"Honey, I have to join Ashley Madison." So began the pitch I gave my wife to let me join the marrieds-looking-for-affairs website, AshleyMadison.com. It would be part of my research into women who cheat, why infidelity is increasing, and what can be done to possibly affair-proof a marriage. I was proposing to "cheat" on her for a few weeks, to talk to and attempt to seduce as many women as possible, and get a real-world understanding of why women want to stay married but also need some illicit action on the side. Of course, on my end, there'd be nothing more than conversation. She looked at me straight-faced, unflinching. I searched her eyes for any telltale sign of the Charles-I'm-going-to-punch-you-in-the-face-right-after-I-castrate-you look; nothing. After a long pause, I got her only thought: "No, I get it," she said emphatically. "It's a great story. But it’s kinda like asking the newly vegetarian fox to guard the henhouse, isn't it?"
And as if being a bride- and princess-to-be isn't enough pressure, Kate Middleton has been thrust into the international spotlight and her appearance, style and wedding have become ripe fodder for gossip. She's gotten flack for quitting her job to prepare for her wedding and been the center of a media-invented kerfuffle over whether or not Camilla will have to curtsy in her presence.
As an expert in your field, chances are you know the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully serve your client base. I imagine that you have taken the time, and spent the money, to make sure you have the knowledge and skills to help the people who come to you and the wherewithal to refer out those whose needs go beyond your practice. Your appreciation for excellence in your own practice sets a precedence for how you see the world and the work you anticipate doing with clients.
As a helping professional, it’s very likely that you have devoted energy and resources developing the skills necessary to help your clients. Yet, time and again, Experts have shared with us their frustration at being at the top of the game in education/experience and at the bottom of their game when it comes to growing their business. We completely understand your frustration.
When you've been having marriage problems, you need Expert help. Julia and her husband, Rich, have been going through a rocky and, unfortunately, Julia goes to her self-absorbed friend for relationship advice. When you really need help, you should get it from an expert... a YourTango Expert.
We are frequently looking for a magic pill to help us feel better and be happy. What is the one thing you can do in your life to feel happy, look good and feel good? The answer is love! Here YourTango Experts examine 10 health and beauty benefits of love.
If you want to bring new long lasting love into your life you have to make room for it. This means letting go of that relationship you know is not working. If you are fanning a dying flame by playing that special music, ogling online, and revisiting the fantasy just because it's BTN (better than nothing), you are robbing yourself of a new, exciting opportunity.
For many couples, the idea of bringing a third party into their intimate relationship is scary—or just plain out of the question. Luckily, the stigma associated with couples therapy is well on its way out. Healthy couples are enlisting counseling professionals to help work through sticky patches, large and small, and are the better for it.
It's natural—when seeking out a healthy love relationship—to want to change yourself for the better. You think that a new haircut will make him fall in love again... a pretty dress will turn heads... an extreme diet and exercise regimen will make you worth loving. And these things can put an extra bounce in your step. But the best way to attract love into your life is to live your best life, a life in which romantic love is just the cherry on top. Has your social life—or lack thereof—been holding you back from love... and from overall happiness? We asked three experts for tips on how you can evaluate your social habits, and change them for the better.
When we're living our best lives, it's easier for others to fall in love with us, or to feel happier with the life they're sharing with us. But how do you know how to find that ideal, authentic version of yourself? We asked three experts to share their tips. Here, YourTango Experts provide practical advice on making peace with your looks.
Positive thinking isn't something we're born knowing how to do. As we grow into adults, we often learn to expect negative outcomes as a means of protection. As Alisa Bowman, YourTango Expert & author of Project: Happily Ever After, says below: both negative and positive thinking are self-fulfilling prophecies. In relationships, it's easy to fall into a routine of negative expectations, but if it's a positive outcome we're after, it's time to ditch the negative and start practicing positive thinking.
One powerful to make sure that you're doing all that you can to attract the love life you truly desire is to take an honest look at your relationship values to make sure that they are moving you toward what you want and away from what you don't want? YourTango Experts have outlined a list of ways to help you set and, importantly, reach your love life goals. Don't wait, get going living your best love life now!
There is no "right" way to find or maintain a relationship, but like anything we do in life, it helps to have teachers and role models helping us along the way. When it comes to romantic love, identifying and learning from a role model—from someone who loves how you want to love—can be extremely helpful. But how to find and learn from a relationship role model? That's what YourTango Experts are here for; read on as they tell us how to choose a role model and how to apply his or her precious wisdom to your own romantic life.
Take a moment and reflect on your love life. Are you satisfied? Are there aspects of it you'd like to improve? What's holding you back? The answers to these question can be complicated and, often, downright frightening. With this in mind we created the first ever 31-Day Love Life Makeover Challenge on YourTango. From today until February 14 (aka Valentine's Day, aka the day lovers hate or adore), our network of relationship professionals, The YourTango Experts, are dedicated to nothing but helping you live your best love life.
The news that Courteney Cox and David Arquette were separating after 11 years of marriage sent ripples of distress throughout America's tabloid-reading community and beyond. "Really?" thought many, surprised by their own personal sadness over public figures' private lives. For whatever reason, the dissolution of this marriage hit home for many Americans. Perhaps it's because—despite the celebrity characters—the story is infinitely relatable.
We here at YourTango have gathered our very own relationship experts to launch the "31 Days to a Better Sex Life" challenge. Starting October 1, readers will have the opportunity to actively create more vivacious and healthier sex lives with the help of YourTango Experts, a consulting network of thousands of relationship professionals.