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Healthy Relationships

Barnacled, Boundaried or Balanced: What's Your Attachment Style?

Andrea Wachter | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

"I dated her for a while, but she got way too clingy." "I was interested in him at first, but then he became needy and controlling." "I love my hus...

Your Weight Loss Frenemies and 5 Strategies to Stop Them

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

Unfortunately, no one has an unending supply of willpower. If you are struggling, then you will have to avoid the temptations you find irresistible. If you're serious about losing weight and keeping it off, you might need to cut ties with certain situations or overindulging frenemies, at least for a little while, maybe forever.

9 Tech Tips for Long-Distance Dating: A Tinder Success Story

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.14.2014 | Technology
Caitlin Roberson

Distance sucks, but I treat my relationship as an utmost priority, the same way I treat everything else that matters most to me in life. Being busy is no excuse to bury your relationship on your priority list.

Enough Is Enough (And a Mindfulness Approach With 5 Self-Mantras)

Sarina Tomel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Focusing on what's not happening or what's wrong is a sure way to keep manifesting the same. And indeed it will only bring you more of what you don't ...

When Did 'Unacceptable' Become 'Good Enough'?

Phoebe Fox | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

Most of us are raised on fairytales and Hollywood (mostly the same thing). For years we believe that our perfect someone is out there, our singular soul mate -- and we wait for him (or her).

Are You in Life for the Sprint of It?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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...

My Secret: I Was One of Those Girls Who Had Sex With Older Men on the Internet

Erin McKelle | Posted 08.07.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

Yes, there was something wrong, but it wasn't with me, and my cyber sex was nothing more than a symptom of something bigger. It was my way of showing that I felt out of control and helpless.

4 Truths About Women Who Put Up Emotional Walls

Galit Breen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

Here are four reasons why putting up emotional walls is my worst trait and one that I'm openly, willingly and continually working on.

What's Your Boomer EQ? Part 2

Claire N. Barnes, MA | Posted 07.31.2014 | Fifty
Claire N. Barnes, MA

On July 24, 2014, I posted Part 1 of this five part series, an online tutorial on the value of Emotional Intelligence (EQ). I propose Boomers can be ...

A Philanthropist and a Nonprofit ED Walk Into a Bar...

Steven Crandell | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

The philanthropist sighs and says she has money to give, but no nonprofit will agree to carry out her intent as she envisions it.

5 Secrets of Happy Relationships

Chandresh Bhardwaj | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Chandresh Bhardwaj

Being aware of the soul's craving for love, I became interested in recognizing the common threads in all of the happy, loving relationships I was coming across. I wanted to decode the secrets of a strong bond, and here's what I found the keys to be.

A Reminder To Stop Forcing Life And To Start Living It

Akirah Robinson | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Here's a novel idea: perhaps life isn't about getting what we want, when we want it, especially since our awareness is often so limited. Perhaps life is meant to be lived, not forced.

Forgiving Myself

Sarina Tomel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Forgiving yourself is another way of giving yourself permission to get out of your own way. To see the truth for what it is, rather than hide behind it. If we take self-forgiveness moments, it changes our perspective, and therefore our approach to life. Our mood lifts, and we return to feeling happy and having that inner calm again.

What Yoga Taught Me About My Relationships

Emily Williams | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Williams

After that class, I started to think about how the people in our lives affect us. After all, someone I had never spoken to was contagious with instability and caused me to fall.

13 Touch Points on the Path to Relationship: Building the Perfect Lover

John McElhenney | Posted 07.17.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

I believe in order to find our lover we need a fairly clear picture of what they might be. Way beyond looks, the construction or destruction happens over the course of the initial weeks of "dating."

Thriving With the Gift of 'No'

Mari Lyles | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

Silly grins, imaginary conversations, daydreams and night sweats rule the day drawing you further and further down your own vapid rabbit hole... where it really is easy to become lost if you're not very, very careful.

Wish List for Our Children: Be Kind, Be Strong, and Love Who You Are

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

We make sure you eat your vegetables and cross our fingers that you will sleep through the night. We encourage you to say "please" and share your toys. These are important lessons, but you will soon learn that our hopes for you are much bigger than the day to day tasks that take up so much of our times as parents.

Divorced? 4 Valuable Life Lessons to Master Now

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 07.02.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

Forgiveness is the gift you give to yourself. It's not for or about the other person. It releases you from the pain of staying bound up in the past. Blaming yourself or your former spouse serves no purpose in reinventing your life. It holds you back from enjoying today.

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. ...

This Is When It's Okay To Look For Sex Outside Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce

Imagine this: you've been with your partner for a while, and the initial excitement has faded. Feeling unsatisfied with your sex life, you begin to lo...

I Don't Mind If I Only Have Sex With My Fiancé Twice A Month

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Young couples have a lot of sex, right? Not all of them. Erin Soehren, a freelance writer, said that she and her fiancé have sex between two and f...

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

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

The Major Downside To Snooping

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

The bottom line is that when you are having concerns, speak up! Communicate, rather than investigate. This approach is the best way to respect yourself, your partner and the relationship.