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...


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...

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...


Tiffani Thiessen Reflects on Her Grief After Losing 3 Iconic Co-Stars: ‘Life Is Extremely Prec...

Tiffani Thiessen sat down with The Healthy @Reader's Digest about how she practices wellness at home, and how losing friends...


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Are You a ‘Simp’ in Love? Relationship Therapists Explain How (and Why) Not to Be

What's a simp? Our research suggests it's not exactly a compliment. A relationship therapist reveals how to spot this cringey...

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16 Manipulation Quotes From Experts to Help You Avoid Being Controlled

Emotional manipulators use gaslighting and other shifty techniques to get what they want from you. Peruse these manipulation quotes...


19 Red Flags You’re Being Manipulated, According To Therapists

Emotional manipulation is, by its very nature, underhanded and tough to spot—so how are you supposed to recognize when someone's...


6 Signs of Commitment Issues, From Psychology Experts

Many psychology experts consider commitment the key to satisfying, lasting relationships. Learn how to spot signs someone is afraid to...


16 Health-Focused Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Here are ways to help others live better during the holidays—or in the new year—by contributing to organizations that benefit...


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Are You in a Situationship? How to Tell and What to Do About It

Here's what it means to be in a situationship and what experts recommend you do about these often confusing relationships.


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How to Use the 5 Love Languages, According to Therapists

Relationships are tricky, but knowing about the five love languages could make expressing love easier for you—and your partner,...