Episode six is the emotionally-charged conclusion of the Love Life Makeover Challenge, and starts with a profound realization from Nadette: she doesn't just want all of the qualities she's looking for in a man. She wants one specific man... her ex-fiance. Will Dr. Diana Kirschner be able to reconcile them? Or are they just not meant for each other. Find out!
Love Life Makeover
Episode five of the Love Life Makeover video series shows YourTango's Love Life Makeover winner, Nadette, testing out her new dating skills on a series of first dates. After ending a year-long engagement, Nadette is eager to move on from her breakup and get back on the dating scene. Relationship expert Dr. Diana Kirschner coaches Nadette on how to have a successful first date.
Whether you're using the internet to find love or to find new activities and buddies to do them with, it's of chief importance that your profile sings the virtues of the real, uninhibited you. Throughout the course of the 31-Day Love Life Makeover, YourTango Experts have offered tips on how to set new goals for your relationship, how to get over an ex, the best way to communicate, how to behave on a date and how to present your sexiest self. YourTango Experts' final set of advice is all about presenting your best self online. Here's how it's done.
The key to improving one's social love life, whether dating or in a relationship, is to treat it like any other important project. Determine your long-term social/dating goals. Break each goal down into specific, measurable, attainable, relevant objectives. Select activities that can accomplish your objectives.
It's up to you to choose what will occupy space in your life. Ask yourself one simple question: is this sweater, dress, old love letter, friend, belief, or attitude adding to your life in a positive way? If the answer is no, toss it. You may feel a pang when you throw away the pictures of an ex, or a favorite dress that no longer fits, or even a friendship that's more toxic than healthy, but you'll also feel liberated of the physical and emotional burdens those things bring.
Rejection and criticism arise because of one word: fear. When we are in a state of fear in a relationship, the twin towers of negativity—rejection and criticism—become an embodied part of the couple.
Find us a long-term relationship that's never experienced conflict, and we'll check the sky for flying pigs. The feelings of anger and disappointment we feel when a loved one seemingly wrongs us can be consuming, even uncontrollable. But anyone who's lost his/her temper can tell you: getting angry and getting revenge never pay off; they never make us feel better, in the long run.
When it comes to finding true, everlasting love it is very important to give up the good to go for the great. This often requires a person to say ‘no” when they feel compelled to say “yes”. Going against a person’s true desires and compromising one’s standards does not lead to the long-term, happy & fulfilling relationship that most desire.
We are frequently looking for a magic pill to help us feel better and be happy. What is the one thing you can do in your life to feel happy, look good and feel good? The answer is love! Here YourTango Experts examine 10 health and beauty benefits of love.