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Why You Shouldn’t Brood About the One Who Got Away

It always hurts when someone breaks up with us, even if it happens after a single date. The more we perceived the person as being ‘right’ for us, the more we pictured ourselves with them, the more we allowed our expectations to build, the greater our heartache and disappointment can be. It’s natural to reflect […]

Breaking Up, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
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How Soon is Too Soon to Get Engaged?

When actress Kaley Cuoco announced that she was engaged to tennis star Ryan Sweeting after three months of dating, she joined a list of other celebs who were quick to get engaged. Some that spring to mind are Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom (one month), Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (six months), and Tom Cruise […]

Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships

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Seven Things Madly-in-love Couples Do to Stay That Way

You’ve probably met some of them: Couples who have been together for years—maybe even decades—and are still madly in love with each other. Perhaps it shows in the way they look at each other, or in the subtle ways they stay connected by touch, or in the kindnesses they show each other. However it is revealed, […]

Relationship Tips, Relationships, Sex, Success Couples Advice
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‘Help! My Partner’s Frugal…But I’m Not!’

He is Mr. Saver, she is Miss Spender. She is a tightwad, he is a spendthrift. He hoards his dollars like the next Great Depression will hit any day, and she spends her dollars like there’s no tomorrow. Do you know a couple like this? Are you part of a couple like this? By now, […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships

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Deciding Factors: Eight Solid Reasons to Break Up

“He’s a really nice guy,” Vanessa said, “but I just don’t know if Ben and I are meant to be together. I’m thinking about breaking up with him, but I’m not sure. How do I decide?” It’s a question that plagues many singles: should I break up with my partner or stick it out a […]

Breaking Up, Relationships
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The Biggest Reasons Men Stay in Bad Relationships

It is the uncomfortable question that your close friends and family usually will have no problem answering: “Why does he stay with her when it’s obvious they aren’t happy?” That’s because they know you better than you know yourself — and your psyche is a master of disguise and camouflage, deflecting the kind of self-scrutiny you need […]

Dating Tips For Men, Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships

Deal with problems -- don’t avoid them.

Eight Valuable Love Lessons For Us All

It would be nice if life’s most important lessons came wrapped in a neat package and delivered to your front door. Unfortunately, many of the most essential lessons about life and love come the hard way—through disappointments, setbacks, and failures. Beginning in 1986, Dr. Terri Orbuch tracked the lives of 373 married couples and found […]

About You, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
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Five Ways to Turn Relationship Problems into Relationship Solutions

If you’re like most of us, hearing the following four words from your partner is akin to getting punched in the stomach: “We need to talk.” That’s because we’re conditioned to expect conversations to be about problems rather than solutions. Amazingly, it only takes a few simple behavioral shifts to flip problem-focused talk into its […]

Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships

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Three Ways to Bounce Back from Rejection

Anyone who enters the dating world is bound to encounter rejection. Whether your online messages to dating prospects go unanswered, you have a great first date but never hear from the person again, or you get dumped after things were just starting to heat up, all rejections have one thing in common — they really […]

Dating Issues, Dating Tips For Men, Dating Tips For Women, Expert Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
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Austenland: Our Date Night Movie Pick

While it may be true that every little girl dreams of finding her prince one day, there is another whole group of fanatic Jane Austen fans who are willing to forswear their prince if they can only latch on to their very own Mr. Darcy. If you are among the latter group, we have a date-night movie […]

About You, Date Ideas, Mind, Body And Spirit, Seasonal, Success Couples Advice