Relationships

There’s a simple technique you can use to turn your emotional baggage into dating success

It may seem that new relationships are entirely fueled by dreams and hopes for a perfect future. But the past can have a powerful influence too—often more so than we would like to admit. The “emotional baggage” that we bring from the past can mean that we sometimes pick a partner who’s not quite …

Psychology

Key to keeping friendships alive different for men and women, scientists say

For women, phone calls can keep long-distance friendships going, but men need to meet face-to-face, study shows<p>Much like a long-distance romance, it can be difficult to keep the spark alive in a friendship with someone living in a different city. Now scientists say they have uncovered the key to …

University of Oxford

5 Simple Ways to Strengthen the Friendship in Your Marriage | Brides

<i>“True friends are never apart—maybe in distance, but never in heart.”</i><p>This quote rings true for couples. We all want to know the secret to making love last, but what if it was as simple as just being your partner’s friend? Does that sound a little too easy?<p>According to research by Dr. John Gottman, …

Marriage

Cuddling Is More Intimate Than Sex–Here’s Why…

Yes, you read that right–cuddling.<p>When talking about levels of intimacy, it is my belief that snuggling with someone is a lot more affectionate than engaging in the hormonal no-pants dance, and I’m going to try and explain why that is the best I can by sharing a little story with you first.<p>Once …

Not All Relationships Are Meant To Last Forever The Sooner We Realize That, The Better

<b>They had the perfect love story.</b><p>He met her in college. She was charismatic and confident and he was instantly drawn to her. What started as …

My Husband Caught Me Masturbating, and It Led to Our Divorce

Sure, it's awkward being walked in on. But how my husband responded was what shocked me the most.<p>When I first met my husband, he was a fun, confident, and affectionate person. He worked in sales and I was getting my personal training certification to launch a big career change. It was the second …

Marriage

Dating After Divorce: 12 Tips for Getting Back in the Saddle

Regardless of who initiated the split, divorce takes quite a toll on a person. And once you’ve completed the necessary grieving process, adjusting to …

Online Dating

Ask Amy: One-night stand brings on ethical dilemma

<i>Dear Amy: I am a 20-year-old woman who has been in a two-year relationship with a guy who has been my good friend for seven years.</i><p><i>Last summer, we were apart for three months when I moved across the country for an internship.</i><p><i>Things were rough, I was very lonely and I had a drunken one-night stand.</i><p><i>I</i> …

Lifestyle

Hiding In Bed Post-Breakup? 7 Tips to Get You on the Mend

Did that summer romance (or, eep, longer-term relationship) just come to an oh-so-painful end? Girl, we are so sorry—you are beautiful and awesome …

8 signs you’re ready to break up with someone

Now that the pressure of Valentine’s Day is over, you may find yourself realizing that your relationship isn’t really making you happy anymore. If …

Marriage

How to Start Repairing Relationships Damaged by Politics

If you used to think that politics were boring, we’d bet pretty big money that the 2016 presidential campaign (in which <i>Vogue</i> made its first-ever endorsement), Donald Trump’s victory (and the crazy global reactions to it), and the emotional aftermath (Michelle Obama’s farewell speech, anyone?) have …

Marriage

Since my husband’s affair, I’m afraid he will reject me sexually

We are rebuilding our relationship, but neither of us feel free to initiate<p><b>My husband was the first man I felt I could let myself go with sexually. Yet, over the years, we grew apart, took each other for granted and he had an affair. We are rebuilding our relationship, but we show our wounds when</b> …

Marriage

If Your Man Is A Compulsive Cheater, He’s Really Not To Blame

Your phone buzzes at 2 AM in the night, twice, thrice. You finally answer and it’s your best friend bawling her eyes out at the end of the line. …

Marriage

5 Toxic Habits Ruining Your Relationships

It is time to do some spring cleaning of the relationships with the people who make up your circle of friends, family, acquaintances, and colleagues. …

Marriage

Ex-Couple Face Each Other In Brutally Honest Video To Discuss Why He Cheated

This is some real life lemonade.<p>Kourtney Jorge and her ex, named Leonard, made a video having a brutally honest conversation about cheating. And …

Bravo TV

What Happens if You Love a Flirt?

Playful teasing, close dancing, intoxicating attention... in the right contexts, flirting is a highly effective relationship initiation tactic. …

Dating

10 Simple Tips to Know if This is Infatuation or Love?

Love Relationship<p>Are you not sure if you are <b>really in love</b> with that person or just infatuated? It can be confusing! You think you might love them, …

Love

I Met My Ex-Husband For Breakfast - And Learned This Valuable Lesson

There are many out there who believe people are capable of change. And then there are those who believe that a leopard can <i>never</i> change his or her spots.<p>I think that when I decided to meet my ex-husband for breakfast after 5 years of estrangement I was genuinely curious to know if this leopard had …

Marriage

How Long Does It Take a Broken Heart to Heal?

Time heals all wounds, or so the saying goes, but new research indicates that it takes a lot longer than you’d think to mend a broken heart.<p>There’s a …

16 Quotes That Perfectly Capture the Feeling of Falling in Love

There's nothing more exciting than allowing yourself to fall in love. Most songs, movies, and books are inspired by it, after all. We rounded up the …

Love

Abby Wambach Is Engaged! See the Soccer Star's Sweet Engagement Announcement | Brides

Score for Abby Wambach! The soccer superstar who helped take the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup just announced her engagement to her sweetheart, Christian mom blogger Glennon Doyle Melton.<p>While Wambach may be more accustomed to soccer goals, it looks like the woman is now bonafide #relationshipgoals! …

Soccer

Why is it so hard for women to make new friends?

After an incredibly long week, it was finally Friday, and I really, really wanted to go somewhere to celebrate — until I realized I had no one to go …

Detroit

Should you be my Valentine? Identify your good and bad romantic relationships

Getting the facts right.<p>But for the well-being of ourselves and our relationships, “Will you be my Valentine?” is the wrong question. Instead, the …

Psychology

Hilarious Best Friend Goes Undercover To Make Sure Her Mate's Date Goes Well

#FriendshipGoals<p>A teenager came up with a hilarious way to check her best mate’s date was going to plan by hiding at the back of the restaurant in costume.<p>Dawsyn Eubanks, 19, from Texas, had told her best friend, 18-year-old Georgia Hoyer, that she was meeting a guy for a first date.<p>Eubanks had …

Shadowhunters: Katherine McNamara, Alberto Rosende break down that Climon moment

<b>Spoiler alert: This post contains details from the Monday, Feb. 20 episode of Shadowhunters.</b><p>It seems someone finally made it out of the friend zone.<p>After nearly two entire seasons of build-up, Simon confessed his love for Clary during Monday’s episode of <i>Shadowhunters</i>, and in a move that many will …

TV

How to meet the love of your life at the gym

Once upon a time, if you wanted to meet someone special, you’d try to catch their eye across a crowded bar, and ask if they fancied another gin and …

Fitness

Guy Marks Ex-Girlfriend's Apology Letter

Long Story Short<p>Sorry ex-girlfriends of the world, take note. This guy received an apology letter from his ex and then sent it back, but not before he marked it for spelling, grammar and a lack of evidence to back up her claims.<p>Long Story<p>Breakups are almost always messy. Someone says something they …

Woman Gives Shocking Reason Why She Wants to Marry Herself

Woman gives shocking reason why she wants to marry herself. The 39 year old woman shocked the world when she decided to get married to herself.<p>Lynne …

Marriage

15 Glorious Things You Can Do Now That You’re Single

If you need a little pick-me-up after parting ways with your (now-ex-)boyfriend, we're here for you. There’s no need to be all doom and gloom with so …

Dad's rant about his relationship with ex-wife wins him praise for being a "real man"

When relationships break down, there can be a lot of bad feeling, arguments and awkwardness - it's what people have come to expect.<p>But it doesn't …

Parenting