5 Communication Habits That Lead To Divorce [EXPERT]
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5 Communication Habits That Lead To Divorce

Studies show that a lack of communication is the number one reason couples break up or get divorced. Nagging is a major culprit — relentless reminders, suggestions and advice on how, when and why we should do things. But what are some of the other bad communication habits that erode away at couples?

Why You Live with a mate that is unemotional
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Why You Live with a mate that is unemotional

Living with a mate who doesn’t express emotions can be one of the most difficult challenges of your life.  No matter how much you try to speak to your mate, it’s like you’re speaking to a wall. As one mate said, “Living with my unemotional husband is like living in two different worlds.”  Another said, “It’s worse than living in a prison or taking care of another child.” If you wonder why you live with someone who does not fulfill your emotional needs or you work so hard to make the relationship work with little to show for it, he

Are Monogamous Relationships Outdated? [EXPERT]
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Are Monogamous Relationships Outdated?

As much as I value marriage and family, I often wonder if we are not fooling ourselves as a society that the institute of marriage is the defining factor or that the term marriage needs to be redefined itself. There are an overwhelming number of individuals that hit a wall in their marriage when the couples are in their forties. There is almost a biological time cap that is happening to marriage in this day and age and that is after a period of time the marriage moves into a comfortable friendship and is no longer sexy or even fun.

Things to Think About Before Moving In With Your Partner
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Things to Think About Before Moving In With Your Partner

In the good ole days, marriage came before moving in together. While there are some couples that still recognize and believe in this tradition, many other couples have no problem with testing the waters before putting a ring on it. Whether you agree with living together before marriage or not, it's becoming much more acceptable these days. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Jumping into this type of commitment unprepared is the quickest way to put a potentially great relationship onto the rocks prematurely.

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Is this couple fighting because they love each other?
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Love Bytes: How Fighting Can Save Your Relationship

Fighting, here and there, can be great for your relationship. Get over a guy by pretending he was awful. Could good kissing lead to better sex? Women gossip for a good reason. Birth control can lower your libido. What if your new guy hates your dog? 20 pickup lines never to use on the subway.

Lack of perspective doesn't let love in
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Lack of perspective doesn't let love in

I am currently writing to you from my parents’ home in Cincinnati, OH and it feels amazing to be in the house that I grew up in. Even though I call NYC home, my first home is this one. Pure bliss for me is being
 home with my parents, chatting, connecting, sometimes arguing, then getting over it and loving each other again.

Why You Should Stop Compromising In Your Relationship [EXPERT]
Sometimes, a compromise leads to a broken heart.
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Why You Should Stop Compromising In Your Relationship

Every mature person understands the need to compromise from time to time. The ability to consider the needs of others as valid is necessary in healthy relationships. Most of us know that for one person to have her needs met, she may have to give up something in return. But, in romantic relationships, when does the act of compromising start to have negative outcomes? When should compromising stop?

Love SomeOne "Different" Than You? Is It Worth It?
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Love SomeOne "Different" Than You? Is It Worth It?

Have you ever wondered if it would be worth it to be involved in an intercultural relationship? Has it ever fleeted through your mind and, without much consideration, you quickly dismissed with a “no,” not really giving much thought as to why? Have you been involved in an intercultural relationship, and concluded when it ended, that it was because of the cultural differences and doomed from the start? It could have even been the excuse you or your partner used to end it. Maybe you’re contemplating that excuse right now.

Want A Happy Relationship?
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Want A Happy Relationship?

Why are we so bad for each other? Have you ever wondered why relationships you've gotten into have ended so badly? Conversely, perhaps the opposite is true; relationships ends with no fanfare, fading away without a whimper. Wish you could evaluate a new prospect earlier in the dating cycle and cut your losses and run if it doesn't look good? Here are a few things to look for in anyone you date:

10 Ways To Tell If Your Marriage Is Over [EXPERT]
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10 Ways To Tell If Your Marriage Is Over

Despite divorce being so common, many couples are caught off guard when it actually happens to them. They believe that if they just begin to love one another again, everything will turn out fine. This myth, however, lulls them into missing the warning signs that suggest that their marriage is in trouble.