How do you tell the difference between a man who wants you, and a man who wants to be with you?
A very attractive single mom recently told me this story: She had met a man and felt sure he was the man of her dreams. There was a synchronicity about their meeting she could not ignore; the chemistry was electric and the sex, she said, was the best she had ever had—in her life, I might add. It had to be love, she gushed!
With age comes greater wisdom to lead a joyful life.
Just think, the best is yet to come! It's true, and I'm going to explain why. We've put in all the hard work, we've done our due diligence, we've gotten down and dirty; finally we get to enjoy the garden we've been tending for the first half of life.
My experience discovering when I was ready to date after divorce and how this may help you.
I am going to share with you my thoughts on getting over divorce and dating after divorce. As my mentor, T. Harv Eker says, "Don't believe anything I say". And why is that? Because I can only speak from my experience. Nothing I am going to say here is right or wrong, true or false. However, I believe my experience can help you. After spending the majority of my adult life either dating or married to this man, and having two children with him, we divorced. The specifics of why are not important.
When your guy is away, use the time you have alone to make your relationship stronger.
We love this new photo gallery on The Gloss of reasons why being away from each other, even for a few days, can make your relationship stronger. Of course you can still eat Cheetos, pick your zits and sing into your hairbrush in front of your significant other — but it enhances your relationship to be away and do strictly the things you like to do.
If any of these reasons sound familiar, it's time to rethink your relationship.
What is it that compels us to stay in relationships that aren't good for us? There are many reasons, but more often than not, it's a combination of several motivations. The first step towards making your situation better is in understanding why you're making the choices you're making to begin with.
You see, I am not a believer that people do the best they can but rather I believe that people just do what they do. (And, in many cases, whatever they can get away with.) So, unless you are a bona fide junkie, addicted to the rush of break-up and make-up, wake up and smell the four truths about cheating.
Just because you're single doesn't mean you have to suffer.
If you've ever been through a breakup, you know how lonely it can be on the other end of a relationship ... and sometimes, the loneliness can take a long time to overcome. In this video, Psychotherapist, Author and YourTango Expert Julie Orlov explains how to handle your post-breakup loneliness and turn it into something positive.
Just because you want a relationship doesn't mean you're ready for one.
I know what you're thinking right now. "Of course I'm ready for a relationship. It's what I've been waiting so long for! I just need to know how I can get one started!" Well, I'm certainly not arguing that you want a real relationship. I'm asking if you're ready for a real relationship.