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February 2012 Blog Posts (12)

Why Success and Gossip Don’t Mix

You know how it goes. You’re huddled around the coffee machine, riveted, listening to a co-worker’s latest rendition of “and then Tom texted Thea saying she was a conniving . ..”


Oh, the fun of office gossip! Oh, the titillation and subversive thrill that comes out of “I know something about you that you don’t know that I know… and I’ve made sure all the with-it people know and ha-ha doesn’t that make me smart and you dumb!” Sometimes it’s not even something real –…


Added by Noelle Nelson on February 29, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments

A Blood Test to Predict Love

The research has been piling up that when you're in love, the chemicals in your body change. A new study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology found that higher levels of oxytocin, a chemical given many names including the "love hormone," were found in more emotionally responsive couples and could even predict which couples would stay together longer. One caveat to…


Added by hitched on February 27, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

[video] Date Nights for Married Couples: Ideas & Why They're Good

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about why date nights are important for married couples based on new research from The National Marriage Project from the University of Virginia. Steve also shares a few date night ideas, as well as things couples should avoid when planning a date night. …


Added by hitched on February 26, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bring Back Sexy Fun

Responsibility and mind-blowing sex are like oil and water...they just don't mix.

It's easy to understand with everything going on in our day-to-day lives, why sex goes to the bottom of the to-do list.

Thing is, sex is an important component to a healthy relationship. So how can a hard working couple bring fun sex back into their relationship?…


Added by Trina Read on February 25, 2012 at 9:45am — No Comments

[video] How to Make Interracial Marriages Work

In this clip, Steve Cooper, editor-in-chief of, speaks with Jannelle So on Kababayan LA about how interracial couples can navigate the differences that arise from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Steve also shares some new U.S. Census data that was recently compiled and released by the Pew Research Center. 

Added by hitched on February 24, 2012 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

Rate of Interracial Marriage in U.S. Hits Record High

New data from the  Pew Research Center might fall under the category of "not surprising," but it's still good to have the hard numbers. The study showed that in…


Added by hitched on February 22, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Date Nights Are Good for Marriage

The National Marriage Project released a new report earlier this month analyzing the effects of date nights on a marriage. In short, the data showed that dedicated couple time fostered more communication, greater sexual satisfaction, more stable marriages (i.e., less likely to divorce), and greater…


Added by hitched on February 21, 2012 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The Kama Sutra is Actually a Dull Read

Ask anyone to name a sex book and The Kama Sutra will inevitably be in their top five. The irony of the original Kama Sutra is if you've read it cover to cover, which I have, it's an…


Added by Trina Read on February 18, 2012 at 7:35am — No Comments

How to Love Your Husband (All over Again)

Your marriage has been through a lot. The passion and the deep connection you used to have are gone, and your husband has turned from your best friend to your enemy. Do you really want to know how to love your husband? This is the #1 secret to restoring the love to your marriage – today.

You don’t have to be ashamed. Believe it or not, MOST married couples go through rough times, in which one or both spouses…


Added by Lisa Penn on February 15, 2012 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Interdependent, Healthy & Sexy Love...

A common theme I find in struggling relationships, is partners owning each other

Partners fall in love with their partner, to then want to change their partner and the very characteristics they fell in love with in the first place! This is not pretty. This is not sexy. This is crazy making!…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on February 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Valentine's Day By the Numbers

We were e-mailed this great infographic that explains where the money goes on Valentine's Day. Here are a few items we'll highlight for you, but we highly recommend you take a look at the full graphic by clicking on the image. The numbers below are estimates provided

- Couples will spend $3.5…


Added by hitched on February 13, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Is Your Relationship Dying? Are You Stuck in Your Relationship?

When your life feels like it’s not working, when your relationship feels like it’s not working – have you pondered why? I’m sure you have!

The problem with this pondering that you might be doing is that you are probably focusing on the wrong things and that is why you either can’t make changes or the changes are happening SUPER slow that you can’t…


Added by Emma K. Vigluicci, LMFT, CIT on February 10, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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Episode 600: Do Same-Sex Couples Have Better Social Interactions Than Heterosexual Couples?

Researchers from UC Riverside looked at couples from same-sex and different gender couples and looked at how strong their social connections were. Dr. Karen Sherman exploes the findings.

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