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britta-are-you-breaking-up-with-meThe age old song is true; “breaking up is hard to do.” You’ve invested so much time and energy into this person, there’s no way you can let him/her fall out of your life. You love each other (or so you think), so it’s worth fighting for, right?

In some cases, yes. The effort is worth it, he/she will change, your relationship gets better, and you realize why you fell in love in the first place. From experience, however, I can tell you this isn’t always the case (life isn’t a fairy tale, who knew?). There are some people you will date that you cannot change, and as much as you hope, will never give you what you need in a relationship.  Continue Reading

couple-massageA few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went on a vacation. We rented a cabin out in the desert and in between hiking and cooking dinner together, we had sex- lots of sex. The honeymoon period of a new relationship is fantastic for an array of reasons. There’s the thrill of connecting with another person, the desire to be a better you, and of course- the pleasure of a sexual relationship. It’s also an important time to pay close attention to your potential partner’s behavior, because as the saying goes, “actions speak louder than words.”

I brought along a few surprises for our trip, one of which was the Emily & Tony Aromatherapy Massage Candle. As a new intern, Emily gave me the candle to experiment with. I was kind of nervous because I’d never used a massage candle before but Emily told me to “just have fun with it.” I knew it’d be exciting to use something new in the bedroom and I was happy to have an accessory help set the mood. I sprung for the Fougere scent and with notes of cedar, vetiver, patchouli, amber and nutmeg; the cabin was filled with a soft glow and sensual smell. Continue Reading

red flagsMy mother taught me early on to pay attention to the red flags. She told me, the issues that you have with a man on the first date you will have forever. I didn’t always want to believe her, but the more I’ve dated the more I realize she was right. You need to pay attention to the red flags in dating. Real life isn’t a romantic comedy. If you hated this person in the beginning, you’re probably going to hate them in the end. Continue Reading