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5 Tips To Help You Decide When To Have Sex

The ladies in my Master the "Mystery of Meeting Men" telecourse have been talking about S-E-X. When is it okay to have it? How do you decide? This is such an important conversation! You may think "I'm not even dating yet ... who cares!"

Mistress Maven Part 2: Misconceptions of Life

Mistress Maven Part 2: Misconceptions of Life

The doctor examined me and found no venereal disease but told me that I was pregnant. Sitting in the doctor’s office, listening to what he had said, connecting this now with what had happened, I felt sick to my stomach I felt my bottom drop out. My husband was a tight-fisted, mean man and without a little bit of sex even now and then between us, what chance did I have for a happy life with him? At 21, my marriage had become like my parents’.

Keys to Marital Happiness While Raising Kids

Keys to Marital Happiness While Raising Kids

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Rick Nauert, Ph.D.  Parenthood is not for the faint at heart, as self-reported happiness and marital satisfaction often decline with the arrival of a child. Still, more than one-third of married couples continue to thrive even after a baby comes along. A new report from the National Marriage Project discovers the secrets of success appear to come from a parenting approach that incorporates old values into a contemporary framework.

Who's Peeking at Porn at Work?

Who's Peeking at Porn at Work?

By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com   Ever wonder what your boss is really up to behind those closed doors? Or why your co-worker quickly ALT-TABs when you walk past his cubicle? What are they doing when they're supposed to be working--that they really don't want you to see? A new report suggests it could be porn that's punishing their productivity. And surprisingly workplaces aren't doing much to stop it.

No Longer Fear Conflict

No Longer Fear Conflict

One way to undercut a relationship is by not managing conflict effectively. And that will usually occur one of two ways: Either you are afraid of conflict, and avoid it, or your methods of managing conflict render you more like a bull in a china shop than like a loving partner. Both methods may be due to FEAR of conflict.

Making This A Happy Holiday

Making This A Happy Holiday

Here’s one of the best-kept secrets: Holiday time is difficult for most of us. At this time of year there’s an unspoken pressure to look and feel happy even if we aren’t. Family problems take center stage as we gather with relatives to celebrate. We’re reminded of holidays past when we may have lost loved ones or had other intense personal difficulties with which to contend. Need I say more? The folks I counsel seem to be struggling with the holidays this year more than ever. There are a few reasons for this:

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It's time for you to think "outside the box!"

5 Ways To Unleash Your Creativity

I was recently reminded of the power of creativity when I attended a conference where artist, communicator and corporate consultant, Erik Wahl gave a keynote address. After a successful corporate career, Erik decided to return to his first love: art. He now works with corporations worldwide, helping them to discover creative solutions to seemingly unsolvable problems.

Starting Over New With the Ex During Christmas

Starting Over New With the Ex During Christmas

Here we are, and it's a week before Christmas. You and your companion attend the annual Christmas party, and they got too drunk, or made a pass at the buxom blonde. It disturbed you and you have a roaring shouting match in front of the neighbor's house at 2 a.m. At that moment, you are feeling absolutely, "I'm done".

When Is It Okay to Get Pushy?

When Is It Okay to Get Pushy?

Being pushy usually backfires in a love relationship or marriage. The image of the domineering, controlling man and also that of the harping, "pit bull" woman come to mind when we talk about being pushy. Nobody likes to feel pushed around. Pushiness tends to bring up reactions of defensiveness, emotionally shutting down and outright hostility.