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15 Ways to Have a Successful ‘Define the Relationship’ Talk

When you were a teen, your parents may have had “The Talk” with you—that awkward discussion about the birds and the bees. With that behind you (thankfully!), and now that you’re dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk of a different kind: The Define the Relationship conversation. There comes a point when […]

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Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
online dating advice

5 Ways to Cope with Dating Frustrations

Once you set out to find your ideal match, the search can seem as if it’s taking forever. Impatience and frustration commonly occur once you immerse yourself in dating  — and finding love does not happen as quickly as it has for others. Love may seem within reach, but also far away. Going on a […]

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About You, Being Single, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Online Date Tips
intimacy issues

15 Ways to Cope with a Relationship That’s Coming Apart

Your relationship started with great promise and that positive momentum carried the two of you forward for quite a while. But now the hopefulness and high expectations have dimmed, and things have become frayed  — a bit like your old throw rug. The reality of a once-bright relationship fading away is hard to deal with, […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
sorry ways to apologize

15 Things to Do When You’ve Said Something You Regret

Uh-oh. The words flew out of your mouth before your brain could process their potential impact. Maybe you made a sarcastic remark about your date’s new hairstyle … or criticized her parents … or attempted a joke that came across as a putdown. Sadly, there’s no rewind button for real life and no app to help […]

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About You, Communication
shakespeare love lessons

15 Things Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Love

Do you get excited to see the latest staging of a Shakespeare play…or were you excited to leave him behind when you left high school English class? Wherever you stand on Shakespeare—love, hate, indifferent—you know that he was one of the greatest writers to ever live. Not only did he pen nearly a million words, […]

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About You, Dating Advice, Seasonal
love over fear

5 Reasons to Choose Love over Fear

There are really only two human emotions: love and fear. All other emotions stem from those two basic emotions. Love is unconditional acceptance and the willingness to go beyond oneself for our own benefit (self-love) or the benefit of another. Fear is the absence of love, just as judgment is the withholding of love. Couples, […]

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About You, Commitment, Communication, Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Issues
divorce proof a relationship

15 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Relationship

Most people approach dating with a strong mix of excitement and apprehension. One big reason for the latter is the awareness that so many marriages don’t make it (almost half, according to numerous studies). Chances are that you have been impacted by divorce, either your own, your parents’, or another family member’s. You know the pain […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships
love again

How One Word Helped Me to Believe in Love Again

For me, it all begins around my birthday. The anxiety that is. When September 16 appears on the calendar and I realize I’ve gone yet another year without having a relationship—meaning I’ll (likely) be spending another birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s all by my lonesome—I start to get panicky. It’s not that I […]

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About You, Being Single
flaws of selection

7 Fatal Flaws of Selection

With so many conflicting notions of what love is, it’s no wonder that many people seek out incompatible relationships. Discover the 7 Fatal Flaws…

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Dating, Dating Tips
dos and donts on social media after breakup

6 Big Dos and Don’ts of Social Media after a Tough Breakup

Repeat after me: Be the bigger person. Be the bigger person. Who can resist the urge to look at their ex’s Facebook page after a breakup? It calls your name and whispers, “Check me out!” No harm, right? An astute researcher in England begs to differ. One study concluded that the more time you spend […]

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Breaking Up, Relationships