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Strip Clubs Saved My Marriage

Strip Clubs Saved My Marriage

Do I bring my stripper-induced sensory overload into the bedroom? You betcha! My wife and I have known one another since college, and over the years we have achieved the perfect blend of familiarity and mystery by sharing fantasies without breaking trust. Though she doesn't bring a director and makeup trailer to bed, I am sure there are some nights after a Mad Men episode that I am the Jon Hamm understudy in one of her fantasies. Sex is not only about love but about play as well, and if she closes her eyes once in a while to pretend she is riding someone's see-saw, that's OK by me.

The 10 "Golden Rules" Of Being In A New Relationship

The 10 "Golden Rules" Of Being In A New Relationship

The beginning of a relationship can be a tricky course to navigate. Guys (like me) aren't so good at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity can lead to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. Setting some basic rules with your new flame may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Here are ten guidelines to help smooth the road with your new beau. Some of these tips might seem like common sense but everyone has different expectations.

101 Smart Ways To Improve Your Relationship Right This SECOND

101 Smart Ways To Improve Your Relationship Right This SECOND

All relationships need a little pick-me-up sometimes—even the best ones. To that end, we've compiled a list of 101 ways to reconnect with your significant other, right now. Whether you'd like to increase intimacy, find a thoughtful way to say "I love you," or just show your honey some gratitude, we're sure you'll find something useful in the list below.

The 12 "Golden Rules" Of A Happy Long-Lasting Marriage

The 12 "Golden Rules" Of A Happy Long-Lasting Marriage

One of the most common questions we hear is, "How do we make our relationship work?" The answers are complicated, varied, and, after a while, can start to sound like muddled platitudes. But these commonplace sayings get repeated because they work. With this in mind, we pulled together 12 cliches that, in fact, reveal simple, tried-and-true advice for having a healthy, happy relationship.

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The answers are simpler than you think.

Listen Up, Fellas! Here's What Women REALLY Want From You

Besides the meaning of life and the ingredients of hot dogs, many a man has questioned "what exactly do women want?" We're not playing coy here, we know we're complex creatures. And, true, we operate on a different wavelength than men. But, woman aren't exactly the great mystery that men often make us out to be. The proof? We polled the YourTango staff and compiled a list of 10 simple things women want.

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Signs it's the real thing.

15 Sure-Fire Signs The Two Of You Are Meant To Be Together

Even when you're crazy about someone, it can often be hard to know if he or she is "right" for you. YourTango has come up with 15 signs that you're dating a soul mate. You don't have to check off all of these points to be sure about someone—but if you can say yes to several, you've found someone very special—possibly someone you could fall in love with.

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It doesn't have to cost a fortune to be romantic.

8 Sweet Ways To Brighten His Day (Even If You're Busy And Broke)

Casanova himself couldn't keep up with the ideals of romance set forth by today's helpful movies, but hypothetical help is on its way! If you find yourself intimidated by keeping up with the Bridget Joneses, and settling for nothing instead, try these delicious, bite-size nuggets of romance anyone can pull off for tiny scraps of cash and commitment.

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10 Kinda Crazy Questions To Ask Him Before You Get Married

YourTango got together with the author of "1001 Questions To Ask Before You Get Married." Monica Mendez Leahy gives us a sneak preview of ten of the most important questions to ask before you get engaged. Check it out and find out how well you really know your mate and if this thing has a shot at forever. How you were in high school and how you pack your bags can reflect on what type of person you are and the compatibility of you and your future spouse. It's wise to question his motives and background before you get married.

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"I heard the warning voice in my head reminding me it was dangerous territory."

How An Affair Saved My Marriage

It started with a flirty dance while out with friends. It turned into a torrid year-long affair that her husband never knew about. One writer shares her tale of infidelity and how, against all odds, adultery put her on the path back to her husband. "I heard the warning voice in my head reminding me that this was dangerous territory: however alone I might feel, I was, in fact, married. And then, for the first time in 10 years, I silenced it. As Alex placed his hands on my hips, I knew with absolute clarity that I was about to have an affair. I knew it was a decision that could unravel even the strongest of unions. I never could have guessed that it would save mine."

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"There was an undeniable magnetic pull between Fred and me."

I Didn't Marry The Love Of My Life ... On Purpose

I was 17 and Fred was 24 when we first met. What began as puppy love grew into a lifelong bond and made me believe in undying love. There were a few times when I second-guessed my decision to marry someone else, but our dynamic made it undeniable: We were meant to be in love with each other, but that didn't necessarily mean we belonged together.

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Our girls have learned to love you in multidimensional ways. And so have I.

A Letter To My Husband In Heaven

Hubby in heaven, it will be eight years this Monday since the day you left this world. I used to imagine how would the pain feel years from the day you left. Remember you told me it would happen and that it would be ok because you would no longer be here? You were so right about so many things. But the most change took place within me.

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The distance has our heads spinning, but we've never been closer.

We Live 9,349 Miles Apart, But We're Killing It In The Bedroom

I live in Orlando. He lives in Australia. At any given moment, there are 9,349 miles (plus, one hell of an expensive airplane ticket) separating me from my boyfriend. Let me be clear, this man is the greatest love of my life. He's on my mind and in my heart constantly, but I only see him four times a year for 2-week visits, and you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way.