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3 Steps to Your Ideal Relationship

3 Steps to Your Ideal Relationship

Idyllic Vision of Love Most of us grew up with an idyllic vision of love from “Happily Ever After” stories and movies. This idyllic vision takes us on a roller coaster ride, full of twists and turns. We’re in relationships that aren’t ideal. We stay in relationships that are clearly over. We don’t fully express ourselves for fear of getting hurt. We do these things in the name of love. I know this to be true because this was who I was.

Dating Resolutions
Following these New Year dating resolutions will help you find your ideal partner!

Dating Resolutions: 7 Qualities Of An Ideal Partner

December 31 may be all about the New Year’s kiss, but by New Year’s Day, most people are thinking about what comes after the kiss. This can be a good metaphor for our dating habits in general. The person we look to for instant passion, an immediate spark or even a New Year’s kiss is not always the same person we would be happy sharing our lives with long-term.

New Year, New You ... Not Again!

New Year, New You ... Not Again!

Well, it's 2012 and the catch phrase "New Year, New You" is definitely once again well overused and way under committed to. It happens every year: every January everyone sets resolutions, goals, intentions, aspirations, hopes—insert whatever word resonates with you—but it is the unified time in which you and the rest of the world decide to refresh, renew or rewrite themselves.

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Learn how to overcome sex addiction with a little help from Buddhism.

Sex Addiction From A Buddhist Perspective

In the land of the strange but true, as a former Tibetan Buddhist nun I fell in love with and married a man who counsels sex addicts and who is a recovering sex addict himself. Joining him in his counseling practice has allowed me a look into the lives of many people who have struggled with sex and relationship addictions.

To End Or Not To End Your Relationship

To End Or Not To End Your Relationship

Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her. Vanessa and Jon have a "good" marriage. They are kind and caring with each other. They enjoy many of the same things. So why is Vanessa in such turmoil over whether to stay or leave?

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Next time, try taking the 'glass half-full' perspective!

The 'Think Positive!' Experiment

Every once in a while, I like to do a quick quasi-experiment with my psychology classes. I hand out slips of paper to everyone in the class. It appears (to the students) that all of these papers are the same, although they in fact are quite different. Half of the class has just received a slip asking them to name the three best events that happened to them over the past week. The other half of the class receives a paper that asks them to list the three worst events that happened to them during the past week.

Online Dating In The Toad Kingdom
Stay away from those toads in order to kiss the frog that you deserve!

Online Dating In The Toad Kingdom

All toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. In the online dating world as well in nature, toads are the fat, yucky frogs, but other types of frogs are only green and slimy - sometimes even slim, well-kept, and sort of cute. And in the online dating world as well as in nature, all toads are always gross.

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Every woman should be able to feel fireworks!

Tips For Improving Your Orgasm!

When it comes to getting 'turned-on', men are mostly driven by visual and physical stimulation. For women, sex is much more of a mental and emotional experience. Stress is the most common obstruction in being able to feel optimum sexual pleasure. If your mind is full of distracting thoughts or if you're upset about something, you may be unable to fully experience all of the magnificent sensations your body is capable of. It is imperative to reduce stress, tension and disturbance before embarking on a sexual journey...with or without a partner.