Articles by our experts in love, dating, sex and marriage

Midlife Crisis Or Midlife Transition?

“Midlife crisis.”  When I hear those 2 words, images of gray haired men driving new sports cars and divorcing their wives of 30 years for a sexy young thing spring to mind.  Many people think that only men go through a midlife crisis, when the truth is, women do too.  The difference is in why and how each gender handles it.

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Do you rock at online dating?

Why Some Women Rock At Online Dating

The Wall Street Journal's article, "Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart," tells one woman's unusual online dating success story. After a series of terrible dates, Amy Web, 30, decided to get serious about her approach to dating online. She realized her profile was missing something to attract quality men. So, she put her data analysis background to work and figured out how to improve her results and ultimately find a husband.

The Ins And Outs Of Gay Parenting

The Ins And Outs Of Gay Parenting

If you have come to the realization that you’re gay and you’ve got kids, I’m sure you are stressed and worried about the impact it could have on your kids AND you are probably wondering what your experience will be like as a gay parent. Therefore, I thought it would be helpful to talk about specific age groups and what the experiences can be like for both you and your kids.

Are You Making the Best of It Or Settling for Less?

Are You Making the Best of It Or Settling for Less?

It’s been a rough month for Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy, Britney Spears and Jason Trawick and Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez. All three of these celebrity couples have announced that they’re breaking up. Making the decision to end a love relationship or marriage is usually not made on impulse. It’s rare for a person to be madly in love one day and ready to pack up and leave the next. Usually, it’s something that’s been building for quite awhile.

It's Just Not That Complicated

It's Just Not That Complicated

I often hear women asking whether or not their relationship is the real thing. Wondering if the guy they’re with is the right one for them. Wondering what they should do. And in most cases, as soon as they start describing their situation, it becomes pretty clear that there’s a lot more going on in their situation than love. If there’s one mantra to make your own, it’s one that states it clearly and simply: real love is never complicated. Ever.

The Power Of Being "Grokked"

The Power Of Being "Grokked"

In 1961, author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term "grok" in his best-selling book, "Stranger in a Strange Land". The Oxford English Dictionary defines grok as "to understand intuitively or by empathy; to establish rapport with" and "to empathize or communicate sympathetically (with)."