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Reclaiming Friendship:

Reclaiming Friendship:

Friendship, C.S. Lewis believed, “like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself … has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” But the poetic beauty of this sentiment crumbles into untruth for anyone who has ever been buoyed from the pit of despair by the unrelenting kindness...

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Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships

Here’s Why Narcissists Tend to Come on Too Strong Early in Relationships

It’s known as ‘lovebombing’—and here’s how to tell if you’re experiencing it. So you’ve just started dating someone, and it seems like it’s going really well. They seem really into you: They’re thoughtful and attentive, they’re great in bed, and perhaps most shocking of all, they text you back immediately. But then things start getting...

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Lessons You Can Learn From a Breakup

Lessons You Can Learn From a Breakup

There really are upsides to breaking things off. Breakups suck. Getting rejected never feels good, and initiating a split comes with its own set of challenges. But more often than not, the end of a relationship teaches us something about ourselves—as well as who (and how) we want to love. Here, seven women share the...

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Why Open Marriages Sometimes Work

Why Open Marriages Sometimes Work

Rarely does an open marriage mean that the individuals have sex with whomever they want whenever they want without any consideration for the feelings and preferences of their mate. And contrary to the outdated image of patriarchal polygamy, most of the leadership in the modern polyamory movement worldwide has come from women. For example, some...

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4 Things Every Man Needs from His Wife

4 Things Every Man Needs from His Wife

Terrell and I spent our first week of marriage in the mountains of Arkansas at a secluded bed and breakfast. When we said “I do,” we entered the marriage classroom and spent the first 168 hours figuring out the course syllabus. We studied each other under the microscope of love and got quite an education....

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‘Cupid’ Strikes Again! Tips For A Great Valentine’s Day

‘Cupid’ Strikes Again! Tips For A Great Valentine’s Day

By Sharlinda Parker  Yes, Valentine’s Day is here — the very special day known for being, quite possibly, the largest romantic holiday in the world. A day of all things decadent and desirable, women, and some men, love to be showered with chocolates, flowers and gifts! But in addition to the traditional sweet things, this year, try upping the...

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12 Fascinating Facts About Loneliness

12 Fascinating Facts About Loneliness

1) Loneliness is contagious. Yes, it’s possible to feel alone in a group, and if you do, odds are that the feeling can spread among those close to you, says Susan Newman, PhD, social psychologist and author of Little Things Long Remembered. In fact, research shows that when a person reports feeling lonely, her close...

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7 Things You Can Do Right Before Sex To Boost Your Bond

7 Things You Can Do Right Before Sex To Boost Your Bond

A post-sex cuddle sesh can work wonders on your relationship (research proves it!), but there are also things you can do just before sex that’ll bring you and your partner even closer. Here, 7 sex therapist-approved pre-sex habits that will not only make for better sex, but will also improve your relationship. The article “7...