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Stop Begging: 6 Things to Say to Convince Your Partner to Stay

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 10.08.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

In the history of the world, begging a partner to stay has never ended in a good result. Here are five conversation starters that just may tilt the relationship -- and your partner -- back toward togetherness. More than one break-up scenario may apply to your situation, so mix and match as needed!

Commit: You Won't Forsake Options Down the Road!

Hans Hickler | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

To achieve our goals, we have to make decisions, even if part of our course requires some faith. But the biggest faith leap is not as to whether there are options ahead. The faith leap is in yourself.

Breaking the No Contact Rule

Tracy Crossley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

No contact is a rule and like other rules we use to take care of a problem, it creates a whole host of new problems. These issues take us away from connecting to ourselves, so we keep doing the same things over and over in each relationship with more pain each time.

Marriage at First Sight?

Mindy Utay | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Mindy Utay

Can a modern couple find marital happiness without knowing each other before the wedding? Can reality television teach married couples what it takes to sustain healthy relationships? Married at First Sight -- FYI's hit reality TV show -- seeks to do both.

Is Adversity Foe or Friend? -- Answer the 3 Questions of the Entrepreneurial Challenge

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

It's not just entrepreneurs that can turn adversity into opportunity. All people face startup-like challenges. And we all benefit from learning and perseverance. I believe much hinges on how we exercise our free will to create a personal resiliency.

5 Steps to Take Before Starting a New Relationship

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Those who are sincerely happy with their romantic choices spend more energy working on their own self-development than on appearing a certain way to attract love. Instead of concentrating on playing the game to entice a partner, put your focus on these five principles.

9 Things De La Salle Football Taught Me About Life

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports
Kathleen Buckstaff

In 2011, my middle-school son came to me and said he wanted to attend a football summer camp at De La Salle. I asked what was De La Salle. I could see my son wanted to go with every ounce of his being. The school was an hour and a half drive from our house.

Are You in Life for the Sprint of It?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

Are your efforts and commitments for the short term or the long of it? One engenders trust and self-honor, the other, advertises that not you or anyon...

The Real Reason That Opposites Attract

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Great relationships thrive on passion, particularly passionate lovemaking, and in trying too hard to avoid risk or novelty, we may inadvertently cool down the sexual heat by transforming our perception of our partner from a lover to a parent or a child.

Customer Service: There Is Only ONE Way

Hans Hickler | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Should you choose to differentiate yourself on the basis of service, then it has got to be about commitment and passion for the customer. As soon as the customer sees tradeoffs in customer service, then you have lost your differentiation on that front.

10 Signs You Are at Risk for a One-Sided Romantic Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 09.23.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Compatibility -- which is about sharing common values and goals, having fun together and liking each other -- helps to sustain a couple through tough times. However, both chemistry and compatibility are essential to a long-lasting healthy intimate relationship.

5 Keys to Grow and Deepen Your Love -- After the Wedding

Anne Naylor | Posted 09.20.2014 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

A wedding is an emotional high point. The romance of that special day cannot be expected to last -- or can it? Perhaps not in the same form, but amplified it can be.

How a Housewife Transformed an Open Sewer into a Swimmable River

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

In the 1960s the Nashua River was starved of oxygen, biologically dead, and one of the ten most polluted rivers in the United States. The sludge-filled river, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts, was a different color every day, depending on what was discharged that day.

5 Essential Elements for a Blissful Marriage That Lasts

Dianne Collins | Posted 08.30.2014 | Style
Dianne Collins

There are no "how-to steps" to a blissful marriage. Nature doesn't work that way and neither do we. There are, however, essential elements in Nature that have everything work in harmony and beauty.

Find Out If You Are Hard Working or Working Too Hard

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Workaholism is more than a dedication to your job. It's a near-obsessive commitment that supersedes most, if not all, other aspects of life. For many, workaholism is a true addiction, inextricably tied to feelings of self worth and identity.

The "R" Word

Eric Trules | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Eric Trules

What's my third act, as we like to say in the theater? Every good play, every good life, needs a good third act.

Are You My Soulmate?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Having relationship upsets and disappointments doesn't necessarily mean that we're a mismatch. These things happen, even in the best partnerships and they are not indicators that we're not meant to be together. They are part of the process. The real question has to do with whether or not each of us is willing to learn and grow ourselves into whole, loving human beings.

3 Things You Should Know About Failure

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Failure feels so much worse and eats at our self-esteem when we know we lacked commitment and effort. I'm pretty sure this is the root to the continued failure I've experienced up until now. I'm having to remind myself to not be afraid, and I've discovered three truths about failure.

Men and Marriage

Raza Habib Raja | Posted 07.15.2014 | Weddings
Raza Habib Raja

There is thus a huge difference between men and women in their attitudes which in turn have been shaped by their respective evolutionary development, specific roles and expectations. These differences come alive with full pronunciation in marriage which actually amplifies them

Rough Times Hold the Key to Success: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Live the Life You Have Imagined

Anthony Silard | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony Silard

Once you achieve your goal, you will know it was these moments of doubt when your resolve was tested -- when you had to dust yourself off, pick yourself back up and try again -- that were the most crucial in generating your success.

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Partner

Posted 04.26.2014 | Weddings

By Bonnie Olson for YourTango Before you make the big choice of a partner, take time to ask some very important questions. "You must choose, but...

Why Brides and Grooms Need to Take 'Til Death Do Us Part' More Seriously -- A Love Story

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I truly wonder if they have really thought through the step they're in the process of taking. Vowing to "learn to cook" or 'try skydiving' isn't what marriage is about, folks. It's about sticking together through financial problems, family problems and health challenges... 'til death do us part.'

The Moment You Need To Break Up With Your 'Texters'

Kristie Christie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Kristie Christie

While we were "just friends," I'd seen names of girls flash on the screen and he'd turn his phone over the same way I would when one of my texting guys would pop up on my screen. I knew there were some girls out there still hoping... still flirting and texting.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

It makes sense that people in their 20s and 30s might hedge their bets and see relationships as risky if they watched their parents' marriage fail, or even relatives and friends parents' marriage collapse.