The Top 10 Ways to Keep Passion in Your Relationship

All long-term relationships go through a variety of phases. There is the initial dating and courtship and infatuation period. If the relationship continues, it settles into a more stable time of building a history as a couple. If children enter the picture, that is a new phase. Later, there is another phase of being together as a mature couple with the wisdom of experience.

We all know that it is possible to keep passion, romance, excitement and sexual intensity alive through the years, but we also know that many relationships settle into a kind of friendly (or not so friendly) roommate situation. Every relationship has it's ups and downs, but there are tools that can keep passion perking right along. Here are 10 of them:

1. Be kind. I'm writing this on a cruise ship and it's fascinating to watch people grouch at their spouses, then turn around and share a friendly smile with a stranger. We tend to take family and best friends for granted. A smile, a wink, just a moment of kindness goes a long way.

2. Be attentive. Paying attention to the details of life is important. Pick up your own trash, and pick up for each other. Put things away, help each other with the small projects around the house. These things are the currency of love.

3. Be gracious. Small surprises can create huge rewards in a relationship. I think of it as the "Martha Stewart Effect". Taking a moment to put on a clean shirt before dinner, or using the good china, or cutting a flower from the garden and putting it on the table, are examples. All these things add color, spice, and graciousness to our lives.

4. Be patient. We all have bad days. It happens. When it happens to your spouse, be smart! Take the kids to the park for an hour, order Chinese take-out for dinner. Give him/her a break! This is the reality of life. Allow for it.

5. Be honest. Tell the truth about your feelings, and do it promptly and in a respectful, effective way. Share your disappointments and fears, but also share dreams, hopes, and gratitudes. Keeping secrets kills passion.

6. Be funny! Life seems to have supply its own stress and worry, but we have to provide the humor on our own. Share a joke, take time to tickle each other or rent a funny movie, and do it often. The couple that laughs together, often does other fun stuff together, too!

7. Be flexible. Over a lifetime, people change. Hopefully, your relationship will change and grow and mature with as you change. One of you will change careers, the other will change religions. One will have an illness, the other will make a mistake. Relationships either bend and flex with the winds of life, or they break.

8. Be generous. I've saved the best for last. After a survey of dozens of couples, the big 3 items that showed up over and over began with "give little gifts". Surprise each other with flowers, candy, a card, or other gift. Do it often. Do it for no particular reason. Do it because you love each other and thought it would be nice to show it with a gift.

9. Be available. The second of the "big 3" was "take time for each other". Schedule time to walk and talk, go for drives in the country, go to dinner and see a movie together. Dozens of couples ranked time together as the most critical component in keeping romance and passion alive.

10. Be physical. This is about sensuality perhaps more than sexuality. Couples talked about the importance of scents, of candles and flowers and walks on the beach. They talked about making love, but mostly they talked about back rubs and holding hands, and creating memories. They talked about getting dressed up and going out, and they talked about skinny-dipping. They talked about being playful and finding their own way. You can do this!

Someone has said, "Life is what happens while you were making other plans." Romance is about real life, not about dreams and fantasies of the perfect partner, someday on a Pacific island. Romance and passion are about taking time to enjoy the company of the person you love. Have fun. Do it today!

© Copyright 2003 by Philip E. Humbert. All Rights Reserved. This article may be copied and used in your own newsletter or on your website as long as you include the following information: "Written by Dr. Philip E. Humbert, writer, speaker and success coach. Dr. Humbert has over 300 free articles, tools and resources for your success, including a great newsletter! It's all on his website at: http://www.philiphumbert.com

In The News:

7 Signs Your Almost-Relationship Is Fizzling Out, According to A Relationships Expert  Elite DailyThe main reason why situationships are so tough is because they're undefined relationships. They're nebulous situations where the other person is "sorta-kinda" ...
Strong family relationships may help with asthma outcomes for children: Study's findings could help pediatricians provide suggestions to families about managing their child's asthma  Science DailyPositive family relationships might help youth to maintain good asthma management behaviors even in the face of difficult neighborhood conditions, according to ...
Gaslighting in Relationships: 7 Signs to Watch out for  menshealth.comDoes your friend or partner consistently lie to you and flake on plans? They might be gaslighting you. Here's how to tell if you're in a relationship with a ...
Bradley Cooper's relationships keep getting weirder  Nicki SwiftBradley Cooper is a chameleon on and off screen. Between The Hangover trilogy and A Star Is Born, the world has seen just how diverse this A-lister is. But all ...
The Key To Developing A Better Relationship With Money  ForbesThe journey to get to a healthy relationship with money is not easy.
Experts Say Sharing These 9 Awkward Moments Can Actually Make Your Relationship Stronger  BustleThe next time you find yourself in the middle of an awkward moment with your partner, consider pausing, taking a deep breath, and really leaning into it.
Is My Relationship Healthy? 7 Goals Experts Say Aren't Good To Have By Kristine Fellizar  BustleHaving goals as a couple is great. When you're both working together to achieve something, it can bond you together and make you feel like you're part of a ...
Why your 'type' might actually be your ex-partner  BBC NewsThe personalities of past flames could help to predict who you'll want to date in the future – unless you've been married.
Polyamorous ‘throuple’ fire back at critics of their relationship: ‘We come from different schools of thought’  Fox NewsSince their appearance as a “throuple” on “Red Table Talk” last month, Cathy and Thomas Keen, along with their girlfriend Nicole Everett have been full steam ...
Ways To Bring Romance into Your Relationships  The Libertarian RepublicSpending time with your loved one is always a bouquet of pleasant feelings, but your relationships last too long, organizing romantic dates every now and then ...
At 29, I look back on my teenage relationships with older men with more – not less – confusion  New StatesmanI thought getting older would allow me to look back and put a definitive frame on those dynamics. As with most of my hopes of reaching unambiguous emotional ...
Squirmy and Grubs and other interabled YouTubers talk relationships  Business InsiderThese three couples are sharing their lives with the world to fight ignorance and show viewers how caregiving brings them closer together.
Should you travel together to test a relationship?  ABC NewsNow what? Most people would probably celebrate and eventually start planning their wedding. PJ Madam and Tim Noonan aren't most people though.
4 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Be Selfish In Relationships  Elite DailyIf you like things to go your way or you tend to not ask for other people's opinions, you may be one of these four zodiac signs most likely to be selfish in ...
Tinsley Mortimer’s Relationship History Is Filled With More Drama Than A 'RHONY' Reunion  Women's HealthThe 'Real Housewives Of New York' Tinsley Mortimer has opened up about her past relationships, marriages. She has cried over her current boyfriend Scott ...
Looking to improve your relationship? Try yoga  All4WomenYoga is an awesome practice for couples because it lets you step into a new, exciting experience together...
How fathers influence their daughters' romantic relationships  MercatorNetThe research literature is becoming increasingly clear about the substantial importance of fathers in the lives of their children. Unfortunately, far too many ...
Why a Hot Relationship Runs Cold  Psychology TodayWhy the love of your life might turn out to be the bane of your existence.
Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood  Science DailyAdults who were born preterm (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than ...
What Is "Relationship OCD" & How Can You Tell If You Have It  Refinery29"Relationship OCD" is often used to describe OCD symptoms involving someone's relationships. Here, an expert explains some common signs.
Money & relationships: Factors to consider before investing in a friend's business venture  Economic TimesHere are six things you should keep in mind before you decide to collaborate with a friend by investing your money in his startup.
You Won't Be Able To Truly Find Your Soulmate Until You Forgive Yourself For Past Failed Relationships  YourTangoIf you're wondering why your relationships never seem to work out and why you haven't found 'the one' yet, here is the reason why and how you can really find ...
4 Signs Someone's Not Interested In A Relationship With You  Elite DailyLet's be honest: Dating can be really tough. It's sometimes almost impossible to know what another person is thinking, and even when someone tells you how ...
Have you found 'the one'? How mindsets about destiny affect our romantic relationships  The Conversation AUIf you're overlooking potential romantic partners because they're not who you envisioned as 'the one', it might be time to reassess your approach.
Caregiving means evolving relationships  The San Diego Union-TribuneMost of the caregivers that I know are generous, compassionate people. More often than not they are individuals devoted to helping someone they love to ...
Finding Security in Relationships  Psychology Today“The most pernicious myth about love is the image of love as a closed system between two people. For love is a prism through which one loves the whole world.
8 Clear Signs Your Relationship Is Getting More Serious  mindbodygreen.comNot everyone is into labels these days, so how do you know that your relationship is moving forward and getting more serious? Here are some clear signs.
Nike Does It: Embracing Controversy And Deepening Customer Relationships  ForbesEarlier this month, Nike made headlines for removing its July Fourth sneakers from stores. The shoes featured the original U.S. flag, which was designed by ...
Pre-term babies less likely to later form relationships  CosmosPremature babies are less likely to form romantic relationships, have sexual relations or experience parenthood as adults than those who go full term, new ...
I tried being the third person in a poly relationship—here's how it went  Yahoo LifestyleN.Y.C.-based sex writer Shelby Sells is telling us all about her summer of romantic intentions for our series Adventures in Dating. For her latest piece, Shelby ...
These Zodiac signs will not rush into relationships, but be great partners  FeminaBuilding a relationship is not the work of a day. Some people realise earlier than others that they are in it for the long run and this could definitely be their happily ...
This Advice About "Almost Relationships" Would Have Changed My Life — So Now, I'm Passing It Along  Elite DailyReferring to my past flames as ex-boyfriends feels weird because — up until a week before my 23rd birthday — I'd never had a boyfriend. Even calling them ...
The 1 Thing My Partner and I Did That Instantly Improved Our Sex Life  POPSUGARA popular adage says the bedroom should be for two things: sleep and sex. I think you can argue that it should also include self-care, as some of the most.
The UK, France and the US: Still Special Relationships  RUSI AnalysisNuclear policy experts from France, the UK and US gathered in Paris recently for the first meeting of this year's Trilateral Nuclear Dialogues, a high-level Track II ...
PSU banks losing lead relationships to private banks, says study  Business StandardPublic sector banks, weighed down by their respective non-performing assets (NPAs), are losing lead banking relationships with Indian corporate entities to their ...
Believe it or not, long distance relationships bring partners closer!  Times of IndiaIf you think long-distance relationships cannot be worked out and are doomed to be a failure, you might be wrong. A recent study says that such relationships ...
Chicago Fire: Best & Worst Relationships, Ranked | ScreenRant  Screen RantChicago Fire's many romantic relationships range from utterly forgettable to downright heartwarming. Here they are ranked from worst to best.
People Tend to Date Their ‘Type’ Even After Awry Relationships: Study  News18If you are moving from one bad romantic relationship to another, blame it on the human tendency to look for the same type of person over and over again while ...
Relationships happen for a reason. Why you should know yours  South China Morning PostLuisa Tam believes there's a reason behind every relationship and figuring it out can help handle them, even when they come to an end.
How Will Mercury Retrograde July 2019 Affect Your Work Relationships? It's All About Communication  BustleWhether you're a diehard astrology fan or not, it's super tempting to spend a significant amount of time researching the movement of the planets. This is ...
Fired Keene soccer coach says he had relationships with 2 girls, police say  The Union LeaderKEENE — Alexander Waterbury, the fired Monadnock School District soccer coach, told police he had relationships with two young girls, both players on the ...
PSBs losing lead bank relationships to private counterparts, says study  Business StandardThe public sector banks, weighed down with huge non-performing assets (NPAs), are losing their lead banking relationships with Indian corporates to their ...
Here Are All the "Stranger Things" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL  Yahoo LifestyleFrom ELLE. Season three of Stranger Things was filled to the brim with relationships. Of course, there's Mileven, but also Max and Lucas, Suzie and Dustin, AND ...
If You Want A Non-Traditional Relationship, You're Likely 1 Of These 4 Zodiac Signs  BustleSome people dream of meeting the love of their life, getting into a committed relationship with them, and then growing old together. But you might be someone ...
How Your Dad Affects Your Relationships with Men  Psychology TodayLike most daughters, you've probably wondered at some point in your life how your dad has influenced your relationships with men. What impact does he have ...
India-US relationship on very sound footing: Harsh Vardhan Shringla  MoneycontrolThe India-US relationship is on a very sound footing with both nations working closely to take the momentum forward and propel bilateral ties to the next level, ...
How To Keep Showing Up In Your Relationship, Even When You’re Super Stressed  mindbodygreen.comSometimes stress can make us act out in our relationship by neglecting it, pushing our partner away, or just being a jerk. Here's what to do instead.
Tana Mongeau brutally calls out the media for its sexist and biphobic coverage of her relationships with Bella Thorne and Jake Paul  indy100YouTube's Tana Mongeau has called out the media for its sexist and biphobic coverage of her relationships. She described how when dating actor Bella Thorne, ...
5 tips for building healthy relationships with people  Hindustan TimesRelationships can be tricky, but with the right advice, you can help create positive relationships with your friends and family.
Guard strengthens infrastructure, relationships in Botswana  United States ArmyMore than 170 Army and Air Guardsmen from N.C., Ala., and N.J. are training in partnership with their Botswana Defense Force counterparts during Upward ...
Effective Communication Skills In A Relationship To Avoid Misunderstandings | Barbara Lavi  YourTangoA misunderstanding between a couple can break a relationship and the solution is to learn better and more effective communication skills.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Relationship Timeline  Cosmopolitan.comHere's a definitive timeline of Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams' relationship, from their initial Twitter flirting to their recent engagement.
Scholarship Program Bridges Generations, Builds Relationships  Voice of AmericaFredric Roi Marquez joined a program to serve food to people at a Washington, D.C. retirement community when he was 15 years old. By doing so, the high ...
Earthquakes and Relationships  Psychology TodayInterviews of men and women near the epicenter of the Ridgecrest earthquakes: What was the impact of the quakes on their relationships?
Surprising stat about romantic relationships at work  Yahoo FinanceWe spend a lot of time with our coworkers so it's unsurprising that romance can blossom. But not everyone thinks it's a good idea.
How Long Do Early Relationship Butterflies Last? According To Experts, It Depends  Elite DailyYou know that feeling when you first start dating someone new, and you feel giddy 98% of the time because you're so excited? You can't help but feel happy ...
PTAB Must Consider Privity and Real Party-in-Interest Relationships Arising After Filing but Before Institution for Time-Bar Purposes  JD SupraThe Federal Circuit vacated a PTAB decision invalidating claims of U.S. Patent No. 6212079 (the “'079 Patent”) on the grounds that the inter partes review (IPR) ...
Experts Say These Are The 7 Stressful Situations All Long-Term Couples Deal With Behind Closed Doors  BustleIt's easy to start questioning your relationship when you notice it's not as picture perfect as you always hoped it would be. Comparing your relationship to others ...
General Hospital: 5 Best & 5 Worst Relationships, Ranked  Screen RantGeneral Hospital is one of the most prominent Soap Operas around and filled to the brim with relationships, both good and bad.
Relationship advice: Strange dating trend, mindset ruining your love life  NEWS.com.auIf you listen to any number of love songs, dating “experts” or plunge head first into a romance novel, you're likely to think it's in our destiny to find that special ...
In Our Shoes: What is considered a healthy relationship?  Steamboat Pilot & TodaySTEAMBOAT SPRINGS — No one gets along all the time, said Colleen Clark Lay, a licensed clinical social worker and therapist who runs a private practice in ...
Advice For How To Start Dating After 50 & Find A Relationship | Amy Schoen  YourTangoIf dating after 50 is a bit overwhelming, you're not alone! Here are some datings tips and advice to make dating after 50 a breeze so you can finally find a ...
Bachelorette Hannah Brown Reveals the 'Silver Lining' of Her 'Toxic Relationship' with Luke P.  PEOPLE.com"I'm getting to use my platform as the Bachelorette — on my season — to really make change through my experience," Hannah Brown tells PEOPLE.
Relationship or situationship?  The New TimesAt the end of relationship there are two things that could happen, either the two people involved will amicably go their separate ways or will start throwing shade ...
Why Do Relationships End? 7 Things Therapists Want You To Know About Common Causes Of Breakups  BustleWhile you may be able to guess some common causes of breakups, there are things therapists want you to know about why these things can result in the end of ...
'I lost all my friends!': Trump laments how presidency changed his relationships  Washington ExaminerPresident Trump told the crowd at a rally that he had "lost all" of his friends after winning the presidency. He argued at a Wednesday rally in Greenville, North ...
Relationship Red Flags & Signs Of Cheating & Infidelity From Your Spouse | Esther Bilbao  YourTangoIf you suspect your husband is cheating on you, here are 12 important red flags in his behavior you can't ignore. If you're asking yourself, "Is he cheating on me?
Domestic abuse or genuine relationship? Our welfare system can't tell  The Conversation AUIn Australia's social security laws, the “couple rule” is used to determine if a person is in a relationship, tying access to Centrelink payments to the income and ...
Acceptance of same-sex relationships slowing down in UK, report suggests  The IndependentLiberal Britain may have reached its peak, with the proportion of people who say they are completely comfortable with same-sex relations having fallen for the ...
People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships  VICEWe spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise ...
What Venus Signs Say About Relationships - Venus Compatibility  Cosmopolitan.comHow to find your Venus sign, know how astrologically and romantically compatible you are.
The Truth About Trump’s Love-Hate Relationship With Big Tech  WIREDI used to work at the old, ink-stained New York Times, and we would sometimes go out drinking after putting the print paper to bed. There would often be one ...
How arousal impacts physiological synchrony in relationships  Science DailyA team of researchers has examined what type of social interaction is required for people to display physiological synchrony -- mutual changes in autonomic ...
Study: When Partners Are Ready for a Committed Relationship  Psychology TodayAre you ready to commit? Is your partner? Find out how to tell and the ways it might impact your relationship.
'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Doubles Down on Relationships (And It Rules)  VICE'Fire Emblem: Three Houses' focuses on the best part of the Fire Emblem formula: its character growth.
Horoscopes and celebrity birthdays for Friday, July 19 | Relationships-and-special-occasions  Chippewa HeraldToday's Birthday (07/19/19). Gain physical capacities and skills this year. Win by working together in a coordinated partnership. Make huge personal strides this ...
If You Rush Into Relationships, You're Likely 1 Of These 4 Zodiac Signs  BustleDepending on who you are, and what your zodiac sign is, when you meet someone you really like romantically, it can be difficult not to want to jump into things ...
If You Need Space In Relationships, You're Likely 1 Of These 5 Zodiac Signs  BustleSome couples seem almost inseparable as they travel together, eat most meals in each other's company, and attend social events with the other in tow.
Luke & Hannah’s ‘Bachelorette’ Relationship Is Toxic — But Experts Say There Are Pros & Cons To Seeing It On TV  BustleIf you've been watching The Bachelorette this season, you're probably all too familiar with the tumultuous relationship between Bachelorette Hannah Brown and ...
Handle With Care: Apologies Can Save Customer Relationships -- Or Backfire  ForbesApologies, while potentially effective, are not a cure-all and not all the same. In fact, a poorly delivered apology can be worse than none at all, a study involving ...
Compatibility Isn’t No. 1 Ingredient To Satisfying Relationship, Study Says  CBS PhillyPHILADELPHIA (CBS) – While Green Day's single “Nice Guys Finish Last” off “Nimrod” celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019, new research says nice guys ...
The Relationship Problems Created by Personality Disorders  Psychology TodayFor people with personality disorders, relationships can present a challenge. New research examines attachment style's role in creating those relationship ...
'The End of Monogamy?': Relationship Advice From a Polyamorous 'Throuple'  NewsBustersOn July 17th, Fox News interviewed a polyamorous “throuple” consisting of a married couple and their girlfriend. Cathy and Thomas Keen have been together ...
'Euphoria' Star on Portraying Abusive Teen Relationships, Choking Scene  Hollywood ReporterAlexa Demie, who stars as Maddy Perez on HBO's 'Euphoria,' took a starring turn on the boundary-pushing drama's fifth episode on Sunday as her character ...
VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the next sitting week - and Scott Morrison's relationship with Trump  The Conversation AUMichelle Grattan discusses the slower pace which has taken over Canberra - at least until next week when the action picks up with the new sitting week.
'Why not start new chapter and build new relationship?': Urvashi Dholakia on participating with ex in 'Nach  DNA IndiaNach Baliye season 9 is all set to premiere tomorrow (July 20, 2019). This time, the dance-based reality show will witness five couples and five ex-couples ...
Schools 'intimidated' into dropping LGBT inclusive relationship lessons  Metro.co.ukMore than 70 schools are facing 'pressure and intimidation' as protests against LGBT relationship lessons are 'growing across the country', a Labour MP has ...
Since #MeToo, colleges crack down on romantic relationships between professors and students  The Philadelphia InquirerAdvocates for more prohibitive policies cite a power differential between professors and students that makes romance fraught with potential for abuse or ...
Anthropologists Hid African Same-Sex Relationships  JSTOR DailySex between people of the same gender has existed for millennia. But anthropologists in sub-Saharan Africa often ignored or distorted those relationships.
Jennifer Lopez's Marriages and Relationships: A Timeline  Oprah MagThe full timeline of Jennifer Lopez's relationships, from her high school sweetheart in 1984 to her engagement to Alex Rodriguez in 2019.
People Are Tweeting About How "Midsommar" Gets Bad Relationships Exactly Right And Boyfriends Everywhere Are Sweating  BuzzFeedWanna know what the polar opposite of a good date movie is? It's this.
Humanity's Triumph in Technology and Failure in Human Relationships  Georgia Tech News CenterThis week marks the 50th anniversary of the most extraordinary technological feat that the world has ever seen. It was a day like today that Apollo 11 took off on ...
Chelsea in the unusual position of having the right relationships in place  The Pride of LondonThe show is about to begin for Chelsea FC, and the nervous excitement is reaching unfamiliar levels. Surely no one is more eager than Frank Lampard.
What 17 men wish their partners would do more of in relationships  cosmopolitan.com (UK)A bunch of men who date women took to Reddit recently to get very real about what they wish their partners would do more in their relationships. We're not sure ...
How Do I Make My Relationship Last? 11 Ways To Build A Solid Foundation, According To Experts  BustleIn order to build a strong foundation for your relationship, it may be necessary to have an awkward conversation or two with your partner. This might include ...
These 4 Zodiac Signs Are Least Likely To Be Supportive In Relationships, According To Astrologers  BustleSome people are naturally the kind of partner who will be there to listen to your story about a stressful incident at work or give comfort after you have a fight with ...
3 things we can learn about relationships from Toronto's love affair with Kawhi Leonard  CBC SportsA clinical psychologist offers advice to move forward with.
4 Zodiac Signs Who Won't Rush Into Relationships But Are Worth The Wait  Elite DailyWhether you need to go on 19 dates before deciding how you really feel about someone or you like to wait six months to officially DTR, sometimes building a ...
Mad About You: 10 Quotes About Relationships That Prove It Was Ahead of Its Time  Screen RantWhile Seinfeld and Friends are the most well-known sitcoms from the 1990s, there was another series that deserves a lot of attention, and that's Mad About You.

What to Do when Your Family Feels He is Not Good Enough for You

Parents and loved ones always seem to put a damper... Read More

Second Time Around the Block

Divorce happens. I'm not going to debate the causes or... Read More

Affairs: Advice for the One Who Was Betrayed

You are hurt, you are angry, you are simply devastated.Things... Read More

Great Relatinship Advice: The Ability to Create a Vision for Your Relationship

Many of us stumble into marriage and then continue to... Read More

Is Your Mate Cheating?

You've been together several months, but something doesn't feel quite... Read More

Get Lucky In Your Love Life

Whether you are single or married, we all need luck... Read More

Why Some Women Are Desperate

I asked Dave how he was doing since it was... Read More

Buying Underwear For The Woman In Your Life - The Golden Rules

There are two golden rules for choosing underwear for the... Read More

Improve Your Relationship by Taking Care of Yourself First

It's important for you to take care of yourself before... Read More

Are You Paralysed By The Fear Of Future Regrets?

Edith Piaf remains an icon and her best loved song,... Read More

Dating Women From Russia: Important Tips The Marriage Agencies Never Tell You

I want to share with you information that the Russian... Read More

Abusive Relationships

Abusive relationships are so painful that I often wonder why... Read More

Cutting the Cord

Sometimes, after a relationship has ended, many of us have... Read More

The Battle of the Sexes!

During my personal experiences with some of my relationships, I... Read More

Top 10 Ideas to Revive a Fizzling Relationship

Love is exciting, and when a relationship is new, almost... Read More

You CAN Improve Your Relationship

It seems as if creating successful relationships with our significant... Read More

My Fairy Tale Is Gone

Dear Candace,My girlfriend and I recently split up. I called... Read More

Love Advice: Let Fate Decide?

One of the most commonly asked questions, What is Love?... Read More

The Evolution of Dating at 40 and 50

I am sick of the dating scene at 40. The... Read More

Relationship Arguments - 7 Ways to Heal Past Hurts

Q: I've read that you are never supposed to bring... Read More

Office Nomance

Are Office Romance's really that bad? The answer is ?..it... Read More

What is Abuse?

Violence in the family often follows other forms of more... Read More

Thinking Lingerie on Super Sunday?

February will bring with it one of the most important... Read More

Should You Forgive Infidelity?

If you're asking yourself that question, then somewhere within you... Read More

Calming the Storm In Your Relationship

IntroductionConflict in relationships is inevitable. Put two men together with... Read More