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How Is Your Marriage Different From Your Mother's?

We recently wrote about a study in which researchers found that divorce may run in the family. This study focused on the influence of siblings rather than parents, but that's probably because the parent-child connection is already so obvious. Of course children will model the relationships they've seen growing up. Relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, author of He's Just Not Your Type and That's a Good Thing, is writing a book about marriage, and this is one of the many areas she's doing research on. If you'd like to weigh in and be quoted in her latest book, tell us below: How is your marriage different from your mother's? And is that a good or a bad thing?

My Ex Was Abusive Like Mel Gibson

My Ex Was Abusive Like Mel Gibson

As a pop-culture voyeur, I do get a certain schadenfreude from listening. But as a woman, I also get a chill. Because brutal as those rants are, it took me a couple rounds before I finally said, "OK, I haven't heard that before." Because I have an abusive ex exactly like Mel, and I had tapes like Oksana's. And hearing it all again makes me just a teeny bit sick to my stomach.

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5 Jersey Shore Dating Tips We'd Actually Use

Last Thursday, we and 5.3 million others welcomed back our favorite fist-pumpers—only this time they're GTL'ing on the shores of Miami. If the premiere was but a slice of the upcoming guido cake, we're bound to love this season even more than the last. There's just something about the abnormally tan cast that keeps winning us over time and time again. With help from a recent Rolling Stone exclusive tell-all, we found 5 quotes that might explain why we fell for Italy’s finest. And if maybe we acted more like them (minus getting arrested for disorderly conduct), someone could fall for us, too.

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Do You Care What Others Say About Your Love Life?

On last night's season premiere of "My Boys"—which I watched after back-to-back amazeballs episodes of "True Blood" and "Mad Men"—there was this interesting subplot about how much friends' opinions matter when it comes to relationships. The character of Kenny is dating this chick Stephanie, and Kenny's friend Mike is really disbelieving that their relationship is genuine and for real. The whole thing got me thinking a bit about whether or not it actually matters what your friends and family think about your significant other. Should Kenny and Stephanie be bothering to try and "prove" anything to Mike? For this edition of "He Said/She Said," I've brought in my brother-from-another-mother, John DeVore, to share his male perspective on the matter. Check out his thoughts and mine, after the jump.

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How To Follow Up After The First Date

And you thought the pre-date anxiety was the hardest part? Think again. Any serial dater knows the most infuriating time in the early stages of a relationship is the 24–48 hours that follow the first date.

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Should We Give Up On Monogamy?

Much of the general public is in an uproar over the sudden rash of high-profile infidelities. Not surprising, really. It's made many of us anxious about our own relationships. We ask ourselves: am I enough for him? Will he cheat? Is our relationship doomed!? With all the brouhaha over infidelity, researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha decided that a new book was in order, a book that would serve to remind the rest of us of what should already be obvious: Sexual monogamy just doesn't work.

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Sex Makes Our Brains Bigger. Seriously.

A recent study out of Princeton aimed to answer what effect pleasurable, yet stressful, experiences had on a rat by studying their brains before and after sex. Previous studies proved that unpleasurable, yet stressful experiences, actually lead to a decrease in brain growth—so could the opposite be true? Could highly satisfying, but strenuous, activity cause an upswing? The unequivocal answer: yes.

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4 Love Lessons From The Bachelorette Finale

Here at YourTango, we don't advocate saying "I told you so" to prove a point, but. . .we told you so. After 10 rose ceremonies, this season of The Bachelorette has come to an end, and we're pleased to announce that Ali gave her final rose to none other than 26-year-old Roberto Martinez.

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How To Stay Friends With An Ex And Still Move On

I used to think that when a relationship ends, there's no reason to see the other person again, other than in casual public settings. After all, it's called "ending a relationship" for a reason. All of that changed when I dated one of my long-time friends.