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Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year
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Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year

Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year       Whose idea was it to celebrate love one day of the year? I can’t stand Valentine’s Day. I know that might be a shock, seeing as how I’m a relationship coach, but hear me out.       Having one day singled out to celebrate love takes the pressure off people to show their love all year round. It also puts pressure on people (men, mostly) to think they have to come up with the perfect gift or the perfect celebration.

Are You Really "Not in the Mood"?
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Are You Really "Not in the Mood"?

A funny thing happens when you've been with the same person for a really long time. Even if you still like them a lot, you may find that you're just not that into having sex with them… or so you think. Your libido may be waning, or there may be too many other details on your mind between work and managing the home... or kids clamoring for attention... there are plenty of excuses not to have sex.

Strategic Planning
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Strategic Planning

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past month strategizing how I want to run my business this year. Today it occurred to me that it would be really helpful to strategize my relationship in much the same way. Great things don’t just happen; they happen after careful, specific planning toward an intended goal and consistent action aligned with that goal.

Five Steps for Navigating Arguments
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Five Steps for Navigating Arguments

  One of the dynamics that plays out with long term relationships is that you get into arguments.  And not just any kind of arguments, but the kind that push every last button you have.  The fight may begin innocently enough, but it escalates to the point where you feel totally unsafe around your partner.

Gift Buying Guide for Women
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Gift Buying Guide for Women

       It’s that time of year again; the holidays are upon us! I love the holidays, but I’m not a fan of buying gifts. I’m one of those rare women who don’t like to shop. I don’t know, maybe I got all my shopping ya-yas out when I was a buyer for a major department store. Actually, what happens is that I agonize over buying the perfect gift, but I’m not great with paying attention to details, so I never know what the perfect gift might be.

The Good Girl/Bad Girl Split
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The Good Girl/Bad Girl Split

Pinkee here~ I know guys, you want it all.  As that rapper tune says: ‘I want a lady on the streets but a freak on the sheets’.  Really?  Cause according to my sources, you think she doesn’t exist.  Maybe that’s one of the reasons you (all of us really, but I’m talking to the guys here today)  have so many affairs.  You think you can’t have it all in one person.  Well, you can, but you’ll have to change some of your thinking to get there.  It’s kinda like the Virgin Mary/Mary Magdalene split.  Th

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A Rant on Sex and Violence  

Can someone please tell me what the hell is wrong with our society?  We allow children to watch violent movies and play even more violent video games, but we don’t give them healthy role models for sexual activity.