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Survey Says? The Scoop on Sexless Marriage

Though their requirement for sex/intimacy wasn't being met, most [survey respondents] didn't want their marriages to end. Nearly 50 percent of respondents said lack of sex in the marriage was not a deal breaker. Conversely, 33 percent said they do think about leaving.
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Midlife Divorce Survey For Men!

Midlife Divorce Survey For Men! Welcome! If you've landed here -- and you're a man who divorced at age 40 or over -- I hope you'll consider taking my midlife divorce survey. It's quick, confidential and totally anonymous. I'll have no access…
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What Love Is NOT: 11 Truths I Want My Sons To Know On Valentine's Day

Love isn't always steamy sex and a dozen roses. Those things are lovely, no question, but they're not the glue that holds things together when the going gets tough. Oh, you didn't know? The going always gets tough.
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9 Truths 'Moms of Boys Only' Need To Know

I have three sons and zero daughters. When my boys were small, I would hear the question, “Are you going to keep trying for a girl?” until I thought my head would explode. Some folks seemed affronted when I would tell them I was done having kids. As if, by having only sons, I was somehow disrupting the natural order of the universe.
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It’s Not Always About You (and 4 More Revelations to Embrace for a Happier Life)

If you expect to have a perfectly loving spouse, perfectly behaved children, and perfectly perfect everything else, it’s time to reevaluate. Why? Because if this is your starting point, you’re living life on the unhappy tightrope between bliss and disaster. If you can be comfortable with the ups and downs and nuances of relationships, you’re in for a way smoother ride.
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Is It Emotional Abuse? 8 Ways To Clarify What That Really Means

An emotionally abusive relationship changes how you define yourself. For one thing, the abuse wears you down until you're a shell of who you once were. For another, admitting you're emotionally abused also means acknowledging you're a victim.…
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Why 'Let It Go' Is The Ultimate Divorce Anthem

The lyrics of “Let It Go” are empowering and positive. They speak to making tough changes and coming out whole. “Let It Go” is an anthem for anyone who’s seen struggles and survived. The lyrics resonate while seemingly bringing out the Beyoncé in all of us.
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Deciding To Divorce? 5 Harsh Realities You Need To Accept First

A dear friend of mine recently made the heartbreaking decision to put her dog down. He was nearly 14 and had terminal cancer. It was awful for their family. She said, "It was so hard because he would still go for a run with my husband every…
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Why 'Let It Go' Is The Ultimate Divorce Anthem

Haven’t seen the Disney movie, Frozen? Oh, you’re the one. But if you haven’t seen it, you’re bound to have heard it. Songs from the movie have become so recognizable they rival any of Disney’s animated predecessors. Google “Let…
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Divorce And Holidays? Why The Two Don't Mix

If you're in the throes of contemplating divorce at this time of year, you've probably already figured out that this is a difficult time to make your intentions known to family and friends. The perfect moment you've been waiting for…
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9 Truths 'Moms of Boys Only' Need To Know

I have three sons and zero daughters. When my boys were small, I would hear the question, “Are you going to keep trying for a girl?” until I thought my head would explode. Some folks seemed affronted when I would tell them I was done having…
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9 Ways To Enjoy The Holidays When Your Relationship Isn't Jolly

First, turn on the TV. Second, wait for a commercial that depicts the holiday season. (You won’t have to wait more than a nanosecond, so no worries there.) Third, observe how the people, homes and decorations in said commercials bear very…