The Four Stages Of A Relationship. What Stage Is Yours In?

In an ideal world, being in a serious love relationship would be easy. There would be no angry arguments. There would be no volatile disagreements about children, pets, or former lovers. There would be no intense fighting or regular threats...

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Are You Codependent? Take The Codependency Quiz

If you look up the term “Codependent" in a diagnostic manual or psychiatric handbook you will not find it listed as a psychiatric disorder or condition. In fact, you will not find it listed on the National Institute of Mental...

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Being A Kinder Partner: The Benefits Of Kindness

Remember when you couldn’t wait to lavish the one you loved with a million kindnesses, big and small? Once upon a time, the idea of being compassionate, thoughtful and self-sacrificing was not difficult. It wasn’t an imposition. It wasn’t an...

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Is Love Addictive? The Brain In Love

Most of us have heard the expression, "love is blind". It is a way of explaining why, when we are in love, we tend to overlook the negatives in our partners and focus only on the positives. When two people...

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Sex Therapy: 8 Ways To A Better Sex Life

Type in “a better sex life” on your laptop or smartphone. Your search engine is likely generous with responses (more than 2 billion pages on Google). Some helpful, some not, and some downright disturbing. But the thousands of listed blog posts,...

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Agreeing To Disagree, A Path To Conflict Resolution

Stalemates happen. You and your partner have talked an issue to death. You’ve made your case. They’ve made theirs. So you say the words. “Alright, let’s just agree to disagree.” Seems like a good idea. It’s clearly a happier alternative to escalating the...

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How Can Creative Thinking Be Improved?

We tend to admire creative people. We think of them as artists, writers, performers or great thinkers like philosophers, mathematicians or even super successful business types. We often hold them apart from us as if they have been mysteriously touched and...

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How To Make A Blended Family Work – The Top 7 Tips

Here’s an interesting statistic: sixteen percent of children in the United States live in step families (also known as a blended family). Moreover, it is likely that more than 40-50% of all adults will have a blended relationship at some...

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The Top 10 Signs Of Midlife Crisis

In an article I wrote about midlife crisis in men and male menopause, I talked about how the crisis in mid-life is mostly a psychological one. Of course, there are also very real physical issues that men face as they...

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Do You Desire More Or Less Sex Than Your Partner?

How do you feel in bed with your partner? Great and completely at ease and natural? Or rejected, confused, unwanted, undesirable, pressured, guilty, anxious or misunderstood? On opposite sides of the mattress, emotions can run high, especially when partners realize that,...

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