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Vacation Needy?

Question from a reader: Been married 35 years. For the past 10 years my husband has slowly been cutting me out of his life. He has his own friends, his own activities. Our last vacation together was 5 years ago. I want a nice vacation. It started with wanting a really nice vacation for our […]

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Ambiguity is a silent relationship-killer

Ask me anything, if you do not understand me. I’ll try my best to be clear and honest with you. Why is it so hard for you to return the favor so that I can get clarity about what’s going on between us? Do not give me hints. Do not force me to decode the […]

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Can Music Personality Predict Compatibility?

If you haven’t noticed, you get along better with people who like music the same amount as you. In my world, Music Personality defines how much you like music – not what you listen to. Take the quiz and learn your Music Personality (at A Sound Match). Four groups exist. Are you a Diamond in […]

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When to Pull the Plug?

The Realtionship Issue:  How long do you stay in a new relationship before pulling the plug? Almost worse than being in a bad relationship is being in an okay relationship that’s enjoyable-enough but deep down you know this person is not the love of your life.   How long do you give it before admitting that […]

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My 5 Relationship Showstoppers

My boyfriend and I broke up a few weeks ago. The relationship was ten months old and I was in love. Although it felt like torture, I could not ignore that abrupt and sad moment when I realized the likelihood was slim that our relationship could survive. How did I know the time had come? […]

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“Huong Phat” or Why No Relationship Should Go Unsupervised

Mitch was a mess. His girlfriend of two years broke up with him a few days after he proposed to her. He was clueless that his proposal didn’t have a fighting chance. Why did he think proposing marriage was timely while she had one foot out the door? By the time he asked her, she […]

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We had plans. Why didn’t he call?

I recently received an urgent call from a friend. She wanted to reserve a time I’d be available so that we could over-analyze the behavior of a new guy she’s dating. He’s an instructor at her gym. For months, I’ve been hearing about her crush on him. She’s been “working it” with a casual flirtation […]

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