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Responsive Lovers Don’t Rush to the Bedroom, Says Research

Responsive lovers engage in bonding behaviors such as gazing, expressing gratitude

Far too many people imagine a responsive lover is someone who reacts well to sexual stimuli or their partner’s sexual desire. While responsive is defined as “reacting to suggestions, influences, appeals, or efforts”, a responsive lover isn’t someone who merely

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“I’m Afraid our Relationship will Suffer if We’re in Separate Beds”

Hard to get a good night's sleep with my partner in the same bed

So, you’re a committed couple. Congratulations! You live together. Great! But you’re talking about sleeping in separate beds. And you’re worried this will bode poorly for your relationship. Competing studies about this very issue come to different conclusions. A Wall

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Make Your Marriage Last

Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt herald the relationship revolution in their new book, Making Marriage Simple: Ten Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have into the One You Want. They claim the book is a roadmap to help make

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On the Homefront: What is Love to Most of Us?

Love can flow like a fast flowing river or it can be like a dry creek bed. Whatever it looks like, we all crave it. Finding a relationship that encompasses mutual joy and shared responsibility for maintaining love is important

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For Better, For Worse: Enduring Couples

New York Times writer Michael Winerip features enduring couples in his “Making It Last” column. Winerip asks couples to reveal the secrets of their successful union. Enduring Couples: Thea & Ron Thea and Ron Capone, married 30 years with two

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Couple Laughing

Relationships are life investments that give back based on what you put into them. Health relationships enliven; unhealthy relationships are draining. The goal in any relationship then is to keep the relationship healthy so that both partners can benefit from

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Successful Relationships

Laughter can play an important part in cultivating a healthy and long-lasting relationship, with its ability to draw people together and form positive bonds. It can be used as a tool to broach sensitive subjects, add perspective, smooth over difficulties,

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Maintaining Marital Friendship

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, makes for a good marriage? John Gottman, a researcher and marital therapist from the University of Washington, has for many years been studying what he calls the “Masters and Disasters” of marriage. He describes three features that good marriages have in common. I’d like to describe …

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Stay Connected: Glub!

My husband sent me a text message recently. It read, “237 glubs for you.” I have no idea what a glub is. But I smiled anyway! I sent him a message back: “237 x 4.5 glubs back to you.” We’ve been sending each other silly glub messages ever since…

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