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The issue of couple time falls into that Mars-Venus planetary orbit. What constitutes quality couple time? And how much is enough? Well, that depends on whos doing the talking. This week, our regular relationship columnist, Liza Finlay, asked a male friend, Gregg Lawless, to weigh in

Listening is one of the most important aspects of effective communication. Successful listening means not just understanding the words or the information being communicated, but also understanding how the speaker feels about what theyre communicating.

Remember how much you used to talk when you first started dating your partner or spouse? You likely used to discuss everything, often well into the wee hours. If youve found conversation to be lacking lately and limited to whose turn it is to do the dishes, we suggest adding (or resurrecting) the topics below to help strengthen your bond.

Dating is one thing, but sealing the deal with a guy you click with can be a lot tougher. But before you let fear of losing something good take over, know that there are some simple but effective strategies for getting Mr. Almost to become Mr. Right.

Life would be so much easier if you hit it off with all of your boyfriend's friends, but there are usually one or two that youd rather not spend time with.

Sure, some typical moves a hair flip here, an eye batted there will attract a man... some of the time. But you may be surprised at the things guys really cant resist about women, and some of them are the very qualities women fear will drive men away from letting a curse word fly loose to leaving all kinds of makeup near his bathroom sink. Heres why these habits (and others) can actually win a man over...

You had your own friends before you met your man. So did he. How about now? Have those friendships stayed intact or are they dwindling? Have these other friendships died out completely? Romantic relationships tend to take center stage, but how much is too much?

10 Things that Women Wish Men Understood About Them.

Sustaining any relationship takes dedication and hard work. Long-distance relationships are especially challenging. Emotional closeness and physical affection are the foundations on which romantic relationships are built.

How often do you spend quality time with your spouse? Maybe you live together, work together or spend time together each day but how much actual quality time are you getting? Do you spend enough time every day talking? Do you share your dreams, thoughts and feelings like you once did when you first got together?

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