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Value Your "V"

Value Your "V"

At one point or another we have been in a relationship or in love with a man who wasn’t quite feeling the same way in return. His friends or family would come around only for him to introduce you as his “friend” Tracey or Keisha or what ever your name happens to be. Although you two may be having sex, you never get the title of “girlfriend” no matter how hard you try to win his heart over and prove that you are the perfect girl for him.

Dating Chemistry Test - #1 Question To Ask A Love Match

Dating Chemistry Test - #1 Question To Ask A Love Match

We all deserve a red-hot relationship with lasting love, and we typically find it through the dating process. I encourage single men and women to get to know many potential love matches simultaneously--on platonic levels--until you sort through mis-matches and choose your most compatible match for a serious relationship. When you meet someone you view as a potential love match, what's the top question to ask them? Are you dating anyone?

Is Mental Illness The New Normal?

Is Mental Illness The New Normal?

About one in five teenagers has a diagnosable mental health issue. Yet by the age of 25, those number drop dramatically. Have we gone too far in labeling normal teenage attitudes and behaviors as mental illness? Has our society come to accept depression, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder and even substance abuse among teens as normal?

Top 10 Truths About Men & Women

Top 10 Truths About Men & Women

By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Let me address a common complaint. I'm often taken to task for making generalizations about men and women. I get emails and comments like this: "Marcus you can't say all women are this way or all men are that way!"

5 Sexy Secrets From A Burlesque Star

5 Sexy Secrets From A Burlesque Star

By Malia Karlinsky, GalTime.com If your sex life seems more lifeless than lively -- you might want to look to the stage for inspiration. The burlesque stage that is. Burlesque is a old-school erotic art form. Originally popular in the 1860's through the 1940's, these stripteases combined glamour and humor in a sizzling show format.

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Effective communication can lead to your best Valentine's Day yet!

6 Steps For Better Communication About Valentine's Day

The thing is, relationships aren't tidy and our wants and needs change from moment to moment, year-in and year-out. So while you may not be willing to give or get what you want this time, keep in mind that Valentine's Day or not, true love is kind, patient and always respectful. We don't need a holiday to remember that! And responsible communication is the way we can show it 365 days a year!

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Being a control freak is acceptable...as long as it's in the right situations!

3 Tips To Gain A Sense Of Control

When we feel out of control, we feel helpless, powerless or hopeless. When we're sick, worried about finances, feeling a sense of lack or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed, the need to be in control increases. Subconsciously, we tell ourselves we are a victim, not lovable or not good enough. We get angry at our situation and try to control whatever or whomever else we can. You can be sure that the power struggles aren't far behind as we jockey to be heard, to be right, to tell our partner how to do things. Thinking someone or something has "happened to us", we talk over one another or diverge from the agenda at hand all in the name of eliminating the uncomfortable tension of the situation. It seems like the harder we try to control another person, the more we lose it ourselves. Can you relate?