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Must Women Leave Men to Get Them to Change?
(Image/David Colarusso) “Would you have changed if she had not left you?” Within an hour of answering this exact question…
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Drifting Apart: How Bad Things Happen Even When it Feels Like Nothing Happened
I almost wrote something outrageous about how Galileo Galilei’s and Isaac Newton’s first law of motion was effing up relationships.…
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How the Color Purple is Harming Your Relationships
Pop quiz: If your relationship problems are decreasing mathematically and your romantic partner is observably adjusting his or her behavior…
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Would You Leave Your Spouse Over Dirty Dishes?: A Lesson on Conflict Management
We pulled into our parking space in Florida’s version of the “happiest place on earth,” and all of my insides…
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How to Comfort (and Not Comfort) Someone Going Through a Divorce
Only two kinds of people could help me feel better during my first year of coping with, adjusting to, and…
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3 Secrets for Getting Your Spouse or Romantic Partner to Do What You Want
Imagine a famous influencer—say, Oprah Winfrey—criticizing her audience and demanding that they do something she wanted them to do without…
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The Mistake Smart People Make That Causes Divorce and Other Miserable Things
How well do you know your spouse or romantic partner? Your parents? Siblings? Best friends? If you were to take…
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Here’s How They Chop Hot Women in Half
Spoiler alert #1: When magicians perform the Saw-Woman-in-Half trick on stage, he or she is not actually sawing a human…
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Love vs. Respect—Which is More Critical for Making Relationships Last?
I didn’t respect my wife even though I loved her a lot. And even though my wife loved me back,…
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How Accidental Sexism Ruined My Marriage (and Might be Ruining Yours)
I did, said, and believed things throughout my youth and marriage that were totally sexist—even though I didn’t view them…
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