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What To Do When You've Grown Apart: 5 Tips To Renew Your Love

What To Do When You've Grown Apart: 5 Tips To Renew Your Love

Drifting apart can happen right before your very eyes while you wonder in amazement what happened. In this fast paced world, it is easy to fall prey to a number of things that take you away from your relationship. Career, education, children, volunteer work, extended family, and religious activities are all vying for attention. The fact of the matter is that your relationship needs time and attention as well in order to grow. A relationship left unattended will wither away. If your relationship is in need of a love renewal, here are five tips to get you back on track.

Deprivation is Not Good:  Advice for Keeping in Shape

Deprivation is Not Good: Advice for Keeping in Shape

Isn’t deprivation a built-in part of losing weight? Maybe. Yet people report feelings of deprivation as a primary reason for abandoning weight loss efforts. Often these feelings lead to overindulging in sweets, high-fat, and junk foods and in binge eating. To lose weight, to make changes for the better, does require eating less of such things. Is feeling deprived, then, inevitable? I think to make changes that last, that become part of us, the answer has to be “no”.

5 Steps to Getting & Then Staying Motivated

5 Steps to Getting & Then Staying Motivated

When people call me, one of the things they say they struggle with the most is staying motivated. They liked how good it felt to eat better, exercise and get enough rest and water, but they couldn’t get themselves to stick with these healthier behaviors. Jennifer was one of them. She couldn’t understand why she would quit her walks and Zumba classes, since she enjoyed them when she went. And she actually liked vegetables and whole foods more than junk food, yet she never stuck with them.

Finding True Love When You Hate To Date

Finding True Love When You Hate To Date

There are some people who LOVE to date. They enjoy meeting new people and soak up the attention from the opposite sex. These singles are constantly on dating sites looking for their next fling or trolling the bars for the next Mr. or Ms. Right Now. Most of you probably don’t fall into that category. Whether you have been on the dating circuit for a while or have refused to participate at all, if you hate to date you may need to open your eyes to a new way of looking at this necessary exercise on the path to true love.

Unconditional Love Is A Series Of Small Acts

Unconditional Love Is A Series Of Small Acts

We live in a world that is hurting. My question to you is what do you do on a daily basis to make a difference in someone’s life? Last week I found out our family friend died. Oftentimes we get so busy with the to-do lists in our daily life that we miss spending time and telling the people that matter most to us how pivotal they are in our lives. Why do we do this? And, more importantly, what are the ways we can show unconditional love to the important people in our lives?

Are Your Food Choices on AutoPilot?

Are Your Food Choices on AutoPilot?

Lori had stopped eating junk food after learning how easy it was to be consciously in control of her food. She was also finding, much to her surprise, how much she actually wanted to eat whole foods and vegetables. She was having fun cooking up healthy recipes, easily making healthy choices and loving how good she felt. Lori told me she couldn’t imagine ever going back to her daily Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds and late night snicker’s bar routine. She just couldn’t see why she would ever want to do that again.

12 Common Online Dating Mistakes

12 Common Online Dating Mistakes

If you’ve tried online dating and ended up frustrated, emotionally drained and feeling like you wasted your time, you’ve probably made some very common mistakes. Avoid these 12 online dating don’ts, and you’ll have a much better experience the next time around.

Maybe The Problem With Your Relationship Is In Your Glasses

Maybe The Problem With Your Relationship Is In Your Glasses

How many times have you gotten out of bad relationship and immediately started complaining about the guy? Maybe he was a player, moving quickly from one conquest to the next, or perhaps he was emotionally distant. Even worse, maybe he was carrying more baggage than a 747 bound for Hawaii. Sometimes the dating scene feels like it’s packed with these undesirable men, and all you do is run from one bad relationship to the next.

A Good Marriage May or May Not Be Compatible

A Good Marriage May or May Not Be Compatible

There is a myth that couples talk about all of the time in my office. They tell me that they are living together to see if they are compatible. I am sure they are sincere in their effort to make sure they can tolerate one another, but living together is not going to reveal that. According to the literature, couples who are happily married aren’t always compatible. In fact, there is no correlation between being happily married and how compatible you are.