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Should You Keep Your Clothes On Or Off?

Should You Keep Your Clothes On Or Off?

When I turned 40, I was no longer willing to settle for just anyone.  I had tried this many times before and knew it didn’t work.  I wanted to find the love of my life, the last man I would ever date, the one who would be with me for the rest of my days. For this to happen, I had to make some changes.  First and foremost, no jumping into bed with anyone I was dating—and this meant ANYONE.  In the past, I had my share of casual sex.  I don’t regret that I was sometimes naughty.  It was a lot of fun, but it never got me wh

The Relationship Where's Waldo Game

The Relationship Where's Waldo Game

THE WORLD OF WALDO AND RELATIONSHIPS   There’s not a lot of  benefit in getting older.  In many ways, it sucks.  There are, however, some benefits, especially when it comes to dating.  With age comes perspective.  As you  look back over your dating life you can begin to seem some unsettling patterns..

How To Get Him Back

How To Get Him Back

Celebrities, like Rihanna and Chris Brown, have managed the now-on, now-off relationships just brilliantly.  Instead of investing time and effort in their healing, they bounce in and out of storms without any regard for their own well-being or that of the other person.  The only difference between them and the rest of us is the papparazzi.

ZERO DATE THIRTY

ZERO DATE THIRTY

In the Oscar nominated blockbuster film Zero Dark Thirty, Jessica Chastain portrays Maya, a Central Intelligence Officer, dedicates her early career years to uncovering intel about al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Her tenacity and due diligence bring to mind a popular card seen on someecards.com with a picture of a matter-of-fact woman with the verbage "Don't Underestimate My Ability to Find Sh** Out."

First Date Etiquette In Your 30s Versus Your 20s

First Date Etiquette In Your 30s Versus Your 20s

First dates always elicit a bit anxiety, excitement and anticipation but I have noticed that my approach to the scenario is different at 30 than it was in my early 20’s.  Back then, I was ultimately looking for a boyfriend, someone to bring to the upcoming social function or to fill up my weekends with. Still looking for a relationship, I now recognize that my next boyfriend could be my weekend partner for life. The stakes are higher and so my attitude and behavior towards the first date has also changed.

More Satisfied At Work Means More Satisfied In Marriage

More Satisfied At Work Means More Satisfied In Marriage

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20521149/2013/01/07/the-new-year-means... According to a Gallup Poll 71 percent of American workers were not “engaged” or were “actively disengaged” in their work. This correlated with these employees’ performance at work as well.  They didn’t measure it, but I bet these same employees were disengaged at home too. Many of us spend more time at work than we do at home, and when we aren’t happy at work it trickles down to our home life as well.

Why "You Complete Me" Is Just Not Healthy

Why "You Complete Me" Is Just Not Healthy

Ever since the mid 90's when the box office hit romantic comedy Jerry Maguire coined the phrase "You complete me," those three words have been bandied about by star struck lovers all over the world. And as much as I love the phrase and the romantic notions it evokes - the idea of two becoming one, the circle becoming complete, of two people so connected that they would be incomplete, broken, without the other - the truth is, well, it's just not healthy.

How To Stop Binging & Start Connecting

How To Stop Binging & Start Connecting

Hello out there! I'm glad you're here. If you'd like to understand why you might not reach out and create relationships even when you're feeling lonely, this question from 'K', and my answer to it, will help.:   Question: Hi Michelle, I've already read about 2/3 of your book, and I am VERY impressed. I’ve always clicked with the Geneen Roth/Hirschman & Munter approach, and it has helped me in the past.