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Is Your Spouse Sabotaging Your Diet?
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Is Your Spouse Sabotaging Your Diet?

Steve came to see me when the physical discomfort of carrying around extra weight was worse than the pleasure of overeating all of his favorite high-fat, high-calorie foods. My promise of no dieting or deprivation was especially appealing to him because he had never had to deal with losing weight earlier in life and was at a loss on managing it alone. He was in a busy, high-stress career and had never taken the time to shop for food or cook.

Common Causes Of Relationship Problems
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Common Causes Of Relationship Problems

Common Causes of Marital Discord -- Including Infidelity -- and Their Resolution Although no two situations are alike, there are some common patterns that often result in marital conflict and sometimes in infidelity in a marriage or committed relationship. Note that they are not mutually exclusive. They are described below. I. Unacknowledged or Unresolved Anger or Resentment

10 Tips For Talking To Men
Just be yourself and everything else will fall into place!
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10 Tips For Talking To Men

If you're a single woman working toward meeting a grown-up, confident and relationship-minded man, a must-have skill is the art of conversation. If your perception is that all a guy does is look you up and down and decide if he wants to ask you out, you're wrong. The "good guys" want to connect somehow if they're going to spend an evening with you. They want to know you'll be fun and open and that the two of you can carry on a conversation. (Just what you want to know, right?)

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Who knew a simple conversation could improve your sex life?
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Talk Your Way To Better Sex

It's considered common knowledge that the things people fight over the most are sex and money. Did you know that it's not true? A recent survey conducted by YourTango revealed that the number one reason people fight is because they don't feel appreciated by their partner. Communication issues ranked second. Personally, I think if you don't feel appreciated by your partner, chances are pretty high that you're not communicating well, either.

Facebook Status: Shattered
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Facebook Status: Shattered

"I told you so” are words that I don’t like to hear and refrain from saying to others although at times it is so tempting. I just have to bite my tongue. There are times where I am pretty sure it’s coming and I cross my fingers and pray hoping that I’m dead wrong. And one of those situations is when someone attempts to reconnect with an ex who is no longer available.

2 Relationship Lessons From Rush & Sandra
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2 Relationship Lessons From Rush & Sandra

It seemed so promising in the beginning. They were both passionate about politics. They both felt it was important to engage in activism, to join the public debate. They wanted to be of service to their country. Granted, her education level was higher. He dropped out of college, she went to Law School. But they were both widely read and interested in what was happening, and an increasing number of women are now more educated than their men anyway.

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A recent YourTango Experts survey reveals the truth behind 12 relationship myths.
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12 Myths You Shouldn't Believe About Therapy, Sex & Infidelity

Surprisingly, the number one thing couples seek therapy for—and break up over—isn't something as juicy as an unsatisfying sex life, money battles or infidelity. It's communication. Specifically, the breakdown of it. In other words, learning how to communicate with your partner could be the best thing you ever learn how to do.

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Survey Results: Why Couples Fight, Split & Seek Counseling

A recent survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com—the leader in love and relationships—has dispelled some long-held myths about relationships, namely that couples fight primarily about sex and money (or the lacks therof), and that infidelity is more toxic to a relationship than any other issue.

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Don't waste time on a relationship that's not meant to last.
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5 Ways Relationships Get Drawn Out Past Their Expiration Date

If there's one sure thing besides death and taxes it's that you, whoever you are, have, at some point in your romantic career, drawn out a relationship longer than was healthy. You're not to be blamed. It's a simple law of nature: Relationships never end when they're supposed to.

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What if connecting to your husband was as easy as taking relationship quizzes online?
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Too Busy To Work On Your Relationship? This Site Is For You.

My husband and I have been married for (almost) five years. We've been together for more than seven. I'd say that we're pretty close, and that the state of our union is solid. We love each other, we're committed, and we even like each other after all this time.

The #1 Reason Marriage Seems So Darn Hard
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The #1 Reason Marriage Seems So Darn Hard

Studies and research will tell you that couples most often fight about two topics in particular: Sex and money; different ideas of what’s too little, too much or how these issues affect the couple. While these are real struggles that jeopardize the health of a relationship, the gaps that lie between partner needs and how to bridge them still aren’t the real reason why marriage is so darn hard. The answer lies in the “shift.”

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Can you guess the three words men hate to hear during an argument?
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5 Tips For Fighting Fair In A Relationship

Yes, arguments happen and no, they aren't always pretty. And, thanks to the differences in the way our brains are wired, men and women handle them differently. Luckily our friends at Tokii polled their users to give us some helpful tips on working through conflict in a relationship.

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Men 101: Feel like you can never learn enough?
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3 Things We All Learn About Men In Our 20s

Between high school sweethearts and the dating challenges of your late twenties, a lot changes. Those young adult years are a crash course on men for most women. Here are the lessons most of us learn about about men in our twenties.

Relationship Communication Problems
Just can't seem to get on the same page?
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4 Common Relationship Communication Problems & How To Fix Them

No relationship is perfect. We all know this. We're not perfect and therefore our relationships will never be perfect either. That's okay. That's normal. But success in relationships — romantic and otherwise — have a lot to do with proper communication. In fact, most relationship problems are caused by poor communication.