relationship advice

I Love My Husband, But I’m Not Changing My Last Name

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“So when are you going to change your name? What’s wrong with our last name?” my mother-in-law asked me recently when we were on vacation. It’s always great to get blindsided on the beach first thing in the morning when you’re sipping a cup of coffee. Smile! I’ve been married for 15 months, and this... read more

Why I Keep Going to Honeymoon Destinations with My In-Laws

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Just say the word Aruba, and everyone pictures couples sharing quiet moments together beachside. But when I was recently on that island snapping a picture of this sunset that sucked me into its beauty, not only were my hubby and I not on the honeymoon we haven’t taken yet, we weren’t even alone in the... read more

9 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship in 2014

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You and your guy are already awesome together, but with a new year comes the chance to get even better. Start 2014 off with these smart and sexy, get-outside-your-comfort-zone ideas that will boost your bond and make you two tighter than ever. -- Anna Davies More Must-Clicks: 8 New Year's Resolutions You'll Actually... read more

5 Clever Ways to Dodge the Engagement Question

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‘Tis the season for invasive questioning! There you are minding your own business, polishing off your second piece of rum cake when all of a sudden someone shoots you a “Where’s my save-the-date?” zinger that knocks the unwed socks off of you and your boyfriend. Just because he hasn’t put a ring on it doesn’t... read more

Couple Breaks Up While Stranger Live-Tweets the Conversation

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What do you do when you witness a couple screaming at each other on an otherwise peaceful Saturday afternoon? Live-tweet it, of course. That's what writer Kyle Ayers did this weekend when a couple began arguing on the roof of his building. The result was an hour-long play-by-play of the couple's... read more

Buzz From The Boards: The One Habit That Drives Your Partner Crazy

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Fess up and tell us what habit you find yourself doing that drives your significant other totally crazy. These Nesties shared with us what annoys the daylights out of their partner: “He says I can be negative, although I prefer to say I'm a realist. He's very idealistic, glass half full type. It can make... read more

7 Annoying Things Guaranteed to Ruin Date Night

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It’s been a crazy week…but, finally, it’s just the two of you, out alone. The only thing that can sabotage your fun now? One of these unexpected surprises. --Christine Coppa is a writer, blogger, author and dating single mom. She recently went on a date with a guy who talked horribly about his ex-wife. She... read more

5 Secrets to Living Together (Blissfully!)

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You've done it. You've taken your relationship to the next level and moved in together. Since comedian Michael Ian Black is an expert at, well, everything, here are his personal tips for domestic domination. --Michael Ian Black (Follow him on Twitter @michaelianblack) Have a relationship gripe or need some advice? Visit our communityread more

6 Secrets for Surviving Football Season

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Hate football—or your partner’s team? With the NFL preseason just beginning, follow our advice to make sure your relationship makes it to the Super Bowl. Plan on entertaining family and friends this football season? Discuss hostess tips and tricks with other Nesties here in our community! More Must-Clicks: 10 Things He's... read more

The Most Surprising Things Real Couples Say About Porn

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We all do it. Okay, maybe not all of us — but statistics have shown that about 40 million Americans are tuned in to (and turned on by) porn. The porn industry rakes in as much as $10 billion per year, and that doesn’t even include free online porn. So, yes -- you're normal. Plus,... read more