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36 Questions for Intimacy, Back Story

The book and this blog on the <i>Highly Sensitive Person,</i> is about what it means to have this important basic trait. Part of that is how it affects relationships, which I discuss in <i>The Highly Sensitive Person in Love</i>, a book that was motivated by my long time interest in understanding love. This post …

Love

16 Hard Truths About Our Relationships No One Wants to Admit

We all long for authentic relationships, but, even in our overly connected lives, these relationships are hard to find.We meet people and socialize …

Relationships

How to Deal with Painful Emotional Triggers in Your Relationships

<b>“</b><b>A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” ~Unknown</b><p>I’ve been looking for a new job, so I recently decided to update my …

8 Profound Lessons Intimate Relationships Teach Us

Our intimate relationships teach us more than about the hearts of the ones we love. They teach us about ourselves. There is no greater people growing machine than that of love.<p>Our culture often views love as some fuzzy thing that gets passed around and makes us feel warm inside. But as we all know, …

Relationships

Falling In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again - OLBlog

<i>I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person. But I do know that if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you</i> …

The five tricks guaranteed to make ANYONE fall in love with you (and why playing hard to get doesn't always work)

Twenty eight per cent of women and 48 per cent of men claim they fell in love at first sight, according to a recent study of over 80,000 people in …

Relationships

6 Signs You Have That Forever Kind Of Love

Let's face it -- no matter how happy you both are together, relationships take a lot of work. Every couple argues from time to time -- like when you load the dishwasher wrong, when you eat the last Chipwich (and don't throw out the package) or when you forget to call and say you'll be 20 minutes …

Relationships

7 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Relationship Without Knowing It

...And how to work on sustaining a happy, healthy one.<p>What makes some couples go the distance, while other romances fizzle out before they’ve even …

Successful power couples that stay together have 8 things in common

From Google cofounder Sergey Brin's split from 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki to SpaceX founder Elon Musk's second divorce from actress Talulah Riley, the separation of several high-powered couples could signal that extreme career success comes at the expense of relationship success.<p>But relationship …

Salma Hayek

Wife: My husband is not romantic. I will divorce him. Can you do what...

Wife: My husband is not romantic. I will divorce him. Can you do what her husband did?<p>Wife: My husband is not romantic. I will divorce him. Can you …

Relationships

10 Habits for a Long-Lasting Relationship

If you feel like you’re the awkward person at social events or you struggle to enter into conversations because you’re shy, it can impact your social …

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 …

Relationships

In Marriage, He Refused to Change—and That Cost Him Everything, Starting with Trust

Shares 6K<p>My wife felt unsafe because she could no longer trust me.<p>She didn’t feel unsafe because she thought I would physically hurt her or because …

Relationships

Lost That "Honeymoon Phase" Feeling? 10 Tips For Getting It Back

Even in the best relationships, things can get “rusty.” You might be bored, may start to take each other for granted, may be fighting (or not …

Relationships

8 Ways To Make Your Relationship Incredible

We as a society are inundated with messages and expectations about love and marriage. Disney shows us that love is perfect; Prince Charming is real and that women only need a simple slipper fitting to make it magical. Romantic comedies showcase how love might have its challenges, but with the …

Relationships

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded

Training Articles<p>Ten Bodybuilding Practices That Can Help Anyone Get Shredded<p>Physique training is more popular than ever. At the same time, …

Removing the Bricks From Your Relationship Wall

In relationships, we often build walls between us and the ones we love. Those walls are made from solitary bricks representing the hurtful moments, the ones that create doubt, the ones that sting, the ones that say, "I don't believe in you" or "I don't love you." They are usually hurled during one …

Avoid toxic patterns and control issues in relationships

Ever hear the term "relationship baggage?" It refers to the destructive patterns and behaviors that each partner brings into a relationship.<p>Within …

Luggage

9 Bad Habits You Should Leave in the Past

Any one of these listed habits is holding you back from success. Free yourself and launch into your future without all that baggage.<p>If you're feeling kind of stuck--wanting more, but unable to get past where you are--maybe your bad habits are a big part of the problem.<p>Look at what you are doing, …

9 Toxic Behaviors Holding Good People Back

<i>The quality of your behavior drives the quality of your life.</i>When you spend a decade working with and coaching thousands of people from around the …

Self-help

Here's How Often the Happiest People in America Go Out and Have Sex

Make the most of International Day of Happiness.<p>This Sunday, March 20th, is International Day of Happiness, a special day when we're all supposed to get together and make the world a more joyous place.<p>RELATED: Americans Have Become More Comfortable with Gay Marriage—but Less with Divorce<p>It's always …

The Prerequisite To True Love Most People Skip

We've all heard people say “you can’t love someone unless you love yourself.” But a lot of my clients believe they <i>are</i> being loving to their partner, …

40 things I'd tell my 20-year-old self about Love

Staying in love may be more challenging now than ever.<p>Partly that’s because being part of a couple has to be worthwhile. Whereas back in the day your …

10 Signs Your Relationship Is Rock-Solid and Going to Last

Find out how your bond stacks up.

This Habit Is the Number One Predictor of Divorce

Here's how to stop it.<p>John Gottman, Ph.D, author of <i>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</i>, is one of the world's foremost marriage therapists. He's spent four decades studying couples at the Gottman Institute in order to determine what <i>really</i> causes a rift between two people—and how to fix …

9 Things Marriage Therapists Tell Couples On The Verge Of Divorce

Tried-and-true advice from experts.<p>When long-married, frustrated couples come to see marriage and family therapist Aaron Anderson, they want advice and they want it <i>fast.</i><p>"They’ve usually been having difficulties for years and have tried to struggle through it on their own," Anderson, the director of …

Communication Skills

Here's How To Make Italy's Most Popular Cocktail

Is it summer yet?<p>The strongest elements of Italian culture—think art, food, architecture—tend to be defined by a few recurring things: Elevated aesthetics, practicality, and gusto. Unsurprisingly, the drinking culture in The Boot follows suit.<p>In addition to the country's many wine regions, there is …

How Compromise Is Actually Hurting Your Relationship (And What To Do Instead)

For more than 20 years, my insatiable curiosity has driven me to seek the secrets of profoundly connected, passionate, intimate relationships. I want …

Relationships