Bring back the heat to your sexless relationship using an intimacy pro’s top 4 tips

November 18, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC No matter how intensely a flame of passion may burn during the newlywed phase—or any other point in a marriage—desire can ebb and flow. And, over the years, a burning fire is liable to downshift into a spark. That spark can then fade and perhaps even blow out … Continue reading Bring back the heat to your sexless relationship using an intimacy pro’s top 4 tips

How to keep a relationship strong after getting through a rough patch

November 15, 2019 at 04:06PM by CWC “Things are going well,” is a sigh of relief you can relish saying after your relationship clears a rough patch. You love to say it, emphatically, without even a whisper of falsehood and with optimism for the future. Maybe you’ve overcome a loss and navigated grief, or you’ve … Continue reading How to keep a relationship strong after getting through a rough patch

There are 9 basic relationship structures—this quiz helps you find which is best for you

November 08, 2019 at 08:00PM by CWC If you’ve ever felt pressured to conform with the rules of monogamy or casual dating, you may actually be better suited for one of nine different relationship structures, according to certified sexologist Shan Boodram. To help you determine whether or not this is the case, she’s devised an … Continue reading There are 9 basic relationship structures—this quiz helps you find which is best for you

Your 3-step guide to mastering the art of compromise in your relationship 

October 24, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC There are many desirable traits to look for in a partner—kindness, humor, and intelligence are a few solid examples. Another biggie that comes to mind? Willingness to compromise, because without it, the relationship can quickly veer into my-way-or-the-highway territory. It’s often said that in matters of business, if … Continue reading Your 3-step guide to mastering the art of compromise in your relationship 

Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

October 21, 2019 at 01:00PM by CWC Dating. Marriage. The honeymoon phase. New parents. Empty-nesters. There are all sorts of labels for the different phases of a relationship that society has normalized. And while these widely accepted labels surely can’t accurately describe nuanced details of every relationship, they do reflect an over-arching truth to what … Continue reading Like everything else in life, your romantic relationship evolves with age and time

There are 3 stages of a relationship—and 1 where most couples get stuck

October 16, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It’s easy to forget that there are stages of a relationship until the moment you trip and fall face-first out of the honeymoon phase. You know the feeling, right? For some amount of time, no one and nothing can touch your love, because your romance is a beautiful, … Continue reading There are 3 stages of a relationship—and 1 where most couples get stuck

This is how you get stuck in an on-again, off-again relationship—and how to break the cycle

October 13, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC I am the product of a rare on-again, off-again relationship gone right. My parents, who fell in love in an age without dating apps, hook-up culture, and the paradox of choice, broke up three times over the course of six years before deciding that yep, what they had … Continue reading This is how you get stuck in an on-again, off-again relationship—and how to break the cycle

Is it ever a good idea to go on a break in your relationship?

October 09, 2019 at 02:00AM by CWC Ah, taking a break: It’s a tale as old as…well, at least the third season of Friends. But, does the strategy ever actually strengthen a relationship, or is it more so a tactic for delaying the inevitable (read: a full-blown breakup)? Short answer: It depends—and on a lot … Continue reading Is it ever a good idea to go on a break in your relationship?

8 signs your relationship is really just a string of manipulative love bombs

October 07, 2019 at 07:30PM by CWC Have you ever felt like things were too good to be true with the person you’re dating? At the very beginning, perhaps they showered you with compliments, attention, and, in general, made you feel as special as you are. But as soon as you felt comfortable settling into … Continue reading 8 signs your relationship is really just a string of manipulative love bombs