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Do cellphones enhance or detract from relationships?

Do cellphones enhance or detract from relationships?

A recent headline news captivated listeners’ attention: “Tech lovers choose cellphones over sex.” Is this a measure of how far our addiction to staying connected has reached? Is technology changing not only our ease of communicating [...]

Can you love two people at the same time?

Can you love two people at the same time?

Some individuals in committed relationships who become intrigued by another person ask whether it is possible to love two people at the same time. This question merits closer analysis of the nature of love. There are [...]

How can you trust your partner again?

How can you trust your partner again?

Trust is one of the three main ingredients necessary for creating and sustaining a solid love relationship. It is accompanied by respect and attraction. The absence of trust between mates shakes the foundation of a solid [...]

Being attentive to your partner is easy and beneficial

Being attentive to your partner is easy and beneficial

Receiving attention validates our worth and bolsters our esteem. From birth on, all humans need some appreciative contact from another to survive and thrive. Those who do not receive sufficient attention in their relationships often wilt, [...]

Why is the toilet seat position a relationship issue?

Why is the toilet seat position a relationship issue?

Of all the areas of conflict couples may experience, why would the toilet seat position command so much annoyance and warrant the time and emotions pairs spend on it? One may think that it may be [...]

Monitor the state of your union

Monitor the state of your union

Most people are very aware of their standing in regard to their jobs. They are also vigilant about the state of their finances, particularly during hard economic times. They pay close attention to their children’s health, [...]

Maintaining a connection with a former lover

Maintaining a connection with a former lover

This column was initiated by a reader who is perplexed by the conflicts in his current relationship in regard to his former partner’s role in his life. Others have also questioned what is the appropriate, kind [...]

How to recharge your overworked and under-appreciated partner

How to recharge your overworked and under-appreciated partner

Today’s couples are extremely stressed by job requirements, family and life tasks. The intense energy required to accomplish all these functions well is exhausting and sometimes discouraging. It is hard to keep the emotional, loving and [...]