Few people enter into a relationship with the express intention of committing infidelity. However, the harrowing reality is that cheating is just a part of modern dating. In fact, anywhere from 13 to 16 percent of individuals in their early to mid-20s have slept with someone else while in a relationship, according to research from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. Of course, you can’t just avoid relationships altogether in fear of your partner cheating on you. But what you can do is learn the tells of infidelity. For instance, you’ll want to be careful if your partner starts getting overly curious about when you’ll be home, as this could be a sign that they’re doing things they don’t want you to know about. And if they ever ask you about your thoughts on cheating—well, it’s safe to assume that if they ask about cheating, then it’s on their mind. Herein, we’ve gathered tips from relationship experts nationwide to round up some common things people will say if they want to cheat (or if they already are). Continue Reading

Rule nr. 13: Never fight via SMS! That’s the road to hell! Continue Reading

Rule nr. 9: After a fight, don’t go to sleep without having made-up Continue Reading

Rule nr. 5: Don’t get distracted by details Continue Reading

 

The biggest mistake you can do is think that people who are strongly committed to each other never fight. It’s quite the opposite. They fight, but their fights make their relationships even stronger. Is it a paradox? Nope! It’s just the art of fighting the right way. Continue Reading

“I don’t think honestly that we’re an animal that was built to be happy — we’re an animal that was built to reproduce. I think the happiness we find, we make.” Helen Fisher Continue Reading

 

SPONTANEITY IS AN OPTION

Because you are unencumbered, you have the freedom to do anything on a moment’s notice. You can go away for the weekend at the last minute, impulsively decide to change up your plans, or go hear a musician that you didn’t know was in town. Your friends know that you are flexible, and you become the go-to person for last-minute free invites to great events. There’s nothing like taking advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make you grateful for being single and unattached. Continue Reading

If you think about it, breakup and divorce are far from being the worst things a woman can stumble across, as many would have you believe! You know who you are and you know what you want. On top of that, you’re more established in your career, your rough edges have been smoothed over, and you don’t let the small things in life distract you or get you down. And if you find yourself facing singledom—whether or not you want to be—we’d argue that there’s a lot to be excited about, even if it doesn’t feel that way at first. That’s why we’ve compiled all of the best reasons to fly solo in your fifth decade, starting with one simple fact: Continue Reading

Research shows how we distinguish flings from the real thing.

Are you falling in love? How can you tell?

There’s no question that the early stages of a relationship can be confusing. You might puzzle over your own feelings, and wonder what the person you’re dating really thinks of you. Your own emotions may be difficult to fully decipher, and trying to categorize them as falling in love or as just a passing attraction can be tricky. Is what you’re feeling the real thing, or are you just prone to feeling this way and need to be careful moving forward?

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GIVE BACK
Take some time out of your busy holiday schedule to volunteer at a soup kitchen or read books to children at a local hospital. Being around others that are less fortunate will help put your holiday blues into perspective. Continue Reading