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Healthy Relationships

How Grace and Guts Help Us to Get Up and Leave

Dana O'Dell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana O'Dell

I participated in a controversial conversation recently about why we [women] tend hang onto people and situations that no longer serve us, such as job...

Why Your Career Is Ruining Your Relationship

Alexis Pierce | Posted 11.20.2014 | Women
Alexis Pierce

There's nothing better than being appreciated and respected for your professional success by your partner. Use these steps to bring your best to both aspects of your life so you can give yourself and your partner more freedom to love and be loved.

Divorce Confidential: Crafting a Creative Pet Parenting Plan

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.19.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It's no surprise pet parents are becoming a lot more serious about pet custody. The need to divide this member of your home can be painful and hold so much more value than the division of material possessions.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

What to Do When You Feel Disconnected from Your Partner

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

Before checking emails or answering phone calls, take the time to simply just be with your partner. Enjoy early morning hugs and kisses without thinking about all the stuff you have to do. Focus completely on the present moment of just being with them.

5 Ways to Stop Attracting Toxic People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 11.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

A while back I found myself in a conversation with someone about the topic of being around toxic people -- or, as I prefer to call it, people who exhi...

5 Ways To Know It's Time To Move On

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
James Russell Lingerfelt

Having an optimistic approach to dating isn't necessarily a bad thing. It only becomes problematic when we can no longer see a situation for what it truly is and recognize when it's time to walk away.

How to Stop Your Addiction to Your Ex

Pamela Dussault | Posted 10.30.2014 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Ever since I once wrote an article on how to tell the difference between addictive love and genuine love, I've received pleas for help from people who want to stop the anguish and torment that result from addictive love. This article addresses just that.

3 Rules to Healthy Relationships

Gina Keatley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Gina Keatley

As I evaluated the No Cheaters, No Beaters and No Drunks Rules it because clear that every bad relationship began with me allowing one of these three types of men into my life.

This Couple Has Been Married Nearly 70 Years. Here's How They Make It Work

Quarterlette | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weddings
Quarterlette

In our technologically modern world where people post their relationship highlight reels on social media and can meet potential romantic interests by swiping right, I think it's easy to lose sight of what's important when it comes to a relationship.

7 Signs That Someone Is a Member of Your Soul Group

Dougall Fraser | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dougall Fraser

We all have friends, colleagues, loved ones and family members, but only a select few will affect us so profoundly on our life's journey. Here are seven signs that someone if truly a part of your soul group...

Why You Shouldn't Apologize For Loving Someone

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
James Russell Lingerfelt

I've made it a rule in my personal life to never apologize for loving people, even if that love is never returned. To be unloving is the other person's problem, not mine.

3 Steps for Busy People to Create Success in Love

Jenev Caddell | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Jenev Caddell

We don't give relationships enough credit in this world. As a result, people suffer and tolerate mediocre relationships, feeling drained and exhausted as a result, sometimes without even realizing how much better things could be if things were different in the love department.

Your Biggest First Date Worries... Solved

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Especially if you're shy or tend to be anxious, those first date jitters can translate into full blown dating anxiety, which can be paralyzing. The days and hours leading up to a date can be worry-filled, and you may even avoid dating altogether if it's too intense.

Gone Girl: Fact In Fiction

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

"We weren't ourselves when we fell in love, and when we became ourselves - surprise! We were poison. We complete each other in the nastiest, ugliest...

Vive La Difference!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Coming as close as we did to losing our marriage, we learned to truly care for and appreciate each other to a degree that we may not have experienced otherwise.

9 Breakup Tips For Long Distance Dating

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Caitlin Roberson

When I first started dating, I believed breakups were events where you had perfect clarity and confidence. I still believe that (mostly). It's the illusion that such clarity is achieved quickly and easily that's changed.

Confessions of a Recovering Emotional Baggage-Toting Drama Queen

Michelle Martin | Posted 12.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

I made a decision to start living my life more authentically, with increased transparency. I pursued this path because I was feeling an exorbitant amount of fragmentation and stress, and I determined that it was because I was wearing too many masks in my life. I had no place, and no space to just be me.

5 Ways To Boost Self-Esteem To Better Your Relationships

GalTime | Posted 11.22.2014 | Women
GalTime

Being in a relationship is a balance between loving someone the way they are and encouraging them to grow in positive ways.

5 Ways to Overcome Dating Anxiety

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 11.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

The message is one of hope. Social anxiety can be debilitating, isolating and lonely. But it doesn't have to be that way. With treatment, practice and a willingness to try new behaviors, dating anxiety can be overcome.

'Marriage Is Not What I Thought It Would Be'

Akirah Robinson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Akirah Robinson

The second year of our marriage was the hardest year of my life. Dan and I faced many challenges together and really struggled in our relationship. Though I'm much more hopeful about our future today than I was three months ago, I know we still have some work ahead of us.

Startups and Relationships: How to get Them Both Right

George Vou | Posted 11.17.2014 | Technology
George Vou

My job now is to try to keep our startup alive; there are no trips and no cars -- there are baby puppies though. My girlfriend is now my pregnant wife and we live at her mum's place. Glamorous, no?

Insanity Pain

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

Don't take your love away from me, Don't you leave my heart in misery, If you go, then I'll be blue, 'Cause breaking up is hard to do... -- Neil Sedak...

6 Warning Signs That You May Be in a Toxic Relationship

Alexis Meads | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Meads

The relationship was a total roller coaster, and it definitely had it's thrills, but the thrills came at a cost. Every time we'd go out I felt pressured to drink more than I was comfortable with. I did it in part to impress them and also to ease the anxiety I was feeling.

Divorce Confidential: Do Grandparents Have Rights in Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.09.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

If you're a grandparent and you are restricted from seeing your grandchild, your first thought may be to take legal action to preserve the bond and relationship you have established with your grandchild. But before you move forward with any legal action, here are some things to consider