Just Remember, There’s Always Two Sides to a Story

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There’s nothing more annoying in this life than being misunderstood. Whether it’s simply something you say that gets misinterpreted, or whether it’s a way you see yourself that turns out not to be shared by others, it’s never a pleasant feeling. Even worse is when your partner, the person who is supposed to understand you... read more

Get Off of Your Phones and Talk Once in a While

First I started seeing it with groups of friends. Four people sitting at a table in a restaurant together, none of them talking, each with their head buried in their phone. Occasionally one friend might show another something that was on their screen, but that would be the sum total of their physical interaction. Then I... read more

Does Owning a Home Help or Hurt Your Marriage?

Buying a home with your partner can be one of the happiest days of your life. But does that equal a happy marriage? Obviously many factors can contribute to the rise or fall of your relationship through the years, but one study has found that owning a home with your S.O. can definitely maybe... read more

Don’t Try to Control Your Partner

I’m not a huge gamer, but I do love to play FIFA ’15, the soccer video game. Part of the reason is that there’s a big fantasy element involved. You get to manage a team over the course of however many seasons you choose to play, with transfers and contract negotiations, and prima donna players whose... read more

Could Selfies Be Ruining Your Marriage?

You’re having a great hair day: snap! You love the way your eye makeup looks: snap! You want to capture the scenery, and wouldn’t it be so great for you to be in the pic, too?: snap! Let’s face it -- selfies are commonplace these days, but a new study says that narcissistic... read more

Don’t Insult Your Partner Just Because You Don’t Agree

Power dynamics are a tricky thing to navigate in any relationship. Whether it’s at work, with friends, with your partner, or even ordering food in restaurant, the tendency to want to be the one in control is always there. For some people, an other-centered worldview is easier to maintain than it is for others. And... read more

8 Things You Can Do at Home During Your Staycation

Earlier this week we brought you the best cities to have a staycation in based on local attractions. But if you’re not in a place that has a plethora of activities around town, that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun in your hometown as you take some time off from work. Looking... read more

Visualize Your Future Together

I have what some might call an overactive imagination, a definite perk given my chosen profession. One thing to know about those of us with overactive imaginations, though, is that we often have a fairly detailed picture of what our future will look like. Not that it ever actually pans out the way we imagine... read more

A Definitive Ranking of the Best Staycation Cities in the US

Let’s face it: vacations are expensive. According to American Express, the average cost of a summer vacation is $1,145 per person. So, if you’re looking to save money or are saddled with credit card or student loan debt, taking a trip just might not be possible. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still... read more

When Times Get Rough, Don’t Ignore It. Accept It and then Fix It

Some people are highly confrontational. I am not one of those people. I mean, I’ll go head to toe with a jerk on the street any day of the week, but that’s just because I’m a New Yorker and it’s part of the programming. But when it comes to confrontation with the people I actually care... read more
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