Relationships

How I Dealt With an Unexpected Death in the Middle of My Busy Life

After losing his younger sister to cancer, novelist Kristopher Jansma thought he would reach the end of a chapter. But then life got in the way.

5 Ways to Lighten Any Caregiving Load

Are you taking on too much? (Of course you are.) You don't have to abandon your role as a caregiver to ease the burden. Use these research- and expert-backed solutions to feel—and function—better.

Your Most Pressing Relationship Etiquette Questions, Answered

Real Simple’s etiquette expert, Catherine Newman, offers her best advice on your love quandaries.

11 Surprising Ways Technology Has Changed Relationships

Readers share stories about how the digital world has altered their love lives. 

5 Relationship Mantras That Are Actually Baloney

They’ve been sung in power ballads, needlepointed onto pillows, and possibly even recited at your wedding. That doesn’t make them true.

8 Valentine’s Day Activities That Don’t Involve a Restaurant

We did some research and talked to dating experts to get out-of-the-box ideas that let you celebrate your love without the overpriced menu.

Your Dog Really Gets You

Whether happy or sad, your dog can read your mood, says a new study. 

How to Read a Room Like a Pro

Seasoned experts who understand how to work with the energy of a room—a high school teacher, a legal mediator, and two business executives—help you handle any family, work or social interaction with grace.

10 Resolutions Every Couple Should Make

This year, why not resolve to make your relationship stronger?