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Is Heartbreak Inevitable?

Is Heartbreak Inevitable?

When is it ok to go outside your comfort zone to accommodate the man you love?  I have been married for 5 years. My husband, who I am closer to than any other man in my 58 years of living, has a personal family issue that is challenging him deeply. As a Snow White I am stretched to the max by the drama. It is not easy for me to be involved in this situation, but because I love my man, I am acting in that love.

When Is It Time to Break up

When Is It Time to Break up

It might be one of the hardest and most important questions of a lifetime. When is it time to call it quits on a relationship? I get asked that question regularly and most of the time, by the time that question is on the table, a break up is imminent. However, with break ups and in life, timing is everything and getting that timing right is the difference between feeling good about what you did or lamenting the “could have beens” for years to come.

Relationship Bootcamp Week One

Relationship Bootcamp Week One

“Love and work are the cornerstones of our human-ness…” -Sigmund Freud   Learning how to stay and grow inside your relationship is an art form, a meditation practice and a work ethic all rolled into one. The nice thing about the work is that it is constructed of basic skill sets you can develop and strengthen just by attending to them and practicing. No one is born a great communicator or even a skilled listener.

The Forbidden Fruit in Relationships

The Forbidden Fruit in Relationships

A long-term, stable romantic relationship with a committed, caring partner has many psychological benefits, which we know from the oodles of psychological research published about them. So it’s a good thing to try and protect one’s relationship from external influences. One of the most difficult to recover from and damaging influences is cheating.

3 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Bed

3 Biggest Mistakes Women Make in Bed

Who doesn't need to spice up their bedroom routine every once in a while? You love your partner and assume he'll initiate sex, so it's all good, right? Not so fast! Did you ever think about what YOUR role is...what you could be doing to turn up the heat? We did, so we asked renowned sex expert and family therapist Dr. Jane Greer. She says women COMMONLY make THREE MISTAKES in the bedroom: Related: My Hubby Doesn't Want Sex. What Gives?

7 Questions Guys Are Dying To Ask

7 Questions Guys Are Dying To Ask

Now normally, I'm in the position of "answer man," but I love to have conversations, open communication between men and women. Hopefully ladies gain some new insight on guys, and guys can learn a new thing or two about ladies. So, with permission from my pals at Galtime, I'd like to turn the tables. As a guy, I've got some deep questions for the women, so here we go!

Hope For Marriage

Hope For Marriage

This summer we held our first Keeping Love Alive Marriage Retreat at The Cottage Clinic. It was one of the best experiences of my life. The experiential two and ½ day workshop was based on the best selling book, ‘Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love,’ by Sue Johnson. The program presents a streamlined version of Emotionally Focused Couples therapy, an empirically proven approach to creating adult loving relationships – it has a 70-75% success rate for couples!

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6 Tips For A Better Sex Life

That first glow of in love sometimes gets lost in the job of daily living. When children are added, it may seem you then ride the train to nowhere. Your relationship with your spouse gets lost in the muck of breakfast, getting kids up and dressed, off to work and school, back again with homework, soccer, karate, sleepovers, play dates, dinner, laundry, pets, and on and on.

Men- More than Eye Candy!

Men- More than Eye Candy!

FACT: Women do it all the time.                      Sitting around with their BFF’s and man watching! The cute face, the broad shoulders, the smoldering eyes and mmm, mmm, mmm the muscles! We can’t help that they conjure up naughty thoughts! But after you meet them, get to know them, and look beyond the surface, some men completely disappoint you. Why?