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15 Creative Questions to Ask a Date

GalTime | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
GalTime

Unless you're endowed with the gift of gab, you and your date might end up in a staring contest while the two of you listen to the crickets in the background. OK, it might not be that bad for you. But trust me, it's not always easy to be clever when you're nervous.

Part II: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Mari Lyles | Posted 07.23.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

Kissing seems like it would be one of those instinctive things humans do like yawning, stretching or scratching. After all, what is the big deal about two pairs of lips locking together? However, some kisses can be relationship-ending turnoffs.

Part I: How To Get A Guy To Kiss You

Mari Lyles | Posted 07.18.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

So, you've been going out for a while now. You're really feeling this guy and you can tell there's a mutual attraction. The vibes... my God, the vibes. He drops you off at your door, smiles that little smile, says he had a great time and leaves. No kiss. Ugh!

Satisfaction Highlights Midlife Relationship Strains

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.15.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Time will tell as to whether Satisfaction will remain true to its premise of showing us how the lines of individual and joint development evolve over time. For the moment, it's a relief to have a break from the usual midlife silliness and instead to explore this important period of life's deeper themes.

6 Signs Your Relationship Is Really Over

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

The fact that you are even reading this post should be evidence enough for you that your relationship is heading down an unhealthy path. But since coming to that realization can be scary on your own, allow me help ease you into accepting your potential breakup.

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer.

Here's Why You Should Talk To Your Partner About Your Ex (Seriously)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.01.2014 | Divorce

The last thing you want to hear out of a partner's mouth is the name of his or her ex -- but talking about an ex doesn't always signal romantic doom. ...

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.

7 Things Only Those Married A Long Time Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty

There are just some things in life you can't fully appreciate until you've lived through them. Being married for 10 years or longer -- and staying hap...

The Impact of Relationship Apps On Family Dynamics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Marriage is a wonderful institution that affords couples significant psychological, emotional and financial benefits, in addition to being a commitmen...

Debunking Relationship Myths: An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Omega Institute | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In all kinds of relationships, people have conflict and disagreements and hurt one another's feelings. What determines the success of the relationship is the way people deal with conflict, the nature of their friendship and intimacy, and their shared meaning system.

The Only Piece of Dating Advice You Need

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women
Holly Sidell

Does all the dating advice you're hearing and trying to follow not feel authentic to you? Are you sick of beating yourself up for being something you're not?

The Key Ingredient Of A Happy And Healthy Relationship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

As we get older there are certain things we shouldn't tolerate in a relationship. Our lives are complicated enough; filled with careers, family, friends, our plates are full to overflowing. Add a new relationship to the mix and you have one more issue with which you have to deal.

How to Make a Relationship Work When Your Schedules Don't Gel

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

When it to comes to juggling work and life schedules, many partners feel like ships passing in the night. Whether it's business travel, long hours at the office or family responsibilities that are keeping your schedules out of sync, at some point, it's bound to start wearing on you.

10 Ways To Know You're Ready For A Relationship

James Michael Sama | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

It doesn't matter if you find the man or woman of your dreams if you're not ready to have them in your life.

4 Ways To Hold A Sexless Marriage Together And Perhaps Even Thrive

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You've seen the ads for Cialis and Viagra showing that all it takes to bring the sex back into the relationships of the fifty-plus is a little pill. However, these medications aren't for everyone, nor do they necessarily work. Some couples, as they age, may at some point have to come to grips with the fact that the sex in their relationship will never be what it was in the past.

7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the First Date

Janet Blair Page | Posted 07.05.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

These "dos" are suggestions for making dating better and more purposeful -- and make sure you are not the one weeded out on someone else's search for love.

The #1 Question Married Men Should Be Asking Themselves

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

As a women's divorce coach, the top complaints I hear from women who are considering divorce are: "He is never home because he is always working. An...

Conscious Uncoupling and the Paradox of Conscious Commitment

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Thea and Duane Harvey

Relationships do end, and it is important to stop viewing this as failure. The success or failure of a relationship should not be determined by it's length, but by our ability to allow another human being into our heart and grow from the experience.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

8 Reasons To Take A Break From Your Relationship

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Tinatin Japaridze

2. Stepping aside and finding yourself can be vital, especially after years of coexisting in a committed, long-term relationship.

Why Do Good People Stay In Inadequate Relationships?

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Kim Rosenberg

Why do we stay in relationships that are unhealthy and sometimes harmful? I often hear, "We tried four times to make it work," or, "The relationship was over two years ago, but I just couldn't leave." Otherwise very healthy people regularly stay in relationships for the wrong reasons.

The Single Biggest Factor That Determines the Success of a Romantic Relationship

Erwan Davon | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Erwan Davon

Practicing and honing sexual skills is essential for keeping the chemistry beyond the hot initial dating stages. A simple interrogation about "what is an orgasm?" and "how can orgasm be prolonged?" is a practical start towards transforming a stagnant relationship blueprint.

What I Wish I Could Tell Hannah Horvath About Sex

Dr. Sue Johnson | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sue Johnson

Sex without emotion is like a dance without music. All the raunchy moves and costumes won't make up for the silence.

The Nightmare Of Loving A Smoker Who Just Won't Quit

Roz Warren | Posted 05.25.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Mark was a smoker when we met 19 years ago, and he's smoked ever since. I wish he didn't, but I can't convince him to stop. The first boy I ever fell for, at 17, was also a smoker. It went along with his scruffy, adorable 'bad boy' vibe. I loved those smoky kisses. Now I'm 59, and what was irresistibly edgy in a 17-year-old boy seems idiotic and self-destructive in a man pushing 60.