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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.

6 Things I wish I’d known about marriage when I was 26

1. There's no such thing as unconditional love for your spouse.

I just blew your mind, didn't I? Here's the thing: Your spouse isn't your child. Your spouse is your partner, a fellow adult whom you chose to spend the rest of your life with.

8 Marriage-killing mistakes women make (yes, you too)

I can’t tell you how many unhappy husbands I’ve seen in my office over the past decade or so. They present with all kinds of issues—from infidelity, to in-law troubles, and everything in between.

Kissing techniques for ladies

Kissing is a key element of an intimate relationship. It's often the first step with people who are getting physically close. If you've ever had the experience of kissing someone who doesn't know what they're doing, then you understand that there are definitely techniques that will help guide you towards a sexy and romantic kiss.

5 New Year’s dating resolutions you need to use

We know. New Year’s resolutions can be loathsome. Why must a change in approach to anything, much less our dating lives, be marked by a change in year on the calendar?

If you can’t stop doing these 10 things, you’re not ready to get married

If you can’t stop doing these 10 things, you’re not ready to get married

15 Sex resolutions you should keep in 2015

1. Stop faking orgasms. I wish I'd made this resolution sooner, but if you haven't yet, there's no time like the present. Really and truly, if he can't figure out how to make you come and he has no interest in learning, oh my god please just stop dating him because he is the worst. Bonus points for telling him, "Please get better at this. This was not that great for me" before you break up with him so that hopefully he can get better before meeting his next sex partner. 

Tips to spice up your relationship this Christmas

There's still enough time to review your Christmas arrangements. Take the time to decide what you're definitely going to do differently this year. Remember, if you always do the same thing, you can't expect a different result!

Ten Unexpected things men love about you

I get that guys aren't always known for being the most romantic of the sexes, but we still love a lot of really sappy stuff that would make for great Instagram pics with the text over it. It's just sort of embarrassing to admit.

7 dating rules

While the dating rulebook certainly isn’t law — don’t wait three days to call her, just do it — there are certain dating principles to follow if you want to set any relationship up for success.

Will sleeping with him too soon sabotage your shot at love?

New relationships are exciting, and there's big temptation to jump in the sack right off the bat.

Can women truly negotiate sex?

The callous and unscrupulous behaviour of Mr. Bayo Senayon knew no bounds. As Manager, Human Resources and Administration of a big manufacturing company, his notoriety brought the department to disrepute so much that almost all workers, at least those who had not been caught by his tentacles, held his person and office in disdain and tried as much as possible to stay out of his way. This was because he had the ears of top management, such that several reports against his conducts were flung into the waste basket.

8 Surprising (and scientifically proven) things that lead to a lasting marriage

Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while you may know that sex, trust and compassion are crucial to keeping the flame alive, you may not be clued into some of science's more surprising findings about what makes a marriage last.

20 Signs you're ready to get married

1. You feel good about yourself as an individual and not just in relation to your partner. You know you would be OK on your own. You would just prefer to be with this person.

Five secrets you keep that can destroy your marriage

Here are 5 secrets that could potentially destroy your marriage if you continue to keep them:

1. Your overspending habit

This is a sticky subject because we are already part of a culture that does not like to talk about money. So many married people are spending, mindlessly, and their spouse has no idea what is going on. To build generational wealth, there has to be open communication. Even if the money your are spending is money you earned through the work you do, there is a serious problem if you feel the need to keep your expenses a secret.

2. Unprocessed childhood pain

I know that sharing every detail of your childhood may be difficult and unnecessary, however, if something happened to you years ago and the pain from it is still impacting your life in a meaningful way, your spouse needs to know that. Knowing your spouse is hurt and having no i

Five signs you are wasting your time on that guy

Are you wasting your time in a “no-win relationship” that wears away at your mental and emotional state? Do you feel like you’re more emotionally invested in the relationship?

You are your own worst enemy

When we face challenges or failures in our marriages or relationships, we find it convenient to blame others – friends, relatives, work ,in-laws, house helps, occults, God and those who are closest to us, our lovers.

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Building a healthy, happy family

It is never the desire of anyone to fall sick. In fact, if you unfortunately fall prey to sickness, the feeling associated with such a state is not a pleasant one.

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9 Mistakes people make in relationships

You fall in love and feel amazing.  Everything is 'just perfect' in your world.  Then, what happens?

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