We've all been there. Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Boy takes girl to dinner. Boy and girl enjoy a delicious courtship filled with weekend brunches, impressive candle-lit dinners and double spoons for dessert. We love this period don't we? Exploring fancy restaurants and putting on our chef's hat to prepare that impossible dinner that even Ina Garten would applaud.
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By Pink Kisses
Here's the thing about sex: it's different for every woman. The way we think about it, talk about it, do it or choose not to do it is unique to pretty much every single one of us. Some girls are adamant about only having one partner their whole lives. Some of us see it as sacred, only to be shared within committed relationships, while others are more free and look at various partners as forms of sexual exploration or ways to get to know themselves. And, there are those of us who see it as just plain fun, no strings attached.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Margarita Tartakovsy, M.S. Conflict gets a bad rap. We automatically assume that conflict will collapse a relationship. Some of us avoid conflict like the plague, thinking that if we close our eyes to a potential clash, it doesn’t exist.
How we beat ourselves up for that brownie or pizza slice! Once we’ve lost control or overdone it, forget about self-care and serenity. But research keeps confirming some ancient wisdom when it comes to eating better. Gentleness, being kind to oneself, paves a better path to success than self-flagellation.
By Joe Amoia
The other night I was watching Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Growing up I was a huge KISS fan. I went to my first Kiss concert w/my dad in 1979. And last year I got to experience the other side when I took my three sons to see the band for the first time. In last night’s episode Shannon Tweed , Gene Simmons’ live in girlfriend, and the mother of his children finally has enough of his rock star ways and his “it’s all about me, I’m a rock star” attitude.
In life, I have always known my station. I am the funny and "cute" friend who makes people laugh. I'm the comedian, always good for a laugh and an outlandish outburst. But no matter how comfortable I felt with "the comedy bit," I was always left feeling like I didn't measure up. If you had asked me to list the pros and cons of myself, the negatives would always outweigh the positives. It was so much easier for me to go there. But that all changed when I fell in love with myself. First, let's look back.
By Tammy Nelson
When you are frustrated with your partner, communicating your feelings may be a good way to get it out. But sometimes we are afraid to talk to our partner about our needs. Discussing an unmet or a problem with your partner could lead to an argument or confrontation. You might end up feeling every time you have a confrontation that your partner just doesn’t get it.
I'm still mastering it, but for the most part, I live my life by design. Since becoming a coach, I've gotten very clear about my core values and priorities. I've integrated balance and, most days, patience into my days. Like most people, there are still areas where I aspire to have, do and be more.
For many people, there is a direct correlation between negative self image and their libido. It's hard to feel sexy with a slew of negative thoughts swirling around in your head. We asked our Experts to weigh in with simple yet effective ways readers can feel sexier right now. Using the principal of acting "as if" (aka fake it until you make it!), we think this can help even the most stubborn believer to connect with her more sexual self and reap some of the amazing benefits of a healthy sex life.
By Laurel Fay
To be honest, this isn't a topic I usually think about or discuss. The people who come into my office have typcially already answered the question of "why therapy?" long before I meet them. Their answers might include: "It's worked for me in the past", "I have nothing else to try", or "why not?"