Vincent L. Murphy

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Indian Women Are Never Taught How To Be Alone, And That's A Problem

I was lucky to learn from a long-distance marriage, but I know too many women struggling with the effects of going straight from their fathers' homes to their husbands'.<p>In January of 2012, I woke up alone. For a host of reasons involving children in higher education, looming eldercare, and an …

Things No One Tells You About Getting Engaged

You think you've heard it all, but when it comes to committing your life to someone else, there are a few feelings that sneakily evade any engagement conversation you've likely had. Here, our experts reveal the emotions and questions you'll have after your significant other pops the question that …

Men: Three Warning Signs That The Relationship Is Doomed

After blogging last week about some of the warning signs of a doomed relationship that ladies should not ignore, several gents have point out several relationship red flags that they failed to see until divorce was imminent. So men, here are the top three serious warning signs that you shouldn't …

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3 Relationship Resolutions to Make in the New Year

And keep them!<p>Every year I make three solemn New Year's vows: I'm going to declare war on my burrito addiction, I'm going to do at least eight crunches a week, and I'm going to get better at my relationships. With my wife, my boss, my mom, my cat, my best friends. I can do better with everyone. I …

6 Things to Do to Improve Your Relationship

In the past I’ve covered the research regarding what you should look for in a marriage partner.<p>What do studies say about what you can do to improve …

Toxic relationship habits most people think are normal

There’s no class in high school on how to not be a shitty boyfriend or girlfriend. Sure, they teach us the biology of sex, the legality of marriage, and maybe we read a few obscure love stories from the 19th century on how not to be.<p>But when it comes down to actually handling the nitty-gritty of …

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How to Piece a Relationship Back Together After Someone Cheats

Five things you and your significant other can do to heal and move on.<p>In a 2011 study, almost one-quarter of men and nearly 20 percent of women admitted to cheating during their current relationships. More than you probably would have estimated, right? Although infidelity is often seen as the …

The 3 Main Reasons Why People Have Affairs

“I just don’t know what’s wrong with him. I mean, we’ve been married for 25 years and this just started happening in the last few. But it keeps …

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How to Save Your Love Relationship: An Interview With Arielle Ford

I was delighted to interview Arielle Ford during the release of her new book, <i>Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After</i>. Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement and the author of eight books including the …

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Fights You’re Having That Are Completely Normal

No one's denying that non-stop fighting is bad news. But if you're bickering over these 10 topics, it's hardly time to file for divorce. In fact, our experts say, it's simply time to join the club.<p><b>1. The "what should we do tonight" fight.</b><p>Says Michael Boman, LCSW and marriage expert, "Most couples …

8 surprising psychological reasons someone might fall in love with you

1/<p>If you're really, really alike.<p>Flickr/davebloggs007<p>Decades of studies have shown that the cliché that "opposites attract" is totally off.<p>"Partners …