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Don't let holiday stress get in the way of your relationship connection.
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6 Tips For 'Happy Couple' Holidays

Jane is planning for the holidays. The majority of her time is spent planning menus, dinner parties, and shopping excursions. She's also planning gift-giving, card-sending, trips to visit family. Volunteer work and end-of-year giving activities are planned by Jane as well. Now, Jane feels stressed. What has she forgotten?

Exude Feminine Energy to Boost Your Irresistibility Factor
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Exude Feminine Energy to Boost Your Irresistibility Factor

There are so many rules regarding bringing your feminine energy to the dating world. They float through the Internet, radio, and television and make it increasingly difficult to know exactly what the world expects. What’s more, so many women simply reject the whole concept of “feminine energy” out of hand, saying, “I am not going change who I am just to land a man. If he can’t deal with my energy, then tough. His loss.”

Stories That Will Sink Your Relationship
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Stories That Will Sink Your Relationship

Julie is sure that her boyfriend is mad at her. Or that he doesn't think she's as hot as he did when they started dating. Or that he is more attracted to other (thinner) women. Or that he is going to break up with her because he's so angry about something she said or did or possibly because of that other thinner, sexier woman in his life.

Should You Believe the Gossip?
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Should You Believe the Gossip?

Sometimes it's true. Sometimes it's a misunderstanding. Sometimes it's a bald-faced lie. Sometimes it is meant to help. Sometimes it is malicious and trouble-making. Gossip. It comes in many forms, shapes and sizes. It may be a wrong impression or intended to cause upset and harm. Or, it might accurate information that you really do need to hear.

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Learn to express yourself in a relationship before you feel the need to leave.
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Are You A Commitment-Phobe?

Marilee, a client of mine, was commitment phobic. "I'd love to be in a loving relationship," she told me in one of our counseling sessions, "but I'm not willing to give up my freedom. I have a great life. I love my work and my friends. I love to travel and take workshops and classes. I don't want anyone telling me what I can or can't do. I don't want to deal with someone feeling hurt because I want to work rather than be with him. It's just not worth all the hassle."

Why Black Men Date Outside of Their Race:A Mathematical Breakdown
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Why Black Men Date Outside of Their Race:A Mathematical Breakdown

How To Get the man of your dreams.com has decided to tackle one of the toughest and most controversial subjects of our century, with a solution and explanation through mathematical and economic deductive reasoning. It is purely a mathematical equation. If you talk to 100 black women and get one decent one, and you talk with 100 white women and get twenty decent women, it just makes mathematical and economic sense to date the women with whom you would have spent the most amount of time and had the least financial burden.

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Jealousy looks so ugly on you ...
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The Green-Eyed Monster: Holiday Edition

Jealousy can sneak up, catch you unaware and leave you feeling confused and beaten up. Jealousy can also end up destroying your relationship and compromising your health and well-being. This is why jealousy is sometimes referred to as the "green-eyed monster."

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Do you and your loved one butt heads when it comes to political beliefs?
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Do You Love Someone, But Hate Their Politics?

Do you love someone who doesn't share your political values? Or perhaps you know an R or a D or an I who is making a life with her opposite number? Purple States is casting red-and-blue couples for a docu-drama that will air in the fall of 2012.

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The best way to attract the person you deserve is by believing you deserve them.
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Do You Love Yourself?

If you are searching for a love relationship, but keep getting disappointed .... if you are attracting the same man in a different body over and over again ... or if you feel that you give a lot and get little in return, then there is one question I want you to ask yourself, the answer to which will transform your entire life experience: Do you love yourself?

Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict
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Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict

With the holidays approaching it can be very trying on relationships… especially if you are in a relationship with someone making a go at being in recovery from drugs and alcohol. Most holiday gatherings are centered around alcohol and family – two things that are problems for most addicts. Having a roadmap to navigate this time of year is the key to keeping your relationship healthy and supporting your partner through recovery. Here are our Top Five Tools to Surviving the Holidays with a Recovering Addict:

Wise Moves When Your Partner Threatens to Break Up with You
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Wise Moves When Your Partner Threatens to Break Up with You

John doesn't know what to believe anymore. He has actually become used to his girlfriend's threats to break up with him. It seems like every time they have an argument or she gets irritated with him, she declares that she's going to end their relationship and that she's “done.” This is upsetting for John to hear and the first 4 or 5 times she threatened to break up with him, he did everything he could to calm her down and make everything okay between them again.

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Commitment
Does the thought of commitment make you feel like a rat in a cage?
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How To Overcome Your Fear Of Commitment

Nothing bugs the students and clients I work with more than angst about commitment. I'm all for commitment ... for stepping up to the relationship plate, aligning actions and words. Sometimes, however, it takes an unusual perspective to get some unusual results.

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Why Your Boyfriend Won't Commit
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Why Your Boyfriend Won't Commit

You've been having a great time with this guy, and you know you've fallen for him hard. You want to take the relationship to the next level, but he doesn't seem up for it... at all. What's his deal? In this video, Relationship Coach and YourTango expert Kat Knecht points out the red flags he's been sending you all along that he's not ready for co

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Signs you're about to check into Heartbreak Hotel.
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10 Ways To Tell Your Relationship Is Over

Some relationships may start quickly, but they almost never end as fast. After fatal relationship mistakes are made, things may feel different but not dead. A subtle feeling of discomfort can morph into a dead-end relationship so slowly that it's impossible to recognize.

How Can I Get My Partner To Change?
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How Can I Get My Partner To Change?

How much energy do you spend trying to get what you want from your partner? Think about it for a moment - how much of your thinking time is spent on what to say to your partner to get him or her to be the way you want him or her to be? Many of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get what we want from our partner - how to get our partner to open up, be more caring, see us, love us, pay attention to us, spend time with us, have sex with us, and so on.

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Do you spend too much time together? You might be ruining your relationship.
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7 Silly Ways Women Ruin Their Relationships

The beginning of a relationship is never boring. You're either excited to see the person, or anxiety-ridden because they've taken too long to text back. But once you're actually in a happy, stable relationship, it's pretty common to start doing some stupid things for fear of losing it. Like these.