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The Bride! The Groom! The Kids? Second-Time-Around


This is another in our series of articles about dating and mating for single moms. You can also join the single moms discussion in our MomTalk.com forums.


By Chris Grannis


You have done the groundwork, laid the foundations, and now you and your par ... Continue reading The Bride! The Groom! The Kids? Second-Time-Around

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Preserving Your Relationship Once Baby Arrives



by Tracey T. Serebin


Whether you are expecting your first child or your second, as you are gearing up for the arrival of this little bundle of joy, one area that seems to get overlooked is how this new baby will change your life once he or she arrives on the scene, and especially how a little one will affect your relationship with your partner. ... Continue reading Preserving Your Relationship Once Baby Arrives

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Keep Passion Alive: 7 Tips


by Barbara Calvi, LMFT


Marriage and Relationships -- Do You Know the 7 Secrets to Keeping Passion Alive in Your Marriage?


We know that often, most of the time, passion and sparks tend to diminish in long-term relationships. Familiarity, tedious daily tasks and daily living, and oh, yes, caring for young children 24/7 all seem to conspire aga ... Continue reading Keep Passion Alive: 7 Tips

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Keep the Home Fires Burning: Sexual Healing


Stress levels are high these days. Some of us have lost jobs, are afraid of losing jobs, or have close friends and family who have lost jobs. Everyone is worried about money to some degree. There's uncertainty and tension everywhere you look.


All this attention to worry might have left you giving little attention to other pursuits - like sex. But forgetting to give ... Continue reading Keep the Home Fires Burning: Sexual Healing

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Parents in Love: How to Model a Loving Marriage for Your Children


by Jean Tracy, MSS


Marriage and parenting require modeling listening skills. When your partner speaks, do you listen, interrupt, or walk away? What do your children see? Look inside to find out what one successful couple did.


Ed and Marilyn, married over 25 years, meet my husband, Jim, and me at a fancy restaurant every year for a h ... Continue reading Parents in Love: How to Model a Loving Marriage for Your Children

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I'm (Not) in the Mood for Love


by Deb McLeod


The kids are screaming, the soup's boiled over and the Girl Scouts are arriving in 10 minutes. Your husband sends you a suggestive email which hints that he wants to get frisky tonight.


This creates a typical dilemma for you - you think it might be fun but you just can't get in the mood after all you've done throughout the ... Continue reading I'm (Not) in the Mood for Love

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Preparing Your Marriage


By Beth Wilson


To have a baby is often a celebratory experience for couples, but it can also be a strenuous time. A new child -- be it the first, second or third -- alters the dynamics of a couple's relationship, which can lead to stress, pressure and negative patterns if not handled properly.


"It's a tremendous change," says Gayle Pe ... Continue reading Preparing Your Marriage

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Marriage Alert! Can Your Relationship Survive the Financial Crisis?


by Richard Nicastro


When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl


You don't need me to tell you about the dire state of the American economy and the reverberations being felt around the world. While you're probably well aware of how this is directly impacting your bank a ... Continue reading Marriage Alert! Can Your Relationship Survive the Financial Crisis?

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Date Your Mate: Ten Ideas That Work for New Moms


by Arlene Pellicane


Although the advice here is aimed at new mothers, it works for moms of all ages and stages!


When baby makes three, someone is often left out. Can you guess who? Where does the new father, former star of his home, fit into this new world of round the clock feedings, diapers, and laundry?

Mo ... Continue reading Date Your Mate: Ten Ideas That Work for New Moms

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10 Simple Tips To Keep The Flame Alive In Your Marriage


by Angela Tay


This is for all husbands and wives!


1) Spend some time to have quality conversations with each other everyday.


2) Every week, take some time off to go out on a date just like your courting days. You can go for a movie, take a walk at the beach or dine at your favorite food haunts.


3) Su ... Continue reading 10 Simple Tips To Keep The Flame Alive In Your Marriage

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Sex During Pregnancy


If you're pregnant or even planning a pregnancy, you've probably found an abundance of information about sex before pregnancy (that is, having sex in order to conceive) and sex after childbirth (general consensus: expect a less active sex life when there's a newborn in the house).


But there's less talk about the topic of sex during pregnancy, perhaps because of o ... Continue reading Sex During Pregnancy

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Love Potions: How Essential Oils Can Improve Your Love Life


Whether you're in a brand new relationship or a marriage that has lasted for decades, you can use aromatherapy to enhance the romance. A selection of fragrant essential oils can help create a passionate connection between you and your partner.


How do the aromas of essential oils impact romance? The olfactory lobe - the part of the brain that processes sce ... Continue reading Love Potions: How Essential Oils Can Improve Your Love Life

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10 Things Sex Over 60 Can Teach You About Sex Under 40


By Susan Dunn


Got your attention? Everyone's favorite subject.


I'll begin by stating again a myth that dies hard: That people over 60 [substitute your own age] aren't having sex. Part of this is that we just don't want to think of our parents as actually having sex, no matter how old they are, no matter how old we are.


Guess what? Y ... Continue reading 10 Things Sex Over 60 Can Teach You About Sex Under 40

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Indulge in an Overnight Delight

By Telly Scotchmeyer


So you really need a getaway but you can't afford a vacation? Terrible week at work, but the kids have a birthday party on Sunday, and you can't take the whole weekend off? Consider a local escape -- one night at a nice hotel in town can be a great way to rejuvenate without excessive time or expense.


Find a place in town that fits you ... Continue reading Indulge in an Overnight Delight

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Top 10 Romantic Anniversary Ideas

By Nicole Nicholas


It can be hard to think up new romantic anniversary ideas. But believe me, it's worth making the change from the usual "dinner and a movie" routine. An anniversary is the best opportunity of the year to show your partner how much they mean to you.

Here are some great romantic anniversary ideas to keep you from getting stuck in a romance r ... Continue reading Top 10 Romantic Anniversary Ideas

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Revolutionize Your Relationship


By Julia Tolliver Maranan


Even the most loving partner does annoying things (yes, you do them too!). Ignore them -- or handle them incorrectly -- and the tension can wreak havoc on an otherwise harmonious relationship. Barry McCarthy, PhD, psychology professor at American University and author of Getting It Right the First Time: Creating a Healthy Marriage (Brunn ... Continue reading Revolutionize Your Relationship

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Nine Relationship Check-Up Tips


By Linda Young, Ph.D.


We see our primary care physician regularly for a physical check-up. We take our car in for regular check-ups. But have you ever thought that we may also occasionally need a relationship check-up? Do you ever wonder why some relationships go the distance while others fall apart very quickly? One answer may lie in how couples treat each other ... Continue reading Nine Relationship Check-Up Tips

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Silly Love Songs


By Hal Runkel, LMFT


Despite my love for Paul McCartney's post-Beatles work with Wings, I have to agree with John Lennon on this one: the world is full of silly love songs. Romantic love is the most overplayed sentiment in music, especially when it tries way too hard to be sentimental. In fact, that's my definition of the popular slang word "cheesy." My kids hear ... Continue reading Silly Love Songs

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15 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life


By Jessica Brown

The moment finally feels right: You finally got the kids to bed, you've slipped into something sexy that's not stained with finger-paint, and then...zzz. You are conked out. For you and your partner, the lure of the sleep wins out over sex yet again. Time and energy may not be things any young mom has in abundance, but fortunately, you don't need eith ... Continue reading 15 Ways to Spice Up Your Love Life

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How to Show You Care

By R.J. Jackson

If you're like most people today, a typical day consists of juggling more responsibilities than any one person can be expected to manage. You are pulled in so many directions that you end up having precious little time to spend with the people you cherish the most in your life -- your family and friends.

Well, believe it or not, there really are ways t ... Continue reading How to Show You Care

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