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Sex and Food: How They Work Together

Excerpted from Is It Love or Is It Sex; Why Relationships Don't Work By Carla Wills-Brandon Sex and food. Both are necessary for the continuation of our species. Both are very powerful and have the capacity to change the way we feel about our lives and the world around us. If used in an addictive manner, food and sex can distort our reality just as effectively as alcohol and other drugs, and the consequences of addiction to food and sex can be just as devastating as alc

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Beyond the Confines of the Familiar

Excerpted from Consequential Strangers: Turning Everyday Encounters Into Life-Changing Moments By Melinda Blau, Karen L. Fingerman, Ph.D. On a shopping excursion with her husband, Sue Ellen Cooper bought herself a bright red vintage fedora just for the fun of it. A few months later, Cooper, a mural painter and freelance illustrator from Fullerton, California, started a birthday tradition: She gave a red hat to each friend who turned fifty (or older). Cooper also include

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The Smart Girl's Guide to Living in Sin Without Getting Burned

Excerpted from Shacking Up: The Smart Girl's Guide to Living in Sin Without Getting Burned By Stacy Whitman, Wynne Whitman Moving In Too Fast Let's begin with the fact that some people shack up without giving it a whole lot of thought. Not you, of course. We're talking about all those other twenty- and thirtysomethings who jump into their live-in relationships within a few months or even weeks of dating. What the heck are they thinking? In many

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How Women Learn to Love Women-Haters

Excerpted from Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them: When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why By Susan Forward, Ph.D., Joan Torres What Makes Families So Important When we are children our families lake care of our basic survival needs; they are also our first and most important sources of information about the world. It is from them that we learn how to think and feel about ourselves and what to expect from others. Our emotional found

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Guys Prefer Non-Drinking Ladies

By Margarita Nahapetyan Very often young ladies in college may be drinking in excess to impress or charm the counterparts of the opposite sex. However, the new study suggests that college guys actually are not quite impressed when women become their drinking buddies. The new study discovered that despite of the fact that traditionally, men tend to consume alcohol more than women, an overwhelming majority of women overestimated the amo

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The New Happily Ever After

Excerpted from Cinematherapy for Lovers: The Girl's Guide to Finding True Love One Movie at a Time By Nancy Peske, Beverly West Since movies were invented they have been as much a part of our collective dating and mating game as candy, flowers, Frank Sinatra ballads, and big church weddings. In fact, movies may well be one of the most effective tools for achieving and maintaining romance ever created. When love is new and we're feeling shy and a

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A New Model of Love

Excerpted from How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women By Terrence Real The first phase of relational recovery, bringing the couple back into connection, requires the partners, as individuals, to move beyond gender roles that were imposed upon them, with or without their consent, as children. Relational recovery supports women in reclaiming their full authority and men in reclaiming connectedness. Once the partners can speak and list

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