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A Wolf in Prince Clothing
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A Wolf in Prince Clothing

In a twist on the classic fairy tale, there’s a phenomenon that happens with shocking regularity. The princess, having spent a long time in a relationship with a frog whom she kept hoping would turn out to be her prince, finally meets the Real McCoy. Prince Charming comes along and begins to woo her. Trouble is, she’s still married to the frog. What’s a princess to do?

Why People Cheat
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Why People Cheat

     Brace yourselves: another celebrity has admitted to having an affair. Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted that he fathered a child with a household staffer while he and Maria Shriver were married. It happened ten years ago but was revealed this year. Maria moved out immediately, and now they’re planning to divorce.

Couple reading a map
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Why Travel? 8 Benefits Of A Great Vacation

Everybody needs a little time away, or so the song goes. Traveling has benefits for everyone: it opens our minds to new thoughts, allows us to unplug and step into something far more relaxing and pleasing to the senses than the everyday hustle and bustle. For couples and families, it's a particularly special time for reconnection and intimacy. Need more convincing? YourTango Experts have put together the top 10 benefits of a great vacation.

Groundhog Day
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Groundhog Day

     Did you ever feel like you’re in the movie Groundhog Day when it comes to your romantic relationships? Although the movie is a comedy, it contains a serious message. The Bill Murray character does eventually, after dozens of failed attempts, to do some things right and get his woman. The movie is a parody of what most people go through in their relationships. In his case, it was with the same woman. For the rest of us, it’s a different person with the same personality traits.

5 Signs Your Not Ready for Dating
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5 Signs Your Not Ready for Dating

     How can you tell when you’re ready to start dating again after a break-up? Most people don’t even bother to ask themselves this question; they just dive back in. But if you want to avoid making the same mistakes in your next relationship, you should pay attention to these signs.

What Does Bin Laden Have To Do With Love?
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What Does Bin Laden Have To Do With Love?

Big news today— Osama Bin Laden has been killed by Navy Seals. People all around the country are rejoicing. Personally, I'm disturbed. Do you remember how you felt on September 12, 2001 when the media aired videos of Muslim extremists celebrating the fall of the Twin Towers? I do. I was shocked and horrified that people would celebrate the death of others. And now many Americans are doing the same thing. I realize that some would argue Bin Laden deserved it, but I don't think that's for me to judge.

How To Live Happily Ever After With Your Prince
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How To Live Happily Ever After With Your Prince

     Congratulations, soon-to-be-Princess Kate. You are in the midst of an epic fairy tale romance with your Prince. There are just a few things that I think you should know, in order to ensure that you actually do live happily ever after. Know that you make your own “happily ever after.” It doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of work, courage, honesty and communication. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s worth the price of creating your own future.

Just Do It!
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Just Do It!

I’ve been experiencing a lot of resistance lately, and have come up with a couple of solutions with a little help from my guides. One of the things they said was reassuring in a strange sort of way. They explained to one of my clients, and I knew the message was not just for her, that fear and resistance will never fully disappear. They get smaller, less frequent and easier to dispel the more we connect with our true essence, but they are an integral part of the human experience.