Relationships

Practical tips on how to build and foster healthy relationships with your friends, family and loved ones.

7 Secrets of a Lasting Relationship

No matter how long you've been together, there are some simple, fundamental rules of the road. Putting them into practice isn't always easy, but it is critical. Learn how to handle conflict, and the good stuff—fun, sex, trust, affection—will be better than ever.

The 20+ Best Foods to Boost Your Sex Life

Need a bit of a boost in the bedroom? Whether they're backed by scientific evidence, or centuries of lore and...


Silent Signs Your Relationship is About to End

Ever wonder if you and your partner are built to last? Here are eight often-overlooked signs your relationship is on...


How to Be a Better Lover in 6 Easy Steps

Has sex become a tired routine? Try these simple suggestions to put the heat back into your bedroom encounters.


The Scientific Reason Why Couples Get Back Together After a Breakup

Nearly half of all separated couples give it another go. Science has an explanation—and with the right mindset, reuniting may...

What My Daughter Taught Me When She Came Out As Trans

"When my child told me she was trans, I remember the fear: for her safety, for how the world might...


The Hidden Downside of Your Social Media Obsession

It turns out social media may not be so social after all.

Life Lessons I Learned From My Daughter

My daughter’s cancer diagnosis was devastating, but it was also the start of a journey that was a privilege to...


9 Red Flags in a Relationship that Mean Trouble

Whether you're dating or an already committed couple, pay attention to these warning signs that can mean trouble in your...


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40 Creative Romantic Ideas to Say “I Love You”

These are the perfect romantic ideas if you're looking for something to show your significant other how much you care...


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This Marriage Advice From the 1950s Still Applies Today

The decade known for happy housewives and Mad Men husbands may not appear to offer much guidance for modern unions....

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9 Hilarious First Kiss Stories to Make You Glad You’re No Longer a Teenager

Get ready to reminisce about that deliciously awkward moment when your lips first touched someone else's.


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My Funny Valentine: Hilarious Valentine’s Day Stories That Are Guaranteed to Make You Grin

Want to make your sweetheart smile with some funny love stories? Check out the funniest Valentine's Day stories in Reader's...


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170 LOL-Worthy Wedding Jokes About Marriage

Whether you're the best man, maid of honour, or master of ceremonies, it never hurts to kick off your wedding...


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12 Things to Never Do After a Fight

Relationship fights may seem like the end of the world, but it's completely normal and healthy for couples to disagree....


What to Do When a Friend Shares a Conspiracy Theory

Some people still believe the coronavirus is a hoax. Here's expert advice on how to judge information and how to...

My Cousin Gave Me Her Kidney—And Saved My Life

With my kidneys failing and an interminable waiting list for an organ donation, my situation was dire—until I received the...


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17 Etiquette Rules We Should Never Have Abandoned

Good manners evolve, but they never go out of style. If you're skipping these social niceties, your manners may need...


7 Things You Should Never Say at a Funeral

Struggling to find the right words to convey sympathy at a funeral? Even the most well-intentioned comments can come across...


10 Things You Should Never Post on Social Media During the Holidays

While some celebrations are exciting for your online pals to share in, other events are better kept within your family...


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The Best Things to Do on Christmas Day

Opening presents and sitting under the tree aren't the only things to do on Christmas. Here's a list of our...


8 Secrets Your Body Language Reveals About You

Whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading your body language for secret clues about you. Find...


12 Ways to Help Someone with Depression, According to Psychologists

It can be tough to know what to do or say, so use these ideas straight from mental health professionals...


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12 Rude Conversation Habits You Need to Stop ASAP

Interrupting people is never a good look. Here are other conversation habits that are just as rude.

How I Learned to Keep Feeling Sexy After 60

Desire doesn’t have an expiry date.


How to Make New Friends—Even If You’re All Grown Up

Making new friends as an adult starts with courage and vulnerability.


How Traditional Tips Can Help Us Mourn in the Modern Era

There is no easy way to work through loss, but historical advice can help mourners chart a healthy path through...


How to Handle Social Distancing Rule Breakers, According to Etiquette Experts

Faced with a rampant rule breaker? These tips will keep your safety—and your dignity—covered.


What You Should Know About Safer Sex

Whether you're single or in a relationship, here's what you need to know in order to have a happy, safe...


You’re Worried Your Ex Drinks Too Much When Caring For the Kids—What Can You Do?

Many parents enjoy alcohol responsibly. But when a caregiver drinks too much, it can create serious risks for children.