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[Infographic] How to Have a Happy Relationship, According to Science

After the honeymoon period passes, reality sets in, and arguments can become a daily occurrence. Whether you weather the storm and steer your relation-ship (get it? get it?) onto calmer waters, really depends on how you interact with each other in everyday life, rather than how much storybook romance is in your relationship. Most people …

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Facing Crisis Together: 5 Steps to Stay Strong in Your Relationship

Consider the three scenarios below: Two weeks ago, Krishna was laid off. His wife, Vidya, managed to find another job for him. So why do they keep snapping at each other? Amin and Nabilah lost their four-month-old girl to cot death. They are extremely sad, but instead of crying together they fight constantly. Worse yet, when they’re not fighting, they …

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Better relationship tips: laugh

Laugh When You Don’t Feel Like It (For a Healthier Relationship)

A woman discovered a shelf of reduced-price items at a local bookstore. Among the gifts was a little figurine of a man and woman, their heads lovingly tilted toward one another. “Happy 10th Anniversary” read the inscription. It appeared to be in perfect condition, yet its tag indicated “damaged.” Examining it more closely, she found …

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Remember Rule Number 6 for a Happier Romance

Two prime ministers are sitting in a room discussing affairs of state. Suddenly a man bursts in shouting and stamping and banging his fist on the desk. The resident prime minister admonishes him. “Peter,” he says, “kindly remember rule number six,” whereupon Peter is instantly restored to complete calm, apologises, and withdraws. The politicians return …

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Find the Funny Bone in Your Partner – Fill Your Relationship with Laughter

One reason many couples never reach their “laughter potential” is because they have never taken humour seriously. It sounds strange but to bring more laughter into your relationship, you need to know what makes your significant other laugh. After all, each of us has a unique sense of humour. As public speakers, we’ve experienced occasions …

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How to Maintain a Successful Long-Term Relationship: Laugh

Side-splitting laughter just might be the (not so) bitter pill the love doctor prescribes to fix your relationship woes. Essayist and biographer Agnes Repplier, who was known for her common sense and good judgment, said: “We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.” We couldn’t agree more. And we believe the implication of …

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Look for the Funny Around You – Put the Fun Back into Your Love Life

On a recent flight, I (Leslie) had my head buried in a book and was oblivious to my husband’s boredom. He had nothing to read, and in his desperation, he began thumbing through in-flight magazines. Unbeknownst to me, Les was cutting various pictures out of these magazines with his handy Swiss Army pocket knife (this …

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