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marriage and death of a child

The Death of a Child and the Strength of a Marriage

On the first Friday of the new millennium, the phone rang just as we were leaving for dinner.  Since our three kids were grown and gone, this was the new normal:  work hard all week, then dinner on Friday night to get back in touch. “I’ll get that,” Becky said, and picked up the phone […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships, Success Couples Advice
whatishealthysexlife

5 Components of a Healthy Sex Life

Despite being surrounded by popular notions about sex, it can be difficult to decipher healthy sexuality from dysfunction and differentiate between appropriate sexual behaviors and unrealistic expectations that can tarnish our love lives or cause us to feel inadequate. Sexuality is much more than the act of sex — it is an emotional bonding experience for […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationships, Sex, Success Couples Advice
dating advice re someones past and future

Love’s Crystal Ball: How to Keep Their Past from Ruining Your Future

A central task each of us faces when choosing a partner is loving ourselves. And as science would have it, a crucial aspect of loving ourselves is setting boundaries for whom we’ll let in our lives — and who gets shut out. A big shut-out?  Anyone whose past might ruin your future. I have lost track […]

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Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
self esteem and relationships

5 Ways to Lessen that Relationship Baggage (and Improve Self-Esteem)

Your relationships with others mirror your relationship with yourself. The way you feel about yourself directly influences the quality of your relationships with others, as well as your behaviors and roles. With a healthy view of yourself that includes self-acceptance, self-love, forgiveness, and insight, dating and relationships will feel easier, more satisfying, and more loving. […]

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About You, Being Single, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
how to know if you are exclusive

17 Ways to Tell if You’re Exclusive

So you’ve been dating one special person for a few months now, but haven’t had the courage to have “the talk” about exclusivity. While some people make their intentions known and agree to becoming exclusive at a certain point, others go with the flow with the hope that they’ll become his or her one and […]

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Dating Advice, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationships
online dating tips

10 Important Dating Commandments

While the dating rulebook certainly isn’t law — don’t wait three days to call her, just do it — there are certain dating principles to follow if you want to set any relationship up for success. Here are ten of my favorite dating commandments: Dating commandment #1: It all starts with you. It’s the same advice your […]

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Date Tips, Dating Advice, Dating Tips, Expert Advice, Mind, Body And Spirit, Relationship Advice
emotional vampires

How to Defend Against Five Emotional Vampires

Emotional vampires wear many different disguises–from workplace bullies to needy relatives to poor-me complainers. Intentionally or not, these people can make us feel depressed, overwhelmed, defensive, wiped out, and angry. Without effective self-defense strategies to keep them at bay, victims of emotional vampires sometimes develop unhealthy behaviors and symptoms, such as overeating, isolating, mood swings, […]

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Expert Advice, Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
how to have a happy relationship

6 Things You Can Do to Better All of Your Relationships

We have one job in this life and that is to be authentic in who we are. It is easy to get pulled away from our commitment to ourselves in the world of relationships as we experience the demands of other people’s thoughts and expectations of who they would like us to be. The greatest gift you […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Tips, Relationships
breaking up and nasty exes

How to Cope with the Ex Who Wants to Punish You

None of us like to think about the harsh reality that someone who once loved us is now out to hurt and even punish us, but it’s true. Bitter, disgruntled and dismissed ex’s seek vengeance in any number of ways, including acts of violence, bullying, intimidation, harassment, passive aggressive behavior, silent indifference and using the […]

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Relationship Advice, Relationship Problems, Relationships
relationship advice for married couples

Do You Know the 5 Secrets to Creating a Lasting Love?

Developing the secure, fulfilling bond you deserve with your partner is hard work, but it is not impossible. Below are five characteristics of every strong bond and what you can do to help create a deep, loving connection. 1. You And Your Partner Must Truly Become Best Friends But what is a best friend? A […]

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