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Over the course of our lives, nearly all of us have been exposed to numerous “truths” about relationships. Happy couples, we’re told, never go to bed angry with one another. Having a baby is a good way to save a crumbling marriage. Such beliefs, however, are often inaccurate, if not patently untrue! Holding such misguided beliefs just might cause problems in your future relationships. Here are a few of the most common relationship myths and the truths behind these statements. Myth #1: If a relationship is right, it won’t require much work. Even the best r... more ...
Since the advent of the internet, pornography has proliferated. Instead of visiting an adult movie theater or grabbing a copy of Hustler or Playboy, anyone with an internet connection can now access billions of hours of pornographic content with just the click of a mouse. As porn use has skyrocketed, so has research regarding its effects on viewers and their romantic relationships. What sort of impact could pornography be having on your life and your relationships? Recent research has offered up the following preliminary conclusions. Porn addiction is a real problem for many. Vi... more ...
“Micro-cheating” is the latest buzzword in the field of relationship psychology. Though the term sounds self-explanatory, the behaviors that fall under the category of micro-cheating are diverse. Have you ever been guilty of committing a micro-cheating crime? Read on to find out! What exactly is micro-cheating? Australian psychologist Melanie Schilling coined the term “micro-cheating” in 2017. She defines the concept as “a series of seemingly small actions that indicate a person is emotionally or physically focused outside their relationship.”... more ...
Over the course of our lives, nearly all of us have been exposed to numerous “truths” about relationships. Happy couples, we’re told, never go to bed angry with one another. Having a baby is a good way to save a crumbling marriage. Such beliefs, however, are often inaccurate, if not patently untrue! Holding such misguided beliefs just might cause problems in your future relationships. Here are a few of the most common relationship myths and the truths behind these statements. Myth #1: If a relationship is right, it won’t require much work. Even the best r... more ...
In his bestselling relationship book The Five Love Languages, marriage counselor and pastor Dr. Gary Chapman highlights five primary ways in which individuals tend to express their feelings of affection towards one another. After years of counseling adults who felt misunderstood in their relationships, Chapman realized that the primary challenge faced by most couples was that many individuals were speaking different “love languages” than their partners. By learning more about your primary love language and that of your current partner, you can radically transform the ways in w... more ...
Menopause is an uncomfortable subject for many women to discuss. One recent survey suggests that nearly 25% of women over the age of 45 feel uncomfortable talking about “the change” with their romantic partners. Every mature woman, however, will eventually experience menopause and the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of this major hormonal shift. These symptoms can have far-reaching effects, impacting not just the woman undergoing the change, but those around her as well. Don’t let hormonal changes wreak havoc on your latest romance! When menopause causes difficu... more ...
Back pain is the most common disability worldwide. In many developed countries, back problems are among the most frequent reasons for doctor’s visits and work absences. It has been estimated that 4 in 5 adults will experience some type of back pain during their lifetime. Simply put, back pain is a problem for most of us! Though most back problems are not caused by serious or chronic conditions, aches and pains from the neck and shoulders down to the tailbone can be bothersome at best and debilitating at worst. By managing and treating your pain appropriately, however, you can reduce... more ...
Making relationships work can be a challenge. Making them last when you’re both in the spotlight can be even harder! Despite the challenges, a number of famous pairs have managed to achieve the near-impossible, living the Hollywood “happily-ever-after” dream off-screen. These long-term couples can serve as an inspiration to us all!  Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy William H. Macy, 67, and Felicity Huffman, 55, are a couple that can best be summed up by the popular term “relationship goals.” At first, Huffman, the star of Desperate Housewives ... more ...
Though the latest holiday season is now behind us, in many places the chilly weather lingers. As January gives way to February, blustery winds and low temperatures become more tedious than charming. On top of fighting the chill, many of us find ourselves battling the flu or common cold, both of which spread quickly during the winter months. While there’s no surefire way to guarantee perfect health during the coldest months of the year, these simple steps will offer you the best chance at wellness in the weeks to come. Maintaining or Returning to Healthy Habits After puttin... more ...
Relationships are rarely easy! When it comes to love, many of us feel as though we’re stumbling around in the dark, blindly seeking caring and committed partners. Finding someone, however, is only half of the challenge! Maintaining a healthy relationship can be an even more difficult task. Many of romance’s riddles have yet to be cracked. These fascinating TED Talks, hosted by a variety of researchers and creative professionals, explore romantic love in greater depth. Open your mind to new ideas by watching these engaging chats on love and romance!  Mandy Len Catron ... more ...