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Oscars 2013: 8 Films Where Marriage Matters

Oscars 2013: 8 Films Where Marriage Matters

Boy-meets-girl has always been a winning movie theme.   How come this year simple romance has given way to a focus on long-term marriages as a significant theme in so many of the Oscar Best Film nominations?   While I have no idea of the answer to that questions, as a marriage specialist I'm thrilled to see this return to focusing in the media on the role of marriage in building a solid base for life. Here's a run-down of which movies had to say what about matrimony.

Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?

Why Are We Hooked on Rejection?

You don’t need to be a psychologist to note the very harsh effects of a breakup on a person’s mental health. When a relationship ends, humiliation, rage, loneliness, anguish and grief all seem to simultaneously show up at the door, marching in arm-in-arm to parade noisily around our psyche. Evicting these emotions is a matter of healing, reconciling, finding peace within ourselves and somehow moving on.

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Top 10 Self-Help Books About Love

When I became an author, and submersed myself in the world of self-improvement, it became clear which books had useful, innovative advice for women. With that in mind, here are the top ten books I repeatedly recommend to those trying to find healthy relationships and those trying to improve the ones they already have.

Boundaries: From Fear or Love?

Boundaries: From Fear or Love?

We know that one very important aspect of taking loving care of ourselves is to set loving boundaries for ourselves. Whether or not a boundary is loving depends upon which aspect of you is setting the boundary — your ego wounded self or your loving Adult.

Fight the Green Eyed Monster with These Five Simple Tips

Jealousy can get the best of anyone. It can creep up when least expected. Triggered by seeing photos of a boyfriend’s former lover with amazing hair and a perfect figure, a neighbor pulling up in the driveway with a shiny new car or a best friend who arrives for a dinner date carrying a ‘too die for’ handbag.

How Social Media Can Improve Your Relationship

How Social Media Can Improve Your Relationship

I’m sure there have been more stories about social media hurting a budding relationship than helping it, but let’s play devil’s advocate and examine the other side. Is it actually possible for social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and the like) to improve a relationship?

5 Questions You Should Never Ask Women on First Dates

5 Questions You Should Never Ask Women on First Dates

There is a certain kind of unspoken etiquette that should be remembered on your first date. There are always rules in life, and first dates are no exception.  So if you plan on having another date with the woman your are seeing, here are five questions to never ask on a first date. 1. A Kiss is Not Something You Ask For

8 Simple Ways To Show Your Honey Some Love

8 Simple Ways To Show Your Honey Some Love

When asked in one of my workshops to give a statement that described an ideal relationship, a participant said “He gives me what I want before I can ask for it.” The other women in the room replied “Does that even exist?” I told them and I’ll tell you, I can attest to the fact that it does. It’s all about being willing to give and trusting that you will receive.