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"Surviving Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom"

"Surviving Mother's Day When You've Lost Your Mom"

Mother’s Day is a time to honor and cherish mothers. Whether your relationship with her is nurturing or strained, all mothers have one thing in common, they love their children to the depths of their soul. It is a time to appreciate her effort at loving and raising you. Alas, what if your mom is no longer around? Maybe she has passed on, or refuses to talk with you as an adult. Maybe you are feeling sad and lonely without her. Here are a few tips to get through the day.

Gay Marriage — Come Out, Come Out, Wherever you Are!

Gay Marriage — Come Out, Come Out, Wherever you Are!

Larry Cappel is a trained relationship coach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. He can be reached through his website if you'd like to talk about any aspect of your relationship. Olly olly, oxen free! In the children’s game Hide and Seek, the players stay hidden until found or called to come out of their hiding spots. As adults, if we stay hidden we pay a high price for our invisibility.

How To Quickly And Easily Overcome Your Fears

How To Quickly And Easily Overcome Your Fears

In my work as well as in my personal life I frequently see and understand what a profound role fear plays in all of our lives.  Some might not recognize or call some of their behaviors fearful yet if we dig deep enough that’s almost always what holds us back.  It’s rarely the life threatening fear that gets in our way but rather the seemingly small stuff that holds us hostage from the greatness that we so often desire.  Here are some simple and time-tested ways to overcome your fears, and take your life in a

ONLINE DATING PROFILES TO IGNORE

ONLINE DATING PROFILES TO IGNORE

I actually thought that pleasant statements really meant something about the person when I went on dating sites. But after a lot of email and phone conversations, and writing Create New Love, I learned my lesson. They had a Pollyanna view of life, or they had their profile written by a professional, or they combined all the positive traits in profiles they read! So I learned to read between the lines. I’m going to show you some lines to “read between” so you can exclude those people now instead of discovering down the road that this really isn’t working. My free podcast covers even more of this. How do you respond when the person seems just so so nice? Be curious about your feelings. One man wrote:

Confidence- The Sexiest Thing You Can Put On

Confidence- The Sexiest Thing You Can Put On

Confidence is amazing. It can literally be the sexiest thing about a person. Have you ever met someone who feels comfortable in their own skin? You want to be around them. Because they feel good, you feel good. When you have the tools to feel confident, life is just easier. Things don’t get you down. You take setbacks in stride and you navigate the world more effectively. When you don’t feel good about yourself, thinking about how to gain confidence seems so unattainable especially when it comes to body image or dating. Use the following steps to start feeling great:

Dating Coach Advice: Why Does He Text Me, But Not Ask Me Out?
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Why Does He Text Me But Not Ask Me Out?

You went on a first date with a guy that went really well, but then resorts to texting ... without asking you out again. What's up with that? While texting can be a lot of fun, you need to spend quality time with a new man to build a true relationship, as our expert explains.

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The loss of a sibling is an intensely lonely experience ... but it doesn't have to be.

How I Survived My Sister's Death

There are many things expect to experience in our lives, but losing a sibling is not one of them. It certainly wasn't something I thought I would deal with in my lifetime, but low and behold, in December of 1996 I lost my older sister and immediately became part of a club of sibling survivors. Obviously, being new to the club, I didn't understand all that was involved.