No matter where you are in your relationship—the very early stages of first dates and long conversations, newly-engaged and planning the wedding, or happily married—putting in effort and working on your partnership is important. Our expert advice, date ideas, and communication tips will help you keep your love life on track.

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How to Leave a Toxic Relationship in 5 Steps, According to a Psychologist
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Is an Open Relationship Right for You? We Explore the Pros and Cons
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Here's Why People Cheat, According to Experts
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What Is the Best Age Gap for a Successful Relationship?
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Here's What Flirting Body Language Looks Like, According to Experts
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The Difference Between Remorse and Guilt After Cheating
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What Is a Karmic Relationship? Here Are 5 Signs You're in One—And How to End It
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16 Signs You're Afraid of Commitment—And How to Overcome Them
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Here's How People Who Commit Adultery Justify Cheating, According to an Expert
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The Difference Between Emotional Cheating and Physical Affairs
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Are You in a One-Sided Relationship? Here Are 7 Warning Signs, According to Experts
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10 Reasons Why Your Partner Hasn’t Said “I Love You” Yet
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How to Go from Just Friends to Dating, According to an Expert
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The Top 10 Signs of Insecurity in a Relationship
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10 Signs of an Emotionally Abusive Relationship—And How to Get Out of One
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What Does Taking a Break in Your Relationship Mean?
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52 Love Quotes for Her That Express Exactly How You Feel
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What It Means to "Take Things Slow" in a Relationship
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Should You Still Celebrate Your Dating Anniversary After You Get Married?
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What to Do If You Have Cold Feet Before the Wedding
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How to Write a Wedding Letter to Your Partner
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Recently Divorced? An Expert Shares 13 Tips to Help You Move On
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Is Your Spouse Having a Midlife Crisis?
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19 Signs You're Ready for Marriage, According to Relationship Experts
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Is Texting Someone Else While You're in a Relationship Cheating?
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12 Expert-Approved Tips for Dating in Your 30s
What Makes Someone Want to Get Married?
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8 Signs of an Emotionally Unavailable Partner, According to Experts
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Can Love at First Sight Actually Lead to a Lasting Marriage? 4 Counselors Share Their Thoughts
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Should You Kiss on a First Date?
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What to Do If Your Partner Wants an Open Relationship—and You Don't
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10 Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind When Starting a New Relationship
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Should I Break Up With My Partner? 3 Mental Health Experts Weigh In
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This Is What "No Strings Attached" Really Means in a Relationship
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How to Stop Being Clingy in a Relationship
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What to Do When Someone You're Interested in Says They Don't Want a Relationship
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Should You Stay in a Sexless Relationship?
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Are You Ready to Have a Serious Relationship?
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Should You Set Up Your Single Mutual Friends?
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How to Choose the Perfect Halloween Costume as a Couple
What Does XOXO Mean and Where Did It Come From?
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The 5 Rules for Taking a Break in a Relationship
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101 Romantic Wedding Quotes to Include in Your Vows
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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship as You Plan Your Wedding
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2024 Will Be the Year of the Proposal—So Yes, That Engagement Ring Is Probably Coming
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Loving Day: This Is the Couple Whose Love Story Changed History
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Why Travel Is Good for Your Marriage, According to a Relationship Expert
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14 Relationship Goals to Strengthen Your Love
A Guide To Happy Marriage
A Therapist Explains How Working on Yourself Makes You a Better Spouse
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The Best Valentine's Day Vacation Ideas, According to Relationship Experts
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How Cooking Together Can Help Foster Healthy Relationships
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Dolly Parton Reveals the Secret to Her 56-Year Marriage With Carl Thomas Dean
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5 Ways to Practice Empathy in Your Relationship
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Domestic Partnership Versus Marriage: What Are the Differences?
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How to Write a Future Husband Letter
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What Is a Monogamous Relationship?
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5 Signs of a Toxic Relationship
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7 Core Values Every Couple Must Agree on Before Marriage
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4 First Date Mistakes to Know and Avoid
A Guide to Happy Marriage
5 Signs Your Relationship Could Benefit from Couples Counseling
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This Is How Often Married Couples Should Plan Date Nights
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This Is Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
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How to Stop Overthinking Your Relationship
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5 Ways to Champion Your Relationship