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Is Showering Right After Sex Normal?

Is Showering Right After Sex Normal?

Recently, a question was submitted to me asking me whether it was normal to shower after sex. The person that wrote was upset because she felt like her boyfriend couldn't wait to wash her off, which in turn made her feel like she was dirty.  This is a common topic and if you're reading this, at some point or another, you've probably been in the situation where you like a quick rinse off or you like to stay in bed saturated in your juices.

Don't Make Your Divorce Hurt Your Kids

Don't Make Your Divorce Hurt Your Kids

Let's say the most brutal part right up front: an alarming number of divorcing parents who say they're trying to "protect" their children from the effects of divorce are actually making things much worse. And the biggest reason is that the parents just can't take their egos out of the equation to make room for their children. For these parents, the drama is everything, and the kids become the suffering audience for a "poor wronged me" scenario that drags on and on.

Want A Happy Relationship?

Want A Happy Relationship?

Why are we so bad for each other? Have you ever wondered why relationships you've gotten into have ended so badly? Conversely, perhaps the opposite is true; relationships ends with no fanfare, fading away without a whimper. Wish you could evaluate a new prospect earlier in the dating cycle and cut your losses and run if it doesn't look good? Here are a few things to look for in anyone you date: Does your date hide part of their life from you or others? See if your date compartmentalizes their life. For example is work kept secret from personal life or vice versa? Are there aspects of this person's life that they keep from you for reasons not reasonably explained? Transparency is one of the keys to a happy relationship. People that won't let you in to all parts of their life are hiding something...

How To Improve Your Intimacy Quotient & Lure Him In

How To Improve Your Intimacy Quotient & Lure Him In

Your intimacy quotient is crucial for a man to go from "attracted to you" to "totally intoxicated by you"! This quotient is measured by how intimate your energy feels to him--whether he wants to get closer and closer to you or not by the way you interact with him in quiet, loving and romantic moments. Your capacity for deep levels of intimacy is all related to how much physical and emotional closeness you can tolerate and even INVITE with a man. Are you fully available to 'melt into him' during pillow talk? Can you take a walk on the beach and turn it into the greatest memories of tenderness and mutual understanding he has ever known? Can you open him up like a book and get him willingly talking to you about secrets he's never told any other woman?

Manspeak: 10 "Dude-isms" Translated

Manspeak: 10 "Dude-isms" Translated

By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com I think it's fair to say that, in general, men are more straightforward than women. Ask a guy if he likes your hairstyle and he'll give you a solid "Yes" or "No." There's usually not a deeper explanation for those answers. A man's statements are what they are: simple, straightforward and to the point.

Marathon Dates: When and Where Do You End Them?

Marathon Dates: When and Where Do You End Them?

Amy met Brad online. After a couple of emails, they agreed to talk on the phone. That went well, so they set up a date for drinks after work. Sparks flew instantly. After two hours and a bottle of wine between them, they moved on to a nearby restaurant hot spot. Dinner was fabulous; they couldn’t stop talking. Time flew and suddenly they realized it was late in the evening. Brad asked if he could follow Amy home to make sure she was okay. That turned into an invitation to come in for-you guessed it, another drink.

Dr. Romance Says: Lighten Up: Cures for Marital Boredom

Dr. Romance Says: Lighten Up: Cures for Marital Boredom

Dr. Romance writes: The old folk songs say it: Oh, love is handsome, love is fine Love is a jewel when it is new; But when love's old, it waxes cold And fades away, like morning dew. Folk wisdom says it: If newlyweds put a penny in a jar for every time they make love in the first year, and take one out for every time after that, the jar will never be empty.

5 Lessons Adults Should Learn From Kids

5 Lessons Adults Should Learn From Kids

Let me ask you a couple questions. How many stressed out, unhappy, and directionless adults do you know? Now answer the same question but replace adults with kids 12 and younger. It’s a much smaller list isn’t it? I’ll bet a lot of the kids on your list are related to the adults from the first question. Coincidence? I think not.

Healing from Trauma with EFT

Healing from Trauma with EFT

A couple of month ago, my life was virtually consumed and disrupted by, what I realized two and a half weeks into it was, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I couldn’t think straight. My mind wasn’t working the way it normally works. I was experiencing a constant feeling of fear, distrust and disturbance. Daily, I fell to exhaustion at night in a “safe” place and would wake the next morning just to experience more of the same. Everything in my life fell to the side and was abandon…except my constant search for safety.