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The Phrase That Will Win You Every Fight: “You Just Really Hurt My Feelings”

Every second of every day, some couple somewhere is fighting about something either completely ridiculous, semi ridiculous or actually kind of legitimate, and someone’s always going to walk away the victor of the argument. It has been said that you can tell a lot about a person’s character by the way they fight whether they’re a screamer, a crier, stubborn or submissive. Aw, the wonderful world of arguing. Keep reading »

My Therapist Is My Second Husband

“Aaron misses you and can’t live without you,” was Dr. W’s first line at our first session.

I turned to my handsome, curly haired off-and-on beau of six years, sitting beside me on the couch of Dr. W’s office. I’d left Aaron because he couldn’t commit. Yet after three months apart, he coerced me to a couples session with his new therapist, Dr. W, “just for closure.”

“He’s so happy you could make it here today,” Dr. W added.

“And who are you, Cyrano de Bergerac?” I asked. Read more Keep reading »

Don’t Call Your Significant Other By A Pet Name And Other Ways You’re Undermining Your Relationship

In this interview on PJTV, Dr. Helen Smith interviews Maggie Arana and Julienne Davis, coauthors of Stop Calling Him Honey and Start Having Sex: How Changing Your Everyday Habits Will Make You Hot for Each Other All Over Again.

Prior to watching the video, I thought, Eh, another couple of broads with a relationship book, but what they’re saying is actually really interesting — and, I think, spot-on. Keep reading »

Sound Off: Ever Been In A Mixed Nationality Relationship?

Have you ever been in a relationship with someone who is of a different nationality than you? If so, then you likely know the difficulties you two will/have come up against. To spell it out plainly: It’s no easy feat to bring your international lover (legally) to the United States. And it’s none too simple for Americans to settle abroad either. For many couples in this situation, there are two options—break up or get married. But what if you’re not ready to do either? (Or worse, what if you’re a gay couple who wants to move to a state where gay marriage isn’t recognized?) On top of that, there’s also the cultural question. Can your lover adapt to the language and lifestyle of your home? Or are you ready to become an expat yourself?

If you’ve had experience with this type of relationship, we want to hear from you! How did you make it work? (Or didn’t it?) What technical steps did you have to go through? Was it worth it? Keep reading »

How To Get Out Of Bad Love Habits And Into A Relationship

So what’s a bad love habit? Any dysfunctional, destructive, difficult belief or habit you have towards love and relationships that’s keeping you from finding, attracting, and/or maintaining a healthy relationship.

The following are some common bad love habits: Keep reading »

The Kiss Of Death: 15 Signs Your Relationship Is Doomed

Our own “Mind of Man” columnist has argued that couples moving in together is the kiss of death for a relationship. I think he’s crazy — always, always, always move in together before you commit to marriage, trust me! — but there are other real kiss of death moments for couples. Check out “15 Signs You’re Headed For Bed Death,” after the jump. Just don’t be mad at us if you decide to dump your boyfriend as a result. Keep reading »

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