Is An Affair Ever Forgivable?
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Is An Affair Ever Forgivable?

Affairs are very difficult for many spouses to handle. They wonder how their partner could hurt them and how they will recover from this betrayal. However, is it possible that an affair is justified? Dr. Tammy Nelson presents a case where that may just be so.

Is Hot Sex Possible in a Long-Term Monogamous Relationship?
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Is Hot Sex Possible in a Long-Term Monogamous Relationship?

Is it possible to have hot sex while being monogamous? Like anything else out there, it takes work and a certain amount of creativity. The answer is a definite YES. It is MORE than possible to have a smokin’ hot monogamous relationship. I believe that is a big part of the reason why the mom porn book “50 Shades of Grey” is so popular – the women reading it are turned on by all the kinky monogamy.

What Is the New Monogamy?
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What Is the New Monogamy?

The new monogamy is a new way of looking at marriage and committed relationships. Most of us have followed a path to commitment that was provided for us by our culture and upbringing. We were taught what a committed relationship should look like, and we assumed that this was the only way to have a real partnership.

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What you don't know might hurt you.
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4 Well-Kept Secrets About Womanizers

Confession: I have been a womanizer for a long time, so I know something about womanizers in general. With that in mind, here are my best pieces of advice for single women about identifying and interacting with men like me.

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A is for adultery.
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Adultery: To Forgive Or Not To Forgive Your Spouse

You just found out that your partner cheated and right about now you are probably wondering "Can I ever forgive him?" All of your well-meaning friends and family are telling you to "Get out now while you can. Once a cheater, always a cheater!" But there is a part of you that wonders if leaving is the best option. You think, 'Maybe there is something salvageable here.'

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Can you commit?
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What It Takes To Be Monogamous

Personally, I'm shocked that the TV show The Bachelor and its sister show The Bachelorette are still going strong! The shows' longevity speaks to how focused we are, as a society, on the dating portion of romance. As a culture, we have turned the search for love into a competition, a game, entertainment ... when what we really need are stories and examples of what happens after two people find each other.

How To Prevent Infidelity
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How To Prevent Infidelity

Preventing infidelity may be as simple as — and this seems obvious — telling the truth. Peggy Vaughn, author of the Myth of Monogamy, says that in order for couples to avoid an affair, they first have to accept that it is natural and normal to be attracted to other people. And if you find yourself fantasizing about someone other than your spouse, you should tell. Telling your partner would mean being honest about your feelings — not using the specific details to hurt your spouse — but to be open and honest about your concerns before they turn into something more.

Why I Believe in Online Dating
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Why I Believe in Online Dating

Mary Kay Beckman found someone she was interested in dating. After going on a handful of dates with Wade Ridley, she decided that he wasn't a suitable companion. Unfortunately, this did not go over well with Mr. Ridley, and he began harassing and threatening Ms. Beckman through text messages. Circumstances escalated and one night when she arrived at her home in Las Vegas, Mr. Ridley viciously attacked her and almost killed her.

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Hugh Hefner with his runaway bride, Crystal Harris.
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Sugar Daddies: Love Or Exploitation?

Meeting an older, richer man and marrying him for his money is purely opportunistic ... according to some. Others have a different view. They believe that love is love at any age and in any tax bracket.

Are Monogamous Relationships Outdated? [EXPERT]
Are you struggling in your marriage?
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Are Monogamous Relationships Outdated?

As much as I value marriage and family, I often wonder if we are not fooling ourselves as a society that the institute of marriage is the defining factor or that the term marriage needs to be redefined itself. There are an overwhelming number of individuals that hit a wall in their marriage when the couples are in their forties. There is almost a biological time cap that is happening to marriage in this day and age and that is after a period of time the marriage moves into a comfortable friendship and is no longer sexy or even fun.

Why Is My Ex Still Calling Me?
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Why Is My Ex Still Calling Me?

Dear Dr. Romance: I was dating this guy for about 2 years. During the time that we were together we had some good times and bad. For one he was cheating on me with another girl then we got back together. During that time we worked hard to make the relationship work then I found out that he was sleeping with someone else. When I found this out, I finally left him alone.

Why Women Love '50 Shades Of Grey' [EXPERT]
Does being ravished by a man turn you on?
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Why Women Love '50 Shades Of Grey'

If you have not heard about the popularity of the novel series, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James, than you are likely living under a rock. This romance novel's overnight smash popularity is an indication of several things. Number one, women enjoy sex. Number two, women do like erotica. And, number three, women enjoy their erotic adventures wrapped in a handsome fantasy and safely packaged in a monogamous relationship.