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Gandalf Was Wrong: Secrets Are Not Safe

Secrets take on new dimensions in a committed relationship. What areas of one’s life require full disclosure? What things can we leave unsaid? Does an after–dinner cigarette away from prying eyes when you’re trying to quit count as a dark secret? Is it something deeper and more personal? I’ve received hundreds of responses while writing this article and the majority of them cited these concerns:

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The Relationship Balancing Act

We’ve all been in the position of being “ditched” by a friend before. Maybe you’ll have to rewind back to high school, or maybe it’s happened to you as recently as yesterday, but no matter when it happens, it’s safe to say that it hurts. I bring up high school because that was back when […]

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Can You Have a Happy Marriage Without Sex?

For the past few years, social scientists have been studying sexless marriages for clues about what can go wrong in relationships and factors leading to the issue. In an article last year from the National Post, author and marital therapist, Andrew G. Marshall stated that sexless marriages have become the latest epidemic many married couples are silently facing today.

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He Said, She Said: Husband Wants Kids, But Wife Doesn’t

This week we hear from Matt of Greensboro, North Carolina who is seeking advice on the subject of fatherhood. He wants to have kids with his wife, but she has changed her mind and does not want children at all. Should Matt simply agree with her or should he move on? Our writers help one more reader as we wrap up and end our month long advice column.

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He Said, She Said: Dealing with The In-Laws

This week we hear from Scott of South Bend, Indiana who wants to ask for his girlfriend’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage but is having trouble warming up to her parents–or rather, them warming up to him. Scott wonders when and how should he approach her folks? Our team sit at the round table and discuss this week’s relationship dilemma.

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He Said, She Said: Snooping on Your Significant Other

This week we hear from Shauna of Frankfort, Kentucky who admitted to snooping on her significant other and discovered a friend he never knew he had. Should Shauna’s boyfriend have introduced her to his “girl” friend? Plus, what’s the big deal looking through his things? Our writers help her out and provide some insight into her relationship predicament.

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“He Said, She Said” Returns This February!

Do you have a relationship dilemma that needs a balanced perspective? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, our most popular series returns next month. The highly anticipated “He Said, She Said” advice column is back, and we want to hear from you!

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He Said, She Said: Bride-To-Be Won’t Change Her Last Name

In a question posed for our female readers, would you take your husband-to-be’s last name or keep your own? For our male readers, how would you feel if your future bride decided to keep her own name? A whopping 63% of male readers for Men’s Health magazine said they would be upset if their wives kept […]

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He Said, She Said: A Husband’s “Filthy Habits”

Life can grow to become quite challenging during the daily routines, causing us to feel anxious, irritable, sleepless, absent-minded, or unable to cope. Though it’s a process and not diagnosis, stress occurs when there is an imbalance between the demands being made on us and our own capabilities to manage such pursuits. Stress can affect […]

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He Said, She Said: The Dance Between Friends & Lovers

Friendship is the beginning of love, but the dance between being ‘just friends’ and transitioning to ‘lovers’ can be a very tricky one. 

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He Said, She Said: Taking a Break During a Marriage

If your relationship is in shambles and you can’t afford a divorce, the less drastic option that many couples pursue is taking a break. With the strain of finances, a mortgage, children, work, socializing and even pursuing an education, it tests the strongest of relationships. At times things go extremely well and your relationship blossoms in every […]

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He Said, She Said: Emotional Disconnect

With February being the month of “love” and the celebration of Valentine’s, we continue our series, “He Said, She Said” where two of our male writers and two of our female writers share advice, wisdom, and provide insight based on questions from YOU! Our readers are our friends and we hope to help out in […]

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Crazy Little Thing Called “Love”

Love is a profoundly tender, affectionate, and passionate “four letter word” that has not only perplexed and captivated human hearts and minds, but challenged and motivated mankind to action. Often it can become flippant between its attributes showcasing an extreme high with feelings of adoration, to its lowest in the depths of desolation and unrequited […]

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