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4 Ways to End Your ‘Unofficial’ Relationship

Breaking up is hard to do … especially in the gray area of undefined relationships. A friend of mine was having trouble with a woman he was seeing. They started out as friends, and then hooked up. A couple of months later, he was no longer interested and decided to pull a slow fade away, backing out […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
whypeoplefalloutoflove

The 10 Biggest Reasons People Fall Out of Love

Love. Sometimes it doesn’t last a lifetime. Here are ten reasons why people fall out of love: 1. They stopped communicating. Conflict went unresolved, needs went unexpressed, and affirmations went unspoken. If good communication is key to building a healthy relationship, the lack of it can surely dissolve one. 2. They took each other for granted. It’s easy […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
intimacy issues

The Intimacy Bait and Switch: Don’t Get Caught with an Intimacy Gap!

“I have a wonderful boyfriend,” wrote Anne. “He is an angel except one thing. He doesn’t talk about how he feels, he doesn’t say I love you, and on December 3rd, it will be a year. He is good to me and gentle with me but he’s never given me any kind of keepsake, not even […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
wedding and marriages

When Did the Wedding Become More Important than the Marriage?

Matched Dior gowns. Orchid covered archways. Spectacular mountain settings. Magicians. Balloon releases. Fireworks. Photo booths. Wii games. Free all-night bar. Casino games. Lobster bakes, island bike rides, “event” stations where you scan a QR code to receive a secret surprise, go cart centers, yard games, massages, a multi day party on a remote Asian island. What […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
emotional affairs

Are You Having an Emotional Affair? Take this Quiz

A soul mate relationship is based on trust, commitment, and a strong desire to be together. Still, despite this powerful bond, it’s also true that your hearts will be stretched in countless ways. The danger, especially during challenging times, is that you may be vulnerable to having an emotional affair. This can damage trust and […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
breaking up signs

15 Ways to Know It’s Time to Break Up

The road to a fulfilling, enduring relationship is almost always littered with a few attempts that turned out to be unfulfilling and unenduring. That’s what dating is all about—finding out if two people have the qualities and compatibility to sustain a relationship over the long haul. Sometimes you know for sure when it’s time to […]

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Breaking Up, Relationship Problems, Relationships
breaking up and nasty exes

How to Cope with the Ex Who Wants to Punish You

None of us like to think about the harsh reality that someone who once loved us is now out to hurt and even punish us, but it’s true. Bitter, disgruntled and dismissed ex’s seek vengeance in any number of ways, including acts of violence, bullying, intimidation, harassment, passive aggressive behavior, silent indifference and using the […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
how do i know if i am a love addict

How to Know if You’re in Love … or Addicted to Love

There is such a thing as a love addiction where the connection between two people is more chaotic than positive but they cannot seem to separate. One person is usually self-centered and the other overly-empathic. The self-centered person comes and goes as they please, while the empathic person is stuck in an unpredictable pattern of […]

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Physical Chemistry, Relationship Problems, Relationships
why people stay in bad relationships

Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
marriage without sex

Can You Have a Healthy Marriage Without Much Sex?

Once the thrill is gone, is it possible to stay together? While experts agree that sex is the an important part of the glue that holds couples together, it is possible to have a long lasting relationship without sex. Over time, sex tends to be overrated and overhyped as couples mature, says marriage & family therapist […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Sex