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5 Ways to Get Intimate that Don’t Involve Having Sex.

5 Ways to Get Intimate that Don’t Involve Having Sex. | Relationships | Scoop.it

"One of the things that has come up is the difficulty of achieving true intimacy with another person. While many immediately think of sex when they hear the word intimacy, I often think that sex is a barrier to achieving intimacy.

 

It shouldn’t be the case.

 

Ideally, sex should bring two people closer together but often times it does the opposite. I am reminded of the Rilo Kiley song “Portions for Foxes”: And the talking leads to touching/ And the touching leads to sex/And then there is no mystery left.

 

Sadly, that is often what happens especially when the sex comes too early in a relationship..."


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raises some very good points about intimacy in relationships and offers some practical suggestions...a good way to exemplify Erikson's Intimacy stage of development

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The truth about love and romantic chemistry

The truth about love and romantic chemistry | Relationships | Scoop.it
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why do people fall in love? chemistry is part of the answer

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VIDEO: Goodwill employee finds $10500 cash in donation

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character lesson...great example of honesty

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Ubuntu looks to disrupt smartphone market with $675 device

Ubuntu looks to disrupt smartphone market with $675 device | Relationships | Scoop.it
A smartphone-PC hybrid device, funded by the largest ever crowd funding drive is hoping to disrupt the smartphone industry, when it launches next year.
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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY: the future of smartphones?

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Iodized salt made Americans smarter: Study

Iodized salt made Americans smarter: Study | Relationships | Scoop.it
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NUTRITION:  Iodine, not just for preventing goiters

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US NEWS: Do you need homeowner's insurance?

US NEWS: Do you need homeowner's insurance? | Relationships | Scoop.it
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INSURANCE; what to consider when making decision about homeowner's insurance

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Smishing: Identity Theft Scheme using SMS

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Communication technology WARNING: watch out for "strangers" sending you text messages..never go to links in a text

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Narcissists’ Lack of Empathy Tied to Less Gray Matter - Psych Central News

Narcissists’ Lack of Empathy Tied to Less Gray Matter  - Psych Central News | Relationships | Scoop.it

Researchers have found that people with narcissistic personality disorder have less gray matter in the left anterior insula, a region of the brain linked to empathy.

 

Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which the sufferers have an inflated sense of their own importance and a lack of empathy.  They generally suffer from low self-esteem and feelings of inferiority, but have displays of arrogance and vanity.

 

By TRACI PEDERSEN 


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Provides an interesting perspective to the notion of the narcissist.

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Checklist: Are you doing these five things to achieve your goals?

Checklist: Are you doing these five things to achieve your goals? | Relationships | Scoop.it

Goal setting is one of the four techniques the military used to increase Navy SEAL passing rates from 25% to 33%. Studies have also shown it makes you happier.

 

So what are five steps you need to be taking to achieve your goals?


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not the same ole' list...fresh insight into goal-setting success, with quotes and video clips, including Steven Jobs talking about anticipating his death

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The Self-Esteem Booster That Doesn't Work - Women's Health News

The Self-Esteem Booster That Doesn't Work - Women's Health News | Relationships | Scoop.it
Everyone's been there: gotten dumped, messed up at work, not received an invite to an event. These crummy situations can cause a serious self-esteem blow. But if you rely on generic positive statements to feel better—things ...
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Self-Compassion is More Important to Success than Self-Esteem

Self-Compassion is More Important to Success than Self-Esteem | Relationships | Scoop.it

Being proud of your work and showing some self-esteem and confidence will get you a long way in life, but at the office, sometimes it's the ability to forgive yourself and learn from your mistakes that's more valuable than pure ego. Self-compassion can help you learn and grow, which is key to succeeding in any career.


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new concept, supported by data, self-compassion instead of self-esteem

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Take it easy on yourself.  Accepting that you are not perfect is a key ingredient to wellness and having good self esteem. 

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Don't be hard on yourself. Accepting that you are not 100% perfect can actually be good for you. 

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Goal Setting Simplified

Goal Setting Simplified | Relationships | Scoop.it
The truth behind why people shy away from Goal Setting, when in fact it is... (Goal Setting Simplified http://t.co/80Q9cJXiNx)
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a few relevant comments about goal-setting, plus a great graphic

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Yahoo! Cooking 101 video: Hummus

Yahoo! Cooking 101 video: Hummus | Relationships | Scoop.it
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simple, easy to follow, no voice over; other cooking techniques also available at this site

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20 Little Changes for a Healthier Life | Yahoo! Health

20 Little Changes for a Healthier Life | Yahoo! Health | Relationships | Scoop.it
Little tips that can make a big difference to your health over time
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Yahoo! Shine - Opt in or out: working mom debate

Yahoo! Shine - Opt in or out: working mom debate | Relationships | Scoop.it
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male female roles revisted..would be great starter for conversation or blog discussion

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Seven Approaches to Goal-Setting - Telemanagement

Seven Approaches to Goal-Setting - Telemanagement | Relationships | Scoop.it
Seven Approaches to Goal-Setting
Telemanagement
Seven Approaches to Goal-Setting. By Tele management, | Society | 0 Comments. There are many ways in which to set goals.
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seven types of goals

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PHOTOS: 'Most Married Couple' Weds 106 Times

PHOTOS: 'Most Married Couple' Weds 106 Times | Relationships | Scoop.it
View the PHOTOS: 'Most Married Couple' Weds 106 Times photo gallery on Yahoo!. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries.
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Fun way to introduce Marriage unit

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Yahoo! Shine - One sentence recipes w photos

Yahoo! Shine - One sentence recipes w photos | Relationships | Scoop.it
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RECIPES: great way to introduce parts of a standard recipe

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Just Explain It: The Only Child Myth (and cost of raising a child)

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Birth order/ siblings: only child syndrome?

COST OF RAISING A CHILD

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Wedding proposal photo surfaces on Facebook

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Social media at its best

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5 Ways to Get Intimate that Don’t Involve Having Sex.

5 Ways to Get Intimate that Don’t Involve Having Sex. | Relationships | Scoop.it

"One of the things that has come up is the difficulty of achieving true intimacy with another person. While many immediately think of sex when they hear the word intimacy, I often think that sex is a barrier to achieving intimacy.

 

It shouldn’t be the case.

 

Ideally, sex should bring two people closer together but often times it does the opposite. I am reminded of the Rilo Kiley song “Portions for Foxes”: And the talking leads to touching/ And the touching leads to sex/And then there is no mystery left.

 

Sadly, that is often what happens especially when the sex comes too early in a relationship..."


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raises some very good points about intimacy in relationships and offers some practical suggestions...a good way to exemplify Erikson's Intimacy stage of development

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Teenage girls trapped in a web of low self-esteem - The Age

Teenage girls trapped in a web of low self-esteem - The Age | Relationships | Scoop.it
Teenage girls trapped in a web of low self-esteem
The Age
The study interviewed the girls in years 8 and 9 about their social-media habits and self-esteem, then again when they were in years 10 and 11.
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Cellphones and texting have blown up the dating culture - USA TODAY

Cellphones and texting have blown up the dating culture - USA TODAY | Relationships | Scoop.it
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Cellphones and texting have blown up the dating culture
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Casual, easy and non-threatening — the simple beauty of text messaging is upending American dating culture.
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technology affecting dating relationships...is texting not as horrible as we thought it was?

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Where Does Self-Esteem Come From? | Psych Central

Where Does Self-Esteem Come From? | Psych Central | Relationships | Scoop.it
When assessing clients I often ask, “on a scale of 1 -10, where would you rate your self-esteem?” During a recent discussion with some friends this.
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helps answer the eternal question: how do we develop strong self-esteem; focus on the impact of our attitude toward life situations and failures

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