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December 2009 Blog Posts (13)


Neural Pathways to Love

By []Melanie Kira Clark and Anthony Clark

New imaging techniques have enabled researchers to precisely map functioning of different parts of the brain, down to the millimeter. What has been discovered is that new neural pathways are being forged in the brain throughout our entire lives, depending on how we use our mind. Wherever we focus… Continue

Added by The Clarks on December 30, 2009 at 11:36am — 1 Comment

Are You tired Of Nagging ?

Are You Tired of Nagging?

By []Melanie Kira Clark and Anthony Clark

Most women don't want to nag the man in their life - they just want to get through to him. Women spend a lot of time and energy trying to have the best relationships possible. Men know that women will handle the details of day- to-day life and leave us to do what we do best. If you ask most men in… Continue

Added by The Clarks on December 29, 2009 at 9:37am — No Comments

Week #5--Two and a Half Christmas Stories

Week #5 of the Six Month Sex Challenge

Lesson I learned last week: When I stretch myself too thin, I get snappy with my husband and, of course, I don’t want to have sex with him.

Two and a half stories for this blog. Both seem unrelated to my current sex life and, yet, both are integral to what is presently happening.

Story #1 ½

It was our first Christmas together and I was opening the first Christmas present from my husband.… Continue

Added by Trina Read on December 27, 2009 at 9:50am — 1 Comment

Marriage and the Law Of Attraction

You are attracting the type of relationship you have with your spouse. This may be hard to believe, especially if you are unhappy.

There are so many articles written about the powerful law of attraction, but few address its application in marriage. Most people believe that marriage is supposed to be challenging. Couples find it difficult to change and even more difficult to change their spouse. They begin to focus on the things that annoy them about each other and accept some level… Continue

Added by The Clarks on December 26, 2009 at 11:31am — No Comments

2010 Marriage Resolution: Break Free of Your "Him-and-Her" Pattern Prisons

Ah, the joy of a New Year! The endless possibilities, opportunities to set new goals, to achieve new heights! To break old patterns that no longer serve you, like nixing the danish and choosing fruit, actually going to the gym rather than just donating your membership fee as if to charity, setting small goals you can realistically accomplish instead of goals so intimidating you can’t even get started.

So how about some new couple patterns? How about taking a look at some of the… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on December 23, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Week #4--Why Did I Think I Could Have Sex This Week?

This is week #4 of my Six Month Sex Challenge. This week it's all about getting through the Christmas season stress and not killing each other.

What I learned last week: Oral sex is an easy way to add sex into the week.

Why Did I Think I Could Have Sex This Week?

Okay, I’ll admit it. I bit off way more than I could chew preparing for Christmas. Honestly, I thought baking 30 dozen cookies, shopping, mailing cards, potty training, working on… Continue

Added by Trina Read on December 18, 2009 at 8:15am — No Comments

How The Silent Treatment Kills Your Relationship

Him: “What’d I do? Come on, tell me – what’d I do?!”

You: Deploying your most potent weapon: The Silent Treatment.

You know what he did. You know perfectly well what he did. You want him to figure it out for himself.

Why should you have to tell him what he did? If he doesn’t know, it’s that much worse!

You bear down. You can keep this up for daaaaaays.

I know you can, but here’s the problem: the silent treatment kills. Not him (that… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on December 17, 2009 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Trina Talks Sex After Baby

As you're aware, Dr. Trina Read has started her six month sex challenge, where she's challenging her and her husband to have sex once a week and then she's blogging about it. Click here to read her blog. In between her romps, Trina and newborn baby Evan appeared on the morning… Continue

Added by hitched on December 15, 2009 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Week #3--Finding Intimacy in the Funniest of Places

Week #3 of my Six Month Sex Challenge

This week I focus on my husband’s sexual needs

Lesson learned from last week: Having my sexual needs met won’t always be greeted with the type of enthusiasm I would like.

Finding Intimacy in the Funniest of Places

The pain in my stomach became more pronounced Monday afternoon. By Monday night it was just plain bad. Tuesday morning the pain hadn’t gone away and I had to call my husband home from work… Continue

Added by Trina Read on December 13, 2009 at 10:13am — 1 Comment

How to Enjoyably Spend Time with Your Mother in Law!

Him: “I gotta go visit my Mom this weekend. I’d like you to come with me.”

You: Groan. Moan. “Do I have to? I hate going over there. She’s depressing.”

That’s true, she is. She’s older, crotchety, and without purpose since her children are grown and her husband died.

She’s still his Mom.

More importantly, he’d like you to come with. You’re gonna do it anyway, so why drag your feet?

Why not say “Sure, Hon. Piece of cake”? Why not be… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on December 10, 2009 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Week #2--My Needs vs. The Bills and Jets Game

Lessoned learned from last week: I can no longer count on weekend naps to fit in sex. Crap!!! That completely bites the big burrito.

Part of my Six Month Sex Challenge is to make one week about my sexual needs and the alternative week about what my husband would like. So to start, this week is all about me. Me, me, me, me.

For months now I’ve been fantasizing about a hot rock massage, I decided that what I wanted out of “sex” this week was a lovely… Continue

Added by Trina Read on December 6, 2009 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

How Do You Love ALL His Parts?

You: “He doesn’t pay the bills on time, he forgets to open the mail, it’s nuts!”

Your girlfriend: “All men are children, what ya gonna do?”

Except they’re not, and if you start treating your guy like a child, he’ll either bolt or turn into a passive wimp.

Not a pretty picture.

People are a combination of traits that fit together, a “personality style.” If your guy doesn’t pay the bills on time and forgets to open the mail, he’s probably a… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on December 3, 2009 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Forgive My Spouse During the Holidays - Now? Why?

You sit around the Holiday dinner table, each giving thanks for all the good things the year has brought. It may be tangible things, like the fact you still have your job, or that your spouse was able to trade in your clunker for a decent ride, or intangibles, that most of your family is in pretty good shape and you’re able to honor the Holidays together.

But after dinner, as you gather in the living room to sit and digest your let-out-my-waistband meal, and Uncle Ned says “Great… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on December 1, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

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