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The 5 Truths About Relationships (That No One Ever Tells You)

Melissa Lafsky | Posted 10.02.2011 | Women
Melissa Lafsky

You can find 10,000 ways to be dysfunctional, but if you want any kind of happiness, the same principles always apply. So here goes.

Leaving A Relationship: The Easy Way Out?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

People often believe, when they have very challenging relationship problems, that it is easier to start over with someone new, or easier to be alone. Most of the time, this is anything but true.

7 Steps to a Loving Family

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Jinny Ditzler

Nothing's worse than the loss of love and connection with family. The silent heartache that robs us of one of life's joys. We respond with denial, but what we too often don't do is let go, apologize and give up the feeling of being right.

How To Know When You've Met The Right Person For You

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Instead of asking the question, "Is this the right person for me?" why not ask, "Am I being the right person? Am I being a person who comes to a relationship filled with love to share, or am I being a needy person hoping to get love and validation?"

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.

Friday Night Miracles

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

We reserve every Friday night to go out to dinner, just us. Once we're there, have placed our order and have our glass of wine in front of us, we take turns toasting the miracles that occurred over the past week.

Kailen Rosenberg Explains The Keys To Successful Dating

Jill Di Donato | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill Di Donato

Relationship expert Kailen Rosenberg, a Masters-Level Life Coach, shares her 17 years of experience in elite matchmaking, custom love design, true life makeovers, family remodels, marriage restoration and teen innovation.

Why Most Relationship Advice Fails (And What To Do When It Does)

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Seeing the love advice books at Barnes & Noble brought to mind the biggest open secret in today's culture: Most relationship advice doesn't really help you and your partner improve -- or sustain -- your love life.

Met a New Guy? How to Foresee Your Relationship Future

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Recently, I was able to help Melissa Rivers through a tough time, and I want to offer Eva -- and you -- some tips. Keep your eyes open watch out for these patterns to avoid heartache in the future.

How To Be Friends With Your Ex (Even After The Worst Split In History)

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 06.13.2011 | Divorce
Nina Lorez Collins

Like many of us, I had a truly hideous divorce. Adultery, physical violence, arrests, screaming fights, swimming pools of tears, hundreds of thousands...

Why Single Parenting Can Be Better For Kids

David Wygant | Posted 06.11.2011 | Divorce
David Wygant

The other day my blog post stirred a heated conversation about divorce, and whether choosing to divorce (as opposed to choosing to stay together) can ...

Can Divorce Be For The Sake Of The Children?

David Wygant | Posted 06.05.2011 | Divorce
David Wygant

Ever hear of the saying, "Let's stay together for the sake of the children?" Couples who are in bad marriages will say that over and over again. Yo...

The 7 Biggest Misuses of Texting To Avoid in Dating

David Wygant | Posted 05.31.2011 | Technology
David Wygant

Texting is all about short conversations, and can be useful and fun. Texting, however, sometimes gets ugly within the context of dating -- and can really get you into trouble.

Keeping The Doors Of Love Open In Your Relationship

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's easy to slam one of these symbolic doors shut when our partner disappoints us in some way. But when that becomes the normal way that we respond to each other, the trust, safety and foundation of the relationship is eroded.

Seven Signs He's Your Own Prince Charming

Barbara Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hayes

Prince William may be taken by Kate Middleton, but the great example set by this delightful couple provides terrific lessons in how to find your own charming prince.

Hitting The Bottom Of The Pool

Adele Scheele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adele Scheele

The old saying, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again," omits the critical phrase that makes all the difference: "each time, a different way."

Overcoming Your Past To Find Prince Charming

Lola Jaye | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lola Jaye

Whilst humans don't have the ability to change the past, it doesn't mean we have to let the past define who we are as individuals. And it doesn't have to allow us to dismiss any potential mate, just because they are flawed.

Bye, Bye, 7-Year Itch: The New Hardest Relationship Year

The Stir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
The Stir

While in Marilyn Monroe's day there was "The Seven Year Itch," these days, a survey of 2,000 adults in long-term relationships reveals that the warm and fuzzy begins to fall flat after three years.

Why Love Means Never Having to Say, 'Yes But...'

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You can try to understand their perspective, or you can try to blow past it. "Yes but" leaves the other side feeling hurt and angry. "Yes and" validates their perspective and makes them feel heard.

How To Stop Making The Wrong Relationship Choices

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

How are we supposed to know when our attractions should be warning signs? What qualities should we steer away from when we don't even know a person yet?

Why Do You Keep Winding Up In The Same Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The better we understand ourselves, the better able we are to choose partners who support us just as we support them, as the unique, complex, and independent individuals we are.

10 Key Qualities To Look For In A Wife

John Shore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Shore

My wife and I recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. If you're a single guy thinking about getting married, might I suggest, based on my experience, that you marry a woman who possesses the following 10 qualities?

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

I may or may not have signed my friend up for a Match.com profile without her knowledge to see the type of bites she would receive.

What's Your Swoon Quotient?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

Swoon quotient: the felt experience of gratitude, intimacy, appreciation and sexual feelings all swirling together, or, the tendency to almost fall over in bliss being around your mate.

Want A Sustainable Romantic Relationship? Here's The First Step

Douglas LaBier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Our culture undermines the emotional attitudes and behavior that support connected, energized intimate relationships -- ones that don't go south after that early rush of excitement and passion fades.