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5 Quick Ways to Become More Likeable

You've seen them on TV, you've seen them at work, you've even seen them at the familiar places you visit...<p>Who am I talking about?<p>I'm talking about people who seem to always have others smiling and engaging with them, bursting with laughter, and effortlessly making connections with new people.<p>Do …

Why Unmarried Couples Should See a Relationship Therapist

Anyone who has been in a relationship can tell you that a lot can go wrong: cheating on Tinder, your friends hating your boyfriend or being in a flat-out toxic relationship. It’s easy to see why long-term couples in bad situations might need or want a relationship therapist. But what about when …

This Is The Amount Of Sex That Makes Couples Happy, According To Science

It may be less than you think.<p>If you're worried you and your partner aren't having enough sex it's time to give yourselves a break.<p>A new study has …

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 …

Self-awareness

6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

"You want to feel close to one another, on the same team and united against the problem."<p>The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the …

12 Reasons Cat Ladies Make the BEST Wives

Let's clear something up: yes, we are cat ladies. But that doesn't mean we're weirdos destined to be single for life. In fact, there are 12 reasons that being a "cat lady" actually means we make the BEST wives!<p><b>1. We have big hearts.</b><p>Whether we've gotten our cats by adopting or rescuing them, we love …

Pets

10 Things You Need to Know About True Love

<i>Many want a relationship, but do they really know what that means?</i><p>In many ways, true love is similar to marriage, or having children. We have romantic fantasies, fueled by society, about these life choices. And yet, rarely do we think -- what makes them really work? Often, more thought, and …

The #1 Predictor of Divorce — and How to Fix It

After four decades of research, the world's foremost marriage therapist noticed a clear pattern among couples that didn't stay together.<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 …

10 Proven Ways You Can Increase Intimacy

What rates highest in a long-term relationship? Passion is important, certainly, but <i>intimacy</i> rates highest. That’s what psychologist Robert J. …

Divorce

6 ways for couples to merge their finances without losing their minds — or their love

The candlelight and chocolate-fueled romance of Valentine’s Day will probably inspire many couples to put a ring on it this year.<p>But it also means …

4 Secrets for a Happy Marriage

Being married in the modern world can be difficult and confusing. What are the rules for a happy marriage? It doesn’t seem like there are any easy …

8 Small Ways to Show Your Spouse Some Love

Gretchen Rubin says, “What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” This is true for relationships. Love is in the small …

Is The Person You're Dating Marriage Material?

Marriage is a union of two people. It's something that happens when you're madly in love and are super eager to start the rest of your life with your beloved by your side. It's hard work, yes, but the best things in life aren't easy. Can the person you're dating confidently answer these nine …

7 Things Your Wife Isn't Telling You She Needs

What your wife really needs from you.<p>What does your wife need to be truly content in your marriage?<p>We asked marriage therapists and relationship coaches to share the most common things women say they need from their spouses. Here's what they had to say:<p><b>1. Women want a spouse who's aware of their</b> …

Text Messaging

5 Texts You Should Send to Your Partner Every Day

Researchers Lori Schade, Jonathan Sandberg, Roy Bean, Dean Busby, and Sarah Coyne found that texting between partners could either help or hurt a …

Relationships

The 6 Most Common Complaints Men Have About Marriage

What do men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>What do married men complain about behind closed doors during couples and family therapy?<p>Below, marriage therapists open up about the gripes they hear most often from long-married men -- and the advice they give both …

7 Things Your Husband Isn't Telling You He Needs

What your tight-lipped spouse really needs from you.<p>What makes makes men truly content in their marriages? Below, marriage therapists share seven things husbands say they need from their wives.<p><b>1. Men w</b><b>ant their wives to say "I love you."</b><p>After years of being married, don't assume that your husband …

Relationships

The 10 Questions You Should Know the Answer to Before You Begin a New Relationship

When boy meets girl sparks fly and hormones rage. As a result, they usually throw caution to the wind and run heart first into this exciting and wonderful thing we call a "relationship." The only problem is that they do so without asking the important and revealing questions that may determine if …

Smart Spouses Avoid Three Relationship Traps

Road signs alert drivers to prepare for what’s ahead: pedestrians crossing, a curve, or a hairpin turn. Signals also exist that warn us of possible …

How to Transition into a Relationship When You’re Used to Being Single

It seems like people are always looking for love, but single life can be pretty great. You’re independent, you don’t have to compromise, and you get …

4 Ways Introverts Can Super-Charge Their Happiness

<b>“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain</b><p>Do you get ticked off too?<p>I mean, when people say you’re awkward, …

Empathy

The Happily Married Spouse's Guide to Divorce: Ten Tips for the Blissful but Prudent

The cocktail party truism that half of all marriages end in divorce is probably a myth. The actual divorce rate is both difficult to calculate and in all likelihood lower. But the future may not be as rosy as most people contemplating a marriage or already in a happy marriage assume, especially …

7 Steps to Get You Ready to Fall In Love

If you are in between relationships, this is a great time to reflect on important pointers for getting ready for love.<p>Here are seven steps to help hone your ability to truly receive love -- and deal with a relationship -- when Cupid's coveted arrow does find your heart!<p><b>1. Develop A Relationship</b> …

If You Want To Save Your Marriage After An Affair, Read This

Forgiveness isn't going to happen overnight<p>It's not affairs that break up marriages: It's the unfaithful spouse's inability to be honest about what happened and leave the affair behind them, says Caroline Madden, a Burbank, California-based marriage therapist who specializes in affair …

10 Ways to Keep Indoor Cats Happy

<i>By Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>If you are a cat person, it's only natural to want to give your feline friend the best. It's important to keep indoor cats healthy, happy and entertained. Maybe you can add a window perch, cat tree, water fountain or other special feature. Or simply take some time …

3 Things to Never Say to an Alzheimer's Caregiver

One of my recent articles published here was 5 Things to Never Say to a Person Who Has Alzheimer's. Today's article focuses on things to never say to an Alzheimer's caregiver.<p>There are several things you should never say. Here are three important ones:<p><b>1. "What a Shame:"</b><p>You may think it's a shame …

Dementia