Relationships

14 Homemade Valentine’s Card Ideas

Send something unique with these out-of-the-box and easy projects.

5 Types of Neighbors Who Drive You Absolutely Bonkers

You can choose your friends, but you can’t always choose your neighbors—here’s how to live on the same block in peace

7 Things You Should Mention to Your Partner Before Your Office Holiday Party

When your personal life and professional life collide, you have to be careful—especially when there’s eggnog involved!

How to Find Serenity Now When Judgy Relatives Drive You Crazy at the Holidays

Ways to feel peace and joy when your in-laws, aunts and uncles are questioning every life choice you’ve ever made.

Why I Think the “Never Go to Bed Angry” Rule Is Total Nonsense

If it worked for so many women in my life, why wouldn’t it work for me?

The Only Marriage Advice You’ll Ever Need

At Real Simple, it’s part of our jobs to speak to experts on how to live better, easier, and more fulfilling lives. And perhaps nowhere is that more interesting than when it comes to the unique difficulty of maintaining a satisfying, healthy relationship long-term. Over the years, we’ve spoken to dozens of experts on what exactly makes happy couples tick. And while all of their advice is worth considering, we’ve distilled it down to the only 10 tips you really need to know.

How to Handle the Holidays When Your Family Is Far Away

A stress-less guide for long-distance families. 

How to Deal With Estrangement

It's more common than you may think. Not-close siblings slowly drift apart. Or a huge family feud turns into a frost. Here’s how to close the gap before it’s too late—and initiate contact when it’s time.

12 Fun Conversation Starters for Your Thanksgiving Table

Get talking over the turkey. Tuck a question under each plate, or serve them up with dessert.