More articles in category: Relationships

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Is Your Family Making You Fat?

We all want to get through the holidays without gaining weight and sure, we can drink water before we eat and never go to a party hungry (though that never seems to work when I’m bombarded with all manner of chocolate), but there is another common denominator around the holidays beside food.

Family.

It’s just possible your family is packing on your pound...

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How Do You Determine a Person’s Worth?

Worth has several definitions including importance, value, or usefulness. 

In the world of “Reality TV” and commercialism, society bombards us with images that have been labeled as beautiful and what images and people have status and value. Our same society has a way of condemning, and devaluing those who do not live up to certain ima…

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3 Meaningful Ways to Express Thanks

Have you ever given someone a compliment or thanked someone and been surprised at how positive their response was? Something that seems so small and insignificant as a kind word or stopping to express thanks can have a HUGE impact on someone.

And if you think about it, it makes total sense. How often has a small act of gratitude made your day? Or motivated you to b...

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Don’t Kick At Others While On The Ladder

It’s amazing to see how so many women have come together with the #MeToo campaign. It seems like so many women have suffered in silence for way too long. But that’s not what I want to focus on. I’d like to focus on how those women have come together to support and lift each other up. They’re all trying to climb that ladder of success. Indeed we are all trying to cli…

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Into-Me-See

What comes to mind when you hear the word intimacy? Many people think of physical intimacy—as in a sexual relationship. But in any partnership be it marriage, civil union or just two people who decide to be together; emotional intimacy is just as essential as sexual intimacy. I’m serious, it really is.  Emotional intimacy means you can openly and safely express your…

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Trucking through Rejection

 I met someone who walked into my life and was unbelievably amazing. He was everything I had always been looking for and supposedly I was the same for him. He felt we were soulmates and in time I started agreeing as I felt this way as well. Unfortunately, the timing was terrible I had been going through a lot of stressors in my personal life that is overwhelming enoug…

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Soul Food

Do you remember your annual visits to the pediatrician? We went for our “well check-ups” and my mom breathed her annual sigh of relief each time that we were deemed healthy and sent on our way. Those check-ups, for me, were torture. I remember them as visits to the den of shame where I learned the mastery of self-hatred. As if invisible, Dr. Pedvis admonished me in thi…

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FORGIVE, FORGET, AND THEN ENJOY THE DAY!

The key to a successful relationship? 

Well who knows what that is?!

What is the miracle elixir that allows two completely opposite individuals to withstand a cohabitant lifestyle? If this person doesn’t share the same goals, values, cleanliness, or obsessive compulsivity with the height of my photos, HOW EXACTLY ARE WE ABLE TO PLAY HOUS…

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My Own Little Guardian Angel

My last dog went everywhere with me. Owning my own business, I could take him anywhere -and did. We were a two package deal. He even slept on my desk when I was working, and it got so people would greet him first before saying hello to me!

When he was twelve, he became ill and I was devastated. I nursed him through it until it got so bad I could only sit on the floor…

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How to Choose Your Home When Moving In Together

If you’ve decided to move in with your partner, congratulations! It’s a big step in any relationship, and one that’s sure to give you greater insight into yourself, your partner, and how you interact.

At this stage, one of the first questions you may be asking is where you’ll live. Will your partner move in with you or will you move in with them? Will you look for s…

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Talking to Teens: Conversation Starters/Stoppers

How would you like to have free-flowing conversations with your teen? If you already find it easy to interact, use the topics below for additional ideas.

If, on the other hand, you are trying to engage a reluctant teenager in conversation, try this:

1. Begin with baby steps. Make your talks short and sweet in the beginning.  Chat for a moment or two, and t…

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Opinions: Strike That!

“Because what you think is an opinion and while you have a right to one, you don’t have the right to impose it, expecting people to take it on as a universal truth.” ~Shari

But then again, this is only my opinion…

People will always have something to say and people always scrutinize.

Case in point: My greying hair.

Wow! Really? I had no idea peop...

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7 Common Lies Women Tell in Relationships

Whether it’s an effort to spare another person’s feelings or protect themselves, lying from time to time is something everyone does. But what about when that dishonesty comes from your partner? All lies, from little white untruths to serious deceit, can …

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Is Your Best Friend Forever (BFF) Legit?

I just recently saw a post on Facebook stating: “Spend your time on those who love you unconditionally. Don’t waste it on those who only love you when the conditions are right for them”. It made me re-evaluate relationships especially your BFF. A BFF is an acronym for Best Friends Forever (BFF). A BFF has many roles but may include the following: trustin…

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You know it was YOU

You know it was YOU

 

What is this thing we call love? I read somewhere that the meaning of being in love is the high you feel when you are with that special person.  What happens when you start doubting that person’s love? Doubting their faithfulness?

If only you could check their phone, just once. And you do. You fin…

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How to Put Things to the Ten Minute Test

How many times in the course of the average day do you find yourself agitated over things you can’t control? Most of us have to take a few minutes to think about this because we do not consciously keep track. These things become a reflex over time. They are ingrained in the subconscious so deeply that we are not aware of them after a while.

 A good example of such ...

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Why “Yes” Is Much Sexier Than “Yeah”

What if I told you you could immediately become more attractive, persuasive, and fun to talk to by speaking a single word?

Toddler Teaching Time

The other day, I was giving some thought as to my my 3 year old daughter is able to capture my attention and persuade me so easily when others struggle to do the same.

Sure, it could be the simple fact that d…

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Only One Right Person? How Can That Be?

Friends have a huge impact on your happiness. Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness and isolation, and even strengthen your health. But close friendships don’t just happen. Many of us struggle to meet new people and develop quality connections. Whatever your age or circumstances, though, it’s never too late to make new friends, reconne…

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Men Who Marry Smart Women Live Longer

When you identify the qualities you’re looking for in an ideal partner, are her brains at the top of your list? Perhaps they should be. Newly released research suggests that having a brainy bride may extend your life and ward off dementia.

This research study, done by the University of Aberdeen, examined the health of identical twins and found that having an inte…

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Blame Your Parents……But Forgive Them

Stephen Still wrote the song “Love The One You’re With” in 1971 and it reminded me of the relationship with our parents. Our parents brought us in this world in a “blank slate” known as tabula rasa and then help mold us into who we are, create an i…

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Four Reasons Not 2 Marry

Marriage is a big deal, but not always a good deal. Eventually or most likely in today society, the outcome of marriage is usually an expensive divorce. Whereas I think marriage is a positive thing. I also need to have a dialogue about the negatives. Here’s my list of Four Reasons Not 2 Marry:

#1 Number one on my list of reasons for w...

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Moving In Together: Yours, His, or Somewhere New?

If you’re reading this planning to move in with your partner, congratulations! It’s a big step in any relationship, and one that’s sure to give you greater insight into yourself, your partner, and how you interact.

While some people believe it’s best to move in together once you’re engaged or married, I found it to be a good step to take sooner, since it deepen…

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Bad Relationship Indicators

Relationships, in all their beauty and gander, are hard to sustain. The fact is that most romantic relationships are short term and when people become spiteful, critical, or belittling of one another, you need to ask yourself if it is time call it quits and move on? Here are some signs that indicate that you are in a bad relationship.

What happen…

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Generation Sandwich

Generation Sandwich

A reflection from the assistant’s desk

Do you have aging parents? Are you struggling to make a decision on where to place them? Where are you going to invest the money when their home is sold? Do you have a plan? A place? Is your head going to pop off?

Well, if you are like so many others that have aging parents, it’…

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Domestic abuse and its effects

Even though domestic abuse and the awareness of it is much more widely talked about, there is still very much a taboo around this subject. Although more initiatives are being targeted towards victims of domestic abuse, we are still a fair way off. Very often the surface isn’t even scratched. One area that should be improved is empowering those who are currently in such a si…

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Love, relationships- ***Never settle***

6 Years ago I decided to leave an 8 year relationship I had been in because I wasn’t happy anymore. I began to think a lot about relationships and the dynamics of them. Coming from a divorced family where my parents didn’t get along had an effect on me for sure. One question I often found myself asking was: can the experiences of childhood really shape our beliefs mak…

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Love Yourself

Love Yourself

 

Even on the worst of days when you’re so worn out and you barely see straight, always remember how incredibly wonderful you are.

 We are often faced with challenges that test our feeling towards ourselves. Are we good enough? Did we do the right thing? How could I have handled this situation better?

Well, I know from personal exp...

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What Most Toxic People Have in Common

Do you know a toxic person? We all do, and at some point, in your life you’ve come across a person who fits the description. Dealing with this type of an individual can be difficult and draining, to say the least. In fact, it may challenge what you know about yourself and push you to the limits. Here are some traits to familiarize yourself with, and to help you underst…

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How to thrive in your relationship

 Did you just encounter your first big fight with your spouse or significant other? Did you and your partner just go through another storm? Do you think your relationship requires counselling? Are you finally at the end of your rope, ready to move on, and start to over? Stop well you’re ahead. Every relationship goes through a set of trials where one person or the other per...

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3 things to Promote Hearing Loss Awareness

Did you know that May was Better hearing and Speech month? Hearing healthcare is obviously something I feel passionately about since I am deaf in my right ear. So we need to try our best to encourage people tolerant about hearing loss and build awareness about hearing loss issues. Encouraging people to get their hearing tested is letting them know that you care about…

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How Venting Can Make You Sexier

FRIEND: “Girl! You won’t believe what Jerome did again, girl! Let me tell you everything he did wrong…”

YOU (thinking): “Oh God…here she goes again about her boyfriend!”

Ever been there?

When it comes to expressing negative emotions, there are three types of people in this world. 

Blabbers, Sweepers, and Presen…

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Nobody wants to be lonely.

READING TIME 60 SECONDS

Why is having someone special so important to us human beings? Not just for companionship, for safety, or for convenience, but because we have a need to express ourselves emotionally and intellectually, we all need someone we can trust to talk to, share our experiences, and bounce our ideas off. We want someone with whom we can share life’s pl…

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Why Men Lie Up and Women Lie Down

Both men and women lie, but they lie about different (and predictable) things. Whether in personal ads or in face-to-face conversations, men tend to lie about their earnings and their height. In contrast, women tend to lie about their age and their weight. And both men and women often lie about the number of sexual partners they have had in their lives. On all of these dimen…

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Now That You Found Him, How Do You Keep Him?

 When you have high levels of satisfaction in your home life, it carries over into your career and/or business. What if you are in a serious relationship or have been married for several years and things start becoming boring? The excitement has faded away and you are wondering what you can do to keep the home fires burning. I interviewed Romance Coach and Sexual Health…

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Why Make Date Night a Priority

No mater how strong your relationship is, the drudgery of the everyday will test even the most rock-solid partnerships. Real-life gets in the way of the romance; because whether we like it or not, piles of never-ending laundry and kids with overloaded schedules will put a dampener on even the most steamy couples’ passion. But making the time to be with your…

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6 Rules 2 Sustain a Happy Marriage

Here are six things to you need to do to maintain a long and happy marriage.

1. Do Miserable Boring Necessities Together. This is so very sane. As social entities fall apart, it’s good to remember that you’re here to build something that has meaning, even in its little habits. I suggest folding laundry together. I’ve tried that….

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Reignite Your Relationship

Isn’t love grand? Especially new relationships. In fact, the beginning of a new partnership feels like an idyllic Hollywood rom-com: the world seems to glow, you’ve got a smile on your face and a spring in your step. But fast-forward a few years and it’s a different story. Date night gets replaced by ferrying kids to their never-ending stream of activities a…

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10 Qualities of Strong Women That Men Can’t Handle

What makes a woman strong? We are not talking about Xena the warrior princess, a professional wrestler, or a boxing champion. We’re talking about someone with qualities that make her overcome hurdles and obstacles all on her own.

She takes her vulnerabilities in her stride and shows her flaws to the world with pride instead of shame.

A strong woman is someon…

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First Check The Seat In Your Truck

“Maturity is not when we start speaking big things. It’s when we start understanding small things.” Anonymous

As the owner of a small business, I often find myself wondering why employees do so many things without thinking them through. Sometimes things are said in jest but wind up hurtful. Actions seem innocent at first, but with time…

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Career VS Relationship?

Many people believe that being in a committed relationship and having a successful career at the same time is impossible to have. Due to the lack of time, stress and a number of others reasons. What we fail to realize is that the reason some of us cannot handle both is because we are putting more effort into one more than the other. Granted, being ambitious is a positive an...

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Ways 2 Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship

You believe that your relationship with your partner is happy, and that your partner is as content as you are. Or perhaps there’s a co-worker with whom you’ve always gotten along well, and you feel safe that there’s trust between you.

But what if things aren’t really going that well? What if you’ve been doing something that drives your romantic partner or co-worker …

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Trust and the effect it has on your relationships

I have met tons of people who have issues trusting in regards to dating and/or relationship, including myself. When we start a new relationship or go on a date, we strive to go into it with an open mind and also to give them the benefit of the doubt. But time and time again we find that trusting someone is more of a headache than not trusting them. In my opinion, it’s honest…

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But How are YOU

Good morning!

I honestly hope this finds you well and refreshed for a weekend full of JOY.

I’m in Indianapolis to run a half marathon and see my beau’s friends and family!

The quick, but super important main point that has been bubbling bigger than usual recently is this one statement that honestly irks me more times than no…

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Your 45 year old self to your 18 year old self!

I’m 46 in June, I was talking to my sister only yesterday, we haven’t really spoke that much recently because we are both busy with our own families, we live in different parts of the country so us seeing one another is limited to family occasions such as Christenings, Weddings etc.

So all in all it’s lovely when we do see each other but also sad that we don’t se…

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Angels in Heaven

Yesterday a post I posted on facebook about missing my dad triggered some responses and one of the responses was from a friend telling me about her dad and how she could smell his scent and how she missed him. I decided that I was going to post this very private post that I wrote on the one year anniversary of my dad’s death. In the hope of healing within and helping others…

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Breadcrumbing: Are You Being Strung Along?

Today I’ll let you see the inner workings of a player’s mind.

A bad boy. A ladies man. Whatever term you use, it’s used to describe a male (in this case) who intimately engages with multiple women at a time as a way of life, with bachelorhood as his highest value.

I was recently checking out an article and TV news story from a(nother) dating expert, Polina So…

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Facts and Fictions about Men and Sex

Conventional wisdom suggests that men and women differ in their sexual desires. But some of the beliefs about men and sex are surprisingly dubious.

Fact or Fiction?  Men Think About Sex More Than Women 

How often did you think about sex today? This question may be difficult to answer because we may not accurately recall how many times we think...

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How To Identify And Handle Toxic Relationships

Try and picture this, it probably won’t be too hard… You go to lunch with a friend and leave feeling drained because you’ve spent the whole hour practically talking them off of a ledge.. for the millionth time. Or, you may leave feeling angry because of passive aggressive insults they threw your way when you tried to open up about a difficult situation. You could also …

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Does He Really Like You?

Does he really like you?

How would you know if a guy really likes you? Well I want to start this article off by  saying, how someone treats you is the essence of how they feel about you. It can be the guy or the girl, it doesn’t matter. Same rules apply. I want to tell you a story and by the ending you will know the answer to the above question...

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It was But a Dream

“The life we lead is often very different than the one we design”¹

 A History marked with Struggle & Acceptance….Part 2

 As I sit here in reflection of our all-consuming, 3 years of seeking help for our infertility, I know that I was also very blessed during that time.

 All through this saddest…

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Dear Child of Mine

.Dear child of mine,

I wish I had all the knowledge in the universe to give you exactly what is required to have a perfect life.

I wish I could say, “I had all the answers to your deepest questions, all the provisions for your deepest longings and all the love in the world to fix whatever is hurting you.”

I wish I could delete some of the horrible th…

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Dating After 40 Part Two: Finding Mr. Right

Are you over 40 and feel like the right guy just isn’t out there for you? You’re ready to give up on the whole dating process? Imagine if you could walk into a room, anywhere, and choose the one you want in your life? It’s possible but you have to stop making excuses and believe it can happen for you! First you have to figure out what you REALLY want in a relatio…

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One and Only sneak peek of my up and coming book!

I am currently working on a novel and I wanted to give you guys a taste. If you are into steamy romantic novels, I believe you will enjoy this. This is not a book for anyone under 18 years of age. Feedback is always welcomed. Enjoy!

Chapter 1: Zipporah

Do you remember when you were a little girl? You imagined your future being as bright a…

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Listening Is Love

We are all starving, but not for food.

We are starving to be truly seen, heard, and understood.

Admit it, we live in our own realities.

We live alone with our deep inner thoughts.

Even when we physically live with another person, we actually are living alone in our minds.

Then…

When we try to share our thoughts and feelings with ...

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Cat’s In The Cradle Song Favorite For My Dad & Me

In 1974 a song was released that had a profound effect on my father and me. That song was by Harry Chapin’s Cat’s in the Cradle and the Silver Spoon. It talks about a father and a son’s relationship. I remember in 1983 when my first son was born and I was helping clean him up in the natal unit with the nurses and the strains of that song came into my head. I started crying…

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Divorced: Now What?

The next step is to Move On! This most difficult part of breaking-up is starting over. Many of you may be reading this article and wandering, is it really that easy? The answer is, Probably Not! Most often the depth of the grief after loss is directly proportional to the depth of the relationship. If you were really in love or close to your spouse, starting over may be real…

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Where is the Love?

The song by Black Eyed Peas asks “Where is the love?” Where is it? All we see these days is fear, hate and evil. Let us go back to finding love. How can we do that? Why not work on making everyday day Valentine’s day. Why don’t we take time everyday from our lives to show the people in it that we love and appreciate them. 

Here are a few suggestions for the different …

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We must stop chasing love. What to do instead.

Today, I want to talk to you about making the decision to no longer chase love from those who may be closed to it. I want to encourage you to think about the core relationships in your life. The ones that mean the most to you and whom you spend the most time, energy and attention on.

Is there anyone in that circle, no matter who they are, no matter how they may b…

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Is it possible to get over someone you love?

Is it possible to get over someone you love ?

One of my friends asked me for advice on this. If you were in a serious, committed long-term relationship, that ended, is it possible to truly get over the person you love? In my opinion, the answer is simple: No. You will never fully get over someone you were in love with. I will tell you why I believe this to…

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The World of Motherhood & NOT being a Part of It!

Most of us have a personal history that is marked with Struggles, some our own doing, others are out of our control. This is (part One) of my struggle which was very much out of my control…………

From a very young age, I knew that becoming a Mother was one of the things that I wanted most in life. But from a very young age, I also knew it was…

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5 Steps To Make Valentine’s Day Great Again

Your man hates Valentine’s Day.

He loves you. He wants to do things for you. He wants to spend time with you. 

You ARE that one special lady in his life.

But he still hates Valentine’s Day.

Maybe you (secretly) hate it too?

No matter what you “get” it’s never quite up to standard. Peer competition at the office is like high s…

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Getting Yourself a Brand New Pair of Eyes

Have you ever made a plan for your life? Really sit down and mind map the type car you will drive, your all encompassing career you will master, or the house of your dreams that you and your family will bask in? Or do you have a family? Do you even see a partner in your vision? 

Like some, most of my adolescent years were spent daydreaming about my imaginary othe…

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Positive Changes: How to Get Your Partner On Board

Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to get your partner to join you in making a positive change? Maybe it’s a new eating program, ritual to relax or spiritual practice that you’re loving.

After trying many times unsuccessfully to start something new with my husband, I accidentally found what works best. 

Committing to …

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Positive Changes: How to Get Your Partner On Board

Have you ever tried unsuccessfully to get your partner to join you in making a positive change? Maybe it’s a new eating program, ritual to relax or spiritual practice that you’re loving.

After trying many times unsuccessfully to start something new with my husband, I accidentally found what works best. Committing to the…

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Helping vs. Enabling

When someone we care about is addicted to a substance or a behavior we desperately want to help him or her. The trick is to learn how to help the individual without enabling the addiction. I had to learn this trick and the process of learning it, to say nothing of putting what I learned into practice, was long and difficult. I made many mistakes along the way and, as I loo…

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Life After an Abusive Relationship

I’ve been going back and forth in my brain about how I was going to write this article. Recently I received a very surprising message from a woman who is married to a drug addict and a abusive person. That woman is my ex’s new wife. As I read her words on how their relationship is over because of his habits and how he treats her it made me realize more than ever that I need...

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When Life isn’t Yellow Daisies and Picket Fences

I fondly remember the family road trip to New Jersey, summer of 1997. Picture with me a blonde, energetic 8-year-old girl who fantasized the days away, dreaming of her perfect life. Our family met for a reunion at an Italian restaurant in South Jersey, and this place had paper placemats!

 You see, whenever I travelled long distances in the car or ate at a restauran…

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Crucial Conversations – Lets Talk Relationships

What is a Crucial Conversation? Lets Talk Relationship Building

Throughout my life I have always focused on building relationships and I have to admit that when I first got started, I was not so good. Knowing this, I made it one of my life’s missions to get this right.

By Definition – What is a Crucial Conver…

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The Lost Art of Repentance

I remember a hot, fresh tear sliding down my face as my mom half whispered, half cried the words in a broken voice, “I’m sorry Abi, I’m just so sorry.” I knew I was hurt, but hearing those words began to mend something in me that I didn’t even know was broken. Looking back, even though it wasn’t the first time my mom had apologized to me for something, I think it was …

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Asking For Love Is Wrong

“If loving you is wrong, I don’t want to be right”.

Great song lyric, isn’t it? They didn’t tell you the second line though.

“But if I have to ASK for love, I’d rather be be in a fight”.

Sound familiar?

You can file this one under the “miseducation” we received by society about being in healthy long-term relationships....

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Introverts Unite

Coming back to Introverts, I hope you found the first portion helpful, and below I will shed some more light and tips on introverts 🙂

1.      We do not have one group of friends. We like to choose one or two from different social settings, and those friends mean the world to us.

2.       If we like you, we really like you. We are extremely picky about w...

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Shedding more light on Introverts

According to the dictionary, an introvert is a shy, reticent person. Do you know an introvert or maybe you are one yourself and you feel misunderstood all the time? If only people could understand you better and you did not feel like you always had to defend yourself and your actions and why you do the things you do. I hope this touches light on some topics, and if you h…

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It’s Not Always About You

I like to think that we all see the world through our own lenses. Sometimes they are rose-coloured, painting everyone and everything in positive, glowing light; other times they may be grey, causing everything in sight to somehow appear bleak. Our past experiences, victories and challenges, upbringing and environment shape the very makeup of these lenses, and their comp…

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Can We Talk?

Can We Talk?

By

Darrell V. Freeman

(Author and National Speaker)

“Relationship Status Check”

(Do You Know Where You Really are – in Your Relationship?)

Are people talking about the things that count when it comes to being ser...

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WHAT IT TAKES TO GET ON TRACK

WHAT IT TAKES TO GET ON TRACK

(To Get on Track You Must Have a Track Worth Getting On)

By

Darrell V. Freeman

(Author and National Speaker)

It is no secret today that relationships need help and relationships are at their best when couples are on track….

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What to Wear to Meet the Fam

With Family Day and Easter in the not-too-distant future, some are gearing up for a long weekend that includes meeting our significant other’s family. Making a good first impression is key, and the way you present yourself can make or break it. Read on for tips on how to navigate the fashion waters.

  1. Scope it out. Ask your boyfriend or girlfriend about…
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Why Some People Just Won’t Commit

The power struggles of “ambivalationships.”

Many people are quite clear about their desire for a romantic partnership that has a sustainable, long-term future. For some, it is a great need—an all-consuming endeavor that occupies a good deal of their time and energy. Others would like to have a romantic partner, but treat the pursuit as a desirable life option that …

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Love Is Magical But Happiness Is A Choice

Last week, we broke the Myth of Unconditional Love so we could love ourselves and our life partner to the best of our ability, without creating unachievable expectations and never-ending dissatisfaction.

Today we’ll incorporate a concep...

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The Pink Elephant in the Room

My brother. Let’s call him J. He is 6 feet 4 inches. Has powerful arms for powerful hugs and has helped me move more times than I care to count. He has a heart of gold and is sensitive as I am.

Up until September 2011, my younger brother was slowly dying inside. I stood by, watched, wished and hoped for him. Over the years and my personal living experiences, I lear...

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Letting Go: Easier Said than Done! DrO Speaks

Letting Go is not as easy as some may think. Some people tend to say get over him/her. You have tried but it has not happened. The hurt just does not seem to go away. You have tried to block him/her on your cell-phone. However, the next day you unblocked him/her. Some of you may ask, will I ever get over my ex-lover? The answer is yes, but it may take …

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When Intimacy Feels Exhausting

Recently my husband and I celebrated our five-year anniversary. Our wedding took place halfway through his first semester of medical school and midway through my college career. I worked and went to school while he constantly studied and stressed over each coming test. After graduation, he was accepted into a prestigious residency program. Three days before his residency…

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Ready 2 Date?? Ask yourself these 5 Questions

Many relationship-pursuers feel like the walking wounded. And although they have more ways than ever to meet potential partners, most of those relationships don’t work out. They’re still willing to try dating, but these warriors are understandably wary. They may feel the weight of pre-defeat, with its accompanying self-protection, and struggle hard to keep their cynicism a…

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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Love is central to human relationships. There are many kinds of love. In this segment, the primary type of love I will discuss is romantic love. Also I will not be discussing the scientific portion of love, but rather focus on human actions and behaviors. Romantic love is a combination of intimacy, passion, and generally involves a mix of emotional attachment and sexual de…

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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Love is central to human relationships. There are many kinds of love. In this segment, the primary type of love I will discuss is romantic love. Also I will not be discussing the scientific portion of love, but rather focus on human actions and behaviors. Romantic love is a combination of intimacy, passion, and  generally involves a mix of emotional attachment and sexual …

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WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

Love is central to human relationships. There are many kinds of love. In this segment, the primary type of love I will discuss is romantic love. Also I will not be discussing the scientific portion of love, but rather focus on human actions and behaviors. Romantic love is a combination of intimacy, passion, and  generally involves a mix of emotional attachment and sexual …

87.
The Myth Of Unconditional Love

It pains me to tell you this.

But you will never love anyone unconditionally.

Nor will you ever be.

Not your husband. Not your kids. Not your dog.

It’s not going to happen.

We lie to ourselves so we can believe that we love unconditionally, but we don’t.

It’s an ego thing. The truth is...

88.
Being Alone is Not the Same as Being Lonely…Dr.O

Being alone is just not the same as being lonely. We as clinicians have to began teaching people the difference. Many people just are not comfortable finding themselves with a few minutes of “quiet time.” This can be a great experience, if you can learn how to handle it-the silence. Many of you have just been over-stimulated most of your lives. Taking a few minutes…

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Be the Right One to Find the Right One

Part 2

“Be the Right One to Find the Right One” 

By

Darrell V. Freeman

Author of

Your Choice Is Your Trouble

(Moving on after the choices you’ve made)

 

Here is the bottom line – The Right One is not the Right One unless, the Right One is right about the Right One when...

90.
That’s The Way She Is

The late 20th century feminist movement gave birth to a new form of TRADITIONAL WOMAN. New traditional women are more confident, liberated women, and are generally content in their current roles. These women are making moves and changing the way our culture looks at this female type. Want to know more about female type? That’s The Way She Is (What Jack …