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It’s Over: Should You Give Back the Engagement Ring After a Breakup?

As a relationship coach, it’s definitely not my job to publicly weigh in on celebrity disputes when I don’t even know the people involved. It is my job, however, to look for “teachable moments” and try to provide value to people that will help create more conscious, loving and productive relationships. This is one of […]

Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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Three Questions Every Man Must Ask Their Bride-To-Be

There are over two million marriages in the United States each year and if you are considering joining the ranks of the married, be sure that you know what you’re getting into. Before you pop the question to your beautiful bride-to-be, you may be considering all the things that make you smile about this person—great […]

Dating Advice, Dating Tips For Men, Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships

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Dating Tips from the Golden Sisters

They are the sassy, no-nonsense sisters who tackled YouTube and are now taking over the Oprah Winfrey Network with their new series (debuting June 1st at 10/9c!). We chatted with “Golden Sisters” Josie (74), Teresa (74) and Mary (82) about this exciting new chapter in their lives – and what dating advice they have to offer […]

About You, Relationship Advice, What I've Learned About Love
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Dr. Ken Druck: Six Ways to Become an Exceptional Listener

There are very few things in life as powerful as the experience of feeling understood. Looking into someone’s eyes after telling them how we really feel — and seeing that they get it, they really understand, is the basis for trust, caring and respect. It’s also how we get to really know one another. Successful relationships […]

About You, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships, Success Couples Advice

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Reasons Couples Move in Together Before Marriage…and Why They Shouldn’t

In generations past, couples met, fell in love, got married and began building a life together. But times are changing, and these days, it’s more common for couples to spend some time living together before taking a trip down the aisle. While co-habitation can be convenient and easier on your wallet, it isn’t always a step […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Unsure if You’ve Met ‘The One?’ Six Key Things to Consider

Compatibility is king when it comes to establishing a long-term and satisfying relationship. But even the most well-matched couples are sure to have differences, and some of these may not matter very much. If a guy prefers country music and his girlfriend likes classical, that’s a difference that may cause irritation but can probably be negotiated. If […]

Dating Issues, Dating Tips, Important Questions, Relationship Advice

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What They’d Wish They’d Known: The Fallout from Infidelity

Most people who make the extremely unwise decision to be unfaithful do not realize all of the ways their lives (and their loved one’s lives!) will be impacted. A good amount of women might, at some point, have had a passing thought about an affair – but only a fraction of them actually go through with it. We talked to women who did make this […]

Infidelity, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Nine Secrets to a Happy Marriage — with Children!

Yes, it’s possible to keep the romance alive, even after you have kids. Here’s how… 1. Put Each Other First (Yes, Before the Kids) When it comes to building a healthy (and sexy!) marriage when you’re not only husband-and-wife but mom-and-dad, too — what should come first? Your spouse or your kids? Relationship expert Charles […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice

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Four Main Reasons Couple’s Therapy Fails

Stacy and Jorge walked out of the marriage counselor’s office angrier than when they arrived. It was their third session and the last fight over his ex-wife wasn’t going away. The fifty minutes embroiled in a detailed outline of the battle only charged up their anger and the counselor’s request to remember how much they […]

Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
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Five Ways to Deal with the ‘Blindsided’ Breakup

You’ve been dating someone special for several weeks. Or months. Or even years. How long you’ve been together isn’t as important as the fact that you thought you were happy. No wonder this breakup came as a surprise. And to make matters worse, their reasons for breaking up just don’t make sense. Like out of left […]

Breaking Up, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships