Julie Santiago | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Julie Santiago

Whether we like it or not, we are ALL fed this FAIRY TALE story about relationships our entire lives only to realize that the real work begins when the newness wears off and LIFE starts to happen. Happily ever after is possible but maybe just not every hour of every day!

Removing the Bricks From Your Relationship Wall

Michele Elin | Posted 04.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michele Elin

In any good relationship, you have to work purposefully at removing the bricks from the wall. I find that when something is so hurtful, I carry it with me and it's present in whatever discussion is at hand.

7 Day Intimacy Challenge

Emily MacInnes | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Emily MacInnes

If you want to watch Netflix more than you want to make love, you're not alone. A recent study showed that a staggering 75% of couples feel like their...

A Fitness Tip to Overcome Conflict

Mike MacConnell | Posted 03.12.2016 | Divorce
Mike MacConnell

What if your yoga practice could help heal distress and resolve interpersonal conflict? It can. Cooperation between opposing forces is the key to reaching peace.

5 Ways to Make Your Relationship Stronger

Diane Passage | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Relationships are love and war. Until you get to the war part of it, it's hard to realize how much work is actually required to maintain your patience, affection and commitment. There are ways you can reinforce and strengthen your relationship so both of you can bounce back from difficult phases as painlessly as possible. Here are five tips:

5 Things Every Couple Needs to Do Before They Get Married | Posted 02.18.2016 | Weddings

You've met the person who you think is "the one," and you're truly, madly, deeply in love. But how do you really know if marriage is the next step?

Could Faking the Big O Delay Finding Mr. Right?

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 02.11.2016 | Women
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?

What's Communication Got to Do With... Lasting Love?

Mark Baer | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Baer

Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.

5 Rules for LGBT Dating

Dr. Darcy Sterling | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Darcy Sterling

As members of the LGBT community, we definitely have our own set of challenges when it comes to dating and relationships.

How I'm Celebrating All The Helpers In My Life

Honey Good | Posted 01.05.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

My favorite people are kind, accommodating, supportive and cooperative, sympathetic and always make me feel they are eager to please. I revere each one, with gratitude, for their kindness and help. Do something GOOD today: Teach the value of gratitude to your grandchildren.

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

Keay Nigel | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Keay Nigel

A real man knows what he wants in a partner, and once he has found that special someone, he commits himself and his whole life to them. Your happiness becomes his happiness. He stays loyal to you because he understands that one true love is enough for a lifetime.

Let's Get Uncomfortable in 2016

Brooke Wise | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Brooke Wise

Whatever happens, I wish you the power of being uncomfortable in 2016, despite the comfortable pillow.

How to Survive a Holiday Break-Up

Damona Hoffman | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices
Damona Hoffman

Are the holidays just too much pressure for a relationship to survive? A Daily Mail analysis of Facebook statuses revealed that right before Christmas was the time that people were most likely to call it quits.