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Eight Valuable Love Lessons For Us All

It would be nice if life’s most important lessons came wrapped in a neat package and delivered to your front door. Unfortunately, many of the most essential lessons about life and love come the hard way—through disappointments, setbacks, and failures. Beginning in 1986, Dr. Terri Orbuch tracked the lives of 373 married couples and found […]

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Five Ways to Turn Relationship Problems into Relationship Solutions

If you’re like most of us, hearing the following four words from your partner is akin to getting punched in the stomach: “We need to talk.” That’s because we’re conditioned to expect conversations to be about problems rather than solutions. Amazingly, it only takes a few simple behavioral shifts to flip problem-focused talk into its […]

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Eight Tips for Couples Combining Finances: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

When we’re in love, we typically want to do and share everything with our partner. But is it a smart decision to make? In my work with couples over the years, I’ve seen how financial conflict can destroy even the best relationships. There are better times than others to make this leap with your partner. […]

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Three Surprisingly Common Marriage Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

You’ve heard of cheating and fighting leading to divorce, but what about selflessness and lack of hugs? Behaviors such as cheating and fighting are the manifestation of deeper behavior patterns that undermine marriages. These three common marriage mistakes are at the root of what make many unions fizzle: 1. Altruism Altruism, also known as selflessness […]

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Seven Steps You Must Take Once a Relationship Goes Bad

Once a relationship just isn’t working anymore, we can feel it in our gut. Most of us override that feeling with rationalizing and justifying why we should stay because we have already invested a tremendous amount of time, emotion and energy. These defense mechanisms come from fear. However, they can only delay the truth for so long, and then we […]

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After the Breakup: The Most Important Thing to Do Before ‘Getting Back Out There’

As a breakup therapist, and author of the blog and book, “Getting Past Your Breakup: How To Turn A Devastating Loss Into The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You,” I receive many questions about what to do before getting back out there. My clients and readers are male and female, of all ages and […]

Breaking Up, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice

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Six Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Partner

Congratulations! You have found someone with whom you want to share your time, your feelings, your love; your life. You have been given a precious gift. A loving relationship is something to treasure, to nurture and cultivate. Your connection should deepen with time and allow you to evolve as a couple as well as individually. While there are many ways […]

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The Relationship Repeater: How to Stop Seeking Out the Wrong Partners

Everyone has had a relationship that doesn’t work out, but not everyone repeatedly starts and ends relationships that so closely resemble the last one that failed. What separates people who have good relationships from people who have bad ones? The degree of repetition and frustration. If you’re someone who keeps feeling frustrated that you’re not […]

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Three Must-Haves of Every Great Relationship

Are you living the good life? Would you like to? These are the penetrating questions that visionary psychologist Carl Rogers asked throughout his career as a passionate proponent of what he termed a “people-centered” approach to psychotherapy. He believed that everyone had the capacity to orchestrate their own change and growth and to become the […]

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Seven Ways to Ensure Your Relationship Will Last

Author, speaker and pioneer in personal transformation, Dr. Ken Druck, and his partner, Lisette Omoss, reveal their guidelines for fostering a healthy relationship. We’ve both grown up on the job, learning from our relationships. To make our new love everything we wanted it to be, we had to take the next step. Learning how to […]

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