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Peak sex: relationships lose passion after just one year

A new study has charted the level of sexual satisfaction registered by couples over time, and come to the startling conclusion that we get bored with one another after just 12 months<p>It may come as little surprise that a couple finds their shared sex life almost a third less satisfying after 16 …

Sometimes, the best way to reboot a relationship is to take a break

I went to my girlfriend's home one Saturday to hang out, a typical weekend. We went into her room, and I expected her to put on her copy of "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" and show me all the things she figured out in her obsession with the game while I congratulated her passion with kisses. To me, I had …

The 'Big 3' Keys to Relationship Success

When lovers are also friends, the relationship is likely to be more satisfying—and more likely to endure. There is an element of give-and-take in …

“What Made Me Fall in Love”—Men Share what Captured their Hearts.

I love a good love story. I think we all do.<p>In a world where we are surrounded by so many relationships breaking up, couples divorcing after 15-20 …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Intimate Relationships – with This Overlooked Success Principle

Intimate relationships are one of the greatest – if not THE greatest – sources of joy in life.<p>But creating and maintaining a successful relationship …

Motivation

From “kosher sex” to love maps, 5 tips for keeping your sex life hot

Five big thinkers give their best advice on how to rekindle passion in a long-term relationship<p>“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it,” said Oscar Wilde.<p>Passion is a tricky, elusive thing. Once captured, it flounders. But why does it wither …

Happy Marriage Habits to Start *Before* You Tie the Knot

Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits <i>before</i> marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles and ends in divorce," says Janet Ong Zimmerman, …

George Zimmerman

Your Phone Habits May Be Damaging Your Relationship

Nearly half of us feel 'phone snubbed' by our partners.<p>Here's yet another reason compulsive phone-checkers may want to stash their device more often: Cell phones can damage romantic relationships and lead to a greater chance of depression, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from Baylor University …

Listen In On This Couple's Raw Conversation About Sexuality And Love

"I choose you and I would never do anything to f*** that up."<p>Meet Lynette and Corey. They've have been dating on and off for four years and are engaged to be married.<p>In a new video from The Skin Deep documentary, the two lovebirds ask each other the questions they've always wanted answered. The …

What Makes a Man Realize 'This Is the Person I Want to Marry'

<i>By Scott Christian, Glamour</i><p><i>(Illustration: Samantha Hahn)</i><p>Not all guys love sports, but when it comes to marriage, many of us unknowingly approach it with a sports mentality. If there's one thing we've learned over the years--either from our jock days or watching too many movies that end with the …

3 Keys to Marriage Success: Intimacy, Passion and Commitment

There are many theories about what makes a marriage strong and which qualities allow a couples to grow and function well together.<p>I have always appreciated Dr. Robert Sternberg's concepts in the Triangular Theory of Love: intimacy, passion, and commitment.<p>I first read about it in <i>Psychology Today</i> …

"I Almost Cheated on My Husband." Why This Story Is More Common Than You'd Think

"I almost cheated on my husband." That's the title of a post a 28-year-old Reddit user wrote this week. Her situation isn't what you might think: "I've been with my husband for six years, married 3.5. I love him and adore him with all my heart," she writes. "I would never hurt him, and he is …

The 8 Most Overlooked Threats To A Marriage

Communication isn't the only relationship-testing problem.<p>We're all familiar with the common, harmful mistakes people make in relationships: failing to communicate, having an affair or running into financial problems -- just to name a few.<p>But beyond the usual suspects, what other …

How Childhood Trauma Can Wreck a Man's Relationship... and What You Can Do to Heal

<i>By Jed Diamond, Ph.D.</i><p>We all want real, lasting love in our lives. We spend a lot of time searching for that special someone, but even when we find them we can't be sure the relationship will last. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness …

What Men Find Attractive in Women—Besides Looks!

Good news for single women: Guys want more than a pretty face! These unconventional traits turn him on, proving you can attract men …

In the Ultimate Test of True Love, Very Brave Couples Cut Each Other's Hair

This could end badly.<p>True love is all about trust. When you love someone, you trust them with the most intimate details of your life. You trust them with your very life. But your <i>hair</i>? That's asking a lot.<p>Your hair is a very special, sacred thing. (I once called off sick from work because I was …

These Pictures Will Show You What True Love Is

What do you think true love is?<p>What do you think true love looks like?<p>What comes to mind? Is it a Hollywood movie like <i>The Notebook</i> or <i>Titanic</i>? Maybe …

Today, Class, We're Learning About Love

Illustrated by Ammiel Mendoza.<p>True love: real, or cultural invention? While many claim to be in it, we often wonder if they're just lying. After all, …

42 Beautiful Pictures That Show What True Love Is All About

Some things in life are hard to describe, yet we can recognize them when we see them.<p>Love is one of those things.<p>True love comes in many different …

5 Ways Couples Find The Meaning Of True Love By Traveling The World Together

Finding the meaning of true love is difficult. Here are five reasons that couples find true love when traveling the wold.

15 Subtle Gestures That Demonstrate True Love Even After Marriage And A Baby

Forget the engagement rings, the weddings and the grand events of romanticized love that occur before getting married. The real test of true love …

Looking For True Love? You Need To Sniff It Out, Literally

Photo: The Compatibility Gene.<p>Want to meet your match? Use your nostrils. According to a new study, the secret to finding the perfect partner has …

Romantic Comedy

An Old Man Waiting For His One True Love Is 'The Notebook' All Over Again

A new video of an adorable elderly couple reuniting at an airport is making hearts melt everywhere. In the vid, an old man waits in the arrivals hall …

Romance Is Like Alcohol

Romance is like alcohol. It can heal and it can hurt. It can create joy and it can create pain. It’s often responsible for some of the best and some …

Relationships

Will Smith posts delightful throwback pic of Jada, wins the romance game

We love Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith because they’re the ultimate power couple. No wait, scratch that — the Smith family is the ultimate power</i> …

30 Little Ways To Love Without Expectation

We’ve all got our enemies; people who take pleasure in causing us pain and misery. Sometimes, the development of an enemy is due to certain …

‘I believe in love now’: Video of 92yo man singing to dying wife goes viral

A video of an elderly man singing the song ‘You’ll Never Know’ to his dying wife, has gone viral, with viewers commenting that the ‘sad and …

I Can't Stop Loving Her

Why can't I stop loving this person? She never told me she loved me. Or more accurately, she never said "I love you." Either way, she never actually spoke or wrote the words "I love you."<p>She would sign cards, "Love ya" or "(heart symbol) you." And I felt like she did. But saying those three words …