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The Myth of Closure: Why Experts Say It Doesn't Exist

Losing a loved one through death or a breakup is always painful. But is seeking 'closure' the healthy way to move on?

To Make Up After a Row, Men Want Sex, Women Want Quality Time

A new study finds that men and women have different ideas about the best way to reconcile after an argument.

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.

Should you say "I do"?

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

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

How to Propose to Your Boyfriend

It's the 21st century and old-fashioned rules have gone the way of the corset. So, if you and your guy are the unconventional type, why not ask for his hand in marriage?

10 Tips for Meeting Your Boyfriend's Parents

As you're getting ready to snuggle on the sofa to watch a movie with your boyfriend, he turns to you and suggests dinner with his parents that weekend. No need to a panic, we've got 10 tips to make sure it goes smoothly.

5 Tips for Meeting Your Girlfriend's Parents

Meeting your girlfriend's parents is a big deal -- chances are it means you're officially crossing the threshold into long-term expectations. It's often a nerve-racking experience, but if you come prepared, you can make a good first impression.

How to Balance Baseball With Your Girlfriend

Is your girlfriend on the losing end of a competition with your love of baseball? Here's what you need to do.

How to Explain Football to Your Girlfriend

Football isn't just a competition on the gridiron. It can be a battle between couples, too. But, men, if you take the time to explain the game to your girlfriend, you might end up with a fellow fanatic.

How do you know when you're in love?

Have you been shot with Cupid's arrow, or are you experiencing lust or infatuation? Let's check your symptoms.

10 Facebook Faux Pas in New Relationships

Chances are you and your new partner both have accounts and many friends on Facebook. What etiquette will help you avoid embarrassing yourself on the site as your relationship develops?

How to Know If You're Ready to Move In Together

In any romance, there are pivotal firsts -- first kiss, first fight, first vacation as a couple. If everything is on-track, you might be considering another big step: moving in together. Just don't do it to halve your rent.

10 Steps to a More Intimate Relationship

At some point in your life, you may have met someone who became your most intimate friend or romantic partner almost instantly. But not every relationship starts off on such connected territory, and the ones that do don't always stay that way. How can you make your relationship more intimate?

10 Reasons Why Long-distance Relationships Just Don't Work

Beyond the first few months of giddy affection, few romantic relationships are easy. Some look that way, but usually that's because two people are putting in a lot of work behind the scenes. Long-distance relationships are even harder.

Does living together before marriage lead to divorce?

Before we plunk down our hard-earned money, we consumers like to know that we'll be happy with our purchases. But do couples who choose to live together before marriage doom their unions from the start?

Keep Your Relationship Off the Rocks: Tips From the Experts

Every relationship takes some work and effort to stay alive. Here are some tips to keep your relationship off the rocks, and on solid ground.

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?


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