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Guess What Saved My Marriage?

Laurie Gerber | Posted 09.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

I remember the day I realized I was selfish. It was a painful and slow process to get to that point. My coach had to work really hard with me about it. And I had to almost lose my marriage for it to sink in.

Believing Eyes

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the things that I notice about successful couples is that nearly all of them demonstrate a capacity to not only see the beauty and goodness in each other, but to reflect it back to one another on an ongoing basis.

Single or Married? Which Status Gives You More Freedom?

Marilyn Tam | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Our minds need to develop new thought pathways different from the old belief system. To make the shift more solid, research has shown it takes 21 - 30 days of practice; a mere fraction of the time it took you to acquire the initial negative pattern. What a relief!

Telling the One You're in a Relationship With

Kyle Koeppel | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Kyle Koeppel

If someone cannot be supportive of your decision to screen and be proactive about cancer, than that person probably cannot be there for you in other ways.

7 Convincing Reasons To Practice Mindfulness While Dating

Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living

By Headspace Mindfulness will undoubtedly help you get some headspace and make a difference in your life. But there’s another good reason for tra...

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

5 Tips For Connecting With Your Grandchildren

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Ultimately, being an active presence in your grandchildren's mind isn't just good for your mental health. That special bond that skips the generation can enrich the lives of the young as much, if not more, than your own.

What We Can Learn From Other Marriages

Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall | Posted 08.10.2013 | Weddings
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall

Looking back on my own 50 years of happy and fulfilled married life, I find that the marriages of family members and friends have had a big influence -- both positive and negative.

How Couples Benefit From Sexual Fantasy

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Thea and Duane Harvey

Sex is an act of the imagination, and in committed romantic relationships imagination often is the first thing to wear out. Here's some tips to help re-cultivate the fantasy and re-circulate passion.

How Mindfulness Can Save Your Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 07.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Mindfulness presents a valuable tool for facing the daily challenges of staying close to our partner. It allows us to become more centered and calm, so we can talk things out instead of spiraling into a screaming match.

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.

Beating the Odds of Divorce When Your Child Has Special Needs

Anat Baniel | Posted 07.17.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

It's often said that parents of children with special needs divorce at a higher rate than the general population. So, I asked John Gray: What do you think are the causes and what suggestions can you give to these parents?

After the Honeymoon Is Over

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Taking our attention off of our partner will enable us to embody a higher level of vulnerability and encourage them to them to feel less defensive and consequently more inclined to listen to our concerns and needs with a more conciliatory attitude.

Ask MISTER CARL: 'What Do I Have To Do To Get A White Boy's Attention?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 07.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

As much as our community loves to wave rainbow flags and talk about equality, there's just as much sexual racism in the gay world as there is anywhere else. Sometimes it's overt ("no Asians!"), sometimes it's subtle ("no thugs, please") and sometimes it's just unspoken.

Emergency Help for Couples Who Have Just Had a Big Fight

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Whenever I'm embroiled in this kind of dynamic and (hallelujah!) manage to make it out the other side, I get majorly humbled -- all concepts of myself as a conscious, loving, evolved human being completely blown to smithereens.

4 Tips for Dealing With Marital Boredom

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's just possible that if you do some or all these things, your relationship and your life in general will become less boring and more exhilarating. It might also become more challenging and stimulating. But who knows? You might get to enjoy living on the edge.

Tantra and Relationship Tips

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Thea and Duane Harvey

Creating a connection that is mutually satisfying is two-pronged: eliminate the negative and enhance the positive. Less pain, more pleasure. A simple truth most couples find difficult to practice.

LOOK: Reddit Users Dish On Moments Of Love

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women

Looking for something to warm your cold Monday morning heart? Look no further than the pages of Reddit. When one Reddit user asked "What is the one th...

How to Win in the Blame Game

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

It's so easy to take things personally. Instead, the next time you notice yourself feeling defensive or like you're a failure or that you're not good enough, practice using a buffer phrase.

Enlightened Self-Interest

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Enlightened self-interest refers to the understanding and trust that what a person does to enhance another's quality of life enhances one's own quality of life to a similar degree. More simply put, it is the idea that "what goes around comes around."

Time Outs Are Not Just for Children

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

Normally, when thinking about communication, we think about verbal communication or some kind of physical communication. However, sometimes the best communication skill is to know when to take a time out.

20 Tips for Parenting a Child With Special Needs

Anat Baniel | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Anat Baniel

The blessing of a child can challenge a relationship. When the child has special needs, these challenges grow exponentially. With the right tools, parents of children with special needs can learn additional ways to relate to each other that will strengthen their connection and love,

Intimacy Intervention: 'My White Husband Uses Racial Slurs In Bed'

Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Passionate Living Coach Abiola Abrams gives love, dating and self-esteem advice on the CW's Bill Cunningham Show and all over the web through her ...

Relationship Expert Rachel Sussman With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Relationship expert Rachel Sussman joined me on Mondays With Marlo to answer some of your toughest questions about sex, love and relationships. From w...

Relationship Advice: 5 Ways To Feel In Sync Again

Lisa Haisha | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Ultimately, you chose your partner for a reason. You have a soul-level connection that can transcend any differences. Hold strong to that fact and you'll soon find that smarts and social can indeed go hand-in-hand in any relationship.