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how to argue better

The One Relationship Skill that Minimizes Arguments and Increases Closeness

Every couple argues but what distinguishes happy and unhappy couples is how they argue. There is one relationship skill that when used correctly, has a practically magical ability to calm things down, reduce tension and anger, and even increase closeness—emotional validation. Validating someone’s emotions involves taking their perspective and conveying you ‘get’ why they’re upset […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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15 Ways to Help Your Partner Feel Loved

You’ve fallen in love, and now you want to make sure your partner is assured that your feelings are genuine. Saying the words “I love you” is music to the ears, but there are other ways to demonstrate through actions and attitudes the feelings you have. Consider these: 1. Attend to the small stuff. When it […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice

how do i know if i am a love addict

How to Know if You’re in Love … or Addicted to Love

There is such a thing as a love addiction where the connection between two people is more chaotic than positive but they cannot seem to separate. One person is usually self-centered and the other overly-empathic. The self-centered person comes and goes as they please, while the empathic person is stuck in an unpredictable pattern of […]

Physical Chemistry, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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How to Create Miracles in All of Your Relationships

Relationships can be our greatest teachers. We can find learning opportunities in all our relationships—whether family, friends or lovers. Rather than stress over challenging relationships, we can shift our perspective. Intimate connections offer us a glimpse into the darker sides of our personality that we may not always want to see. For instance, if you […]

Dating Advice, Expert Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships

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Are You Getting in Your Own Way? Advice from Sarah, eH+ Matchmaker

Sarah is the matchmaker for eHarmony’s new service, eH+. It gives you the benefit of a personal matchmaker who picks your matches and guides you to success. It’s eHarmony’s matching + premium professional matchmaking. As the personal matchmaker for eH+, I get to spend lots of time talking to users who want a more hands-on experience in […]

Dating Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
why people stay in bad relationships

Why Do We Stay with Partners Who Are Not Good for Us?

Unfortunately, it is all too common to stay in an unhealthy or toxic relationship. In fact, most people can relate to over-staying in a relationship with a partner who was not right for them, who displayed major red flags, or treated them poorly. Many admit to staying in a relationship even though their gut repeatedly told them […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships

marriage without sex

Can You Have a Healthy Marriage Without Much Sex?

Once the thrill is gone, is it possible to stay together? While experts agree that sex is the an important part of the glue that holds couples together, it is possible to have a long lasting relationship without sex. Over time, sex tends to be overrated and overhyped as couples mature, says marriage & family therapist […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships, Sex
how do you know if he or she is the one

Five Things to Consider Before Deciding Your New Love is ‘The One’

Love and connection are the sustenance of life. Love is the super delicious treat in life. It’s wonderful. The challenge is that the few first few months of any relationship are consumed with a lusty kind of love and our brains are high on dopamine. We have absolutely no objectivity in this phase. All we can […]

Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships

how to forgive

Why Forgiveness is so Critical in Every Relationship

Forgiveness in its most basic sense is letting go of the desire, the need, and the “right” to require punishment or restitution for the perceived offense. In forgiving, we renounce the right to hold resentment; we stop fanning the flame of anger, and instead seek to restore that which has been lost. The alternative to forgiveness is […]

About You, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
codependence

Are You Codependent?

In the best of circumstances, a parent will meet their child’s needs for nurturing, protection and emotional attunement in order to securely bond with them. When there is a failure to complete this process of secure bonding, codependency results. Characteristics of Codependency If you examine the characteristics of people with codependent behaviors, you will find behavior […]

Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationship Tips, Relationships