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Asking those Intimate and Awkward Questions!

I am not a sex therapist. That’s my disclaimer. But, I did have a really interesting conversation with a female friend of mine recently.  She’s never been married. She’s in her mid-30s. She’s dating a guy who is divorced and in his early 40s. At this point, they both have a lot of life experience […]

Have a Happy Holiday, By Learning to Say No

The holidays can be happy or hectic, partly because of the tendency to overextend ourselves. I could definitely relate to this guest blog from YourTango expert and psychologist Dr. Lisa Kaplin, who shares her beliefs about when to say yes and when to create boundaries by saying no. I think I will try this one […]

‘Bonus’ Parents

I was on a flight a few weeks ago and couldn’t help but overhear the conversation going on behind me. Two men were talking and covering all the normal bases … Where are you headed? Where is home? Where do you work? What do you do? … and then the conversation ultimately turned to more […]

Nine Tips for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

Start a new tradition by actually having a peaceful Thanksgiving (the way it should be!). Today’s guest blog is from relationship expert Debra Smouse, who recognizes the holiday isn’t always as easy as it should be and offers tips to manage any difficult situations. We’re grateful for the advice, Debra! When it comes to Thanksgiving, we […]

Alone…But Not Lonely

Today’s guest blog is from bestselling author L. Marie Adeline, who shares her thoughts about loneliness, and the different paths one can take to feel more comfortable being with themselves. I found it very honest and insightful! I wish someone had told me a long time ago that there was a difference between being lonely and being alone. […]

How ‘Gen Y’ are Redefining Modern Romance

It’s always nice when someone focuses on the positive side of the equation. In this guest blog, psychotherapist Dr. Deborah Hecker points out how Generation Y smartly takes advantage of time and technology in their search for love. Gen Y are true innovators when it comes to love and dating. They are open-minded, experimental, and technology-savvy, which brings […]

Valuable Love Lessons from a Mother to a Daughter

Today’s guest blog is from Dr. Lisa Kaplin, who writes a very important letter about love to her daughter. Every point made is perfect. And heartfelt. Enjoy, and pass it along to your loved ones! Dear Daughter, Throughout your lifetime you will run into lots of advice about how to “catch” a man, how to […]

When Your Relationship Starts to Feel Stale…

I love today’s guest post from authors Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt because it mentions something that I feel is super important — limiting or removing negativity and criticism in relationships. Continue reading for their insightful thoughts about keeping a relationship healthy and on track. Falling in love is amazing. The excitement of meeting someone […]

Simple Strategies for a Peaceful Holiday Season with the Family

The holidays bring people together and can also bring up some painful issues for many of us. I really liked these simple guidelines from relationship expert Bobbi Anderson so much that I had to share this with you all. It’s a good thing to have handy and read over just before you sit down for the holiday meal […]

Power Imbalances in Relationships: Two Factors That Cause the Most Tension

The greatest love songs of all time are songs about relationships, but those relationships are highly idealistic. Picture Celine Dion singing about how she’s felt blissful every single minute of her love affair, and you’ll know what I mean. In love songs, there’s no such thing as a bad mood or traffic or telemarketers. Coming back […]

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