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Date Outside the Box

Date Outside the Box

When setting up an online profile, along with adding a knock-em-dead photo and writing an eye catching bio, part of the process is selecting what it is that you are looking for in a partner. Selections range from age, religion and child preference to hobbies, ethnicity and previous marital status. By selecting certain parameters, the selection pool narrows itself and available options are then shown to you.

Do You Know That Your Partner Is A Reflection Of You

Do You Know That Your Partner Is A Reflection Of You

Many couples talk about their partners as less than them in some core way. That is the primary reason the divorce rate is so high, since only unequals split apart. In support of this unequal perspective, many people present a picture of their relationships as being essentially an accident, like their coming together was a total mystery to them and everyone else. Within this perspective, some claim that they are the essence of intimacy and just happened to end up with an intimacy cripple.

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5 Love Lessons From Santa, Of All People

At Santa's ripe old age, he's got almost as many tips on healthy relationships and communication as there are champagne corks popping on New Year's Eve. In the spirit of the holidays, here are his five sexiest tips for couples on love, communication and being naughty or nice.

The Pros and Cons of Manipulation

The Pros and Cons of Manipulation

According to a new study, the use of manipulation is one way to test partner's love. Manipulation as a technique for getting what we want is something we all learn as babies.  Even before we have figured out that the Mommy is another person, we begin experimenting with how to get her to react to us in different ways.  Of course we know how to whine and cry from the very beginning, and this gets a useful response at first.  Soon we begin to try faking emotion in order to see how Mommy will react.  Usually, Mom can tell the difference.

What Should Parents Tell Their Children?

What Should Parents Tell Their Children?

It is so difficult to know the right thing to say. It depends on your child’s age, previous experiences, and temperament (some children are more sensitive than others), Even though many of our children live far away from Newtown, they may have feelings of fear, anxiety, and confusion. They may ask questions, such as, “Why were the children killed and will this happen in our school?”

How to Be Present for the Holidays

How to Be Present for the Holidays

How present are you during this time of year?  Are you so busy that you lose touch with the meaning of the season?  Are you too stressed out to really enjoy time with your family?  Do you struggle to remember what it’s all about?  Is it difficult to stay focused on the joy and hope of the season?  Would you like to enjoy yourself and your family more? Follow these six simple steps to relax, focus on the important things, and be fully present with yourself and your loved ones this season.