Bones

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Von Thompson writes of the Pacific Island nation of Palau, haunted by the clash of Japanese and American forces during World War II.

3 Ways Being Nice Will Hurt Your Relationship

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Thomas Fiffer reveals 3 ways being nice is the worst thing you can do to your partner.

How To Resolve Conflict Without Talking

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Less reaction, and more creation.

The Day I Got Engaged the Universe Was Trying to Tell Me Something

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Al DeLuise got engaged on October 9th, 1987. Ten-Nine-Eight-Seven. And the countdown began.

The 1 Thing to Stop Doing When You’re Arguing With Your Partner

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Thomas Fiffer points out the #1 mistake we make when our partner complains about us and offers a 3-step program for successful conflict resolution.

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Margaret Rhee elegizes the Gaza dead in a prose poem of remarkable tenderness. Blending the personal and political, she questions “The difference between wound and womb…Palestinian and Israeli…You and me.”

Social Media is Making Politicians More Populist Than Ever!

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If politicians are populists who are the people that make them popular?

6 Healthy Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Toxic

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Mark Manson says that couples do occasionally need to be willing to hurt each others feelings.

How to Get Your Partner to Do the Dishes

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Few partners will ever want to do the dishes so you have to change your question.

The Surprising Solution to Lost Desire

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“Too much certainty in the relationship breeds lethargy and boredom in the bedroom.”

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Guillermo Filice Castro writes of everyone’s wounded child–and its role in perpetuating conflict.

When Love Hits That First Jam … and You Didn’t See It Coming

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There’s nothing like a long drive for deep thinking, especially about love. Thomas Fiffer shares his ‘highway insights’ on relationship logjams.

How Conflict Can Create Love

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All couples experience conflict, says Dr. Bill Cloke, and it can either break connection or be the basis for deeper intimacy.

9 Facts About the Israel-Palestine Conflict On Which We Can All Agree

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Qasim Rashid helps us find a middle ground.

Unsexy Things Necessary for Staying Committed

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Sorry, folks. Date nights and weekend escapes just won’t cut it. Staying together means getting down and dirty in other ways, too.

Letting Go: A Mother Prepares for Her Son’s Enlistment

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In just two weeks Marilyn Weingard’s son Steven is leaving to help a nation at war. Here’s how she made peace with his decision.