How Do We Know When A Relationship Has A Future?

In many instances, we all are "gun shy" after a short-or long- term relationship, because being hurt or feeling bad is not an option.This stinging feeling tends to guide us as we clamor for something new or fresh. It's as if the bricks and mortar are suddenly out and there... Read More

Your Next Argument: 10 Thngs to Consider Before You Get There

1. It's addictive. Fighting, and the anger that comes with it, kicks off the old fight-or-flight response that prepares us to handle a threat. This produces a kind of energy, or "high." Some people have said that what kept the fighting alive in their relationship was the "juiced" feeling they... Read More

The Sting

Direct Answers - Column for the week of June 28, 2004Two days ago, purely by accident, I found out my husband was a member of an online sex and swinger service. I unintentionally opened his e-mail, thinking the computer was logged on to my name, not his. After a minute... Read More

Calming the Storm In Your Relationship

IntroductionConflict in relationships is inevitable. Put two men together with their own sets of needs, values, personality traits, and life histories/experiences and you have a fertile ground for potential differences to cause clashes. This is normal and a necessary precursor for growth in your relationship with your boyfriend or partner.... Read More

Dont Be A Doormat in Your Relationship

There comes a point in every relationship when the person you are dating will do or say something that is out of line. How you react to those situations will determine if they will gain respect for you or whether they will start to see you as a doormat and... Read More

What You Should Know About Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse?There are many forms of domestic abuse, ranging from screaming threats to pushing and shoving. Contrary to what many women think, abuse isn't just physical battering.Domestic abuse may include emotional abuse, economic abuse, sexual abuse, using children, threats, using male privilege, intimidation, isolation and a variety of... Read More

Mairi

Mairi came into my life about two years ago. She came from Arizona with a cheap trailer, four kids from three different fathers, and a seriously negative attitude. We met on a frosty October afternoon and with my Victorian upbringing, I developed a seriously negative attitude toward her. However, as... Read More

Great Relationships: How to Solve Problems and Have Fun Too

I recently came across this quote:"There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to notice and small enough to solve."When problems come in our relationships they can bring a great deal of stress into our lives.While problems do bring stress and are important... Read More

Relationship Arguments - 7 Ways to Heal Past Hurts

Q: I've read that you are never supposed to bring up the past in a relationship, especially in an argument. But, sometimes it just feels like I have to bring it up with my husband. When is it OK to bring up the past?A: Speaking in general, which is always... Read More

How to Get a Woman to Treat You the Way You Deserve

You know the scenario. You start dating a woman. After the first date, all you get is a peck on the cheek.Second date, you get a mouth kiss. Third date, you hold hands. It's a very slow process.You can't understand why it has to take so long to have sex... Read More

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8 Ways to Improve Your Long Distance Relationship

Couples in love may often find themselves having to live... Read More

Stop, Look, & Listen: The 3-Step Approach to Understanding Your Partner

IntroductionDo you feel misunderstood by your partner? Seem to keep... Read More

How To Write a Romantic Love Letter

Does the thought of writing a love letter or poem... Read More

Relationship Advice: Warning Signs of an Emotional Affair

"But we're just friends" are four of the most dangerous... Read More

Blondes Talking About Blondes!

What is it about blondes that both sexes find so... Read More

Pen Pal Romance

We have all heard the wonderfully romantic stories of pen... Read More

Managing Miscommunication - Asking The Agreement Question?

A man and woman were trying to move a couch... Read More

Can You Become A Better Friend After Taking A Friendship Quiz?

Q. Does a friendship quiz really work?A. That depends upon... Read More

American Women Really Don?t Like You

Any man who has dated Asian ladies who live in... Read More

Are Women Really Superior to Men?

While doing my search for this idea, I came across... Read More

Happily Ever After/Real Love

I was 43 years old and still looking for love.... Read More

Why He May Be Cheating On You

Why He May Be Cheating On YouThere could be all... Read More

A Man Drought In Australasia - Bugger! Age is Against Me

Men wanted desperately, it's official. The increasing surplus of high... Read More

The Path of Relationship

Each month after completing and fine tuning Letters on Life... Read More

Relationship Advice: 6 Secrets for Great Relationships

The Law of ContentYou can get into trouble in a... Read More

What Planet Is Your Relationship On?

If men are from Mars and women are from Venus,... Read More

Never Ever Show Youre Jealous

O.k., you're standing there all alone at a party and... Read More

Relationship Advice: 2 Beliefs for a Successful Relationship

Mark Twain once saidGod's great cosmic joke on the human... Read More

You are Killing US with YOUR Jealousy

Hey all, I feel that need to reach out and... Read More

8 Keys to Lasting Love

My granddaughter, Merritt Miles, was the inspiration for this CD,... Read More

Affairs: Advice for the One Who Strayed

To the spouse who had the affair, it's time for... Read More

Everything I Know About Relationship Success I Learned At The Playground

It happened again!I was enjoying an evening with my little... Read More

Energize Your Relationship By Celebrating Hoodie-Hoo Day February 20th

What is Hoodie-Hoo Day and what does it have to... Read More

Three Qualities of a Good Relationship

All relationships have some adjustment periods, but being hurt shouldn't... Read More

The Power of Authenticity

How "powerful" are you?Do you ever cover up how you... Read More

When Are You Ready to Move onto a New Relationship?

Breakups can be painful and difficult on so many difficult... Read More

Charisma, Love and Health

This is an amazing story. It's about my friend Robert.... Read More

Secrets To Get To The Heart Of Your Loved One

The other day, I was home with my sweet love... Read More

Romantic Gift Guide

It is a commonly held belief, mainly amongst men, that... Read More

Players: How to Deal with Them

Eventually, we'll all either play or be played. I'd like... Read More

Great Relationships: 7 Secrets You Must Know to Make It

1. CommitmentTrue commitment means much more than simply committing to... Read More

Are You Codependent or Independent?

Why is it that depending on others to fulfill our... Read More

How to Handle Problem People: Life Lessons from a Balky Bovine

Do you have people in your life that p? (make... Read More