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He Wants Fun, You Want Commitment: Should You Break Up With Him?
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He Wants Fun, You Want Commitment: Should You Break Up With Him?

He seems so great but what do you do when your boyfriend does not want the same type of relationship that you do? According to YourTango expert Janet Ong Zimmerman -- a breakup is in order! In this candid article she outlines six scenarios when couples are off page about love and commitment, and then offers tips for how to walk away from a going-nowhere relationship.

3 Steps to Changing Your Relationship Destiny

3 Steps to Changing Your Relationship Destiny

What do all our past failed relationships have in common? Is it that we didn’t get our needs met? That the other person wasn’t ready for a commitment? That our partner cheated? To help us reflect better on these questions, I’m going to share a story about a friend of mine named Mark whose greatest desire was to find his life’s partner. Mark was a great guy, but the women he dated never stuck around for long. He began to wonder if the women he was attracted to were simply commitment-phobes.

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The #1 Foolish Way You Destroy Your Own Happiness

Feel like life is miserable? Well, turns out the person making it miserable might be you! Every day there is one foolish way you keep yourself feeling unhappy. Why spoil your own joy (and your relationships in the process)? YourTango expert Dr. Lisa Kaplin explains ...

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Love The Drama? Fine! 10 Ways To Be Miserable As A Gay Man

Being a gay man is just ... so ... hard! You should definitely embrace feeling miserable. Why bother finding happiness? That might take effort. So if being a miserable gay man is the life for YOU, YourTango expert Rick Clemons, The Coming Out Coach, is here with 10 tips to help you make the most of your sad little life. You know, OR ... he's here with 10 tips to turn your life around and finally (finally!) choose JOY!

Why Practicing Gratitude Can Save Your Relationships

Why Practicing Gratitude Can Save Your Relationships

When most people think of gratitude, they may instinctively associate it with stereotypes of hippies sitting cross-legged around a campfire, singing songs of self-love and compassion. Which, is completely, not the case. Gratitude, in its best, is taking moments—big or small—to appreciate the things in your life. And, according to Happify.com, doing so can instantly lead to an increase of happiness and satisfaction and a decrease in the stuff you don’t want, like negativity and depression.

Life, The Greatest Ride of All

Life, The Greatest Ride of All

Life is the greatest roller coaster ride we will ever take. The ups and downs, the unexpected changes, the twists and turns, are all a part of living. The roller coaster ride of life can be miserable and uncomfortable or exciting and rewarding. Our states of mind and body are key factors in how we handle these changes. The problems of life do not go away magically. We have to consciously work on making our lives more positive and joyful.