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All Thumbs? Don't Let Texting Ruin Your Love Life [EXPERT]
More than ever, singles are texting to connect with their dates.

All Thumbs? Don't Let Texting Ruin Your Love Life

Can a text message ruin your chances of meeting your soulmate? As a matchmaker, I am privy to what is really going on before, during, and after my clients' dates. Today I want to share with you how texting is actually preventing many fabulous singles from ever meeting in the first place.

3 Ways To Put The Spark Back In Your Marriage [EXPERT]
Make your marriage stronger than ever.

3 Ways To Put The Spark Back In Your Marriage

You know the punch-lines to all his jokes. You're that couple who sit in a restaurant with nothing to say. At bedtime you never thought you'd be pretending to have a headache. "I can't make myself feel any different," one woman in my office told me tearfully. "The magic's gone."

4 Ways To Discuss Sexuality Safely

4 Ways To Discuss Sexuality Safely

I’ve talked to some clients that would rather trade in their cush desk job to work in a barn for six months than talk about sexuality with their partners! Most people don’t know where to begin with the conversation and are completely fine not ever bringing it up. However, you both are missing big opportunities to get closer by not discussing it. Here are some tools on how to navigate through these conversations:

My "9 1/2 Weeks" With John The Dom

My "9 1/2 Weeks" With John The Dom

During the first year of my divorce, I went through an intense sexual awakening.  For the first time in my life, I dared to listen to – and follow – what my body wanted, from dating younger men and attending a sex club, to flying off to different country to meet dashing and exciting new lovers…

You Are Not My Mother Or My Father!

You Are Not My Mother Or My Father!

It fascinates me to see how we all dance in relationship in similar ways. Aspects of every love story break-up or dysfunction can be recognized in our own lives. I have experienced my heart shutting down when a man in my life behaves like the little boy, needy for love, or the bad little boy, guilty and afraid that he will not be loved. Yes, it can be a turn off, but closing my own heart will only create a separation between us. While he is feeling his wound from childhood, he is looking for approval or love.

9 Facts You Need To Know About Sex Addiction [EXPERT]
There are many reasons why people lose control of their sexual behaviors.

9 Facts You Need To Know About Sex Addiction

While some people are inappropriately labeled "sex addicts" — providing a blanket excuse for all kinds of irresponsible sexual behavior — others truly suffer from uncontrollable sexual impulses, or sex addiction. The main symptoms of sex addiction include a loss of control, failed attempts to stop unwanted sexual behavior, and a pattern of negative consequences from anxiety to depression and legal problems. Here are some facts about sex addiction you may not know.

7 Ways To Tell If You Are In An "Almost" Relationship

7 Ways To Tell If You Are In An "Almost" Relationship

Let’s say you have been dating someone exclusively for several months. The guy (or gal) you are dating has some wonderful qualities. You enjoy being with him (or her) and may even like his family and friends. However, something’s not just right. You can’t really put your finger on it. You would like to give yourself completely to the relationship and yet, something is telling you to that you should be looking outside the relationship and perhaps, to date other people. You may be in an almost relationship. That is one that is “almost, not quite”.

5 Ways To Avoid Spring Holiday Weight Gain [EXPERT]
Prepare for summer by keeping yourself healthy this spring.

5 Ways To Avoid Spring Holiday Weight Gain

Spring is here, which means that summer is coming, which means that everyone is starting to freak out about wearing shorts and bathing suits in the very near future. It happens every year. We feel the weather starting to shift and, suddenly, "bikini body boot camps" start popping up all over the place, and everyone you know starts doing a cleanse.

Are You Standing Up For Your Power In Love & Life?

Are You Standing Up For Your Power In Love & Life?

It was a typical glamorous day in the life of Lara Fernandez. Standing in a long line at the local grocery store, short on time and patience, mindlessly watching the customers ahead of me buying their groceries. As I slowly and painfully inched closer to the checkout counter, I noticed, one customer ahead of me, an interaction between the checkout lady and two Latino men who looked like day laborers. They obviously didn’t speak any English as they tried to swipe their debit card and punch the correct buttons in the credit card machine to pay for their food.

It's You...It's Really Not Me!

It's You...It's Really Not Me!

I am sure you have heard the term “it’s not you it’s me.” Maybe you have used this yourself to let some one down easily. Maybe you had an EX end your relationship with this line. “It’s not you it’s me” can be seen as the largest relationship break-up line. It usually means it IS you. It is probably not just one little thing that you did and maybe you did nothing wrong at all. There is a reason your EX  is not at the same level in the relationship that you are. He or she may just not be that into you.