The happiest and most successful people tend to be extremely caring, says author Brendon Burchard. The following strategy makes others feel special–and helps you connect with them on a deeper level. From The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive.
Guys like to feel special on V-Day, too, say authors Maxwell Billieon and Ray J. Here are eight ways to make your day together unforgettable, from their book, Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know about Men Who Stray.
Should we help him feel like a “conqueror”? Allowing men to take the lead sometimes helps men stay committed to the relationship, say Maxwell Billieon and Ray J, authors of Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know about Men Who Stray.
Weird science: If you want to build a relationship with your guy, clinical evidence says you should consider applying the “The 30-day Rule.” From Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know about Men Who Stray, by Maxwell Billieon and Ray J.
By Terrance Dean
Author of Mogul
Not all men are relationship material. Many of them are not quite ready to settle down. They’re perfectly content being bachelors. But you are ready to settle down in a relationship. I’m going to do you a favor and break it down so that you will be able to identify a man who isn’t worth your time.
By Jessica Massa
Author of The Gaggle
As a single woman, there are many ways to approach Valentine’s Day. Here’s the good news: You don’t have to overplan, underplan, glorify, or ignore Valentine’s Day just because you don’t have a significant other, or even a date. You can actually enjoy the holiday! Or at the very least, you can refuse to let it turn you into a bitter and lonely hater of all things red and fragrant.
By Jack Murnighan
Co-author of Much Ado about Loving
First kisses can be some of the romantic, erotic, mind-jellying, and utterly terrifying moments of our lives. But how much (or how little) do they tell us about how the relationship would go as a whole? In fact, they can predict a lot more than you might guess.
It’s simple human nature to want to avoid conflict. But by not addressing the problem—or by mishandling the breakup—you might guarantee discomfort and unhappiness for days, weeks, maybe years, says Liz Pryor, Good Morning America’s advice guru and author of What Did I Do Wrong?: When Women Don’t Tell Each Other the Friendship Is Over. She shares the story of former friends, Terry and Mia, to illustrate.
By Sabrina Jeffries
Author of To Wed a Wild Lord
I’ve been married for twenty-seven years. There’s a reason I write about Happily Ever Afters: I believe in them. I believe that everyone has someone out there for them, and that relationships can last. My marriage grows richer by the year, and it has survived periods of extreme upheaval. These myths do nothing to help love last.
By Deborah Goldstein
The Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries breakup proves, once again, that you can be beautiful, rich, famous—and sadly, unlucky in love. Hollywood brides and grooms might enjoy free everything from publicity-seeking wedding vendors, but a happily-ever-after seems to be the one thing they can’t get comped.