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Your Long Distance Relationship: Signs it Could be in Trouble

“Was he acting weird?” “She seemed bored.” “It used to be wonderful. What happened?” People ask themselves questions like these all the time when they think something is “off” in their relationship. When you can spend regular face-to-face time with your partner, it’s easier to follow up on that sinking feeling and figure out whether […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, 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
intimacy issues

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 is hard to deal with, […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships
divorce proof a relationship

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
dos and donts on social media after breakup

6 Big Dos and Don’ts of Social Media after a Tough Breakup

Repeat after me: Be the bigger person. Be the bigger person. Who can resist the urge to look at their ex’s Facebook page after a breakup? It calls your name and whispers, “Check me out!” No harm, right? An astute researcher in England begs to differ. One study concluded that the more time you spend […]

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Breaking Up, Relationships
is he interested in me how to know

5 Reasons Why Good Relationships Go Bad

Beware of the five things that can sabotage an otherwise promising partnership.

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Relationship Advice, Relationships
rejection and how to deal

Why Rejection Isn’t All About You

When someone you care about ends a relationship, it can evoke feelings that range from disbelief to despair and everything in between. “How could this happen?” you think.

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Breaking Up, Mind, Body And Spirit, Relationships
rebuild trust

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 lied and now it’s eating […]

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Relationship Advice, 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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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships