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My Husband And I Had Sex Five Times In 12 Years

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 02.27.2015 | Divorce
Heather Gillis-Harris

Remaining in a sexless marriage? For me, it was by far the loneliest place I have ever lived.

The Quickest, Smartest Way to Bring More Love into Your Life

Ken Page | Posted 02.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ken Page

Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson: A Question of Character?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

If you're skeptical about the movie being true to the book, and the actors doing justice with their interpretation of the characters, the best thing you can do is remain as open-minded as possible. Otherwise, you run the risk of shortchanging yourself as well as the leads in the film.

What's Pain Got To Do With It?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What are we doing to ourselves? When did the act of warm, caramelly, intimate sex become considered so vanilla, so mundane and outdated, that we're pushed to push the odd items into our orifices, with abandon and to our own bodily harm, just to achieve the sensation of pleasure?

Tired of Being Tired? Stop Your Energy Drains

Randi Gunther | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

Many people unnecessarily lose energy in ways they are not aware of that are actually changeable, even if you can't currently get off your treadmill. If you can stop that depletion, you can find the strength to change your situation.

Do You and Your Partner Fight Over Money?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Relationship conflicts over money get resolved when both people move out of control or resistance and into caring about themselves and each other. Partnerships based on caring and compassion support intimacy and joy, even when money is limited.

What Is Love?

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 02.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

We may not be able to accurately qualify it with words but that doesn't matter. What is important is that we remain open vessels, receptive to its infinite supply. Even more important, we must share the abundance that resides within.

3 Reasons Why Lying Doesn't Work in Relationships

Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Shakti Sutriasa, LCSW, MA

I read an article over the weekend in which the author encouraged us to lie, especially to our loved ones. I had to re-read his words because I could ...

How to Not Feel Let Down This Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Whether it's an enjoyable excuse to go out, an anticipated opportunity to do something over the top or really, truly just another day, Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.

How Your Inner Critic Ruins Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.

Sex Not Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sex, not food? What, I'm sure you're wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, amon...

If You Want to Fall in Love (Again, With the Same Person), Ask These Questions

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

You may, if you've been together for a while, feel like you are getting into the small chairs of elementary school when you're all grown up, asking such fundamental questions about people you know so well.

Vital Tools to Increase Intimacy During Conflict

Ornish Living | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Learning how to communicate with dignity will help us to give and receive, share and listen, and ultimately create a bridge to one another across the white water rapids of our perceived differences.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

Do You Keep Having the Same Fight?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

You feel like you've had the rougher day, and your partner's dash for the remote control seems to wipe it all out in the blink of an eye. Doesn't he realize what you've been through in the past 12 hours?

Sexy, Sensual or Intimate -- What Is Your Sexual Style?

Randi Gunther | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Gunther

When I ask my patients this question, most of them believe that their personal sexual style is a blend of all three, and they just change the percenta...

Looking Up From Your Phone Promotes Health and Intimacy

Ornish Living | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Technology, for all of its wonder, can never laugh with us, cuddle us, or pass us a tissue to dry our tears.

Cupid Is Stupid

Vicki Abelson | Posted 01.29.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Abelson

I've been sober for 12 plus years. I've been single for four and a half. The last time I slept in the warm embrace of a man was... well... let's just say it was two presidents ago. And one had a double term. When you do the math, it's a pretty shitty equation.

Midlife Matters: Menopause, Sexuality and Women's Health" will feature frank talk on topics too often ignored

Kathy Kastan | Posted 01.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Kastan

Healthcare providers -- and the rest of us -- need to recognize that these very personal health concerns are more common than we think. And PFD issues affect the overall wellness of women and their partners.

New Year: New Intimacy

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Faubion

Co-authored by Jordan Rullo, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic clinical psychologist and certified sex therapist. The most popular New Year's resolutions are abou...

5 Easy Ways To Bring Intimacy Back Into Your Marriage

Andi Wickman | Posted 01.23.2015 | Weddings
Andi Wickman

Yes, finding the time for romance is a huge struggle, especially when you're exhausted and not feeling it all the time. But let's be honest: that post-sex glow? There's really nothing else like it.

How to Tell If You're in the Wrong Relationship

Lisa Firestone | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

I'm a big believer in relationships. I don't often encounter couples for whom I think the outlook is hopeless. Granted, some relationships are bad for...

Why Divorce After Two Decades?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.15.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Jane Greer

It is surprising and unnerving when we hear about these couples who prevailed for so long but didn't ultimately succeed at their union. It can be hard to understand what drives people to split up after so many years together.

'We Rarely Make Love'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I cannot tell you how often couples complain to me that they rarely make love. These are generally people who love each other, who enjoy being togethe...

Are You Crazy in Love Yet Dread Losing It?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 01.08.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Putting trust in someone can make us feel exposed. Some people even believe that the more they care about someone, the more at risk they are for being hurt.