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Improve intimacy with your spouse: 5 tips for keeping the flame alive in your marriage

Intimacy is displayed in a romantic relationship when two people know and care for each other; these individuals are open, familiar, and vulnerable. There are four main types of intimacy: emotional intimacy, intellectual intimacy, sexual intimacy, and experiential intimacy. Fulfilling each area of intimacy helps to strengthen a bond; this…

Embrace your sexuality: Recognize shame, feel comfortable with desire, and consider the biological nature of sex

Many people are uncomfortable talking about sex, but these conversations are important: they enable us to maintain a healthy and satisfying sex life. One specific conversation that goes underprioritized is how we can embrace our sexuality to the fullest—three keys include recognizing shame, accepting desires, and considering the biological nature…

Sex can change with age: Maintain a satisfying sex life by understanding changes in sexual function, communicating with your partner, and practicing safe sex

We don’t stop having sex nor do we lose interest in sex as we get older, but we do often experience changes in sexual function. The good news is we can still maintain a satisfying sex life as we get older by understanding these changes in sexual function, communicating with…

Recovering sex addicts struggle to know what healthy sexuality feels like: Here are 6 characteristics of a healthy sexual relationship

Sex addiction is characterized by the obsessive need to engage in sexual activity; symptoms include preoccupation with sex and an inability to control sexual behavior. Fortunately, sex addicts can recover from their addiction and develop a healthy sexuality, of which involves developing sexual self-control and self-awareness. Once the individual learns…

Being assertive vs. being aggressive: Assertive behavior demonstrates respect and leads to better outcomes than aggression

Assertive behavior and aggression are different approaches to handling confrontation, which have distinguishing factors and lead to very different outcomes. First, assertive behavior is typically a positive form of expression, while aggression is a negative form of expression. Additionally, assertive behavior is rooted in respect, while aggression is not; for…