Marriage: Is it for better or worse?

By Monica Bey They say that marriage is for better or for worse. But what does that mean? It’s all good in the beginning when things are fresh and new and it feels like you can conquer the world with your partner by your side. For many, fast-forward to 10 years later and you and […]

Find out how to protect your assets from a possible bad breakup

How to protect more than your heart this Valentine’s Day 4 ways to make the best of a potentially bad situation There may be no worse feeling than having your heart broken, especially on Valentine’s Day. “But anyone who has had their heart broken — whether in a divorce or a long-term relationship where assets were an […]

Is your love life only behind closed doors?

[jwplatform uoZbUBIu] Dr. Nicole returns with her ‘Straight Talk’ series to share what it may mean if you are with someone who only wants to love you behind closed doors.

Going ghost: The new trend

The other night, I was watching television and there was a segment about people disappearing out of relationships without a word. At first, it made me chuckle but then I realized that I have received a ton of emails from both women and men who had experienced something similar. A typical email might go something […]

Lust vs. love: Recognizing the difference

“Lust is the benefit of self at the expense of others. Love is the benefit of others at the expense of self.” That quote is how my book, Everything Fades Away, begins. The two main characters are both married and love their spouses like their next breaths, but the passion is no longer there. So, […]

Excuses, excuses. If your sex life isn’t great, look in the mirror

I have been answering advice emails for 18 years and, hands down, the biggest complaint that I get from both women and men is about how bored they are in bed. While it is totally possible that the other party may shelter some of the blame, I have noticed that most of the people doing the […]

Women taking men on dates: Is there a problem?

Let’s face it: a lot of women will live out 2015 and not go on a single date. Shocking statistics, but factual. I ask the question all the time to more than a million people and I am stunned to see that the majority of women have not been on a date in the recent […]

7 tips to spice up your sex life

Keeping your relationship fresh is hard work for both parties. Even when you love your mate to the moon and back, you still need to make an effort to keep your sex life from growing stale. Here are seven tips that can unlock your relationship’s steamy potential. New Locations. Making love in different locations will […]

Love tip day 14: Happy Valentine’s Day from Dr. Nicole

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 1: Dare to love for real … Be of service. Be affirming. Be kind. Be encouraging. Be selfless. Be grateful. Be compassionate. Be supportive. Be responsible. Be responsive. Be engaged. […]

Love tip day 12: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 3: Acknowledge Every Step … This is not about another win, checking a box off the list, changing the other person, or reaching a destination. […]

Love tip day 11: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip no. 4: What’s the Mission … Now that the question of love has been answered and being together is the mutual decision, what’s the bigger picture […]

Love tip day 10: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip no. 5: One Spiritual Accord… Never underestimate the power a personal relationship with God has to sustain both of you on an individual and collective basis. There’s […]

Love tip day 9: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 6: Don’t Abandon Your Sexy or Your Swag… Don’t discard, devalue, or disregard your sexy or swag. Whether you’re in the first month or the 10th year of your […]

Love tip day 8: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 7: Clean House … Look around, it’s time to do a quick inspection. Are there people, places, and things that endanger the love you desire or […]

Love tip day 7: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 8: Put Value on What Adds Value … Criticism and a commitment to sweating the small stuff can be poisonous to relationships. Take a breath, ease […]

Love tip day 6: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 9: Step Out of the Routine … Let’s face it, the routines of life keep us moving in predictable ways that work for all of us. […]

Love tip day 5: Countdown to Valentine's Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 10: The Win/Lose Strategy Is Really an Illusion … If every time you win in your relationship, the other person has to lose, the shelf life […]

Love tip day 3: Countdown to Valentine’s Day with Dr. Nicole

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015. Whether you have a mate or are enjoying living single, you’ll appreciate this relationship advice from success strategist Dr. Nicole LaBeach. Tip No. 12: Make the Time to Connect …  Yes, the movies are a great form of entertainment but its more important to switch things up and […]