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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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The #1 Way Your Marriage Can Survive After An Affair [VIDEO]

When it comes to relationships, there's a reason why one of the hardest obstacles to overcome is infidelity. There's nothing worse than being hit with betrayal, that loss of trust—especially when you never saw it coming. And we get it. Being able to devote yourself to your partner fully and love them unconditionally, only to have that bond thrown away so carelessly is just the worst. Here's how your marriage can heal after an affair.

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Fight All Of The Time? What You Can Do To Fix That [VIDEO]

If we're being honest, we can all probably remember that one fight that we had with our significant others that seemed to drag on for forever. The funny thing is that most of the time (after a certain amount of time has passed), we can't even remember what we fought about in the first place. Here's how you can save your relationship!

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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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Is Being Co-Dependent Really A Recipe For Disaster? [VIDEO]

It's safe to say that over the past few years, being co-dependent has definitely gotten a bad rap. But if we really think about it, there are so many takes on what it actually means to be in a co-dependent relationship that trying to look for warning signs can be next to impossible. In fact, so many people weigh in on the negatives without giving insight as to ways that we can either kick this habit or tweak it in a way that is beneficial to our relationships.

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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 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.

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The #1 Way To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Relationship [VIDEO]

Even though falling in love can be really easy, making things work can be really hard sometimes. Being in a relationship isn't just about going on dates and spending time together. Being able to really connect with your significant other can make the difference between a healthy relationship and a strained one. In fact, if you seriously want the love, as well as the spiritual and emotional connection between you and your partner, to last, working hard to maintain your relationship is key.

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How To Deal When The Honeymoon Stage Is Over [VIDEO]

There's no question that maintaining a marriage is tough work. Despite what those movies would have you believe, marriage is not like a fairytale where everything just magically comes together. Not only is it ridiculously stressful at times, it takes two people to be willing to work at it in order for it to last. But that doesn't mean that having a happy and healthy relationship is impossible.

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What does normal look like, anyway?

Just What Is A Normal Marriage, Exactly? [VIDEO]

When it comes to love, wanting to know if your relationship is healthy (or just plain normal) is pretty natural. No matter how great things are going, there's always going to be a part of us that wonders if what we're experiencing is par for the course; being anxious is just in our nature. it doesn't help that we sometimes let this anxiety get to us, making us feel as if we have to compare our own marriage to everyone else's. But who knows what's supposed to happen? What does a normal marriage even look like, anyway?

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3 Ways To Get Your Man To Love & Cherish You More [VIDEO]

Feeling unsure about how your partner feels about you can be really hard to handle. It doesn't matter if you've been together for five years or five months; as much as we hate to admit it, that feeling of not being cherished enough can seriously mess with our heads. Our partner has to be willing to take that leap of faith on his own. But that doesn't mean that they aren't a few things that we can go to show him that we're committed to the relationship (and to making things work).