Relationships

Whether your relationship is platonic or romantic, every relationship is important. Learn about how to have a healthy relationship with everyone in your life.

Trust in a Relationship: Why It’s Important—and How to Build It

Trust in a relationship is a critical part of a happy, healthy romantic partnership. Follow our expert tips on how to build it.

Is Sex Important in a Relationship? Here’s What Experts Say

Experts reveal how important sex is in relationships and how to have a sex life both you and your partner...


Is There a Covert Narcissist in Your Life? 18 Things Therapists Need You to Know

Recognizing a covert narcissist isn't easy. Here's what to watch for—plus expert tips for dealing with them.


How to Move on from a Relationship

Breaking up is hard to do—but you can turn a negative into a more positive experience with our expert tips...


16 Gaslighting Memes to Help You Feel a Little Less Alone

Here are some memes that may help you learn the signs of gaslighting, understand your own situation, find comfort, get...

Can Pheromone Perfumes Make You More Attractive to the Opposite Sex?

You may have seen advertisements for pheromone perfumes or sprays that promise to make you more sexually attractive or to...


New Study: Couples Need These 5 Traits in Common for a Relationship To Last

Looks like "opposites attract" is getting shot down: New research reveals the relationship characteristics that truly stand the test of...

7 Rules for Love, from Zen Monks

Enlightening keys to anchor into your heart and find a harmonious relationship, from two monks who understand the complexities of...


The #1 Best Way Respond When Someone Unfriends You, According to an Expert on Psychology & Soci...

Plus, this expert reveals how to determine that it's healthy to unfriend or unfollow someone for your own mental health.


This Is the #1 Secret to Staying Best Friends Forever, from 8 Pairs of Lifelong Pals

Friends are proven to be good for your health, but the ones who stick together for the ages are...


8 Subtle Hints That a Friendship Is Toxic, Say Experts

That pit in your stomach every time you spend time with a certain someone might suggest you're dealing with a...

“Is My Friend Toxic?” This 2-Minute Quiz by Experts Helps You Figure It Out

A toxic friend drains your energy—and, according to research, can seriously affect your health long-term. Mental health experts offer...


How Luke Russert Knew It Was Time for a Career Change: ‘There Was Something Missing’

Emmy-winning Washington journalist Luke Russert spotlights untapped mental health themes in his breakout memoir, Look for Me There.


5 Warning Signs You’re Settling in Your Relationship

Licensed counselors and a renowned divorce attorney say these red flags may not seem like a big deal, but...


Friendship Breakup: Here’s How (and When) To Move On From a Friend

We've all been there: Ending a friendship hurts—sometimes, even worse than a romantic breakup. Plus, here's how long the...


Attachment Styles Quiz: What’s Your Relationship Attachment Style?

Your relationship attachment style can reveal a lot about your past and what you're experiencing in love right now. Take...

6 Powerful Lessons a Breakup Teaches You

Research says that breakups are considered a deeply traumatic experience. But relationship experts explain how we can take this emotional havoc...


Love Language Quiz: Which of the 5 Love Languages Do You Speak?

Communication is vital for a strong relationship, but each of us has a particular set of needs. Take this...


Why Can’t I Get Over My Ex? The 7 Most Likely Reasons, According to Therapists

If you're hung up on a broken-down relationship for weeks...or months...or even years after a breakup, researchers have found...


7 Signs You Shouldn’t Stay Friends With an Ex

After a breakup, you might say you want to keep in touch. Here's when the best intention is the worst...


10 Best Relationship Books of 2023 (So Far)

Harvard research says relationship quality ranks among the highest factors for our general happiness. These are the best relationship books...


Who Moves on From a Relationship Faster? A Psychologist Shares the Data

A relationship scholar and couples therapist reveals that when it comes to getting over a breakup, gender differences are nuanced....


The Best Valentine’s Day Gift for Each of the 5 Love Languages

Depending on the person you love, the best Valentine's Day gift might not require you to spend much...


Here’s How to Get Over a Breakup—and How Long It Might Take

They say time heals all things—but how much time? A psychotherapist says there's one important key for how to get...


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20 Relationship Communication Quotes to Strengthen Your Love

Screenshot-worthy words of wisdom about the power of the words you use with your partner. Plus a therapist's tips to...

18 Therapist-Approved Date Night Questions for a Stronger Relationship

Starting or maintaining a healthy romantic relationship can be fun, but also requires some wise intention. Here...


Relationship Attachment Style: 9 Questions to Help Identify Yours

Determine which attachment style is yours, with psychologists' insights on how it formed in your earlier years.


7 Major Health Effects of Expressing Gratitude in Relationships

Showing gratitude can help you sleep better, work better and even avoid heart disease. A psychologist explains the science.


Vanessa Lachey Gets Candid about Her Longtime Health Struggle…and the #1 Key to Her Marriage

Vanessa Lachey spoke with The Healthy @Reader's Digest about the skin condition that's impacted her confidence, and how both self-care and a healthy...


6 Signs You’re Dealing With a Micromanipulator, a Therapist Says

Manipulation in a relationship can pop up in subtle ways. We asked a clinical psychology expert to share the...


Are You Being ‘Micromanipulated’? Therapists on How to Spot This in Your Relationship

Clinical psychology professionals explain how even subtle, indirect comments and actions can have damaging effects—even if they seem insignificant...