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When Snooping Gets Out Of Control

When Snooping Gets Out Of Control

She just can’t resist going through her boyfriend’s personal belongings, but sometimes snooping leads to more harm than good. By spying through his writing she finds his secrets and an invasion of her privacy. It turns out word, especially the Big Words, really hurt. Victoria Hirschfield finds this out the hard way when what she found was a dagger to her heart.

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Chores for Two: Why Men Don't Pitch In

Why don’t men do their share of the grocery shopping, laundry and other domestic chores? Women can keep complaining about how men don’t do their share of the housework—or they can change the rules. Leslie Bennetts calls for revolution.

New Trends in "Love Science"

From the psychology of snap judgments to the hormones behind trust; this year’s discoveries took researchers deeper and deeper into the facts behind our feelings. Tango presents a roundup of the choicest nuggets uncovered this year—and a peek at the territory ahead.

Sharing a Bathroom? Cohabitation Tips

Sharing a Bathroom? Cohabitation Tips

How do you preserve the mystery when you share a medicine cabinet? What can you share and what's best kept private? Here is some advice on how to navigate your personal hygiene routines and the intimate shared space of the bathroom.

Move In Together, Fight-Free

Move In Together, Fight-Free

Moving in together is a big step. It leads to consolidating; reorganization; and new realizations. Every now and again getting rid of your old stuff is harder than you think and for reasons you may not want to think about. Kelly Bare explains that talking about these relics may lead to a new appreciation of your partner and new insight to your relationship.

Handling A Partner's Unhealthy Habit

Handling A Partner's Unhealthy Habit

Nagging won't help; but a partner's unhealthy habit hurts more than his or her life expectancy. Taking on too much responsibility for a partner's bad habit is a classic sign of codependency‚ and an unhealthy dynamic in which one person becomes too wrapped up in the other. As she learns to cope with her husband's smoking; Meagan Francis also explores where his problem ends and hers begins. What does she find? "While it's OK to worry about a partner when they're doing unhealthy things, detaching from their habits—while keeping the lines of communication open—is key. Of course, there are some non-negotiables. Illegal drug use, heavy drinking, addictive gambling, and anything severely self-destructive may warrant a "quit or else" attitude. But for those not dealing with extreme cases, ultimatums aren't the answer, and neither is an expectation that your partner will comply with your wishes. Instead, use your mutual respect to reach a compromise."