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Letting relationships proceed on autopilot may ultimately dissolve feelings of intimacy. Instead, be conscientious about nourishing, tending, and renewing your connection.
Can the "Novelty Habit" Boost a Couple's Commitment?
By Meg Selig
True or false? Couples that play together stay together.
6 Ways to Keep Long-Term Relationships Exciting
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Maintain the thrill, increase the joy.
10 Ways to Feel Closer to Loved Ones
By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
We can all use a reminder, in words and deeds, that someone cares.
Keep a Zen Mind to Save a Relationship
By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Rushing to judgment about another may only hurt yourself.
Friendship is Key to Lasting Marriages and Romantic Partners
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
Couples must connect as friends, or "happily ever after" won't happen.
A Simple Way to Put the Spark Back in Your Relationship
By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Looking back can make going forward easier and more meaningful.
The Benefits of Being the One Who Loves More
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
... and 5 ways to keep yourself from holding back.
Keeping Marriage Alive with Affairs, Asexuality, Polyamory, and Living Apart
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Rather than stretching marriage beyond recognition, why not live single?
Three Little Words You Long to Hear: “It’s their fault.”
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Avoiding blame feels good now but cripples you later.
Giving Relationships a Second Chance
By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Reunions as opportunities for change
How to Diagnose an Unhealthy Relationship
By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP
You need a partner who's sincere, not manipulative.
When You Don't Like (or Trust) Your Parent's New Mate
By Susan Newman Ph.D.
10 Helpful adjustments you can make.
Giving to Get vs. Griping to Get
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
What’s the single best way to deal with frustrations in your relationship?
7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
7 keys to making your love last
Is Love Essential to Marriage?
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Asking ourselves to fall in love many times, always with the same person.
The Ultimate Relationship Killer
By Linda Esposito LCSW
It's not what you think.
How Much Should You Compromise for Your Relationship?
By Mark D. White Ph.D.
Your relationship should serve you, not the other way around
Repairing Relationship Rips
By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Mend your relationship RIPS and experience deeper intimacy.
Does Couples Therapy Work? Keys to Success
By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
Only if both members of the couple really love each other and want to do better
Healing the Cycles that Tear Couples Apart
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Learn how to identify, understand, and heal negative relationship patterns
Sexual Distancers - 3 Ways to Satisfy the Insatiable Spouse
By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
Three ways lower libido spouses can make their partners happy
This Valentine's Day, Let's Get It Right!
By Brad Waters
The One Simple Mistake We Make When Expressing Our Love
When Imperfect Sex Is Plenty Good Enough
By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Different approaches to sex don't have to be a barrier to a great love life.
Love Better by Fighting Smarter: Humor's Role in Conflict
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D.
Are certain humor styles more effective during romantic conflict?
The Power of Authenticity
By John Amodeo PhD, MFT
A Path Toward Deeper Intimacy
Anxiety and Relationships Part 2: A Lover's Work Is Never Done
By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Why relationships are a full-time job.
How to Profile a Narcissist With One Simple Question
Loneliness Has an Antidote and You’ll Never Guess What It Is
The 10 Personality Disorders
Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad?
"Should I or Shouldn’t I?" The Dilemmas of Chronic Illness