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August 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Obsessing Over New Love

Why do you obsess over how the guy you've been dating for all of a month and a half feels about you? Why are you tormenting yourself already with “Where is this relationship going?”

I'm on my way to a conference in a very full plane, and two women are talking in the row in front of me. The one is saying “We've been seeing each other for over a month but I have no idea where this is going." "Well, obviously he likes you," the other says. "I know he likes me," the woman says, “but… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 31, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

It’s Fightin’ Time, Again!


Added by Noelle Nelson on August 30, 2010 at 12:07pm — No Comments

How Can You Tell When a Marriage Is Over?

Your marriage is in trouble. You don't know what to do . You want unbiased professional advice, "Can or should this marriage be saved?" So, you ask around and get the name of a therapist, someone who can

offer impartial feedback about the viability of your relationship. Is

there enough worth salvaging, or is there too much dysfunction, too much

water under the bridge? Should you reinvest or cut your losses and

throw in the…


Added by Michele Weiner-Davis on August 26, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Dealing with Porn - His

What is it about the sight of your man ogling T & A spread naked in a magazine that makes you crazy? Why is it your boyfriend drooling over an air-brushed centerfold shatters your self esteem?

You're going along quite nicely in your relationship, until you discover his stash of porn magazines. You throw them away – and he's fine with it. Only 2 months later, you catch him hungrily watching a porn movie in the middle of the afternoon. Suddenly, you're finding porn magazines… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 24, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments

Grad Students Benefit from Being Married

What happens when a study of college students is conducted to correlate hormone levels with risk-taking behavior? Researchers inadvertently find that being in a committed relationship lowered cortisol and testosterone levels, which lowered the stress levels of students. Five hundred University of Chicago business school students were asked to play a series of computer… Continue

Added by hitched on August 11, 2010 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Biological Clock Ticks Faster Than Expected

A recent study published by the University of St. Andrews and Edinburgh University in Scotland found that 95 percent of women have less than 12 percent of their ovarian egg reserve left by age 30. By the time women reach 40 they're down to just 3 percent.… Continue

Added by hitched on August 5, 2010 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

Obesity Rates Grow in Southern States

Disturbingly, nine southern states have obesity rates above 30% of their population, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The states are: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and West Virginia. This data is for 2009 and is an increase in the number of states… Continue

Added by hitched on August 3, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Girl Talk: Backside Woes

What ever happened to your well-rounded nice tight behind? When did it turn into this lumpy thing that sort of just hangs there?

You're in decent shape. Or you thought you were, until summer hit and putting on your bathing suit woke you up to the horror of your backside. You're appalled. When did this happen? Yesterday you were 25, and today you're 102. Or so it seems from the looks of your butt. Now what? There's no way you can firm that thing up in 2 weeks, if ever. You're even… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on August 2, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Therapist Couch: The Problem of Letting Resentment Build up in Marriage

As a couple's therapist, I see the gamut of marital dissatisfaction. Ideally people come to me before their unhappiness creates a massive canyon of disconnect and hurt feelings but unfortunately, this is not often the case. Couples still tend to show up in my either really angry or really shut down. Upon closer inspection, there are often unmet needs and unattended hurt feelings at the core of their distress.



Added by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT on August 2, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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