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Finally A Definitive Answer On ‘Who Should Pay When You’re Dating?’

In today’s edition of “Ask Simply” I’m tackling one of the most basic dating questions:…

What Are The 5 Love Languages & Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It?

For years I have heard about the book, The Five Love Languages. It was actually Mae who first told me about it. As a quick premise for the book, it basically establishes 5 ways that people love with the notion that if you understand yourself and your partner you are…

Advice on being single
7 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU ARE WAITING FOR LOVE

I started writing relationship posts a few years ago, but really picked up the pace…

The Truth About Alone Time & Privacy in Marriage

When you’re married, you are literally living with your best friend, but like every scorn…

How To Spice Up Your Love Life

When you think winter, your mind doesn’t immediately correlate that to feeling steamy (or does it?!) It’s cold outside, you are wearing more layers, you want to brave the less so ordering in and watching a Harry Potter marathon in your flannel pajamas seems like the least objectionable option for date night. I get it, because what I just described was my last Friday night. But winter doesn’t have to bury your love life with icicles, here are 6 ways to find the heat this winter…

7 Surefire Ways To Boost Intimacy In Your Relationship

If you’ve been in a long-term relationship it’s common for couples to retreat into a pattern of distance and disconnection. Wanna know what goes first? Intimacy. The reason is simple, as time goes on, life responsibilities take priority. You are more concerned about your career, your kids and yourself to worry about someone who pledged their life to be by yourself. And while it’s true that your partner may not be going anywhere,  you can be a much better wife, husband, parent or general human being when you are in a happy home where you feel connected and supported.  For that, you need intimacy.

I know what you are thinking and no… it’s more than that. True intimacy is the sense of fully knowing another person loving them as they truly are. It’s a deep honesty that requires you to be your most vulnerable self and connect with your partner both in and out of bed. Intimacy is a way to deepen your bond with your partner, and emotional intimacy can be the key to that. Here are 7 ways to boost intimacy in your relationship…

How To Tackle Money In Your Relationship

If talking about money stresses you out, you’re not alone. Discussing money can be a huge taboo. Whether you’re talking to your boss about a raise or to your best friend about how much you owe her for dinner, talking about money can be very uncomfortable and that spills right over into your love life. In fact, money is often cited as one of the main causes of fights in marriages. A number of studies even show that money (or fights about money) are a leading cause of divorce. Ouch…

Why He Should Own The “Girlfriend Tax” and Wear It As A Badge

Have you heard of the ‘Girlfriend Tax’? I hadn’t. Well, at least until last week.…

These 3 Things Transformed Our Marriage

Being married is pretty much a sleepover with best friend every single night. Yes to pillow…

Here’s How To Keep the Peace with Your In Laws

They say when you marry someone, you marry their whole family. If you are any type of Asian, you are probably furiously nodding your head. This can be both a blessing and a curse depending on who you ask. Since I’m fresh off of living with mine for 3 months – I have some tips to share…