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Why Do I Feel Resentful Towards My Stepson?

Hi Dr. Gray,

I want to first thank you for the amazing advice you've given me throughout your books.I recently married a man that I had dated for 5 years before. He has a son from a previous relationship. His son is 7 now and lives with us full time.

But I find myself feeling resentment towards my stepson sometimes. I love my husband but I find it so difficult to love his son too. I see him as an obstacle between us and our future. We have discussed having children and both want to...

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How to support your partner when they have a bad day (It's not what you think!)

Dear Lauren,

When something upsets my boyfriend or when anything upsets me, we feel responsible for each other. For example, if he gets upset about some incident, I feel guilty like it is somehow my fault when in fact I had nothing to do with it! It’s the same with him, if he sees me upset, he feels down. What do we do in this case? Is this normal?

-Carrie

Dear Carrie,

I think it is totally normal! It’s natural for human beings, no matter what their gender, to suf...

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12 saucy (and realistic) ways to spice up your sex life!

Dear Lauren,
My fiancé and I are getting married soon, and I want to keep the passion in the bedroom alive. Can you give me some tips on how to do this as lately I feel like my libido has dropped and I feel like I'm not giving him enough intimacy?
-Lana


Hi Lana,

Don’t feel bad. Lots of women have a hard time keeping up with their sweeties. Men usually have higher libidos than women because they have more testosterone. Testosterone is the "let's make sex...

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How to share insecurities with your partner.

Dear Lauren,

I asked my boyfriend (of two months) if his ex ever calls and asks him to reconcile. I admitted that it may have been somewhat dumb. He got upset. He said I asked him that already and it seems like I don’t trust him. He also said that if she does he will tell me. Since then he’s been quite distant. I am trying to be patient but if he wants this relationship, he should just accept my apology, forgive me and move on. It’s been two days now and it hurts to be thi...

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Natural Solutions That Promote Prostate Health

The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland that wraps around the urethra. It’s part of a man’s reproductive system. One of its main jobs is to add fluid to sperm.

About 200,000 American men will discover they have prostate cancer this year. Prostate cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in men, behind skin cancer. 1 out of 4 American men will have prostate cancer by the time they're 50. That's 30 %. Almost 40,000 American men will die from prostate cancer this year.

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His love of porn is coming between us.

Dear Lauren,

I’m so confused. I’m 48 years old and have been with my boyfriend for 5 years. Some of his female friends send him racy emails and some with nudity. He doesn't tell them to stop. The fact that naked women visuals excite him turns me off. I’m certainly not a prude, I’m very sexual but that is reserved for the one I love. If he wants to make love to me I’ll be wondering if he’s thinking about me or someone else. I’m feeling old and th...

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3 easy ways to immediately improve communication with your partner.

Hey Lauren!

Me and my boyfriend have been together for two years. The first year was bliss, the second year was also bliss but with some insecurities thrown in. The one thing I have been insecure about recently is that I feel that my boyfriend and I don't talk enough. Does this mean he isn't right for me? Can we improve our communication? Is he getting bored with me? PLEASE HELP.

-Holly

Hey Holly,

Is it the END?

Right now, you are taking this silent treatment as ...

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Boost Your Low Thyroid and Metabolism

It is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from a thyroid condition and 12 million of them are unaware they have a thyroid problem. Women are 5 times more likely than men to have thyroid problems and 1 out of 8 women will develop a thyroid disorder at some point in life. Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that influences a variety of bodily functions and greatly influences your mood and energy levels. The thyroid gland is sometimes called the body's thermostat ...

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Can Women Be Successful Leaders?

Hi John-

I am attending a graduate school for film right now. My goal is to start my own film production company. A HUGE issue that I've been facing while producing and directing film projects is that I often try to be agressive like a man, but wind up coming across as a bitch - which I hate.

I listened to your interview with George Noory on Coast to Coast, and you had said a woman's hormones can get out of balance if she builds stress and does not relieve the stress properly. ...

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Glutathione Is The Master Antioxidant

Glutathione is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease. It is the secret to preventing aging, heart disease, dementia and necessary to treat everything from ADHD, to autism to Alzheimer’s disease. Glutathione (pronounced "gloota-thigh-own") is produced naturally all the time in your body. The highest concentrations are located in your liver, pancreas, kidneys and even the lens of your eye. Glutathione is a combination of three building ...

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Are you too clingy?

Dear Lauren,

I think I might be one of those “clingy” guys and I definitely don’t want to turn anyone off. I am in a relationship and I am always doing things for her, buying her flowers, stuff, toys, etc. I don’t get moody or upset when she goes out with her girlfriends or is away on business. I do get upset when we are both in town and I don’t get to see her except maybe once a week. I have been waiting for her to ask to see me, is that the wrong thing to do?...

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My Husband Cheated On Me. Will I Feel Better If I Cheat On Him?

Hi John -

My husband of eight years was unfaithful and I feel that cheating on him will make me feel better. How would this affect the relationship? Thank you in advance.

I thank God for your work,

Betzaida


Hi Betzaida,

Revenge is never a good choice when you have been hurt by someone. Two wrongs don't make one right. Likewise, an eye for an eye and you both lose your sight.

Revenge, or getting even, is a primitive form of communication. You really should ele...

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How to deal with a jealous boyfriend

Dear Lauren,
Two months into my relationship, my boyfriend looked through all my text messages while I was sleeping. He found an old one from my ex. Three months later he went through all my emails and found a few from male friends. I have an extremely suspicious boyfriend.I have explained everything to him but he calls me deceitful, a liar, and untrustworthy.

I was outside at a party with a bunch of people and I put my arm around my friend’s husband. My boyfriend saw us.I didn&rsqu...

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The WRONG way to spice up a relationship

Hi Lauren

I want to have an affair with my boss who lives in another country. We immediately connected and have been emailing steamy messages back and forth but have never met up. He is coming into town in a few weeks and even after months of his hot emails, telling me all he wanted was to be with me, he wasn't the one to tell me of his trip. I don't know what to think, what to say, or what to do? Other than the fear of the consequences of a romance gone wrong in the workplace, what...

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Your Guide to Relationships Without Labels

Hey Lauren,

I've been involved with someone for about 6 months and when I say involved we are not boyfriend/girlfriend but we spend a good amount of time together and we are having sex. She's a full time student and doesn’t have a lot of free time. I'm just working right now so I have more free time than her. Lately, with finals coming up and school being crucial right now, I haven't seen her in almost 3 weeks. I'm fine with time apart, totally fine, as long as I k...

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5 Tips for Men on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a reminder for love: love for your partner, love for your community, love for your planet, and, most importantly, love for your Self. So even if you are without a partner, or just not feeling it this year, you can still feel positive about the day.

Many couples will be enjoying the day together this year and I wanted to send out a quick reminder with some tips for the men. Valentine's Day should be all about her, so the most important thing a man can do is plan ah...

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Healthier Solutions For Replacing Over-The-Counter Medicines

I believe many of the brain conditions on the rise today, like ADHD, memory loss and lack of focus, are due to over-the-counter drug use causing infections in the brain. And one of the biggest culprits is acetaminophen. Let me explain...

Acetaminophen is found in Tylenol and many cold and flu remedies. Despite the belief that acetaminophen is a safe treatment for pain and fever, high doses can be toxic and cause massive liver failure within a couple of days.

When a healthy person takes...

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How Chlorine In Your Drinking Water Can Make You Sick

Does our drinking water cause heart disease? Does our drinking water cause low thyroid function? Does our drinking water cause cancer? It surely encourages it.

Let's look at history. People first started chlorinating water in England around 1850 to stop the spread of diseases. Around 1900, the United States began to chlorinate its water with lime, but switched to chlorine gas by 1950.

Chlorine is effective at reducing the spread of many nasty illnesses and diseases, but it also inc...

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When Is He Going Propose?

Dear John-

My relationship with my boyfriend of 6 years now is like a fairy tale! I am 22 and he is 26. I know i am young, but we talk about marriage and kids in the future. He’s currently in law school and real estate, while I’m going to school and have a great full time job.All his friends are getting married or engaged (most of them are his age).

Is there a reason why he hasn’t proposed to me after 6 years?

Even though we are comfortable with each other, i hav...

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The winning 3-step process to create a perfect Valentine's Day

Don’t be intimidated Gents. It’s just Valentine’s day…

You may be experiencing some pressure at the thought of this upcoming holiday. It’s a time for romance, intimacy and… (trumpet solo)… Grand Gestures!

It’s up to YOU to plan it, create it, and set the mood for it.

You may even get the sense from your lady that this Valentine’s Day will be a chance to redeem yourself for not being a romantic partner for the REST of the ye...