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  1. Sex After a Heart Attack: Is It OK?

    You've had a heart attack, and suddenly your outlook on sex is very different. You used to relish intimacy and pleasure with your partner. But now it seems like a scary proposition. Could sex trigger another heart attack? Will your sex life ever be the same? Portland cardiologist James Beckerman, MD

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  2. It’s True: Frequent Sex is Healthy Sex

    Q: My husband says we should have sex even if we don’t feel like it because it’s "use it or lose it." Is there any truth to this? A: Although male sexuality is very different from female sexuality, it turns out that for both sexes "use it or lose it" is indeed TRUE. On average, men get three to five

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  3. After Divorce: 8 Tips for Reinventing Yourself

    It's over. You've signed the divorce papers, and the relationship you entered with so much hope is officially dissolved. Everyone's divorce story is different. Maybe you had been married for decades, maybe just a year or so. Maybe you have children, maybe you don't. Maybe the divorce was your idea a

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  4. 11 Insider Tips to Finding Love Online

    You're ready to meet someone new. But heading to the local bar doesn't appeal, and friends have no one to suggest.  So what do you do? For many who are dissatisfied with the old-fashioned way of meeting new people, online dating has become an acceptable and popular  alternative. Relationship therapi

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  5. May-December Couples: 5 Challenges, Solutions

    So-called May-December relationships, in which there's a big age gap between the partners, can be rewarding -- and also challenging. The good news is those issues can be handled, just like any other relationship issue -- regardless of age. You just have to know how. Here are five common problems tha

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  6. Turn Mediocre Sex into Great Sex

    The lights are low. A fire smolders in the fireplace. Two wineglasses sit, half empty, on the nightstand. Your clothes lie in a heap on the floor. You reach for each other. The two of you tumble to the bed, and... Blah. No explosions of passion. No breathy proclamations of desire. No tumultuous clim

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  7. The Top 20 Reasons People Have Sex

    Your partner may come up with a dozen excuses to say "Not tonight, dear, I have a ____," but how many reasons can the two of you name for wanting to have sex? One? Two? Twenty? How about 200? Some college students have cited as many as 237 different reasons for having sex. From pleasure to procreati

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  8. Eat Your Way to a Spicier Sex Life

    When your love life is lacking, you're tempted to try almost anything to reignite the spark. Well one answer may lie as close as what’s on your plate. Sari Greaves, RD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and co-author of the Cardiac Recovery Cookbook, says, "For centuries, the smell,

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  9. Does a Better Relationship Mean Better Health?

    Conventional wisdom holds that married people live longer and are healthier than singles. And research suggests that may be true. Studies show that married people, particularly men, are less likely to die early and are less likely to die from heart disease or stroke. But why? And what about people w

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  10. The Secrets of Sex Therapy

    She (we'll call her Janice, age 41) was unhappy with her husband (we'll call him Pat, 42). After several years of Pat’s inability to sustain an erection, Janice started blaming herself and lost confidence in her sexual appeal. She began to doubt the value of their marriage and decided to see a sex t

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