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‘Tis the Season – To Break Up

Breaking up right before the holidays… A few years ago, I was traveling home after the Thanksgiving holiday when I met a guy who looked exhausted. “Families, right?” I said. He shook his head. His girlfriend had broken up with him the night before he headed home for the holiday.…

Is Traveling Good For My Relationship? What to Know…

Whether you’ve been dating for a few weeks or you’re coming up on double-digit anniversaries, escaping for a vacation with your love interest may reveal more about your relationship than you ever knew before. Sometimes it can reignite excitement, other times it can show you who someone really is based…

One Question to Ask if You Are Thinking About Going Back to the Ex

So you recently split from your boyfriend or girlfriend, and the pain of your breakup has you feeling lonely and heartbroken, missing your old flame. Before you start planning how to get your ex back, there are some deep questions to ask yourself about your mindset and relationship habits, especially…

5 Pieces of Relationship Advice to Read Before You Fall in Love

Science recently found that love truly is blind. According to research conducted by the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience at the University College London, when both men and women are caught up in the initial passionate phase of falling in love, overlapping activity throughout various parts of the human brain…

The Bad Habit That Could Creep into Your Relationship

Falling in love with someone you’ve been dating is typically a beautiful, romantic experience, but when depression, low self-esteem and other mental health issues crop up and cause you to turn to the negative coping mechanism that is the bad habit of procrastination, it can raise problems in a relationship…

12 Ways to Know It’s Time to Break Up

The road to a fulfilling, enduring relationship is almost always littered with a few attempts that turned out to be unfulfilling and unenduring. That’s what dating is all about: finding out if two people have the qualities and compatibility to sustain a relationship over the long haul. Sometimes you don’t…

Smothering – Can You Love Too Much?

Some people think that love comes in the form of frequent phone calls, text messages and joined-at-the-hip partnership. This isn't love, it's smothering. Explore the fine line between caring and stifling. …

4 Personality Traits Good People Have That Attract Narcissists

Like many single men and women, the narcissist looks for someone who completes them. Opposites attract. And those qualities and traits you’ve worked so hard to cultivate — being strong, independent, financially secure, professionally successful, and fit — often draw a bad person to a good one. This doesn’t mean…