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How Dating Is Like Fishing

How Dating Is Like Fishing

"The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope."~John Buchan “Trish- do you still have that guy’s number from the party Saturday?” I asked. “He mentioned he could connect me with his roommate about business related stuff.” “Umm, I don’t think I have it anymore,” she said. “Besides, I’m pretty sure he was a catch and release.” “A what?” I responded.

5 Tips For Making Your Solo Sex Life Spicier

5 Tips For Making Your Solo Sex Life Spicier

Masturbation is a healthy practice for men & women, singles & couples. It’s just as easy to fall into a rut with self-loving as with partnered sex. So when it’s time to spice up your solo sexy time, here are some tips to get you started! 1) “Dirty” Talk can be a great way to turn yourself on. It’s a great way to find out which words & phrases turn you on without anyone else listening. Don’t just think the dirty talk, say it out loud!

4 Ways 'Hope Springs' Can Be Misleading

4 Ways 'Hope Springs' Can Be Misleading

Hope Springs is a great jumping off point to discuss relationships. I agree with most everything that has been written about the movie. From my perspective as a Mental Health Counselor, there are a few things that I would like to add which gives more depth and authenticity to couples counseling. I want to point out this is not an evaluation of Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones acting abilities.  They did a fabulous job conveying the vulnerability and complexity of the relationship between Kay and Arnold.

A Really Cool Tip To Help You Get Things Done!

A Really Cool Tip To Help You Get Things Done!

All of us have such busy lives and sometimes it may seem like we get so little done in a day. Here is a short, but very good tip to help you to accomplish all the tasks that you set yourself. 1. Excitedly, write your goals of what you want to accomplish in list form the day before  you wish to accomplish them. This is really important, so you will be ready to go the next day. Also a little bit of excitment in the task never did anyone any harm!

Kids Leaving Home? How To Handle An Empty Nest [EXPERT]
Are you ready for your child to leave?

Kids Leaving Home? How To Handle An Empty Nest

Many of you are sending your kids off to college now; some of you are doing it for the first time. I've been there twice, and now my daughter lives overseas! Most of the time, I'm okay with it ... you get used to it, you know? But sometimes ,when she sends me little notes, or we chat on Skype, I miss her all over again.

5 Signs Your Man Is Addicted To Porn [EXPERT]
What's he up to anyway?

5 Signs Your Man Is Addicted To Porn

People who are addicted to porn now have the option to logon to websites, discuss their desires and preferences and have immediate and free access to any images, videos or video chats that they want. While people are generally pretty open about viewing pornography online, it is still, to some extent, a hidden addiction in many relationships.

4 Important Tips To Help Your Children Excel At School

4 Important Tips To Help Your Children Excel At School

The summer of 2012 has come to a close and it is back to school time for parents and children all over the country. It is time to awake your children early, give them a good breakfast and send them off to school in their new clothes. I know as a mother of two that these tasks can certainly be challenging at times.

Why Your Parents' Divorce Doesn't Predict Your Future [EXPERT]
Marriage is a lifelong commitment; knowing that is half the struggle.

Why Your Parents' Divorce Doesn't Predict Your Future

While experts say that the risk of divorce is 50 percent higher when one spouse comes from a divorced home, and 200 percent higher risk when both of them do, adults don't have to let their parents' divorce dictate their futures. While the numbers may appear against them, research shows that adult children of divorce can learn skills that help them to be great marriage partners. In fact, some even argue that children of divorce have happier marriages, based on the findings from a 2011 PEW Research Center report.

Dating and Weight Gain: Why We Pack on the Pounds

Dating and Weight Gain: Why We Pack on the Pounds

For me, my weight has always been a bit of a challenge. Having a childhood nickname of “Buddha Baby” should kind of explain it it all, but, in essence, I’ve always loved food…and struggled with keeping a trim figure as a result. By no means am I overweight, but I can’t help but notice those few pesky extra pounds when I look in the mirror or slip on my skinny jeans.