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 National Hugging Day: 7 Step Plan To Get More Hugs

National Hugging Day: 7 Step Plan To Get More Hugs

"Hugs are what I miss the most." A deep sigh followed by a painful silence. Not knowing the frail little lady in front of me, I was not sure what to say. Her skin at 85 was nearly transluscent and it looked like a hug might break a bone. "How long has it been?" I asked. "Thirty eight years next week, two days before our anniversary."

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Being nice can lead to a happier you AND a better relationship!

Why It's Important To Be Nice

Someone famous once said, "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice." That's easy to remember when life is good, but it's more important to remember when you're faced with a challenge, especially when that challenge is in your romantic relationship, when the tendency is to shut down or go on the attack. I've tried both of those tactics and I wouldn't recommend them if the relationship is important to you.

How to keep your relationship fresh and exciting

How to keep your relationship fresh and exciting

With the arrival of a new year your heart is filled with new hopes and new dreams along with a desire to see your dreams come true. In your life you go through a series of beginnings and endings but you never mourn the loss of an ending as you are aware that each ending signifies a new beginning. As the New Year approaches you hope of new possibilities both in your personal and professional life. So have you ever given some thought to starting 2012 with a new relationship? By a new relationship it is not implied that you leave the current relationship to begin a new one.

Who Are Men Really?

Who Are Men Really?

Once upon a time I witnessed one of the toughest, macho, ex-marine construction foremen I know do a beautiful thing. When our accountant got married, her wedding was in another state and thus no one from here was invited to the wedding. This man made a point to find out her favorite color and the size of their bed, and ordered some very fine monogrammed linens for her. He arrived at her office with a large cardboard box. He put it on her chair and told her gruffly that someone delivered the box to his office by mistake.

When Your Spouse Is A Spendaholic

When Your Spouse Is A Spendaholic

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com I used to love the bestselling chick lit series "Shopaholic" in which an exuberant English girl has a myriad of adventures in life and love all surrounding her out-of-control spending habits. She was cute and endearing, if not completely financially responsible. And even when she did eventually find her dream man (one who was surprisingly good natured about her "problem") she continued to spend all their money in the most adorable ways possible.

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There are just certain things that make a man know you're "The One!"

How He Knows She's 'The One'

Once it happens, colors become numbers, numbers become letters, and letters turn into a confusion of emotion that leave you utterly baffled at what you are experiencing. For some people, time will even stop; preserving one of the most meaningful and memorable moments of your life. This whirlwind of events and emotion can happen at any time. The triggers can be seemingly inconsequential, but it's the small things you do that can make him fall for you, hard. What, you may be asking yourself, are those special elements that change his thinking from "she's a cool person" to "she's the one?" Most men will agree that there are some common things women do and say that create pivotal moments, leading to men having a sense that they cannot live another day or another moment without that special person.

You're Unhappy But Your Partner Is Fine—What Can You Do?

You're Unhappy But Your Partner Is Fine—What Can You Do?

Are you unhappy in your relationship, want your partner to go to counseling with you and he refuses? The majority of the work I do is with women who want their partner's to change and are frustrated because he doesn't see the need for it. This is when the real work begins! Whenever you are in a relationship and find yourself unhappy about how things are going, commonsense would dictate that you need to have your partner’s cooperation to “fix” things. But that is not necessarily true.