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4 Self-Esteem Lessons to Learn from Bargain Hunting

4 Self-Esteem Lessons to Learn from Bargain Hunting

Do you have judgments about yourself or others who often go for bargains or freebies? Here are some new ways you can look at and feel about those behaviors. 1) Find creative ways to stretch what you have. I’ve always liked getting something for nothing, or feeling like I got double duty out of something. This morning, it felt like I won at kitchen Bingo! I was wondering what to have for breakfast and I thought of eggs, but didn’t feel like fried or boiled eggs.

Help! Merging Our Lives is Harder Than We Thought!

Help! Merging Our Lives is Harder Than We Thought!

Lily and Don, both in their 40s, decided to get married after dating each other for a year. Lily's children were in college, while Don still had children coming to his house every other weekend. They discovered early in their marriage that it was one thing to date and quite another to merge their lives in the same house. Little things started to bother them that were not issues when they were living separately and just spending weekends together.

You Deserve To Be Loved!

You Deserve To Be Loved!

We all have inherent belief systems, as a result of our early programming, that greatly affect us throughout our lives into adulthood. For a variety of reasons, one of the most prevalent is that we don’t deserve to be loved, and it's this particular one that has the most negative effect on the quality of the relationships that we have.

5 Strategies for Revitalizing Your Relationship

5 Strategies for Revitalizing Your Relationship

This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Rick Nauert, PhD, News Editor A new University of Illinois study revisits five relationship management strategies that couples can use to preserve or improve the quality of an intimate relationship. “Relationships are like cars in that you have do certain things to keep them running, especially when your goal is to strengthen and preserve your bond with your partner,” said Brian Ogolsky, Ph.D., a professor of human and community development.

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Are You Dating A Valentines Day Grinch?

Are you faced with a man that doesn't really see the importance of Valentines Day? Maybe he sees it as an over-commercialized Hallmark holiday that's just placed into the calendar to squeeze money out of men and create high expectations for women. This makes it difficult for you to really ask for what it is you want on V-day for fear of being judged. So, what do you do if you are a woman that wants the flowers, chocolates, romantic dinner and the amazing V-day story to tell all your friends the next day?

My Job As A Clinical Sexologist & Relationship Counselor

I am sitting at the desk in my office writing my book when my clinical sexology hot line rings. Hello I answer, who I am speaking with? He states his name, age and then proceeds to tell me about a situation where has been stealing his girlfriend’s underwear, and is not able to stop.