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In Love & Therapy: Why Chemistry Matters
When you meet someone, you either sizzle or fizzle.

In Love & Therapy: Why Chemistry Matters

How to meet people is a question that is often asked, but what we really want to know is how to meet people we like, connect with, enjoy, and feel good around. Does it really boil down to chemistry? We talk to many people throughout our day ... at the morning coffee shop, on a school playground, at the office ... but who would you like to spend your free time with? Who makes you laugh? Who do you have chemistry with?

7 Early Signs of Stress

7 Early Signs of Stress

People think of stress as being burnt out, crying alot, feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope. While these are definitely signs of stress, they are often preceded by some earlier warning signs that people do not necessarily attribute to stress. Ponder the statements below, ask yourself, are these showing up in my life? How am I feeling mentally, emotionally and physically? Do I feel vibrant and full of energy or do I feel like I have to struggle to get through my day.

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Premarital Jitters? 6 Ways To Avoid Kim K's Mistakes

Newsflash: After 72 days of marriage, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries have called it quits. I am not a long-time follower of the Kardashian clan. I became interested when I realized that Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner was married to Kim's mom, Kris. I watched a couple of episodes around the big engagement ... so big that the engagement ring had to be delivered by a Brinks truck. And I — along with a few million other viewers — noticed some signs that they might be headed for trouble. For one thing, on the very day that Kris planned to propose to Kim, they had an argument about money. It was such a bad argument, Kris postponed popping the question ... begging the question: Why did they go through with it? Couldn't they have found a way to breakup before the wedding?

3 Actions to Find Truth & Confidence

3 Actions to Find Truth & Confidence

You know you're confident. Go on and admit it. When you think of yourself and your confidence, you're being honest when you say, "Oh yeah, I'm confident." Oh, just a second. You didn't, did you? Just tell a little fib? You're really not so confident as you tell others? Oh well, that’s okay since we all do it: stretch the truth, that is. However, if you can’t be candid with yourself, then with whom can you be candid?

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7 Tips For Making Long-Distance Love Last

according to relationship advisor and therapist Dr. Terri Orbuch, Ph.D, author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great. In fact, in our fickle economy, many couples find themselves separated because of their professions. Orbuch sees this long-distance situation most often. Long-distance relationships create extra challenges and stressors. But couples can still cultivate a fulfilling and happy relationship. Here's how.

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Do You Wear The Pants In Your Relationship?

How many times have you said about your partner, or heard said about yourself? "He or she is so controlling!" It often goes something like the following: It begins with the so-called controlling partner telling you what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and why to do it their way. Or, the controlling one does something over once you've already completed it, accompanying their re-do with an editorial about what was wrong with the way you did it. I think you get the picture.

5 Reasons Why You Might Want to End Your Relationship

5 Reasons Why You Might Want to End Your Relationship

When I married my ex-husband in 1963, I was determined to create a stable, loving relationship. I wanted an intact family where we could raise our children and share the joys of our grandchildren. We did raise our children together, but ended the marriage after 30 years. We do get to share the joys of our grandchildren, but as friends rather than partners. Through the process of our difficult marriage, and my 43 years of counseling individuals and couples, I learned much about why it is better for some relationships to end.

Social Media and Dating

Social Media and Dating

Social Media is any online interaction between two or more people using applications such as FaceBook, Blogger, Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, MySpace and YouTube (to name a few). I would also add text messaging, BBM and other phone communication to the list. In most the Western world, there are over 75% of the population using these social networking applications . FaceBook comes on top all over the world as the most used social network with one in every 9 people on earth is on FaceBook . That’s an astounding statistic!

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, A Sexy Side Dish

Garlic Mashed Potatoes, A Sexy Side Dish

A woman knows that a slammin’ side dish is a key ingredient to making a fabulous and luscious meal. Try some foreplay with your forkplay! Whipping up a side of garlic mashed potatoes is always a great way to go. Are you surprised that potatoes are considered an aphrodisiac? Back in the days of Shakespeare, the potato was known as the “apple of love”. Then there is garlic that has always been thought of as a potent aphrodisiac that ignites a person’s passion. I can vouch for that, since I am a huge fan of cooking with garlic!