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3 Ways jealousy can actually be a good thing for your relationship

Jealousy is called the green-eyed monster. And that’s really accurate because in general, jealousy can be a total monster to a relationship and ruin a fantastic couple. But, there are some upsides to jealousy. And I’m definitely not talking about him being jealous showing that he cares. That’s totally bullshit. If he’s jealous, that only points to about his insecurity. Not his emotions for you. I’m talking about you being jealous and how, contrary to what it may seem, that could actually be a good thing for your relationship. Here’s how. Read more

How being unsure about your relationship’s future actually reveals everything you need to know

I recently heard one of my friends tell her daughter that if she’s unsure about her boyfriend being the one, it means that he’s definitely not the one. Her logic was when you know, you know! And if you’re unsure, you don’t know…therefore he’s not it. I have to say that I disagree with this logic in a major way. I believe in psychics and people who can see into the future, but I’m sure not one of them. And I bet you aren’t either. So, you being unsure about your relationship doesn’t really predict anything about your future relationship status. But, I do think being unsure can tell you a lot about your current relationship. If you’re unsure about dating your boo, here’s what I think you should know about your relationship. Read more

Should his past determine your relationship’s future?

As you probably know, I’m way into the Bachelorette! I’m convinced Rachel is going to be the best Bachelorette of all time. I love her confidence, drive and suffer-no-fools attitude. Plus, I really like her age. She’s the oldest Bachelorette the series has ever had on and I’m so supportive of that. 31 is a fantastic age to meet the person you’re going to spend your life with. Much better than 24, in my opinion. And her race is a welcome change because #BacheloretteSoWhite. In the latest episode, one of Rachel’s suitors, DeMario, had an ex-girlfriend (or ex-friends-with-benefits…kinda unclear) come onto the show and reveal that he never truly ended things with her. Read more

3 Very real reasons your husband won’t touch you any more

I’m somewhat of a repository for relationship complaints and secrets of all kinds. Even couples I don’t work with professionally feel like they can spill their secrets to me. It’s just a hazard of the job, I guess. One of the biggest “secrets” I hear from longtime married women is that their husbands don’t touch them any more. It’s really common. I hear from friends who haven’t had sex with their husband in months, some even years. And several women have told me that even if their husbands want to have sex, they don’t want to cuddle or hold hands any more. Obviously, this is a painful realization to have about your relationship, but there are explanations for it. Read more

What to do if you’re ready for the next step, but he isn’t

At first, relationship milestones come fast and furious. First date. First kiss. First sex. First fight. First make up. First make up sex. And on and on. But, after a while, the firsts stop flying by. You two get comfortable and in a groove and are coasting along dating each other. And while that’s fine and dandy, there are much bigger relationship firsts, ranging from saying “I love you” to getting married, that need to happen to take you guys to the next level. Read more

3 Ways to change the dynamic when your husband acts like one of the kids

It’s an old adage that a man will eventually treat his wife the same way he treats his mother. So, according to that wisdom, you should look for a man who treats his mom well. I’m not saying that I 100% ascribe to that theory, but a man who’s respectful of his mother is always a good thing. A man who treats you like his mother is way less of a good thing. And even if it’s not like his mom, treating you like a mom is no bueno too. But, it can happen…especially in families where there are kids and you’re running the show. Here’s how to change that dynamic. Read more
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