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Connecting with people romantically, emotionally, and physically is really amazing. But there's a lot of work that goes into building a good relationship. What are some tips for having a great relationship? How do you know if your relationship is healthy? How can I make my relationship better? This page has some great articles and stories about relationships.

7 Reasons you’re attracted to jerks

Your parents taught you not to call people names, like “jerk.” But let’s be honest, some people have earned this label for good reason.

If you’ve had bad luck in relationships, you might feel like a jerk magnet. Somehow, they keep finding you. But there’s a more plausible explanation—YOU are attracted to jerks, and YOU are the one responsible for breaking the pattern.

10 Things women should never say to their men

Your man loves you and doesn’t want to hear certain things from you.

To keep your relationship healthy and happy, stay away from the following phrases.

How to fix a terrible kisser

While on the road from savvy singledom to happily hooked up, chances are good that, at one time or another, you’ll find yourself in the following scenario: You meet someone new. He or she looks good, sounds good, and has plenty of potential. There’s just one thing: His or her lip-locking abilities are, well, lackluster.

Honestly, your honey can’t kiss his or her way out of a paper bag. What’s a savvy single to do? Before you decide to ditch your pucker-challenged cutie, first give the following five tips a try. They may just turn a bad kisser into a pleasing and passionate lip locker.

10 Beautiful signs you're ready for a new relationship

It's time to get out there and find the person you've been waiting for.

1. You are no longer insecure about the way you look. 

All the harsh criticisms that you heard before doesn’t bother you anymore. If someone broke up with you because of a flaw they saw in your physical appearance, then that’s their problem. You’re proud of who you are from inside out and you are never going to alter anything in your body. You still continue to walk with confidence knowing that somebody out there is going to fall in love with the way you carry and present yourself.

15 Ways to get a closed-off person to open up

15 Ways to get a closed-off person to open up

You have heard it said many times that communication is crucial for good relationships.

Few people would disagree that open, honest communication is important but that doesn’t mean everyone is willing or able to talk effectively.

Get her to dump you in 6 steps

How to get her to dump you in 6 steps

Your relationship has run its course and you are ready to go your separate ways. But as much as you’d like to make a clean break, you are too spineless to actually sit her down and have “the talk.”

Ironically, men and women suffer the same affliction in the breakup department: cowardice. Yes, both men and women often wait out a relationship, hoping the other party will do the deed and end it officially.

What women find sexy

What women find sexy

Plenty of movies and men’s magazines trade on the idea that the hyper-masculine “manly man” is what makes women swoon, but when you ask actual women what they find attractive, you'll find a lot of unlikely, cute or straight-up weird answers that veer away from what’s traditionally considered sexy in a man.

What women like in men is as varied and individual as each of us is, of course, but certain themes tend to emerge when women are given the mic to discuss what we’re really into.

7 Signs of a woman who will never stop loving you

Dating in the 21st century is a flurry of delirious anticipation. There's the potential to meet your future spouse on a number of online platforms at any time — I actually met my current boyfriend on Tinder! — with a simple one-sentence message.

On the other hand, the never-ending options sometimes make for a trying dating experience, because sifting through dozens and dozens of interests can mean missing the perfect connection. So when you FINALLY settle with someone you really, really love . . . it's all the sweeter.

Why men masturbate in front of women without their consent

Five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a New York Times report published on Thursday. Most of the allegations involved displays of masturbation without explicit consent.

Comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov described being invited to his hotel room in 2002, where the comedian allegedly proceeded to get naked and masturbate while the women watched, “paralyzed.”

10 Little things that mean so much to women

10 Little things that mean so much to women

Grand gestures and gifts are not unwelcome — who doesn't like to be spoiled every now and then? But it's not the material objects that truly prove to us how much you care.

As much as this is said, actions really do speak louder than words (and flowers!).

15 Ways to be a ‘relationship material’

15 Ways to be a ‘relationship material’

Perhaps you’ve heard it said that the best way to attract a fabulous partner is to BE a fabulous partner.

To take that principle a step further, if you want to attract someone who is magnificent “marriage material,” make sure that YOU are magnificent marriage material.

Biggest reasons men stay in bad relationships

Biggest reasons men stay in bad relationships

It is the uncomfortable question that your close friends and family usually will have no problem answering: “Why does he stay with her when it’s obvious they aren’t happy?”

That’s because they know you better than you know yourself — and your psyche is a master of disguise and camouflage, deflecting the kind of selfscrutiny you need to break free of the gravitational pull of a deadend relationship.

Expecting these 5 things from a guy is a recipe for a broken heart

As you begin searching for a foolproof relationship, you might begin by qualifying the kind of partner you would like to marry and what they have to offer.

In fact, you probably have the ultimate checklist for what you want in a man. 

It may include an Ivy League college degree with post-nominal letters, similar religious affiliation and upbringing, a powerful bank account, social status, and eventually a marriage license.

Some lovers believe they can win back their ex lovers with juju.
Some lovers believe they can win back their ex lovers with juju.

Can juju get your ex back?

Last year there was a report of occult practice and initiation in one of our most prestigious senior girls high schools in Ghana.

This should not be surprising because such practices have always been with us; only it is increasing at an alarming rate in all areas of the Ghanaian life; in schools, churches, football, business, marriage, family life and relationships.

6 Signs you’re more in love with your partner

6 Signs you’re more in love with your partner

It feels like sh*t when you know that you have way more feels than your partner, but it’s something that happens to a lot of people.

If you think that you have stronger emotions and just tend to wear your heart on your sleeve, it doesn’t mean that the whole relationship is totally doomed. But it’s something you’ll want to notice and think about in order to see if it’s the kind of thing you can live with.

If your SO does these, don’t ever let them go

If your SO does these, don’t ever let them go

If you have a significant other who's absolutely crazy about you, you probably already have an idea of how they feel. But there are many subtle signals that you might glaze over that indicate how much he or she loves you.

It's not about weekly flowers or store-bought presents; it's the things that make you feel like the most special person in the world.

Barack Obama's love letters to college girlfriend unveiled

Angst-ridden letters from a young Barack Obama to his girlfriend reveal a 20-something plagued by insecurities about race, class and money.

The handwritten letters are between a young Mr Obama and Alexandra McNear, who he met in California as a student.

Some show the future president's early struggles, working a job he cares little for just to get by.

Most partners withdraw to protect their self-esteem.
Most partners withdraw to protect their self-esteem.

Say no to withdrawal

There are hundreds of germs all around us but they are so small they are invisible to the human eye. However, when allowed to invade your body, they break down your immune system and may leave you sick, dying or dead.

In the same way, in relationships there are many ‘germs’ around us. These are small things we take for granted but which if not treated leave our relationships sick, dying or dead. One such germ is called withdrawal.

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