Ian Saul

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Marriages Fail When Couples Get Stuck In These Two Toxic Relationship Dynamics

While new research shows that getting and staying married is one of the best things you can do for yourself, it's an unavoidably complex and …

Don't Do What I Do: How Getting Out Of Sync Can Help Relationships

"Whatever! Just leave me alone!"<p>Tammy stomps her feet up the stairs to the bedroom. A few moments later she slams the door, leaving for work. Jack is exasperated, angry and hurt. He wanted to rush outside and demand that Tammy treat him with respect. He imagined giving her the silent treatment …

Psychology

If You Want Real, LASTING Love, You NEED These 4 CRUCIAL Things

"All you need is LOVE" ... right? Not so much.<p>Many of us grow up being taught that when we grow up, we'll fall in love and everything will end in a blissful, fairy tale ending. Except, they forgot about the rough, tough, and downright IMPOSSIBLE spots along the way. We were never prepared for the …

The Only Proven Way to Improve a Relationship

Healthy relationships benefit our psychological and physical well-being (Baumeister & Leary, 1995), so why not make yours as strong and vibrant as …

7 Clues That You've Really Found Love

<i>Is it love?</i><p>You might think that people who are truly in love automatically know the answer to this question, with no doubt in their minds—and a lucky …

Does Your Partner Need You?

How do you know if your romantic partner really needs you?<p>Whether you just started dating or have been together for decades, to be needed is an …

Psychology

Neanderthink: Good Girls, Bad Girls

They met at Starbucks, made flirty small talk, and exchanged numbers. On their first date a few days later, she invited him back to her …

Relationships

Dating & Mating: Why 'Good Girls' Find Love - and Bad Girls Don't

"My place for a drink?" Ella asked Chris, knowing full well she wanted more than wine to top off three hours of steak and stimulating conversation.<p>It was their first date. But heck, it's 2016. Who worries about "those rules" these days?<p>"Want to just have sex?" she asked him matter-of-factly as they …

Love Bites: 6 Steps To Avoid Hurting Our Partners When Fighting

Looking in different directions, and no one moves.<i>The reptilian brain makes communication challenging when emotionally stressed. Kyle Benson shows us</i> …

Numb

How To Love Your Spouse, Even When You're Angry

"Tim, why can't you ever get home on time? You know I need your help with the kids, especially today, when they've been sick and I've been home with them all day."<p>From the other room, Tim rolls his eyes and thinks, <i>I can't even get into the door before she starts into me. Doesn't she realize how</i> …

Relationship Milestones To Hit Before Getting Engaged

An engagement is a huge milestone in and of itself. But before you hit it, our experts say, there are a few big moments you must experience. Here are six of them.<p><b>1. You're comfortable with one another's friends and families.</b><p>Before you get engaged, you should reach a place where you're comfortable …

Zip-lines

Your "Ideal Partner" Will Always Create Problems

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themselves to be the "perfect" partner.<p><b>Here's the truth:</b><p>Every person is imperfect.<br>• You can't make a person change.<br>• Therefore, you must love an imperfect …

9 Rules Happy Couples Follow When They Fight | Women's Health

<b>1. They Actually Listen</b><br>In the throes of an argument, both parties are often thinking more about their comebacks than what the other person has to say. We immediately become defensive in arguments, says Walsh. This is a feeding ground for miscommunication and results in two people simply talking at …

Apology Language Profile for Adults

The following profile is designed to help you discover your apology language. Read each of the twenty hypothetical scenarios, and check the one …

4 Types of Connection... Only 1 Will Bring You Happiness

Whether you are introverted, extroverted, or an extroverted introvert, you are created for connection. Connection is one of our most basic human …

Happiness

My Best Relationship Advice: Safety Enables Adventure

<i>We are designed to take care of one another.</i> Simon Sinek<p>When I started dating my husband, one of the things he asked me on a long beach walk was what I wanted most in life. It was that early stage of getting to know each other when you might make something up to sound intriguing, but I took a risk. …

What It REALLY Means When You Keep Secrets From Your Partner

Even small secrets can tear happy relationships apart. Have you ever noticed how the longer you let time pass without telling your partner how you honestly feel, the larger the disconnect grows between you? Meanwhile, your partner may have no idea you're quietly hiding hurt or annoyed feelings that …

Another reason to love, pamper your partner more: Because why not?

Those who invest more time and effort in their relationships are likely to have better physical and mental health, claim researchers at the …

Relationships

Our Invisible Attachments: Choosing Intimacy over Sterility

Divorce rates in the U.S. are pretty staggering (50% in 2015), which is a testament to the fact that keeping the marriage fires stoked over the years …

Falling In Love And Staying In Love

Just watched a TEDx presentation ( September 15th 2015 with Mandy Len Catron) called: Falling in Love Is The Easy Part.<p>The speaker reported that she ran an experiment where two people who did not know each other before, asked each other 36 questions which become more and more intimate as they …

What Most Couples Won't Admit About Their Sex Lives

A few years ago after her wedding, my friend sheepishly admitted that she and her husband didn't even hook up on their wedding night because they were too tired. Another friend piped in, "Me neither! My husband was drunk and hanging over the toilet once we got back to our hotel suite. It wasn't too …

Relationships