Relationships

5 Friends Everyone Should Have

Jerry had George, Kramer, and Elaine. Carrie had Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte. They knew, as you do, that one person can’t fulfill every friendship function. Here, experts weigh in on the key personalities you shouldn’t be without.

“Happy” Couples On Facebook Aren’t as Happy as You Think

New research shows that partners who post more often might be feeling insecure, not in love.

5 Things to Never Keep from Your Partner

Sometimes secrets can be fun in a relationship. (Surprise trip to Fiji, honey!) But certain lies of omission do long-term damage. Here are five areas where honesty is the only policy.

Science Says Couples Who Drink Together Stay Together

Similar drinking habits make for a happier marriage. 

How to Bring the Passion Back Into Your Sex Life

Sex therapists share their best pieces of advice. 

The Science Behind Falling in Love

When Cupid’s arrow strikes in cartoons, those pounding hearts, red-hot cheeks, and moony eyes are no joke, says Mary Adeli Lynn, DO, codirector of the Loyola Sexual Wellness Clinic. She explains what’s happening in our brains and bodies at the moment of impact—and beyond.

5 Strategies for Fighting Fair

Arguing with your partner is part of life—but having the skills to keep things from escalating can mean the difference between a devastating battle and a win-win. Here, a couples therapist, a philosopher, and three other fight club refs help increase the odds of not going to bed mad.

Being a Hopeless Romantic Could Be Good for Your Relationship

A new study suggests it could help keep the spark alive. 

Here's What Your Voice Says About You

Literally. Science suggests people might be able to tell what you look like—even when they’re only hearing you speak.