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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
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Ten Big Relationship Blunders to Avoid

“I love him (her), but I don’t like him (her).” That’s a comment I hear in my couples mediation practice from wives and husbands alike. As I investigate the sentiment behind such comments, it turns out that the couple might love each other, but they aren’t very nice to each other. Betrayals of confidence, unnecessary […]

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

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Nine Things No One Tells You About Getting a Divorce

Even when ending your marriage is the right choice, it’s still hard — and not always in the way that you expect it to be. We all know that about half of marriages end in divorce, but not a single one of us ever thinks it will happen to us — which is why it […]

About You, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems
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The Ten 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 […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships

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Why Do Good People Cheat?

Dan Marino, Hall of Fame quarterback, husband of 28 years and champion of autism awareness, cheated on his wife and fathered a child in 2005 with a CBS employee. Marino has always been seen as a clean-cut family man. In addition to four children, he adopted two daughters, and as a result of raising his […]

Infidelity, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Ten Signs You Are With a Narcissist

Are you falling in love with someone who is too in love with themselves to love you back? Here are 10 signs you’re with a narcissist: 1. He exaggerates his achievements. Sure, we all want tend to upsell our accomplishments from time to time. But if your date can’t talk about his life without dropping plenty […]

Dating Advice, Dating Issues, Important Questions, Relationship Problems

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The Frugal Guy: Ditch Him or Stay Together?

Surveys designed to reveal the top sources of stress in troubled marriages consistently identify one thing that rises above the rest. You might expect some issue related to sex, infidelity, in-laws, or child rearing. But you’d be wrong. The consistent “winner” is money — conflict over earning it, prioritizing its relative importance in life, judging […]

Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Five Warning Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while most women would agree that physical violence has no part in a love relationship, what are more subtle signs that you are not being treated well? Where do you draw the line between ordinary arguments and emotional abuse? Here are some definite red flags: 1. He’s […]

Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships

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Five Ways to Deal with an Insecure Partner

Just about anyone who has felt the rush of falling in love would agree that the experience is like being strapped into an amusement park thrill ride — a swirling blend of conflicting emotions. Excitement and anticipation compete with a little trepidation at being in the grip of forces beyond one’s control. But for many people, ordinary […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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‘Help, My Relationship Has Lost Its Spark’

After moving in with her boyfriend Eric one year ago, following their college graduation, Emily, who is 25 years-old and working as a film editor’s assistant, plopped herself down on my couch and complained of boredom. She wondered if she was in the wrong relationship because she didn’t feel that spark of excitement anymore when […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips