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Are you friends with your man?

The Friendship Foundation & Why It's So Important

Sexual attraction is one of those things that we all want to feel with our partners. There is nothing like that electrical current that draws two people together like magnets. But when it comes to the overall success and failure of long-term relationships, how important is that attraction when compared to deep friendship between partners?

Why We Club One Another

Why We Club One Another

The  music pulsed, throbbing itself into the core of my veins and brains. The light was minimal, erratic. The crowd fought its way through one another, only to find more of itself. The smell of sweaty dance floor and alcohol filled the air, with the occasional tinge of marijuana or vomit.  

3 Steps Toward Quitting Self-Criticism

3 Steps Toward Quitting Self-Criticism

Picked up a cat-’o-9-tails, tied yourself to a whipping post, and just started whipping yourself silly lately? Ya know, the scourge of I-can’t-do-itness. Or the club of I’m-a-failure. Or the rod of nobody-likes-me. The whip of not-good-enoughness is one of my personal favorites.  (more...)

Breaking News from the Oscars: Marriage is Work

Breaking News from the Oscars: Marriage is Work

This guest article from Psych Central was written by Holly Brown, LMFT In Ben Affleck’s Best Picture acceptance speech, he didn’t sprinkle his wife Jennifer Garner with accolades.  Instead, he thanked her for working with him all these years.  ”Marriage is work,” he said, “and there’s no one I’d rather work with.”

Book Your Ticket For A Spring Break Fling

Book Your Ticket For A Spring Break Fling

The winter has given a majority of the country quite a beating. Snowstorms, rain floods and ice have battered cities from Los Angeles to New York, even causing the postal service to throw out the rule of "Rain or shine, snow or sleet, we delivery your mail!"  If you are suffering from cabin fever, now is a great time to round up a few of your single girlfriends and plan a little vacay. Can't find anyone to go? Don't let that be an excuse not to get away. There's options for singles who are traveling alone, too. 

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The mother-daughter bond is unlike any other.

An Open Letter To My Teenage Daughter About Friendship

My daughter is in her first year of high school and navigating the world of girl drama, boyfriends and school dances. As painful as it can be to watch her suffer through some of this, I want her to know a few things that I wish I'd known at her age.

Soul Sex: The Art Of Lovemaking, Beyond The Kiss

Soul Sex: The Art Of Lovemaking, Beyond The Kiss

Kissing is a prelude of what is to come. Vary your style, pressure and energy.  You have built your arousal state and revved up both of your engines with 10 minutes or more of kissing. Kissing increases oxytocin in both males and females. This is what couples in long-term relationships forget to do. Don't skip the kissing if you really want to connect on a soul level. Nuzzling with your nose

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Myth: Online Dating is all about sex.

5 Myths About Online Dating

Let's face it: Online dating is quickly becoming the most mainstream method for finding a significant other. However, even while online dating is gaining popularity, not everyone has jumped on the bandwagon, in part due to the myths associated with it.