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Relationship Advice

Relationship advice can help you nurture a lasting, long-term connection with your partner. Get love and relationship advice based on personal experiences and scientific research that promotes good health and happiness.

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Commitment Phobia: Not Just a Male Phenomenon?

Commitment phobia has been a puzzle of relationships for a long time. Is commitment phobia exclusively a male phenomenon?


Domestic Violence: It's More Common Than You Think

According to the Domestic Violence Hotline, domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship. Learn more about domestic violence in this article. See more »

Should you say "I do"?

Love and relationships expert Ty Tashiro advises you to consider these important facts before taking the plunge. See more »

5 Signs of an Abusive Relationship

If you're being abused, surely you know it, right? In truth, that's a commonly held misconception. If the examples in this article seem familiar, it's time to take action. See more »

When is the right time to say 'I love you'?

I love you -- three little words packed with meaning. But if your significant other isn't ready to hear it, those words can send a relationship into an awkward tailspin. So, when should you utter the magic expression? See more »

How to Introduce your Boyfriend to your Parents

So, you've been seeing each other for a few months now and you think he might be Mr. Right (or at least Mr. Long-Term). Does that mean it's time to introduce him to your parents? How and when should you do it? See more »

What if he/she says 'I love you' too soon?

"I love you." Those three little words can convey so much -- and uttering them at the wrong time could convey that you're a bit needy. It may not be a dealbreaker, but it is a big red flag. See more »

How to Introduce Your Girlfriend to Your Friends

So, you're dating a new girl and wondering if and when to bring her around your buddies. Should you do it at the next meet-up or wait for your official engagement (if any) to avoid a hassle? We've got the pros and cons. See more »

How to Ask Her Father for Her Hand in Marriage

You've got the ring and planned your proposal, but if you're girlfriend and her family are the traditional types, don't forget the next step. What should you know before you ask her father for her hand in marriage? See more »

How to Propose to Your Girlfriend

You've been with your girlfriend for a while now, and you're convinced that you're ready to spend the rest of your life with her. Once you've gotten a ring and spoken to her parents, how do you go about popping the question? See more »

Should I be the one to say "I love you" first?

There's nothing like a romantic dinner with a new love. In fact, the mere setting could move you to blurt, "I love you." But what if you're met with a "Gee, thanks" or silence, rather than the hoped-for "I love you, too"? Here's what to do next. See more »