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4 Questions That Will Build Rapport and Boost Your Relationships

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conversation feels robotic at times. The same old question arises again and again, followed quickly by the same old answer:<p>"How are you?”<p>“Good. How are you?"<p>Now, <i>that's</i> a response that is about as entertaining as watching grass grow.<p>But …

Self-help

13 Ways to Keep Love Alive

You may have heard that long-term relationships eventually and inevitably become flat and boring. Many people believe this myth and expect this to occur to them. When they experience moments in which feelings of attraction, desire, or sexual excitement are not powerfully stimulating, they assume …

Easy Ways to Be a Better Spouse

Sometimes, it's easy to become complacent in our relationships — especially when improving them seems like a lot of work. But you don't have to go big or go home when it comes to being a better spouse.<p>"It is the simple, small things we do for one another that really make a difference in our …

7 Ways to Deal With Red-Flags in a Relationship

Finding and creating healthy relationships is hard work and many people do not have the energy or patience for this type of effort. It is a normal human desire to want to be in relationships which are mutually respectful; however, when we are not in these types of relationships we tend to, either, …

Relationships

What We Really Want -- And Almost Never Get: The Secret Desire That Makes or Breaks Relationships

Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills, or at least that's what they say in the first session. But what gets described as communication problems are usually, in fact, listening problems. Truth is, we're not very good listeners; we don't know (and are not taught) how to …

Communication Skills

Why more sex won't necessarily make your relationship better

Although countless research and self-help books insit that injecting more sex into a flailing love life can bring back the spark, psychologists found that it could make the problem worse.<p><b>In fact increasing the frequency of sex actually led to a drop in desire and enjoyment.</b><p>Carnegie Mellon …

Carnegie Mellon University

16 Things Women Wish Men Would Do On Dates

The next level of Candy Crush can wait, guys.<p>Dating after divorce is a scary, scary prospect. Between crotch shots from random dudes on Tinder to rants about ex-wives on dates, is it any wonder that so many of us throw in the towel and say "thanks, but no thanks" to getting back out there?<p>It's time …

Relationships

8 TED Talks that will help you save your relationships

Relationships also come in all sizes and colors — there are romantic relationships, work relationships, and friendships, just to name a few.<p>Regardless of what kind of relationship you want to save, each is fundamentally similar to the next in a number of ways.<p>In all healthy relationships, we are …

TED Talks

4 Issues You Should Never Let Slide

We've all heard the phrase "pick your battles." And that certainly should be applied to marriage. After all, who really ever wants to go toe-to-toe over whose turn it is to take out the trash? But there are a few things we should always bring up to our spouses, even if we fear they could lead to a …

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say "I do," committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to their final days on this earth.<p>Except, of course, it doesn't work out …