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The Depth of a Man
I was greeted this morning by a love note from my beloved. He had written an essay about love, and read it to me. Of his love for me, he said, “It is deep and profound, like the ocean."
I felt undulating waves of affection rise up through me as I heard his words. I embraced his tenderness, his love, and the depth and glory of him. Every woman wants to be loved this way!
Know your deal breakers and learn how to follow through with them.
You may think you know your drop-dead dealbreakers — until you fall in love. Then you find yourself settling for someone who simply isn't the best match for you. It's not just you — people do it all the time. Wonder why? YourTango Expert Julie Orlov has the answers (and the solutions).
Follow the law of attraction and find the love of your life!
The law of attraction is the belief that "like attracts like" and that by focusing on positive thoughts, we can bring about positive results. Understanding this simple rule will transform your love life and empower you to attract a lifelong partner.
Will this magic blue pill help your sex life? A Boston sex therapist muses about whether it might.
by Aline P. Zoldbrod Ph.D. (EXPERT)
March 2013 is the fifteeth anniversary of Viagra becoming available (on the 27th of March, to be exact). In a lot of ways, Viagra’s invention merits a celebration. Erectile dysfunction is quite common--more common as men age, but not rare in younger men. Men with E.D. are miserable. If they are married, they are insecure and defensive, avoid sex, get depressed; sometimes their feelings come out as anger toward their partner.
5 ways to make sure your man is satisfied - in and out of bed!
Most women want to know how to please their men - in and out of bed. But guys aren't always so verbal about what they need. Try these five strategies to please your man, sexually and otherwise. Once you get the ball rolling and start figuring out the keys on how to please your man, you'll start noticing he becomes more generous as a lover, and your relationship will become much more pleasurable as a whole.
Please Your Man Tip #1: Initiate, But Read His Cues
Learn how going green can improve your relationship!
My husband Mike and I are on the same page when it comes to the green, natural, organic, sustainable movement — whatever you want to call it. Going green together can be a really fun project that strengthens your relationship, a lot like any other project you take on with a partner.
Plus: how "the wizard" will ruin your relationship.
I recently went to see the new Disney movie "Oz the Great and Powerful." You see, as a psychologist and author of the book Follow the Yellow Brick Road: How to Change for the Better When Life Gives You Its Worst, I took a special interest in this film. In my book, I devote an entire chapter to the concept of the wizard, and it is through this lens that I warn my clients to watch out; the wizard will wreck your relationship.
My article Top 5 Mistakes Men Make in Bed received a lot of attention. Most of the comments (or complaints) came from men. Some men found the article helpful, others reacted defensively and some men were simply hostile and rude. But the most common comment came in the form of "What about the women?"