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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
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Why Forgiveness is Necessary When it Comes to Love

We’ve all heard the saying “forgive and forget,” but how many of us truly know what this means or how to do it? Forgiveness involves engaging with a complex series of emotions – anger, pain, frustration, and fear – which most of us try to avoid. Unfortunately, we can’t escape these feelings in life, at […]

About You, Breaking Up, Communication, Dating Issues, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit
15 ways to get along with anyone

15 Ways to Get Along with Nearly Anyone

Much of success in life hinges upon the ability to relate well to others. In preschool, we were told to “Play nice … share … treat others as you want to be treated.” Those basic people skills apply to grown-ups just as much, whether dealing with neighbors, clients, coworkers, or roommates. And especially potential romantic […]

About You, Communication, Dating Tips, First Dates, Mind, Body And Spirit

How to Turn Your ‘Flirting Switch’ On

Through my research, I’ve found that there are five distinct and unique ways of flirting: Playful, Physical, Polite, Sincere, and Traditional. We are all a combination of the five styles, but we have one or two dominant flirting styles. What does this mean for your love life? A lot, it turns out. How you flirt […]

About You, Being Single, Communication, Dating Advice, Sex
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Should You Share Deep, Dark Secrets With Your Partner?

According to the Oxford dictionary, a secret is something that is “not meant to be known as such by others.” There you have it. We should all just keep our secrets to ourselves, because they aren’t meant to be known by others. Ever. That might work…if you plan to live alone for the rest of […]

About You, Communication, Dating Issues, Important Questions
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Why Good Manners Matter for Couples — Forever!

I know I am not the only person who has friends that I really enjoy spending time with one-on-one but who I dread socializing with when their partner joins the party. Sometimes, their sweetheart just isn’t my “cup-of-tea.”  But more often than not, I can’t tolerate the way they behave towards one another when they’re together. […]

Communication, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice

The I Factor: Personal Connections in the Age of Social Media

We live in a wired world — and a weird time. Not a day goes by that we don’t read an article about how social media and interrupt overload are having a detrimental effect on our personal relationships, rewiring our brains to look like those of cocaine addicts. It’s an age of unprecedented 24/7 connection, in […]

About You, Being Single, Communication

Dr. Ken Druck: Six Ways to Become an Exceptional Listener

There are very few things in life as powerful as the experience of feeling understood. Looking into someone’s eyes after telling them how we really feel — and seeing that they get it, they really understand, is the basis for trust, caring and respect. It’s also how we get to really know one another. Successful relationships […]

About You, Communication, Dating Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
What's Your 'TQ'? Seven Ways to Boost Your Togetherness Quotient

What’s Your ‘TQ’? Seven Ways to Boost Your Togetherness Quotient

Do you have a pattern of short-lived, unsatisfying relationships? Do you stay at home alone on the weekends because it feels safer and easier than dating or “putting yourself out there”?

Communication, Relationships
Secrets of Successful Long Distance Relationships

Secrets of Successful Long Distance Relationships

It’s no secret that maintaining a relationship takes hard work and dedication from both parties.

Communication, Relationship Advice, Relationships