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Speaking Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

Speaking Your Truth Without Blame or Judgment

How often have you become irritated or angry, given yourself up, started to argue or debate, teach or explain, or withdrew when someone was treating you badly — ordering you around, judging you, blaming you, or dumping their complaints or negativity on you? How often have you behaved in any of these protective, controlling ways when someone is unknowingly interrupting you when you are trying to focus on something or get something done? How do you end up feeling when you behave in any of these ways?

New Year, New You, New Life, New Love Part III

New Year, New You, New Life, New Love Part III

Okay, in Part One and Part Two of the “New Year, New You, New Life, New Love” series we talked about how to become the awesome person you want to be and how to think differently to get the results you want. Now it’s time for me to reveal the final step: My secret formula for an incredible New Year, one in which you have the power to create the abundant, joy and love-filled life you deserve. And now, my magic formula for an incredible year is… INTENTION + ATTENTION = ACTION

4 Reasons Why You're Not Attracting Great Men to Date

4 Reasons Why You're Not Attracting Great Men to Date

How often have you heard a woman (you?) state, with a sigh, that all the good men are taken? It’s been my observation that the women who believe that are the only ones who are experiencing that…so what’s going on here? If you're attracting less than great men into your life, it's very likely that it’s got more to do with you than them. Here are four reasons why that may be true for you. 1. You Get What You Expect

3 Warning Signs Of A Doomed Potential Romance

3 Warning Signs Of A Doomed Potential Romance

Finding someone, either online or otherwise, that you click with is a trying task. So when you do, most of us fight to see it through to the end. Admittedly, I have been fooled by instant chemistry into believing that Mr. Dead Ends were going to be my relationship status changers.  Inevitably, they either slowly faded away or even worse, just disappeared from my dating life.  Looking back, there were always waving red flags that I ignored or was simply too smitten to realize at the time. Here are three warning signs that can save you time and wasted expectations:

Let Go Of All That Emotional Baggage!

Let Go Of All That Emotional Baggage!

We all have unpacked emotional baggage from our past relationships, and it's difficult, if not impossible, to completely get rid of it; that's just being human. But if you find yourself still pining for, very angry with, or otherwise consumed with emotion over your ex, you need to get past it before you'll be able to be in a new healthy relationship.

Body Hatred: Bad for You, Bad for Your Relationship

Body Hatred: Bad for You, Bad for Your Relationship

“I’m so fat!” “My butt looks huge in these jeans!” “I can’t leave the house looking like THIS!” If you’ve uttered words like these, you might be putting your relationship at risk. Even if you’ve never put yourself down or been hateful about your body out loud, you still might be negatively affecting your love relationship or marriage.

8 Essential Tips to Keep Your Relationship Vibrant Over The Years

8 Essential Tips to Keep Your Relationship Vibrant Over The Years

In long-term relationships (25+ years), it is natural for couples to find each other annoying at times, and even worse take each other for granted. Furthermore, relationships go in cycles when you are closer to each other and other times more distant. How can you keep your relationship fresh and vibrant over the years? 1. Tell your partner one thing you appreciate that she/he has done over the week.  Be a spy and look for those ‘caring behaviors’ your partner does, especially for you, instead of focusing on what you didn’t get.

Put On Your Big Girl Panties And Become A Leader

Put On Your Big Girl Panties And Become A Leader

Have you ever been detached in your job, head down, doing well but not really paying attention? Wondering what you should do next, wanting more responsibility but not really wanting more responsibility? And then it just gets handed to you... I remember a time in my career when I was doing well, things were running *fairly* smoothly, and I felt like I was on track for success, but hadn’t really made the next big leap and was just focused on keeping my head down and trying to figure out what I was going to do with myself

Relationship Karma: An Affair for an Affair?

Relationship Karma: An Affair for an Affair?

If your world has been rocked by an emotional affair or by infidelity, it can be devastating and heartbreaking. It can also be a natural response to want to get even and do to the other what has been done to you.  Rather than following the ways of the Romans - which didn't quite work out for them, by the way - it's healthier to refrain from getting even and work on getting better. Whether you caused it or were the unfortunate casualty of a painful affair, it's important to work on yourself and deciding if there is a relationship worth saving.