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Our relationships are what bind us to others — for better or for worse. They can be romantic, platonic, work-focused or family-focused; the only constant is that they are complicated.

As a result, the need to work on our relationships with others is constant, so we go looking for advice or studies to help us understand what's working — and what's not. 

Why we're stuck on a particular side of the bed

Other animals have 'human' emotions, too

Why you need acquaintances, not just BFFs

Friendship is the cure for what ails us

Scientists may have found the gene that makes a marriage stick

7 'universal moral rules' found around the world

It doesn't take a lot of money to get the health benefits of a girls' weekend

Holding a grudge can be surprisingly healthy

Why you shouldn't freak out when your dad calls you by the dog's name

How to build trust

Why we really should stop calling humans 'dogs' and 'pigs'

The strange and surprising history behind 13 popular wedding traditions