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The Ultimate Relationship Checklist
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The Ultimate Relationship Checklist

Ever wondered what happened to the passion and intimacy in your relationship? Remember the days of sparks flying, feeling that you are the only two people in the world? Generally, relationships start in this way, but as time passes and day-to-day life intervenes, many couples find themselves drifting apart.

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Love Buzz

Real-Life Heart-Melting Love Stories

It took about two months to plan my marriage proposal to Sara, my girlfriend of three-and-a-half years. We're both designers, and I wanted it to be something that would slowly reveal the words Will you marry me? When a coworker put me in touch with the owner of an art gallery, I decided to stage a fake art show.

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Love Buzz

8 Relationship Tricks Happy Couples Use

Every now and then, we browse Metafilter, a huge community questionboard, to stave off our boredom. When we came across a board titled, What Clever Relationship Hacks Have You Come Up With?, we couldn't help but be grateful that we learned something in the process of passing the afternoon hours. To clarify, by "relationship hacks," the original poster meant clever or unconventional ways to maintain a healthy relationship. Since the forum received so much feedback, we've narrowed down eight of the funniest and presumably wisest relationship tips from real-life couples from around the web. Let us know in the comments whether or not you agree with these:

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Love Buzz

7 Simple Steps To A Happier Marriage

No matter how far along the marriage highway you've gone, there are some simple, fundamental rules of the road. Putting them into practice isn't always easy, but it's critical. If you do play by the rules, you'll make your marriage stronger, and the good stuff—fun, sex, trust, affection—will be better than ever.

LET YOUR LOVE FLY!
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LET YOUR LOVE FLY!

Possibilities Coaching offers pre-marital, marital, couples and singles coaching. Many people have had plenty of therapy, but can't get their lives or relationship off the ground. Coaching is the next step after therapy. It gives you the tools and support you need to help grow and reach your goals. "I learned to fly, but I had to want to reach the ground.....on my way here." Clay Aiken's title song on the "ON MY WHERE HERE" CD release. I think this describes beautifully how we as people what to fly in our own lives and can't take the first step. You have to want that life you've designed and you have to want to leave the ground to get it.

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Celebrity Love

What Astrology Reveals About Celebrity Sex Lives

Who doesn't love great sex? Thanks to a new book about it, you can figure out whom you'll have the most chemistry with, or learn how to love up the one you're with, based on both your zodiac signs. Appropriately titled The Astrology of Great Sex, Myrna Lamb's book bears the subtitle "Discover Your Lover's—And Your Own—Deepest Desires". Enticing, right? It is, and it's also pretty accurate and incisive. As a professional astrologer myself, I can say that: You'll be impressed by how much of what turns you on, and gets you off, can be determined by the day you were born. Which gave us a thought: Besides flipping through to see how your exes stack up, couldn't this also give us invaluable insight into celeb couples' lives between the sheets? As it turns out, some of those gossipy stories that didn't seem to make much sense before, suddenly will! Read on, and you'll see what we mean.

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Love Buzz

How To Save Your Marriage

We’ve been married for 13 years and during this time we’ve learned that just about everything we’ve expected from love and marriage is the opposite of our actual lives. We’ve discovered there’s no such thing as happily-ever-after so we’ve opted for the more realistic “ever after.” We may not be blissed out every minute of the day, but in our “ever after,” we're raising a kid together we madly adore, we’re cracking each other up, and as far as we can tell there isn’t anyone else we’d rather spend our lives with. It’s in this spirit of lowered expectations that we’d like to share a few of things we’ve gleaned from our relationship.

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Featured

9 Secrets A Healthy Couple Shouldn't Keep

When you're getting serious with someone, there are certain things you need to know about them—partially to assess compatibility, and partially because communication, openness and trust are foundations of a healthy relationship. Don't worry. The major differences you end up finding between the two of you need not be deal breakers. Plenty of couples make it work despite divergent views on politics, money and social issues. But talking about these issues can strengthen and deepen your relationship—or make you realize you don't want to commit to this person after all.

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Guy Always Working

  Why is it you always seem to want what you can’t have? Why do you try to come between your lover and his work when you know you can't win?   I'm out walking my dog. He’s doing his sniffing thing, which seems much more important to him than the peeing thing – and there’s a couple arguing. The guy is trying to get into his car. He’s telling the woman he has to go, he has an appointment, and she’s frustrated. She's saying "You always have an appointment," and he’s saying “Look I can’t run a business and hold your hand at the same time.” She retorts with: “You never have time for me, you’re always working.” He’s trying to make nice with her, saying “We’ll take a vacation when I close this deal” and you know that's never gonna happen.