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  1. Can Couples Counseling Help?

    You know to see a doctor for an ache or cough that won't go away. But where can you turn if your relationship needs a shot in the arm? For some couples, professional counseling is the answer. "Studies show that, in the hands of a good counselor, marriage counseling is successful 70- 80% of the time,

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  2. Dating After Divorce: When Is the Right Time?

    If you’re divorced, or have ended a long-term relationship, well-meaning relatives and friends may encourage you to start dating again soon. But how will you know when you're ready for a new relationship? “This wildly varies from person to person,” says Judith Sills, PhD, a Philadelphia-based psycho

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  3. When Your Mom Sides With Your Ex

    Breaking up is hard to do, as the old song goes. Some of the stress can come from an unexpected source. When Lee (who asked that only her middle name be used), a mother and health care communications specialist from Williamsburg, VA, split from her husband, she nearly lost her mom in the process. Sh

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  4. 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

    Sex not only feels good. It can also be good for you. Here’s what a healthy sex life can do for you. “Sexually active people take fewer sick days,” says Yvonne K. Fulbright, PhD a sexual health expert. People who have sex have higher levels of what defends your body against germs, viruses, and other

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  5. A Woman's Guide to Reviving Sex Drive

    Know that old song, "Where Did Our Love Go?" Many women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are asking, "Where did our sex go?" Loss of desire is common among women in the years before and after menopause. Desire problems peak between ages 35 to 64. Hormones don't deserve all the blame, though. The causes of

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  6. How to Rekindle the Spark in Your Relationship

    The honeymoon may be over, but that doesn’t have to mean the end of romance. Go on, break out of your relationship rut, reconnect with your partner, and fire up the passion that brought you together in the first place. Remember those fabulous qualities you noticed in your partner when you started da

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  7. 7 Solutions That Can Save a Relationship

    It's the rare couple that doesn't run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time, though, what those relationship problems might be, you'll have a much better chance of getting past them. Even though every relationship has its ups and downs, successful couples have learned how to m

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  8. 6 Signs You're a Bad Lover

    Even good lovers can fall into bad habits sometimes. These six habits may signal that you're missing out, when you could be blissing out, during sex. Changing them can get your sex life humming again. It's key to tell your lover what you like or want sexually. But people often ignore an "elephant in

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  9. 6 Marriage Mistakes Women Make

    Attention, married women: What you don't know about marriage may spell trouble. For instance, if you don't speak up for what you want, your husband is flying blind -- and not likely to deliver. And the way you talk about your issues may be making matters worse. And then there's the bedroom. Getting

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  10. Sex in the Senior Years

    During the last two decades, several studies have left little doubt that seniors have sex well into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. But what quantitative studies don't always show is what senior sex is like -- including its pleasures and problems. Take the case of a couple I counseled recently. Both wer

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