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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 06.26.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.20.2014 | 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.

The Three Things That Kept Me From Ruining My Children's Childhood

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Divorce
Arlene Nisson Lassin

My children have exactly one and only one father. That one father is the only other human on earth who loves them with the same passion as me, their other parent. Why take away that precious relationship from my children when they are lucky to have it?

10 Signs You're Dating An Asshat

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Asshats. We've all been in love with at least one. Haven't we? If you haven't, do me a service and lie.

The People Factor by Van Moody Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

As there are certain laws of physics, like gravity, there are fundamental principles of relationships. This is the premise of The People Factor by Pastor Van Moody.

Men Who Work on Themselves Are Sexy

Joyce Marter | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joyce Marter

I'm a feminist who loves men. Not only do I appreciate the beauty of the male physique and the intoxicating power of masculine energy--I value the w...

5 Ways To Create A Nurturing Relationship

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 06.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

A spiritually aware relationship consists of two individuals on their own paths, who've decided to share roadways for a time. Both individuals help each other to learn and grow along those separate paths, while enjoying the experience of both paths meeting up -- sometimes alongside each other, sometimes branching out in different directions.

Is Eating Healthy Food Enough to Change Your Mind?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Elias, MS

The Natural Food Revolution of the 2000s may have turned our empty lives into a fullness of a new obsession: FOOD. It has spawned the everyday peep...

When Female Friendship Fades: 5 Signs It's Time to Cut the Cord on a Failing Friendship

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Sometimes we wonder if we're the problem, or if it really is her. Then there's the issue of mixed feelings because at some point she had been a good friend, and you feel badly the relationship has changed. But is that a good reason to hang on?

Debunking Relationship Myths: An Interview With John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Omega Institute | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Omega Institute

In all kinds of relationships, people have conflict and disagreements and hurt one another's feelings. What determines the success of the relationship is the way people deal with conflict, the nature of their friendship and intimacy, and their shared meaning system.

My Girls

Allie Smith | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Allie Smith

met Marcie when we were in the fourth grade, and then a few years later, at 14, we met Michele when we all worked together as hostesses at The Naples Dinner Theater. We've shared decades of friendship that have sustained me through many tough times.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Find Time for Our Relationship?

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Remember that you chose each other to make a family. Continuing to "discover" each other will keep your family strong.