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3 Tips For Living Together Happily Over Age 50 [EXPERT]
Marriage isn't always the route to "happily ever after."
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3 Tips For Living Together Happily Over Age 50

"More and more Americans over age 50 are choosing to live with their partner instead of getting married, according to a new study, which found that cohabitation among adults in that age range has more than doubled in the past decade." —"More Americans Over 50 Live Together But Don't Marry" by Megan Gannon, News Editor, LiveScience®

Gentle Persistence: 8 Tips To Get What You Want
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Gentle Persistence: 8 Tips To Get What You Want

Have you noticed that nagging, whining, complaining, sternly directing, yelling, criticizing and freaking out don’t seem to get you what you want from a partner, family member, friend, colleague or child? In a previous article, "Asking for What You Want," I explained how to ask cleanly and directly for what you want, and that being direct has a better success rate. While that’s true, it isn’t infallible. Sometimes, it’s necessary to use a technique I call "gentle persistence."

3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner [EXPERT]
Leave the drama out of your relationship!
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3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner

The most power we have during a conflict is to notice when we’re triggered. Look for physical cues, sensations in your body, your tell-tale signs. As soon as you notice the tightness in your jaw or the heaviness in your chest, walk away. An argument is not what the conversation is about as much as the strong emotional reaction that happens when you’re triggered, and one of the keys to conflict resolution is to try not to engage when you're triggered!

Give Good Sext
Sex and texting: the perfect combo!
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Give Good Sext: 7 Things To Know Before You Text Him

No matter how old you are, chances are you've engaged in one of the latest texting trends: sexting. Sexting is sending a somewhat naughty text to someone, in hopes to rev up their engine, if you will. By following these tips below, you'll be geared up to give good sext in no time.

5 Positive Ways To Be A Good Listener
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5 Positive Ways To Be A Good Listener

You can be a better listener in five minutes. Here are five listening skills that you can use right away—starting with your next conversation. The more you use these attentive listening skills, the better your relationships will become, because people will notice. Becoming an assertive communicator is an acquired skill that is easy to do once you know how. The bottom line is everyone likes to be heard. This article is in response to readers and clients asking “what else” we can actively do to be better listeners.

Stop Fighting! 4 Ways To Avoid An Argument [EXPERT]
Are you tired of bickering?
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Stop Fighting! 4 Ways To Avoid An Argument

Most arguments begin from a lack of clarity, a miscommunication or a false belief. Couples argue when they feel misunderstood or under-appreciated. These dynamics can lead to disconnection and resentment if they aren't cleared up. To clean up an old argument, or to avoid a new one, here are four ways.

5 Secrets To Keep From Your Husband & 5 Absolutely Not To
Some secrets are between girlfriends.
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5 Secrets To Keep From Your Husband & 5 Absolutely Not To

For years I was a big believer in "keeping secrets" in a relationship. They weren't "secrets" as much as having privacy. Not once did I check his text messages or his email (even though I had his password). Then I found out my fiancé was living a secret life as a gay man.

3 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Or Relationship
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3 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Or Relationship

At a time when fifty percent (or more) of marriages end in divorce, it is no surprise that one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Is there anything I can do to keep my marriage/relationship from falling apart?” The good news is, yes, if you and your partner really want your relationship to “go the distance” and avoid being just another sad, divorce statistic, there are three specific, and deceptively simple things you can do right now to start

How to Have An Emotionally Supportive Argument
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How to Have An Emotionally Supportive Argument

Do you ever have an argument or discussion with your partner and think, ‘I have no idea what to say right now’ or ‘I’m so mad that I can’t even hear you’? This post is meant to help guide you through a difficult conversation and manage feelings between you and your loved ones. I will use the word “partner” because communication between couples can be particularly difficult, but it could apply to a family member, a colleague, or a friend. Step 1: Put yourself on hold, temporarily

Don't Be Sorry—Use Apologies
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Don't Be Sorry—Use Apologies

Apologies are much more than a trite or perfunctory exercise, the kind of half-hearted statements we might have offered as children when we were told to apologize for something we’d done. On the contrary, when coupled with genuine self-reflection, an apology can go a long way in repairing trust and re-establishing connection. Stepping forward when we’ve erred or hurt someone is ennobling and promotes reconciliation.