Here’s What 15 Relationship Experts Want to Teach You About Love

Relationships don’t look like they used to (and that's a good thing). But what does it honestly take to make a modern romance work? As part of Committed, we're exploring partnerships ranging from a textbook marriage between high-school sweethearts to a gay couple creating a life together in the conservative deep South. If binge-watching Gilmore Girls, Scandal, or The Good Wife has taught us anything, it's that relationships are messy. Personal experience proves it too: From our eighth-grade romance to...

Woman Mad About Cheating On Phone

Is it cheating? | 4 Steps When Someone Else Contacts Your Partner

A few Saturday’s ago, my girlfriend and I were hanging around our apartment, enjoying a relaxing Netflix & Chill vibe. It is typical (as I would assume it is for most cohabiting or “serious” couples), for both of us to be on and off our phones throughout the evening. Over the course of our relationship, we have developed a respect for each other’s digital privacy. However, for some unknown reason, my curiosity got the best of me. Just as I...

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Four Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

A satisfying relationship can seem elusive at times, especially when the pressures of the daily grind enter the picture. In this modern world where the divorce rate is greater than 50 percent, it can be hard to imagine a relationship that survives and even thrives over the years. Balanced, stable, and committed relationships that get better over the years do exist. Here are some steps that can help make an ordinary relationship into an extraordinary one that lasts. Communicate Don't skimp...

couple on park bench
couple on park bench

Sex Over 40 | Life has Just Begun

With the advent of sex enhancing drugs and other like options—sex over 40 is not over. In fact, for ladies between ages 40 and 45 it’s great because, they’re still in their prime when it comes to sex-drive.  There are; however, many factors that contribute to the loss of that drive in both males and females. Today, these factors override our natural state of being so much so, that it seems the norm. The fact is-it’s nowhere near the...

couple making heart with hands
couple making heart with hands

The 7 Year Itch and How It Affects Sexual Health

The seven-year itch is something that occurs naturally in every relationship that is long-standing. It means the couple is absolutely normal; however, how it’s handled is another question. The actions of the couple will determine the outcome of the relationship. What is the 7 Year Itch? Back in the day (pre-baby boomer to within the baby boomer era) we heard the coined phrase "7-year itch". This reflects the time period when a couple has been together, married or not for 7...

couple sitting by the beach
couple sitting by the beach

12 Sizzling Summer Date Ideas for Couples

When those summer breezes bring love into the air, there is no doubt you will want to spend some time with your sweetheart and enjoy the warm weather while you're at it. Why settle for Netflix and chill when you can engage in all the little - but still incredibly memorable - things that make life so joyful? Whether you have a boundless budget or need to reign in the spending, you can use the list below to find the perfect...

couple making heart with hands
couple making heart with hands

Four Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Relationship

A satisfying relationship can seem elusive at times, especially when the pressures of the daily grind enter the picture. In this modern world where the divorce rate is greater than 50 percent, it can be hard to imagine a relationship that survives and even thrives over the years. Balanced, stable, and committed relationships that get better over the years do exist. Here are some steps that can help make an ordinary relationship into an extraordinary one that lasts. Communicate: Don't skimp...