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Relationships: Keep Crazy in a Bottle

I was having a conversation today with a friend about jealousy, which brought me back to 1994, the last time I remember being insanely jealous in a relationship. I was dating a wild Irishman who was an outlandish but convincing liar. Like the time he told me he didn’t come home because it was raining so hard and the windshield …

Vanessa McGradyRelationships: Keep Crazy in a Bottle
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Spirit: Big Fat Lies Moms Believe OR How to Break Free From Your Inner Critic

Today’s post comes from Amy Ahlers, a certified life coach and author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves: Ditch Your Inner Critic and Wake Up Your Inner Superstar.  When I became a mom I also became more self‐critical. It was as if when I gave birth to my daughter, I also gave birth to a new clan of Inner …

Vanessa McGradySpirit: Big Fat Lies Moms Believe OR How to Break Free From Your Inner Critic
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Relatonships: Sex Is Different for Women in Their 40s

Pat Love This is the second post featuring Pat Love, an aptly-named expert on relationships and author of many books including “Hot Monogamy” with Jo, and “The Truth About Love.” In a recent interview, we talked about how sex changes for many women in their 40s. PAT LOVE: Two-thirds of women don’t feel like having sex until orgasm is imminent. …

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Relationships: Write out Mr. Wrong & Create Your Own Happy Ending

Amy Beth O’Brien’s friends think she watches a few too many movies, but she just may be on to something. O’Brien, author of “Stuck with Mr. Wrong? Ten Steps to Starring in your own Life Story,” suggests that women look at their relationships through a different lens. “Are you playing the role of the victim, or are you the inspirational …

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Relationships: How to Meet and Marry the Man of Your Dreams – When You’re All Grown Up

Today’s post comes from Ann Blumenthal Jacobs, Patricia Ryan Lampl, and Tish Rabe, authors of “Love for Grown Ups: The Garter Brides’ Guide to Marrying for Life When You’ve Already Got a Life.” It’s a wonderful feeling to discover in your 40’s that falling in love can be just as exciting, passionate, fun and sexy as falling in love in …

Vanessa McGradyRelationships: How to Meet and Marry the Man of Your Dreams – When You’re All Grown Up

Spirit: What Are Your Core Values?

Pat Love When I mentioned my blog and forthcoming book to my cousin Jo Robinson, who is a rock star in the health and relationship writing arena, she said I absolutely must talk to Pat Love. And she was right, because after we spoke, I realized that the work Love is doing is the lynchpin to what we’re navigating as …

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Relationships: Who’s Got Your Back?

Yesterday I took a few hours off from the most adorable child in the universe to visit one of my favorite LA spots, Wi Spa, a traditional Korean bathhouse. After soaking in various hot tubs and resting in rooms heated to 135 degrees or more, I got the scrub. For those who have never had the unique pleasure: For $30, …

Vanessa McGradyRelationships: Who’s Got Your Back?