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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone For Date Night

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One piece of consistent advice out there for long-term couples is to never neglect date night. And it’s good advice. You shouldn’t neglect date night. It helps keep the spark alive, it gives you something to look forward to, it breaks up the boredom of everyday life. Every once in a while, though, you should... read more

Why No Amount of Alcohol Is Safe When You’re Trying to Get Pregnant

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We’ve been told over and over again that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is a risky move. Of course there was also that time when we were told that maybe a little bit of booze is okay. But now the Center for Disease Control and Prevention is saying that nope, it’s definitely not safe to... read more

Stop Analyzing the Cost-Benefit of Your Relationship

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Sometimes your relationship really can be like a corporation. There’s a CFO, or at least the one in the relationship who’s better at handling money. There are budgets and operating costs to consider. There are board meanings, of course, variously known as “dinner time” and “TV time.” There’s even sometimes a CEO, a.k.a., the one who’s more... read more

Materialism is a Quick Way to an Unhealthy Relationship

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If you ever watched SNL during the mid-aughts, you’re likely familiar with the recurring “Two A-Holes” sketch featuring Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig. They played two A-holes, or more accurately, two halves of an obnoxious, self-absorbed materialistic A-hole couple who largely ignore everyone around them. Like many of the best SNL sketches, it was funny because it... read more

20 (Fun!) Questions to Ask Your Partner

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When my husband and I were planning our wedding, I bought one of those books filled with questions to ask each other before you get married. Every night we sat down and went through a couple. I had originally envisioned it to be like a fun slumber-party-esque experience where we would bond over fun stories... read more

Stop Worrying So Much About Tomorrow

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Do you ever wonder what your 16-year-old self would think about your life as an adult? It’s a mental exercise I tend to gravitate towards when I find myself stuck in an especially stressful time. Work deadlines, money woes, relationship troubles—when life feels like it’s crashing in, I fantasize about taking a snapshot of my... read more

Talk About Something Other Than Your Relationship

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There’s a tendency when you’re in a serious relationship to talk a lot about that relationship. Or, even if it’s not specifically about your relationship, it’s about things that revolve around your relationship—family, finances, who’s doing what chores, who gets to pick the next date night movie. And it makes sense. First, because if there’s... read more

Always Put Your Relationship First

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It seems like such an easy layup in terms of advice, right? Always put your relationship first. But how often do we ignore it? Probably a lot more than we’d like to admit. In a vacuum, it’s easy to stay focused on a relationship, but in real life there’s career, money worries, Insta-bragging, Netflix queues,... read more

What Your Sleeping Positions Say About Your Marriage

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Research has shown that 1 in 4 couples admit to sleeping in separate beds, but for the ones who don’t, the position you sleep in can say a lot about your relationship. For example, do you fall asleep cuddled up to your partner or are you both on opposite sides? A study revealed... read more

It’s True, the Older You Get the Less You Know

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It was great being a teenager because it was a time in my life when I knew everything. I certainly knew more than my parents. And my teachers. I probably knew more than anyone in law enforcement, although thankfully I didn’t have to test that theory. I knew which president would be the right president,... read more
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