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5 Reasons Being A Cougar Rocks

Friday, 05 June 2009 10:48
From celebrity relationships (Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry) to prime-time television (

Is Divorce a Sin?

Friday, 29 May 2009 01:18
The Bible comes down hard against divorce. “I hate divorce, says the Lord God of Israel," states Malachi 2:16. In Matthew 5:32, the Bible clearly lays down the line: "But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital…

Divorce's New Battleground: The Dog

Sunday, 29 January 2012 05:37
When Jake Gyllenhaal and Kirsten Dunst were young Hollywood’s "It Couple," gossip columns and tabloids buzzed with "They’re just like us!" tidbits and photos of the pair walking their adopted German shepherd, Atticus. Now, three years…

When Couples Therapy Doesn't Work

Friday, 15 May 2009 12:31
In the face of looming problems that range from abuse, blending families, to who does the chores, couples are encouraged to seek couples therapy. Yet, what happens when therapy fails to address the problems in a relationship. What options are…
When I had my kids, I bought ipecac syrup to keep in the medicine cabinet on the off chance that one of them might swallow something potentially fatal. Twenty years later, the bottle's still there, its seal unbroken, my heart full of ...

Let's Talk About Sex...But How?

Saturday, 25 April 2009 12:41
It's the classic sex act every woman hopes she's never asked to perform. "Tonight, I'd like to pretend we're strangers — you'll be wearing a gigantic raccoon costume answering to the name 'Mayuka,' and I'll be in a studded leather diaper — …

Why To Avoid First-Date Sex

Friday, 17 April 2009 21:47
The night's going great, you can't believe you're hitting it off so well on a first date, he's a great kisser, you take him home…Whatever you do, don't sleep with him.You've heard it before, but I'm not going to browbeat you about the…
Being a newly married couple involves adjusting to life as husband and wife, reminiscing about your nuptials, and sorting through what presents to keep and which to return—rarely does it involve preparing for the relationship to end. The sad…

How To Make Long-Distance Love Work

Friday, 03 April 2009 08:37
My heart went out to Russell Crowe, when the bad-boy superstar was arrested and charged with second-degree assault and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon after attacking an employee at the Mercer Hotel in New York. As Crowe later…

My Son And I Are Dating My Boyfriend

Saturday, 28 March 2009 13:23
I waited five months before introducing my boyfriend, Andy, to my 3-year-old son. All the books and advice givers, including my therapist, suggested we meet at a public place; I chose the Children's Museum of Manhattan and invited my mother to come…

Could Couples Therapy Really Save Us?

Friday, 20 March 2009 13:20
Going to couples therapy wasn't something my boyfriend or I had to wrangle the other into. Our rough patch was more like a slick of black ice, and we were careening towards a precipitous ending. We had moved in together almost a year earlier, and…

5 Tips to Move on From a Painful Breakup

Saturday, 20 October 2012 11:58
The worst part of the end of a relationship can be the lack of one. The open-endedness and plaguing questions of why and how it all went downhill can keep you up at night. We've all been there, waiting for answers that never came and wasting…

Moving On: The Post-Breakup Apartment

Friday, 06 March 2009 22:01
“It's a little strange here," I wrote in my journal on the first night alone in my new apartment. It was a small concession, wedged between a list of to-do's ("paint my walls," "need lamps…better linen…a new comforter") and things…

Taking the Plunge: Post-Divorce Dating

Friday, 27 February 2009 14:26
My ex-husband and I were together for over 15 years before we separated. We have three wonderful children together, ages 17, 13 and 7. In the beginning, right after our divorce, I wasn't really concerned with dating. Slowly, though, life became a…

5 Key Rules to a Successful Trial Separation

Tuesday, 08 January 2013 08:32
Separation between couples is often misunderstood due to the lack of guidelines and the ease with which it can be carried out. It is fraught with many pitfalls if certain clear objectives are not laid down or ultimately met. The most basic goal of…

Why It's Better Not to Have a Valentine

Friday, 13 February 2009 12:54
Sometime when I wasn't looking, Valentine's Day metamorphosed from a C-list kids' holiday, with pink and red candy and construction-paper hearts, into a relationship extravaganza.Though some singles have to endure commentary from family and friends…
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