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Is It Cheating If It’s Online?

Is It Cheating If It’s Online?

Is it cheating if it is only online? Some experts say “yes.” "Online emotional affairs are just affairs that have not become sexual yet..." said Peggy Vaughan, infidelity expert and author of The Monogamy Myth. Emotional affairs often start on the internet and then develop into sexual relationships quickly. Vaughan says that her research shows that 56% of online affairs moved into real time contact within one week.

Why You Should Never Lie To Your Partner

Why You Should Never Lie To Your Partner

I've been hearing alot these days in my practice about lies. From seemingly small "it won't hurt anyone" fibs to large-scale whoppers, my clients' lives are being shaken - and sometimes levelled - by lies and deceit. I understand it on an intellectual level: a lie is a margin, a step away from the edge. Or, a lie can be a disguise, a mask, a perceived protection from pain and anxiety. But, as I tell my clients, a lie always makes it worse - no matter what "it" is.

Why It's So Important For "Nice Girls" To Express Anger

Why It's So Important For "Nice Girls" To Express Anger

It’s pretty easy to start a relationship. Most of us have done it many times. Here’s where the sticky part comes in: What do you do the first time you feel angry and you don’t want to come across as a bitch? Oh come on now. Tell the truth – at least to yourself. Somewhere inside you, you know you have to be real but...

Ladies and Gentleman: Joe-prah!

Ladies and Gentleman: Joe-prah!

I have to admit, over the past 25 years, I’ve been a little obsessed with “Oprah.” Okay, maybe not just a little bit—maybe a lot more than that. To be honest, I have been a major fan of hers from the very beginning. In 1986, when I saw her on the air for the first time, I connected with her immediately. I couldn’t believe that here, for the first time, here was a woman on television who resembled no one else I had ever seen on network TV. She talked about issues that clearly mattered to her.

How To Live Happily Ever After With Your Prince

How To Live Happily Ever After With Your Prince

     Congratulations, soon-to-be-Princess Kate. You are in the midst of an epic fairy tale romance with your Prince. There are just a few things that I think you should know, in order to ensure that you actually do live happily ever after. Know that you make your own “happily ever after.” It doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of work, courage, honesty and communication. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s worth the price of creating your own future.

Marrying a Prince Does Not = Happily Ever After

Marrying a Prince Does Not = Happily Ever After

As the date of the Royal Wedding nears, the fairytale fantasy of a beautiful young woman marrying a prince comes closer to having a rare moment rooted in reality. Out of an entire planet of females, she has won what many would say is one of the most coveted lotteries in the world. But marrying a prince doesn’t automatically guarantee you a happy ending. Ask Princess Diana.

How To Fall Out Of Love (Part One)

How To Fall Out Of Love (Part One)

Dear Dr. Diana A male friend of mine dated the love of his life for four years and out of the blue she stopped returning his calls. The same thing happened to me with a guy that I dated for six months. We both called, emailed, texted them without hearing back. We both asked them over and over to tell us why they will not call us back, text, etc. with no responding on their part. These are intelligent people 55-65. In both cases we adored these people. We had no arguments. Both of us can be a little pushy on wanting to see them and have calls and texts during the day.

Is it Okay to Need Love?

Is it Okay to Need Love?

I am giving you permission to need love. What is your reaction when you see it stated as a need? I know that I get a little uncomfortable. I don't want to need anyone or anything. I should be able to satisfy my own needs and not depend on others, right? Well not necessarily. This is good wisdom for someone who is learning to be responsible for meeting their own needs, but it doesn't mean that we don't need others. It sounds a little confusing so let me try to clarify.

For Moms and Stepmoms: Peace Starts at Home Summit

For Moms and Stepmoms: Peace Starts at Home Summit

If your child has a stepmother, how many times have you looked back and regretted that you put your child right in the middle between you and your child's stepmom? My guess is that there are very few mothers who have never done this. My hat is off to those few, but what do the rest of us do? If you fall into my boat, the vessel that contains women who have kicked themselves more than once for making a negative comment about what the other woman does or doesn't do, there is hope!