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Aleteia's collection of articles on family or kinship relations, friendship, marriage, relations with associates, work, clubs, neighborhoods, and places of worship, from a Catholic perspective.

Relax … Science says you’re more likable than you think

New research on first impressions can set you at ease when meeting new people.

One couple’s secret to a happy marriage: Walking around the block

A couple married for 64 years has found the key to staying happy -- and fit!

Why you shouldn’t give up on traditions — even the weird ones

The human experience is communal and traditions bring people together — from the past, present, and future.

6 Quick tips for handling common conflicts with your spouse

These ideas can really help defuse arguments.

Can your spouse be your “cross”?

Labeling our husband or wife this way has some far-reaching consequences.

6 Things I learned as a millennial when I took a cross country trip with seniors

"I have found some of my most rewarding times with this age group."

What is an annulment, really?

It takes more than words to make a real sacramental marriage.

Can you rebuild a friendship after years of disconnection?

Rekindling a relationship that's been lost through the years is hard, but worth it.

Why “loving thy neighbor” is actually the easy part of the Golden Rule

It's the other critical part that can be difficult ...

7 Common pitfalls to avoid in your marriage

These problems can cause bigger issues if you're not careful.

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