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Dating Q and A:  Did Polyamory Replace Monogamy?

Dating Q and A: Did Polyamory Replace Monogamy?

Dating Question for Hadley: I received a shocking invitation from a widowed man I met on a dating site.  We live 2000 miles apart, so we're building a friendship in video chats and being long-distance cheerleaders for each other as we adjust to single life.   He said he wanted to meet me in person and asked if I would consider a polyamory relationship with him. A what?

Do you want to change someone badly?

Do you want to change someone badly?

I am the worst offender when it comes to the following issue. It can literally break up any kind of relationship. It can harm the relationship you have with your man, mother, father, sibling, or friend. A couple of weeks back, my husband (Hemal) and I had a squabble. This is how it went down… Hemal came home from a final round interview for a new job position that he has been scoping out and wanting for a while. I asked him how it went.

My Life as a Phone Sex Operator - Part 8

My Life as a Phone Sex Operator - Part 8

I was sitting in the nail salon the other day having my bi-weekly pedicure and manicure, when a couple of “upper class” women waltzed in. We all exchanged smiles and hellos. I’ve seen the one woman a few times, so we have the ability to chat a little to break up the silence. This day however, I wasn’t so talkative; I was a voyeur, listener. The big discussion was the newest novel, “50 Shades of Grey”.

Don't Sleep through your Sex Life

Don't Sleep through your Sex Life

Have you ever found yourself in a sexual lull? Maybe you're in one right now. During my oh-so-many single years, I used to call my gaps in dating and intimacy "being on hiatus." And the hiatuses were often pretty long. (Sorry…TMI?) The truth is that extended periods of celibacy are somewhat common for single women over 40. Unlike our earlier years of joyful experimentation and bed-hopping, most of us aren't sleeping with any guy that comes along. (Yes…pun intended.)

What is Harder Breakups or Divorce?

What is Harder Breakups or Divorce?

Anyone going through a breakup or a divorce experiences an emotional roller coaster. It is necessary to grieve the death of the relationship. To fully heal, one must go through all five of the grieving stages, anger, denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance. There is no set order or time limit for each stage of grieving. You may go from one to another several times before getting to acceptance. There is also no set time. It may take one person a few days to go through this process, while it takes another person, years.

7 Tips To Ensure You'll Never Have Sex Again [EXPERT]
He won't be whispering sweet nothings in your ear anytime soon.

7 Tips To Ensure You'll Never Have Sex Again

One of the most common complaints I receive in my relationship counseling work is, "we hardly ever have sex." Since you might be addicted to the anger and complaining surrounding this issue, I want to make sure you do all the "right things" so you get to continue complaining about it! Here are seven tips to ensure you never have to have sex in your relationship again.

What I Learned From My Daughter [EXPERT]
Get ready world, my girl is coming for you!

What I Learned From My Daughter

On Saturday May 26, 2012, my oldest daughter graduated from high school and she's off to college in the fall, leaving the nest. This summer is probably the last time she'll be living at home for the rest of her life. Sure, she'll come home over the holidays and summer break, but most of that time is spent going out with friends and catching up on the happenings in their lives. From this point forward, my baby is going to be out in the real world on her own. Am I nostalgic thinking back about the time we spent together? Heck yes. Am I sad? Yes, but excited for the adventure she is about to embark on. Am I worried? No way! Let me share with you a true story involving a little boy and a little girl that happened many years ago but still moves me to tears when I tell it.