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Keep Your Relationship Going Strong With a Daily Maintenance Text

There’s no magic bullet or divine secret to maintaining a romantic relationship—every couple is different. But if there’s one thing that’s almost always guaranteed to help, it’s more communication. And yes, even the silly, superfluous kind will do.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Successful Relationships Don’t Necessarily Last Forever

As a society, we tend to look at breakups and divorce as a failure. But a relationship ending doesn’t mean it wasn’t successful in some way. Sometimes a fling is ideal for both parties, sometimes a long marriage ending is the only chance for a new beginning, and every relationship teaches you something you didn’t […]

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How to Propose Marriage Without Screwing Up

A wedding proposal deserves a little spectacle. Not an obnoxious viral-video stunt, but something to make your partner feel special. Putting some planning into it is an act of love. I talked to January of Engaged by January, a proposal planning service, about what to do—and what not to do—when you propose. And it’s…Read more… […]

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The Myth Of The Happy Married Life

I recently searched “marriage” on ROK, assuming some of the top results would discuss reasons why men should opt-out of monogamy, an idea mentioned in ROK Community Belief #2. Instead, the top articles returned were predominantly pro-marriage, so I figured why not play devil’s advocate and give voice to the anti-marriage camp? Below I share […]

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Why Parents Need a ‘Date Morning’

When you have babies and small kids, people give you so much advice—breast-feed, bottle-feed, co-sleep, use an infant straightjacket, get an electric swing that achieves as much noise and velocity as a rocket—that you can’t even remember it all. But one thing I do remember is that everyone insisted we make time for a…Read more… […]

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How to Explain to the People You Live With That You’re Working

“You get to work from home? That’s awesome!” That’s what they all say to you. You nod and grimace because you know, while it is nice to skip the commute and avoid office politics, working from home comes with its own set of challenges. Namely, you know how difficult it is to make people understand […]

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For a Happier Marriage, Spend Less on Your Wedding

The first important decision a married couple makes is … how to get married. Black tie at the Ritz? Clambake at the shore? Backyard potluck? Research shows you might be better off with a cheap—but well-attended—wedding. Scott Stanley and Galena K. Rhoades, professors and researchers for the Institute of Family…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Solve Big Arguments as a Couple

We don’t like to admit it, but a marriage (or any long, cohabiting relationship) looks less like an early romance and more like a business partnership. As organizational psychologist Adam Grant and his wife Allison Sweet Grant explain in Redbook, married life involves a lot of compromise and negotiation. They offer…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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