Relationships

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.

Start a New Family Tradition

Create fun-filled memories by adding one of these 8 modern ideas to your family’s routine.

Thanksgiving Wishes: What to Write in a Card or Text Message

Ideas for what to write in a Thanksgiving card or greetings to share with your friends on Facebook to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.

The Unique Challenges—and Charms—of a Third Child

As Kate and William get ready to welcome baby number three, one been-there mom reflects on the special resiliency of the youngest child.

5 Ways to Get Out of a Sex Rut, According to Experts

If you and your partner are struggling to connect, consider this advice from sex therapists and researchers.

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.