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

The people with the most positive relationships in the world share 1 trait

September 27, 2019 at 10:30PM by CWC There’s a cliché that you can’t love someone if you don’t love yourself, and sure, there’s some merit to it, but as with all clichés, there are also serious limitations involved. That said, science is doing its darnedest to prove me wrong. According to recent research published in … Continue reading The people with the most positive relationships in the world share 1 trait

Swinging can add healthy (yep, healthy) excitement to your relationship, according to a psychotherapist

September 24, 2019 at 05:39PM by CWC There’s nothing new, per se, about the swingers’ lifestyle. Thinking about the term conjures feathered hair, key parties, fondue, and maybe things your parents did in the ’70s you don’t need to know about. And, it means the same thing then as it does now. “Swinging means having … Continue reading Swinging can add healthy (yep, healthy) excitement to your relationship, according to a psychotherapist

Learn what kind of relationship-oriented Libra you are, according to your moon sign

September 24, 2019 at 04:30PM by CWC Type “famous Libras” into Google and you’ll get served a pretty impressive list of powerful women: Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gwen Stefani, and Kim Kardashian West, to name just a few.  It makes sense that so many human supernovas were born between born between September 23 and October … Continue reading Learn what kind of relationship-oriented Libra you are, according to your moon sign

Well+Good TALKS: How To Have a Healthy Relationship with Money

September 20, 2019 at 09:25PM by CWC According to a recent study, women would rather talk about their sex lives and bikini waxes than their finances. Not tonight. We’ll take the shame (and panic) out of convos around your bank balance with experts on the best ways women can boost their financial wellness, literacy, and … Continue reading Well+Good TALKS: How To Have a Healthy Relationship with Money

I’m a relationship therapist, and I follow 4 rules to keep my marriage healthy

September 19, 2019 at 06:04PM by CWC If you want to know how to have a healthy relationship, makes sense to ask people who seem to have them, right? Sure, but practicing what you preach is no small feat: We tell our friends to communicate openly with their partner but let our own resentment stew … Continue reading I’m a relationship therapist, and I follow 4 rules to keep my marriage healthy

Why you should treat all of your relationships like fruit salads instead of smoothies

September 11, 2019 at 10:17PM by CWC Healthy relationships have been described many ways throughout the course of human history, but a new analogy comes straight out of Hot Girl Summer. According to Dan Siegel, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, we should think of our relationships as fruit … Continue reading Why you should treat all of your relationships like fruit salads instead of smoothies

How to use meditation as a tool to deepen your relationships

September 03, 2019 at 04:30AM by CWC Meet Wellness Collective, our immersive curriculum with Athleta that hooks you up with actionable advice from the smartest experts and brand founders in wellness right now. Get the goods at our monthly event series in New York City plus our online one-month wellness plans. Here, Ellie Burrows Gluck, co-founder and CEO of MNDFL, … Continue reading How to use meditation as a tool to deepen your relationships

The case for treating your relationship as a rental and having check-ins about renewals

August 30, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC No matter how long or short your given relationship is, there are likely certain topics you’d rather not discuss. In the beginning, maybe it’s a DTR-style moment, and later on maybe it’s the implementation of money dates—or maybe it’s something else. Regardless, there’s good reason to break through … Continue reading The case for treating your relationship as a rental and having check-ins about renewals

7 questions to ask yourself when ‘toxic monogamy’ is affecting your relationship

August 28, 2019 at 02:00PM by CWC In our society, monogamy is the ideal to which all relationships are meant to aspire. We throw expensive parties to celebrate those who commit to it—and have made these commitments an all but mandatory milestone for those who wish to belong to mainstream culture—while vilifying people who cheat … Continue reading 7 questions to ask yourself when ‘toxic monogamy’ is affecting your relationship

I tried a polyamorous relationship, and it kinda worked—until it didn’t

August 16, 2019 at 03:01AM by CWC I’ve never been particularly traditional, especially when it comes to relationships, but even I was thrown for a loop after falling in love with someone who “didn’t do monogamy.” Matt was a musician with a punk mentality who “didn’t do” much of anything conventional. At first, his argument … Continue reading I tried a polyamorous relationship, and it kinda worked—until it didn’t