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Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

Is It Time to Leave Your Relationship?

The following is an excerpt from my newest book, The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships: I’m a firm believer in making things work. I was married for nearly 30 years and endured the turbulence that all relationships experience in time. Divorce is always a valid option, but many times, people jump straight to it too […]

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

14 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Want Deep, Lasting Love

People talk about falling in love as if we don’t have a choice as to when or where we fall. But we do. Friendship is the key to a lasting love, right? So why aren’t we trying to fall into friendship first? The “falling in love” model of romance is misleading anyway, because love is […]

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

Say “I Love You” in 54 African Languages

We say “I love you” all-year round to friends, family, and significant others, but Valentine’s Day is provides an extra-special occasion. Take the opportunity to say “I Love You” in one of these languages from Africa’s 54 countries   Afar – spoken in Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia: ko kicinio Afrikaans – spoken in South Africa, […]

The secret of good sex

The secret of good sex

Saying ‘I love you’ during sex is the thing that is most likely to make you and your partner feel satisfied. A study has found that talking about love whilst in bed beats foreplay and wearing sexy lingerie to ensure you have a good time. Some 75 per cent of satisfied men said ‘I love […]

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

25 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

Is it more important to love … or to be loved? Most of us would agree with George Eliot’s words, “I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.” Valentine’s Day is the occasion when you can experience both. We asked FamilyLife Facebook friends and e-mail readers to share […]

A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

A Much-Needed Reality Check for People Over 50

I’m a big fan of hope. I’ve stood on the edge of some grim and horrific precipices, and managed to avoid falling into them because of hope. I’ve experienced injustices and cruelty, and survived, even thrived, because of hope. But hope does intersect with reality, and sometimes, reality needs to win. Back in my most […]

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

The key character trait for a strong and lasting relationship

Whether you’re on your first date or you’ve been married for ages, forthcoming research in the Journal of Positive Psychology says there’s one character trait that’s essential for a solid relationship: humility. In one study, researchers asked participants to look over fake dating profiles and rate which ones they’d be most likely to date, based […]

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

7 Conversations To Have Before Marriage (If You Want To Avoid Divorce)

When you make the decision to commit to someone, no topic of discussion should be off the table. Sure, some conversations may be more awkward than others, but having the tough talks now could help you stave off major problems in the long run. Below, psychologists and other experts share seven uncomfortable (but essential) conversations […]

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

“It’s not a women’s problem, it’s a workplace problem”

Anne-Marie Slaughter was a big name in the field of public policy – former head of the International Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and the first women to hold the position of director of policy planning when she was appointed to that position at the […]

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

Ignoring “gadget guilt” isn’t so simple: Here’s why we should stay worried about kids and tech

It’s a debate we’ll probably never settle: How much, and what kind of, technology do we want our children to use? With parents, friends and relatives buying Christmas gifts, and the enforced downtime that comes with school vacations and family togetherness, many kids will be on cellphones and tablets and everything else for eyeball-crossing stretches of […]