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Reasons Your Relationship Will Fail

Reasons Your Relationship Will Fail

Everyone wants a relationship to work out and to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, if you are playing games with your love then it’s only a matter of time before they will run from you and from the relationship you are trying to build. Here are the top games women play while in a relationship. 

The 8 Worst Dating Tips From HBO’s "Girls"

The 8 Worst Dating Tips From HBO’s "Girls"

When it comes to portraying the reality of what it means to be a single woman in New York City, no show puts the gritty details on the table like HBO’s "Girls" does. The girls don’t hold back when it comes to showing what really happens after midnight in Brooklyn or shy away from the sheer pain of rejection. From Marnie’s destructive-only relationships to Hannah’s off-kilter opinions of love, here’s a look at some of the worst views of romance from the Girls girls.

Why Not Smile?

Why Not Smile?

Our species is incredible.  In a blink of cosmic time we've become the masters of our planet.  We've had philosophers like Socrates, artists like Michelangelo, all-around geniuses like Leonardo Da Vinci.  We've constructed incredible monuments.  We drive cars. We fly planes, and the space ship Voyager became the first man-made object to leave our solar system.  I think that's amazing.    As a species we've come a long way. 

What Barbara Corcoran Knows About How To Get Back Up

What Barbara Corcoran Knows About How To Get Back Up

When rejection hits, all most of us want to do is withdraw and lick our wounds. Cast blame, fight it out. Hide away until our emotional pain soothes. Keep the news to ourselves to protect our self-esteem. Barbara Corcoran knows another way. The investor panel member of ABC’s top-rated reality show Shark Tank rejects many a would-be entrepreneur. Corcoran’s advice to those who take the hit: it’s all in how well you get back up, how long you feel sorry for yourself.

The 3 Signs ‘Love’ Might Not Be Real

The 3 Signs ‘Love’ Might Not Be Real

I was talking to a friend the other day, about our dating life, and it's interesting the older I get, the less I believe in ‘the magic of love’. As we were talking, I had kind of a scary thought: “Is love a lie that we've been sold our entire life?” Have we been sold an incredible ideal that doesn’t actually exist? If you think about it, all your relationships, the love part seems to wear off quickly, the reality comes fast and it seems like most relationships don't work.

When is it just time to leave?

When is it just time to leave?

I just completed a crazy whirlwind speaking schedule for Valentine’s Day! 14 speaking gigs in 6 days, 3 radio shows, 2 Spreecasts and a partridge in a pear tree (hehe)! Do you know that nearly every single interviewer asked me the same question “Stacey, when is it just time to leave? Sometimes is it just not the right relationship?” I do NOT believe that every marriage is meant to last long term. I don’t. I DO believe that some marriages/relationships come into our lives to teach us something and give us a GIFT.

50 Shades of Comfort

50 Shades of Comfort

50 Shades of Comfort...Finding Sexy Through the Pain With the recent and much anticipated movie release of 50 Shades of Grey, I’m sure your thinking this is blog post is going to be about S&M. Hate to disappoint you, but I’m not talking about S&M. I’m talking about vaginal (vulva to be technically accurate) and pelvic pain, the pain you don’t see. According to Prevention Magazine chronic pelvic pain affects 1 in 7 women.

Not having much hot sex lately, huh?

Not having much hot sex lately, huh?

I hear it’s going around! Really good people, with good intentions, are hanging out together in a NICE relationship….great parents, good roommates even….but the hot steamy ravishing and satisfying sex is not happening anymore. Maybe you tell yourself “I don’t need that,” “that’s not really important,” or “I can live without it”….and you stay in a passion-less relationship for the good of the family.

Are you the “salad” or the “garbage”?

Are you the “salad” or the “garbage”?

People come to me to help them with their relationships in all kinds of situations. Some of the most common are… Passion-less: In a caring or loving relationship, but the passion has fizzled or disappeared Loving & Passionate, and wanna take it to the next level Hanging by a Thread: where one or both partners have considered leaving the relationship.