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Why You Shouldn't Apologize For Loving Someone

James Russell Lingerfelt | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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

The Truth About 'Settling'

Phoebe Fox | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Phoebe Fox

It comes down to expectations. If we think the person we pair with is supposed to read our minds and hearts and always understand us so that we shall live in perfect accord at all times, how can we not be disappointed when life and human nature get in the way?

The Danger: When Women Try to Get Along With Everyone

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

Unlike male friendship, which is usually based on shared interest in specific activities, the keys to female friendship are self-disclosure and emotional support. As early as elementary school, girls may determine that having a certain number of friends and being "liked" is a type of currency.

How to Bring the Sex Back to Your Sex Life

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.08.2014 | Style
Jonathan Alpert

So next time you think your love life is boring, rather than accepting the status quo, take responsibility and ask yourself, "What can I do to make it better?"

A New Way to View Your Recurring Problems

Dr. Amy Johnson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Johnson

Your wisdom will bring you all kinds of awesome solutions if you let it. It's just that if you're beating your head against the wall to find a solution, it helps to know that beating your head against the wall isn't a method that is known to bring brilliant solutions.

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 10.18.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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 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...

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

Erin McKelle | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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.