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Is Girl Talk Hurting Your Relationship?
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Is Girl Talk Hurting Your Relationship?

Most women are natural born communicators.  In other words, we love to talk!  We share everything with our close friends and at times, we are reliant on the feedback we receive.  This is especially true when it comes to relationships.  If your boyfriend surprises you with a lunch date after you've had a difficult meeting, who is the first person to know about it-besides Facebook and Instagram, of course?  Your closest friends!  On the flip, if he is in a crappy mood, doesn't load the dishwasher or seems distant, who do you reach out to...your closest

10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Part 2
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10 Ways To Improve Your Relationship, Part 2

Last week I suggested that revitalizing your relationship involves looking at what you're doing, and how you're doing it. Today's list addresses both dimensions of your relationship, with two essential communication tips (#10) and a practice of connecting with yourself that I recommend everyone try at least once (#9). But this should top the list: create loving connection by being the first to reach out with affectionate touch, a compliment or expressions of endearment.

Love is Not Real by Holly Hill
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Love is Not Real by Holly Hill

Love is not real, not the sort the world would have us believe, at any rate. It can be felt. It can be demonstrated. It can also be sung, unrequited, romantic, hopeless, spiritual, free, open, unconditional, crazy, magic, everlasting, true, irrational and even universal, but love has never been defined. It requires active participation before knowing fully what it is and even then it can drastically change within and between people. It is as fluid as quicksilver and yet can deliver a blow far mightier than pen or sword.

Dating Advice: Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places
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Dating Advice: Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places

  I am still amazed how many men and women complain about the difficulties they have enjoying a successful dating life. The sexes must learn how to open up and talk to each other without initial harsh judgment or sabotage due to their own subconscious insecurities. Men & women need to make an effort to understand their gender differences and embrace them instead of repelling away from them!

Why You Shouldn't Be 'Just Like Your Mother' [EXPERT]
In some ways, being just like Mom is good. In others, not so much ...
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Why You Shouldn't Be 'Just Like Your Mother'

It happens for just about everyone. At some point while growing up or as an adult, the vow is made, "I'll never be like my mother!" This could be a rejection of her habits, values, opinions, or lifestyle choices. This also possibly includes the way that you perceive how she mis-handled her marriage or love relationship.

A Powerful Secret To Creating A Loving Relationship
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A Powerful Secret To Creating A Loving Relationship

There are many factors that go into creating a loving relationship. Certainly it helps if two people have some things in common regarding how they like to spend their time. It also helps if they have common values around religion or spirituality, around politics, the environment, abortion and personal growth. It helps if they both eat junk food or both eat organic food. It makes things easier if both are neat or both are messy, if both are on time people or both are late people.

The Art of Casual Dating
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The Art of Casual Dating

Tired of sitting alone at home on Saturday night with a bottle of Chardonnay as your wingman and your little cat Fluffy for company, as you watch old reruns of The Love Boat? Tired of all those exclusive Girls Nights out? Thinking about entering into a relationship, but know you’re not quite at that “love you til I die” point? Just want the pleasure of male companionship without the burden of bonding issues? Don’t know how to navigate down that stream without making huge mistakes? Well, live and learn.

Things That Turn Men Off
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Things That Turn Men Off

This article could easily be called 50 turn offs for men because there are that many, but I’ll stop at ten, I promise (fingers crossed). 1. Marriage Hungry Epic stories have been written throughout the ages about the vast difference between men and women, their attitudes, their thought processes, their sexuality. And for the most part, the differences do exist.

How to Break Up With Your Boyfriend
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How to Break Up With Your Boyfriend

Thinking about leaving the Big Kahuna behind? Had enough of his crap? You can’t deal with all his inconsistencies? He’s too weak … he’s too bossy … he’s too mellow … he’s too macho … he’s not focused enough … he’s not cool enough … he drinks too much … he cheats … he smokes … whatever. You’ve just had enough and now you need to know how to break up with your boyfriend.

Spicing Up A Sagging Relationship
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Spicing Up A Sagging Relationship

Beginning a new relationship holds such promise: your heart races a little faster when the one you love is near; every comment they make is funny, witty, enthralling; you feel like you’re walking on sunshine; you love their dimples; the way they walk; the way they talk; you’re usually willing to overlook any gaffes they make. And then, things get a little . . . old.

He's Trying to Control Me
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He's Trying to Control Me

"I know what's coming when Robert says that we need to sit down and have a talk," Maryann told me in our phone session. "He wants to tell me everything that is wrong with me. It's not about talking - it's about wanting to have control over me. Last time he did this it was all about how I spend money, even though I make my own money and take care of all my own expenses. The time before it was about our sex life.