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What We REALLY Want From Sex

What We REALLY Want From Sex

Amazing orgies every Saturday night? Giant hour-long orgasms? They may make for fun fantasies, but that’s not what most people want from sex. After thirty-one years as a sex therapist, I know that most people want sex to be easier. Less frustrating. They want to feel less self-conscious and less isolated.

burnt turkey
Don't end up a burnt turkey!

Your Thanksgiving Day Survival Guide: 4 Ways To Beat The Stress

Relationship coach Lisa Kift shares four ways you can reduce your stress this Thanksgiving. The holidays brings up a lot for people as they consider how they're going to navigate the potential family land mines. It doesn't have to be a highly stressful event for you, unless you allow it to be.

Emails to My Kids

Emails to My Kids

It started with a small idea.  A client sat down in my office, sharing her concerns for how she could impart her valuable life experiences to her child; and better, how could she do it in a way that would preserve her voice, in the chance that she didn’t live long enough to share it day by day and year after year. While she happened to be an older mother, she did, for all intents and purposes, have plenty of time to educate her daughter and share her wealth of knowledge.

green monster
Jealousy looks so ugly on you ...

The Green-Eyed Monster: Holiday Edition

Jealousy can sneak up, catch you unaware and leave you feeling confused and beaten up. Jealousy can also end up destroying your relationship and compromising your health and well-being. This is why jealousy is sometimes referred to as the "green-eyed monster."

Happy Thanksgiving
Remember to give thanks no matter who you spend Thanksgiving with.

Pity Party On Thanksgiving? Not A Chance!

I know this was me several years ago when my husband and I separated after twenty six years of marriage. Let me explain: I had always been the one to cook the huge meal for 15-20 people. It was a glorious time of family sharing, connecting with relatives you had not seen all year, and wonderful food as far as the eye could see.

Stay Connected To Your Partner--Here's How!

Stay Connected To Your Partner--Here's How!

Because we are social animals, and because it feels so good, we all want to get connected, be connected, and stay connected. But, we often forget, one of the primary reasons for being connected has to do with survival: Without connection, we simply do not survive. Problem is, it doesn't seem to be that easy to stay connected. Why? Glad you asked.

Responsibility for Feelings - Yours or Others?

Responsibility for Feelings - Yours or Others?

"My wife is so upset that I have to travel more on my new job," Chuck told me in our phone counseling session. "She feels so alone and lost when I'm gone. When I talk with her she is either crying or angry. I feel so badly and guilty but I don't know what to do." "Do you feel responsibility for her feelings?" I asked him. "Do you feel that you are the cause of her feelings?" "Yes."

What Do Men Really Want In a Wife?

What Do Men Really Want In a Wife?

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com Beauty? Brains? A good cook--or good in bed? What do men really want in a wife? It's a question single women ask themselves all the time. And married wives beat themselves up about on insecure days. Are we good enough, smart enough, pretty enough, skinny enough? What qualities do our husbands actually value the most? Well, according to a new survey, it ain't what's in the mirror.