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Live Wire: Week of August 14, 2017

by | Aug 14, 2017 | Live Wire | 1 comment

In this week’s look around the web at all things dating, relationships, sex and intimacy, we discover everything you need to know about having the sex talk with your partner; the surprising reason you become deeply upset with your partner; emotional conversations that create couple’s intimacy; how to deal with your partner’s opposite schedule; and how to survive midlife dating.

Dating, relationships, sex and intimacy around the web.

How to Have the Sex Talk With Your PartnerMorgan at Modern & Blissful – No matter how long you’ve been with your current partner, there is always one subject that causes at least some discomfort: sex. Talking about sex, for some reason is always awkward even for me.  Only recently did I start to become more open about it.  With my partners in the past, I might have mentioned a few things here and there, but we never really made it into a proper discussion.

The Surprising Reason You Become Deeply Upset With Your PartnerKatie and Gay Hendricks at Hearts in Harmony – If you’re hurting in your relationship, and you’re convinced your partner is to blame, this could be the most important message you ever read.  First, we have some questions for you:  Do you have a hard time moving on after you’ve had a fight with your mate?  Are you able to kiss and make up, or do you feel the need to keep your distance for a while?  If your partner tries to get close again, do you remain a bit detached and even withdraw your affection?  Is there a part of you that thinks you shouldn’t give in so easily after you’ve been upset – maybe even that you should make your partner work hard to get your full attention again?  If you answered yes to any or all of these, then you feel you just can’t let go of the hurt. You can’t get over what your partner has said or done, or what they didn’t do. You’re not feeling loved, and it hurts. And you’re certainly not ready to forgive.  We want you to consider something quite radical – something you might at first want to completely write off. In fact, you might get so angry with us, that you’ll want to delete this message.  And that’s exactly why you should keep reading.

Emotional Conversations that Create Couple’s IntimacyXanet at Power of Pleasure – When a couple comes to see me because they are having problems in their sex life, the first question I consider is what’s going on in the relationship that’s affecting the couple’s intimacy.   Most of the time sexual problems are just a symptom of the relationship dynamic between the couple.

er children and carving out some time to pursue new relationships?


How to Deal With Your Partner’s Opposite ScheduleJasmine at LoveLifeLaughMotherhood – Does An Opposite Schedule Have You Down?  Trust me, I know the feeling. Marriage always takes equal effort from both parties involved, and that can be even harder when you both have a completely opposite schedule!  But, there’s is hope…

How to Survive Midlife Dating and ChildrenJonathan Aslay at Understand Men Now – Midlife relationships have a unique twist for those raising children because typically women have more of the responsibility after divorce. This in turn leaves little free time for dating. While there are some parents who are able to share the duties 50/50, the most common arrangement isonce a week and every other weekend.  Over the years I’ve watched so many women create huge resentment over this dynamic which can largely affect relationship success. We can all agree that raising children is of utmost importance. However, doing it by yourself can be overwhelming.


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  1. John Mulindi

    Nicely written and educative post. Looking forward to more articles like from you. Thanks for sharing.


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Hi there!  I’m Tanya Finks.  I help people date intentionally, build collaborative romantic partnerships, and foster fulfilling physical intimacy.  I’m happily coupled, I’m a staunch believer in vacation, and I love anything crime drama, all things Shonda Rhimes, and everything superhero.

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