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How To Fix A Relationship: How To Build An Honest Relationship
In relationships, honesty really is the best policy.
Experts Blog

Dr. Romance: Need Forgiveness? 4 Steps To An Effective Apology

After getting out of a bad relationship, it can be hard to move on and start a healthy new partnership. It's important to understand what you want and to be honest with your new significant other in order to have a happy relationship. Find out why honesty and owning up to your faults is essential to love life success.

Groundhog Day: How To Apologize & Get Your Own Do-Over [EXPERT]
Experts Blog

Groundhog Day: How To Apologize & Get Your Own Do-Over

With Groundhog Day here, my mind has turned to the elusive do-over. The 1993 Bill Murray flick named for February 2nd has to be one of my all-time favorite, watch-it-every-time-it's-on movies. For those who haven't seen it (and really, what kind of carpet are you living under? Netflix it immediately), the movie's plot centers around a crotchety guy named Phil Conners, played by Murray. Phil is forced to endure the same day over and over until he gets it "right."

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Celebrity Love

Why Would Johnny Depp Compare A Photo Shoot To Rape?

Over the years, Johnny Depp has become one of America's most beloved celebrities, despite the actor's tendencies to lean towards more whimsical projects. The Alice in Wonderland star grossed $100 million last year and essentially has his pick of any Tim Burton movie ever created. But, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the actor, for once, made a faux pas.

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Experts Blog

How Compassion Facilitates Forgiveness

Perhaps we've all had an intimate partner who has said or done things to us that seem simply unforgivable. Can you remember a circumstance where you spoke hurtful or hateful words, and later recognized that you did not really mean them? The context of your life affected the content of what you said. Maybe you were tired, afraid, angry, stressed, or feeling hurt. In that moment you just had to defend yourself, get some space, work through anxiety, or vent some frustration.

Recovery from Infidelity
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Recovery from Infidelity

“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.” — Robert Louis Stevenson   There is no bigger paradigm shift that a relationship experiences than in the aftermath of disclosing or discovering an affair. The betrayal cuts deep and shreds not only the trust between the couple, but often the ability to trust one’s own judgment and the agreements that we believed defined our lives.

The Three Most Important Words in a Relationship
Experts Blog

The Three Most Important Words in a Relationship

Back in the 1970s—and I know I’m dating myself—a Yale law professor named Erich Segal penned a bestselling tearjerker called Love Story. His definition of love: “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Straight out of the Woodstock era and ethos, it sounded good at the time. Freedom! No guilt! Just be yourself! Spread your wings and fly! It hasn’t worn well, though. Today it’s the other side of the coin we’re more likely to see: You don’t owe anyone anything.

How To Make A Genuine Apology
Experts Blog

How To Make A Genuine Apology

An apology needs to validate feelings, show accountability, and give assurance it won't happen again You screwed up. You inadvertently stepped on your sweetheart’s toes. Or you were in a foul mood and behaved accordingly. Or you were a knucklehead and said or did the wrong thing. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t cut it even if you really are sorry. So, how do you express regret in a way that your sweetie not only gets it, but is willing to forgive you?

The Meaning of an Apology
Experts Blog

The Meaning of an Apology

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D. When one partner "wrongs" another, the ensuing guilt can have a major impact on the relationship. Let's take a look at apologies and why they can be reparative: An Apology — The Expression of Guilt

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Tomfoolery

Best Of The Web: Men Fake It Too & Deal-Breakers

Are you ready for have sex with a guy with a mustache day? What are you guy must-haves? What do fellas think of single moms? Why you should date a divorcee. Another term for a gal who hasn't had sex in a while. Could you be a sex addict? Finishing yourself off. Men fake orgasms too. A women in the UK is breaking condoms to get pregnant. Not everyone thinks making out in a bar is awesome. What his sport of choice says about him. Why YOU should date Betty White. And making the perfect apology.

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Love Buzz

When Love Means Having To Say You're Sorry

It's Kiss & Make Up Day, and nothing kicks that party off like a good old-fashioned apology. It's the crucial get-down of patching things up. It's the spackle to your relationship wall. Whether you've wronged your man, your BFF, your mama or even your grand-mama, here's how you show them you're sorry, as painlessly and effectively as possible.

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Celebrity Love

Tiger Woods: "I Felt I Was Entitled"

Tiger Woods gave a press conference today in which he apologized, multiple times and in many different ways, for his "irresponsible behavior," which has been a "personal disappointment." He apologized to his family, his fans, his business associates and anyone who believed in him. "I have bitterly disappointed all of you," he said.

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Love Buzz

What 'Love Story' Taught Us About Love

In light of the recent death of Erich Segal, the former Yale classics professor who wrote both the novel and screenplay of "Love Story," we compiled the love lessons we took from the 1970 film. "Love means never having to say you're sorry" and more.