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January 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Don’t “Do” Valentine’s Day – Be it!

You run from store to store looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day gift, the one that will truly express how you feel about your love. And be something she or he will really likes.

Right. That last part’s a bit of a problem. The things your beloved will really like may be way outside your pocket-book, so back you go into the mall – or into a more intensive web-search.

Then of course, there’s shopping for the perfect Valentine Day experience, because heaven knows, going to…


Added by Noelle Nelson on January 30, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

How to Have a Successful Relationship...

What is a Successful Relationship?

Is being with your spouse, partner, for decades the definition of a successful relationship? Is it raising awesome children? Is it having financial resources, a beautiful home? Is it having our partner do stuff for us? Is it having independence? Is it being together and doing everything together? How else do…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on January 30, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

Can certain foods truly stimulate sexual desire, or is it all in our heads?

For example, anything shaped like a penis--like asparagus--was thought to be sexually stimulating to both sexes (why are we not surprised?). Remember not to giggle the next time you delicately bite the head…


Added by Trina Read on January 28, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Will Nagging Kill Your Marriage?

The Wall Street Journal relationship columnist Elizabeth Bernstein wrote about how nagging can be just as dangerous, if not more so to a marriage than infidelity. On the CBS Morning Show, Berstein, comedian Top Papa (host of the competition show Here Come the Newlyweds) and the Morning Show hosts, discuss just what qualifies as nagging and how dangerous it really…


Added by hitched on January 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

4 Surprising Benefits of Online Marriage Counseling

Online marriage counseling is becoming increasingly more popular over the last few years - And for very good reasons. Online couples counseling services offer the same qualified and experienced professionals (via phone, chat or email), but with added benefits that traditional counseling just can't provide. Some people opt for ongoing counseling…


Added by Lisa Penn on January 25, 2012 at 11:33pm — No Comments

The Year of the Dragon Expected to Produce Baby Boom

The year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon for those following the Chinese lunar calendar. The dragon, is a zodiac sign associated with good fortune and intelligence and is believed to be the sign of those destined for success. According to the lunar calendar, the Year of the Dragon only arrives every 12 years. Back in 2000, Hong Kong saw more than a 5% increase in…


Added by hitched on January 23, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

How to Build More Intimacy in Your Relationship

The hecticness and speediness of today’s pace of life makes it challenging for partners to synchronize, connect and bond. Add to this each partner’s limitations and the journey to Intimacy can feel pretty daunting. It’s no wonder partners don’t know how to be intimate in their marriage, relationship.

When partners are struggling in their relationship, their…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on January 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Touching Means a Happier You

How do you know a newbie couple? They're wrapped around each other like pretzels.

And it's one of the reasons newbie sex is fantastic; as the abundance of couple touch means they're  already jacked-up and good to go when it comes to bedroom time.

Touching is one of the easiest ways to create intimacy outside of the bedroom.…


Added by Trina Read on January 21, 2012 at 7:06am — 1 Comment

The Art of Open Minded Sex in African Marriage and, Love intrigues .One Woman’s' dream another Man's Fantasy

George .A. Kahama.The Art of  Open Sex in African  Marriage  and, Love intrigues .One Woman’s' dream another Man's Fantasy

The Author and researcher extends ,apologies for the regressive, anti-feminist sound of the scenes and examples before anyone reads on. In the event one takes ofence please be warned that maybe real to me maybe a story in fiction to another .As in all art forms each individual  is unique and very different to another and hence…


Added by George andrew Kahama on January 19, 2012 at 12:37am — No Comments

Learn to Set Healthy Boundaries for Relationship Success!

We hear all the time that having boundaries is a must for healthy living and happiness in relationship. The only glitch is that a lot of people don’t have the slightest idea about boundaries, never mind about setting them appropriately.

I find that couples who struggle and come in for therapy, have severe boundary issues. They are all over their partner and…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on January 15, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A New Year, A New Relationship!

At the beginning of a new year we usually set New Year’s Resolutions or set goals for the upcoming year. I’m not a strong believer of Resolutions, as I’m sure a lot of you are not as well. I don’t believe in them, because they are like hats with nowhere to be hang. They are difficult to stick with because they are superficial commitments not grounded in a larger…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on January 15, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Foreplay for Men

Be an active recreational partner.

While dating, you probably hung on his every word while he talked about those things that interested him. It was part of your charm and why he found you so darn attractive.

Bringing that when you first met magic back to life can be as simple as taking an interest in…


Added by Trina Read on January 14, 2012 at 8:21am — No Comments

Twin Birth Rate Skyrockets 76% in Past Three Decades

This is probably a general observation that you may have already noticed, but there are definitely more twins being born today than in the past. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics found that twin births are up in all age groups, across all races in all states. Overall, the twin birth rate jumped…


Added by hitched on January 12, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Prostate Cancer Screening Not Beneficial

In a study conducted by the United States Preventive Services Task Force, testing in nearly 77,000 men ages 55 to 74, found that the commonly used prostate cancer screening P.S.A. blood test did not save lives. The conclusion is a follow-up to a 2009 study and has been published The Journal of the National Cancer…


Added by hitched on January 11, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

For Women, Sexual Satisfaction Increases with Age

According to a new report in The American Journal of Medicine, a study of 806 women who are part of ongoing, 40-year research project, found that sexual satisfaction increased as the women aged even though sexual frequency decreased. The mean age of the participants in the study were 67, 63% were postmenopausal. Women…


Added by hitched on January 10, 2012 at 10:56am — No Comments

Get Your Sexual Groove Back

A lack of sexual desire--the thoughts you have around sex--is the number one reason couples in North America stop having sex.

What that means for you is: if you have negative thoughts towards sex before, during and after the sexual encounter, it will profoundly dampen your desire to have sex.

I call it the 'Oh crap' phenomenon—“Oh crap, do I…


Added by Trina Read on January 7, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments

Facebook cheating – Can Your Spouse’s Facebook Socializing Destroy Your Relationship?

A recent survey in the United Kingdom found that married couples headed for divorce are increasingly citing Facebook in their petitions. The survey revealed that a staggering 33 percent of divorce petitions contained the word Facebook, as opposed to only 20 percent in 2009.

The most common reasons for citing Facebook in the divorce petitions were inappropriate…


Added by Lisa Penn on January 3, 2012 at 11:42pm — No Comments

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