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"6 Signs You Shouldn't Pack Up and Move to Be with a Guy" – Women's Health

When it’s smart to stay put PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2015  |  BY WHITNEY C. HARRIS SHUTTERSTOCK Relocating is something either you or your partner has to do at some point if you want to take a long-distance relationship to the next level; but how do you know if it’s a good idea? Here are a few red flags […]

Dear Anonymous, I Love You

In August 2013 Robbi Behr of Chestertown, Maryland, discovered a small, beautiful bouquet of flowers on her doorstep. The attached card, which was addressed to Robbi and her husband Matthew read, “A small gift to brighten your day.” The card was signed by Chester York. However, neither Robbi nor Matthew knew anyone named Chester York. […]

"8 Questions to Ask Before Having Sex with Him" – SHAPE

Are you Friends With Your Ex? The way he talks about past relationships can be revealing, says New York-based psychologist Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., author or Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. “If he’s respectful when talking about an ex-lover, that’s a good sign that he’ll be respectful of […]

"Is Sex An Obligation In Relationships? Treading The Line Between Relationship Duty And Sexual Coercion" – Medical Daily

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, sought to uncover the best way for couples to navigate the issues of mismatched desires in long-term relationships. The study found that often, relationship disputes or dissatisfaction stem from one partner having a higher sex drive than the other. However, in relationships where the partner […]

The Today Show: Love the One You're With

Dr. Ben Michaelis and Jihan Thompson from O Magazine chat with Kathie Lee and Hoda about keeping your relationship passionate, on The Today Show.

Love Is Just the Entry Fee

Once you have love, there are three main areas that need to be worked through to have a successful romantic relationship. Learn more on