Sex & Romance

Fighting, Forgiving, and Forgetting

Most couples fight. And no, it is not healthy for a relationship to fight (nor is it healthy to ignore problems in your marriage). I need to define ‘fight.’ Fighting is not the same as arguing your point or disagreeing on a matter. You can argue or disagree without losing your temper or fighting. It becomes a fight when either tempers f...Read More

Are You Too Attached?

So you love your partner to an alarmingly amorous degree and wonder if your smothering may be putting a damper on the whole healthy relationship quotient. You should start by asking yourself whether you consider your behavior to be beneficial to your partnership. Be brave: Ask your partner if they need a little space and don’t take offense if...Read More

How To Enjoy Sexuality Despite Chronic Pain

A healthy and fulfilling sexual relationship with someone you love can be one of life’s greatest joys and most rewarding pleasures, but chronic pain from an illness or injury can undermine intimacy, steal your joy, and make sexual pleasure a distant memory. It doesn’t have to be that way. Your sexuality is a natural expression of both p...Read More

A Good Marriage Protects Widowed From Depression

A study from the University of Michigan reveals widowed men and women who enjoyed good marriages are less likely than those whose marriages were bad to be depressed four years after their spouse’s death. "A good marriage seems to have a protective impact on surviving spouses while a bad marriage just keeps on making the widowed feel...Read More


Grandparenting comes naturally to me because my parents were excellent role models. Just like my two granddaughters who are being raised next door to me and my husband, my children were raised next door to my parents. I know that oftentimes my children felt as though they had two sets of parents. And that’s a good thing. My parents went to my...Read More

Hearts, flowers, and apps – oh my!

It’s not too late to do something special for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. If you’re too busy, too confused or simply forgot the big day, there’s a procrastinator’s paradise of tech tools at your fingertips. Heartfelt and homemade If I tried to whip up something crafty overnight, it would look more like someth...Read More

How do I love thee? Let me count the roses

Giving or receiving roses on Valentine’s Day, for a lot of us, is the definitive gesture of love and affection. But the number of roses exchanged on Feb. 14 can be as important symbolically as the original sentiment, giving an indicator as to where the relationship is headed. Here, according to loveletter,, tressugar. co...Read More

Want to be closer? Go away together

This Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider taking your significant other on a trip rather than buying flowers. A new survey out today by the U.S. Travel Association has found that couples who travel together have better relationships — and better sex — than those who don’t. Nearly two-thirds of couples surveyed say a wee...Read More

Doctor Lynn: Valentine’s Day

February is the month of love. It can bring such pressure and make some people feel like they are alone and without a valentine. According to legend Valentinus a priest was imprisoned for marrying and protecting Christians. In jail he healed the jailer’s daughter and upon his execution he sent her a note signed from your Valentine. So perhap...Read More

Playing Cupid Doesn’t Mean You Have To Break the Bank

With Valentine’s Day soon approaching, it’s time to start planning what you want to buy your loved ones. Whether it’s chocolates, flowers or something else special, a big expression of love doesn’t have to come with a big price tag. In 2012, the average person celebrating Valentine’s Day shelled out $126.03, up 8.5 per...Read More

Relationships can shift in this digital age

In less than a decade, social networking has transformed how we stay in touch with friends, shop, network and gather our news. Many of the almost 1 billion users of Facebook — and the millions who use Twitter, LinkedIn or blogs — cannot imagine communicating without these tools. The publisher Harlequin’s 2012 Romance Report shows ...Read More

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