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  1. Marriage Advice: Stop Having the Same Fight

    By Laurie Puhn Almost every couple has one: that seemingly trivial fight that just keeps cropping up, day after day, month after month, making you feel as if you're stuck in your very own version of Groundhog Day. Perhaps it's about your husband's leaving his cereal bowl by the sink rather than in t

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  2. Who Marries and When

    June 30, 2009 -- Only 17% of American women haven’t married by age 35, compared to 25% of men, new research indicates. But many people marry a lot younger, the study indicates. There’s a 50% probability that women will marry for the first time by age 25, researchers say; the probability of marriage

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  3. Get Closer to Your Mate

    Whether you're nurturing a budding romance or you've been married since the first lunar landing, you can have a more committed, loving, and fulfilling relationship -- if you're willing to do a little work. Not sure where to start? WebMD consulted with top relationship experts to bring you this set o

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  4. New Spin on Why Women Are Pickier in Love

    June 5, 2009 -- Women tend to be more selective than men when choosing romantic partners. Though scientists have long chalked up women’s pickiness to evolution, new research says the explanation may be simpler. Men typically approach women first, and the act of approaching increases desire. The rese

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  5. When a Man's Sex Drive Is Too Low

    Men. High sex drive. Panting sexual animals. We know what they want. And we know when they want it: right now. Even doctors tend to see men as "sexual automatons," hardwired always to want sex, says pioneering sex researcher Irwin Goldstein, MD, director of sexual medicine at San Diego’s Alvarado Ho

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  6. How to Get More Foreplay

    Yes, you have to ask for it. No, that won't kill you. Read on for wince-free ways to bring out the shoulder-rubbing, neck-nuzzling, best-lover-ever side of your guy.

  7. Boredom Can Doom a Marriage

    April 16, 2009 -- Tension and conflict aren't the only things that affect marital satisfaction in the long term. Simple boredom can also be a relationship killer. A new study shows that couples who report boredom at year seven of marriage are less likely to be satisfied with their marriages at year

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  8. Kids Can Make a Beautiful Marriage Ugly

    April 14, 2009 -- The birth of children has an immediate negative impact on even blissfully happy couples, raising stress and reducing satisfaction levels of husbands and wives, new research says. Reasons for the negative toll kids take on marriage vary between men and women, but researchers say sat

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  9. The 'Good Enough' Marriage

    Forty-one-year-old single mother and journalist Lori Gottlieb has written candidly of spurning "good enough" men in search of the perfect romantic mate. But in her provocative new essay for the Atlantic, Gottlieb advises singles -- especially women -- to consider settling when it comes to a love rel

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  10. Top 5 Reasons for Skipping Sex

    Feb. 10, 2009 -- Being tired or needing sleep are the top reasons for skipping sex, a new poll shows. The national poll, conducted by phone in January by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, included 1,000 adults 18-75. Women made up 52% of the group. Most participants, 57%, were married o

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