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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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Dating Advice, Dating Tips, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips

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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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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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Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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7 Keys to a Thriving Marriage

Not only do we think marriage is here to stay, we think marriage is better than ever (if you know the ingredients needed to keep love alive and thriving). Positive examples of marriage and long-term relationships abound — they are everywhere! Successful and long-term relationships are the single greatest contributors to social order in the […]

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Getting Through Breast Cancer, Together

My parents have always had a beautiful, supportive marriage, but nothing has shown me just how deep their love for one another runs as going through cancer together. My dad is a colon cancer survivor and through every visit, every trial, every surgery, and every disappointment along his recovery, she has stood by his side. […]

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Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
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6 Things to Stop Now if You Want a Successful Relationship

Ready for a relationship that will last? Here are six things you need to QUIT first! 1. Quit thinking it WON’T last. Going into a relationship thinking it’s doomed means only one thing – it is. Every time things aren’t perfect you’ll feel validated. “See? I knew it. We didn’t have a chance.” If you honestly believe […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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9 Tips to Help Create a Love that Lasts

How many of us have learned how to build loving relationships? Where did we learn? At home? At school? There is an art and science to building strong relationships. These are indispensable tips, written with romantic relationships in mind, but with a little modification you can apply them to your friendships, family, and even work relationships. 1. Create […]

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The Long-Distance Relationship: 6 Things to Remember

Love doesn’t always respect geographic boundaries, or easily take a backseat to educational pursuits, familial obligations, and career opportunities. Long-distance relationships (LDR) are proliferating, with an estimated 14 million couples defining their relationships as such and a staggering 75 percent of engaged couples reporting having been in a long-distance relationship at some point. Even as […]

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