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Les ParrottLes Parrott III, Ph.D., is founder of RealRelationships.com and a Professor of Psychology at Seattle Pacific University. He is also co-creator, with his wife Leslie, of eHarmony Marriage. Les is an award-winning author of more than a dozen best-selling books including High-Maintenance Relationships, The Control Freak, 3 Seconds, Becoming Soul Mates, Your Time Starved Marriage and Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts.
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How Marriage Mentors Can Strengthen Your Relationship

Do you and your spouse have mentors for your marriage? Forging a friendship with a couple who has been married

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You Didn’t Marry Your Mom

One of the most inflammatory things a husband can say to his wife is, “That’s not how Mom did it.”

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Six Reasons Couples Don’t Listen to Each Other

Ever noticed how we sometimes can’t recall the birthday of a loved one, but we can’t quite forget every word

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What’s Wrong with ‘Conscious Uncoupling’?

Until a few weeks ago, we’d never heard the phrase ‘conscious uncoupling’. But in our line of work we’ve been

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Making Happy

A man accompanied his friend home for dinner and was impressed by the way the friend entered his house, asked

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Why the Kardashians Aren’t Keeping Up with Marriage

Kim Kardashian is preparing for a wedding with boyfriend Kanye West. Her marriage last year lasted just 72 days, as

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The Best Predictor of Lasting Love

We were having lunch at a café just north of Seattle when we noticed a young couple at another table.

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The Anatomy of a Good Fight

Respect: Good Fighters Steer Clear of Belittling Some of the most groundbreaking research on marriage ever attempted has been conducted

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Sex, Lies and the Great Escape

Here are the five most common choices people make about having sex. Think about them. Then make up your own mind.

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Why You Love the Way You Do

If Love Is Blind, What Am I Looking At?

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