Unique Ways to Celebrate Love and Relationships (Slideshow)

Mindful ways to celebrate your closest relationships.

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    Relationship Revival

    Even the best relationships can get dulled by time and drained by stress. Happily, there are simple ways to renew your bond—no matter how long you’ve been together. Read article.

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    Play Together, Stay Together

    Having fun with your partner can bring you closer – and keep you closer over time. Read article.

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    Fun-Time Face-Offs

    Sharing downtime with the one you love brings you closer together. But digging totally different activities can drive you apart. Here’s how to handle the stress of clashing leisure styles. Read article.

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    Health: The New Sex Symbol

    From the biological basis for attraction to the underpinnings of head-turning good looks – an exploration into the compelling connections between vitality and sex appeal. Read article.

  • couple hugging
    The Six Best Gifts you can Give Your Partner

    The most valuable presents don’t come from the store. They come from the heart and are offered as a reflection of the care and appreciation you feel for your partner. Read article.

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    Civil Unions

    Why are we so rude to our spouses, yet courteous, kind and patient with complete strangers? Paying attention to good manners and small niceties may be the key to sustaining the vitality of your relationships. Read article.

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    Unfair Arguments

    Psychologist Richard Nicastro on how to avoid low blows and cheap shots and instead “fight fair.” Read article.

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    The Same Old Argument

    Do you find yourself endlessly bickering with your partner about an issue that just won’t go away? Therapist and author Linda Carroll, MS, explains how to break out of the battle. Read article.

  • couple at home planning
    Big-Picture Partnering

    Without a clear vision, even a strong love can lose its luster. Here’s how to reframe your relationship for a better future. Read article.

  • couple sitting back to back
    Fit to Be Tied: A Couples’ Survival Guide

    When it comes to health and fitness, are you and your sweetheart compatible, combative, or somewhere in between? Read article.

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    Mindful Gifts

    Eight strategies for saner gift giving. Read article.

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    The Art of Conversation

    How to improve face-to-face communication in a digital world. Read article.

It’s easy to get caught up in the commercial trappings of Valentine’s Day: flowers, cards, candy, presents and more. There are, however, many different, meaningful ways to show love to those closest to you.

In the spirit of cupid’s holiday, we’ve gathered some of our best relationships articles, covering everything from tips for nurturing healthy and thriving partnerships to thoughtful ways to show love and appreciation to the effects of relationships on our our overall health. Enjoy!

What is your favorite way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Feel free to leave a comment below.

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