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The Relationship Repair Kit

Something’s wrong. You can feel it in your gut. Or your heart. Your relationship is off track. Broken. And in need of repair. You’re tempted to bury your head in the sand, doing little and hoping things will get better — but you’re smart enough to realize that unless you do something to turn things around, things […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
how to deal with a frugal partner

‘Help! My Partner’s Frugal…But I’m Not!’

He is Mr. Saver, she is Miss Spender. She is a tightwad, he is a spendthrift. He hoards his dollars like the next Great Depression will hit any day, and she spends her dollars like there’s no tomorrow. Do you know a couple like this? Are you part of a couple like this? By now, […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
whymenstayinbadrelationships

The Biggest Reasons Men Stay in Bad Relationships

It is the uncomfortable question that your close friends and family usually will have no problem answering: “Why does he stay with her when it’s obvious they aren’t happy?” That’s because they know you better than you know yourself — and your psyche is a master of disguise and camouflage, deflecting the kind of self-scrutiny you need […]

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Dating Tips For Men, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Three Ways to Bounce Back from Rejection

Anyone who enters the dating world is bound to encounter rejection. Whether your online messages to dating prospects go unanswered, you have a great first date but never hear from the person again, or you get dumped after things were just starting to heat up, all rejections have one thing in common — they really […]

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Dating Issues, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women, Expert Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
how money affects relationships

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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
whycouplesdivorce

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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
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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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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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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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About You, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips
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After Your Partner’s Affair: Dealing with the Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to know what it’s like to be the victim of infidelity. Still, the statistics aren’t promising: About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in their marriages. If you’ve been the victim of an affair, you know that it hits […]

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Dating Advice, Infidelity, Relationship Problems, Relationships