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Brushing up on manners
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Brushing up on manners

When was the last time you thought about manners? It was probably when your mother taught you a few things in grade school. Manners are the unspoken rules of social behavior, the way we stay within the lines. They are the guidelines men can use to either entice or scare away potential dates. Use proper manners, and you can open nearly any door you want. But display poor manners and doors will continue to slam in your face.

Don't become her friend!
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Don't become her friend!

Nice guys don’t finish last!... Now, before you raise an eyebrow at me, consider this:  when was the last time you rejoiced after a woman offered you to ‘be friends’?  Every man, on hearing the dreaded ‘I just want to be friends….’  understands that what it really means is this: ‘…Sure, I will let you take me out.  …Absolutely, we can continue to discuss 18th century Russian Literature and enjoy the ballet!

May-December Romance
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May-December Romance

There have been a lot of discussions in the media in the last week about Donald Sterling’s relationship with V. Stiviano.  One of the commentators on a prime time news panel discussion even went as far as to comment that because Donald Sterling is 50 years V. Stiviano's senior, he must be a sexual predator (!!) What made the statement even more ironic was that it followed right after the same commentator’s defense of V.

How to Stop Laying Guilt Trips on Others
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How to Stop Laying Guilt Trips on Others

In my first article for YourTango, I talked about how to stop being taken on a guilt trip. In this article, I'm talking about how a guilt tripper can ditch the trips. Of course, before we can let go of any behavior we first need to understand the purpose that behavior serves. When we understand this, we can then choose a more constructive behavior that's going to get us what we want--rather than backfire bigtime the way guilt trips always do.

How to Stop Getting Taken on Guilt Trips?
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How to Stop Getting Taken on Guilt Trips?

How to Stop Getting Taken on Guilt Trips. There's a solution, but it requires building some emotional muscle. Originally Published on Psychology Today, April 8, 2014 by Jamie Turndorf, Ph.D. in "We Can Work It Out" Most of us like to travel, but I don’t know anyone who enjoys being taken on a guilt trip. We all know that a guilt trip is designed to induce an unpleasant feeling of guilt in another person, in order to manipulate that person into doing what the guilt tripper wants.

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Mario Lopez's best love advice? "Treat a woman how you'd want someone to treat your mom."
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38 Secrets To A Happy Relationship

Falling in love? That's the easy part. But once the honeymoon dust settles, how do you nurture a loving and lasting relationship? What's the glue that holds it all together? From New York to Los Angeles and towns in between, YourTango set out to discover that answer by asking, "What's the best love advice you ever heard?" Here, you'll learn the marriage mantra Kyra Sedgwick shared with Angie Harmon, why actor Eric Dane considers himself so lucky in love, and much more. 

Are Diamonds Really The Way To A Girls Heart?
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Are Diamonds Really The Way To A Girls Heart?

Nowadays diamonds are still a powerful indicator of relationship status. That is why most engagement rings are made of diamonds, and why most girls want one instead of only a gold wedding band. Here are some reasons why women love diamonds, especially when given as an engagement ring. Diamonds are truly forever

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Or is it just that spring fever?
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Love Bytes: 10 Signs You're Truly Head-Over-Heels In Love

Figuring out what your emotions are doing is a test of patience. Relationships are great and utterly confusing because there are times when you think you love someone, but you don't actually know. Here are ten signs that may help you decipher your feelings! Plus, the weirdest sex laws in America and the creepy Instagram trend that couples need to stop doing. It's all in our weekly roundup of love, sex and relationship news!

Growing Up as an Adult
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Growing Up as an Adult

“Miracles do happen,” wrote Chaim Weizman , the first President of Israel “but one has to work very hard for them.” To grow up and out of a painful, dysfunctional past and all its leftovers—feelings, memories, pain, confusion, anger, fear, and persistent dysfunctional relationship patterns— may seem like a miracle, too wonderful to be possible. But it can be done, if you have the right tools and support. The purpose of It Ends With You is to lead you from the problems of the past into a satisfying, joyful, and successful future.

The Act of Service and Love
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The Act of Service and Love

Have you ever lost a relationship because of something that you didn’t do? Did your relationship end because one party didn’t feel appreciated? Most of us begrudgingly walk around the house doing “chores” because we have to. How many of us actually commit acts of service though? Have you ever tried thinking about the things that you do as a way of showing your feelings rather than chores?