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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?

A Conversation on Lesbian Marriage

Kathryn Hamm | Posted 09.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Kathryn Hamm

After 28 years together Kim and Renate celebrated their legal marriage in the fall of 2013 and remain passionately thoughtful and engaged in questions of coming out, falling in love and helping couples move from the first blush, butterflies and excitement of a new relationship to the mutual respect, understanding and intimacy that grows after years of togetherness.

How to Kiss and Make up the Right Way

GalTime | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
GalTime

During a heated argument, words can fall from your lips before you think about their impact. Even when you're extremely angry, you should never resort to dirty fighting.

6 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

Damona Hoffman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Although 48 percent of women now move in with their mate as a first step before getting married only 40 percent of cohabitating couples actually tie the knot. So, if you want to get the keys before the ring, here are the six crucial questions to ask before moving in to avoid becoming a shacking up statistic.

When Did 'Unacceptable' Become 'Good Enough'?

Phoebe Fox | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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).

4 Truths About Women Who Put Up Emotional Walls

Galit Breen | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

Here are four reasons why putting up emotional walls is my worst trait and one that I'm openly, willingly and continually working on.

4 Ways to Handle Workplace Frenemies

GalTime | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
GalTime

Playing the diplomat isn't always possible, especially if a frenemy clearly crosses a workplace line. Feelings of tension can also hinder productivity for both parties, so it can be helpful to clear the air.

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.

Till Death Do Us Part: The Recipe for Lasting Love

Gigi G. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings
Gigi G.

The big question is, how? The even bigger question is, how do we find peace in love? Is it an illusion? Does it really exist? Let's think about it for a moment.

15 Creative Questions to Ask a Date

GalTime | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
GalTime

Unless you're endowed with the gift of gab, you and your date might end up in a staring contest while the two of you listen to the crickets in the background. OK, it might not be that bad for you. But trust me, it's not always easy to be clever when you're nervous.

Part II: Kisses Sweeter Than Wine

Mari Lyles | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

Kissing seems like it would be one of those instinctive things humans do like yawning, stretching or scratching. After all, what is the big deal about two pairs of lips locking together? However, some kisses can be relationship-ending turnoffs.

Part I: How To Get A Guy To Kiss You

Mari Lyles | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

So, you've been going out for a while now. You're really feeling this guy and you can tell there's a mutual attraction. The vibes... my God, the vibes. He drops you off at your door, smiles that little smile, says he had a great time and leaves. No kiss. Ugh!

Satisfaction Highlights Midlife Relationship Strains

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 09.14.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Time will tell as to whether Satisfaction will remain true to its premise of showing us how the lines of individual and joint development evolve over time. For the moment, it's a relief to have a break from the usual midlife silliness and instead to explore this important period of life's deeper themes.

6 Signs Your Relationship Is Really Over

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

The fact that you are even reading this post should be evidence enough for you that your relationship is heading down an unhealthy path. But since coming to that realization can be scary on your own, allow me help ease you into accepting your potential breakup.

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

Kare Anderson | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer.

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. ...

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.25.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Marriage is a wonderful institution that affords couples significant psychological, emotional and financial benefits, in addition to being a commitmen...

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

Omega Institute | Posted 08.02.2014 | 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.

The Only Piece of Dating Advice You Need

Holly Sidell | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Holly Sidell

Does all the dating advice you're hearing and trying to follow not feel authentic to you? Are you sick of beating yourself up for being something you're not?

The Key Ingredient Of A Happy And Healthy Relationship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 07.27.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

As we get older there are certain things we shouldn't tolerate in a relationship. Our lives are complicated enough; filled with careers, family, friends, our plates are full to overflowing. Add a new relationship to the mix and you have one more issue with which you have to deal.

How to Make a Relationship Work When Your Schedules Don't Gel

KnowMore TV | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

When it to comes to juggling work and life schedules, many partners feel like ships passing in the night. Whether it's business travel, long hours at the office or family responsibilities that are keeping your schedules out of sync, at some point, it's bound to start wearing on you.

10 Ways To Know You're Ready For A Relationship

James Michael Sama | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

It doesn't matter if you find the man or woman of your dreams if you're not ready to have them in your life.

4 Ways To Hold A Sexless Marriage Together And Perhaps Even Thrive

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You've seen the ads for Cialis and Viagra showing that all it takes to bring the sex back into the relationships of the fifty-plus is a little pill. However, these medications aren't for everyone, nor do they necessarily work. Some couples, as they age, may at some point have to come to grips with the fact that the sex in their relationship will never be what it was in the past.