Relationships: 5 Bad Habits That Ruin Great Relationships
Harmony and happiness should be your only motive in your relationships.
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The Top 5 Worst Habits That Ruin Great Relationships

Sometimes the most helpful relationship advice can be tips on what NOT to do in your relationship. Why? Perhaps, because we as human beings catch on to bad habit easier than we do good habits. If you'd like to grace your relationship with positivity and all the goodness of the universe, read on for advice from relationship expert Christine Dunn-Cunningham.

The two types of listening - improve your communication skills
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The two types of listening - improve your communication skills

Bottom line: There are two different ways to listen to our partner – problem-solving listening and empathic listening. Oftentimes we get into conflict because we are not using the type of listening that is needed or expected by our partner, which can result in hurt feelings on both sides. By learning how to utilize both types listening and when to use which type of listening and why, you and your partner will be better able to understand and support each other.

7 Ways To Have A Fight Fair
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7 Ways To Have A Fight Fair

One of the questions we are often asked is, "Can arguing be healthy for a marriage?" The simple answer is, "Yes!" When a husband and wife argue, they are engaging in a perfectly normal and expected part of what it means to be married. In fact, disagreement between two people in love is actually healthy for their relationship. The question that couples should be asking is, "How do we argue effectively and fairly?"

10 Characteristics of Successful Relationships
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10 Characteristics of Successful Relationships

In my couples therapy practice, I’ve seen a myriad of relationship styles. People who come in for counseling are clearly looking to change something they see problematic in their partnership – and hopefully take home a few helpful relationship tips and tools. The problems range from poor communication – to resentment and trust violations due to infidelity and all sorts of issues in between. Filtering through all of this, I’ve identified ten characteristics of successful relationships.

Nutritional Correlates Of A Healthy Marriage [EXPERTS]
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Nutritional Correlates Of A Healthy Marriage [EXPERTS]

"If the head and the body are to be well, you must begin by curing the soul." (Plato) Make no mistake about it – what we eat, drink, and otherwise ingest into our bodies has a significant effect on both our physical and mental health. The couples we have interviewed around the world who have great marriages know the importance of being healthy in BOTH a physical AND mental sense. Don’t shortchange your relationship by thinking otherwise.

How To A Have A Successful Marriage
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How To A Have A Successful Marriage

Dr.Harville Hendrix, one of the best-known marriage therapists, was recently interviewed about how to have a good marriage. Listening to Dr. Hendrix's advice, my husband and I reevaluated our relationship, which we do on a regular basis.

Can Marriage Survive In Antarctica?
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Can Marriage Survive In Antarctica?

We did it!! We did it!! When we planted our feet on the continent of Antarctica a few days ago, we became the first marriage researchers to interview successfully married couples on all seven continents of the world. And we want you to know that we are very proud of that accomplishment! As our loyal readers know, we have been engaged in our “labor of love” for over 30 years. We began our journey with this simple idea in mind – “Do great marriages around the world share common and pervasive characteristics.“

5 Tips From Divorced Women On Avoiding A Bad Marriage [EXPERT]
Do you have concerns about your marriage?
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5 Tips From Divorced Women On Avoiding A Bad Marriage

Buried in "How readers scored first presidential debate," today's letters to the editor section of the Denver Post, is one with a slightly different twist. Kelsey Kenfield noted: "What truly frightened me to the core was Mick Romney's unabashed disregard, arrogance and lack of respect shown for the moderator, Jim Lehrer, an equally learned and accomplished person, a man doing nothing to Romney but offering him a forum to express himself. [… His] attitude towards someone he perceived as standing in his way is … more a measure of the man than anything else that happened Wednesday night. This behavior should not be ignored."

What's Left Unsaid: How To Say It To Your Ex [EXPERT]
Writing a letter to your ex is a great way to get your feelings off of your chest.
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What's Left Unsaid: How To Say It To Your Ex

This left her with unanswered questions. Why was he still moving? Why wasn't he asking her to get back together, even if it was long distance? How could he love her and then leave her?