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 12 Reasons Why Lucia's Article '12 Reasons Re: Nice Guys" Sucks!

12 Reasons Why Lucia's Article '12 Reasons Re: Nice Guys" Sucks!

1. Not Real. You're obviously so busy lying to yourself that you have no idea when someone else is being real towards you. "Too nice?" Sooo, let me get this straight, if I help your grandmother bring in groceries, or pull over to help a single mother move her stalled car out of the road, or say "Thank you" and "Please" in order to share love and respect amongst my fellow human race, I'm "Too Nice"?

Healthy Relationships Tips

Healthy Relationships Tips

I’ve written lots about healthy relationships and what factors successful couples have that produce them unique. T the significance of good couple’s communication, their most critical sticking points - and what brings them together. Listed here are my top relationship tricks for having and maintaining a normal relationship:

Five Reasons To Play Hooky From Work With Your Honey

Five Reasons To Play Hooky From Work With Your Honey

You’re sitting at your computer at work and you’ve had it up to “here” with the pile of papers sitting on your desk. All you can think about is an afternoon escape. After all, the work will still be there when you get back. If you’re contemplating calling in sick or checking out early, double up with your partner so that you can really enjoy the day. A vacation for two is much more fun than one. Here are five ready-made reasons to hop the cubicle walls and make time for yourself and your loved one:

What I learned About Emotions...

What I learned About Emotions...

I found out that it is okay for women to express emotions. Mom was not right when she taught us that showing emotion, happy, in love, or sad, was a sign of weakness. Letting the man you love see you as a woman in all your pleasant vulnerability, feelings, expressions is the best gift you can give him. I overthought my feelings and emotions so much in the past that it altered my personality. I became a watered-down version of myself. I started acting as if I were "hard," "tough," as though nothing could get to me, but it isn't impressive; it's suggestive.

Plan, Action and Achieve

Plan, Action and Achieve

When the objectives we set are large or complex, we often need a plan of some sort to ensure we reach them. However, planning is just half of the story: you also need to take action. Before implementation of any plan, it's useful to check where you are both physically and mentally. Achieving our success is based on our "whole" being fully present and accountable, and that means making sure both bodies are not only on board but have the capability to do the work necessary.

Woman loves self

Why Masturbating Is Good For You

Although masturbation is considered one of the most common sexual acts on the planet, the silence and shame that shadow masturbation have long and deep roots. Beyond the religious condemnation that has long been associated with self pleasure, the practice was not long ago considered an affliction for which medical doctors used the cruelest of instruments and techniques to control young boys from experiencing any pleasure at all. But there are many benefits to a healthy dose of solo sexual practices.

Don't bring your baggage to breakfast.

Don't bring your baggage to breakfast.

When it comes to affairs of the heart, it’s tough enough trying to navigate the steps of the dance. This dance is the interaction between the sexes, that--love it or hate it--must be performed when attempting to make a connection. We’ve all heard that men are from Mars and Women from Venus.

Is dating a younger man such a bad thing?

Is dating a younger man such a bad thing?

I'm a recently divorced 37-year-old woman. While I'm relatively new to the dating scene, I've been trying out all sorts of things that my married self wouldn't have thought possible -- like actually going out and having fun with my girlfriends at bars, dance clubs, etc. And of course, while doing this I've met a few suitors. There's one man in particular that is wonderful: he's caring, kind, has a real job that earns him good money and he is very attractive. There's only one problem: he is only 26!

Couple in a fight

How To Fight Fair With Your Partner

How we fight sometimes says more about us than how we got into a fight in the first place. Living a conflict-free life, especially with a loved one, sounds nice but in reality is impossible. Not only that, but it's unhealthy. Disagreements from time to time, if dealt with maturely and with the requisite kindness, can actually help to strengthen the bond between partners. And that's not simply due to the makeup sex phenomenon, a theme so commonly mimed in sitcoms and romantic comedies. Yes, fighting within a couple is normal. However, within each fight lies a potential minefield of insensitive comments and dirty tricks. Fights are only productive if done fairly. Here's a list of seven dos and seven don’ts to keep in mind when entering a tiff to make sure you’re fighting fairly. Following these rules could be the difference between making up and sleeping on the couch.