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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…

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…

6 Things to Stop Now if You Want a Successful Relationship

Ready for a relationship that will last? Here are six things you need to QUIT first! 1. Quit thinking it WON’T last. Going into a relationship thinking it’s doomed means only one thing – it is. Every time things aren’t perfect you’ll feel validated. “See? I knew it. We didn’t have a…

The Long-Distance Relationship: 6 Things to Remember

Love doesn’t always respect geographic boundaries, or easily take a backseat to educational pursuits, familial obligations, and career opportunities. Long-distance relationships (LDR) are proliferating, with an estimated 14 million couples defining their relationships as such and a staggering 75 percent of engaged couples reporting having been in a long-distance relationship…

15 Ways to Break Free From Control Freaks

When you hear the words “control freak,” there’s likely a certain person who pops into your mind. These are the people who meddle in your business, tell you how to do things, and hold you to impossible standards. They are quick to point out your shortcomings and always have the right…

What Jealousy is Really About

JEALOUSY! This is a big relationship issue that often does (but doesn’t have to) ruin your relationship. Jealousy is the green, fire-breathing monster lying in wait to devour relationships. Jealousy is within you. It has nothing to do with your partner. No matter what your partner does, you still feel…

15 Ways to Exit a Relationship with Dignity

In 1962, Neil Sedaka released the song “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” which went to number one on the Billboard charts, was translated into many languages, and eventually was covered by dozens of artists over the years. The title of that song is a phrase that has been uttered by countless people…

15 Signs You Are in a Dead-End Relationship

Relationships usually begin with high hopes and bright expectations. The key is to not waste precious time hanging onto one that is bringing up more and more question marks. Here are signs that you’re sticking with a dead-end relationship, and it might be time to move on: 1. You have more…

8 Ways You Are Crossing Healthy Boundaries with the Ex

As a chocolate lover, I’d like to think you can never have too much chocolate. Similarly, I want to say you can never be too good. But I do think you can overplay a strength, particularly with an ex, and get yourself in trouble. It’s the same with chocolate, no…

15 Ways to Rescue a Relationship on the Rocks

Every relationship goes through hard times. Many couples learn how to navigate through choppy waters and sail on toward a bright future together. Others, however, hit a rough spot and stay stuck, wondering if they’ve suffered irreparable damage. For dating couples, this is the time to evaluate if the relationship has…