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4 Reasons to Stop Hiding and Show Up for Your Life

4 Reasons to Stop Hiding and Show Up for Your Life

One of my guilty pleasures on a cold winter weekend is to settle in and hold my own private classic romance movie marathon. These gut-wrenching, heart-warming tales of regret, love lost and love found, still move me to tears no matter how many times I watch them. No matter what the era, the classics usually come full circle and the boy gets the girl in the end. Love triumphs, and everyone lives happily ever after. I like happy endings. Life is meant to be full of happy endings.

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Is Hollywood a "true love curse" for celebrities?

What Can Celebrity Breakups Teach Us?

As a real life Cupid, I have been a bit depressed about all of these Hollywood couples splitting lately. Katie Perry and Russell Brand filed for divorce, Jessica Lange and Sam Sheppard separate after 30 years, Chaz Bono and his fiance call it quits, there are rumors that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are heading for splitsville after more than a decade and two kids together, Demi and Ashton are going through a rough divorce and Sinead O'Connor ends her 4th marriage after 18 days, beating Kim Kardashian's 72 day marriage. Most recently in the media, there are reports that Heidi Klum and Seal have separated.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

When was the last time you preached to your kids about abstaining from behaviors in which you personally engage? None of us is completely innocent when it comes to the adage, “practice what you preach”, and I don’t believe our kids expect us to be. The question is how, given our own shortcomings, do we teach our kids right from wrong so that they’ll actually listen, and at the same time view us as humans worthy of respect? I’ve found the following steps effective in dealing with this dilemma:  

Choosing Happiness in our Lives

Choosing Happiness in our Lives

Ten years ago, I wrote how we often make the choice of something else less important over our own and our loved ones’ happiness. This article has generated a lot of positive comments over the years apparently because it resonates with people. With another decade under my belt, I’d like to expand a little on the premise I put forward in that original article. Our Lives Are Our Choice

Life after a divorce you didn't want

Life after a divorce you didn't want

A divorce in the best circumstances should be discussed for a long time before it happens. Seeking counseling, trying new ways to communicate, or a trial separation should all take place before the couple agrees that their marriage is over. Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce, so joining a support group to help deal with the emotions in the aftermath, as well as counseling and mediation, can all make a divorce less painful for both spouses and their children. Although this is the way it should happen, in reality it usually doesn’t.

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Keeping your family together during a divorce can be hard...but certainly not impossible!

8 Ways To Help Your Children Through Divorce

With divorce rates in America topping over 50%, the sad truth is that many parents will be faced with telling their children they are getting divorced. Divorce can have negative effects on children, but based on how it is handled, divorce can also have the potential of making family situations better. Kids are smart. Because the relationship has likely already shown signs of trouble, the news may not come as a complete shock to them. Some kids may even feel a confusing sense of relief. How and when to tell children is an important factor, however. Here are some guidelines to help.

In Between Relationships; 10 Antidotes To Loneliness!

In Between Relationships; 10 Antidotes To Loneliness!

I know of a woman who so longed to be loved, held, and not feel lonely that she gave her lover, a man she hadn’t known long and knew to be a criminal, all of her life savings—some $43,000, to be exact. He promised, along with his abiding love, that he would give her back her money with interest in only two short months. When she told her friend what she had done her friend pointed out that she had a small child to feed, and reminded her she had just lost her job—and, incidentally, two other boyfriends just like this one.

Get Out of a Relationship Rut

Get Out of a Relationship Rut

Life can really drag a relationship through the mud. You can think that you have the best relationship in the world, until one day you wake up and realize that you haven't really been in love with your partner for awhile. You then start to wonder, "Is there more to a relationship than this?" The answer to this question is that yes, there is more to a relationship than you are experiencing right now.

Is it Wrong to Fantasize About an Open Marriage like Gingrich?

Is it Wrong to Fantasize About an Open Marriage like Gingrich?

Do you ever close your eyes when you are in bed with your husband or boyfriend and think about another guy?    Do you wonder if you could get away with it, could you have an open marriage or an open relationship and hook up with other people, with your partners permission?  Can that ever really work?

Is it Wrong to Fantasize About an Open Marriage like Gingrich?

Is it Wrong to Fantasize About an Open Marriage like Gingrich?

Do you ever close your eyes when you are in bed with your husband or boyfriend and think about another guy?    Do you wonder if you could get away with it, could you have an open marriage or an open relationship and hook up with other people, with your partners permission?  Can that ever really work?