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Can't Get A Date? You May Have Been Benched

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

You haven't been dropped, you aren't in the keeper league, and you're still in the live draft... but you aren't playing the game. You're on the bench.

After An Affair: Staying Together

Elizabeth Earnshaw | Posted 07.17.2016 | Divorce
Elizabeth Earnshaw

The discovery of an affair is gut wrenching. Often the pain and betrayal is too much to overcome and the relationship will never fully recover. Howeve...

Faux vs. Full: Is Your 'True Love' Faking It?

Suzannah Galland | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Suzannah Galland

Imagine you are carrying around a faux Prada bag you bought for six dollars in Chinatown. It looks real. It feels real. But how long can you keep conv...

6 Keys To Keep The Magic In Your Relationship

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 06.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Most couples simply stand by and allow the spark of their relationship to fizzle out in time, partly because they believe there's nothing to be done. But with the right actions and added awareness, both partners can rekindle the romantic fire so that it burns more strongly than even in the beginning.

Hit The Gym To Spark Your Sex Drive

Brooke Griffin | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Brooke Griffin

We are all aware that working out is essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body. Even by knowing and understanding the facts about why we shoul...

Sorry, There's No Such Thing As An 'Ideal Partner'

Kyle Benson | Posted 06.03.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Anyone who finds themselves in a dysfunctional relationship will either try to make their partner "perfect" by changing them, or try to change themsel...

How Porn Teaches Men The Wrong Things In Bed

Charles J. Orlando | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Charles J. Orlando

While some women might like it rough, it was then that I truly understood how the porn industry is teaching its primary target market (read: men) all the wrong things, creating a huge disconnect with what many men expect--and provide--in the bedroom.

Turns Out There Is Such a Thing as Too Much Sex

Science of Us | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

More sex does not equal more happiness. Yeah, we're shocked too. Produced by Christine Nguyen, written by Cait Munro. More from Science of Us: How ...

Lessons About Sex, Courtesy of Olive Oil

Christina Berchini | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Christina Berchini

I never questioned why I was giving more than I was receiving. It never occurred to me to ask. It never occurred to me to consider the possibility that something was off, here. That there were profound imbalances that begged, that demanded a restructuring of emotional and physical capital.

5 Unexpectedly Awesome Lessons I Learned From Being Single (And Celibate) for 5 Years

Sasha Tozzi | Posted 04.12.2016 | Women
Sasha Tozzi

I sort of stumbled upon long-term singlehood. First it was a deliberate choice, and then it was just how my life unfolded naturally. Can't hurry love. And can't force it either. Here's what I learned during my 1/2 decade as a declared bachelorette in my late twenties.

11 Pieces of Tough Love Hidden in Adele's '25'

Alyssa Piperis | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Alyssa Piperis

The more I've listened to 25, the more I've uncovered gems. Hidden in these 11 new songs are crucial, no BS life lessons, or pieces of tough love, I believe everyone needs to hear and have reinforced from time to time.

Let's Have A Conversation!

Phil Parker | Posted 04.08.2016 | Fifty
Phil Parker

I'm not a Ph.D. I'm not a CPA. I'm not an M.D. I don't have my MBA and I don't drive a BMW. Heck, I don't even have a JOB. As you can see, I have no initials after my name. I've traveled the highway of life for 77 years and have learned, laughed and cried along the way.

Sex as a Weapon

Josh Sabarra | Posted 04.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

I gave myself to another man in such a personal way and, in turn, stole intimacy from him to get back at someone who was no longer relevant in my life. I felt ashamed.

5 Things Every Single Woman Needs To Remember About Men

Francesca Hogi | Posted 03.10.2016 | Women
Francesca Hogi

Sometimes we all need to be reminded of something we already know - like to go to bed at a reasonable hour, or to say no to that last shot of tequila. Men and women really do have differences beyond our anatomy, which we all know (of course) but often forget (when our emotions are involved).

Relationship Guru Gives Best Dating Advice Ever

Nina Camp | Posted 02.25.2016 | Comedy
Nina Camp

One woman's long, befuddling journey through singlehood comes to a happy end. And the secret to successful dating and true contentment is revealed....

Maintaining My Twenty Percent

Stella J. McKenna | Posted 02.23.2016 | Women
Stella J. McKenna

He sits, wrapped in his blue bathrobe, in the leather swivel desk chair in his bedroom. "Am I really only twenty percent?" he asks, fiddling with his Rubik's cube as he often does immediately after having sex.

WHiP It! Poetry: If You Think I Am Holding On...

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Elias, MS

​If You think I am holding on Then you could think I'd let go And free fall right into my heart. It's crazy, baby, that I never Called you, Baby,...

A Love Note to All the Single Ladies

Natalie Thomas | Posted 02.08.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

12 years ago, I broke up with my boyfriend. On Super Bowl Sunday. Two hours before I was supposed to be at a party he was throwing. That might not be ...

Why 'It's The Thought That Counts' Is An Outdated Phrase

High50 | Posted 02.06.2016 | Fifty

His gifts to me are a book and a set of kitchen knives. I perform my best delighted act, but I can't see how you could give someone you love such an impersonal present. So I love him and he doesn't love me. A bit of an overreaction perhaps, but I definitely don't feel seen or known.

Why Sober Sex May Be The Best Sex

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Overcoming an addiction comes with a variety of challenges but one aspect of sobriety that's often left undiscussed is how it can affect sex and relat...

This May Be Why Breakups Are Harder For Some People Than Others

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

Breakin' up is hard to do -- but for some of us, it'is really hard. So why do some people spend years agonizing over a failed romance, while others ca...

Sex and Power

Christian de la Huerta | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Christian de la Huerta

Our world is "obsexed," a bit out of control in this area, to say the least. Sex has been so repressed and demonized that it comes out in unhealthy ex...

Here's What It's Like To Go Through Life Without Wanting To Have Sex

The Huffington Post | Noah Michelson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite more and more people becoming aware of the expansive variety of sexual orientations out there, asexuality remains widely unknown and unexplore...

A Glimmer of Hope in the City of Romantic Insanity

Nina Camp | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Nina Camp

If even 10% of the single men in New York who are even 50% interested in entering into a committed relationship would begin to reflect on thoughts like these -- or, actually, those exact thoughts -- there would be much less loneliness in this city.

One Thing Men Complain About In Marriage Therapy

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 12.17.2015 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Recently, I was asked about the complaints men express in marital therapy. I am typically bursting with answers to such questions, but this particula...