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A Logical Guide to a Romantic Relationship

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy
Jasmine Jaksic

Anyone who has ever met me would attest to the fact that I am a very logical person. This clearly does not lend itself to highly romantic ideas like "love at first sight". If you are like me, then you can use Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles to guide you!

Why We Go on Dates We Know Probably Won't Work Out

Samantha Joel | Posted 12.03.2014 | Science
Samantha Joel

How far might people be willing to go to avoid rejecting someone?

Love Languages: Relationship Communication 101

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Communicate your needs to your partner -- as much as we think our partner should know us well enough to figure out what we want, they don't. Your partner is not a mind reader -- trust me on this one, it took me two decades to figure this out!

Why Your First Love Is So Unforgettable

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is because there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure -- before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

Millennials and Failed Intimate Relationships

Merav Gur | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Merav Gur

Millennial women have professional opportunities and life choices not available to generations before. Yet the extraordinary women like Leah and Jenny that I see in my practice, engage in unhealthy and often damaging or abusive intimate relationships.

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Good Spouse

Samantha Joel | Posted 02.05.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Joel

I had decades of research at my fingertips to help my spouse and me figure out what it really means to be a good spouse. Why not harness those resources for our wedding?

A Good We Starts With a Good Me

Andrea Syrtash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Syrtash

A true partnership is about meeting in the middle, figuring out what each person needs separately and together and finding a way to compromise. Nobody should be a martyr in marriage.

Do You Want a Relationship to Change?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

It is amazing how most people say they want a solid relationship, but refuse to address how their thoughts create all sorts of relationship drama. The opportunity to dig deep and allow the truth to be stated out loud releases everyone from a false sense of relating or obligation.

7 Ways to Step Back From the Brink of Divorce

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Darryl A. Cobbin

I'm going to make mistakes and I do my best to learn from them. I have forgiven myself because I believe that marriage is mostly about growth and growth requires change and change often comes with pain.

Let the Happiness Flow -- Redefining the Sense of Self, Creativity and Expression

Robin Hoffman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

There is no time to waste being dishonest and it's the honesty with myself -- the true, deep-to-my-bones honesty -- that is going to be the foundation to exploring and creating this new, beautiful part of myself and my life.

How I Broke My Own Heart

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Where are you seeking something from an outside source, when you aren't first giving it to yourself? Where are you depending on others for your joy and fulfillment? How can you better prioritize yourself and your relationship with yourself?

How to Find Love After Divorce

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

Enjoy this adventure while it lasts, because life will surely settle in again. Maybe you will reflect on the time you spent alone as the most petrifying and liberating period in your life. I sure do. It was all worth it, no regrets.

Are You Choosing Someone Who Isn't Choosing You?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Christine Hassler

Take back your power. Trust that we all have a lot of options when it comes to relationships, but that the one relationship we MUST honor first is the one with ourselves.

A Widow and a Widower Walk Into a Bar

Ryon Harms | Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ryon Harms

We are living the next six months more than 8,000 miles apart. If you believe that coincidences are just coincidences, you'd reason that our odds aren't favorable. But a more provocative interpretation might be that our first encounter was just the tip of our iceberg.

A 'Backwards' Approach to Moving Forward

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

Maybe all 30-year-olds say that because they feel young and invincible and like the world is at their fingertips. For me, I need to know I have made the biggest effort I can make.

4 Big Reasons Why Your Relationships Fail

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Prevost

Want a path to a life well-lived? Take time to nurture and savor your closest relationships.

(Don't) Tell Me, (Don't) Show Me: Relationships in a Supra-Connected World

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

I'm confounded that a meaningful real life connection merited a circuitous social delivery mechanism to communicate what is otherwise a joyous and well-deserved occasion.

Katherine Bindley

The Reason You Might Be Giving Too Much In Your Relationship | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Relationships are supposedly all about compromise and the situations that can require a little give and take are endless. Whose friends are you going ...

'Twitter Is My Mistress'

Julia Stiles | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Julia Stiles

It's customary now for people to exchange social media accounts instead of phone numbers, even if there is romantic interest. It's less risky, too. Courtship in the virtual world allows for a somewhat imaginary exchange, full of connection and surprise, but always at a distance.

10 Simple Secrets To A Long And Happy Marriage

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 08.09.2013 | Weddings
Bonni Brodnick

Who's marrying whom, where and when is big news in June as couples across the country give the nuptial nod and promise, "I do." While "Pachelbel's Can...

Love Relationships Are a Pocket of Peace

Suna Senman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

With honesty comes the security to trust each other. In turn, trust allows us to enter the state of vulnerability that creates intimate space in a romantic relationship. Somewhere deep inside of all of us, we cherish this connection.

Can You Be Too Close To Your Significant Other?

Christina Huffington | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women

A close romantic relationship is generally believed to be better than a distant one. According to a new study, "Closeness Discrepancies in Romantic Re...

AWW: Childhood Love Letter Foreshadows Future Marriage

Posted 12.04.2012 | Weddings

When Cathy Knorr and Trevor Webb tied the knot, their relationship came full circle -- and they had a middle school love letter to prove it. At the...

Ramadan Reflection Day 14: Marriage, Dating And Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Healthy relationships are key to healthy living and healthy communities. If I don't know how to interact with the opposite gender, I'm already starting out on a shaky first step.

The Atlantic: Are Romantic Relationships Ever Really Mutual?

The Atlantic | Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 02.18.2012 | Gay Voices

On one very ironic Valentine's Day in 1971, my father married my mother, knowing she was in love with another. Growing up, I watched him long for her,...