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Seth Rogen stars opposite Barbra Streisand in this poignant comedy.
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3 Love Lessons From 'The Guilt Trip'

I winced a couple of times while watching The Guilt Trip when I heard Joyce Brewster, the endearing yet nagging mom, say word for word some of the things I have said to my own, grown sons.

Red Alert On Resolutions - Make Progress, Not Promises (EXPERT)
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Red Alert On Resolutions - Make Progress, Not Promises (EXPERT)

  A lot is written about resolutions.  My first thought is, DON'T MAKE THEM (but we won't really go there).  Most of us set out with lofty, admirable goals, and, quite frankly, without a clear way to accomplish them.  Time passes, and with it our good intentions lose momentum.  All too often, a feeling of guilt sets in.  "How difficult is it to...?" you ask yourself.  "I'm a smart person.  At work I am more than com

Are you feeling alone in your relationship?
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Are you feeling alone in your relationship?

Loneliness has become an increasing problem in our relationships today.  In fact, if you are living in a marriage without receiving love or being able to express heartfelt thoughts and feelings, you struggle to have a meaningful relationship.  Heartache and loneliness results from disappointment of not having your dreams fulfilled by the most important people in your life. Everyone yearns and desires in a relationship:  to be loved, accepted, respected, and appreciated by another person.

Why You Live with a mate that is unemotional
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Why You Live with a mate that is unemotional

Living with a mate who doesn’t express emotions can be one of the most difficult challenges of your life.  No matter how much you try to speak to your mate, it’s like you’re speaking to a wall. As one mate said, “Living with my unemotional husband is like living in two different worlds.”  Another said, “It’s worse than living in a prison or taking care of another child.” If you wonder why you live with someone who does not fulfill your emotional needs or you work so hard to make the relationship work with little to show for it, he

Couples Communicating In The Modern Age
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Couples Communicating In The Modern Age

Except when my boyfriend and I are in each other’s company, we communicate exclusively through text message and Facebook chats. Over the past six months that we’ve been dating, I can literally count on one hand the number of times we’ve talked on the phone. Actually, I just need two fingers.  

Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?
Which do you prefer?
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Choosing Cyberspace Over Hot Sex?

CBS New York's Jennifer McLogan reported recently that "[t]he hardest desires to resist seem to be social networking sites, not sexual relationships," adding, "While the urge for sex is stronger, people are more likely to give in to the desire [for] social media."

Do Men and Women Speak Different Languages?
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Do Men and Women Speak Different Languages?

Ever since relationship counselor John Gray (click here for a bit more about him and his work) wrote his bestseller “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”, promoting the idea that communication difficulties among heterosexual couples are unavoidable because men and women speak different languages, I’ve wondered whether that’s really true. Of course, I decided to immediately conduct a bit of sociological research by paying attention to the ways men and women I knew interacted.

3 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Or Relationship
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3 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Or Relationship

At a time when fifty percent (or more) of marriages end in divorce, it is no surprise that one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, “Is there anything I can do to keep my marriage/relationship from falling apart?” The good news is, yes, if you and your partner really want your relationship to “go the distance” and avoid being just another sad, divorce statistic, there are three specific, and deceptively simple things you can do right now to start

What Messages Are You Sending?
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What Messages Are You Sending?

The quality of your love life is directly tied to the messages you send. These messages stem from your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions. If your thoughts, beliefs, feelings and actions are not congruent, you’ll send mixed messages. Sending mixed instead of clear messages guarantees a love relationship that is not sustainable — one fraught with frustration, disappointment and a superficial connection. A mixed message can look like this:

Mama boy?
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Mama boy?

My boyfriend had plans to go to a celebration party for one of our friends. His mother called him and said one of his friends was moving out of state on Monday, this was a Saturday. He never told his mom that he had plans at 3pm and he was wanted to coming over to his moms at 1:30. He told me an hour would be plenty of time to visit and say goodbye.