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How to Save Your Relationship, With Divorce Lawyer James J. Sexton 

James J. Sexton is a divorce lawyer who has spent his career working with couples whose marriages are dissolving. He’s learned a lot throughout the years about what sours a good marriage (or ends a relationship that’s already in trouble), and now he’s using that knowledge to help the rest of us. His new book […]

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How to Convince Someone You Live With to Get Rid of Their Stuff

Decluttering old or useless junk might make you feel jubilant and free, but not everyone shares that mindset. Whether it’s a ratty old recliner your spouse won’t give up, an overabundance of cookware in the kitchen, or a collection of weird posters your roommate hung in your living room, there are ways to compromise…Read more… […]

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How to Have Great Sex in a Long-Term Relationship, With Therapist Stephen Snyder

In this episode we talk to Stephen Snyder, a sex and couples therapist and the author of Love Worth Making: How to Have Ridiculously Great Sex in a Long-Lasting Relationship. We’ll discuss why you should be sexually selfish, how the idea of “desire” can mess up your sex life, and why Stephen is against cuddling. […]

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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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Use This Improv Comedy Rule to Avoid Arguments

In comedic improvisation, the principle of “yes and” means that first you agree with your partner’s premise, and then you add to it. Without this essential principle, the scene couldn’t go anywhere. And while applying “yes and” to real life is a bit of a business-world cliché, I’ve found that it’s a great way to…Read […]

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Necking Doesn’t Mean You’re in Love

What is love (baby don’t hurt me)? It’s a tough question to answer, and people have been asking it since the dawn of civilization. Perhaps the best way to identify love is to learn what it’s not. This beyond-hokey instructional video from 1950 actually helps draw a clearer line between love and infatuation.Read more… Continue […]

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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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The ‘DNA App for Couples’ Knows My Kids’ Hair Color

In science, replication is important. One experiment can be a fluke, but if you get the same results over and over, you know you’re getting close to the truth. So when a DNA app called BabyGlimpse said it could predict what my children would look like, I was ready. I have three children, so I […]

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