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5 Reasons To Consider Divorce

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.

A good reason to keep working on your marriage is when both you and your partner are invested and committed. Otherwise if you find yourself stuck in the same old depressing patterns, you may wish to tackle your fear of change.

How To Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.

13 Questions to Figure Out If They're the One

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Sharing chemistry with someone is a rare treasure. But knowing early on whether a person is right for you is equally necessary for your well-being. Ponder the answers to these 12 questions to discover your partner's true place in your life and reveal if they're really the one.

5 Important Relationship Resolutions

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

So what can we do to give ourselves our best chance of maintaining that loving feeling we have when we first realize we are falling for another person? Here are five resolutions I believe all couples would truly benefit from taking on.

How a Dating Buddy Can Transform Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Clients who ask for -- and listen to -- the advice of wise, loving friends have more successful lives. Dating may be a lonely journey, but you don't have to take it alone. Having a dating buddy will definitely make it more fun.

What This Gay Atheist Learned From Being an Evangelical Christian

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

After a few years outside the isolation of an Evangelical community, these are values I find most lacking in the mainstream and would pass on to others who are still building their own identities.

5 Ways Faith Contributes to Strong Marriages, New Studies Suggest

David Briggs | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Four studies published in the Journal of Family Psychology indicate that cultivating practices such as selfless prayer, spiritual intimacy and compassionate love can help keep couples happily together through the challenges of marriage.

The 6 Most Common Enemies of Intimacy

Randi Gunther | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

The struggling partners I work with have often slipped into these destructive patterns without even realizing it. Had they been able to see them earlier, they could have stopped the damage they had wreaked.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

Mothers and Lovers: From Parenting to Romance

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.

Reaching 50 Without Any Chin Hairs

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Cullen

Yes, old(er) people still have sex. And my sexuality is important to me, to my marriage and to my vagina. So remaining a sexual being is a necessity. Even if I have to schedule it.

A Sexual Dry Spell

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Jennifer Cullen

Strangely, though we talk about most everything, we never talk about the lack of sex. We both know how much time has gone by. It's just kind of understood that, oh yeah, we need to get on this. And on each other.

6 Powerful Things to Say (and Never Say) to Your Partner

Alexandra Harra | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

If we're too quick to speak under the influence of emotion and indifferent to what we say, we may soon see the threads of our loving bond loosen. Bear in mind these six verbal principles to solidify your relationship through the power of your language.

The 80% Approach To Dating

Francesca Hogi | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

As it turns out, there are lots of good guys out there, hiding in plain sight. Here's how to spot them.

9 Simple Ways To Build Intimacy In Your Relationship

Bustle | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weddings
Bustle

The more you spend time with your SO because you want to -- not because you're obligated to or have automatic plans every Friday night -- the more you're likely to appreciate them and stop viewing them as a sort of breathing ottoman.

Let's Not Meet at a Restaurant

Lillian Daniel | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

There are a lot of lonely people in the world who are in search of community and more company. But there are also people who are desperate for more private time with one other person. Sometimes I think I may be one of them.

How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship, Even During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My husband, David, and I have been married 37 years. What's the secret to the longevity of our relationship? I'm no expert, but I know I have never stopped dating David! We are still in love and enjoy being with each other.

7 Simple Secrets to an Amazing Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Of all the relationships we experience, love relationships are perhaps the most complex. They are strenuous in that they take a real toll on our emoti...

Every Night I Go to Bed Thinking About Sex

Traci Bild | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women
Traci Bild

You'll notice I said thinking about sex, not physically having it. It's not that I don't want to, I simply can't muster the energy.

The Best Kept Secret to Intimacy: Vulnerability

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

Why do we fear vulnerability? We are afraid that if someone finds out who we really are, they will reject us. While we may try to appear perfect, strong or intelligent in order to connect with others in actual fact, pretense often has the opposite effect intended.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

What the Worst Sex of My Life (On My Wedding Night!) Taught Me About Love

Heather Strang | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Heather Strang

Satisfying sexual connection -- for both parties -- is dependent on a satisfying emotional connection. Yep, I said it. And yes, this is true for women and for men.

The Two Languages of Love and Connection: Separate Yet One

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Both sides of the coin, I believe, have voices and energies that need to be honored and incorporated into how we love and reach out to our soul mate.

What Authenticity Really Means

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Authenticity. More than a current buzz word. The lynch pin necessary to create and sustain deep, connection between two married lovers.