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Opinion and Invective On The World of Dating and Relationships

Is ‘Radical Acceptance’ the Key to a Lasting Relationship?

Today’s incredibly wise guest blog comes from the CEO of YourTango, Andrea Miller. Rising above all of the petty grievances and learning to fully accept others is something we could all strive for in so many of our relationships. Enjoy this thoughtful post! “Andrea, just love him.” These were the surprising words a wise friend had […]

Braver than You Believe!

“Sometimes life knocks you on your a$$ … get up, get up, get up!!! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it’s the ability to deal with them.”  Steve Maraboli I just read a book that I have to write about. In fact, I think every single woman should read it. If you are a […]

Can a Marriage Survive Adultery?

Today’s guest blog comes from psychologist Dr. Alicia H. Clark, who brings a little hope and lightness to a very difficult subject. Through her experiences with many couples, she feels the answer to the title of this article is — yes. Betrayal, deception, mistrust. And very, very hurt. These are the emotions people harbor after finding out their spouse […]

Life Lessons: Think Twice Before You Speak (or Text!)

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”  Napoleon Hill I got a call last week from someone looking for some advice and perspective. She saw a text on her “tween” daughter’s phone from her ex-husband’s wife. It said, “I wish […]

How to Stay Hopeful, Even When it’s Really, Really Hard

We all know dating can be disappointing. Yet there’s a big difference between feeling bummed about a great first date who never contacts you again and taking that short mental taxi ride to hopelessness territory. One reaction passes within a few hours, and the other can last days, generating overwhelming feelings and defeating thoughts that […]

From Stress to Serenity: 7 Ways to Ease Your Anxieties

Today’s guest blog comes from author and YourTango relationship expert Ms. Moreah Vestan, who shares some excellent ways to get yourself out of stressful moments. I really like the idea of 10 minute hourly breaks – set on a timer! It is sort of like recess for adults. We’re all very human. Sometimes we have stress […]

‘I Want My Kids to Be Proud of Me.’

“It is not enough to be well-intentioned: one must strive to put those intentions into action in a capable way. One must consider the effect his actions will have on others. Looked at like this, to persist in ignorance is itself dishonorable.” Andrew Cohen I’ve started to see a theme amongst the men and women […]

How to Know Whether it’s Real Love or Just ‘Fairy Tale’ Romance

Ahhh, expectations! Many of us have grown up believing that falling in love might be a bit like the fairy tales we’ve witnessed on the big screen. In today’s guest blog, author and relationship expert Nancy Pina describes the difference between the two and gives us all a little reality check. The hugely popular Disney movie […]

Breaking News: It’s Not Only Celebrity Marriages That End

This is what I have been seeing and hearing pretty much everywhere this week: “I wonder what really happened with Gwyneth and Chris?!” “Another celebrity couple bites the dust.” “Those Hollywood marriages never last.” “Gwyneth and Chris: What is at stake?!” It kind of drives me crazy that we all go a bit insane when […]

Gary Zukav: How to Find ‘The One’ by Connecting with Your Own Soul

Some days I really love my job — like days when I get to spend time on the phone with spiritual teachers like Gary Zukav. The New York Times bestselling author of ‘The Seat of the Soul’ is celebrating the 25th anniversary edition of his book in fitting fashion, appearing on “Super Soul Sunday” with his […]

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