General: Relationships

17 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Some are new, some are staff favorites, but all are terrific—and you’ll love at least one.

What Not to Do or Say to a Breast Cancer Patient

The right words can soothe; the wrong ones can sting. Survivors reveal what they found more hurtful than helpful.

6 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Keep little spats from becoming big deal-breakers.

5 Small Ways to Show Compassion

It’s sometimes hard to sympathize with your spouse, much less the cashier who is fumbling with your change. But that’s compassion—caring about another’s suffering and trying to help (even if that means just waiting patiently). Experts, including the vice president of a hospice organization and a prison minister, show how a little love goes a long way.

Do Turtles Make Good Pets?

Some pets only look low-maintenance. Get the facts before adopting a turtle, hermit crab, or iguana.

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.

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.

4 Habits of Good Listeners

Put these policies into practice to step up your listening skills.

14 Homemade Valentine’s Card Ideas

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

11 Heartwarming Quotes About Love

In love with love? Whether you’re attached or still looking for that special someone, these quotes will fill your heart this Valentine’s Day.