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6 More Crazy Easy Crock-pot Recipes With Shopping List

I was amazed by the response to my 6 Crazy Easy Crock-pot Recipes post. I really thought people would be put off by how simple the recipes were, but …

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How to Have a Super Sexy Marriage

What makes married sex life hot is totally subjective. What works for some may not work for others, so what matters is if you're happy with your circumstances.<p>With that being said, when you're in a long-term, forever relationship, you have to work to keep sex hot. It doesn't just happen on its own; …

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What Ashley Madison Tells Us About Affairs and Relationships

The fallout has begun following the computer hacking of the Ashley Madison website as member information is now being released. It has become clear …

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'Intimacy Art Show' Will Make You Want To Get Close To Somebody

We just wanna feel the heat with somebody.<p>"Intimate": It's one of those loaded words that can imply everything from meaningless sex to a revealing, heartfelt conversation. It can sound warm and inviting, but it can also awaken unsettling fears of risk and vulnerability.<p>Artists Aaron Tsuru and Kate …

The science of forgiveness: “When you don’t forgive you release all the chemicals of the stress response”

Researchers are studying how we can let go of our grievances and live a healthier life. Here’s how it works<p><b>The Burn Surgeon: How Anger Can Impede Healing</b><p>In 1978, Dr. Dabney Ewin, a surgeon specializing in burns, was on duty in a New Orleans emergency room when a man was brought in on a gurney. A …

One Woman's Experience With 'Post-Traumatic Church Syndrome'

What do you do when the faith you grew up in just doesn't make sense anymore?<p>This is the dilemma Reba Riley, a 33-year-old from Cincinnati, faced in her late 20s. She was brought up in an evangelical Christian household, but soon realized that the questions she had about her faith weren't being …

Marriage Conflict May Create ADHD-Like Symptoms

A colleague of mine posted an article from The Atlantic on our Listserv called How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD. I was intrigued by the title as well as its hypothesis, as we have found in our experience as marriage counselors, that marriage conflict tends to create this scenario. …

11 Signs Your Relationship Is Going To Last

<b>1. You know his family and friends.</b> He's introduced you to them as his girlfriend and he's also told you some stories about fun and not-so-fun times …

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Forgiveness is the Path to Rebuilding Trust – 8 Principles to Remember

Suffering a betrayal of trust can be one of the most difficult and challenging times in your life. Depending on the severity of the offense, some …

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Every Couple Should Never Forget To Do These 10 Things No Matter How Long They've Been Together

True love lasts forever, doesn’t it? Well, at least the majority of people believe so. However, it is not only the love itself that makes a …

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30 Things You Should Not Be Afraid To Ask For In A Relationship

People are sometimes scared to commit their lives to anyone. They have standards, but they do not think their partners can meet or attain them. …

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The 9 tips that can save your marriage

Forget the relationship help aisle – this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink Parthenon. I can't even begin to fathom picking up all the rubble -- mostly because …

I Started Asking My Husband for What I Wanted—and It Backfired

How my one-week experiment turned disastrous.<p>I’m terrible at telling my husband, Chris, what I want. Like, mortifyingly bad. The second I need to ask for something, I transform into a bizarrely meek version of myself.<p>My requests usually go something like this:<p><b>Me:</b> “Hey, babe! If it’s not too much …

Cleaning House: How To Declutter And Organize In 10 Minutes A Day

I’m always caught off guard when mid-August rolls around and the school buses start lumbering down the roads. Is it really that time of year again …

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5 Relationship Secrets From Couples Who've Been Together For 40+ Years

<i>(Illustrations: Mary Galloway)</i><p>Cliché sayings about how to get and stay married abound: Opposites attract, don’t go to bed angry, the grass is always …

How to Get Back in a Good Groove with Your Guy After Spending Time Apart

Three things that will put you into the relationship zone ASAP<p>Last week, there was a five day stretch where I spent a total of four hours with my husband, Chris. I should know—I counted.<p>It’s not like those four hours were jam-packed with cuddles, kisses, and hand-feeding each other petit fours. We …

Marriage Advice: 6 Ways to Stay in Love Forever

Relationships don't coast by on autopilot. They need active effort to keep the love alive. Here is a sampling of marriage advice to stay in love forever:<p>1. "Us" Time: You may spend lots of time with your spouse but is it quality time? Whether it's a weekly date night, a few overnights, or an …

6 Golden Rules For Strong Relationships That Are Backed By Science

Love is perhaps the most studied – and yet, still the most confusing – of human emotions. It is not surprising that scientists have yet to concoct a …

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Comment on When Fear Paralyzes Your Faith by Dena

Thank you for this post! I just had a job interview Monday for a much needed job. The preceding days had been filled with fear and anxiety to the …

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Why People Choose to Cheat Even When It Might Destroy Their Relationship

In popular culture affairs are portrayed as the ultimate, unforgivable relationship sin. The person who cheats is thought of as untrustworthy at best and, at worst, as downright evil. Yet, affairs happen all the time in relationships. In our work, we have found cheating to be more of a symptom …

11 Secrets Couples with a Lifelong Marriage Want to Tell You

If you could secretly watch a couple that has a successful, lifelong marriage, you'd notice a few habits that might differ from your own.

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23 Chicken Recipes Made in a Slow Cooker

Some weeks work, social obligations, and household tasks pile up, making the idea of cooking a meal seem fanciful, even unachievable. When that happens, let your slow cooker be your savior. Armed with this piece of equipment, dinner can practically cook itself. Here, we rounded up more than 20 …