Relationships

A Sportswriter's Father, Remembered
A Sportswriter’s Father, Remembered

Have a dad? This moving essay by sports writer and Neiman fellow Tommy Tomlinson might make you… >>

11 year engagement
Ann Patchett Tells Everything She Knows About Love

After learning that her boyfriend of 11 years has a potentially fatal heart condition, the author… >>

Want to Stay Married? So Do I!
Want to Stay Married? So Do I!

When one makes a commitment, it’s usually a good idea to keep it. And it helps to brush up on a… >>

10 Rules for Avoiding Divorce from a Couple of Daily Show Comedians (Who Happen to Be Married to Each Other)
10 Rules for Avoiding Divorce from a Couple of Daily Show Comedians (Who Happen to Be Married to Each Other)

Celebrity couples rarely have the most realistic view of marriage. Some A-listers employ multiple… >>

thanksgiving table conversation
‘You’re Wrong, Uncle Bob!': When Politics and Thanksgiving Collide

As the red wine starts flowing this Thanksgiving, inevitably so will the politics chatter… >>

brainy habits of wise people, friends
What to Say When Someone Is Sick (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of… >>

Laskas September
Ask Laskas: “My Husband Wastes Water!”

Now it's your turn to help solve our readers' problems! >>

Uncommon Sense
Mother, Stop “Liking” Me: The Latest Social, Email, and Cell Phone Etiquette

You asked, she answered. Here's a helpful cheat sheet on phone and internet etiquette from our… >>

Crossed Arms
Reading Body Language: 5 Hidden Signals You May Be Sending

Whether you (or they!) know it, other people are always reading your body language for secret clues… >>

housecleaner secrets, friends talking
24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

The Reader's Digest Version of all those confusing words and seemingly random rules you missed in… >>

random ideas instant friends
Six-Word Memoirs on Friendship

Shorter than tweets and small enough to swallow whole, these six-word memoirs say it all >>

Couple
“The Best Relationship Advice I Ever Got”

For the 1.2 million lovebirds who will be married this summer, our resident voice of reason shares… >>

Jim Carey
Breaking Up? Best Apps to Get You Through the 5 Stages of Grief

Looking to erase an ex from your mind and reach the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?… >>

"Til Death" is alive and well
Marriage Statistics: The Biggest Surprises About Love, Sex, and More

With the help of a few sociologists (and Reader's Digest), author Chrisanna Northrup interviewed… >>

Character Trumps
8 Lessons in Love From the World’s Happiest Couples

With the help of a few sociologists (and Reader's Digest), author Chrisanna Northrup interviewed… >>

How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging
How to Talk to Your Parents About Aging

Learn how to discuss uncomfortable topics such as assisted living, driving and the will with your… >>

The Best Graduation Quotes: Speeches from Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, and More
The Best Graduation Quotes: Speeches from Steve Jobs, Ellen DeGeneres, and More

Get inspiration to make the future a better place with these motivational graduation quotes. >>

More Things Your Trick-or-Treater Won't Tell You
More Things Your Trick-or-Treater Won’t Tell You

A few tricks of the trade for trick or treating. >>

13 Things Your Mother-in-Law Won't Tell You
13 Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You

Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say but won't… >>