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3 Surefire Signs You’re Definitely Not Ready for Marriage

Reality TV shows and those couples you know who overshare on social media usually point to the idea that walking down the aisle with “the one” is evitable. And while you might dream of that day too with your partner, However, according to the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50 percent of marriages today will end […]

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Top 5 for 5: Alex Reveals His Best Relationship Advice

Alex Keobke has been a Contributor to The Hudsucker since 2014, and his thoughtful advice on life and relationships has been a staple of his writing. For his Top 5 for 5, he chooses to share the relationship advice that he finds most important.  One of the most influential areas of your life is the partner […]

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5 Reasons People Stay in Bad Relationships, According to Science

We’ve all seen the situation and it baffles you to the core: a spouse cheats on their partner, yet they remain the happy quintessential couple on your sunny neighborhood block. All looks normal on their relationship horizon, but a month or two later pass, and you hear they are heading on vacation, moving to a […]

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5 Romantic Spring Date Ideas Guaranteed to Blossom Your Relationship

After being curled up on the couch for months with Netflix and cozy blankets, we are happy to announce that spring has almost sprung. And with a new season of color and life comes ample opportunity to crawl out of our place of hibernation and soak in the beauty of a fresh new season. Aside […]

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5 TED Talks That Will Completely Refresh Your Outlook on Love

With the way life has been around the world lately, it wouldn’t hurt for us to add more love to the mix. From war, poverty, famine and the fight for human rights, the Burt Bacharach classic, “What The World Needs Now is Love” has never been more certifiable. Considered one of the most essential components […]

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8 Undeniable Red Flags of Incompatibility in a Relationship

When we seek out partners, we’re looking for someone who will be our true soul mate, our best friend — the who understands us to the core without us even uttering a word. But love and even marriage is not enough to guarantee that a relationship stands the test of time. Couples can be together for […]

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6 Telltale Signs You’re Definitely Not Over Your Ex

We’ve all been there — eating pints of ice cream, belting out Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” while in our Snuggie and looking through old photos of happier times. There is no denying that getting over someone who made your life awesome and full of dancing butterflies proves to be one of life’s greatest challenges. But in the […]

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Signs It’s Time for a Divorce

Are you currently in an unhappy relationship? There may not be anything that is more draining than being with a partner who makes you feel miserable. This isn’t such a big concern if you just started dating the guy and you can just move on to the next one, but what if you’re living together? […]

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Nicole Oliver: The Actress Taking Over the World One Screen at a Time

If you’re a fan of animation, television or film, Nicole Oliver is a name you should know. The multi-talented actress isn’t resting much these days, taking on roles in the CW’s hit show Arrow, Hallmark’s film 3 Bedrooms One Corpse: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery, and Greg Kinnear’s directorial debut, Phil. Fans may also recognize her […]

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Can Taking a Vacation Together Save Your Marriage?

In an attempt to rekindle those initial inklings of romance that first drove a couple to wedded bliss, a growing number of distressed married couples on the brink of separation or divorce are looking towards vacationing as an opportunity to save their broken marriage. Known as “save-cations,” these trips are regarded as a form of self-counseling and becoming […]

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Guest Writer, Jenna Guerin: What to Do When You Have Your First Post-Wedding Fight

It’s not a matter of if, but unquestioningly, a matter of when. There will come a point after your wedding day when the euphoria of newlywed life nonchalantly subsides. It often happens in undetectable ways as reality forces its way back in your life. Months after you’ve framed the wedding photos and put away the registry items, you come to realize that you and your significant other have more differences beyond the differences you have already come to accept.

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Can Having a Baby Resolve Marital Infidelity?

Whether emotional or physical, many couples believe the number one quick fix to infidelity is by having a baby. Often assumed that the miracle of a new life will aid in a newly renewed bond between the couple for a better relationship and distract them from past conflict, a baby becomes the ultimate symbol of […]

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Going The Distance: The Importance of Marrying Your Best Friend

Being in love is one of the best feelings in the world, transcending eras, love songs, and a slew of Pinterest boards. But being in love with your best friend is everything love is truly about! As Friedrich Nietzsche said it best all those years ago, “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of […]

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How to Deal with Being Ghosted and Ease the Heartbreak

Though it may seem like a new phenomenon, “ghosting” is quite possibly the most earth-shattering way to break up with someone and has become a huge part of our growing culture. Regarded as a way of cutting off all communication with an individual without any valid explanation, ghosting is not only the most disrespectful and […]

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A Survival Guide to Your First Pregnancy: The Partner Edition

Finding out that you as a couple are pregnant is undoubtedly one of the best and scariest moments of your life. You begin to ask yourself all sorts of questions like, “Will I be good as a parent?” and “Who should I tell?” However, it’s important to know that the second that line appears on […]

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