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Can You Have Sex Without Love & Is It Healthy?
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Can You Have Sex Without Love & Is It Healthy?

  Helen Fisher, “Anatomy of Love and The Sex Contract.,” is required reading in many graduate programs for future Marriage and Family Therapists. Helen Fisher is a Biological Anthropologist who has studied the human brain in love. Some of her findings indicate that we are genetically predisposed in certain ways depending upon whether we were born female or male, and that chemistry does, in fact, play an important role.

Be A Prepared Scout for A Good Relationship
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Be A Prepared Scout for A Good Relationship

Aside from being a relationship expert in private practice, I also teach at a local university.  Recently, I had the opportunity to teach a class on Relationships and Marriage. A great deal of the material is devoted to providing proper expectations. One of the students said that she felt the course should be mandatory for all college students. I believe many of us in the field would agree with her.

How Strong Is Your Love Vibe?
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How Strong Is Your Love Vibe?

"Is there a break up in your past that was hard to get over?" "No, I'm fine. I make it a point to never have regrets and I just put them behind me." said the beautiful still-single-at-40 attorney sharply. I could tell she was a little annoyed. "I see." I said. "How many breakups are behind you?" "Six, but what does that have to do with my Love Magnet." "Let me show you," I said to her gently. (Want to peek over my shoulder and listen in?)

Being Afraid To Love. [EXPERT}
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Being Afraid To Love. [EXPERT}

Love is a tricky thing. It can change you in a good way and a bad way. When you have had failed relationships more than successful ones; it is easy to close yourself off even when someone who enters your life who would be perfect for you. I have never truly been in love. I have thought in the past that I was in love twice, but now that I revisit those memories and relationships I realize that those weren't true love. They were faux relationships.Most of them used me for my kindness and took advantage of how giving I am.

5 Rules For A Stellar First Date [EXPERT]
Remember to always keep your expectations in check!
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5 Rules For A Stellar First Date

Over the past few weeks, you have communicated via email and telephone with someone you're interested in. It's obvious that there's "phone chemistry" and a mutual interest in meeting each other. You agree to meet in person. And now, for the moment of truth! Here are five rules of dating you simply must follow.

12 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship [EXPERT]
All you need to do is add some love.
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12 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationship

Gratitude is a simple practice with a powerful effect. Make gratitude your basic thought throughout the day. When you think with gratitude, you speak, move and vibrate with gratitude. The recipient of your gratitude becomes more loving, affection and happy. Try it out with your partner. As both a counselor and a human, I have seen this work wonders time and time again!

Do You Put Too Much Pressure On Yourself? [EXPERT]
Feeling overwhelmed?
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Do You Put Too Much Pressure On Yourself?

Last week, I had a three-hour intensive session with a client, during which we talked through how my client, Kerry, owns her own business and feels like she is constantly working hard at her job and in her personal relationships. She is tired of being single and wants to feel supported in her life by a man she loves. And while I completely understand what she was saying, a red flag went up for me when she said she consistently feels like she has to do it all on her own.

Are you an Olympian of LOVE?
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Are you an Olympian of LOVE?

The Olympics start tomorrow, and I can’t wait! I am jumping out of my skin with excitement for the opening ceremony. I was watching Oprah’s Next Chapter last Sunday, where she salutes Super Star Olympians. One of my favorite interviews was with Carl Lewis who is a former track athlete and has won 10 Olympic medals. Holy shit! Yes 10, nine of which were gold. He said something so profound that I HAD to share it with all of you. I was inspired.