We’ve all wondered why a certain guy will not make a commitment to the woman he is dating and has been with for years on a regular basis. He may have even introduced her to his family or taken her home for Thanksgiving dinners. His family might know and like her. Everyone may be wondering why they aren’t officially a couple. SHE may even be wondering why! Yet he continues to say “We’re just friends” or “she’s not my girlfriend” when asked for clarification on their relationship.
Do you find yourself caught in a bad dating cycle? You're meeting guys, dating them for a while, but the end result is always the same – your left alone and broken hearted. As much as you'd like to believe that there are just no good men out there, it's much more likely that it's due to your own behavior. The good news is that also means it's under your control to change things.
Love, commitment and relationships seem to be in disfavor these days. I’m seeing a lot of articles and TV shows saying love doesn’t last, so why bother. But, I believe that all of us want to be loved, and I know from experience that a relationship can work, and that a great partnership is a joy not to be missed. A lot of people come into my office searching for love, especially unconditional love.
Do you keep on attracting the same guy over and over? That one that just won’t commit, or just seems to want a little “you know what” and nothing else…Wondering why you keep attracting the same man in a different body? Did you know your “manifestation mindset” could be holding you back in love? Do you find yourself scratching your head wondering – WHERE ARE ALL THOSE QUALITY MEN!?!? In our 7 years of working with single women – we find them asking these questions over and over.
In case you haven't noticed, I'm not exactly the greatest person out there. I'm a bit bat-shit crazy, definitely a little selfish and am currently working on ways to be even more of a recluse than I already am because I find the majority of people to be annoying. I can count all my "serious" relationships on one hand and my actual adult relationships that involved grown up things like maturity and trust on no hands.
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Dear Annie, I met Al online a couple of weeks ago. I can't remember ever experiencing such a profound initital connection. Part of me wants to discover everything about him as quickly as possible. But, my other side wants to get to know him gradually, so we can discover if we have true potential. I'm still talking to other guys online. If the time comes when Al and I agree to focus exclusively on each other, I'm happy to take my profile down. In the meantime, I updated my profile and posted a new photo.
It's less than a week to the world's greatest and most romantic holiday: St. Patrick's Day. The beer is green, the corned beef is hashed and the eyes are smiling. Ahhh, thanks for chasing out all them snakes, Pat. Not to mention... It's time to make your March Madness bracket, or ignore your guy for doing so.
As a therapist, I often hear couples complain that whenever one partner tries to get close, the other pulls away. It’s a painful reality that love isn’t always as easy to give and receive as we’d like to think. Many people have developed defenses that make them intolerant of too much love, attention or affection.
When many people think about love, they may not think that being strong has a lot to do with it. But it does. Or maybe they do think of strength, but in the sense of being strong and protecting yourself from being hurt. The walls that are built to protect are the same walls that keep one from feeling their true feelings. I understand why these walls are built, but it’s a false protection, and doesn’t give one the sense of joy, peace, even security that is often what we really want. You can live strongly without those walls -
"Adam" recently wrote me with this question: "Should I be tolerant when it comes to a girlfriend hanging out with ex-lovers? They are not people she dated, but people she has slept with. Recently, she blew me off for a “friend” coming into town and I found out the “friend” was someone she had a threesome with..."
People ask me all the time how to have a great relationship, or if I think they are ready. I usually ask them the same two questions: What do you want and what are you willing to do about it? Then I direct them to my Relationship Aptitude Test, or RAT, which helps you smell a rat—or find out if you are one. It's multiple choice. Take your time when completing it.
Temptations fill each of our lives. Sometimes these are temptations we wrestle with all of our life and at times these are short term temptations. Regardless, what we are often tempted to do is to try to avoid the thing that is tempting us. Often, it can be more effective to remove from our lives the things that lead to the temptation. This is a lesson we can learn from Shrove Tuesday.
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The dating world is one of games. We are taught all sorts of ways to hide or thoughts and feelings. All sorts of ways to make one thing look another way. And so, when we meet someone who doesn't play by the rules, we often think, 'What is wrong with this person? You can't just…say that!'