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Conscious Uncoupling and the Paradox of Conscious Commitment

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
Thea and Duane Harvey

Relationships do end, and it is important to stop viewing this as failure. The success or failure of a relationship should not be determined by it's length, but by our ability to allow another human being into our heart and grow from the experience.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

8 Reasons To Take A Break From Your Relationship

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 03.28.2014 | Divorce
Tinatin Japaridze

2. Stepping aside and finding yourself can be vital, especially after years of coexisting in a committed, long-term relationship.

Why Do Good People Stay In Inadequate Relationships?

Kim Rosenberg | Posted 03.28.2014 | Divorce
Kim Rosenberg

Why do we stay in relationships that are unhealthy and sometimes harmful? I often hear, "We tried four times to make it work," or, "The relationship was over two years ago, but I just couldn't leave." Otherwise very healthy people regularly stay in relationships for the wrong reasons.

The Single Biggest Factor That Determines the Success of a Romantic Relationship

Erwan Davon | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Erwan Davon

Practicing and honing sexual skills is essential for keeping the chemistry beyond the hot initial dating stages. A simple interrogation about "what is an orgasm?" and "how can orgasm be prolonged?" is a practical start towards transforming a stagnant relationship blueprint.

What I Wish I Could Tell Hannah Horvath About Sex

Dr. Sue Johnson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Dr. Sue Johnson

Sex without emotion is like a dance without music. All the raunchy moves and costumes won't make up for the silence.

The Nightmare Of Loving A Smoker Who Just Won't Quit

Roz Warren | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Mark was a smoker when we met 19 years ago, and he's smoked ever since. I wish he didn't, but I can't convince him to stop. The first boy I ever fell for, at 17, was also a smoker. It went along with his scruffy, adorable 'bad boy' vibe. I loved those smoky kisses. Now I'm 59, and what was irresistibly edgy in a 17-year-old boy seems idiotic and self-destructive in a man pushing 60.

The Men We Date

Ko Im | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Some of us have certain "types." Call it weaknesses or desirable characteristics. There are physical attributes we tend to lean on, but there are also behaviors we fall into and attract or are attracted to, for better or worse.

Can True Love Last?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.20.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Firestone

There may now be hard science behind the notion that true love can last a lifetime. A neurological study from Stony Brook University revealed that couples who experience "romantic love" long-term can keep their brains firing similarly to the brains of couples who have just fallen in love.

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

5 Subtle Sounds That Will Make Him Ask, 'What's Wrong?'

Reductress | Posted 03.14.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

No matter how big or small your issues may be, it's important to make sure that you offer the right non-verbal cues to let him be the one to ask, "What's wrong?"

What It Really Means When a Guy Says He's 'Scared'

Holly Sidell | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Holly Sidell

When a guy runs or even shuts down in the relationship because he says he's scared (if he truly is scared), he is showing you how he responds to discomfort. When he was feeling uneasy and uncomfortable, he bailed.

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Connect With Your Partner Today

Posted 03.12.2014 | OWN

How to nurture and grow your connection to the one you're with. By Brené Brown I was once asked whether you can love your partner and sti...

7 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Hot

Janet Blair Page | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women
Janet Blair Page

As important as communication is, without connection -- touching, sensing and giving what you have learned your partner needs -- a relationship is less likely to be sustainable. Connection is an all-important key component to a happy love life.

What Her Tells Us About Intimacy

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 02.24.2014 | Entertainment
Thea and Duane Harvey

Her does not stoop to the expected critique of modern society and our relationship to technology. This film is instead a sparkling, luminous love letter of possibility.

What America's Best Couples Can Teach Us About Long-Lasting Love

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.10.2014 | Weddings

What is true love, and does it still exist? As the divorce rate in America hovers around 50 percent, true love may seem like a fiction from a Holly...

16 Things Every Woman's Significant Other Should Know

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women

While February is the month of love, filled with Hallmark cards and chocolate, we wanted to understand the true foundations of a relationship and the ...

So This is Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Weddings
Galit Breen

I didn't want him to go, missing him and needing his presence here -- with me, with our babies -- trumped everything else. But this time things were different; we're different, and so is our marriage.

9 Tips For A Great Relationship From Wildly Happy Long-Term Couples

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

Those of us who've managed to make it past the seven-year-itch milestone and go on to enjoy long-time -- and satisfying -- relationships know how hard...

Tips for Meaningful Dating After a Breakup

Corri D. Fetman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Corri D. Fetman

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching, there seems to be this sudden urgency to connect and find a date for this so-called "holiday." For many, it is troublesome to be alone and this holiday becomes the catalyst for singles to re-enter the world of dating.

5 Tips for Not Screwing Up Valentine's Day This Year

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

So many couples screw up the biggest romantic holiday of the year. And then they feel bitter about it. Let's avoid that this year!

3 Ways to Lean In... to Your Love Life

Neely Steinberg | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Neely Steinberg

While I'm all about achieving one's career dreams, as a dating coach helping women create healthy, happy dating lives and relationships, I can't help but ask: What about love? Might it also be helpful for women to "lean in" to their love lives? I think so.

The 3 Things All Happy Couples Have In Common

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

Building and maintaining strong relationships can be so tricky. ...