Falling in Love Again Later in Life

It is never too late to fall in love. In fact, more Americans are waiting longer to get married – and more people are marrying later in life. Likewise, more than half of Americans over the age of 55 are remarried, according to Pew Research, while legalized same-sex marriage is giving more gay couples the opportunity to profess their love.

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Tips for Surviving a Divorce

Even when it’s the right decision at the right time, getting divorced is rarely easy. Emotions, finances and relationships can all feel strained, and, if you have kids, putting on a good face every day can be a real challenge. While there is no magic pill or answer for making divorce easy, you can survive – and thrive in the long run – by keeping a few key things in mind.

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Ask Sofia: Low Libido and Vaginal Dryness

At some point, most women have faced a health issue that they don’t feel comfortable discussing with friends or even doctors. They might be embarrassed or just unsure if it’s something that can even be treated. Read on for information that can help you feel confident to discuss issues with your caregiver.

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Depression

Depression can be a result of life events, seasons, work stress, finances, or a strained relationship. It’s natural to feel a little blue, fatigued or empty from time to time. However, if your brief bout of sadness or tiredness deepens, begins to interfere with your daily life or leads to loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, you may be experiencing depression.

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How to be Kinder

What was the last random act of kindness that you performed? Are you kind to yourself? Do you struggle with less-than-nice thoughts (and sometimes words)? Whether you need a mini-kindness makeover or a more significant overhaul in attitude, there’s no time like a beautiful summer month to kindle a kinder spirit. Kindness is the perfect combination of nice, thoughtful and sincere, and, like stronger muscles, it’s definitely something you can cultivate through a few exercises.

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Learning to Say “I’m Sorry”

I’m sorry: two powerful words that can feel too hard or too awkward to say sometimes. While we try to teach our kids the importance of an honest apology, we may struggle with this action ourselves. If “I’m sorry” doesn’t roll off your tongue when an apology is called for, the following tips can help.

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Ask Sofia: How Do I Get Help from an Abusive Relationship?

If you are struggling with an abusive relationship – whether the abuse is emotional, physical or both – the first thing to know is that it is not your fault that you are being mistreated. Like everyone else, you deserve to be treated with kindness and respect. In addition to physical abuse, emotional abuse can take the form of criticizing or blaming, public and private humiliation, controlling behavior and threats.

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Being a Great Single Mom

Single moms everywhere juggle work, school and personal lives. Whether you chose to be a single mom or single parenthood was the last thing you ever expected, the following tips can help you make the most of running a one-parent household.

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Social Media and Relationships

Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media sites (not to mention texting), do you spend more time gazing at your phone or tablet than looking at the important people in your lives? New research indicates that couples who use more than five social media sites report a decrease in marital satisfaction, according to the Daily Mail, and that 20 percent of adults said the internet had a mostly negative impact on their marriage or partnership, according to Pew Research.

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Learning to Love after Loss

From the death of a spouse or partner to the end of a significant relationship and even the loss of a beloved family pet, loss takes a toll on our hearts and minds, emotions and energy levels. If you have recently experienced a major loss, the following steps can help you learn to love again: […]

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How Can I Boost my Low Libido?

Valentine’s Day and a low libido are not an ideal duo. Loss of desire peaks between the ages of 35 and 64, according to WebMD, particularly before and after menopause. Libido can dip due to hormonal changes, stress or lack of sleep, loss of
confidence and a host of other reasons, but it does not have to be a permanent change.

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A New Take on New Year’s Resolutions

While nearly half of us take the time to make New Year’s resolutions, only eight percent of us are actually successful in sustaining them for the long term, according to the University of Scranton. Whether it’s getting more organized, saving more money or exercising more often, our resolutions often fall by the wayside before the groundhog has a chance to see his shadow on Feb. 2. So this year, how about a New Year’s resolution with a twist? Rather than focusing on a perceived negative (“I need to stop eating junk food” or “I need to stop making bad decisions”), set a positive intention for 2014.

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How to Feel More Sexy Every Season

Granted, it can be challenging to feel sexy when you’re cloaked in five layers to keep out the cold. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel your best and find a little sexy even in the dark of winter. When you tap into your sensuality, you see your body at its best, build confidence and get more in touch with what’s going on inside.

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The Art of Thankfulness

When someone pays you a compliment, do you say “thank you” or come up with a million reasons why you don’t deserve it? Being thankful – and accepting the thanks and praise of others – is truly an art, and there’s no better time to celebrate it than during the month of Thanksgiving.

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Are You Too Nice?

Are You Too Nice?

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How to Survive the Loss of a Loved One

While loss and death are a part of every life, that doesn’t make them any easier. The following tips can offer guidance in the wake of a loss.

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Pregnancy and Sex

Sex and pregnancy can go together as well as strawberries and chocolate and wintertime and fireplaces. But it’s common to have questions and concerns about sex during pregnancy: Is it safe? Can I have sex throughout my pregnancy? And then, of course, there’s the nausea, fatigue, tender breasts and body aches to contend with. Pregnancy during sex, however, is safe for most couples, unless advised otherwise.

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How to Say No During the Holidays

Parties, cookies, travel, end-of-year projects at work … the six weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can feel like a mad dash, rather than a fun journey through holiday celebrations. If you find yourself overburdened, overwhelmed and overscheduled, consider these tips for saying no during the holidays to make your days a little brighter: […]

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Learning to Really Listen

It’s pretty easy to tell when someone is truly listening to you and when they’re just mindlessly nodding their head, throwing in an occasional “mm, hmm” and eagerly waiting for their chance to talk. That’s why learning to listen – to really listen – is a powerful life skill.

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How to Make New Friends after Age 25

How to Make New Friends after Age 25

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