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Christopher Meloni

Law And Order Star on Marriage and Life

As the brooding detective on Law & Order: S.V.U., Christopher Meloni spends his days reacting to shocking scenarios of human depravity and violence. Even Sherman, his wife, has a hard time watching the show. No wonder they want "real life" to be drama-free. Jesse Kornbluth finds out how they have made their marriage a cornerstone of happiness; from the day Sherman rolled into Chris's life on a Harley to their ten-year itch for each other.

10 Quick Ways To Tell If He's Right For You

10 Quick Ways To Tell If He's Right For You

The first impression your senses catch onto can tell you much about your chemistry, his personality and whether a man's looking for a fling or a relationship. Experts in a variety of fields from speed dating to psychic readings tell us to trust the natural signals we receive from flirting.

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It's okay to have doubts.

How To Know If He's "The One" — And What That Even Means

How do you know if he's The One? The one you'll be with forever, the one you want to marry, your one true love? Do soul mates really exist? Professional matchmaker Rachel Greenwald investigates the search for Mr. Right. "How does anyone ever know who's right for them in the long run? Everywhere I go, I meet smug married couples who love to relate the moment they 'just knew' they'd found their life partners. As far as I'm concerned, it's revisionist history; if the marriage in question has worked out so far, they say they acted on their rock solid gut. But if it ended in divorce, they confess to earlier doubts. To be frank, I don't believe anyone can really know this kind of information for sure—and I speak not just from my college relationship, or from all my years as a dating coach, but from reflecting back on my own 1992 wedding."

The Ultimate Bedroom Playlist

The Ultimate Bedroom Playlist

The playlist may be the ultimate deal starter, closer, and whatever comes in between. But, how do you pick the song that gets the ladies and fellas on the dance floor? It's trickier than you think. Paying close attention the needs of both men and women, Dean Chandler has hand picked selections for the best mood music iTunes can find.

Can You Stay Friends With An Exes' Mom?

Can You Stay Friends With An Exes' Mom?

For the best advice on sex, love, dating and relationships we ask two experts with personal experience. Cathi Hanauer is the author, most recently, of Sweet Ruin, a novel about love, marriage, and adultery. Daniel Jones is the editor of both the "Modern Love" column for The New York Times, and Modern Love, an anthology derived from the column. They've been married for 15 years, and together they provide a his and hers take on relationship questions. This round: staying close to an ex's family. Question: I'm in the midst of breaking up with my longtime boyfriend, and I'm extremely close to his mother. Realistically, I know that she and I probably can't be in each other's lives anymore, but that breaks my heart. What's my obligation to her as I end this relationship with her son? What can I expect from her going forward, if anything?–L.C., San Francisco, Calif.

Can You Google Your Way to Love?

Can You Google Your Way to Love?

Google is good for finding many things. But when it comes to finding The One, no one gets to click a mouse and discover a New Yorker-reading, pastry-baking, compliment-smothering husband. It’s simply no match for the oldest search of all.

For Some Couples, One Kid Is Enough

For Some Couples, One Kid Is Enough

Having a child irrevocably alters the balance of a partnership. The responsibility, time commitment and difficulty having baby is tough, no matter how strong your union; romance and sex after kids can be hard to accomplish. Although many couples decide the disruption is worth it, finding a new equilibrium can be challenging. Here, one mother comments on why she won't do it again. In her own words, "admitting that bringing a child into a relationship might ruin said relationship verges on the unpatriotic. Like most of us, I expect romance to survive marriage and committed cohabitation. I’m more dubious that it can survive raising a child."

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Quiz: Do You Fall For Bad Boys?

Bad boys are the eternal temptation. They've been besting the likes of feisty heroines for centuries: Shakespeare's Helena, Jane Austen's Elizabeth Bennett, Margaret Mitchell's Scarlett O'Hara, Gossip Girl’s Blair Woodward. But do bad boys really make us feel so good? Or are we setting ourselves up for failure?

Angie Harmon & Jason Sehorn: Married with Children

Angie Harmon & Jason Sehorn: Married with Children

At first glance, radiant actress Angie Harmon and celebrated athlete Jason Sehorn look like the pinup-perfect couple. She's an actress, he's a jock. Read how they met, how they get along and how they managed being married with children.

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The Balancing Act: Can You Have It All?

An excerpt from Wall Street great Janet Hanson's book; "More Than 85 Broads;" about life after divorce for a workaholic. After she ended her 4-year marriage to a colleague, after realizing that they weren't in love, the Goldman Sachs banker decided to reevaluate her life. After that reflection, she realized she really could have it all with a little compromise.