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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.
The ten rules of double dating. How a guy should take dating to the next level. What would guys do if they were chicks for a day. Are shy guys actually afraid of women? Does a guy really fear ruining a relationship by making it physical? What if he's unemployed and she's got a killer job? Do men really, really hate being alone?
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!'
At one point or another we have been in a relationship or in love with a man who wasn’t quite feeling the same way in return. His friends or family would come around only for him to introduce you as his “friend” Tracey or Keisha or what ever your name happens to be. Although you two may be having sex, you never get the title of “girlfriend” no matter how hard you try to win his heart over and prove that you are the perfect girl for him.
Once it happens, colors become numbers, numbers become letters, and letters turn into a confusion of emotion that leave you utterly baffled at what you are experiencing. For some people, time will even stop; preserving one of the most meaningful and memorable moments of your life. This whirlwind of events and emotion can happen at any time. The triggers can be seemingly inconsequential, but it's the small things you do that can make him fall for you, hard. What, you may be asking yourself, are those special elements that change his thinking from "she's a cool person" to "she's the one?" Most men will agree that there are some common things women do and say that create pivotal moments, leading to men having a sense that they cannot live another day or another moment without that special person.
I'm a 27-year-old female, and I've been with my 31-year-old boyfriend for over five years now. About a year ago we started talking seriously about getting engaged within the next six months, but by the time fall rolled around, my boyfriend told me that though he loves me and wants nothing more than a future with me, he was just not ready for an engagement yet.
From the "Serial Dater," to the "Party Animal," to the "Hot and Cold Dater," here are 8 types of guys who will never make good relationship material. The sooner you can spot them, the better. Learn to recognize their trademark signs, and move on to more promising prospects!
Today we learned that another celebrity marriage is ending; Katy Perry & Russell Brand will be filing for divorce. It's big news because they're young and famous, because the marriage only lasted 14 months and because they always seemed an unlikely couple. But marriages are ending every day among us, especially as the new year begins. As someone who's never been married, it makes me wonder. Do people get so caught up in the whirlwind romance that they don't think about the idea of lifetime commitment? Or do they go into the marriage thinking, "I hope this works, but good thing for 'irreconcilable differences' in California"?
What is wrong with men these days? This is a frequent complaint I hear from my customers and clients. No matter how positive they try to be, they still seem to meet men who just don't want a commitment. The ones who want to get married are boring and the ones who don't are so sexy, but flaky when it comes to settling down to a long-term relationship.
Do you feel like a sensual Love Empress who knows how to captivate men and leave them hungry for more of your heavenly attention? Isn’t there something in Angelina Jolie’s eyes and smile that just screams, “I feel you looking at me, and Baby, your attention warms my heart and soul and turns me on in deliciously sexy ways.”