Kissy, Kissy, Bang, Bang: The Importance of Kissing in a Long-term Relationship

Kissing is a barometer to the quality of your relationship.

Steven Lake echoes Charles Dickens who said, “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”

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Marriage Isn’t a Sport. Stop Keeping Score.

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Relationships find themselves in a time-out as soon as someone brings out the scorecard.

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3 Superhero Moves That Will Save Your Relationship

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If you’re sitting around waiting for your partner to change, you’re giving away your power.

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Why Receiving Appreciation Can Be So Hard For Men

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When men hear “good job”, they’re brought into the light. That can be the most vulnerable place to be.

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It’s All in How You Respond

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“Often we are OK with impartial feedback, but the real challenge for me in my marriage was learning to be OK with—and respond positively to—feedback from my wife.”

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7 Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Appreciated: The Obvious and Not so Obvious.

Share Your Knowledge

Steven Lake reminds of us of the ways we can appreciate our partner, even when the world conspires to make us lose sight of what we have.

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When Partners Say They’re Leaving, Don’t Ignore Them.

Don't ignore them

Heather Gray helps you find the middle ground between ignoring your partner’s pain and shouldering the blame.

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The One, Undeniable Thing That Men Want In Bed and How to Give It to Them

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Hint: Asking what men really want is the wrong question.

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How far will she go? Can your wife be your best friend and should she be?

Can We Be Friends

Steven Lake examines the crazy idea that your wife could be your best fiend . . . I mean friend.

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5 Warning Signs That Depression is Affecting Your Relationship

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Depression doesn’t kill relationships. It’s the unchecked symptoms that do irreparable damage to your important connections.

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How to Love When You’re the Next Love

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Lisa Arends’ second husband didn’t do the work for her but he did help her heal. Here’s how.

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How To Listen So That Men Will Keep Talking

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Bryce Mathern has six strategies for being present when a man is opening up.

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My Father, My Self: It’s Complicated

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My Father Changed, But My Memories Are Not So Easily Shed.

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10 Relationship Skills We Teach Kids That Grown-ups Often Forget

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Winifred Reilly learned how to play well with others in kindergarten — and sees how the same skills can help grown-up relationships.

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My Husband Worked to Be Important. Then He Left Me With a Text Message.

Lisa Arends

Generations of men in one family placed their value on what they did instead of who they were. For Lisa Arends, this was the beginning of the end of her marriage.

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KO’d by a ‘Man Cold’

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Stephane Wahl was down for the count before she realized that “man colds” are nothing to joke about.

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