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Some Things Are Worth Giving Up If You Want To Find Love

I speak with women everyday who tell me they don't want to give up who they are for a man.<p>The funny thing is, men would never even think of giving up who they are for a relationship.<p>Neither should you.<p>However, there are three things you should give up on if you want a successful relationship.<p><b>Give</b> …

Relationships

10 biggest mistakes women make in relationships (without realizing it)

So many people struggle with relationships without understanding what they're doing wrong. It can be frustrating to feel like you can't make things …

Is This the Surprising Secret to Long-Lasting Relationships?

The Beatles sang that "Money can’t buy me love,” but recent research paints a slightly different picture. It turns out, if you’re a savvy manager of …

Consumer Credit

5 Things Women Wish Men Would Understand

• shares<p><i>Hey Guys—show up and listen, keep it simple, and about that man cave…here’s what women want you to know.</i><p><i>—</i><p>I have always been one of those women …

7 Signs Your Significant Other Is Entirely Wrong For You

In the early days of a relationship, it's tempting to overlook the warning signs that you and your partner may not be right for each other. But there are some red flags that are just too problematic to ignore.<p>Below, experts share seven signs your relationship will inevitably take a turn for the …

Northern California

The Difference Between Romantic Love and True Love

<i>Love Locks of Prague</i> <i>by Sezín Koehler.</i><p>Growing up and beyond I was obsessed with films featuring true love found and lost amidst uncontrollable circumstances. I'd stay up into early morning hours, crying over these tragedies and wondering if one day I'd have a love so great that it would consume me …

Relationships

Please Don’t Accept Me as I Am

Would we be doing relationships right if they didn’t change us and disrupt our lives?<p>One day I will look my future husband in the face and say it: …

The 18 best outdoor date ideas of all time

Summertime is quickly approaching, which means the days are getting longer and summer Fridays are just around the corner. The warmer months also …

Why Relationships Should Be 'Hell Yeah or No'

There's a growing theory that American romance is becoming an All-or-Nothing Institution. Or as I like to think of it, a "Hell Yeah or No" Institution.<p>We've reached a pivotal moment in the history of courtship, teetering between romantic enlightenment and extinction. A maelstrom researchers are …

The Brain

7 lethal things you must abandon when you get married

Marriage changes who you are. It changes your title, your social status and your name. So it's no wonder this change is going to require you to leave …

How Embracing Awkwardness Can Improve Your Work Relationships

That awkward feeling indicates that something’s up. Tune into it, and you can build trust and intimacy.<p>Like you, I admire people who are effortlessly smooth in uncomfortable situations. And like you, I can be cool under pressure and warm easily to others–some of the time.<p>I’m not like that much of …

Leadership

What 8 Real Couples Love Most About Being Married

Marriage is an amazing, wonderful roller coaster. Seriously, we can't express enough just how awesome it is, or how many myriad benefits it offers — so we're letting our married readers do it for us. Here, eight married men and women get real about what they love most about being married.<p>I love all …

Road Trips

If Your Partner Does These Things, Never Let Them Go

<b>Obviously, no relationship is perfect.</b> With that said, no person is perfect, either – however, certain things they do in a relationship can be a …

How to Write a Sweet Romance: Harlequin Editors Tell All (and Want Your Submission!)

— RT Book Reviews<p><b>Calling all aspiring authors! If you have a sweet romance you'd like to get in front of an editor, now's the time. Harlequin's</b> …

Creative Writing

5 Things Respectful Relationships Do Differently

<b>Respect is an incredibly important word in the context of a relationship.</b> We can hardly begin to imagine a happy romantic relationship without it.<p>You …

6 Words That Are WAY Sexier Than 'I Love You'

I've been a marriage and family counselor for more than 40 years and I'm still surprised at how little we know about relationships and what really turns women on. It took me many years to understand two statements my wife made about what turned her on.<p>"I really get turned on when you do the …

Relationships

What Do We Mean By Honesty in a Relationship?

<i>by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer</i><p>When it comes to romantic relationships, what is the most important thing you look for in a person?<p>Although many will have a different answer, the one thing that tops the list for most people (or at least makes their top 3!) is <b>honesty</b>.<p>I …

Selfies

The Crucial Quality In A Life Partner You Might Be Forgetting About

<i>Monica Parikh is a dating coach and the founder of School of Love NYC, a site intended to help people find happy, healthy relationships. Her personal</i> …

Happy, lasting relationships rely on something way more important than marriage

A friend who knows I'm in a long-term relationship recently sent me a New York Times' opinion piece titled "13 Questions To Ask Before Getting Married." What she probably doesn't know is that she sent me on an entirely different research mission: to see what we know about the effect marriage …

Happiness

4 Signs I Knew My Girlfriend Was The One I Should Marry

"When you know, you just know" was my all time most hated phrase. It ranked right up there with "YOLO" and "there are no mistakes before 30."<p>News …

Relationships

How Opposite-Sex Friendships Can Ruin Your Marriage

This post was a difficult one to write. It is something I have learned the hard way. However, I am thankful that I learned it before marriage, not …

7 Essential Qualities Of True, Lasting Love

Love can be called a feeling. But love is also work. It requires action, intention, and openness to sustain love over years or decades. As a student …

10 Habits of Super-Satisfied Couples | Women's Health

RELATED: 12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples<p>1. They Sleep an Inch or Less Apart <br>Turns out there are some scientific benefits to spooning (and not splurging on that California queen): Researchers from University of Hertfordshire found that 94 percent of couples who touched or nearly touched while …

Want Hotter Sex? Challenge Her to a Pillow Fight

How to get the fire back in your intimacy by not acting your age<p>When you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, you might flip through 45 Sex Positions Every Couple Should Try, or see what’s new in sex toys department. But there’s another place to look: Your childhood.<p>We’re talking about …

Marco Polo

The 'Big 3' Keys to Relationship Success

When lovers are also friends, the relationship is likely to be more satisfying—and more likely to endure. There is an element of give-and-take in …

Relationships

14 ways to show your love - Do this and your lover will love you forever!

<b>Ways to show your love</b> – He may not feel your love until you really make an effort to put your love into action. For most people, actions speak …

Why Love Isn't About Finding The "Right" Person

All my life, no one told me what love really was. No one ever taught me what a relationship was supposed to be like. I had only two models.<p>One was my …

Relationships

How to Know If Your Relationship Doubts Are Deal Breakers (or Totally Normal)

You’ve been dating your S.O. for a while now, and things are starting to get serious. You’ve met their family, hung out with their friends, and their …

Relationships