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Dear Dr. Romance: How Do I Stop My Husband's Ex-Wife from Smother

Dear Dr. Romance: How Do I Stop My Husband's Ex-Wife from Smother

Dear Dr. Romance:  My husband has a son with his ex-wife.  He is 12, but she still invites him to sleep in her bed. How old is too old to be sleeping with Mom?  I know kids from divorced parents have different issues-- one being how a child should sleep, what manners to follow, at what time to do their chores, homework, etc. I think consistency in both homes is important for the child.

10 Ways to Find Out if your Man Truly is Husband Material

10 Ways to Find Out if your Man Truly is Husband Material

You started dating a guy, been out quite a few times and at least to you, things are going good.  But as as woman, I know what is going on in your head now. At some point you are starting to wonder… Are you just dating or are you official? Is it exclusive? How come he hasn’t tried to kiss you yet?  Or on the flip side, is he touching you too much? Only with you for sex? Does he respects you?  Can he handle you? Can you handle him? Is this one for the long run?  

3 Parenting Tips for the Technology Evolution

3 Parenting Tips for the Technology Evolution

Unlike my parents, I have always had indoor plumbing.  I am guessing when they first started putting toilets in homes that more than one person protested.  “In the house? Why would you want that in the house?”  However, I never once heard my parents say, “Life was sure a lot better when we had to go outside in January to relieve ourselves.”  When I hear complaints about advancing technology, I think it is a lot like indoor plumbing.  It may be questioned at first, but no one is going back to the outhouse.  

If You're Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop.....It Will!

If You're Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop.....It Will!

A girlfriend and I were having lunch and I asked about her son who was getting professional help for some behavioral problems he was having. She shared with me that he seemed to be doing better and went on to say: "There's a good change in his attitude." "He's staying out of trouble, but I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop." "It's hard to trust him yet." "He is doing things that he's never done before, which is great. But I still need to stay on top of him just in case."

Are You Crazy In Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Are You Crazy In Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Many people fear relationship failure. Real love makes us feel vulnerable and we tend to have fear of the unknown. Putting trust in someone can make us feel exposed. Some people even believe that the more they care about someone, the more at risk they are for being hurt. Recently, I met with Claire, a bright twenty-eight year-old teacher who reflected “The thought of forever terrifies me, I just can’t see myself with Jake forever but I’m madly in love with him.”

What To Do When You Love Him, But Don't Trust Him

What To Do When You Love Him, But Don't Trust Him

He didn't cheat, but he still broke your heart... The wounds of an affair are usually deep, lingering and painful. But infidelity isn't the only way to destroy trust and put a relationship in danger. Betrayals come in many forms and degrees of intensity. You can be betrayed a little at a time and in very subtle ways or you can be betrayed with one huge decision.

Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

Make Your New Year Resolutions Stick

If you set goals or made resolutions for the year stretched out ahead of us, now is the time to figure out how you’re going to achieve them.Here are some questions to help you get focused before you get too settled into daily life and lose track of what you desire to experience, create or change in the year ahead.

Relationship Resolutions with Staying Power

Relationship Resolutions with Staying Power

Every New Year, droves of people make New Years resolutions.  Some of the most popular are loosing weight, exercising, and saving money.  Fewer people make resolutions to improve their intimate relationship.  Of those who do, they may fall victim to the same resolution defeating behaviors that cause so many well-intended changes to go by the wayside before the end of January.  This article will give you some specific relationship resolutions to consider that I believe will make a huge difference in your relationship with an intimate partner.  But first, lets talk

Creating Family Acceptance

Creating Family Acceptance

Lately, I’ve gotten so many anguished questions from people who are being criticized and rejected by family for making relationship choices the families don’t like, usually for cultural or religious reasons, that I changed my mind about what I was going to write this month.