Category Archives: Relationships

Tip of the Week – Eye Contact

The importance of eye contact in connection with others is nothing new. Recent research also found that both children and adults that avoid or are denied eye contact are more likely to suffer from “depression and feelings of isolation as well … Continue reading

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Lovers, Losers and Computers

As part of my work I talk to a lot of people who are seeking romantic partners. Conversations around dating almost always include a discussion of where to meet potential partners which leads to a discussion about online dating. One … Continue reading

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… The Polyamorists Next Door – Elizabeth Sheff, Ph. D. Looking for Love Online – Jenny Seifert New York Police to Limit Seizing of Condoms in Prostitution Cases – Marc Santora … Continue reading

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Tip of the Week – Self Forgiveness

Past research has shown that not forgiving ourselves contributes to depression, anxiety and weakened immunity. New research out of Baylor University suggests that it is easier to forgive yourself if you’ve made amends with others. The idea is that once we’ve addressed … Continue reading

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Time is Going By…Thankfully

I’m not sure that Louis Armstrong wrote his well known song “As Time Goes By” to be prophetic. In fact, the line about a “woman needs man” pretty much tells us he didn’t, but in the aftermath of NFL draftee … Continue reading

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Thought for the Week…

It is easy to get lost in all of the technological connection we have at our fingertips. Remember the importance of disconnecting from technology and re-connecting with the people in your life. Try it today.  

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… 6 fascinating things you never knew about sexual satisfaction – Anna Puley What is feminist porn? – Pandora Blake Tina Belcher’s Sexual Revolution – Gabrielle Moss Intersex: What is It, … Continue reading

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A World of Grey – 50 Shades and More…

Our culture loves to think of the world in absolutes. Right or wrong. Yes or no. Good or bad. Unfortunately that mindset can make life much more difficult. The reality is that much of the world we navigate through consists … Continue reading

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What Others Had To Say This Week

Interesting blog posts and news stories from the past week… Make Friends with Your Loneliness – Tammy T. Stone How to Be in a Relationships When You’re Single – Kara-Leah Grant The Value of Allowing Conflict – Patrick McCurry 5 … Continue reading

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It Is There If You Look…

Monday was a gray, rainy, cool day here. For most of us that translates to gloomy. After a long, cold winter we miss the sunshine. These gloomy days can really affect our attitude and it can make it harder to see … Continue reading

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