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Starter Marriage, The Serial: Part 1

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

1965. One of my least evolved relationships was with Saul, my first husband. His dimpled cheeks and large, almost bulging eyes gave him a perky Jiminy Cricket look. His mother claimed his I.Q. was at the genius level. My mother thought he was nice.

3 Important Lessons I've Learned From My Marriage

Wendy Bradford | Posted 05.28.2013 | Weddings
Wendy Bradford

As we celebrate eight years of married life together, I think of all that we have embraced, conquered, mastered, destroyed and learned to live with. We celebrate what we have built, and acknowledge how much we put in.

Trust in Love

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Trusting in love does not mean assuming that someone will love you. It means confidence in the fundamentally loving nature of every person, and in the wholesome power of your own lovingness to protect you and touch the heart of others.

The 5-Letter Word That Can Improve Your Marriage

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.27.2013 | Weddings
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

Whether you're in a long-term relationship or you're just looking for one, you'll want to keep this in mind.

Why More Women Should Read Romance Novels

Sherryl Woods | Posted 05.26.2013 | Books
Sherryl Woods

A number of years ago at the height of the shirtless hero craze on romance book covers, one of my novels featured an artist's rendering of an impish little girl dragging angel wings. A television news anchor in Washington, DC, held it up on camera and asked, "Where's Fabio?"

Advice On Having A Romance In The Workplace, From Nicole Williams (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Dating in the workplace can be tricky. Career expert Nicole Williams gave tips on assessing whether the romance will be detrimental to your career whe...

10 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Saying 'I Do'

Samantha Daniels | Posted 05.18.2013 | Weddings
Samantha Daniels

What many couples worry about when it comes to their post-honeymoon sex lives.

10 Habits Of Happy Couples

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

If we keep the weeds from infiltrating the flower beds we can enjoy the uninterrupted beauty of our longed-for relationship and reduce the wear and tear that neglect can produce.

How A 'Brief Encounter' Led To 70 Years Of Marriage

Posted 03.08.2013 | Fifty

Subway riders know the thrill of locking eyes with an attractive stranger during a morning commute. But rarely do these chance encounters lead to a da...

Texting: The New Intimacy or the End Of Romance?

David Wygant | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
David Wygant

In today's crazy world, we seem to always save our phone moments for people that are worthy of it.

The Heartache of a Television Serial Dater

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.28.2013 | TV
Alena Dillon

Last night, 24 and I concluded things once and for all. It probably should have ended at least a season earlier, when Jack started hanging out with guys like Freddie Prinze Jr., but it seems that all serious relationships never end as soon as they should.

The Best Place In The World For Women...And Weddings?

Cristen Conger | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weddings
Cristen Conger

Certainly, it's possible these days to throw a lovely event that doesn't bankrupt a couple mentally and financially but nevertheless, it seems like there's nowhere for brides especially to escape the mass-marketed American wedding culture breathing down their necks.

Barbara Pym: The Other Jane Austen

Valerie Stivers-Isakova | Posted 04.23.2013 | Books
Valerie Stivers-Isakova

Barbara Pym is the thinking girl's romance writer, the only one I'm aware of, outside of Jane Austen, who hits that sweet spot of an utterly unsentimental romance, one which can be read 1,000 times and never become annoying.

Cupid Makes His Big Comeback

Bob Brody | Posted 04.19.2013 | Comedy
Bob Brody

I finally found Miss Right, though. Yay! We plan to get married on Valentine's Day, probably in Reno. She's down to earth, a claim I, given my wings, can certainly never make.

PHOTOS: Romantic Hotel Fireplaces

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.18.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Some hotels treat guests to a gas fireplace in the privacy of your room, while others use a roaring fire to make a bold design statement at the center of the lobby or restaurant.

My Biggest Celebrity Crush

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

In 'Two for the Road' and her other movies, Audrey Hepburn's style and grace fill the screen. In her life, she brought light and joy to millions. She and Albert Finney made me fall in love with them and with great movies.

Loving Saint Valentine

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

So, dear beloved reader - love, love, love! Not just on St. Valentine's day, but every day!

Flawed, But Fabulous!

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

On Valentine's Day, we often hear glorified versions of great and enduring love, Hollywood romances, soaring passion. We even put names and faces to them -- Tracey and Hephurn, Liz and Dick, Brad and Angelina and their expanding brood. This is the stuff of fantasy!


Emma McLaughlin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Women
Emma McLaughlin

I once ran this heart-festooned gauntlet with White Russians and Mary J. Blige, but success as a married eludes me -- and not for lack of trying.

Rekindling the Joy of Valentine's Day

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Place yourself in whatever atmosphere allows you to feel centered. Bring your awareness to the faces of the people to whom you have hardened your heart. Imagine sending each person kindness, love and compassion.

What Does It Feel Like To Fall in Love With Your Best Friend?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Kelly Erickson, Small Business Experience Designer and devoted Quoran Falling in love with y...

A Dream Honeymoon at Walt Disney World?

Tom Bricker | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel
Tom Bricker

Walt Disney World is often viewed as a place where parents reluctantly take their children as a rite of passage. Despite this, Walt Disney World is a popular destination for honeymooners.

25 Ways To Propose On The Road

Viator | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel

For an adventurous way to mark your engagement, explore the jungle from the back of Thailand's gentle giants with an elephant ride in Phuket.

PHOTOS: Where Romance Meets Sun

Fathom | Posted 04.16.2013 | Travel

If you can't fall in love in these places, well, you need more help than a travel website can provide.

Remembering A Broken Romance on Valentine's Day; Or How I Became A Writer

Andrew Lam | Posted 04.15.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

What do you do when you graduate from Berkeley with a broken heart and a B.A. in biochemistry? You break your immigrant parents' hearts and become a w...