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Gay Marriage

Compatible Partners

eHarmony has created a website called Compatible Partners, which is specifically for gays and lesbians to find long-term partners, and in some parts of the world to get married. This website allows people to create an account and then complete profile questions in order to search for compatible matches or potential marriage partners. This website has some benefits and some drawbacks, all of which are discussed below....(more)

Age of Consent

Dating Younger Women by Consent

Anyone drawn to dating younger women, and men as well, should understand something about age of consent laws to avoid running afoul of the law and sabotaging an otherwise wonderful relationship. Age of consent laws were created to to protect young people from abuse and sexual exploitation. The laws state that people below the age of consent do not possess the emotional maturity required to consent to sexual congress with another person. The age of consent for anyone, female or male, varies by state-to-state, from 16- to 18-years-old. When dating young adults, it's important to understand that charges of sexual abuse can result from encounters with persons who have not reached the age of consent. The following questions will help you avoid becoming involved in an inappropriate relationship....(more)


Seven Steps to Thriving During Your First Year of Marriage

Everyone has heard the old adage "the first year of marriage is the hardest". There is some truth to this, because the first year of marriage is a maze of unknowns. However, just because it's difficult doesn't mean it has to be painful or unpleasant. In fact, it can be one of the most exciting times in your relationships. Here are 7 steps for you and your partner to follow that will hopefully help the two of you make your way through your first year of marriage in a positive way....(more)

Relationship Tips For Female Breadwinners

Long gone are the days that a man was always the breadwinner and a woman was strictly a housewife. We now live in a time where roles are interchangeable, and there is no right or wrong when it comes to the roles and responsibilities of men and women. However, recent research reveals that men, in general, continue to struggle with this concept, and in fact, tend to have lower self-esteem when their female partner is more financially successful than they are. So, if you're the woman in this scenario, how do you find a balance of being in a relationship with a secure man, while still feeling free to pursue your career goals? Here are six ways that you can help your partner through this struggle, and come out of it a stronger, happier couple....(more)

5 Thoughtful Anniversary Gifts for Your Spouse

Finding the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary can be stressful. There are many options, but finding something meaningful and special can be the tricky part. It may take some effort, but there are a few things you can consider when choosing a gift for your spouse that will ensure your gift is a success....(more)

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Licensed therapist and relationship expert Julie Hanks, LCSW has counseled individuals, couples, and families with complex mental health and relationship problems nearly for 2 decades. Hanks is owner and executive director of Wasatch Family Therapy in Utah and regularly interviews for local and national media outlets including TLC, Discovery Health,... Read More

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