Category: RELATIONSHIPS

Dealing With Stress: Things That Become Harder

Everyday Wellness Marissa LaliberteJul 16 Short-term stress can actually boost your productivity and immunity. But when that stress won’t go away, you could find yourself struggling. You can’t stop snapping at your partner iStock/PeopleImages Chronic stress triggers an enzyme that attacks a molecule in your brain, making you more irritable and less social, says Kathleen Hall, …

How to Overcome Shyness at Parties and at Work

Relationships Marissa LaliberteJul 10 Are you shy, or are you an introvert or a quiet person? Experts reveal what makes you “shy” and how to overcome shyness when it’s holding you back. You wish you could talk more WAYHOME studio/Shutterstock Introverted or quiet people aren’t necessarily shy, and the difference comes down to comfort level. Introverts …

How to Make Small Talk

Relationships Juliana LaBiancaJul 09 Forget those awkward introductions: These tips will help you instantly connect with anyone. Start with a handshake iStock/opolja A proper handshake conveys trust, respect, and equality. Make eye contact, smile, and shake from the elbow (shaking from the wrist comes across as limp). Touching hands signals our brains to release oxytocin, the …

Better Sex and More Intimacy: Habits of Connected Couples

Relationships Diana KellyJun 28 Here’s what intimate, connected couples do inside and out of the bedroom to keep their relationship hot. They have separate interests iStock/Martin Dimitrov “The happiest couples I’ve interviewed say they have a dynamic life together and an active life apart,” says Andrea Syrtash, relationship expert and author of Cheat on Your Husband …

I Learned the Power of Forgiveness After I Caused a Horrible Car Accident | Reader’s Digest

Jamie QuatroJun 25 The car accident marred one teenager’s face, but it left no scratch on a friendship. Peshkova/Shutterstock The summer I turned 16, my father gave me his refurbished ’69 Chevy Malibu convertible. Cherry red, chrome accents, V-8 engine—a gift wasted on me at that age. What did I know about classic cars? The important …

Funeral Etiquette Tips Everyone Should Know

Relationships Brooke NelsonJun 21 You might wear black to the service, but there’s so much more you could be doing to comfort the bereaved. Ask to hear stories about the deceased iStock/AzmanL It’s easy to stumble over your words when speaking to the grieving family or close friends. Although the conventional staple of funeral etiquette “I’m …

Life Lessons That You Can’t Live Without

Relationships Reader’s Digest EditorsJun 18 Suggestions about life are a little like lottery tickets: 
You may collect a lot of them, but they rarely pay off. Yet if you are truly lucky, you receive a few words of wisdom that inspire you forever. That’s called hitting the jackpot. Today is the first day 
of your future …