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The Foundations of Respect

[Hi! I’m back- thanks for being patient with my time away!] Before I left for my break, I spoke with a couple of consult clients about the topic of basic respect in relationships. What behaviors constitute respect? What behaviors constitute disrespect? What does healthy fighting look like? I think it’s worth taking a look at…
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The One Thing I Want People To Know About Affairs

There is something I see online a lot about affairs and it drive me absolutely crazy. It is the sentiments that follow along this line: “Cheaters are selfish.” “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” “If they wanted to cheat, they should never have gotten married.” Here’s the one thing I want people to know about…
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When They Make You Feel Expansive

In my last blog post I talked about not getting ‘small’ for anyone, especially the FF (the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ when you’re in the Sex Surge®). I talked about not making less of your self, your growth, your desires, your intellect, or your personality so that you could connect with someone. It’s applicable in other places…
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Don’t Do This for Anyone (But Especially Not Your FF)

I was thinking about what to write this week and came across a social media post where a young woman talked about leaving her lover because he was too small. She wasn’t talking about his package. She was talking about his energy and ability to handle her as a fully-developed (and ever-developing) woman. I think…
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