What Keeps Couples Together

There are several things you can do, especially when your relationship is loving and happy, to ensure that it remains this way for the long term. The first principle of a lasting relationship is your clear intention to preserve your mutual affection, respect and friendship.

Dr. John Gottman, a towering figure in couples counseling, achieved this insight after more than thirty years in the research and study of couples. In his bestselling book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, he discusses why most marriage therapy fails, concluding that resolving conflicts and improving communication is important but not, of itself, what keeps couples together. Rather, he finds that "friendship fuels the flames of romance."

However intense or frequent their battles, the couples that last have never lost their fondness and respect for one anther. After describing the kinds of behavior that undermine mutual regard, Gottman describes seven things that happy marriages have in common, then he shows you how to introduce those seven principles into your own relationship. If ever you feel that the ties that bind are weakening, this would be a good place to start looking for things you can do to rekindle affection. This material is also available in audio or video format.

Other factors that contribute to relationship success include learning to express your feelings, both positive and negative; learning to disagree in ways that are not destructive; and learning to accept things you can't change.

Beyond self-help

Beyond information in books, tapes and videos, there are couple workshops. Some might find it more effective to go directly to a good couples counselor. If one of you is allergic to the idea of counseling or therapy, look for a couples coach, which might be more acceptable. Enter "couples coach" into Google and see what comes up, or ask a recommended therapist to serve as a coach. Many religious organizations have trained conciliators who work with couples and many clergy are trained in couples counseling. In any case, you should only work with someone who is trained, experienced and certified to do the job.

The important thing is that you not sit on your hands if one of you begins to feel that your mutual regard is fading. If you are committed to your relationship, you need to make it a priority, meaning there will be times when you have to put extra effort into it--get information, go to a workshop, get help. Above all, try to discuss things you can do to increase mutual regard and affection and decide together what steps to take.

Relationship Resources

The companion CD that's included in my book Legal Essentials for California Couples has a fine article, How to Get the Most From Couples Therapy. Appendix B in the book lists relationship resources that professionals have told us they recommend to their clients. One we like is The Five Love Languages, by Gary Chapman, who points out that people have different ways of expressing and receiving love, so that one person might be expressing it in a way that the other does not get, as where a man works hard to earn material things for his loved one and buys her gifts, but she craves touching and nice words. It's a matter of getting your signals straight.

Other resources include the highly regarded Couple Communication workshops, which have trained over 600,000 people and are conducted across the U.S. by thousands of certified instructors. To find an instructor near you, visit www.couplecommunication.com. Then there's the respected Marriage Encounter with nation-wide programs for troubled couples that are based on Judeo-Christian concepts, though you need not be religious to participate. You can find more information about them at www.marriage-encounter.org.

There's a mountain of good books, tapes, videos and workshops out there that you can use besides the examples I've given. Time spent on this subject will be richly rewarded. That's the whole point--to make the effort. The most innovative parts of the Couples Contract, featured in Legal Essentials for California Couples, are the agreements you make to take these kinds of actions when your relationship needs some help. The Couples Contract can be used by couples in any state with some minor revisions. To learn more about how the Couples Contract can protect and preserve your relationship, visit www.nolocouples.com.

Copyright 2005 Ed Sherman

Ed Sherman is a family law attorney, award-winning author, and founder of Nolo Press. He started the self-help law movement in 1971 when he published the first edition of How to Do Your Own Divorce, and founded the paralegal industry in 1973. In his latest book, featuring the Couples Contract, Ed applies what he has learned from years of experience to help couples protect and preserve their relationship. You can order his books from http://www.nolocouples.com or by calling (800) 464-5502.

In The News:

The relationship issues you should have tackled by now  Sydney Morning HeraldBeep, beep, beep. Six minutes of silence. Beep, beep, beep. Sound familiar? Then you may also be sleeping with a "snoozer". My partner and I are celebrating ...
How to future-proof your long-term relationship  Sydney Morning HeraldPerhaps you're still reeling from Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's split after ten years together, or maybe you never really got over Jon Hamm and Jennifer ...
Big Bang Theory: 5 Relationships Fans Were Behind (& 5 They Rejected)  Screen RantNot every relationship shown on The Big Bang theory worked out, and, while fans loved some of them, they were quick to reject others.
How to Get the Relationships That Matter for Personal Growth  Psychology TodayMost people know the value of having close relationships. A new study on personal growth shows these relationships matter more over time.
3 Traits of a Strong Professional Relationship  Harvard Business ReviewIf you haven't yet built powerful relationships at work — the type that can be trusted both to endure and to deliver results when needed — it's time to start.
Adolescent relationship abuse: it's more common than you think  PhillyVoice.comAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 women report experiencing physical abuse, sexual violence and/or stalking by an intimate ...
Money, personal finance, and navigating relationships  Vox.comConversations about navigating money in relationships.
Study: 48pc of former smokers have better social relationships after switching to smoke-free products  Malay MailPETALING JAYA, Aug 21 — A global study conducted by Povaddo for Philip Morris International Inc (PMI) found that switching over to tobacco alternatives such ...
To Be Happier at Work, Invest More in Your Relationships  Harvard Business ReviewWhat's the secret to a fulfilling career? Most advice focuses on finding purpose and satisfaction in your work. If you can just land the perfect job doing meaningful ...
Does Technology Spell Doom for Close Relationships?  Scientific AmericanThe honeymoon, that age-old symbol of newlywed bliss, is getting some competition from a new alternative trend: the “solomoon.” And while that may be good ...
How Traumas Create Negative Patterns in Relationships  Psychology TodayTraumas create enduring beliefs and behaviors that make it difficult to find and maintain loving relationships.
Why 'Grey's Anatomy' Fans Were So Frustrated With Last Season's Relationships  Showbiz Cheat SheetPerhaps it's safe to say Grey's Anatomy is starting to show its age, despite being continuously popular with its devoted fan base. While the show is still astute with ...
Are you in a codependent relationship? THESE are the signs of a codependent relationship  PINKVILLATurning to your partner in your time of need is not wrong, but it is wrong if this balance becomes unbalanced and your relationship turns unhealthy.
Leicester singer Mahalia takes on women's empowerment, love and relationships in her debut album  Channel 4 NewsFirst signed at 13, Mahalia's music explores women's empowerment, love and relationships.
3 Zodiac Signs Prone To Love-Hate Relationships & All The Drama That Comes With Them  Elite DailyCarrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big from Sex and the City. Piper Chapman and Alex Vause from Orange Is the New Black. Blair Waldorf and Chuck Bass from Gossip ...
Tracey Cox asks can relationships REALLY survive cheating  Daily MailStrictly's Katya and Neil Jones, who've been together 11 years, lasted nearly a year after she was caught on camera kissing her dance partner Seann Walsh ...
On-Again, Off-Again Relationships: Why Do They Happen?  Psychology TodayRelationships with a break-up history are decidedly different from other relationships.
6 Powerful Communication Tools for Satisfying Relationships  Psychology TodayCouples often get stuck in negative communication cycles. Read about 6 tools that couples therapists use to help you have difficult conversations and resolve ...
What counts as cheating in a relationship?  cosmopolitan.comIt's no wonder thousands of people google 'How to tell if a partner is cheating' every month. So many of us in monogamous relationships consider our partners ...
How newly formed relationships with teammates are helping Ed Oliver's game flourish  BuffaloBills.comEd Oliver is known as a disruptive defensive tackle, who knifes through gaps and exploits holes in an offensive protection. Coming in as a rookie to One Bills ...
5 Signs an Open Relationship Could Be Right for You  SelfHere are five signs it might make sense to open up your relationship—and three that it might not. Relationship experts are here to help.
How Venus Moving In Virgo Will Affect Your Love Life And Relationships Until September 14  YourTangoWhen Venus moves into Virgo, the zodiac signs will find clarity in their relationships and love horoscopes. Because Venus in Virgo will push us to make changes ...
Wondering about setting healthy boundaries in a relationship? Here’s how you can do it  PINKVILLANo relationship can be healthy without any healthy boundaries. There's nothing selfish about wanting some healthy boundaries in your relationships.
Is My Relationship Toxic? 7 Common Partnership Rules That Can Lead To Negative Patterns  BustleYou're probably pretty familiar with sayings like "Don't go to bed angry" or "Follow your heart," but just because these pieces of advice are popular doesn't mean ...
Money, love and freedom: Why your investments matter to your relationships  The News MinuteMoney can't buy love, but it helps you make the best of it. We spoke to people to find out how one can achieve financial independence, and even retire early, ...
These 3 Things Can Save Your Work-Life Balance--and Your Relationships  Inc.Studies have shown that entrepreneurs see their marriages fail at a higher rate than other couples. If you're working incredibly long hours, here are a few ways ...
Relationship Rehab: Sexless marriage, showering before sex, sex after weight gain  NEWS.com.auWelcome to Relationship Rehab, news.com.au's weekly column solving all your romantic problems, no holds barred. This week, our resident sexologist Isiah ...
What The August 21st Mercury-Jupiter Trine Means For Your Love Life And Relationships This Week  YourTangoMercury trine Jupiter means our zodiac signs are going to find closure with our pasts. If our relationships are a mess, our love horoscope and astrology will help ...
Is My Partner Good For Me? 8 Signs They're Not Contributing Equally To Your Relationship  BustleWhen you love your partner deeply, it can be hard if you begin to question if your partner is dysfunctional in relationships. A few key relationship problems can ...
The Fatigue of Long-Term Relationships  Psychology TodayWhat does long-term marriage have to offer that we don't get with the freshness of youth and newness? How can we keep it meaningful as it gets older?
7 relationship experts reveal the questions you should avoid asking at all costs on a first date  Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Seven relationship experts revealed their least favorite first date questions, ranging from asking about an ex to bringing up sex too soon.
Money & Relationships: How to financially support your parents after your marriage  Economic TimesFind out the best way to apportion funds for your in-laws or parents without triggering fights or jeopardising your own financial goals.
Liberating rules to live by in relationships  FeminaBeing in a relationship is mostly good, but, sometimes, you may find that you're losing yourself in it as you compromise and capitulate in an effort to maintain ...
Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes' 6-Year Relationship 'Ran Its Course': 'They Had a Deep Connection'  PEOPLE.comFoxx, 51, and Holmes, 40, were last seen together at their first public outing during the 2019 Met Gala in early May.
Relationship Advice For Bad Habits To Avoid When Dating Someone  YourTangoDating someone new can cause you to fall into some bad relationship habits that can really mess up the relationship, so here's what to look out for so that ...
Young Kashmiris Explain How the Curfew Has Wrecked Their Relationships and Marriages  VICEA Kashmiri man looks out of his house during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, ...
Jada Pinkett Smith's Advice For Successful Relationships  POPSUGAR UKJada Pinkett Smith's viral cross-generational talk show Red Table Talk is a nonjudgemental space for authentic conversation. It explores topics that are.
How to kill loneliness in your relationship  FeminaIt is believed that couplehood is the perfect antidote to loneliness. Not everyone would agree with this, as one can suffer from acute loneliness even when he or ...
8 Famous Couples Whose Long Relationships Ended in Short Marriages  E! NEWSThe stars had reunited after a long break and seemed to have stumbled upon the secret to a lasting partnership—but then they got married.
Why OEM-Supplier Relationships Need to Evolve  Ward's AutoThe opportunity is there for OEMs to recognize suppliers' value, create a firm foundation and improve relationships.
Strictly pro dancer relationships destroyed by 'jealousy, affairs and heartbreak'  Mirror OnlineFrom Katya Jones and Neil to Kevin and Karen Clifton, the Strictly curse doesn't only just strike the celebs.
Is Keeping Secrets In A Relationship OK? 8 Things To Tell Your Partner In The First Year Of Dating  BustleEarly on in a relationship, you might choose to keep certain information about yourself or your past to yourself as you get to know your partner better. But there ...
How Your Relationships Can Bring Out the Best in You  Greater Good Science Center at UC BerkeleyHere are six things you can do in your relationships to support your growth.
9 Skills You Use In Your Workout That Also Help In Your Relationships  BustleAlmost every single week in my dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group, I have a realization about my relationships — with myself, with my trauma, with the ...
Things You Learn About Fighting In Long-Term Relationships  MadameNoireI have learned a lot about fighting in a long-term relationship—specifically about how to get through it quickly.
What You Need To Work On In Your Relationships, Based On Your Zodiac Sign  BustleWhether you're currently in a relationship or you're happily single, you probably know some of the qualities that make you a wonderful romantic partner. But you ...
Are you in a relationship or a situationship? THESE are the signs of a situationship  PINKVILLAAre you in a situation where you are in a relationship but it does not seem real? If it feels like your relationship is unreal and you're stuck in a limbo, then it's time ...
Feeling rejected in your relationship?  Times of IndiaWorking through rejections is a process needing continuous work which happens best when you maintain your belief in yourself.
100 Practices for Great Relationships  The Good Men ProjectWhat are you practicing for a great relationship? When we conducted our study, “Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truths from Real Couples About Lasting Love ...
8 Ways Gaslighters Manipulate and Control Relationships  Psychology TodayHow gaslighters emotionally manipulate, traumatize, and exploit victims.
Couples Who Have Long-Lasting Relationships Have These 6 Goals In Common, Experts Say  BustleWhat it is that makes a relationship last for the long haul is one of those mysteries on par with wondering what we're doing on Earth, if aliens walk among us, ...
What You Love Most About Being In A Relationship, Based On Your Zodiac Sign  BustleThere are really so many things to love about being in a relationship. You have someone to share little moments of your life with, comfort you when you're down, ...
Relationships Fall Into 1 of 4 Commitment Types — So Which One Is Yours?  InverseOf course, you're invested in predicting the fate of your own relationship. Psychology researchers are interested as well, which is why they've set out to see if ...
Criticism Is The Toxic Habit That Can Slowly Ruin Your Relationship  HuffPostHabitual criticism can corrode the very foundation of a relationship — and that's not an overstatement. In fact, criticism is so damaging that relationship ...
El Paso High School Football: For Clint football, relationships are as important as the game  El Paso TimesWhen Rosvel Martinez began his tenure at Clint High School in 2001, he planned to stay two years and return to the Permian Basin. It's now 2019 and the Crane ...
Strictly Come Dancing 2019 professionals: Who is in a relationship with who?  ExpressSTRICTLY COME DANCING 2019 will be coming back to the BBC in the next few weeks with another series of the hit show. Ahead of the launch, here's ...
Exclusive Dating Means VS A Relationship, According To Experts  Women's HealthWhat exclusive dating really means isn't so clear. Experts explain the signs and difference between dating exclusively and being in an actual relationship.
3 Financial Habits Couples Need for a Strong Relationship  NasdaqWant to avoid arguing about money in your relationship? There are three financial habits you'll need. Image source: Getty Images For most.
5 Signs Someone Is in an Abusive Relationship  PapermagThis article is a collaboration between HBO and PAPER Magazine, bringing together premium entertainment such as the new HBO series Euphoria and ...
How To Prevent Toxicity In Your Relationship, According To Experts  BustleIn order to prevent toxicity in your relationship, it can help to establish a few everyday habits, with the goal of keeping your connection strong. These habits can ...
Here Are All the "13 Reasons Why" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL  Seventeen.comDying to know who Katherine Langford and Dylan Minette are dating in real life? Here are all the current relationship statuses of the 13 Reasons Why cast.
Relationship Building Key to Success for Health and Housing Initiatives  HealthLeaders MediaInitiatives involving healthcare organizations, housing groups, and government agencies require trust and communication across diverse industries.
If You Want Freedom In Relationships, You're Likely 1 Of These 5 Zodiac Signs  BustleEvery zodiac has that one thing they need to have in a relationship in order to be happy. For instance, an Earth sign like Taurus values stability. If they're with ...
Realistic elements of what a healthy relationship looks like  HivisasaIf the current trends within the Kenyan dating scene are anything to go by, then one can stand to reason that relationships have become lifeboats rather than the ...
Is My Relationship Ending? 8 Signs Things May Not Be Working Anymore  BustleWhen you think about a breakup, you probably imagine a dramatic confrontation, where one or both people leave the room in tears. But sometimes you just ...
This Is Why Talking About Feelings In Relationships Can Be So Hard  Elite DailyIt's the one piece of dating advice you've probably heard time and time again: "Communication is the key to a happy and heathy relationship." Honestly, it's pretty ...
Why Fans Think Camila Cabello's Relationship With Shawn Mendes is Fake  Showbiz Cheat SheetCamila Cabello recently entered a relationship with Shawn Mendes but it's got fans speculating if it's real or not.
Dominee Wyrick's Graphic to Identify Triggers in Relationships  The MightyArtist and mental health advocate Dominee Wyrick created a graphic to help you identify your emotional triggers in relationships.
The Reason You’re Bored In Your Relationship May Not Have To Do With Your Partner  MadameNoireToo much investment in your partnership and not enough investment in yourself can leave you disappointed.
Michael Sheen Denies Speculation About Being in a Relationship When He Met Pregnant Girlfriend  PEOPLE.comMichael Sheen and girlfriend Anna Lundberg announced in July that they are expecting a baby.
Wellness and Nutritional Coach Miriam Kerins Hussey shares her top tips for healthy relationships  RSVP LiveSerotonin is our 'happy hormone' and oxytocin is our 'love & connection' hormone, which makes us feel safe, secure and trusted in this world, writes Miriam ...
Tinder will warn users in countries where LGTBQ relationships are punishable by law  The VergeTinder is releasing an update that'll warn LGBTQ users when they're traveling in countries where same-sex relationships are punishable by law.
5 Zodiac Signs Who Get Bored In Relationships, So Watch Out If You're Dating One  Elite DailyAs is the case with all signs, the traits you love about them are also the traits that make you want to fight them. The zodiac signs who get bored in relationships ...
Here Are All the 'BH90210' Stars' Relationship Statuses in Real Life  GoodHousekeeping.comEverything you need to know about the real-life relationships of '90210' reboot stars Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, and more ...
These 4 Zodiac Signs Like To Move Fast In Relationships, According To Astrologers  BustleSome folks like to take their time when getting to know a new partner, and aren't so into moving in together or meeting each other's parents until far down the line ...
Only 16 per cent of relationships can survive cheating, says a study  Times of IndiaA recent study done on this subject concluded that only 15.6 per cent of the couples can survive cheating and make their relationship go the distance. Here are ...
Strictly Come Dancing couples: 5 relationships that have blossomed from Strictly  ExpressSTRICTLY COME DANCING returns to BBC One this years as 15 celebrities pair up with the pros to hit the dance floor. With the series in its 15th year, here's a ...
On the Many Ways to Share in Relationships  OutsideWelcome to Tough Love. Every other week, we're answering your questions about dating, breakups, and everything in between. Our advice giver is Blair ...
Why Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's Relationship Is Destined to Fail  Showbiz Cheat SheetNick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are one of Hollywood's most unexpected couples. Not only did they come from different industries, but they also have a 10-year ...
Maintaining a healthy, happy relationship after you have a baby  ABC NewsThe answers to the questions we're too scared to ask about staying sane and saving your relationship in the face of a new baby.
A guide to alternative celebrity living arrangements  Metro.co.ukAfter Kaley Cuoco detailed her alternative living arrangements with husband Karl Cook, it seemed celebrities were flying the flag for shunning the traditional.
Miley Cyrus ‘wants a relationship with Kaitlynn Carter when they get back to the US’  The SunMILEY Cyrus wants to date Kaitlynn Carter when they return from their trip to Italy, claim friends. Insiders tell The Sun Online that while the pair 'aren't putting a ...
Joshua Harris, a former pastor who wrote relationship book, says his marriage is over and he is no longer Christian  CNNA former pastor who wrote a bestselling book on traditional relationships has confirmed the end of his marriage, apologized for opposing LGBTQ rights and ...
The 5 Deadly Professional Relationship Killers: How Many Do You Practice In The Workplace?  ForbesYou might not be aware of it, but five types of toxic communication account for the demise of professional relationships in the workplace. How many do you ...
Last week's water advisory highlighted safety, readiness, relationships  DVIDSCarlisle Barracks, Pa. (Aug. 16, 2019) – On the morning of Aug. 5, acting on the recommendation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, ...
Sure Signs That a Relationship Is Developing  Psychology TodayIs he or she truly into you? A few clear signals tell you all you need to know.
8 Signs Of A Codependent Relationship That Show Up In The First Year, According To Experts  BustleWhether you've been with your partner for a few weeks or for almost a year, you probably spend a lot of your free time together. It can sometimes be hard to tell if, ...
Twitter restructures relationships with agencies and ad-tech partners  AdAge.comStephanie Prager, head of global agency and platform solutions, tells Ad Age why the social platform is merging its agency and tech teams.
4 Zodiac Signs Who Commit To Relationships The Most & Can Be Your Rock  Elite DailyCommitting to a relationship can be easier for some people than for others. You might recognize this from your own dating experience or that of your friends'.
Wondering what is an open relationship? Here’s what you need to know  PINKVILLAUnderstanding the dynamics of a non-monogamous relationship is very important before you decide to change the dynamics of your relationship; Read on.
‘RHOA’ Cast Believes NeNe Leakes Is Being ‘Sincere’ As She Works On Fixing Relationships  Hollywood LifeAfter feuding with her cast mates in 'RHOA' season 11, NeNe Leakes is working on mending her relationships with her co-stars. They're hopeful at how she's ...
Times to Think About the U.S.-Israeli Relationship  The American ConservativeThe Gray Lady's support for Israel places it on the same side as Trump and against the Squad. What to do? By Andrew J. Bacevich • August 21, 2019 ...
7 Relationship Experts Reveal Their Favorite Questions to Avoid Awkward Small Talk on a First Date  Thrive GlobalThese simple questions can lead to deep connections.
Make your marriage work in retirement: Tips for biggest test many relationships face  Express“Retirement is a really big thing in our relationship,” she said. “All my female friends say the same. It's made me much more conscious of the age gap, because ...
My relationship with mother was tricky at the best of times  The Irish TimesI went to Clare last week in the camper van, and dropped into an old friend who lives in a schoolhouse near the Shannon river; a building he lived in for many ...
Social media reconsiders its relationship with the truth  AxiosFor years, Facebook and other social media companies have erred on the side of lenience in policing their sites — allowing most posts with false information to ...
U.S. Cities Rethink Data Relationship With Residents  Wall Street JournalCities across the U.S. are getting in on the data game, measuring everything from air quality to traffic. Privacy rules and hackers' interest in such information, ...
7 Reasons You Should Be Friends Before Lovers In A Relationship  YourTangoHow to talk to your partner about being friends before you take the next step and become lovers in your relationship.
Here's How Long It Can Take For A Relationship To Get Boring  Elite DailyUnfortunately, there comes a point in some relationships where things start to feel straight-up stagnant. Maybe you and bae seem to already know all of each ...
The 4 Most Loyal Zodiac Signs, According To Astrologers  BustleWhen you think about the characteristics you really value in a partner, loyalty probably makes the list. While anyone can choose to be loyal, certain zodiac signs ...

Relationship Advice for Women - Beyond the Happy Ending - Part 1 The Nothing Syndrome

We've all heard the stories. The princess finds her prince... Read More

The Sponge Pattern

Relationships. They're complicated, right? At least that's what we've been... Read More

Playful, Innocent Phone Sex

So you're sitting there on the phone, trying to talk... Read More

Relationship Advice: Powerful Tips for Staying Close and Connected

Staying close in your relationship does not just happen.Staying close... Read More

How Can Empathy Shape Your Values?

One of the most underrated concepts that most people overlook... Read More

Relationship Conflict: 5 Deadly Mistakes and What to Do Instead

While conflict in marriage is inevitable, fighting is optional.The secret... Read More

The 100 Laws

In any group of abused women there's almost always at... Read More

Why You Should Be Happy You Caught Your Partner Cheating

The dictionary defines infidelity as "unfaithfulness to a sexual partner".... Read More

How to Choose Your Life Partner?

You have reached the age where you can start thinking... Read More

Fight, Flight, or Loving Action

Fight or flight - our automatic response to danger. When... Read More

10 Clues of an Online Affair

1. Your spouse or partner spends excess time on-line. Who... Read More

Relationship Advice: Wash that (Bad) Man Out of Your Hair

Stuck on a guy who cheats on you? Lies? Claims... Read More

Great Relationship Advice: The Ability to Communicate

In my workshops with couples, I start with this question:"How... Read More

Long Distance Relationships - How to Make it Work

Long distance relationships are dreadful. I know this because I'm... Read More

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

It's one of the ways you can spot a woman... Read More

Walls Of Communication!

Matters of the heart are a true mystery to all... Read More

Let Kissing Liven Up Your Meetings (and More Kissing Tips)

Every now and then a quarrel breaks out down at... Read More

Soulmates, Are They Pre-ordained?

One day a telegram arrived at a man's door. When... Read More

Is Your Negative Thinking Scaring Off Your Soul Mates?

Francine Bonnecelli* swore off relationships the day her husband of... Read More

Washroom Break

Picture yourself at a bar with some of your buddies.... Read More

How to Turn Down Invitations Gracefully

All of us occasionally receive social invitations that we don't... Read More

Rescue and Rebuild Your Relationship: 7 Tips to Make it Work

Create Time To Share And Time On Your Own.Establish time... Read More

Reaching the Ultimate Level in Human Relationships

I want to tell you a little story. Not about... Read More

The Relativity of Your Life

We live in the world of the relative. What and... Read More

Great Relationships - 3 Things to Avoid, 3 Things to Do

"Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he... Read More