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In 2012, Should Race Ever Be A 'Dating Dealbreaker'?

A recent survey conducted by online dating site OurTime.com found that 42 percent of adults would not date somebody outside of their race. Within that statistic, respondents age 55 and up tended to lean more toward those of their own race, at a whopping 54 percent, compared to those between 18 to 34 at only 33 percent.

How To Maintain Intimacy After The Birth Of A Child
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How To Maintain Intimacy After The Birth Of A Child

There is so much excitement in the air when both of you find out you are going to have a child. Unfortunately, you would experience a lot of problems when the baby comes out. You will find out you won’t have time for each other anymore because of the new member in your family. However, this is just another obstacle in making your family work as you must sacrifice for the good of your child. If you find yourself not getting enough time with your partner then you must know you will get more time with him when the baby grows up.

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.

Vulnerability is Essential to Love
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Vulnerability is Essential to Love

Why is self worth necessary in order to be vulnerable? When we seek validation from others, we give away our power by letting them define our worth. If your worth depends on your partner’s validation, you won’t say what’s really on your mind and how you feel. You’ll censor your words and emotions in order to get your partner’s love, approval and acceptance.

How To Make The First Move [EXPERT]
Why wait for him to do it?
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How To Make The First Move

Yes, it's the 21st century and yes, plenty of women are in this frustrating situation. While a lot has changed in terms of gender dynamics in heterosexual love relationships, a lot has stayed the same. Many heterosexual women still leave it to the man to make the first move, whether it's asking her out on their first date, having sex for the first time or moving their relationship to the next level of commitment.

Labor Of Love: 4 Tips On Dating A Busy Person
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Labor Of Love: 4 Tips On Dating A Busy Person

Have you ever dated someone who is always on the go? Maybe they were focused on their career, worked long hours or travelled a lot for work. Whatever the case may be, they had a full schedule and finding time to go on a date with them seems virtually impossible. Before you count them out, here are some things you might want to take into consideration. When the economy tanked, the job market became unbelievably competitive. It caused a lot of people to shift their priorities and the mindset became to find a job, keep a job or become an entrepreneur.

Maybe You're The Reason Your Relationship Is Dull [EXPERT]
Does your relationship look like this?
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Maybe You're The Reason Your Relationship Is Dull

After moving in with her boyfriend Eric one year ago, following their college graduation, Emily, who is 25 years-old and working as a film editor's assistant, plopped herself down on my couch and complained of boredom. She wondered if she was in the wrong relationship because she didn't feel that spark of excitement anymore when she saw Eric after work.

6 Warning Signs You're In An Abusive Relationship [EXPERT]
Love shouldn't hurt.
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6 Warning Signs You're In An Abusive Relationship

I was wondering: how many people get into these situations, when their partners, who are suppose to give them love, appreciation and support, turn against them? Still, others might wonder why they are not leaving their abusive partner, as well. Once in a while, most of us get handled in a non-respectful way, and it would be irresponsible to break up after every conflict. On the other hand, the unfair but usual maneuver of an abusive partner who makes the victim believe that she or he is responsible for the bad turns of events is completely unacceptable.

Deepen Intimacy By Disclosing Infidelity Respectfully
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Deepen Intimacy By Disclosing Infidelity Respectfully

In a recent study, at the University Of Notre Dame, Anita Kelly, a Psychology Professor, reported that when peoples lies went up during the week, their health went down. Conversely, she reported that when people’s lies decreased, their overall health improved. This is amazing news, connecting our emotional life with our physical wellbeing. Anyone who has ever attended a 12 step meeting knows that addiction and lies go hand in hand.

3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner [EXPERT]
Leave the drama out of your relationship!
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3 Tips To Avoid Fighting With Your Partner

The most power we have during a conflict is to notice when we’re triggered. Look for physical cues, sensations in your body, your tell-tale signs. As soon as you notice the tightness in your jaw or the heaviness in your chest, walk away. An argument is not what the conversation is about as much as the strong emotional reaction that happens when you’re triggered, and one of the keys to conflict resolution is to try not to engage when you're triggered!

Coupled? Don't Straggle From Your 'Gaggle' [EXPERT]
Who's in your "gaggle?"
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Coupled? Don't Straggle From Your 'Gaggle'

The Gaggle: How The Guys You Know Will Help You Find The Love You Want is the latest relationship advice book occupying single ladies' nightstands. What application does the gaggle have to someone in a committed relationship? Can the gaggle of men you surround yourself with exist even after you've traded cocktails and clubs for movie nights with your significant other? The answer is a resounding yes!

How Do Men Really Feel About Bisexuality?
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How Do Men Really Feel About Bisexuality?

A woman can never truly sexually compete with a man. There is no way she can recreate with a sex toy, or any other foreign object, the intimate process that creates a life. A woman will never be able to compete with or recreate the 4,000 pounds of pressure applied when a man is stroking up and down, round and round, in and out. It's the equivalent of trying to put a prosthetic leg in place of a real leg.