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How Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Went Against The Norm [EXPERT]
Brangelina looks perfectly happy with their kids!

Brad & Angelina Broke The Rules & So Did I

We all know the song little Dick and Jane teased us with in Elementary School: "Katie and Johnny sitting in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love; then comes marriage; then comes the baby in the baby carriage." There's just one problem with this song today. Maybe it should be rewritten to say: "First comes love, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, then comes marriage." At least that's how it seemed to happen for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Living Together Before Marriage: Is It A Good Idea? [EXPERT]
Living together before marriage does not guarantee that a relationship will last.

Living Together Before Marriage: Is It A Good Idea?

Sherri was shaken. She was living with her fiancé and planning their wedding and had just learned that her best friend had filed for divorce. Sherri said, "I was in her wedding party just a year ago. Everything was wonderful when they lived together. They were together for 5 years before they decided to get married. Things started going downhill right after the wedding. We've been living together for 3 years. Now I'm scared that we won't make it either!"

Are You A Control Freak? [EXPERT]
Out of control? Don't panic.

Are You A Control Freak?

I am a control freak! Okay, there, I said it. To be honest with you, I stopped trying to be a perfectionist a long time ago, but I still have not been able to shake the need to control my environment. I am getting better. Really, I am. But the reality of it is that I still have a hard time letting things unfold naturally. I try to push things forward before they are ready to blossom all by themselves. Yes, this is one of my biggest flaws. And yet, one of my biggest assets.

Ac(sex)sible Sex

Ac(sex)sible Sex

A disability or chronic condition, whether it results in muscle weakness, pain, paralysis, or loss of sensation doesn’t necessarily have to cripple your sex life. Some impairments will directly affect your sexual functioning in a negative way, but fortunately there are treatments available. Others will indirectly affect your sexual life by throwing a monkey wrench into your usual sexual routine or messing with your head. Many will do both.

Why You Shouldn't Lose Weight For Your Wedding [EXPERT]
Forget about your imperfections and let your natural beauty radiate.

Why You Shouldn't Lose Weight For Your Wedding

Everyone wants to see that we're ready to tackle the most important relationship of our lives despite our muffin top waists, glasses, frizzy hair and comfort-wear shoes for our aching feet. After all, that is exactly how our grooms wanted us when the "should we get married" conversation ended in a "yes."

Embracing A New Relationship With An Old Flame [EXPERT]
Often times, change is for the better!

Embracing A New Relationship With An Old Flame

So let's say you are in a long-term relationship with the guy or girl of your dreams. Or, let's say you are trying to rekindle an old relationship or you're in a situation with someone whom you have a lot of history with, but you keep sensing some things just aren't the same. In many ways it may seem that a lot of stuff from the past no longer exists in your relationship and you wonder if you can ever go back.

Playing The Field: The Pros & Cons Of Dating Around [EXPERT]]
Does playing the field increase your odds or ruin your chances of finding love?

Playing The Field: The Pros & Cons Of Dating Around

Before you tried online dating, you were always pretty much the monogamous type. Now that you're swimming in a sea of potential suitors, you're considering dating more than one fish at a time. Not so fast, Casanova! Before you start breaking hearts, consider these pros and cons of dating around.

What if I Get Hurt Again?… And Other Worries

What if I Get Hurt Again?… And Other Worries

It’s too complicated. What if I’m not happy? What if I make the wrong choice- again? What if he dies? There’s no such thing as a soulmate, anyway. What if he cheats on me? I’m too picky. I’ll have to settle- everyone else I know has. I don’t know how to have a healthy relationship. I’m just damaged somehow. Something must be wrong with me.

What Women Don't Know About Men, Part 2

What Women Don't Know About Men, Part 2

What Women Don’t Know About Men: Part Two: We have a Mama Complex: You might be surprised at how many men have a “Mama Complex” and are really just looking for a replacement for their mother. Now I’m not just talking about having a woman to cook, launder, and clean up after them; I’m talking about all the early nurturing and love that we, as men truly miss from our formative years.