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When A Friend Struggles With Their Fears And Mental Health

When A Friend Struggles With Their Fears And Mental Health

What do you do when someone you know has to deal with persistent fears, anxieties, or even depression? Well the first thing you need to do is to get the person to seek the services of a professional who can lead them in the right direction and give them the help they need. In addition, here are some other techniques you can use to help the person cope.

How Far Would You Go For A Friend? [EXPERT]
Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler shaved her head.

How Far Would You Go For A Friend?

Former American Idol contestant Kellie Pickler made headlines for shaving her head in solidarity with her best friend, who is undergoing chemotherapy. That got me thinking about friendships, young people and what parents need to be teaching them about friendship.

When to Have Sex in a Relationship

When to Have Sex in a Relationship

SEX, SEX, and more SEX. It comes up quite quickly in dating, many times from the first date. It lingers between both of your thoughts and you might be wondering when will be the right time to let all systems go? If you do sleep with him, will it mess up your chemistry and will he end of pulling away? Or, can it elevate the budding chemistry and feed the relationship? If you are looking to attract a long term relationship, here are some ideas to think about.

He's Started Saying "No" To Blowjobs

He's Started Saying "No" To Blowjobs

In response to a previous column, I received the following letter, which I would like to share with my readers. Question: My question is very personal, but I read your blog and found it interesting. My husband, believe it or not, says he has to be in the mood for oral sex especially when I want to do it to him. Is this odd? Do you think I am doing something wrong? I want to please him, and I personally enjoy it. Any advice you can give I would appreciate.  ...Allison

Five Easy Steps to Get the Passion Back

Five Easy Steps to Get the Passion Back

The most dangerous myth about marriage is the commonly held belief that it’s natural for the “spark” to fade over time. Most people believe that little something, something, that was so juicy and delicious in the beginning will fade. It’s natural. But here’s the truth. It doesn’t have to. It’s not natural.

Coaching Kids To Understand The Impact Of Their Words [EXPERT]
Are your kids careful about what they say?

Coaching Kids To Understand The Impact Of Their Words

Initially, they were quick to defend their comment because there was nothing intentionally harmful or hurtful about it. They were "just kidding" and "fooling around." Everyone knew they were joking, and it wasn't intended to do harm to anyone. That was when I saw my teachable moment.

5 Tips To Survive Football Season As A Couple [EXPERT]
Does your man disappear during football season?

5 Tips To Survive Football Season As A Couple

All over the world there are women just like you who, come the fall season, resign themselves to the life of a "football widow." You don't even have to be married to have the title. It applies to any woman who must cope with the temporary death of her relationship during football season. But, don't worry. Here are the five best ways to cope if you have lost your relationship to football season.

3 Ways To Keep Your Relationship Fresh

3 Ways To Keep Your Relationship Fresh

You don’t know your partner as well as you think. And if you do, you shouldn’t. Introducing one partner to another, even if they have been together exclusively for years, is one of the best parts of being a seasoned couples therapist. People are always changing. If you believe you know who your partner was yesterday, maybe you are missing out on who is in front of you today — and today’s version is likely to be a lot more interesting than the version you think you know.

8 Tips for Successful Online Dating

8 Tips for Successful Online Dating

I had somewhat of an epiphany on the subject of love in my thirties, understood more of what a relationship meant and found that I very much wanted to settle down at last and give a proper, grown up relationship a go. I took a step back, looked at all my male friends and reconsidered them as more than friends. I dated, I even tried a Lonely Hearts scheme in the local newspapers and if you’ve read my SW Interview, then you know how badly that panned out.