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Relationship Communication

4 Reasons To Seek Couples Therapy Sooner Rather Than Later

Ian Oliver | Posted 08.28.2014 | Divorce
Ian Oliver

Many people have a negative association to the word "therapist" or "counselor." They think that seeing one means something isn't right and at times that might be true, but seeing a therapist early on in a relationship or marriage can do a lot to guide it in the right direction instead of trying to save it later on.

You Don't Always Need To Talk About Sex, Baby

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Women

If your partner gets you well enough to know your frozen yogurt preference, he or she can probably tell if you're faking an orgasm. According to a...

Who Owns Your Relationship Score Card?

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Many quality people choose security over risking disapproval or potential abandonment. They hope, somehow, that if they hide their faults and enough time passes, their partners will love them enough to bear what they have hidden.

'Sometimes I Wish I Was a Lesbian...'

Marissa Higgins | Posted 07.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Marissa Higgins

Sometimes she says it sitting across from me in a coffee shop. Sometimes she sends it via text message. And then the conversation turns to the supposedly inherent errors of straight men and the taunting disconnect between men and women's needs. It's a fall back to the old stereotypes.

The Single Best Thing You Can Do For Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Relationships that are the most successful are those where both partners share their inner world with one another -- their real thoughts, feelings and desires -- and where their partner, in turn, is able to really hear them.

Put Your Big-Girl/Big-Boy Panties On!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

There comes a time in every relationship when you must sit down and ask, "Now that we have been dating for a while, are we officially a couple?" If you do not have this conversation, you are never going to know where you stand. It works, trust me!

Communication, Communication, Communication!

Charlie Maffei | Posted 10.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlie Maffei

I have said it before, and I will say it again: Communication is the most important part of any relationship. And I mean communication right from the start!

Why You Should Listen To Sex Workers Giving Marriage Advice

Kitty Stryker | Posted 08.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Kitty Stryker

There are some common threads I hear about why my married clients come to me, and I have a pretty good success record in helping couples figure out how to talk to each other about one of the scariest subjects there is: sex and intimacy.

But If Eric Is with... Then Why Can't I...

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I have welcomed Eric's recent marriage to Patricia with an open heart. At the same time, Eric has been understanding of my need to live a long distance away and find other partners, despite ongoing arguments.

Why Your Man Won't Talk to You

Laurie Puhn | Posted 05.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Puhn

If your man has morphed into a silent mate, you might be the problem. The best way to get your mate to communicate is to change the way that you communicate.

A Simple Fix To Relationship Miscommunication

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The most common source of miscommunication in any relationship is a very simple one: people routinely fail to realize how little they are actually communicating. In other words, we think we've said a lot more than we actually have.

How To Talk So That Your Partner Will Listen

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

The guidelines for being a good listener are not just for men. These guidelines for listening and communication apply to both men and women, straight and gay, and for friendships as well.

The Top 5 Relationship Resolutions For 2011

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

People are over-worked and stressed out. They're so busy with all the commitments in their lives that they feel they don't have the energy it takes to spend time and effort to connect with their loved ones.

Igniting an Unspoken Conversation

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What is it like to be holding on to something you have been meaning to say, but were never able to do so?

The Private Language Of Marriage

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Longtime couples develop their own private lexicons with which to communicate with one another.