Want to Get Married? 5 Things to Do This Year

Plan now for having the time to be married which means time for courting and time for dating and probably means sacrificing something in your current agenda.

By: Janet Blair Page, PhD.

1. Stop whining

Lost and rotten relationships are last year’s mistakes now. You have or haven’t erred. Or the only thing you may have learned is whom to avoid. It’s time to curb the learning curve and stop analyzing your love past. There is no need for review, regret, or remorse. You have amassed enough object lessons in 2011. It’s time to get going.

Place a moratorium on …

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The Hell of Divorce

Divorce is a clustercuss of noxious, terrible feelings — anger, guilt, shame, grief, hatred, desperation, indignation, sadness — all wrapped up into one.

Here are 15 Irrational Thoughts To Expect — And Ignore

By Stacy Morrison

Truth is, divorce is a clustercuss of noxious, terrible feelings — anger, guilt, shame, grief, hatred, desperation, indignation, sadness — all wrapped up into one. But what’s worse is that we tend to dwell in one category of noxious (the anger and hate) and ignore the second (shame and grief), creating a potent emotional storm front that’s likely to pull us out of our …

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5 Reasons to Stay With the Person You Love

One factor is consistent in all studies of marriages and long-term relationships: A main cause of divorce and separation is infidelity.

1. Love is a decision
Watching Governor Sanford stand up over these past weeks and speak about how he found his soul mate in his Argentinean lover reminded me of something Pema Chodron, a Buddhist nun and author, wrote about Sweat Lodges. She wrote that the only way to be in a Sweat Lodge — to experience all that it brings — is to sit far from the exit. Because if you sit too close, you will find a

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Looking for Love This Summer?

Looking for Love This Summer?

This time make it meaningful. Not to say that all summer romances are just meaningless flings, but you have to admit that some are.

By: Laura Berman Fortgang

Summertime is a time of great romance. Single people find each other after the dearth of winter as they sun in the park, do outdoor activities, and party with friends at outdoor spots. Not to say that all summer romances are just meaningless flings, but you have to admit that some are. If that leaves you flat and feeling empty and maybe not even willing to try, here is a new way …

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He’s Just Not That Into You or Is He?

Couple Holding Hands

If you want to find the One, look for a man who provides regular and consistent contact that gets better over time. Here are 16 Key Questions to Ask.

By: Diana Kirschner, Ph.D

He’s Just Not That Into You, the bestseller-turned-movie starring Jennifer Aniston, debunks the obsessive thoughts single women have about hotties who sweep into and out of their lives. The authors go into excruciating detail about the excuses and stories we make up to justify our fantasies about unavailable men. We waste hours and hours thinking and dishing about how, “He’s on a deadline at work.” “He’s

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“Living Apart Together” or LAT Relationship

Some Baby-boomers are concerned about complicating their inheritance, particularly if there are children and step-children involved.

 

By: Natasha Morgan

One day over coffee my good friend Jane and I were discussing relationships. Since we are both divorced Baby-boomers and carried a fair amount of baggage, we were able to keep this conversation going for quite some time.

“Would you ever get married again?” I asked Jane after she told me about the new man in her life.

“Good grief girl, nobody gets married these days” was Jane’s immediate reply.

While the trend toward relationships without marriage seems to

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