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There are many demands on our time, especially after we’re partnered, with kids, or other family obligations. In a perfect world, it would be easy to prioritise our relationships. For many, getting away from work to be with family is not just difficult; work is an addiction.

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Though getting divorced can be a positive life change, it is one of the most emotional and stressful ordeals a person can go through. It feels like someone you loved dearly has died, and their slightly petty, erratically cruel but sometimes nostalgic ghost is haunting you, mostly through random texts and social media. It utterly blows, and feeding oneself during the process can be a for-real struggle.

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We are, as a society, having much less sex than we used to, according to Time. Reporter Belinda Luscombe delved into research that indicates people everywhere are just not entertaining themselves by fornicating anymore. For example, the National Opinion Research Council at the University of Chicago claimed that the number of people freaking at least once a week went from 45 per cent in 2000 to 36 per cent by 2016.

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Whether it's a former roommate, an ex-partner, a friend, or some random partygoer whose name you've forgotten, someone is going to leave stuff at your home at some point. But hold on there, pal, that property isn't automatically yours now. Here's what you should do with it, according to common law.

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All relationships will have their ups and downs - but many people say cheating is the worst thing their partner could do to them. Some people cheat out of lust, while others have affairs because they fall in love with someone else. It's important to know the difference, as lust means you're outsourcing your sex life, while love means you're emotionally unfulfilled by your current relationship. Here's how to work it out.

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Not all of us have an easy time getting to know the people who live above, below, or next to us. When you've only exchanged brief hellos, it can be tough to ask your neighbours for help or advice. Just like Facebook facilitates connecting with far flung friends and family, social network Nextdoor, which launched in Australia a few weeks ago, makes it easy to be connected to your community.

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Breakups are hard and some can hurt more than others. Even after a long time the pain from a breakup can still feel raw and sting the soul. Whether it was your high school crush or long distance partner relationships can end up pretty messy. Just how and when the break up occurs though can have a lasting effect.

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It’s an object of worship yet causes more anxiety than any other body part. Myths about the male member abound, so let’s dispel a few, shall we? Turns out you can’t really predict the size of his penis by the size or his feet – but there are damn good reasons to be having lots of sex!

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Anatomically, all orgasms come from the same place even if some feel different than others. An orgasm is simply our body releasing blood back into the bloodstream after it’s been pumped to pressure point to an aroused area and there is only one physical type for both men and women - no matter how much we try to pretend there are more.

But while the process might always be the same, the feeling registered in the brain isn’t.

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No one wants to fight (or at least no one you probably want to be in a relationship with), but fights happen, and having them is a healthy part of any relationship.

While fighting all the time isn’t a good thing, neither is not fighting at all. When you have healthy constructive fights with your partner about important issues that impact your relationship it can often even bring you closer together rather than further apart.

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Though most of us don’t go so far as to hire an actual matchmaker in our quest for love, it should come as no surprise that if you’re looking for real, concrete advice on turning your luck around in the dating game, some of the best tips will come from the professionals.

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As much as you may snigger at the word "butt plug", it turns out they're perfectly valid sex toys - regardless of your gender or sexual orientation. At least, that's according to this (surprisingly classy) animated tutorial. Prepare to be elucidated.

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When I took a dance class with my husband years ago, the instructor told us that any couples in the class should split up and dance with others. "We have a tendency to say things to our partner that we wouldn't to other people," I remember her saying. "Like, 'Honey, you're doing it wrong.'"

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If you’re reading this, it’s quite possible you have - or at the very least, someone you know has - tried a sex toy. And of course why wouldn’t you? They’re great. You might use yours every day or only break it out as a birthday treat, either way it’s likely to give you some bloody awesome orgasms. The kind of orgasms, in fact, that you might want for your significant other. If you need more persuading as to why your boyfriend needs a sex toy then here are seven failsafe reasons.

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As a famous person once remarked: "The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said." Nowhere is this truer than in the dating world - where an errant sideways glance can signal everything.

If you're still trying to find that special someone (or are just angling for a one night stand), you need to arm yourself with an in-depth understanding of human body language. These 'translation' tips will help you read between the lines.

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Making conversation seems easy enough on the surface. You talk and they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward situations where you're just staring at someone you barely know and you have to figure out how to keep the conversation interesting. Here are the most common mistakes we all make and how to avoid them.

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Foreplay is something that you don’t even have to think about in the early stages of a relationship. Getting turned on just by holding hands and being together, leading onto kissing, stroking and then the removal of clothes for even more intimate touching - all that spine-tingling good stuff generally comes pretty naturally while you’re still getting to know each other. This guide is aimed at everybody else.

Shared from Gizmodo

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Let’s say your long-term relationship totally implodes. Browsing for a new apartment, or a therapist, you hear your dog bark in the other room — and realise, with a start, that it isn’t actually your dog. Once you’re all moved out, the dog will be out of your life, too.

Stewing in self-pity, you think — and subsequently become convinced — that this dog, who you’ve fed and bathed who knows how many times, and coined several adorable nicknames for, will forget you ever existed within the year.

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If you’re someone who is already planning a surprise public proposal, you might be in too deep to know that it probably isn’t a great idea. However, if you’re willing to hit pause, maybe go through this checklist before arranging the flash mob dance.