Shela Dean - Author, Relationship Coach, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Richmond, VA
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Why An Annulment Doesn't Really Erase Your Marriage

Have you ever noticed how many terms we use that come from golf? Something may be "teed up" or "par for the course." My favorite is "mulligan," which is a do-over without penalty. A chance to pretend you didn't screw up and start over. There are times in all of our lives when we ...

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What Is The Point Of Getting Married?

Machu Picchu — mystical epicenter of the Incan civilization. I couldn't imagine a better place in which to commit ourselves to marriage. I had spent months before our trip to Peru fantasizing the moment when my boyfriend Dale and I — touching the sacred stone Intihuatana and embraced by the ...

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Marriage: Use It Or Lose It

After seven years of what appeared to be a loving marriage, Heidi Klum has filed for divorce from Seal following a three month separation. The couple issued a joint statement: "While we have enjoyed seven very loving, loyal and happy years of marriage, after much soul-searching we have decided to ...

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From DSK To Duke Lacrosse: Do We Charge Rape Too Quickly?

The Manhattan District Attorney's office has officially dropped its charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK), the former International Monetary Fund chief and French presidential hopeful, who ...

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How To Make A Genuine Apology

You screwed up. You inadvertently stepped on your sweetheart’s toes. Or you were in a foul mood and behaved accordingly. Or you were a knucklehead and said or did the wrong thing. Now it’s time to make amends. You know from experience that simply saying, “I’m sorry!” doesn’t ...

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Articles by Shela Dean
Why An Annulment Doesn't Really Erase Your Marriage

Why An Annulment Doesn't Really Erase Your Marriage

Don't delude yourself into believing your marriage never happened like these celebrities.

Marriage: The Reasons You Should (And Shouldn't) Get Married

What Is The Point Of Getting Married?

You can make a pros and cons list...but ultimately you know what works best for you.

No Love

Marriage: Use It Or Lose It

Your marriage is your most valuable asset but if you don't use it, you'll lose it.

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From DSK To Duke Lacrosse: Do We Charge Rape Too Quickly?

Are prosecutors too quick to charge rape in high-profile cases like Dominique Strauss-Kahn's?

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How To Make A Genuine Apology

An apology needs to validate feelings, show accountability, and give assurance it won't happen again

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