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How to Recognize the Symptoms of Obsessive Love Disorder

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Obsessive Love Disorder

Love is a wonderful feeling, and the start of a relationship is such an exciting time of getting to know one another, mixed with the feeling of not being able to get enough of each other. Wanting to spend time together is completely normal, but in a healthy relationship both parties need to be able to function and be happy, without having to be joined at the hip. When you become reliant on the other person for your own happiness, the situation starts to transform from a healthy love - to an obsessive love.

couple caught making out
couple caught making out at parent's house

9 Ways To Make Sure His Family Doesn't Hate You This Holiday

Thanksgiving is prime "meet the family" time for new relationships. If you're bringing your boyfriend home (or meeting the potential in-laws yourself!) YourTango expert Susan Trombetti has 9 important dos and don'ts to make a great first impression over the holidays.

The Truth: Should You Lose Weight Before You (Online) Date

The Truth: Should You Lose Weight Before You (Online) Date

  The 2014 feminist answer: “NO WAY! If he doesn’t like you the way you are, then tell him to SCREW OFF!” The 2014 internet troll answer: “%^$#@, even if you lose the weight, you’ll still need to do this, this and this you f$%king, fat cow!” The real answer: This 100 percent depends on you. Let me explain:

Do You Have a Radical Marriage?

Do You Have a Radical Marriage?

rad.i.cal (adjective): very different from the usual or traditional Most couples don't want an ordinary, boring, routine, relationship. They want excitement, fun, closeness, love. When we get married we make vows to be together until death do us part. That's a long time, and sadly, half of marriages don't or can't keep that commitment. We have a dream or vision of how we want our life together to be. We ecome unhappy if we're too far off track from that dream.

10 Tips To Ditch The Drama And Survive the Holiday Season

10 Tips To Ditch The Drama And Survive the Holiday Season

Oh, the joys of the holiday season are upon us. Turkey and dressing. Latkes and a cherished family Dreidel. Decorating the Christmas tree while sipping hot cocoa (or spiked eggnog). We look forward to sharing delightful meals, making beautiful memories, and being surrounded by loving and supportive friends and family. Let’s be real, though. The holidays can trigger even the friendliest of folks to act in…shall we say… less than loving ways.

Holidays Got You Down?

Holidays Got You Down?

The holidays are among us and this time of year many individuals suffer with holiday related depression and anxiety. For many, the holidays cause an exacerbation of the depression and anxiety that they face throughout the year, as a result of day-to-day stress and fatigue. Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) suggests that while factors such as shopping and parties may increase tension, family reunions can also contribute to elevated stress levels during the holidays.