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Got Rejected? How You Respond Can Damage Your Emotional Health

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

The bottom line is that rejections are a fact of life -- we all experience them and we all hurt when we do. The best thing we can do is to soothe our emotional pain, take steps to revive our self-esteem, and to connect to our core groups and by doing so remind ourselves that others value and love us even if our date does not.

Do Prenups Ruin Romance?

Mindy Utay | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weddings
Mindy Utay

A prenup is not about distrust, control, or impending doom; it's about planning and protecting finances for both of you. Once the prenup signed, let your lawyers keep the document. Go on your honeymoon, and forget the papers were ever drafted!

Death Leaves a Heartache No One Can Heal, Love Leaves a Memory, No One Can Steal

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Arts
Nancy Cohen-koan

This quote refers to both plays infused with Irish sensibility. A lovely revival of Sea Marks has opened at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The play was...

Raising a Romantic Son

Liz Dow | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Liz Dow

The thing I am most proud of is nurturing my son's sense of romance. I like to think that his kindness toward others, curiosity about people, respect for differences, creativity in his work and play and confidence about what is possible for himself and others evolved from this perspective.

Is 2014 What You Hoped It Would Be Yet?

Susie Moore | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Is your year on track? If not -- now is a wonderful time to course correct a little and re-evaluate the goals you set for yourself in January. What inspired you to write them? Go back to that place and sit with them awhile. Forgive yourself if you are not where you hoped to be and remember, it is never, ever, ever too late to still go for what it is that you want and to follow your dreams.

POLL: How Do You And Your Significant Other Maintain The Spark In Your Relationship?

Posted 05.05.2014 | MarloThomas

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8 Ways to Turn Your Bedroom on for Love With Feng Shui

Tamara Star | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Don't disregard the bedroom's effect on your love life. Whether single or in love, enhancing this room affects all aspects of your relationship. And, when we feel loved, in balance and safe in our relationships, all other areas of our life seem to flow.

5 Amazing Bali Hotels Under $100

Budget Travel | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and black sand beaches, on through the swaying green rice terraces of the lowlands and into lush, dense jungles of its interior, Bali truly has something for everyone.

First Date Ideas for After You've Had Sex for Several Weeks

Reductress | Posted 06.29.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Check out these great get-to-know-you escapades to impress him, even if he already knows what you look like naked.

The Missing Ingredient That Makes Online Dating A Disaster

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Everyone I know who has been seduced out of desperation to join Mis-Match. com, Plenty of Dead Fish, or OhNoCupid has experienced similar heartaches. My last few hook-ups have been neither total disasters nor long-lasting. I decided to throw in the towel and admit online dating is not for me.

Psychology of Sex -- Sensuality & Eroticism 2

Erwan Davon | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Erwan Davon

We focused last week on the difference between sensuality and eroticism, as well as a healthy place for each. Now we turn to the psychology of sex to ...

Some Dating Advice on Dating Advice

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 06.23.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

While "just be yourself" sounds like cliché advice that your parents told you on your first day of school, it's probably the best and the simplest way to express my thoughts on this whole "dating tips" issue.

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Ashley Crouch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

The widespread cultural belief in "soul mate ideology" undermines our chances at happiness because it makes us passive receivers of idyllic romantic expectations.

7 Sweet Places to Steal a Kiss in Colorado

JustLuxe | Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

Colorado is made for lovers, with spectacular outdoor views, natural beauty, fresh air, great restaurants and friendliness all around the great state. Take your honey on a romantic rendezvous and steal a kiss at seven of our favorite posh places.

How I Learned to Stop Being a Literary Snob and Love Romance

Zola Books | Posted 06.16.2014 | Books
Zola Books

Having writers who can cater to our private and guilty-pleasure reading tastes is the same as having a truly good sex partner who's willing to act out your most reductive or taboo fantasies, because sometimes that's what you need.

How A Man With Alzheimer's Proved Chivalry Is Not Dead

Marie Marley | Posted 06.13.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Ed had been charming and chivalrous for as long as I had known him. One might have expected these qualities to disappear once he developed Alzheimer's, but the opposite occurred. He became even more charismatic than before.

10 Foolproof First Date Escapes

Alena Dillon | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

It can be awkward to end a date with a person you don't plan on seeing again. What are your parting words? How do you communicate finality? You don't want to give false hope, so next time give these a try.

Why Your First Love Is So Unforgettable

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is because there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure -- before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

I Fell In Love With A Man Who Refused To Text Me

TueNight | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
TueNight

He wrote my first name on a napkin, slipped it in his pocket, and asked me to meet him, same time, same place, four days later. I did. He did. No texts, alerts or mobile carriers required.

The Married State

Debora Spar | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Debora Spar

They got married six days before she died. After 34 years together. At what she certainly must have known was the end of her life, Barbara finally did what so many of us take for granted: she married the love of her life.

Why I Hated The Term Soul Mate (Until Yesterday)

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

The notion that there is one soul mate for everyone is ludicrous. If you expand the definition, a soul mate doesn't even have to be romantic. My best friend is a soul mate; my son is a soul mate; a man I knew but never even kissed is a soul mate.

How to Not Murder Your Ex

Mark Morford | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Mark Morford

Simple rules we live by. Basic laws we insist upon. Zucchini is pointless. Orchids are fantastic. Politics will mutilate your soul. If you are not fr...

Romantic Getaways Gone Awry

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

"I can't say a lot of honeymooning went on, but my in-laws did give us a trip we'll never forget."

9 Benefits Of Being In A Long Distance Relationship

Grace Buchele | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Grace Buchele

Science aside, my husband and I both agree that the year and a half of long distance did the most to strengthen our relationship. When we had to work for it (Skype, email, video messages, etc), we treasured what the other person said more.

Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

Eric Barry | Posted 05.25.2014 | Chicago
Eric Barry

I contemplated what exactly I'd say to women, how I would reach out now given my condition. Would I give recognition to it or let my bloodied and wired mouth speak for itself?