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The Nail in the Fence: Healing Wounds
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The Nail in the Fence: Healing Wounds

I received the following in an email: “There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had  driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all.

Never go to the Opposite Sex for Relationship Advice
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Never go to the Opposite Sex for Relationship Advice

Have you ever had a relationship where your partner has gone behind your back and talked about you and your relationship with them to one of their friends, who just happened to be of the opposite sex? I have had this happen on numerous occasions. I still cannot fathom why this happens and why partners think this is the best way to get advice about your relationship. Never go to the opposite sex for relationship advice, especially if you are seeking advice from another woman!

Communicate About Commitment Without Scaring Him Away
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Communicate About Commitment Without Scaring Him Away

It’s the “C” word that so many people dread talking about. (We’re not referring to a disease that’s the subject of a popular tv series, by the way.) At some point when you’ve been dating, hanging out, having fun and possibly sleeping together too, you might start to wonder. You wonder whether it’s okay for you to spend the night at his place as often as you do.

Motivation and How to Create It (Good Boss/Bad Boss)
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Motivation and How to Create It (Good Boss/Bad Boss)

Many of my clients have come in complaining of a lack of motivation; from not being motivated enough on the job, to not being able to diet, quit smoking, or get out of bed in the morning. They desire to achieve both positive and negative motivations—positive motivations and being motivations toward doing something; negative motiviations being toward NOT doing something (not smoking, for example).

Q&A: Should I Let My Girlfriend Look at My Phone?
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Q&A: Should I Let My Girlfriend Look at My Phone?

Question from Colin B.: I’m very territorial about my property and am very particular about the fact that no one looks at texts and e-mails on my phone, including my girlfriend. She and I just got into a fight over this issue, and she’s calling me paranoid. Am I taking my privacy too far? Answers from Our Love Experts:

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Do you take your marriage for granted?
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A Message From My Husband That Shook Me To The Core

My husband came home from work one day and handed me a book about improving our marriage. "Am I really that bad?" I asked, looking down at the book as my lips began to quiver and mascara ran down my cheeks. Without hesitation, he replied, "Yes." I realized that passing the book to me was his cry for help. Maybe the last one he'd deliver. I suddenly felt sad, scared and very, very sorry.

How you know you're in a poisonous relationship
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How you know you're in a poisonous relationship

So you’ve been dating for a while and everything seems to be headed towards wedded bliss and happily ever after, but is it really?  Sometimes we fool ourselves into thinking that a relationship is for us, when it really isn’t.  Sometimes we’re scared to be alone so we hang onto a relationship.  It’s almost as if we are wearing blinders – our friends and family may see that this is NOT the relationship for us, but we insist on maintaining the relationship, no matter how much effort it takes or how t

Love Advice: 3 Worst Mistakes Women Make In Relationships!
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Why's He Running? 3 Worst Mistakes Women Make In Relationships!

What are you doing tonight at 10PM ET? Hanging out with us, of course! Join @YourTango as we tweet with Natalie Clarice, the matchmaking star of Oxygen's 'Find Me My Man'. During the show's season finale tonight, Natalie will take over the @Oxygen handle and answer YourTango readers' question about breakups, makeups, and everything in between using the hashtag #FindMeMyMan.