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Forgiveness

Can you have empathy and compassion for someone who has hurt you? That is an essential quality of forgiveness. And forgiveness has clear health benefits – by fostering a stronger sense of self, reducing stress, and is an antidote to toxic anger. Psychological research has found a strong connection between accumulated lifetime stress and mental …

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8 Relationship Myths

Published on-line by Jessica Chou in Refinery29 on August 6, 2015. http://www.refinery29.com/relationship-myths Jessica Chou has drawn on the wonderful writings of Esther Perel to put these myths and truths in a nice list.   Perel is a psychologist who specializes in relationships and sexuality. Mythical Origins: “Remember your most important job is to build up and …

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Exercise Before Sex Cuts Antidepressants’ Sexual Side Effects for Women

Investigators at the University of Texas at Austin found that a brief, moderate strength and cardiovascular exercise regimen preceding sexual activity was associated with improvement in sexual desire and significantly improved sexual functioning in women with more severe sexual dysfunction related to antidepressants. Previous studies suggested that exercise has the potential to improve sexual function …

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From Romantic To Mature Love: Giving Up Your Unrealistic Romantic Beliefs

Almost all couples start with a sharing romantic love. Romantic love that sees the partner as a perfect match, as being “just the right one”, as being magically connected.  This is a heady and exhilarating time. The hope of romantic love is that it will last a lifetime. It never does, although elements of it …

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