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The Women Who Stay And Those Who Leave After Marital Cheating

The Women Who Stay And Those Who Leave After Marital Cheating

What do you do when your very public husband is caught cheating? It’s in the news, the Internet, the radio and every source you hear or see right now. Powerful men acting like “Pigs” as Nancy Gibbs so eloquently wrote in her recent article in Time (no offense to the four- legged ones). When I read or see these reports my mind asks many questions. Who are these women cheating with these men, and what is wrong with them? But more curious to me is how a woman decides whether to leave or stay?

Conflict In Your Relationship? You're Not Alone!

Conflict In Your Relationship? You're Not Alone!

THE TRUTH ABOUT CONFLICT Conflict is inevitable. All couples have conflict. But it’s how you handle that conflict that defines the quality of your relationship. The decision to use conflict creatively to enhance your relationship and bring you closer is a conscious choice. Disagreements are a viable and healthy part of relationships.

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Boundaries

10 Ways to Build and Preserve Boundaries

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and, really, a healthy life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of us don’t learn, according to psychologist and coach Dana Gionta, Ph.D. We might pick up pointers here and there from experience or through watching others. But for many of us, boundary-building is a relatively new concept and a challenging one.

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Dr. Adam Sheck writes about the impact of the shortage of male psychotherapists in the field. Is A Good (Psychotherapist) Man Hard To Find? The New York Times recently published an article “Need Therapy? A Good Man Is Hard to Find” which describes the impact of there being so few men in the field of psychotherapy. Less than ten percent of social workers under 34 are men and less than ten percent of the members of the American Counseling Association are men.

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING 101: THE 90 DAY RULE

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING 101: THE 90 DAY RULE

  Falling in love? Definitely in Like? Great!  No one wants to get hurt, rejected or feel like a fool so, how do you move forward openly and keep your heart from being broken? There are a few things you should know first of all, that create that wonderful “crush” feeling that provokes such hope for a happily ever after.

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How To Plan A Successful Staycation

When most of us say that "we need a vacation," we actually mean that we need a break away from our daily grind. Burnout is high when life is overly focused on all that you have to do. So even if you cannot leave town, there are creative ways to change up your routine. And while staying in town may not seem as fun as traveling to a destination, staycations can be an enjoyable alternative for any couple. Not only will you avoid the stresses and costs of traveling, you'll also have more time to focus on each other.

Five Top Sex Winners and Losers

Five Top Sex Winners and Losers

Everything comes into play! What every sex partner needs to know to keep a good thing going. Good sex doesn’t fall from the sky, and sexual libido doesn’t crash and burn all on its own. Everything we do, think, eat, feel and remember turns sex either hot or cold. Here are the five best and worst things you can do to your sex life. First five love winners:

How To Spot A Narcissist

How To Spot A Narcissist

Great energy, charismatic smile, but you better know how to spot a narcissist! Narcissists In The News That's a headline that I'd love to see on TV some day soon.  Because whether we're talking about Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Charlie Sheen and Donald Trump, or the crazyness of Moammar Gadhafi, narcissism is increasingly in the news these days, front and center, right where the narcissists want to be. Our culture seems to have made a decision that promoting the self promoters over everyone else's interests is somehow in our interest.

Sex with an ex.

Sex with an ex.

After a break-up it may be common to second guess yourself. You miss being held by your partner, you miss the smell of your partner, and you miss the sex with your partner. These feelings are so intense that you may find yourself in the position of seeking out your ex to try and make up. You may be trying to save the marriage before a divorce, or you may want to give the relationship a second start, but many times you want to be held and intimate with someone who knows your body, knows your past and has a history with you.