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What's Your Relationship Formula?

In Algebra, we get the formula of:



A + B = C



Last night, I was speaking with a friend. Maybe I was tired; maybe I was on a “weed high” (although I don’t smoke or inhale, LOL), where my brain was just thinking deeply on different subjects.



So let me see if I can get u to understand where I’m coming from.



If C equals “Relationship Maturity” what is A and B?



And if you figured out what A and B was, could you apply this formula to not only the… Continue

Added by Sylvia Hubbard on June 15, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Love @ First Sight

Instead of writing about the first time i had puppy love, i'm going to write about the first time i knew i was unconditionally in love at first sight. I never really knew how powerful an emotional love was until I had so much hate in me I couldn't see straight.



a better title for this would be:



An Ode to My Love Prophet

(the person who taught me love)



The first person I fell in love with was my son. Through my pregnancy of him, I hated men. My spirit had… Continue

Added by Sylvia Hubbard on June 15, 2009 at 1:28pm — No Comments

It's a Sex Fact...

Is your vagina fully aroused before you start having intercourse?



Women (and men) assume that because she’s had an orgasm that her orgasmic platform is properly aroused. It’s usually not the case. It takes the average woman between 10 to 15 minutes for her orgasmic platform to fully engorge with blood (a man's penis takes approximately 30 seconds to one minute). The average couple sex lasts for 10 to 12 minutes, meaning sex is usually over just as she's getting properly… Continue

Added by Trina Read on June 7, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

CAN A MARRAIGE EVER RECOVER FROM BETRAYAL AND LIES?

My marriage is in big big big big problem!!! I feel so dettached from my husband and our marriage. I feels like i am wasting my time and energy in this marriage that not going to change. I haven't cheated on my husband and dont want to because that not what I want. I want to be loved byt my husband, appreciated by him, feel by him, and cared and adored by my husband. But I dont feel that. I t more out of life. I want to be happy and in a secured relationship. GOD is my only relationship I feel… Continue

Added by jillian simpson on May 16, 2009 at 7:42pm — 1 Comment

It's a Sex Fact...

Did you know...



Doing Kegels for two minutes a day will raise both his and her arousal, desire and make for bigger, better orgasms.



Just like any muscle in your body, if you don't 'exercise' your vaginal canal or penis, those muscles will begin to atrophy. Doing Kegels daily brings blood flow to those areas and increases awareness, which makes it easier to become aroused. And because you're exercising those muscles, your orgasms will become… Continue

Added by Trina Read on May 10, 2009 at 11:33am — No Comments

Kids and Marriage

I was sad to see the article on Hitched about how kids negatively effect marriage. A study released last week showed that for 90% of couples their level of marital satisfaction dropped once they had children. John Gottman, from the University of Washington, reported that the divorce rate spikes for couples just after the birth of their first child.



So what's the deal? Isn't having children one of the reasons why we got married? But here the research is showing us that having children… Continue

Added by Brett Williams on April 24, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Local Couples Group Supports Marriages

Local Couples Group Supports Marriages

The initial thought to write a relationship book came to our couples during our annual couples retreat. Imagine four couples settling down to a quiet dinner at our favorite bed and breakfast when a lively discussion develops from recent conversations we have recently had with friends and co-workers asking how they could receive the same monthly marital support that our group has benefitted from the past 14 years. A mere five years later, our… Continue

Added by Greg R. Thiel on April 12, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Woman wants to orgasm 'naturally'

Hey Dr. Trina!

Since my ex (5-6 years ago) I have had trouble letting go and having orgasms. Some background is that I used to have no trouble having orgasms on top riding a man, but then he said it has always been uncomfortable for him. This was two years into our relationship and I took it very personally. I have never been able to orgasm with oral sex but only started enjoying oral sex with my last boyfriend.



The long and short is that I can't orgasm with a man unless I use a… Continue

Added by Trina Read on April 12, 2009 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Relationship failing before marriage!

My fiance and I have been engaged for a year now, and all we've done since moving in together is fight and I mean nasty fights, he always has to be right, he belittles me all the time, we're in the middle of planning our wedding and we're already having major problems! Isn't this suppose to still be the honey moon stage??? And sometimes I get to the point were I feel it's not even worth hurting as much as I do.

Added by Julie on March 17, 2009 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Eight Hours to a Lifetime of Satisfaction: A Workshop for Couples Living With MS

Eight Hours to a Lifetime of Satisfaction: A Workshop for Couples Living With MSEight Hours to a Lifetime of Satisfaction: A Workshop for Couples Living With MS





Fort Collins, Colorado, April 17 & 18, 2009 - Get that spark back in your relationship by learning tools that will help better manage the unique issues faced when a partner has MS. This course is based on the nationally recognized marriage curriculum, Prevention and Relationship Enhancement… Continue

Added by Greg R. Thiel on March 16, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

She Wants Oral Sex

Here's a very interesting reader question:

“My new boyfriend doesn’t like to give oral sex. I don’t think I’ll be very satisfied without it, but I don’t want to pressure him to do something he doesn’t want to do! How do I handle this?”



My Response: I would bet that he either doesn’t feel very confident in his oral sex ability or he had a bad experience that turned him off of giving oral sex.



You need to have a conversation, outside the bedroom, to find if it is… Continue

Added by Trina Read on March 15, 2009 at 10:29am — No Comments

Food & Drink Pairing Goes 3.0 at NatalieMacLean.com

New Drinks Matcher Widget Offers Thousands of Pairings Online





Which wine tastes best with pork chops in a maple glaze? Does rosemary-marinated grilled halibut invite red or white wine? Are there also great food pairings for beer, spirits, cocktails, coffee and tea?



To answer these questions and thousands more, the web site NatalieMacLean.com now offers a new Drinks Matcher widget, a portable version of the site’s existing food-and-wine pairing tool. You can download… Continue

Added by Natalie MacLean on March 13, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

Bet you didn't know this about vibrators...

How hysteria was once treated…



Vibrators got their start during the industrial revolution as medical devices and were used to treat hysteria in women. Hysteria was a catchall diagnosis that included a wide array of women’s medical complaints, from simple irritability to debilitating physical weakness. Many medical experts believed these symptoms were caused by a prolonged lack of sexual gratification. Ironic given that acceptable sexual relationship existed only within marriage and… Continue

Added by Trina Read on March 8, 2009 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

How can I talk dirty to my partner?

Glow magazine has me as their sex expert. This month's question is: “My partner wants me to talk dirty but I find it really embarrassing. I’d like to try it for him, but where do I start?”



My Answer:

The rules around dirty talk: Start small and go slow.

Talking about sex is something most people don’t have any practice at. So it’s the lack of practice that is making you nervous.



Before the sexual encounter… Continue

Added by Trina Read on March 1, 2009 at 8:56am — No Comments

How to deal with online flirtation

Question: What kind of effect are online flirtations having on couple relationships? What advice do you offer to couples who want to have fun in social spaces but don’t want to torpedo their own relationships?



Dr. Trina:
My best advice is: if you can’t tell your partner what you’re up to then don’t do it. If you can chat easily about the flirtation then it should be okay.



I would suggest never do anything outside of your relationship in secrecy. It’s… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 22, 2009 at 10:05am — No Comments

Make A Play Date With Your Spouse

Make A Play Date With Your Spouse



Attention all parents! Parents Tool Talk returns LIVE this month with a special program centered on love, dating, and marriage. This month’s topic is “Make A Play Date With Your Spouse.”

Teleseminar Air Date and Time: Friday, February 13, 2009, 12 pm ET (11 am CT), (10 am MT), (9 am PT)

Call-in Number: (347) 205-9654 to listen and participate in our exciting discussion

Web site: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/parentstooltalk - go… Continue

Added by Greg R. Thiel on February 14, 2009 at 10:38am — No Comments

Till Sex Do Us Part is featured on local TV Station

While doing a book signing at my local downtown book store, Global TV came in to do a story on my book. Very fun to watch the customer's… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 13, 2009 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day: A Chocolate State Of Mind

A recent Italian survey conducted by the Catholic University in Campobasso, found that 6.7 grams of dark chocolate per day (about a half a bar per week) was the ideal amount for a protective effect against inflammation and subsequent cardiovascular disease. As if I needed another reason to eat chocolate.



With chocolaty cosmic-ness, this study came out only a few days after the death of one of the chocolate world's great leaders, Robert Steinberg. Steinberg (61) was co-founder of… Continue

Added by Karen Leland on February 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Sex is so much more than an orgasm

Here are more questions from my interview with The Stephen and Chris Show.



Chris: What’s the difference between single woman sex and married woman sex?



My Answer: When you think about how the average person learns to have sex, it was a short time period encompassing a small amount of knowledge. That limited learning is what we take and use for the rest of our lives. This single-sex formula works great when we are… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 8, 2009 at 6:33am — No Comments

What inspired you to write the book?

The second question Chris, from The Stephen and Chris Show, asked me was why I wrote my book.



Here's my answer:

I wrote this book because of my own sexual difficulties after only a few years of marriage. I knew the minute I met my husband that he was “the one” and everything about our relationship, including the sex, was amazing. Yet three years after getting married our sex life became almost… Continue

Added by Trina Read on February 1, 2009 at 7:49am — No Comments

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