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3 Things That Kill Sexual Desire

Can we have great sex with someone and not have a good relationship? The answer is sometimes we can, but mostly we can't. Good sex does mean that the connection and intimacy we have with our mate does…


Is Criticism Ever Constructive?

Is there such a thing as constructive criticism? Not really? Criticism seems more like a punch in the stomach than a helpful hint. Complaints are a different animal altogether. The major difference be…


Just How Important Is Sex, Really?

I don’t have to tell you that sex is everywhere: in films, on television and in any other venue advertisers can lay their hands on. The blaring message: sex is not only important but absolutely neces…


20 Relationship Rules

There are some general rules for relationship health that if you follow them your happiness level should improve tremendously. 1. Compassion, understanding, respect and empathy are essential. Av…


4 Things I Have Changed for My Wife

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”  -- Albert Einstein In a serious relationship, if anyo…


Can a Good Fight Save Your Relationship?

With all the ups and downs in life, even the best relationships knock heads once in a while. Cyber talk is streaming a pop culture belief that long term relationships are just not viable. In this shif…


How Valentine’s Day Can Ruin Your Relationship

Candlelit dinners replete with a fine bottle of wine, diamonds, roses or imported chocolates. If you haven't planned or purchased something from this list, you're more than likely going to have a horr…


The 5 Best Relationship Books for Valentine’s Day

If only relationships were as easy to navigate as reading a book on relationships--but it never hurts to have a selection of helpful hints from the experts on your bedroom nightstand when you might be…


5 Mind-Bending Benefits of Being Married

My wife and I celebrated our 20th anniversary this week. I suppose we are as shocked as anyone that not only did we make it, but we feel more in love than ever. At this rather momentous moment I began…


5 Relationship Lessons from 2011 Celebrity Breakups

Arnold and Maria: A Nanny is for the Kids, Not to Have A Kid With You may have heard the joke New Year's resolution going around for Arnold that states, "See the movie The Help, instead of helping …


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 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

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