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3 Steps to Breaking Out of Your Dating Rut

3 Steps to Breaking Out of Your Dating Rut

By Dating Diva Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D. for GalTime.com Have you fallen into the dreaded dating rut? Going out with the same types of guys, replaying the same old patterns, feeling the same old painful feelings with the same predictable ending? If so, the familiar adage is probably getting obvious by now: If you keep doing the same thing, you'll get the same result.

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10 Tips For Finding Love In the New Year

I get excited to sit down and write my New Year’s resolutions. I put on cozy pajamas, light a fire, pour myself a glass of red wine and open my laptop. Before I start typing, I take a deep breath, close my eyes and breathe – an important pause because this is the moment of truth. This is when I look back and get "real" about my life. I acknowledge what is working and admit to myself what isn’t. And I think about what I want. Not what my parents, my kids or my friends want me to want - but what I want. Am I living up to my own expectations? Am I doing my best? Am I accomplishing things that matter? Is my life going in a good direction? And the most important question of all, am I truly happy?

Stop the Holidays from Putting Stress on Your Relationship

Stop the Holidays from Putting Stress on Your Relationship

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com It's the most wonderful time of the year -- unless you just got dumped, that is. Unfortunately with the approaching holidays so comes the end of many relationships. So why are the holidays so fraught with break-ups? And what can a newly single gal do to keep her holiday cheer? We asked Tina B. Tessina, PhD, (aka "Dr. Romance") psychotherapist and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again why so many relationships seem to fizzle out each December.

Mapping Your 2012 Goals?  Start Right Here:

Mapping Your 2012 Goals? Start Right Here:

Has 2011 been filled with drama and trauma for you? Have you heard rumors about 2012, the Mayan Calendar ending and fear what lies ahead? Do you struggle to plan your future? Are you ready for a fresh start? Now of all times it is critical that you simply acknowledge that you are unsure where to turn next. You can’t plan for a journey without knowing where you’re starting from. There is no shame in being lost or losing your way.

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3 Steps To Overcome Sex Addiction

This intriguing trifecta – sex, food and money, are three of the most sought-after pleasures life has to offer. Yet, we’ve all suffered the extremes of having too much of a good thing – when longing becomes lust and increasing stress and anxiety are the result of obsession. There are warning signs if we choose to listen, whether they are nagging little thoughts at the outer regions or outrageous behaviors that become hard to ignore. These warning signs indicate perhaps seeking help is a good idea, around about – now.

Is a  warm body better than no-body for New Year's Eve?

Is a warm body better than no-body for New Year's Eve?

The loneliest most of us ever feel is when we are with someone we don’t care for. A bad date or a bad marriage can make us feel so alone and unloved. Many people go out with people they don’t like to avoid being alone for special holidays, and New Year’s Eve is one of those times. Who wants to be home alone on New Year’s Eve? It’s the one night you are supposed to go out, have romance and bring in the New Year with a kiss of passion and goodwill.

Why Your Ex Isn't Calling you Back

Why Your Ex Isn't Calling you Back

The art of loving relationships is steeped in communication. They are built on relationships where people talk and interact and grow. When this ceases to occur, something bad begins to develop and something begins to go rancid in Paradise. The first signs of miscommunication issues are when you find yourselves saying, Huh? too many times, and the sound of their voices begin to mimic a dull droning noise like a vacuum cleaner.

Are You a 'People Pleaser'?

Are You a 'People Pleaser'?

By Danielle Miller, GalTime.com It is a natural instinct to want to please the ones we love. For some of us, it is a natural instinct to please even those we don't love: bosses, co-workers, complete strangers. To a certain extent, this compulsion to please is a perfectly normal, healthy emotion. It makes the world a sunnier place for those around you-but what about you?

Is Texting Ruining Marriages?

Is Texting Ruining Marriages?

By: Kelly Rouba, GalTime.com It seems that everywhere you look, someone is texting, checking e-mail, or playing with one of the latest apps on his or her cell phone. And while cell phones have brought us closer with our social networks in many ways, some married couples are now finding it's doing the opposite for their relationship.