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ways to know if it is true love

15 Ways to Know If It’s True Love

Fans of the movie ‘The Princess Bride’ will remember the scene where Westley and Buttercup are parting ways, and the princess wonders if she’ll ever see him again. He says, “Hear this now: I will always come for you.” When she asks how she can be sure, Westley tells her, “This is true love—you think […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationship Tips, Relationships
can i be friends with an ex

How to Tell If You Are Really Ready to Be Friends with the Ex

Ever broken up, only to realize you really missed the friendship you and your ex shared? A common reaction is to try to maintain the friendship during or right after the breakup. As ‘Vanessa’ wrote, “I ended it with the guy I was seeing. I did it because I started thinking about what you said about […]

About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, 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 […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
marriage and death of a child

The Death of a Child and the Strength of a Marriage

On the first Friday of the new millennium, the phone rang just as we were leaving for dinner.  Since our three kids were grown and gone, this was the new normal:  work hard all week, then dinner on Friday night to get back in touch. “I’ll get that,” Becky said, and picked up the phone […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
woman who stay with the wrong guys

The Question in Dating You Just Have to Ask — Yourself!

Let’s talk about adventure. Specifically, adventure in dating. Why? Because we all want a relationship that will go the distance, one that will endure. We want someone who will be there for us, year after year. As we wrote in our first post , there are questions you can begin asking now that will help […]

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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 […]

Expert Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
zimzum of love advice

Rob and Kristen Bell: How to Create the Zimzum of Love

So, you’re dating. You’re meeting people, you’re getting to know them, you’re wondering whether one of these people you’re meeting is The One you could commit to. You’re doing this because you want to share your life with someone, you want someone to witness to your life while you are witness to theirs, you want […]

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emotional vampires

How to Defend Against Five Emotional Vampires

Emotional vampires wear many different disguises–from workplace bullies to needy relatives to poor-me complainers. Intentionally or not, these people can make us feel depressed, overwhelmed, defensive, wiped out, and angry. Without effective self-defense strategies to keep them at bay, victims of emotional vampires sometimes develop unhealthy behaviors and symptoms, such as overeating, isolating, mood swings, […]

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15 ways to be a great friend

15 Ways to Be a Great Friend

It’s said that the quality of our lives is largely determined by the quality of our friendships. Your traveling companions on the journey of life can pick you up when you fall, bring out your best, and propel you forward. The surest way to have great friendships is to be a great friend. The bonus […]

About You, Being Single, Relationship Tips
how to have a happy relationship

6 Things You Can Do to Better All of Your Relationships

We have one job in this life and that is to be authentic in who we are. It is easy to get pulled away from our commitment to ourselves in the world of relationships as we experience the demands of other people’s thoughts and expectations of who they would like us to be. The greatest gift you […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships