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Ways to win over your partner's parents

Ways to win over your partner’s parents

Madison Wood May 1, 2014

Winning over your significant other’s family is no easy feat, especially when you feel that they may not like you as much as you wish they did. Trouble with the “in-laws,” or legal in-laws, is...

Combating the concept of the friend zone

Combating the concept of the friend zone

Madison Wood April 23, 2014

"I’m tired of being thought of as “just a friend” by so many girls. Is the friend zone forever?" Being put in the “friend zone” is something we have all encountered at some point in our dating...

Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

Birds of a feather can overcome addiction together

Madison Wood April 16, 2014

In tune with this week’s theme, let’s talk harmful habits. Being involved with someone who is battling their own demons can put a strain on any relationship. Anything from substance abuse to mental...

Relationships: Learn the key to keeping things fresh in the long term

Relationships: Learn the key to keeping things fresh in the long term

Madison Wood April 3, 2014

When in a relationship for a long period of time, it isn’t always easy to keep things fresh and upbeat. Once the novelty of the “honeymoon” phase has worn off, it takes some effort to keep things...

Relationship Column: How to rebuild yourself after a breakup

Relationship Column: How to rebuild yourself after a breakup

Madison Wood March 26, 2014

Breaking up with someone can put you in an awkward and uncomfortable position. In order to keep things cordial and to end the relationship on a good note, make sure to set up a time in which you can...

Illustration by Jennifer Luxton/A&E Editor

Don’t let long distances change your relationship

Madison Wood March 19, 2014

Long distance relationships aren’t the easiest. It’s hard being away from your significant other, and there is a lot hard work that goes into maintaining a long distance relationship. Not to...

Illustration by Jennifer Luxton, Arts and Entertainment Editor

First date tips for anxious lovers, and how to keep an eye on body language

Madison Wood March 13, 2014

First dates often involve a lot of preparation and overthinking. After all, we all know how crucial first impressions can be, but they don’t always have to be such an anxious experience. Once you...

The 'ex-factor' could be the key to making your new relationship work

The ‘ex-factor’ could be the key to making your new relationship work

Madison Wood March 6, 2014

Exploring a new relationship is always novel and exciting, which often makes it hard to focus on anything but the present. However, if longevity is what you are looking for, it can help to look back...

Working past the scariest sentence for couples: 'I'm fine.'

Working past the scariest sentence for couples: ‘I’m fine.’

Madison Wood February 26, 2014

Everyone can think of the classic scenario when they have said or heard the words “I’m fine,” knowing things are far from it. In fact, the phrase is actually a good indicator that the problem isn’t...

Illustration by Jennifer Luxton/A&E editor

Get through an argument without ruining your relationship

Madison Wood February 19, 2014

We all know that relationships aren’t always sunshine and daisies. In a healthy and successful relationship, it takes two people who actively work at being together for the betterment of both. This...

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