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Teach Kids the Art of Giving This Holiday Season

Teach Kids the Art of Giving This Holiday Season

It’s difficult to fight the overwhelming tide of advertisements encouraging us to buy, buy, buy, this holiday season. Kids are busy making their lists and checking them twice. Santa is in every mall you may be visiting. With a conscious effort, you can, however, create a different experience by creating opportunities for your child to give this holiday season, too. Here are some fun ideas that will teach your child that joy comes from giving as well as receiving.   

4 Ways To Overcome Dating Shyness

4 Ways To Overcome Dating Shyness

Do you consider yourself shy? Do you walk around and say to yourself “I wish I weren't shy so I could approach people.” When I hear someone label themselves as “shy,” I know they are limiting their opportunities to meet and connect with people every day. Being shy isn't a physical trait like having brown eyes ... you can eliminate it and overcome it. Here are 4 tips to help you forever overcome your dating shyness:  

Erotic Fantasy Reconsidered: From Tragedy To Triumph

Erotic Fantasy Reconsidered: From Tragedy To Triumph

PART TWO Tell me how you were loved, and I’ll tell you how you make love. Our emotional history shapes our erotic blueprint and is expressed in the physicality of sex. Accordingly, there is a strong connection between our attachment map (defined as our expectations, conflicts, hopes and disillusionment with intimate connections) and our sexual feelings and behaviors: Tell me how you were loved, and I’ll tell you how you make love.  

How To Embrace Your Relationship Status

How To Embrace Your Relationship Status

The Cycle of Being Single, Dating, in Relationships, Breaking Up, etc. Every relationship status (e.g. single, in a relationship, separated, engaged, married, divorced) presents opportunities for us to enjoy and embrace. At different times in my life, I wasn’t able to fully enjoy all of my relationship statuses. When I was single, I wanted to be in a relationship. When I was in a not-so-good relationship, I wanted to be single. When I experienced a painful breakup, I wanted to be in a good place as a single person.

Give Yourself A Rave Review

Give Yourself A Rave Review

When you are in the stages of getting to know someone, it’s important to make sure that you are giving yourself rave reviews. This does not mean fabricating stories or exaggerating your successes. Instead, it means that you should work to present yourself in a good light. 

Relational Patterns Can Often Repeat - No Matter How Unwanted

Relational Patterns Can Often Repeat - No Matter How Unwanted

As a psychologist, I have learned many things about human behavior that I find very interesting and amazing.  One such aspect deals with how generational patterns of relating repeat themselves, sometimes with pinpoint accuracy.  I am sure many of you may be aware of this phenomenon when considering alcoholism and those that have been sexually abused.  These generational patterns seem pervasive in our day and age.  One only need pick up a newspaper and read about yet another case where perpetrator was a victim of the same kind of abuse that he or she is caught in the a

6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season [EXPERT]
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6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season

If you are a stepparent or entering a relationship where blending with the kids is important, there are important things to remember, especially during the holiday season. These suggestions may help you build a bridge of peace with the kids.