On-Off Romantic Relationships

Amber Vennum

An on-again off-again relationship is when people date, break-up and then date again. These renewed relationships suffer from a host of maladies. Is there ever a time when it's ok to get back with an ex?

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Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Commitment
    The role of commitment in romantic relationships and how to navigate it
    Ex-partners
    Understanding and managing the impact of ex-partners still in the picture (as friends, co-workers, or co-parents)
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
  • Do your family and friends have to like your partner?

    Kale Monk

    According to research, external support of your relationship is vital for it's longevity. This article provides a critique to the "Romeo & Juliet Phenomenon."

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    Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Social Pressure & Support
    Understanding and managing the influence of friends and family on romantic relationships and vice-versa
  • The Behavior That is the #1 Predictor of Divorce. Do You Do This?

    Relevate Account

    You might be guilty of this damaging behavior in your relationships. Although we can often see this used in a humorous fashion on our favortie shows, eye-rolling and heavy sarcasm can set your relationship up for trouble. Read more to learn just how much of an impact these behaviors have on a couple's future as discovered by one of our favorite researchers, John Gottman. 

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    Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Relationship Maintenance
    Ways to keep your relationship working and healthy
  • Practice May Not Make Perfect: Relationship Experience and Marital Success

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    More is not necessarily better. Having more relationship experiences prior to marriage may make it more difficult to have success in marriage, especially considering amount of sexual and cohabiting partners. Learn what specific experiences contribute to difficulty in marriage and reasons why this is so. 

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    Topics:
  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Cohabitation
    Understanding living together: the ins, the outs, and the how-tos
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful