Love and Relationships

Love and relationships are a major part of the human experience, but they mystify many of us. Learn what scientific research has to say about love, and get advice on creating and maintaining relationships.

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In the Internet age, the drama surrounding the end of a relationship can spread quickly when people share friends with one another over social networks like Facebook. Is there any way to prevent it?

By Nathan Chandler

If you find yourself singing "Another One Bites the Dust," after yet another sorry date, we've got some good news. There are ways to rescue that date from disaster and turn it into (we hope) an enjoyable experience. Read on.

By Sarah Grace McCandless

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?

By Maria Trimarchi

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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.

By Tom Scheve

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?

By Molly Edmonds

With nearly half of all marriages ending in divorce, many couples are starting to re-evaluate their relationships. But before you start any heady analysis, it's important to know the facts from the myths when it comes to marriage.

By David Popenoe

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.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Win her over by giving her a 'just because' gift. It doesn't have to be expensive, but it has to be heartfelt. Learn how to find the perfect gift that will make her gush.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Your husband used to be your rock — upright and honest — but lately has become a selfish scoundrel. Learn about why he's going through a midlife crisis and what you can do to make sure your marriage survives.

Why are kisses surrounded by legends and myths? Learn about the origins of two traditional kissing legends.

By Faith Murphy Knight

Most people's first kiss is a memorable experience -- for better or for worse. Read some fellow readers' stories of their first kisses.

By Faith Murphy Knight

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Marriage is a hot topic, and part of defining when it is socially accepted to get married or to predict how long a marriage will last is to look at teen marriage. Get a different perspective of marriage through a teenager in this article.

By Karen Berney

Teenagers are no different when it comes to dating. Check out this interesting perspective on teenage dating.

By Jonna M.

As if puberty isn't sometimes confusing enough, this is also the time most teenagers start dating. Gain insight into teen dating with the help of this article.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Pickup lines are daring and risky -- they could get you a giggle or a slap in the face. If you're willing to take a chance, try out these pickup lines.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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While men are helping with chores and children more than ever, research also shows that women are still doing most of the work. Learn how to divide household responsibilities with your spouse.

Miscommunication between spouses is not necessarily because of gender stereotypes or an unwillingness to communicate -- men and women simply have different ways of speaking. Learn how men and women can communicate effectively.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

What is rosacea and how does it effect skin? Learn more about this common skin ailment and how it can be managed in this article.

By Coulson Duerksen

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

By Faith Murphy Knight

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If you're in an intimate relationship and feel that you could improve on your communication skills, here are some ways to keep the communication and the relationship flowing.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Randi shares the story of her weight gain after moving in with her boyfriend. Get advice and forewarnings so that you can avoid making the same mistakes.

Ending a relationship can be difficult. Is there such a thing as a good breakup? Not really, but some experts believe there's a right way to go about it.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

Both men and women experience jealousy and this is both healthy and necessary to the fitness of a faithful relationship. Learn about the differences in men's and women's attitudes toward relationships.

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Long-distance relationships are tough, no doubt about it. Here are five signs that it may be time to move on.

By Faith Murphy Knight

Anyone who's ever been in a long-distance relationship can certainly tell you how hard it can be to make a long-distance relationship work. Get advice about long-distance relationships to help you have a great love life.

By Faith Murphy Knight