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articles by: Dr. Bill Cloke

Why Men Have Difficulty with Intimacy, Part II

Jim writes, "I see a lot of men need to be more like women being promoted these days." Tim writes that "Perhaps 2012 truly is the end of the world (as we know it). Lies and facts are now indistinguish…

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The 6 Secrets for Relationship Success

My wife and I were having breakfast last Sunday at our favorite spot, after our morning walk with our pooch. We got to talking about what successful relationships were made of. I was delighted that sh…

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Why Men Have Trouble With Intimacy

The other night while at dinner with some friends (all married or with someone) something occurred that is so common I barely took notice of it. One of the women popped up and went to the restroom and…

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The #1 Thing Couples Fight About

I opened my Facebook page the other day and a scrolled down to find a video from the Anderson Cooper show, Anderson, featuring the renowned couples therapist Dr. John Gottman, who wrote the best selle…

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7 Ways to Work Out Negative Emotions with Your Mate

"Through the fire all that remains is gold." —Anonymous Adam was a student of relationships: he had them down pat, or so he thought. Then he met Zoe. She was an attorney and didn't suffer fools. Sh…

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5 Things Couples Should Never Do

"Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly." --Sam Keen "So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is imposs…

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10 Critical Questions Before Saying ‘I Do’

The old saying goes “Marry in haste and repent in leisure.” Besides the decision to have children, whom you marry is the most important decision of a person’s life. Yet, as we approach wedding season…

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When Your Friends Mean More Than Your Spouse

Friends matter. They always have. We count our friends like money in the bank. The more we have the better we feel. Having a spouse is a bit more dicey…we don’t always feel like our spouse is our BFF.…

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Do You Expect Too Much From Your Mate?

Whether you realize it or not, everyone in life has expectations from their relationships…it’s normal to want something from the people in our lives. It’s also healthy to be in reciprocal relationship…

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Why ‘Always’ and ‘Never’ Hurt Relationships

"I am always helping you and you never help me." Sound familiar? In the heat of the moment, always and never seem to roll off our tongues like butter, with a slippery-slope of a result: a total meltdo…

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about Dr. Bill Cloke

Dr. Bill Cloke has worked with individuals and couples for 30 years. He received a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California and holds a PhD in psychology from California Graduate Institute. A frequent talk-radio and TV psychologist, he is also a contributor to PsychologyToday.com and other popular websites and has lectured at UCLA. Bill Cloke lives with his wife in Los Angeles. To learn more about Bill Cloke, and for more resources on creating healthy, happy relationships, visit happytogetherbook.com.

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