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Blended Family Misery

Blended Family Misery

Why can't your step-kids make nice and behave like your own kids? Why do your step-children make it so hard for you to just like them, much less love them? My girlfriend is frustrated, says, "I don't think I can take this any more. I thought a blended family meant we'd blend. Instead, it's like 2 enemy camps, my kids on the one hand, polite, respectful, and his – 2 screaming meemees running amuck. "What does your husband say about it?" I ask. "Give it time," my girlfriend groans.

There Was Chemistry. What Happened?

There Was Chemistry. What Happened?

A woman wrote to me explaining that she’d been on a few dates and thought it was going great. Fun conversations, good time, kissing and a bit of petting, but no sex yet. She definitely felt strong chemistry. Then, wham, he wrote and said he wasn’t that attracted to her. My advice:

No Is A One Word Sentence

No Is A One Word Sentence

Do you find yourself taking on too much and then feeling irritable and hurried? Are you so compassionate that you: • Reach out to others and extend yourself way beyond your emotional, physical and financial needs. • Agree to do something and than anguish about your decision, wishing you had said no from the start.

Men and Women are not Equal, Part One

Men and Women are not Equal, Part One

Contrary to popular belief, men and women are not equal. Despite what we have been led to believe, let me write this again, men and women are not created equal. We are different, and the corporate world is now ready to embrace this reality, rather than continue to operate on the fallacy that men and women should be treated the same. Should I even broach the topic that corporate is still being run from a man’s perspective; meaning it is still weighted to men’s communication and leadership styles?

Are You Really "Not in the Mood"?

Are You Really "Not in the Mood"?

A funny thing happens when you've been with the same person for a really long time. Even if you still like them a lot, you may find that you're just not that into having sex with them… or so you think. Your libido may be waning, or there may be too many other details on your mind between work and managing the home... or kids clamoring for attention... there are plenty of excuses not to have sex.

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past month strategizing how I want to run my business this year. Today it occurred to me that it would be really helpful to strategize my relationship in much the same way. Great things don’t just happen; they happen after careful, specific planning toward an intended goal and consistent action aligned with that goal.

Top 3 most romantic getaways for this Valentine's Day!

Top 3 most romantic getaways for this Valentine's Day!

We all want to do something exciting for Valentine's Day. It is the day dedicated to Love and the day we get the green light to feel special and appreciated by our mate. But sometimes, our day to day routine gets us stuck and it is hard to break out and get in touch with our creative sexy side.

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

If Valentine’s Day were a person I would be defending her, taking her to lunch to help “pump” her up, and unabashedly wondering why people are avoiding her at all costs. I mean, geez, she’s just a pink and red Hallmark holiday moment. She doesn’t smell. Dress weird, or have bad breath.

"Oh Please"  NO I DONT WANT TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES

"Oh Please" NO I DONT WANT TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES

As I answered the phone I could here her sobbing on the other end of the line. I quickly asked her if there was a way I could assist her, I could here the panic in her voice as she said, " Please I have to see you," "I have to get into see you right away ". "There is NO Way i can make it through another Valentines Day" and she began to sob into the phone. I quickly scheduled her for that afternoon, and when she walked into the office you could see her pain and dispair, her face was tear stricken as she began to tell her story.

Turning the Fizzle Back Into Sizzle In Your Relationship; Part 1

Turning the Fizzle Back Into Sizzle In Your Relationship; Part 1

INTRODUCTION Many gay men in both short and long-term relationships report concern when the romance and passion in their partnerships decline or "dry up", leading them to question themselves and fear for the future of their relationships. An unfortunate consequence of this is that many men break up with their partners prematurely at this point, have affairs, or turn to some form of addiction to cope under the mistaken notion that something is defective or wrong in their relationships.