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Bully parenting leads to many unnecessary fights with your teen!

Do You Use Tough Love Or Bully Parenting?

Since the 1970s, tough love has received a great deal of attention. It's all about creating tough consequences for teens when they make irresponsible or dangerous decisions. Sadly, the term has been used to describe a parenting style that often resembles bully behavior. Parents are struggling with their parenting voice – trying to find a way to be effective parents with teens who are making poor choices. They need help practicing tough love by creating healthy boundaries and external controls for children who are unable to do this for themselves.

Not in Front of the Children!

Not in Front of the Children!

They say that marriage gets more difficult once you have children. It can be tougher to find the time and energy for connection and romance. It can also be a challenge when you and your spouse have a disagreement and you don't make time to be alone and resolve it . You might have uncomfortable or even traumatic memories of your own childhood listening to the adults in your house argue and fight. The yelling and anger may have sent you racing to your room where you hid underneath a blanket or turned up the volume on your stereo to drown out the raised voices.

Russell and Katy Split On Worst Week of Year for Marriage

Russell and Katy Split On Worst Week of Year for Marriage

Russell Brand and Katy Perry’s marital split has happened in the worst month of the year for marriages.  Another of my survey's for IllicitEncounters.com has confirmed it - January is harder on couples than any other month. Statistics show that the 4th of January is the day most married people either think about embarking on an affair or splitting from their partner completely.  Marriages are often stretched to breaking point over the festive period and thousands of unhappily married people look for a new partner or a way out.

8 Steps To Strengthen Your Marriage After An Affair
Something that once appeared so vulnerable can turn into something so beautiful!

8 Steps To Strengthen Your Marriage After An Affair

Few things harm a relationship more than an affair. Whether the affair is emotional, a 'one night stand,' long term or a cyber-affair, the betrayal delivers a life-altering blow. Will the injury to the relationship prove fatal? There are some essential steps a couple must take for there to be any hope that the relationship can survive an affair. If done wisely, there is hope the relationship will come through the ordeal stronger than before. Here are eight steps that can help save your marriage.

The UK's largest survey into infidelity

The UK's largest survey into infidelity

Illicit Encounters, with over 635,000 members (that’s 3% of the British public’s married population), has released the results from the biggest ever survey on infidelity, commissioned by the dating site and conducted by One Poll.  I authored the poll itself, in order to garner some hard facts about cheating in the UK. Findings include:

6 Signs That He's 'Mr. Boyfriend Material'
You deserve a man who will make you happy and meet your needs!

6 Signs That He's 'Mr. Boyfriend Material'

With the start of 2012, it’s time for New Year’s resolutions and new beginnings. It might also be the perfect time to set some goals for your love life and learn how to identify the kind of man you want to date. I like to call him Mr. Boyfriend Material. Like you, Mr. Boyfriend Material dates with dignity and is interested in finding a partner who is confident, independent, and has the skills necessary to communicate in MANglish.

Should You Have Known Better?

Should You Have Known Better?

By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Raise your hand if you've ever experienced this. A relationship ends (usually badly) and in one quiet yet intense moment you query of yourself, "What the hell did I ever see in him?" Whoa. All those hands shooting up in the air all at once! Yeah, we've all been there. And it's not uncommon for us to berate ourselves for getting it so wrong.

Managing Your Virtual Relationships

Managing Your Virtual Relationships

We live in a digital age. Relationships in this day and age often start and end on the Internet. Sometimes you may meet someone first in person, then get to know them over the internet. This is common. And in many cases we get to know each other, without ever even speaking or chatting with each other, what is often called 'spying' or 'lurking' on Facbook or Twitter, on people's profiles without interacting. 

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Love is sweet like a delicious cupcake.

Love Is Not Pain: Dr. Romance Explains Love

Dr. Romance writes: Many people ask me, “How will I know if I'm in love?” Answer: Anyone who's in love usually knows it; the real question should be are we mutually in love, or am I wasting my time? If you want to be secure in your primary relationship, knowing how to create mutuality and work together greatly increases the chance that you'll make it as a couple.

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Take things as they come and enjoy the present time you have!

The Time Keepers Secret

When life bumps you along into a roadblock, understanding the true nature of time will save you a boat load of trouble. Every time you are faced with outer events that repeat in cycles and patterns, you have the chance to change the course of your destiny by the response you choose to make.