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How to Manage Anxiety When Dating Someone New

How to Manage Anxiety When Dating Someone New

Dating someone new can be exhilarating as well as intimidating — often at the same time. This challenging blend gets escalated if anxiety is present. It may sometimes be called “dating anxiety,” but that’s not an official diagnosis. More likely, the person feeling...

The Effects of Online Infidelity

The Effects of Online Infidelity

It’s convenient — and dangerous — to view online intimacy as nothing serious. You can never see someone’s face or hear their voice but still be cheating. There is no useful reason to rank it below a physical affair. In fact, you could convincingly argue that more...

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling With Depression

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling With Depression

One of the most helpless feelings in the world can involve witnessing your partner struggle with depression. For starters, you may vacillate between guilt (Did I cause this? Why can’t I do more to help?) and frustration (Why won’t they let me be more help?). It’s a...

Rekindling the Flame: How to Fix a Sexless Marriage

Rekindling the Flame: How to Fix a Sexless Marriage

What if we have different sex drives? How often should we have sex? What if we’re not having any sex at all lately? Even though things started with non-stop lust, any couple can wind up in a rut. A major part of their connection has been cut off. You may feel more...

How to Set Realistic Expectations in Your Relationship

How to Set Realistic Expectations in Your Relationship

There are many ways that pop culture fails us. When it comes to relationships, the damage is widespread. The couples we see in movies, on TV, and featured in books have a strong tendency to create unrealistic expectations. Now, let’s be clear; everyone should work to...

How to Give Yourself Permission to Be Intimate

How to Give Yourself Permission to Be Intimate

Sex and intimacy can be connected, but they are not the same. Generally speaking, sex pertains to a physical act. Intimacy is all about emotions — lots and lots of emotions. In our culture, sex has never been more on display. Hook-up culture gives everyone permission...

4 Communication Tips for Couples

4 Communication Tips for Couples

There is no singular secret ingredient for healthy relationships. But… healthy communication comes close. When you and your partner communicate directly, often, and with respect, it can prevent certain problems from occurring. In other cases, it can make dealing with...