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Dear Dr. Romance: I recently discovered numerous women he text me

Dear Dr. Romance: I recently discovered numerous women he text me

Dear Dr. Romance: I have just read your article "Keys to a Happy Relationship" and would be greatful for some advice. I havn't been with my partner long. We are both in our twenties and we met a few months ago and already live together because it's the only way we could see each other. I moved away from my friends/family to live with him and the first two months were great, apart from me struggling to find work, and money worries.

Parenting Advice From Andy Murray & Marion Bartoli Of Wimbledon
Andy Murray of Scotland and Marion Bartoli of France went home winners this year.

What This Year's Wimbledon Champions Teach Us About Parenting

Scotland's Andy Murray won the men's singles division in a heart-stopping final match, making him the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years. On the women's side of the court, French player Marion Bartoli won the final championship against Sabine Lisicki. So what do athletics have to do with parenting? More than you would imagine, as our expert explains.

Relationships: What To Do If Your Boyfriend Says He Needs Space
"I need space" ... those dreaded words can actually bring you closer together.

What To Do If Your Boyfriend Says He 'Needs Space'

Though the words "I need space" are dreaded by lovers everywhere and can leave you feeling confused, panicked and rejected, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can actually be an opportunity to bring you closer together. Our expert explains how.

Self-Help Is Not For Sissies

Self-Help Is Not For Sissies

I need to rant. Just a little. You see, I know how much time women spend searching for the answers to their problems. BUT, and here's the rant, the answers are not 'out there.' One of my favorite quotes of all time is, "Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi was a pretty smart guy. If you want your life to improve, then you need to improve.

An Open Letter To Anthony Weiner's Sexting Partners
At least his mayoral campaign is a long shot.

An Open Letter To Anthony Weiner's Sexting Partners

Even though the media storm from Anthony Weiner's sexting scandal has passed, what happens to the women involved? A recent article in The New York Times reminds us of the humiliation and "sl*t-shaming" that women from political scandals endure long after the headlines have stopped running. Personally, I believe he suffers from a sexual addiction. Our society underestimates the danger and the cost of this kind of addiction — and often blames the victim as a way to avoid taking responsibility for the pain it causes, just like the addict does.

The danger of making assumptions in relationships

The danger of making assumptions in relationships

One of the most common problems that I see when working with couples is the game of assumptions. This is when people infer based on previous behavior what the other is thinking and feeling. No space is left for something new. The assumer feels defensive and self-protective and the “assumee” feels shut out and not seen. The more rooted a couple becomes in assumptions, the more predictable the interactions. Scripts replace spontaneity.

Why I meditate

Why I meditate

I have been interested in meditation for years, but it was only until fairly recently that I completed a Vedic meditation training here in NYC and committed to a regular practice. In the Vedic tradition, a mantra is used to anchor the meditation. One of the biggest benefits of meditation, as far as I am concerned, is that it is a consciousness and practice of training the mind. I didn’t realize the full extent to which my mind was a wild animal until I began the practice of taming it. Jack Kornfield compares the mind in meditation to a puppy.

Listen to your children

Listen to your children

Children need to be listened to. Do not assume that you know what they are feeling. The fact that they may not have words for their feelings makes it easier to dismiss them, and when they start crying inconsolably it can be equally challenging as a parent to be supportive, because a crying child moves many things inside the parents from our own childhoods. We often reflexively react to our children the way we were reacted to by our own parents.