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Food and why?

Food and why?

Instead, to the previous one we add: stress, boredom, cold, to keep company. The consequences for a disordered eating: gaining weight, overspending, eating disordered diseases… Under stress people tend to act differently than in normal situation, even their attitude, personality changes, they become a different person. Stress situations: exams, job-related, personal life problems, I’m sure you all are familiar with them.

First-Date Advice for men

First-Date Advice for men

There have been mountains upon mountains of articles written about dating and first-dates in particular.. There are literally thousands of ways to cover the topic and I have read many of them. I have found that they are, for the most part, targeted at women. Experts, pundits, coaches and advisers of all kinds, each have their own take on the subject and no shortage of tips on how to have a successful first-date... for women. They tell women what to talk about, what not to talk about, how to act, how NOT to act, offer to pay the tab or split the tab, drink, don't drink...

Putting the Past in the Past

Putting the Past in the Past

When life throws challenges at us, when we experience great pain or loss there can be memories to be treasured.  There are some things, however, that we eventually discover are holding us back.  When my late husband first passed away, I wore his wedding ring around my neck on a chain.  It kept it close to my heart.  One day about six months later, I noticed I was carrying my head more forward than normal.  The weight of the ring was dragging me down. 

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Dear Wendy, Am I Turning Into A Bridezilla?

Dear Wendy, I'm getting married in August and have been planning the wedding for over a year, so the date has been set for a while now. My brother — my only sibling — got engaged last weekend. I love him and his fiancée, but I was very upset when I found out today that they are planning to get married a mere six weeks before I do. Why couldn't they get married in May or November, so that there is more turn-around time? What if all of my out-of-state family comes to his wedding and then can't make it to mine? I invited them first! My mom is on the sickly side and is already stressed about one child getting married, so now I'm worried about her having to deal with two weddings back-to-back.

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Why Some Step-Families Fail To Blend

It’s possible that the family doesn’t “blend” because the children have moved out on their own and are starting their own families. That’s O.K., as long as there is respect for the new stepparent, as their parent’s spouse. It does make life a little tougher for the grandkids (who don’t understand why some of the grandparents are not accepted equally,) but it’s somewhat understandable if the kids are already on their own as adults and making their own decisions. These adult children are limiting the love these stepparents can have for them and for their children, but it is their own choice.

The “minuses” that block the view

The “minuses” that block the view

Either you’re on a first date or an interview or just being introduced to somebody, still you need to pass that “exam”. The exterior would always be blocking the view towards ones personality, but hey, that’s why we have our eyes for, but judging by only that, Is the same as judging all the celebrities by their magazine shots. Besides the only person who cares just about the exterior traits is the club doorman.

After Infidelity In Marriages

After Infidelity In Marriages

As many times as people have heard that it happens, it's always a shock and a betrayal to them when they've realized that their spouse has cheated on them. They hear stories on the news, and they read sordid tales about cheating that happen in the marital affairs of others. But nothing quite prepares a person when it happens to them.

Appreciate what you have - No matter what

Appreciate what you have - No matter what

Working at "The Nate Berkus Show" exposes me to many different things. One of the most interesting and moving aspects of being here, are all the stories that are covered. A short time ago, I spoke to a woman from Albany, N.Y. who was a victim of domestic violence. Her son fell victim to her abusive husband as well, and suffered severe brain damage, causing him to lose his ROTC scholarship due to his illness. Only to add insult to injury, she was left with a home that is less than what most of us would consider "livable."

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Community Spotlight: Should A Woman Lose Weight For Her Man?

A debate broke out on YourTango earlier this week when Celeb Love reported that Jessica Simpson's fiance, Eric Johnson, is rumored to have issued an ultimatum: if she doesn't lose weight by their wedding, he's calling it off. Does the wife of a professional athlete need a fit, skinny wife? Should Jessica find love with someone who appreciates her as she is? Has Jessica "let herself go"?

Choosing “The Path Less Traveled”

Choosing “The Path Less Traveled”

Pinkee here~ After the Booty Doctors talking to you about open relationships for about a year and a half now, you may be getting to the point where you and your partner are ready to create one.  So, here’s a practical guide to having those first few conversations about it.  Opening up a relationship that has been “closed” is a complicated task.  You don’t just talk about it once, say ‘well, glad that’s done’, and be on your merry way to m