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So-So First Date? Why He Deserves A Second Chance [EXPERT]
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So-So First Date? Why He Deserves A Second Chance

Women constantly push really good guys right out of their lives without even knowing it. We do it by behaving in ways that, until pointed out by someone else, are a complete mystery. Finally, having this pointed out to me in my early 40s was a huge part of my transition from a pretty happy single gal to, at age 47, a truly fulfilled wife of a loving and adoring man.

3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner [EXPERT]
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3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner

The most power we have during a conflict is to notice when we’re triggered. Look for physical cues, sensations in your body, your tell-tale signs. As soon as you notice the tightness in your jaw or the heaviness in your chest, walk away. An argument is not what the conversation is about as much as the strong emotional reaction that happens when you’re triggered, and one of the keys to conflict resolution is to try not to engage when you're triggered!

Summer Savoring

Summer Savoring

Several years ago I wrote a piece titled 'The Dog Days of Summer.' I didn't really know what that term meant or where it came from. I imagined it meant something about dogs and how hot they got on the hottest days of the year, which led them to seek shade and rest under the nearest tree. After doing a little research I discovered this idiom was referring to a constellation that occurred during the time period between July 3 and August 11. Not at all what I had thought - and a little disappointing!

The Art of Noticing

The Art of Noticing

Kind of a funny concept isn't it! Even I, the author of the above title, must admit, yet it makes me happy to note. I just made it up today as I was Noticing how much joy I get from simply Noticing things, without thoughts of judgment or action mucking up the works. We humans spend much of our time NOT Noticing much of anything. We take in the tasks of the day without noticing what they mean to us. We interact with the people in our lives without noticing who they really are. We partake of entertainment, at times without truly experiencing the moment.

Advice for the Newly Single

Advice for the Newly Single

It happens to everyone. You’re sailing along smoothly in a meaningful relationship and then next thing you know, you find yourself single. Sometimes it’s expected, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s your choice. Sometimes it’s not. Whatever the reason, you’ve recently found yourself single. Now what?

Mars Venus talks about Complacency at Work

Mars Venus talks about Complacency at Work

We all have moments when we procrastinate at work. Mars Venus believes, we typically procrastinate when we are stressed out and need to re-energize; we’re a little anxious as we’re figuring out the day’s priorities; or we have a few minutes to kill say before a meeting, between a project and lunch, waiting to talk to a co-worker or it’s almost time to go home. Procrastination and complacency are two blocks any of us can fall prey.

5 Genuinely Loving Gestures That Show You Care [EXPERT]
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5 Genuinely Loving Gestures That Show You Care

There are literally hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands of ways we can behave that could be considered loving. Yet, it is from where the gesture comes from that distinguishes the loving act from the empty gesture. If your goal is to display your love or affection genuinely, here are my five suggestions.

Why Men Still Need Diapers

Why Men Still Need Diapers

Women really over estimate who we are. Let me explain. The other day I saw this woman. She grabbed her kid and she said, “God, I miss you so much and I love you!” and just kept kissing the kid. I noticed that she had no ring on her finger. So I started talking to her and I said, “You know, that is so beautiful the way you are with your kid.” “Thank you.” “Single mom?” “Yes.”

Why What You 'Know' About Dieting Is Counterproductive

Why What You 'Know' About Dieting Is Counterproductive

We live in a world where there is an overabundance of information about what constitutes good healthy habits and the benefits of healthy habits. We are also aware of habits that are harmful to our health. Most of us have heard that even a small change every day will yield great results over time. So why do we find ourselves in the predicament of inaction?