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Articles on Communications in relationships

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  • Supporting a partner through depression

    23 May 14:01

    One in five people will experience a form of depression at some point in their lives [1]. If your partner is depressed, you can play an important role in helping them get better. Dep... (continued)

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  • Getting help for alcohol addiction

    04 May 10:11

    Many people with alcohol addiction and alcohol use problems can function well enough in society. But, if you or your child’s other parent are struggling with alcohol, it’s i... (continued)

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  • How to be understood

    21 Mar 15:06

    Picture this: you’ve had a long day at work and you’re glad to be home. There’s some washing-up left in the sink from last night and you want to get it done so you can... (continued)

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  • Supporting a partner with an eating disorder

    21 Feb 16:21

    If your partner has an eating disorder, you may be feeling lots of guilt, frustration and stress. You may also feel pressure to keep an eye on your other half’s eating habits and ... (continued)

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  • Finding a balance in your relationship

    28 Nov 12:12

    In every relationship, there’s a balance of power – how you manage this will affect how you feel as a couple. The more equal and balanced your relationship is, the happier y... (continued)

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  • Relationships evolve over a lifetime

    06 Oct 16:08

    Relationships aren’t born fully formed. After you and your partner get together, you continue to grow as individuals and as a couple. There will be ups and downs and all couples g... (continued)

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  • Being in a sexless relationship

    05 Oct 14:18

    A 'sexless' relationship is defined as one in which sex happens 10 times or fewer per year. However, research shows that many couples aren’t even achieving that. S... (continued)

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  • Supporting a partner with mental health issues

    29 Sep 14:44

    For many of us, mental health is a difficult subject to talk about. When someone has a mental health issue, it can be hard to understand what’s going on, or to know how to talk to... (continued)

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  • Talking about sex is good for you

    05 Sep 16:19

    Reaching a climax – either too quickly or not at all – is the main concern for young people having sex, according to a new national survey. The National Survey of Sexual ... (continued)

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  • How to be more independent in your relationship

    28 Jul 12:13

    It might seem like making a commitment has to mean letting go of some of your independence, but couples who retain a sense of personal independence may be quicker at resolving arguments... (continued)

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  • Cuddles and cuppas: the importance of small gestures in relationships

    08 Jul 10:19

    This week, a new app-in-development is making headlines, promising to turn any man into a knight in shining armour. The app, called HeroBoyfriend, is the brainchild of Dan Groch, a 3... (continued)

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  • Healthy relationships for healthy bodies

    23 Jul 16:24

    New research suggests that having a caring partner could be good for your physical health as well as your happiness, and may even help you live longer. It’s been known since th... (continued)

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  • Why it’s OK to ask for relationship support

    08 Dec 15:46

    It isn’t always easy to ask for help, particularly with something as personal as your relationship. But trouble finds us all from time to time and, in those moments, it doesn&rsqu... (continued)

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  • Relationship status? It’s complicated

    09 Apr 15:56

    Relationship status? It’s complicated When people list their relationship status as “it’s complicated”, you may wonder what could be so complicated about it. ... (continued)

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  • Having a baby doesn’t have to hurt your relationship

    20 Jul 09:02

    If you're about to have a baby, you may have heard all manner of scare stories about how your relationship will suffer. It doesn’t always have to be that way. We’ve scou... (continued)

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  • Long-distance relationships: surviving the change

    24 Aug 16:01

    If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you probably already have some ingenious ideas for making things work with your partner. But have you started preparing for the time whe... (continued)

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  • Is there a soulmate out there for you?

    05 Oct 11:50

    Is there one perfect person out there in the world for you? And, if so, what are the odds of finding them? What is a soulmate? When the idea of soulmates first emerged in the 1930... (continued)

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  • How to have a good breakup

    13 Nov 11:45

    How to end a relationship Is there a right way to break up with someone? Does it really make a difference how you go about severing the tie that once kept your hearts intertwined? ... (continued)

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  • All I want for Christmas is to know you love me

    22 Dec 18:01

    Relationship research shows that buying gifts for a loved one can make you happier and, for the recipient, it really is the thought that counts. Shopping for gifts at this time of ye... (continued)

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  • The future of online dating?

    12 Jan 17:38

    A new report from the Imperial College Business School and online dating service eHarmony, has predicted that, by 2040, almost 70% of relationships will be formed by people who met onli... (continued)

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  • Finding a balance in your relationship

    28 Nov 12:12

    In every relationship, there’s a balance of power – how you manage this will affect how you feel as a couple. The more equal and balanced your relationship is, the happier y... (continued)

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  • Relationship status? It’s complicated

    09 Apr 15:56

    Relationship status? It’s complicated When people list their relationship status as “it’s complicated”, you may wonder what could be so complicated about it. ... (continued)

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  • Long-distance relationships: surviving the change

    24 Aug 16:01

    If you’re in a long-distance relationship, you probably already have some ingenious ideas for making things work with your partner. But have you started preparing for the time whe... (continued)

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  • The future of online dating?

    12 Jan 17:38

    A new report from the Imperial College Business School and online dating service eHarmony, has predicted that, by 2040, almost 70% of relationships will be formed by people who met onli... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Supporting a partner with mental health issues

    29 Sep 14:44

    For many of us, mental health is a difficult subject to talk about. When someone has a mental health issue, it can be hard to understand what’s going on, or to know how to talk to... (continued)

    1 Comment Read more →
  • Cuddles and cuppas: the importance of small gestures in relationships

    08 Jul 10:19

    This week, a new app-in-development is making headlines, promising to turn any man into a knight in shining armour. The app, called HeroBoyfriend, is the brainchild of Dan Groch, a 3... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Having a baby doesn’t have to hurt your relationship

    20 Jul 09:02

    If you're about to have a baby, you may have heard all manner of scare stories about how your relationship will suffer. It doesn’t always have to be that way. We’ve scou... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Healthy relationships for healthy bodies

    23 Jul 16:24

    New research suggests that having a caring partner could be good for your physical health as well as your happiness, and may even help you live longer. It’s been known since th... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • Is there a soulmate out there for you?

    05 Oct 11:50

    Is there one perfect person out there in the world for you? And, if so, what are the odds of finding them? What is a soulmate? When the idea of soulmates first emerged in the 1930... (continued)

    0 Comments Read more →
  • How to have a good breakup

    13 Nov 11:45

    How to end a relationship Is there a right way to break up with someone? Does it really make a difference how you go about severing the tie that once kept your hearts intertwined? ... (continued)

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