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Bad habits are made to be broken.

12 Ways To Break Bad Relationship Habits

Do you have bad relationship habits? Of course you do. Who doesn't? That's why we asked over 100 YourTango Experts the following question: "What are the most effective ways to overcome toxic relationship habits?"

5 Healthy Ways to Get Through Holiday Craze!

5 Healthy Ways to Get Through Holiday Craze!

I’m the first to admit I have some strong opinions, some of which have been wildly popular, and others absolutely not. That could be because we have been indoctrinated into a modicum of agreement on what’s polite, etiquette or even appropriate when it comes to giving unsolicited advice. Or (my suspicion is) we are simply afraid of the truth. However you look at it, the consequences for such straight talk can be stringent; tribal ostracization, social paralysis or, worse, no one likes you and you die alone.

3 Keys to Make Your New Year's Resolution To Lose Weight Stick!

3 Keys to Make Your New Year's Resolution To Lose Weight Stick!

So you want to lose weight and you're thinking that another New Year's Resolution is the way to go? Perhaps you've already gained the expected 10 pounds of Holiday Weight Gain and you almost can't wait for January 1! However you've had enough experience with this by now that you already know New Year's Resolutions are broken within two weeks, at the most. Most don't last beyond 3 days.

An Intimate New Year's Activity

An Intimate New Year's Activity

Are you looking for the perfect intimate New Year’s activity for you and your significant-other? Look no further. This 4-Step activity I’m outlining below can be used for either personal reflection, as a group activity on New Year’s Eve, or for an open and intimate conversation with that special person in your life. For best results, I recommend going through this process alone the first time before sharing your responses with others.

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Don't be bitter!

5 Ways To Get Over Breakup Bitterness

Are you still feeling bitter about a breakup you went through ages ago? Don't let bitterness keep you from finding love! Here are five steps to help you move on with your life.

Become Skillful in the Art of Conversation

Become Skillful in the Art of Conversation

Going from online dating to a first date can be intimidating but it can be can be easily mastered. When getting to know your future plus one, it’s important to spend time listening as much as it is talking.   Follow this simple list of Do’s and Don’ts and you will be a conversation pro in no time at all.

3 Common Misconceptions About Dating and What to Do About Them

3 Common Misconceptions About Dating and What to Do About Them

1.  I shouldn’t have to date.   Many people believe that falling in love should happen organically.  I agree.  But for that to happen, you need to increase your exposure to other single people, especially as you get older.  That’s why you need to date.  Otherwise, how are you going to meet this person?  But there is another, even more important reason to date.  Let’s face it.  Men and women are really different.  Successful relationships occur when two people can come together and embrace those diff

5 Rules For Having a Holiday YOU Love

5 Rules For Having a Holiday YOU Love

While the holidays are advertised to bring us cheer, joy and gifts, what many of us end up with is a rack full of stress, guilt and debt. Why? First, we listen more to the negative holiday voices in our head – a.k.a. the Inner Grinch -- telling us to buy more, eat more, visit more and do more – even though we’re already stretched for time, money and energy.

How Your New Year's Resolution Can Be A Success

How Your New Year's Resolution Can Be A Success

In January, the common topic of the office kitchen conversation is the New Year's resolution. Until recently I never actually did much of a planning for the year, so when asked I made up something. My standard answer was "be more organized," which hardly happened!