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What I Wish I’d Known Before Getting a Divorce

Making the decision to get a divorce is never an easy one. While these men and women don't regret ending their marriages, these are the valuable lessons they learned.

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50 Little Etiquette Rules You Should Always Practice

These tips will help you mind your manners.


Coronavirus Canceled Our Wedding—Until a Good Samaritan Stepped In

Getting married in the middle of a pandemic may sound crazy but if COVID-19 has taught us one thing it's...


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16 Things We’re All Looking Forward to Once Social Distancing Ends

Real-people share stories about what they're most looking forward to doing after self-quarantine restrictions finally let up.


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Dating Scams Are Up 40 Percent—Here’s How to Spot One

Make sure that you don't let yourself fall victim to online dating with these tips from trusted online dating professionals.

Here’s How to Self-Isolate if You Live With Your Family

You're stuck in your home with the same group of people day in and day out for weeks on end....



How Being a Girl Scout Saved My Life

Their tight-knit Buddy System was a literal life-saver.


I Was a Girl Scout—Here’s the Most Useful Thing I Learned

Girl Scouts gave me a way to always feel at home, no matter where I moved.


Why Every Kid Should Be Told They’re Incredible

If you've ever said, "Ah, they know I love them," you need to read this now.


A Muslim Exchange Student and a Christian Girl from Texas Became Inseparable Friends. Then the Unthi...

Sabika was a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan. Jaelyn was 
a homeschooled Christian. 
Somehow, they became inseparable—until the unthinkable happened.


My Boyfriend Has Proposed 16 Times—Why I Have Yet to Say Yes

Love doesn't always have to equal marriage.


The 10 Most Romantic Island Destinations in the United States

Romantic islands perfect for a couple's getaway, a special celebration, or even a wedding ceremony are closer than you think....

What These Women Love About Being Single

For the first time in history, single women outnumber married women in the United States—and it's because they want it...


15 Signs You May Have a Love Addiction

The idea of being addicted to love, an emotion we all feel and want others to feel for us, may...


40 Romantic Ideas to Say ‘I Love You’—How to Be Romantic

When we think about how to be romantic, we often think about expensive grand gestures. But these romantic ideas, big...


16 Leap Year Date Ideas

Since a leap year only comes around once every four years, you might as well make the most of it!...


The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books

When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world's most romantic authors and poets help you say...


How This Boomer Made Peace with Traveling with Millennials

It's better to build bridges than clash over differences, especially when you're the only boomer on the bus.


How Being Single for Years Made Me a Better Partner

Years of singledom teach us more than what we want in a partner—they also teach us how to be a...


How to Get Over Cheating: 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do After Your Partner Cheats

You didn't think it could happen to you, but unfortunately, your partner has been unfaithful. So now you have to...

This Is Why January Is the Biggest Month for Divorce

It’s not exactly the most cheerful way to ring in the new year.



17 Signs of a Toxic Relationship—Are You the Cause?

What is a toxic relationship? It's when you and your partner engage in behavior that is emotionally and sometimes physically...


My Parents Got Divorced After 7 Years—Here’s What I’m Doing Differently

Years after her parents' divorce, one woman went on a mission to find out how to survive the seven-year itch...


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Why My Husband and I Take Solo Vacations—Without the Other—Every Year

Vacationing alone gives each person time to indulge interests that bore the other, plus you realize how much you miss...


How Divorce Will Change in 2020

If you’re considering a split in the new year, make sure you know how the new rules surrounding divorce might...