This New Year, make some resolutions that will strengthen your relationship.
Today, PopEater announced that—in a poll asking readers for their favorite celebrity couple of the year—the votes resoundingly poured in for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Which is no surprise to us. We've always wished that the dance-loving, sneakers-wearing DeGeneres was our BFF, and we've had a not-so-secret girlcrush on de Rossi since Ally McBeal. Their journey to the altar has also been a source inspiration and joy and, to put it simply, their love story gives us the warm fuzzies. But are they the only couple we'd like to plan a couple date with? Who else would we invite to our place for wine, cheese, and horror flicks?
January 1st is one of the few times of the year that truly feels like the first day of the rest of your life. It is also a great excuse to do a little relationship maintenance, under the guide of New Year's resolutions. This year we recruited a team of experts, including Mars Venus Success Coach Melodie Tucker, Dating Coach Evan Marc Katz, psychotherapist and author Elisabeth LaMotte, Dating Makeover Coach Kira Sabin, and Dr. Diana Kirschner, author of Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love to advise couples on how to make 2010 their best year yet. Use these five tips as a guide, but make the process your own.
The season finale of 'The Biggest Loser' had us rooting for everyone. (It's difficult to choose "the best" when every contestant shed so many pounds. Luckily, the scale was impartial and chose Danny.) But even more heart-grabbing was the romance that Alexandra (voted off in week one) and Antoine (voted off in week two) found at the ranch. In fact, the show has produced two marriages and even a baby (take that, Bachelor) and several relationships. Here, our top three 'Biggest Loser' couples.
Making your mark in the business world requires for plenty of sacrifices, but one thing that should never be sacrificed is the goal of maintaining a healthy, loving relationship. As you methodically build your kingdom, keep the four next tips in mind, for they will help ensure that you'll have a contented lover sitting happily beside your throne.
Taking a road trip with a lover is sometimes as precarious as a first date. Say or do the wrong thing—or forget to bring a proper caseload of snacks—and you're in trouble. While it's clear that some things should be utterly avoided on the road—like discussing whether dating for two months makes things "exclusive"—other major tragedies in coupledom can be avoided if you follow a few helpful tips.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a happy couple must be in want of another happy couple to be BFFs with for life. Fred and Wilma had their Barney and Betty; Lucy and Ricky had their Ethel and Fred. It seems that for every dynamic couple, there exists an assumed want for a complementary pair of friends, who are also a couple, to bond mutually with.
One blogger thinks a relationship's health can be measured partner's response to the three words, "While You're Up." We've listed four additional signs your relationship might be in need of a tune-up and suggestions on how to start that process.
Poll: How Do You Usually Resolve An Argument?: a. Yell, then apologize. b. The silent treatment. c. Therapy. d. Sex. e. Break dishes.
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I am single by choice and enjoying the single lifestyle, but sometimes I when I am shopping and see couples I feel as though I am missing out on something great. How can I overcome those moments of weakness? SingleEdition.com Lifestyle Expert Sherri Langburt's Answer: It sounds as though you have made a conscious lifestyle decision, one which you are enjoying for the most part and which is a great place to be. However, if you know specifically when and where those alone moments become painful, you can put preventative measures in place to avoid them. Try bringing a friend or relative along with you on shopping outings, or plan your shopping for off-hours, such as during a lunch break rather than on weekends.
In all your concern about cellulite and bikini body, you may have lost sight of the fact that guys are also self-conscious about being overweight. Seriously-nearly 45 percent of men claim to be dissatisfied with their body for one reason or another. And considering there's an obesity epidemic going on, there's good reason for that. So, while you may think that guys can take a little extra teasing about love handles, bingo wings and hungry butt, don't be so quick to call him out on those extra pounds. Specifically, avoiding the following oversize offensives will help you keep from leaving a bad taste in his mouth.
At You.Propelled on DivineCaroline, hundreds of individuals are stating how they've enhanced their life today. The idea is to highlight the way small changes can have a big impact. This got me thinking about how small measures have powerful impacts on relationships, specifically my own. One of the best gifts I ever gave to my fiancé cost me a total of $7. I call it a Relationship Pensieve—er, basically a box full of paper cranes with my happiest memories of our relationship written on them.