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The Intimacy of Death

Erin Coriell | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Coriell

One's day-to-day experience of life no longer relies solely on the mind, but of the senses too. As fleeting as life is, this present moment living, generated by the awareness of death, renders great stillness. In these moments, life and death have no separation.

Overcoming Fears of Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The fear of intimacy is based on the false belief of not being good enough. Believing this leads to fears of rejection and engulfment, which then caus...

Our Impending Uncanny Intimacy

Harry Reis | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Harry Reis

Technologies just around the corner will make what we use now seem primitive and discreet by comparison. And these new, even more intimate technologies will force us to redefine relationships -- some for the better, and some for the worse.

Do You Listen to Convince or Learn?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

When you disagree with someone about something you feel strongly about, do you promptly move into high persuasion gear to try to get the person to see it your way? Doing this both creates emotional distance between the two people. It also closes off the possibility of learning something new.

What Is Love? The Answer May Surprise You

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 11.04.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

Of all of the couples we see in our practice, the couples who have the most successful relationships know, or learn, that intimacy grows and is sustained not just in moments of connection, but in moments of tension.

Google and Grow A Plant That Never Lets You Fail In Five Steps

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 11.03.2015 | Business
Sar Haribhakti

Growing a beautiful plant takes care, time and efforts. So does building a real relationship with a person. So do startups. So does anything in life.

Kylie Jenner and Tyga: Fighting, Good or Bad?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

Arguing in and of itself can be very upsetting, so it isn't surprising that some people look to avoid it completely. The problem is that if you do that you will close off an important channel of communication that can eventually lead to a better place.

Plus-Size Sex for the First Time

Ravishly | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

"Should I turn out the lights?" He was already getting out of the bed as he said it. For the first time in nine months, I was completely naked in front of a man, and the first thing he wanted to do when he took my dress off was turn out the lights.

A Woman Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I know that my self-esteem decline interferes with me and my husband's intimacy. I know I don't feel attractive and that's why I'm not attracted. So I will continue to pray that I rediscover myself, that I rediscover my femininity, and that I gain the motivation to make myself feel and look beautiful again.

The Secret To A Healthy Relationship Is Totally In Your Control

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we take these steps, we may have thoughts telling us we are a fool, or we will just get hurt. Yet, being vulnerable actually makes us more likely to get what we want. It leads to healthier modes of relating and creates a more compassionate relationship.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert: Overcoming Jealousy?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 10.13.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

When you are in sync and feel harmonious, it can eliminate any room for someone else to come between you.

36 Questions to Ask Your Partner

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Vanessa Van Edwards

Social psychology researcher Arthur Aron of the Interpersonal Relationships Lab at Stony Brook University in New York developed 36 questions to help people break through each of the intimacy levels. You can do these with your partner or with friends. I highly recommend them to parents and teens.

The Lobster's Version of Love: Why Similarity Fosters Connections

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I tend now to be attracted to men who have succeeded in areas that I haven't but wanted to, and I find that men who are drawn to me tend to value the areas I'm accomplished in. This is both speaking to our differences as well as our similarities.

How To Create Unabashed, Unadulterated Sex After 50

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

Sometimes when we are in a relationship -- especially a long-term relationship -- we get comfortable and fall into a routine. Nowhere is this more common than in our sex lives.

Creating Richer Relationships: Exercises to Improve Intimacy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

Here are a couple of helpful exercises that you can do together to remove your walls. You should know up front these exercises are going to feel awkward, but well worth the effort.

Looking For Love Again: A Widow's Guide

Sienna Jae Fein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Sienna Jae Fein

Finding a man with whom to continue life's journey depends on your ability -- and his -- to compromise. But as burdened with baggage as both of you are, it's hard to leap blithely onto the train. How to find contentment together when you're schlepping all that cargo?

3 Keys to Marriage Success: Intimacy, Passion and Commitment

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 09.24.2015 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

There are many theories about what makes a marriage strong and which qualities allow a couples to grow and function well together. I have always appreciated Dr. Robert Sternberg's concepts in the Triangular Theory of Love: Intimacy, Passion, and Commitment.

The Open Relationship Toolkit: 6 Keys To Success in Honest Outsourcing

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

To begin honest outsourcing takes an acknowledgment that no one person, or relationship, can ever fulfill all of our desires or needs, nor should we want it to. Most people already acknowledge this in one way or another, but when it comes to outsourcing sex or romance many folks feel threatened.

Rigid Gender Roles -- Enemies of the New Intimacy

Randi Gunther | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Living within traditional male and female roles in committed relationships is currently undergoing significant scrutiny. Whether in straight or gay ...

How Meditation Can Improve Your Marriage

Jennie Lee | Posted 09.22.2015 | Weddings
Jennie Lee

Modern marriages face a lot of stress -- too little time and money, too much technology and temptation. In order to keep your love alive, it is es...

10 Sex Secrets I Wish I Knew Before I Was Married

Brian Orme | Posted 09.18.2015 | Weddings
Brian Orme

Pursue her. Make sure she knows you want her in more ways than just the physical. Pursue her mind. Pursue her heart. Pursue her in every way possible.

Dealing With Differences

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

A relationship that is able to minimize the occurrence of crisis is also effectively avoiding unnecessary drama. The result is the attainment of a resiliency that strengthens the connective tissue and deepens a faith in the ability to weather relational breakdowns.

Why 30 Million Men Joined Ashley Madison

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

When hackers exposed the 30-million member list of Ashley Madison, the extramarital affairs website, many families suffered. Sadly, there has alrea...

The Habit That Can Lead To Hot Married Sex

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I met her at a social media meet-up and we clicked immediately. Her husband was also there -- across the room from us, hanging out with some cronies. They made frequent eye contact with each other. He winked. She smiled back. Their overt appeal apparent, I was captivated by their chemistry.

Outsourcing Honestly: How Opening Up a Relationship Can Make it Stronger

Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A. | Posted 09.08.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Danielle Harel and Celeste Hirschman M.A.

The belief that a lifetime of monogamy is the only way sets people up for a lot of pain and failure, as even most monogamous folks (a few unicorns aside) will generally have more than one partner in their lifetime.