relationships

Talk About Social Media 'Rules' With Your Partner Ahead Of Time

Many of us have gotten into arguments with spouses or significant others when one partner has “overshared” on social media. An understanding in advance may avoid these fights.


Five Habits Of Truly Effective Communicators

We all have room to polish our communication skills — some people want to be more assertive, others need help with conflict management, and still others find it hard to speak their minds in a group setting. Here are a few tips that can help you get your ideas across.


How Being A Home Owner Improves Your Sex Life [Infographic]

Buying your first house is one of the most stressful endeavors you’re ever likely to go through. On the plus side, it does help to get you more nooky, if this infographic is to be believed. (How else are you going to install that stripper pole?)


How To Stop Being A Pushover

If you feel like you’re always being taken advantage of, and it seems like you’re on the losing end of every situation, it’s time to turn things around. Here’s a few ways you can change your mindset and become the strong, assertive person you want to be.


Ask LH: How Do I Ask Someone To Be My Mentor?

Dear Lifehacker, I understand how useful it is to have a mentor, or someone whose experience I can benefit from. Once I’ve found someone though, how do I ask them? Do you just email them and ask, or is there a better way to make your case? Sincerely, Desperately Seeking Senpai


Argue Over Email If You're Too Angry To Talk In Person

We’ve all been in an argument and said things we regret. If you’re prone to this, consider emailing your spouse or partner.


Be Deliberate During Relationship Milestones To Make It Last

When you’re in a relationship, it’s easy to slide through big decisions like moving in together or getting married without any real deliberation. The Atlantic suggests that when you take the time to really deliberate on big decisions, it pays off in the long run.


Make A 'No Guilt Agreement' With Friends When You're Too Busy To Meet

Trapped in a “cult of busy”, you tell your friends you can’t meet up, and they have probably said the same thing to you. It happens. But to maintain that strong bond, you need to stop guilt-tripping each other.


The Hidden Benefits Of Talking To Strangers

We’re told from a young age to not talk to strangers. While that’s great advice in many circumstances, it’s not a perfect rule. Sometimes, talking with the occasional stranger can have surprising benefits to your well-being. Let’s take a look at some of them.


Avoid Relationship Fights By Reversing Your Assumptions

In relationships, we sometimes blindside our partners with unfair accusations. We assume the worst, when we should be assuming the best. Next time, look for reasons you may be wrong in your assumptions and you could avoid a fight.