Commonsense Approach to Domestic Violence

Domestic violence the catch phrase for the past ten years. People use the words as if they represent an incurable disease rather than what it really is, deplorable human behaviors. It doesn't matter how many times Oprah, Sally, or Montel talk about domestic violence it is still happening to many of their audience members and viewers, why?

In this society we have a bad habit of excusing women of being responsible for themselves, thus leaving them as victims to the madness of their abusers. It's imperative women understand their bodies and minds are to be treated with respect and honor, and it is within their power to enforce treatment befitting a human being.

Enforce? Yes, if they're in an environment that is unhappy due to beatings and cruel criticisms it's their duty to move to safer ground, a place where negative words and actions are not levied against them. Women need to know, if a man or woman loves them enough to fill a mustard seed they would never give them a black eye,bruise ribs, shoot or cut them, nor would they ever open their mouths to utter degrading terms directed at them. Love should never humiliate or beat you silly.

For the past decade talk shows have filled the airways with sad stories of living with violently insane persons but they left out a significant part, the part of the woman. Men and women both sit on talk shows claiming they can't control their behavior, they blame their parents and babysitters for abusing them, they blame the parish priest for molesting them, they blame society for not removing them from an abusive household as children, they blame the gun manufacturer, they blame their loved ones for upsetting them and the list goes on. When will the blaming to justify their abuse stop?

It'll stop when women (and men) stop making excuses for why their "love ones" hit, kick, bite, and degrade them. It'll stop when women walk away the first time a man (or woman) assault them, instead of, enduring twenty years pretending he or she's going to magically change.

Recently I saw a talk show discussing domestic violence and I was deeply sadden by the guest speaker's summation of domestic violence. There was a theme emerging, the only person to blame is the perpetrator, after all they're mentally ill. Not once did she point out how victims aren't victims until they surrender their power, which gave the impression she was saying the victims aren't responsibility for themselves.

I'm not saying they (as in the victim) can control anyone but themselves, no I'm saying there's always something the "victim" can do to legitimately protect themselves from further harm. Are these options perfect? The answer is no, but, at least the "victim" would be attempting to do something rather than throwing their hands in the air and accepting the harsh treatment as facts of life.

After watching the show I soon discovered other women who were also put off by the so-called abuse expert's explanations and comments. Like me they were left with a sour taste in their mouth on how women are encouraged to remain passive and not pro-active to the first signs of abuse. There's power in saying and meaning, no I will not permit you to hit me ever, but somehow it seems these experts are trying to preserve victimhood.

Three women confided in me their reasons for being disappointed with the show's guest.

"I lived with abuse for fifteen years. Every weekend I wore a black eye. One day I woke up and thought to myself, I don't hit him so why should I let him hit me. That's when the light came on, I should be treated the way I treat him. I took responsibility for my allowing this man to hit me. I decided he wouldn't hit me anymore and got out. Who cares how mentally ill he is, I have to be sane for me and see where my power lies." VPalmer

"Expert huh? Women will always be victimized if they never see by not reacting with action, as in getting out, when abuse first starts they're enabling the abuser. Why is it so hard to just say that instead of all that beating around the bush." anonymous

"I'm disgusted. Women can count on future generations being abused because there's no encouragement for them to feel strong and in charge of themselves." Lee

It's time we, as human beings, take responsibility for our futures the way God intended and stop handing over our power to decide our own fates to uncaring and abusive people. REMEMBER this, someone giving you a black eye is not a sign they love you, it's a sign they have issues that has nothing to do with you and it's time for you to get away from them.

About The Author

Regena English, the editor of The Leather Spinsters Newsletter and Leather Spinsters on the Web Ezine publications for happily unmarried careerwomen. She is also the author of a controversial ebook entitled Leather Spinsters and Their Degrees of Asexuality. http://www.leatherspinsters.com

In The News:

Parental loss and its impact on relationships  Mumbai MirrorA 33-year-old male client who I have been working with in therapy for over a year tells me: “I haven't been fully honest with you.
Money & relationships: What should you do if your spouse spends impulsively?  Economic TimesBuying on an impulse not only disrupts the budget but also impacts financial goals. ET Wealth tells you how to deal with the issue without hurting your marriage.
Person to Person: Why all relationships must change and grow  Chicago TribuneDo you miss some of your old friends who've not called you in ages? Or, are you feeling uncomfortable with some family members whose lifestyles differ from ...
Are Your Emotional Hot Buttons Affecting Your Relationships?  Psychology TodayWhen someone hits your emotional hot buttons, you over-react and potentially alienate that relationship. A new study suggests how to identify, and control, those ...
What Does It Mean to Be ‘Ready’ for a Relationship?  The AtlanticSix months after her divorce, Jo Carter, a project manager at a university in Madison, Wisconsin, thought she was ready to date. She had married her ...
5 Signs Trust Issues Are Affecting Your Relationship  BridesYour previous relationship might be over, but sometimes the trust issues can run deeper and can keep rearing their ugly heads in your relationship.
The New Long-Distance Relationship  The AtlanticThe same technological and economic developments that are pulling couples apart are also making geographic separation less stressful and more enjoyable.
‘I love my partner more since his affair’ – Guardian readers on being betrayed  The Guardian'I love my partner more since his affair' – Guardian readers on being betrayed.
Skins: Best & Worst Relationships, Ranked | ScreenRant  Screen RantSome of the most compelling stories from the U.K.'s Skins came from the romantic relationships between characters, and these are the best (and worst)!
Is This Dynamic Ruining Your Romantic Relationship?  Psychology TodayLearn to recognize the little-known process that often drives repetitive fights and misunderstandings.
What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships  The Conversation - USAccording to a new study, those who have a tendency to sabotage their relationships may find solace in the fictional worlds of TV and movies.
Is social media a blessing or burden for modern relationships?: Ask Ellie  Toronto StarOne of the main inhibitors of online dating is its reliance on “looks over substance,” writes Ellie.
Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith Talks Love and Relationships with Former Monk Jay Shetty  PEOPLE.comJada Pinkett Smith is dissecting love and relationships. In a PEOPLE exclusive clip of Monday's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk, Pinkett Smith, 47, sits ...
Dr Crystal Benjamin: Putting relationships back on track  Trinidad NewsAs a teenager, Dr Crystal Benjamin was intrigued by love and relationships. She made a point of watching reality television shows and paid keen attention to ...
Renée Zellweger husband: The FIVE shocking relationships you never knew she had  Express.co.ukRenée Zellweger became one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the mid-1990s thanks to her work in Jerry Maguire and since that point she has been linked to a ...
Mindful abstinence can enhance relationships - Putting Dr G On The Spot  The Star OnlineDr G says temporarily refraining from sex can lead to eager anticipation.
Invest in Your Relationships. The Payoff Is Immense.  The New York TimesWelcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to ...
Networking is pointless — unless you follow this important rule, relationship expert says  CNBCTo be an effective networker, it's important to view relationships as "capital," says Zvi Band, relationship strategist and author of "Success Is in Your Sphere."
Neglecting your partner can help your relationship: Study  ANI NewsWashington D.C. [USA], May 26 (ANI): This may come as a surprise but avoiding your spouse can benefit your relationship.
People in polyamorous relationships diversify their need fulfillment across multiple partners  PsyPostNew research provides insight into why some people choose to have multiple romantic relationships at the same time. The findings suggest that this ...
Should You End A Relationship That Seems Happy? 7 Women Share Why They Did  Elite DailyFairytales and rom-coms lead us to believe that love is enough to sustain a relationship — and to live happily ever after, of course. But the reality is, it takes a ...
I've counseled more than 500 couples—and this is the No. 1 money mistake that ruins relationships  CNBCThe single biggest mistake couples make in their relationships is imposing a "right and wrong" framework on financial disagreements. Here's how to solve the ...
Do People Use YouTubers to Replace Real Relationships?  Psychology TodayNew research clarifies drivers of YouTube overuse.
What Is The Karpman Drama Triangle & How It Causes Unhealthy Relationships | Author, Coach Christy Whitman  YourTangoUnhealthy relationships are fueled by the Karpman Drama Triangle and once you are aware of its 3 components, you can learn to avoid it altogether.
How relationships on Vanderpump Rules are artificially authentic  Toronto StarThese ding-dongs are friends. Like, actual friends, writes Kate Carraway.
Share your stories of rebuilding past relationships | Life and style  The GuardianWe want to hear your stories of reconnecting with childhood friends, old flames or relatives after many years apart. Guardian readers. Fri 10 May 2019 06.35 ...
A 'marriage of convenience' and the mum of his kids: Inside Louis Theroux's relationships.  MamamiaLouis Theroux has made a career of delving into the lives of others. In his unflinching documentary films, which tackle intimate and taboo subjects, he works hard ...
4 Personality Traits Women Need While Dating To Attract Their True Soulmate | Esther Bilbao  YourTangoIt can get frustrating when you're looking for "the one" but keep ending up with failed relationships. Here are 4 things you must do in order to attract your ...
"What If I Don't Love My Husband?" When OCD Takes Over Your Relationship  Refinery29It was 2017 when Hannah*, 33, had her first obsessive thoughts about her husband and their relationship of over 15 years. "Within days, I had a complete ...
Let's face it, we all judge each other's relationships  The GuardianAt the core is something universal, and very human: the desire to get a handle on how we're doing.
What's your relationship type?  FeminaRelationships come with creases that need to be constantly ironed out. Besides, work life, day-to-day stress, hectic commutes, etc. all take a toll. If you knew ...
Referral Relationships Are as Important—and Scrutinized—as Ever | The American Lawyer  Law.comLaw firms are going beyond the schmooze to study what comes of referral relationships and act accordingly.
If Your Relationship Is Suffocating, You'll Notice These 7 Signs  Elite DailyRomantic relationships can be difficult at times. Occasionally, your relationships might require some mediation, a little bit of trial and error, and a lot of ...
Relationship Building: How to Earn Trust & High-Quality Links  Search Engine JournalBuilding trust with your audience is an essential component of any *content* marketing strategy. When you build trust, you build authority simultaneously. And ...
Relationships matter to Merrill Lynch's Denise DePriest  Kingsport Times NewsDenise DePriest has worn a lot of hats in her lifetime. A wife and mother, a minister's wife, and a passionate supporter of Mountain Mission School of Grundy, ...
The relationship advice that'll transform your love life, as per your zodiac sign  Times of IndiaAries make passionate and dedicated partners but they tend to be a little impatient at times. To make their love life smoother, people belonging to this zodiac ...
Intentional factors that make relationships work  Daily NationWe are social creatures who thrive in relationships. Statistics put the displacement caused by wars and conflict in the world at approximately 40 million. Failure to ...
Stranger Things: The 5 Best & 5 Worst Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantStrangers Things is a total hit on Netflix, and here are some of the best (and some of the worst) relationships ever portrayed on the show.
Twilight: The 5 Best Relationships (& The 5 Worst) | ScreenRant  Screen RantTwilight is a controversial series, to say the least. Some of the relationships were truly awful — but, there were also some good ones in there!
Common Talks Family and Relationships, Reveals He Was Abused in New Memoir  Rolling StoneYour browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.
How using marijuana could benefit your relationship  New York Post New research reveals that cannabis use between couples increases might benefit their relationship, in the bedroom and beyond. What they call "intimacy ...
Bloomsburg Professor Fired for Having Sexual Relationships With Two Students Must Be Reinstated, Court Rules  NewsweekA Pennsylvania court ruled Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Professor John Barrett must be reinstated after he was fired for having sexual relationships ...
5 Lessons About Love I Wouldn't Know Without My Long-Distance Relationship  mindbodygreen.comThere are some lessons about love that only long-distance relationships can teach—even though they're lessons that every couple needs.
Kenyan court upholds laws criminalizing same-sex relationships  The Globe and MailKenya's High Court has refused to strike down colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexual acts, setting itself in opposition to a growing global trend by courts ...
One In Three People Do These 7 Surprising Things In Their Relationships  BustleIt's easy to look at other people's relationships and feel like yours is lacking in many ways. But the reality is, you can never truly know what's going on in a ...
Relationship Advice For Effective Communication Skills To Quickly Resolve An Argument With Your Partner  YourTangoIf you and your partner don't want to waste any more time over arguments, here are some efficient ways to resolve any argument in only 20 minutes.
Online relationships: to all the internet friends I’ve loved before  The VergeA few years ago, I went to St. Louis for the first time to meet my friend Andrew who, until then, I'd only known through a group chat. I was there for his wedding, ...
Tarentum man spent decades building relationships with man's best friend  TribLIVEEditor's note: This is part of an occasional series that features Alle-Kiski Valley residents and the notable things they do. Most of Fawn Township native Bruce ...
I felt it’s impossible, but she said we can make it work: Dutee Chand opens up on her relationship  Scroll.inThe Indian sprinter became first high-profile Indian sportsperson to go public about being in a same-sex relationship.
South Brunswick Police Department Building Community Relationships Over A Cup Of Joe  TAPinto.netSOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Coffee with a Cop is a nation-wide initiative that began in California in 2011. Police officers in Hawthorne were looking for a way to ...
Cassper Nyovest on relationships: If you cherish it, keep it private  TimesLIVEContrary to what other celebs are doing when they flaunt their love all over social media, Cassper Nyovest believes that relationships flourish when they are kept ...
#TherapistDiaries: How toxic masculinity impacts fatherhood and other relationships  The Express TribuneNegative masculinity inhibits men from seeking mental health treatment. PHOTO: PINTEREST. Who is the strongest man in your life? Did your response ...
Relationship Rehab: ‘I can’t choose between two perfect women’  NEWS.com.auWelcome to Relationship Rehab, news.com.au's weekly column solving all your romantic problems, no holds barred. This week, our resident sexologist Isiah ...
Sulphur Police arrest 5 accused of having inappropriate relationships with juvenile  KPLCThe Sulphur Police Department has arrested 5 men for allegedly having inappropriate relationships with the same 14-year-old juvenile.
LIVING WITH CHILDREN: Parent-child relationships turn upside-down  GoDanRiver.comLearn more about family psychologist Rosemond at johnrosemond.com and parentguru.com.
8 signs your marriage will go the distance, according to this relationship expert  Independent.ieThe latest incarnation of Married at First Sight, the show that carefully matches complete strangers and fast-tracks them into marriage, saw two couples facing the ...
How Venus In Taurus 2019 Will Affect Your Relationships, According To Your Zodiac Sign  Elite DailyYou know that feeling of butterflies in your stomach? In astrology, Venus is the planet who's responsible for that feeling. After all, Venus is the goddess of ...
Bones: The 5 Best (And 5 Worst) Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantOver the course of its 12-season run, Fox's Bones explored many romantic relationships. We look at the best and worst couples.
Dutee Chand in same-sex relationship, says SC gave belief they aren't wrong  Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: India's 100m record-holder and winner of two Asian Games silver medals, Dutee Chand on Sunday revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship ...
Kendall Jenner Explains Why She Keeps Relationship With Ben Simmons Private  TeenVogue.comIn a new interview with Vogue Australia, Kendall Jenner opened up about her romantic life, explaining why she keeps her relationship with Ben Simmons ...
JWoww's New Boyfriend Zack Has Met Her Kids  E! NEWSJenni "JWoww" Farley and Zack Clayton Carpinello have been going strong for more than a month and while they did make their red carpet debut as a couple in ...
Netflix India, Hotstar had a banter about relationship online and it was hilarious!  The Indian ExpressLike any relationship, cheating too did not go down well. Both Netflix and Hotstar were a little jealous and fired shots at each other, well at least with some witty ...
Headteacher sent death threats for teaching children about same-sex relationships  Metro.co.ukA headteacher has revealed he once received death threats from parents because his school began teaching children about same-sex relationships.
Why Everyone Needs To Stop Calling Their S.O. 'This One'  Refinery29It won't have escaped your notice that social media users like to refer to their significant other as "this one". Why do we do it? And what does it mean?
‘Fast sex, slow love’: How Irish relationships have changed  The Irish TimesThe architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and they're ...
The effects of the silent treatment in families and relationships  ABC LocalNot restricted to romantic relationships, ABC Life audience members share how the silent treatment can breakdown relationships between siblings, parents, ...
Rose Tattoo guitarist helps kids explore issues in Love Bites sex and relationships education program  ABC NewsA stalwart of rock band Rose Tattoo retrains for a role that will help him give back to the community.
What Game of Thrones can teach us about healthy romantic relationships  The SpinoffOver its eight seasons, Game of Thrones demonstrated some of the most screwed up inter-personal relationships ever shown on screen. But there were some ...
Stephen Fry backs calls to review relationships and sex education  The GuardianStephen Fry has backed calls urging the government to review its new compulsory programme of relationships and sex education (RSE), due to be rolled out to ...
Charly Bliss' 'Young Enough' Review: Bad Relationships And Sonic Bliss  NPRYoung Enough, the latest album from Charly Bliss, was born out of growing pains and toxic relationships.
The 2 Most Important Factors In Building A Successful Mentor/Mentee Relationship  ForbesWhat are the two most important factors in building a successful mentor and mentee relationship today? Here's what three successful executives had to say.
Dead to Me: The Subtle Way Judy and Steve’s Dialogue Calls Attention to Abusive Relationships  POPSUGARUnless you've been taking a social media break for the past month, you've likely picked up on the buzz surrounding Netflix's latest popular hit, Dead to Me.
15 Weirdest Romantic Superhero Relationships  WhatCultureJoni loves Chachi, Betty loves Archie, and the Joker loves Batman.
Can "the Pill" Improve Relationship Satisfaction?  Scientific AmericanScientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the ...
Exclusive: DHS to start DNA testing to establish family relationships on the border  CNNWashington (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security will start a DNA testing pilot program next week to help identify and prosecute individuals posing as ...
Dear Mary: I can't get over she lied about her sexual past  Independent.ieI have a problem with my wife's past. When we met, I was a virgin. I had only one girlfriend before her. She was a teenager and had asked me to wait until she ...
Disha Patani on relationship with Tiger Shroff: I've been trying to impress him for years  India TodayTiger Shroff and Disha Patani have always set rumour mills buzzing with their dinner dates and secret getaways. However, the two have always denied the ...
30 Rock: 5 Best (& 5 Worst) Relationships | ScreenRant  Screen RantFrom Liz and Chris to Jack and Phoebe, 30 Rock has thrown its characters into all sorts of relationships. Here are some of the best (and worst).
Not dating Karan Johar: Designer Prabal Gurung clarifies relationship rumours  Free Press JournalNew York-based Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has denied rumours about having a "romantic relationship" with Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.
Should political affiliation be on the relationship checklist?  Hartford CourantEven as we promote tolerance and understanding in society, it seems we're getting more rigid in our personal relationships.
Odisha girl thrashed, tied to tree for being in same-sex relationship  Times of IndiaA 19-year-old girl was beaten up and tied to a tree by residents of her village for being in a lesbian relationship, in Jagatsinghpur district on Frid.
Relationship advice: Husband finds wife’s many affairs after 10 years marriage  NEWS.com.auIn 10 years of their marriage, Seth and his wife never lied to each other…about anything.
Kaitlyn Bristowe & Jason Tartick Are Moving In Together & Adopting A Dog, So This Looks Serious  Elite DailyIt's been five months since Bachelor and Bachelorette alums Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick first found love off-screen and started blessing our feeds with ...
5 Ways Emotional Cheating & Affair Damages Your Relationship & How To Heal From The Betrayal | Michael W. Regier, PhD  YourTangoIf you've felt the betrayal of emotional cheating or an emotional affair, you know how painful it can be. Here's what you need to know about your emotionally ...
EXCLUSIVE: Katrina Kaif opens up on her relationship with Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and more; Watch video  PINKVILLAIn a tell-all interview, the Bharat actress Katrina Kaif gets candid about matters of the heart and the profession, in equal measure. WATCH THE VIDEO HERE.
4 Signs Your Relationship Isn't Meant To Be & You're Destined For Something Greater  Elite DailyIf you've ever gone through a breakup, chances are a friend has tried to comfort you by saying, "It just wasn't meant to be." And while, sure, that may actually be ...
ARM halts Huawei relationship following US ban  TechCrunchThe dominoes continue to fall for Huawei in the wake of a Trump-led U.S. trade ban. An internal memo from ARM lays out the chip giant's decision to hit pause ...
Blac Chyna on Working Towards a 'Good Relationship' With Ex Rob Kardashian (Exclusive)  Entertainment TonightET spoke with the mom of two at her Lashed Cosmetics booth at RuPaul's DragCon LA 2019.
Cushion and Swipe: The Indian woman’s evolving relationship with love, sex and dhokha  The Indian ExpressThe apps have created instability in relationships, as the idea that a better match may just be a swipe away won't let people settle in easily. (Photo: Getty ...
Jennie Garth Credits Good Communication for Loving Relationship With Husband Dave Abrams: ‘I’m Very Lucky’  Us WeeklyJennie Garth exclusively told Us Weekly that she feels 'very lucky' for loving relationship with husband Dave Abrams — details.
Which TV Couple Matches Your Ideal Relationship Based On Your Zodiac Sign  TheTalkoEveryone has an idea relationship. Based on your zodiac sign, these are the TV couples who match your ideal!
Spoilers For ‘General Hospital’: Michael And Sasha’s Relationship Blooms  The Inquisitr NewsMichael and Sasha have become somewhat of a couple recently on General Hospital and it looks like they will be inching even closer together in the next few ...
‘Kingsman 3’ Will Wrap The Eggsy/Harry Relationship, Says Director Matthew Vaughn  DeadlineDirector Matthew Vaughn said that the forthcoming Kingsman 3 will wrap up the saga of Taron “Eggsy” Egerton and his mentor, Colin “Harry” Firth. The gimmicky ...
Moby apologizes to Natalie Portman for claims about relationship  Press HeraldMoby is backing away from his insistence that he once dated actress Natalie Portman in an apology the musician posted on Instagram. “As some time has ...
Here's What Your Fave 'Riverdale' Relationship Says About Your Love Life  Elite DailyIn the midst of all of Riverdale's edge-of-your-seat moments, when you're trying to find out who's behind the town's most recent slew of murders, there always ...
This Is How Couples Can Maintain A Strong Relationship After Baby  mindbodygreen.com"Maternal gatekeeping" doesn't just lead to unequal division of child care between new parents. It can also hurt their relationship with each other.
A Relationship Strengthened During a Kidney Search  The New York TimesAnnabelle Leila Evans and Jordan Ross Harman are to be married May 26 at the Roxbury Barn and Estate in Roxbury, N.Y. Brant Pinvidic, a friend of the couple ...
The misery of being trapped in a toxic relationship with my therapist  Daily MailMarion McGilvary recounts the years she spent visiting a toxic child psychotherapist in Hampstead. She says the experience left her feeling abused and ...
Chrystia Freeland on NAFTA, Huawei and Canada's relationship with China  The Globe and MailChrystia Freeland became Minister of Foreign Affairs on Jan. 10, 2017. John Ibbitson sat down with her to discuss the challenges and successes of the Liberal ...
Vancouver council votes to review relationships with SNC-Lavalin, Bombardier  Global NewsVancouver city council has voted to have the city review its relationship with Canadian engineering giants SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier.

Approval - You Dont Need It

Yesterday, after receiving a massage to help ease my computer-aided... Read More

How To Develop A Grateful Mind

There is one sure fire medicine that cures all difficulty... Read More

Relationship Advice: 10 Tips for a Blissful Relationship

1.Often in marriage, especially in the early years, there is... Read More

Picking Up The Pieces

"My feelings have changed," my boyfriend of five years told... Read More

Christmas Gifts Can Be a Cheating Husbands Undoing

Have you been plagued by the nagging feeling that your... Read More

The Type of Woman Men Fall in Love With

I'd like to shed some light on something that women... Read More

How to Get a Woman to Treat You the Way You Deserve

You know the scenario. You start dating a woman. After... Read More

And They Didnt Even Know I was Looking: Lessons on Love from My Parents

I came from good people. I didn't always know that.You... Read More

Boston Lawyers, DC Lawyers and Individual Rights

Looks like everyone wants to sue someone right? Well, I... Read More

Desirous Attachment , the Trap and the Solution

I've seen a lot in my life. A lot of... Read More

Honesty Accepted - Deception Denied

We've all done it at one time or another, or... Read More

How To Make Hooking Up With Your Ex More Thrilling Than It Ever Was Before!

Now I really have seen everything.The other day, I saw... Read More

Office Nomance

Are Office Romance's really that bad? The answer is ?..it... Read More

Relationship Advice: 9 More Must-Know Tips for Couples

The Law of Two QuestionsThere are two questions that couples... Read More

Is Love Ever In Vain?

All too often you fall in love with someone out... Read More

How a Written Agreement Can Enhance Your Relationship

Marital contracts have an honorable history going back thousands of... Read More

Relationship Advice: Powerful Tips for Staying Close and Connected

Staying close in your relationship does not just happen.Staying close... Read More

My Fairy Tale Is Gone

Dear Candace,My girlfriend and I recently split up. I called... Read More

Passion Drought: Turning the Fizzle Back Into Sizzle In Your Relationship; Part 1

IntroductionMany gay men in both short and long-term relationships report... Read More

The Counsel of Caution

Caution is a word with a fine old-fashioned ring. The... Read More

The Grammar of Good Communication

No, this is not a rehash of primary-school grammar; nor... Read More

Taking the True Relationship Test

If you have ever read teen magazines you will be... Read More

Proper Flower Etiquette

Flowers are great gifts for practically any occasion, but there... Read More

How Not to Compromise With Your Partner

Do you ever disagree with your spouse? Or your boyfriend... Read More

How to Increase Romance with Humor

Ask any single adult what qualities he or she wants... Read More