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When Women Aren’t Getting Sex

The stereotype is that men want sex more so then women.  Not true. Rarely do you see a role reversal. When the guy doesn’t want to have any sex and the woman wants it, it’s a role reversal that most of our culture doesn’t talk about.

Here is a list of things women should not do if they want to have sex and find themselves in a relationship and aren't getting it:

Pretend: Don’t change your wardrobe. Don’t buy new...
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Coping Skills

My Suicidal Cat

I do not have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) but, every day when I leave my apartment I walk down the hall toward the elevator and half way there I turn around, walk back, and check to make sure my windows are barely open. Why? Several years ago I decided to move to Downtown Los Angeles and had this dream of having one of those lofts with big open windows, high ceilings, exposed brick, and cement floors....
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Bipolar II

Tell a Story that Begins with a Random Note

One of my old friends gave me this book called “Writers Bock” over a decade ago. I’ve never experienced writers block but I randomly picked it up while cleaning my bookcase and opened to a page that said, “Tell a story that beings with a random note.”

Weird. Very weird cause yesterday I was cleaning out my desk and saw a random note that I forgot about. It was from my college crush that I reconnected with...
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Coping Skills

12 Quotes from Celebrities with Depression

Ryan Phillippe: “As you get older, I think it decreases some, but I'm just innately kind of a sad person.” (Elle Magazine 2015).
Jon Hamm: “I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me.” (British Magazine Observer 2010).
Rowling’s: “It's so difficult to describe to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. But it's that cold absence of feeling -- that really hollowed-out feeling.” (Interview with Oprah Winfrey 2010).
Sheryl Crow:...
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Bipolar II

Understanding Long Term Depression

When it comes to bipolar disorder, oftentimes people think of a pendulum that goes back and forth and back and forth on an equal playing field. People may think the ebb and flow of living with manic depression is equal. It’s not. Some of us experience months of depression that we try to fight our way out of, but sometimes there is a long term depression that can last a year, or more.
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Coping Skills

Medication Side Effects: A Lower Sex Drive, Bring it!

I’ve lost my sex drive. Awesome! Most people loath side effects of medication. My antidepressant has a side effect that probably a lot of people would not welcome: A lower sex drive. Well, I say, bring it! Why? Cause I have no sex options in my life right now, I am still getting over a bad breakup, I tried to have a rebound to amend things which was a total waste of my time, and...
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Coping Skills

The Best Advice I Have Ever Received

Give it 48 hours
The best advice I have ever received came from of one of the former heads of psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC). Years ago I got in trouble with my job. As a result, I was involuntarily removed from my position, and left in a compromising situation.

When the head of psychiatry caught wind of my quagmire, he gave me a phone call. He said he would stand by me,...
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Coping Skills

Pop Up Articles: Recommended for You?

In the modern age we have experts tracking what we read on the Internet; knowing that, often times I get disturbed when I see the suggested articles that pop up and seem way off. It freaks me out when I read “Recommended for You” and the articles seem ridiculous to me, or negative. Or am I in serious denial about articles that are supposed to help me. There has to be a reason why the...
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Coping Skills

The Subconscious Mind: Turning 38

I’m turning 38 in two days, and recently I realized this entire last year I’ve been telling people I’m 36. Yes, ageism exists in the world, but I am not ashamed of my age, or aging in general. However, I wonder what my subconscious mind has to say about it. Well, based on my year record of telling people I’m 36, obviously my mind is in denial, or did it actually believed I was a...
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