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Do you have a thin friend who thinks she's heavy?
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Body Image: Help! My Skinny Friend Thinks She's Fat

If you have a friend whose physique you envy, but all she seems to do is talk badly about her body, it can be pretty tempting to shake her and scream "What's wrong with you?!" Unfortunately, we all know, that's unlikely to help. In this video, therapist, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers her best advice about how to be supportive to your friend who suffers from low self-esteem.

This is a BFD
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This is a BFD

By now you’ve probably read and heard a lot about how to have an amazing new year. Is it possible that you really need to read another one? YES. Why? Not only because this article is different. Very different. But also, because whatever you are wanting to happen in 2012 you very likely wanted to have happen, at least some version of it in 2011. And so this is where we start.

10 Ways to Increase Your Confidence
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10 Ways to Increase Your Confidence

 by Julie Robinson   Our hodge-podge group of friends / acquaintances met for football and dancing (odd combination, I know) at a local lounge rented out for a private party late last fall. Wearing my thigh high leather boots and sequin mini-skirt, I was ready to get down to some serious boogie-ing. The energy felt ripe for a woman who exudes confidence.

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Misconceptions surrounding sexually empowered women are alive and well.
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I Love Sex, But That Doesn't Mean I'm Easy

Yes, I am very open about sex. I like having sex and a lot of it. But since when does that make me easy? Why is female sexual enjoyment still connected with a lack of discernment? I, for one, am quite choosy.

How Do You Know When You Are In Love? [EXPERT]
Is it love or just infatuation?
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How Do You Know When You Are In Love?

Ruby and Jim had been dating for 11 months and were considering marriage. Ruby, 32, felt "head over heels" in love with Jim, but she had felt head over heels in love with Adam, as well as with Mark. "That feeling didn't last with Adam or Mark. How do I know it will last with Jim? How can you tell when it's the real thing?"

Beautiful Pieces of my Broken Heart -episode 2
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Beautiful Pieces of my Broken Heart -episode 2

Continued from episode 1 Started thinking how all this happened in last three months …... Me and Becky missed each other even when we were at work. I use to look on my phone to see if have a romantic text from Becky. But in last three months it wasn't the case. We didn't had much to talk; may be just a quick kiss with how was the day? She was spending more time on face book and I was making myself busy with after work drinks with colleagues or some time with old mates. It was getting bit boring living the same life for long.

Can You Take A Compliment? [EXPERT]
Don't let two little words ruin your relationship!
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Can You Take A Compliment?

Accepting a compliment, especially from a man, has never been easy for me. In fact, I probably spent most of my life shutting their compliments down before they could even get the words out. "You look amazing," he would say. My response: "Oh god, what are you looking at? You need to get your eyes checked." Does this sound like you?

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How does marriage relate to memes? One writer is about to tell you.
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Of Memes And Marriage: How These Internet Sensations Can Help You

Can memes have any power during marriage? In a word, yes. (Stay with me now.) According to Dr. Martin Seligman, who was a past president of the American Psychological Association, positive psychology can use memes to "flourish" relationships. To flourish in the psychological sense is to live life abundantly by actively cultivating positive connections.

Why You Should Stop Trying To Change Him [EXPERT]
Have you found a man who was not living up to his potential?
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Why You Should Stop Trying To Change Him

I once had a friend who was on the constant hamster wheel of "almost-men." She continuously dated men who were not her match, but whom she thought she could fix to become her match. She was miserable and exhausted most of the time from all her failed efforts.

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Want a strong bond? Jesus' lessons of love and sacrifice can be applied to relationships.
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3 Powerful Marriage Lessons From Easter

We will soon be celebrating Easter. Many of us will be gathering with family and friends to remember Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, and the good news of Sunday morning. Leading up to that day, though, I'd like to reexamine the lessons. There is always something new to learn about Easter, especially when it comes to love. I see several practical marriage lessons in the death and resurrection of Jesus.

6 Life Lessons For Finding Fulfillment
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6 Life Lessons For Finding Fulfillment

1. Without risk, there cannot be life.
 During youth and the years of building educational, professional and personal lives it is necessary to reach out and try new things, sometimes facing deep obstacles. Perhaps we yearn to follow a path that our parents object to, either personally or in other ways. Perhaps we need to move on when rejected by one we loved. This is the time of life when we learn how necessary it is to face our choices and our defeats with as much courage as we can.

It's Not About Him, It's About You
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It's Not About Him, It's About You

To live your best life with your true love, it’s all about YOU… YOUR peace of mind, your mindset, your vibrational level, your joy. YOU. I recently read a true story about a woman who was single and sick of it. She had been doing all the “inner work” to magnetize her soulmate. She had read all the books, set up her vision board, and her love altar, she even had her list complete, but nothing was happening in the love arena.

Ladies, Stop Busting Your Mans Package!
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Ladies, Stop Busting Your Mans Package!

“I love you. You're the best. I love listening to you. I love everything about you. You do no wrong in my book. Oh my god, you're so amazing. Oh my god, it's so cute the way that you eat your cereal. I love the way you roll over in the middle of the night and mumble in your sleep—it's so cute.” Now fast forward a year later.

Common Causes Of Relationship Problems
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Common Causes Of Relationship Problems

Common Causes of Marital Discord -- Including Infidelity -- and Their Resolution Although no two situations are alike, there are some common patterns that often result in marital conflict and sometimes in infidelity in a marriage or committed relationship. Note that they are not mutually exclusive. They are described below. I. Unacknowledged or Unresolved Anger or Resentment

My Ex Just Got Remarried; How Can He Move On So Quickly?
My Ex Just Got Remarried; How Did He Move On So Quickly?
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My Ex Just Got Remarried; How Can He Move On So Quickly?

Ever wonder why some people seem to rebound from relationships right away while others might take months to recover from a broken heart? What would you do if your ex had a new partner while you were still wiping away the tears? In this video, Psychotherapist, Author & YourTango Expert Julie Orlov explains this very phenomenon for one reader whose ex-husband not only moved on quite quickly after 15 years of marriage, but remarried before the ink on the divorce