Category: RELATIONSHIPS

35 Lessons I’ve Learned in 35 Years of Marriage

Matthew Cohen for Reader’s DigestLike most newlyweds, my husband and I stepped into marriage bright-eyed, optimistic, and flat-out unprepared. But—let’s hear it for young love—we assumed that our marriage would be a rousing success. Marriage turned out to be far more challenging than we had imagined; yet, we just celebrated our 35th anniversary. Despite flaring tempers, …

Things You Need to Stop Bragging About

Your job iStock/BraunSUnless the employment description includes working at an arena/stadium/ball field, or saving lives (particularly if you’re an Avenger!), we’re not interested in how entranced you are by your trade. Just as job fairs are nowhere near as fun as actual fairs (only the latter offers cotton candy!), hearing about your awesome place of work …

28 Marriage Tips from Grandmas

Be careful what you look for because you might just find it iStock/lechatnoir “My great grandmother always told me to be careful what you go fishing for because you may come out with snakes. As a therapist, I share this with my clients when they are suspicious of what their partner are doing. They may think …

Things Happy Couples Do After Work

A quick check-in iStock/franckreporter Whether it’s a call on the drive home from work or a pow-wow in the kitchen as soon as you both walk in, a quick check-in with your spouse will get you both on the same page. “Sometimes it is planning coordination for which kid is going where and other times it …

9 Clear Signs You Can’t Trust Your Boss

They have a closed-door policy Part of being a manager includes being available to answer questions, help you work through tasks you might be struggling with, and generally be your go-to adviser, so it’s a problem when managers make themselves inaccessible. “You might not be able to trust your boss if they don’t seem approachable,” explains …

Arthur Aron’s 36 Questions that Make You Fall in Love with Anyone

Can you really fall in love with anyone?mimagephotography/Shutterstock In a 1997 SUNY Stony Brook study, psychologist Arthur Aron explored whether intimacy between two perfect strangers could be accelerated by having them ask each other the 36 personal questions below. Since Dr. Aron created the quiz, he’s even seen it rekindle romance in long-term relationships. “When you’re first …

How to Stop Fighting About Money with Your Partner

Avoiding the ‘money talk’ WAYHOME studio/shutterstock According to a Money Magazine poll of married adults over age 25 with household incomes above $50,000, 70 percent of couples argued about money more than household chores, time spent together, sex, snoring, and what’s for dinner. What gives? Most likely, they, like many other couples around the world, are …