The Importance Of Self-Esteem For Lasting Relationships
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The Importance Of Self-Esteem For Lasting Relationships

Different people have different views when it comes to the idea of a romantic relationship. One clinical study stated that romantic love is basically one's unique emotional state of great calm, intense excitement, and improved well-being when the partner is present.  Scientists also believe that a romantic and loving relationship is powerful but an irrational addiction or attraction. They mainly characterize the feeling as a temporary phenomenon that is mostly comprised of sexual fantasies that easily diminish over time.

Facebook Syndrome: Do You Have The Disease? [EXPERT]
Your friends' lives aren't as perfect as they seem.
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Facebook Syndrome: Do You Have The Disease?

It's truly an epidemic. No, not Facebook. Facebook is a phenomenon designed to connect us in ways we never conceived of. It is truly the greatest medium for sparking new relationships and revitalizing old ones — from spying on old classmates to sending electronic margaritas, who would have imagined?! But what happens when we get too much of a good thing? We develop a deadly disease known as "Facebook Syndrome." Have you caught the illness? Check out the list below to see if you suffer from the following symptoms!

What 2 Things Help Bring Success Into Your Life?
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What 2 Things Help Bring Success Into Your Life?

Success in life, friendship, business, family dynamics and spiritual growth has self-confidence and self-esteem at the foundation. People who have a confidence in their personal worth seem to be magnets for success and happiness everywhere they go. As parents and caring adults you will want to share methods and techniques to build self-confidence with the young people in your circle of influence. One of the most important part of teaching a life-skill is to improve the concept in our own lives.

Barbie
No wonder so many young girls pop the heads off of their Barbie dolls!
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Did Barbie Mess With Your Mind?

When I was a young girl, I played with Barbie dolls. I had a whole collection of them; about 20 or so of all of these different forms of beautiful, blonde and skinny-curvy Barbies. I read the fairy tales of beautiful princesses being rescued by handsome wealthy powerful princes and was essentially brainwashed into believing that somehow my body, my hair and my eyes weren't good enough. I grew up believing that I needed to be taller, I needed to be skinny...and that somehow God didn't know that I was supposed to have straight hair!

sports illustrated
There is much more to beauty than what is on the outside!
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models & Your Self Esteem

Each year when the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is released I hear about it. Not because I'm a big fan of swimsuits, or super models, or even of sports for that matter, but because my therapist husband (as a recovering sex addict) specializes in helping men whose sexual behaviors have become self-defeating in ways that are interfering with day-to-day living—causing stress on family members, friends and/or work. These guys have issues around sexualizing and objectifying women so they can tend to have more than just a passing awareness of the winter release of that swimsuit model issue.

How To Cultivate Your Individuality
Don't be afraid to stand out from the crowd!
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How To Cultivate Your Individuality

There is no one on this earth like me. According to Wikipedia, individuality or selfhood is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. It means being self expressive and independent. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it?

valentine's day
Treat yourself this Valentine's Day...you deserve it!
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6 Ways To Be Your Own Best Valentine

Once again, February 14th is right around the corner. And this year, for whatever reason, you don't have a Valentine to call your own. You may be single or separated, divorced or widowed. Unfortunately, so many of us who find ourselves in this situation fall into feelings of deep inadequacy and despair. We tell ourselves: "I'm not good enough; something's wrong with me; I'll never find someone." The reasons why we're "alone" don't matter. What matters is learning how to address these feelings so that you embrace Valentine's Day 2012, feeling the fullness of love rather than the black hole of emptiness and lack.

break up
Leave your Ex behind & put the pieces of your heart back together!
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5 Ways To Leave Your Lover

An accomplished, smart and beautiful woman sits across from me in my office. She tells me about her relationship; the one she appears to be in but her boyfriend doesn't. She has tried to leave him, she assures me (and herself), but every time she manages to walk out that door, he gets to her. She turns around and walks right back in again. Once she's back, he acts like a jerk. Again. Leave. Get sucked back in. Repeat. Who can't relate to this scenario?

The Value Of Trust In Relationships
Expand your trustworthiness and you will be well on your way on the road to love!
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The Value Of Trust In Relationships

Joy and success in relationships are built on trust. Without trust, what’s really left? Certainly not fulfilling sex! Who and what you trust will have a great impact on the results of your intimate relationship and life. You can look at the quality of trust in your life from four different perspectives: How well you trust in your divine source, how well you trust yourself, how well others trust you, and how well and wisely you trust others.

speak no evil
Sometimes the best revenge is not saying anything.
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Ladies, Stop The Smack Talk!

This is a blog post by a member of the YourTango community and does not represent the opinions of YourTango.com or its employees. Once upon a time, a beautiful girl named Marissa met a wonderful beefcake named Michael. After hours of walking through a park and engaging in long romantic talks, they fell deeply in love. And they lived happily ever after. NOT! After six months, Michael moved into her apartment. Exactly one year after that he dumped her, for another woman. Marissa was devastated. How could he do this?

sexy date
Get ready for a sexy date night!
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5 Tips For Being A Sexy & Confident Date

Confidence is one of the sexiest things about a woman. It shows that she has other character traits that men love — the ability to stand up for herself, empowerment, good looks, and sassiness. Not only that, but confident women embrace their assertiveness over their own sexuality — and they know what they want.

woman bubble bath
No guy? More room in the bathtub for you.
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10 Ways For Single Women To Treat Themselves In 2012

Just because you're single doesn't mean you shouldn't be treated to the finer things in life. The best part about being single is doing things for yourself and on your own terms. So quit your sulking and get to pampering. It's important to be good to yourself.

Why You Might Want to Stop Looking for a Man
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Why You Might Want to Stop Looking for a Man

I know you say you're looking for a loving and committed man to share your life, but I have to ask...have you found yourself yet? I know you've heard this before and it sounds trite, but everyone says it for a good reason. If the answer to the question is no, beats me, or who cares...then you probably have a few steps to take before you're going to attract Mr Right. Here's what I propose: stop focusing on him and start focusing on you.

Man Hypnotizing Woman
Will hypnotism really help catch the woman of your dreams?
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Can You Get A Woman With Hypnotism?

Hypnotizing a woman is not the key to getting her to fall in love with you, or even to move past the "friendzone". The secret to connecting with the one you're falling for is to make sure both parties feel the same way. If she does not want to move past being friends, then no amount of hypnotizing is going to work. The other key to love success is gaining self-esteem in who you are and what you want.

present
Don't be modest! YOU really are the gift that keeps on giving!
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Unwrap Yourself This Holiday Season

With the millions of dollars, we’ll spend on presents for others this year, how many will stop to unwrap one of the greatest gifts you have to share with the world- yourself. Yes, you! She’ll outgrow the sweater from Macy’s and the iPod will eventually get played out, but you’re the gift that keeps giving!

christmas party girl dress flirting
Try a colorful, fun dress and you're guaranteed to take his breath away!
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Dress The Part To Steal His Heart

In order to attract the man of your dreams, it is vital to dress in a way 
that honors your beautiful figure. This means that you should only wear clothes that make the best of your unique shape. Before you hop on whatever trend they're pushing in Hollywood, ask yourself if the look works for you and your gorgeous body.