Relationships

Healthy relationships are characterized by love and respect. Whether you are single, in a long-term partnership, or recently divorced, it's important to understand your communication style, how you behave in relationships, and how to feel more secure in your love life, friendships, and family relationships. Explore resources that'll help you create open conversations, identify issues, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do you know when a relationship can't be saved?

    While some issues, such as abuse or infidelity, may be instant relationship dealbreakers, other issues such as a lack of love, communication problems, lack of respect and trust, or growing apart may also be signs a relationship is in trouble.

  • What do I do if my partner has cheated on me?

    Infidelity doesn't always mean the end of a relationship, but there are a number of things to consider when a partner has been unfaithful, such as the nature of the cheating, your partner's remorse, and whether or not you feel you can forgive or trust them moving forward.

  • Does couples counseling work?

    Research supports the benefits of couples counseling, which can help change patterns of interaction, communication, your emotional connection, and how you handle conflict with your partner.

Key Terms

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Is It OK to Snoop on My Partner?
How to Overcome Social Awkwardness
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My Partner Doesn’t Find Me Attractive Anymore: What Should I Do?
What Is Tiger Parenting?
What Is Loyalty?
9 Questions to Ask Your Partner to Take Your Relationship to Next Level
What Are the Psychological Benefits of an Orgasm?
Spotting Abuse By Proxy
How to Reconnect With An Old Friend—And Not Be Awkward
How to Deal With Dating App Stress
What Is Love Bombing?
‘I Still Miss Someone:’ Why You Might Feel This Way
How to Talk to Your Partner About Period Sex
How to Make New Couple Friends
What to Do If You Don't Like Your In-Laws
How to Disclose Your Mental Health Condition to a Partner
All About Intimate Sex: What It Is and How to Have It
What Is Polyamory?
What to Do If You Don't Like Your Partner's Friends
What Is Breadcrumbing? Spot the Signs of This Dating Red Flag
An LGBTQIA+ Guide to Having Safer Sex
Why You Might Cry During Sex
What Is Sexual Chemistry?
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About What a Sex Therapist Does
How to Be Spontaneous in a Relationship
Different Ways to Manage Premature Ejaculation
Is Watching Porn Cheating?
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Will You Ever Get Married? A Few Key Signs
How to Initiate Sex With Your Partner
Dreaming About an Ex: Why This Happens and What to Do
Why Is Dating So Hard?
Do Breaks In Relationships Work?
How to Stay Inspired After Your Heart Has Been Broken
What Are the Different Types of Attraction?
How to Avoid Falling Into a Narcissistic Relationship Pattern
How to Improve Your Communication In Relationships
Signs That You’re In an Unhealthy Relationship
What Is Dismissive Avoidant Attachment?
How to Find the Best Dating App for You
Are Bigamy and Polygamy the Same Thing?
What to Know About Serodiscordant Partners
When You Think You're in Love: How To Figure It Out
Reasons Why You Want a Hug Right Now
What to Know About Celibacy
What Is Unicorn Polyamory?
I Just Broke Up With My Ex: What to Do After a Breakup
What Is Love Addiction?
Signs You're Married to a Narcissist
Can You Ever Really Get Over Losing a Loved One?
How Using 'I Feel' Statements Can Help You Communicate
Is It Love? How to Tell Someone That You Don't Love Them
What Happens When You Lose A Friendship?
Healthy Ways to Express Jealousy in Relationships
I Feel Lovesick: What to Do and How to Cope
When Is a Stepparent Overstepping Boundaries?
How to Feel Less Paranoid in a Relationship