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Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? 5 Surprising Truths About Trusting a Partner With a Past

Who can you trust? That’s the gamble, and when it comes to choosing a partner, fidelity is a core aspect most of us require. Yet the adage, “once a cheater, always a cheater,” isn’t always true. Here are five guidelines you can use right now to make the wisest choice if you find yourself drawn […]

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The Second Half of Life Relationship Rules: 6 Ways to Keep the Fires Burning

Being married for any length of time is truly an accomplishment these days. Just last week a woman asked how long I had been married and when I said forty years this July, her eyes got huge and she said, “To the same person? How is that possible?” When we got married, people were taking bets […]

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5 Warning Signs That Your Partner May Not Be Good in a Crisis

Sometimes the very things we find attractive in someone may actually be warning signs that they may not be good for us in the long run. Those high expectations that make him a success in business may turn to unnecessary pressure in a crisis. That dramatic flair that makes him exciting, may actually keep him […]

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Are You a Financial Fit for Each Other?

Healthy love and compatibility in a budding relationship are wonderful qualities and can take you a long way. If your attitudes about money matters don’t match, however, warning bells instead of wedding bells could be ringing. Have you had the “Talk” yet? You know, that talk about money. Have you talked about those taboo topics […]

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Keep Your Relationship Together: The 10 Essentials

This is not the 50s or even the 90s. Relationships seem to be more and more transitory. Divorce rates are high, break-ups frequent, and long-term commitment is more the exception than the rule. There is hope, as there do exist some simple, universal, essentials that people require from their partners. These needs may be simple, […]

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15 Ways to Get a Closed-Off Person to Open Up

You’ve heard it said many times that communication is crucial for good relationships. Few people would disagree that open, honest communication is important—but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing or able to talk effectively. So what happens when your friend or love isn’t open and you’re having trouble coaxing the words out? Try these strategies: 1. If this person is […]

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15 Ways to Know If You Are a Top Priority in Your Love’s Life

“How important am I to you? Am I a priority in your life?” Even if you’ve never actually asked your partner these questions, it’s likely you’ve thought them. When you’re in love, you want to know where you fit on the priority list. Sometimes it’s hard to know for sure. But there are signals that […]

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15 Ways to Have a Successful ‘Define the Relationship’ Talk

When you were a teen, your parents may have had “The Talk” with you—that awkward discussion about the birds and the bees. With that behind you (thankfully!), and now that you’re dating, you might feel the need for a significant talk of a different kind: The Define the Relationship conversation. There comes a point when […]

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15 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Relationship

Most people approach dating with a strong mix of excitement and apprehension. One big reason for the latter is the awareness that so many marriages don’t make it (almost half, according to numerous studies). Chances are that you have been impacted by divorce, either your own, your parents’, or another family member’s. You know the pain […]

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4 Questions to Ask Before Bringing Your New Flame to the Family’s Holiday Gathering

When it comes to attitudes about the holiday season, there’s no such thing as a grey area. You either love it or hate it! Like most of our gut reactions to life’s big events, our feelings for that “jolly time of the year” have a lot to do with our childhood experiences. Good or bad, […]

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