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5 Reasons Not to Marry the One You Love

5 Reasons Not to Marry the One You Love

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Marie Hartwell-Walker, ED.D. For many young girls, being a bride is the closest thing possible to living out childhood fantasies of being a princess. The wedding industry and bridal magazines collaborate in spinning the myth. Find the perfect prince, put on the perfect wedding pageant and live happily ever after.

Make Your Heart Beat For Your Serenity!

Make Your Heart Beat For Your Serenity!

Your heart is your best tool to reach that state of calm and stillness we all crave. Cardiac coherence is a very simple method, that can be used by everyone, in all circumstances. Based on breathing and visualization, it can have a ripple effect on your serenity. To get in cardiac coherence, just begin by… breathing. Take several breaths, slow, deep breaths, in rythm with your heart beat, with a short pause after exhaling.

Study: Phrase 'That's So Gay' Damages Self-Esteem [EXPERT]
Does your child suffer from low self-esteem?

Study: Phrase 'That's So Gay' Damages Self-Esteem

In a study conducted at the University of Michigan, lead author Michael Woodford found that the phrase "that's so gay" negatively affected gay, lesbian and bisexual students between the ages of 18 to 25 — contributing to feelings of isolation, headaches, poor appetite and eating problems.

5 Misleading Dating Tips Your Girlfriends Give [EXPERT]
Do your friends give you bad advice?

5 Misleading Dating Tips Your Girlfriends Give

Stop asking your girlfriends for dating advice. Wait. Ill amend that. Be very careful which of your female friends you turn to in times of romantic distress. The problem with most of said advice and reinforcements is that it's rarely objective. Here are five misleading things girlfriends say.

15 Reasons Couples Become Happier As Their Kids Grow Up [EXPERT]
What could bring parents more joy than their child's graduation?

15 Reasons Couples Become Happier As Their Kids Grow Up

You might think that parenting is most precious when children are babies. Everything is so new and exciting. Plus, when the baby naps — and they nap often — the parents can get intimate. Not so. According to a survey of over 100 mental health professionals, 80% of experts agree that couples get happier as their kids grow up. Wanna learn why? Find out below.

Is Your Dream Guy Right In Front Of You?

Is Your Dream Guy Right In Front Of You?

"If it were a snake, it would 'a bit ya!" That's what Ethel Mertz always said to her husband Fred (Lucy Ricardo's neighbors in I Love Lucy) when he'd wander around looking for his glasses – which were always on top of his (bald) head. Do you remember that?

Are You Too Available? 5 Tips To Know

Are You Too Available? 5 Tips To Know

Dating is a game and relationships are a balancing act. Playing hard to get is age old dating advise. However, most women have the opposite problem - they are too available. Men often relate this trait to desperation. So, you don't want to be too available but you don't want to come across as way to hard to get. If it sounds complicated, it can be. What's the perfect balance? Here are five ways to tell if you are too available:  

Can A Bad Relationship Make You Sick? [EXPERT]
Relationships can make us sick. So can life.

Can A Bad Relationship Make You Sick?

“My relationship ended, it felt bad and now I am sick because of it,” is precisely the kind of unexamined thinking and superficial generalization that spins us into imbalance in most cases.