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The Ashley Madison Affair: Why so Fascinating?

AshleyMadison.com is an online dating site that invites people in committed relationships to “have an affair, life is short.” Last August the website’s database was leaked, exposing 30 million customers’ personal information. For a few weeks the internet was rife

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

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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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Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing (Even When They’re Asleep)

Is Parental Fighting Harmful? Does parental fighting mold an infant’s brain, affecting the way he or she deals with conflict later? Why do some children respond poorly when exposed to parental conflict, while others seem to cope much better? University

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The Positive Perspective: Dr. Gottman’s Magic Ratio!

Wouldn’t it be helpful if there was a mathematical formula that couples could shoot for as they consider their negative and positive interactions? Dr. Gottman, known for his careful research into couple interactions, has found one. But first a word

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Relationship Help

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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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Nonverbal Communication

While it may be common knowledge that communication is an essential component of a healthy relationship, the importance of nonverbal communication in particular may not be as commonly known. Nonverbal communication is a more natural method of communication that we

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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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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Barbara L. Fredrickson, a professor of psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her colleagues have recently completed research that suggests that our biological capacity to socialize and interact with others face-to-face is something that can be

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4 Ways to Improve Your Communication Patterns

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Communication habits between a couple are formed like most other habits, with patterns eventually established that are then hard to change. As with other bad habits, a pattern of poor communication can end up having detrimental effects on a relationship.

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