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Searching for a Relationship: Do You Know What You’re Doing?

Do we know what we are doing when it comes to modern relationships, or are we just being hi-jacked by primitive emotions? There’s a scene in the 1996 movie ‘Jerry Maguire’, where Tom Cruise  famously says to Renée Zellweger, “You Complete Me”. It’s a dry your eyes romantic moment, but it’s at the…

Are You Dating a ‘Chronically Difficult’ Person?

Everyone has bad days. Everyone goes through rough patches. You’ve been there yourself. Someone you care about is overwhelmed or stressed to the point of snippiness and name-calling, or worse, a complete meltdown. It’s surprising and annoying, but you understand. You have compassion. You make an exception because you know…

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.…

15 Ways to Cope with a Relationship That’s Coming Apart

Your relationship started with great promise and that positive momentum carried the two of you forward for quite a while. But now the hopefulness and high expectations have dimmed, and things have become frayed  — a bit like your old throw rug. The reality of a once-bright relationship fading away…

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…

4 Ways to Restore Trust After Lying

You didn’t mean to, but you lied to the person you love the most. Maybe it was about how much you spent on a new outfit, where you went instead of “working late at the office,” or the fact that you’ve been in contact with your ex. Either way, you…

10 Common Reasons for Divorce

If you think that sexual infidelity is the leading cause of divorce, you’ve got it all wrong. YourTango polled over 100 of their experts to see what they say are the top reasons married couples decide to split, and, believe it or not, communication problems came out on top as the…

Why Men are More Distant in Relationships

Women immerse themselves in their romantic relationships, while men place their romantic partners on an equal but distant footing, according to research from Oxford University. The study shows that, generally, women are more invested in their relationships than men and that their happiness and well-being is more dependent upon how things are going in their intimate relationships.…

15 Ways to Know If Your Partner Will Be Faithful

At the top of nearly every survey about what singles want in a partner is a person who is faithful, loyal, and trustworthy. In other words, singles in a committed relationship want someone who will not cheat on them. Unfortunately, the reality of that desire often comes to a painful end as…

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,…