No matter where you are in your relationship—the very early stages of first dates and long conversations, newly-engaged and planning the wedding, or happily married—putting in effort and working on your partnership is important. Our expert advice, date ideas, and communication tips will help you keep your love life on track.

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Are You Ready to Have a Serious Relationship?
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Should You Set Up Your Single Mutual Friends?
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How to Choose the Perfect Halloween Costume as a Couple
What Does XOXO Mean and Where Did It Come From?
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The 5 Rules for Taking a Break in a Relationship
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101 Romantic Wedding Quotes to Include in Your Vows
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6 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship as You Plan Your Wedding
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Loving Day: This Is the Couple Whose Love Story Changed History
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Why Travel Is Good for Your Marriage, According to a Relationship Expert
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14 Relationship Goals to Strengthen Your Love
A Guide To Happy Marriage
A Therapist Explains How Working on Yourself Makes You a Better Spouse
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The Best Valentine's Day Vacation Ideas, According to Relationship Experts
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How Cooking Together Can Help Foster Healthy Relationships
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Dolly Parton Reveals the Secret to Her 56-Year Marriage With Carl Thomas Dean
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5 Ways to Practice Empathy in Your Relationship
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Domestic Partnership Versus Marriage: What Are the Differences?
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How to Write a Future Husband Letter
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What Is a Monogamous Relationship?
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How to Initiate a Conversation About Couples Counseling
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5 Signs of a Toxic Relationship
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7 Core Values Every Couple Must Agree on Before Marriage
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4 First Date Mistakes to Know and Avoid
A Guide to Happy Marriage
5 Signs Your Relationship Could Benefit from Couples Counseling
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This Is How Often Married Couples Should Plan Date Nights
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Love Looks Like This: My Son's Sequined Dress Stole the Show at My Elopement
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This Is Why Marriages Succeed or Fail
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Love Looks Like This: We Found Love and Got Married in Our 80s
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How to Stop Overthinking Your Relationship
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5 Ways to Champion Your Relationship
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What Are the 4 Attachment Styles?
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Love Looks Like This: We Have Learned to Love Each Other's Cultures
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What Is a Soul Tie? Here's Everything You Need to Know
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Love Looks Like This: We Both Planned a Surprise Proposal at the Same Time
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Love Looks Like This: A Medium Predicted Mandy Ansari's Wedding Date
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Love Looks Like This: Our Love Helped Me Through My Mother's Passing
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Love Looks Like This: Alli Webb Reflects on Finding Love Again
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Stonewalling: What It Is and How to Cope
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Love Looks Like This: We Got Married Where We Had Our First Date
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Love Looks Like This: I Proposed to My Husband 30 Years Ago
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Love Looks Like This: I Fell for a Rider in My Peloton Class
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How to Create a Romantic Scavenger Hunt for Your Partner
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Love Looks Like This: I'm Wedding Planning With a Disability
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Love Looks Like This: We Chose Starting a Business Over a Wedding
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How to Stop Fighting in a Relationship
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Love Looks Like This: My Husband Was Paralyzed on Our 3rd Date
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What Is Emotional Labor in Relationships?
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25 Bucket List Ideas for Couples
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66 Valentine's Day Quotes From Funny to Inspiring
Valentines Day Mini Journey 2023
The History and Meaning of Valentine's Day
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60 Valentine's Day Quotes for Her, Him, and Them
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Love Looks Like This: How an Olympian Managed 12 Years Long Distance
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7 Characteristics of Positive Relationships
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Love Looks Like This: I'm Getting Married Where I Almost Lost My Life
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36 Questions to Ask Your Partner That Lead to Love
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What's the Difference Between a Life Partner and a Spouse?
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85 Deep Conversation Starters for Couples
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How to Survive a Long-Distance Relationship and Make It Work
Best Online Premarital Counseling
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What Is Cuffing Season?
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Love Looks Like This: I Got Covid the Week of My Wedding
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A Complete Guide to Date Night Outfits for Men
15 Fun Workouts to Try With Your Significant Other
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Essay: What Being a "Groom" Means to Me
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Love Looks Like This: I Found Love, Got Pregnant, and Tied the Knot in a Year