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How Do You Learn To Love Yourself?

How Do You Learn To Love Yourself?

All the love experts say, "Love Yourself First."  HOW?  Self-love is an ongoing practice, a way of being. It consists of actions you can take, and it is a way of honoring yourself. Here are some practices you can do to develop self-love.   1. Express your authentic feelings.

Talking About the Holidays

Talking About the Holidays

Here are a few conversation starters for you and your partner. Happy Holidays from Better Marriages (www.BetterMarriages.org)! Begin with your own self awareness. Get in touch with your thoughts, feelings and desires. Write them down. After self-reflection, share your perceptions with your partner (see #3 below). Keep this list handy and refer to it often during the holidays. Enjoy a stress-free holiday season that will keep you close to the person(s) you love the most. 1. List the things that would make this a positive holiday experience for you.

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Should you be cautious about the love and friendship triangle in your life?

Can A Single Man Be 'Just Friends' With A Married Woman?

Is it a myth or can a single man really be just friends with a married woman? Maybe your best friend has always been a single guy and now that you are married, this affects your relationship with your husband. Maybe you’re the single guy who really is just friends with a married lady? There are many different perspectives to look at when trying to answer this question.

A relationship but no spark

A relationship but no spark

I answer viewer questions for Fox 26 each week on my segments, “Mind, Body, Soul with Mary Jo.” I didn’t have time to answer this letter from Jane, so I decided to write the answer in my blog this week.  Dear Mary Jo, “When you are starting to date someone and you enjoy their company, but do not have any real desire for them...how do you know if you should give it time to grow? Is it foolish to date where there is no 'spark,' hoping that will come with time? (In my experience, it has never grown, if not there to begin with).

3 Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship (Part 3)

3 Ingredients for a Healthy Relationship (Part 3)

This is the third and last installment in my series on Healthy Relationships. Last month I culled the insight gathered from those who wrote about what makes a relationship healthy, and gave you a basic recipe for a healthy relationship foundation. This week I am going to answer a couple of questions on the subject of Unhealthy relationships. Here were the three most often questions asked on this subject. 1. What are the signs of an unhealthy relationship? 2. How can I avoid getting into one?

Is Your EGO in the Way of Being Successful?

Is Your EGO in the Way of Being Successful?

I happened to be watching Turner Classic Movies this past week awaiting an old film to start. They had a short subject on that featured Nancy Sinatra talking about Frank Sinatra, her dad. She said the most interesting thing in reference to her Dad. "Some people are just driven. They have the ambition to succeed and complete their goals or mission. It's not about ego's, it's just drive."

How to Never Lose a Fight

How to Never Lose a Fight

The greatest power in the world is the power of love. When you consciously bring love into any situation you will transform it. But the word love is like the word "God," it can't be defined in a way that everyone can agree upon. You can only know love in your own way. It's a feeling more than a thought...but since all our feelings start with a thought, love is first a thought. You can choose what you want to think, and in any situation you can chose to think love, and you will feel it. Sounds easy, but it's not.

Societal Change Makers: Are You One?

Societal Change Makers: Are You One?

Our lives are made up of several different elements, but we spend the majority of our time focused on work, career and those pieces that provide an income for our family. And for some of us, we actually spend more time with our business associates and co-workers than with our immediate family members. We work crazy hours, long days and even weekends.

 Heartbreak Cure # 1: Your Ex Is Stunad!

Heartbreak Cure # 1: Your Ex Is Stunad!

Without a doubt, getting over an ex that you still love is one of the most excruciatingly painful things to go through. The reality of your situation is that, life, as you knew it, has come to an end. A breakup is like a death. When a relationship dies, you feel like shit, because you are mourning a loss. The sadness and grief can get overwhelming, and you’ll probably want to curl up in the fetal position for days. The people who care about you will say a lot of things to you that sound nice but don’t really help much in mending your broken heart. Be kind to them.