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Want To Beat The Odds? Here's How To Make Your Love Last [VIDEO]

It's a no brainer that when it comes to love and relationships, we all want something that's going to last. But even though wanting to be happy is a basic human instinct, making sure that we get there is easier said than done. After all, relationships are complicated enough when you have to worry about yourself, let alone be nervous about what your partner is feeling—There's nothing worse than not knowing whether or not you are both on the same page. Here's what you can do to make sure that your relationship lasts!

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The Telltale Signs That You're In Lust (And NOT In Love) [VIDEO]

So this most likely won't come as a shock but relationships definitely take a lot of effort in order to make them work. When you throw sex into the mix, things can get complicated pretty fast. It doesn't help that our generation today is so consumed by the hookup culture that it can be incredibly hard to figure out whether or not our partner is really into us...or something else. Here's how you can tell whether it's lust or love.

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The Real Reason Your Relationship Is Filled With Drama [VIDEO]

It's pretty much a given that we will all run into drama at some point in our lives. Although we likely don't seek it out, drama eventually finds us. This is painfully true when it comes to relationships. That just leads us to the following questions: Why do some people always find themselves in 'dramatic' relationships? Why do minor issues turn into life-or-death struggles for some of us?

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How Body Language Can Up Your Dating Game (Says Science) [VIDEO]

So we've probably all heard this before but how you carry yourself can make a major impact on how the world sees you. We get it. But for some reason, we don't take that into consideration when it comes to our love and sex life. As crazy as it may sound, your body language can totally make the difference in just how well you get along with your partner (if you catch our drift).

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Let's Cut The B.S. The Biggest Reason You Scared Him Off [VIDEO]

We don't think there's ever been a time where we didn't wonder whether anything we said or did contributed to our dates ending in a disaster. You would think that after going on so many first dates (from blind dates, setups to online dating), there'd be at least ONE guy who was the perfect fit. So, what gives? Here's how you may have scared him away!

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Trust Your Gut—It'll Make Your Love Life 10X Happier [VIDEO]

Ladies, if you've ever been skeptical about whether or not your gut instinct really does exist, we're here to set the record straight. Think about it like this. Have you ever been on a date where you guys really hit it off—we're talking the whole nine yards, from hand holding to kissing under the stars—and yet you still got this weird feeling saying that something was up? If so, that inner voice was totally doing you a favor. If something (or someone) seems sketchy as hell, there's most likely a reason for it! And according to our experts Renee Jain, Jennifer S. Wilkov, Mary Morrissey, Carolyn R. Owens, and Crystal Kulpcavage, that's just one of the many perks of having a woman's intuition. We totally get it. At the end of the day, it's all about trusting yourself enough to just stop, listen and take everything around you into consideration before rushing into anything. What's even better is that there are actually studies that prove that your initial gut instinct is usually right!

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How To Fight For What You Deserve (Without Being Needy) [VIDEO]

It probably goes without saying but when you're in a relationship (especially with someone that you really love and trust), being able to ask for what you need is incredibly vital. Seriously, there is no question that this level of trust that comes with believing that your partner is giving enough to take your needs into consideration can make or break relationships. Here's why your wants and needs are arguably two of the biggest things that you should discuss with your partner.

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Why You're So Emotionally Attached To Him (Says Science) [VIDEO]

We spend our whole lives forming connections with the people around us; whether it's by talking to a stranger we normally pass on the street or falling in love with our soulmate, the strong bonds that we make throughout our lifetime shape who we are. According to recent studies, our attachment style actually has a major effect on our relationship!

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The Real Reason Why You're Still Single (It's Not Pretty) [VIDEO]

Even though everyone always claims that there are plenty of fish in the sea, it definitely doesn't always feel like it. Let's keep it real. When a majority of your dates are hit and miss, you can't really be blamed for feeling like there's something up. Here's the real reason why your love life hasn't been as stellar as you hoped it would be.

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First Dates For Dummies [VIDEO]

Alice is going on her first date with Timmy and she's as nervous as a model airplane enthusiast in an airplane full of enthusiastic models. What should she talk about? Where should they go? What should she do at the end of the date? She checks in with a few lady magazines for some tips and tricks on what to do on a first date.

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How To Stop Trust Issues From Ruining Your Love Life [VIDEO]

It's safe to say that we're all a little cautious when it comes to dating and putting ourselves out there. If you've ever been burned by a past relationship, it's totally understandable (and normal) to want to play things safe so you can avoid getting hurt again. But even though there's a chance that this bad dating experience can affect your love life and make you feel weary about trusting someone new, it isn't definite. If your partner has ever accused you of having trust issues, there are a couple of things you need to think about before you jump to any conclusions.

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The #1 Reason Why You Need To Stop Trying To Change Him [VIDEO]

If we're being totally honest with ourselves, we've all had that moment where even though we really liked someone, we still managed to find things about them that we wanted to change. The problem with dating someone because of their potential is that we're not getting to know who they really are. It goes without saying that there's no magic marker that will get rid of all your partner's quirks. If you really love someone, why would you want to change him?

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The Biggest Reason We Stay In Bad Relationships [VIDEO]

If you've ever been in a relationship that made you super unhappy and stressed, then you know what it's like to feel so emotionally drained that you just don't know what you can do to make things change. There's nothing worse than not being able to figure out where things went wrong or how to fix it. There's no question that toxic relationships can have a negative affect on our lives (especially when there are kids involved) but knowing how to put an end to things is a battle in and of itself.