For those who take their participation in relationships seriously, you don't have to have a masters in psychology but having a firmer command of the psychology of how the mind works when involved with others can make the difference of successful interactions with family, friends and professional associates or living a life of unresolved conflicts with those around them. This article attempts to point out five conflict management styles and how to best approach those who exhibit a particular response type come the next interpersonal confrontation.
Just about everyone enjoys a night out at the club once in a while. You get together with your favorite group of pals, put on your best duds, and stand in line for an hour to get into a dark, crowded room crammed with sweaty, drunken dancers. Okay, so it doesn’t sound that great, but once you’ve got a couple drinks in you and you’re grinding to the house beats, you know you’re going to have a great time (right up until you’re puking up everything you just drank and suffering from dehydration).
Recently, Lucia, Dating Expert on the YourTango Experts Blog, stirred up a heated discussion in her post, "12 Reasons Women Can't Stand Nice Guys." Her premise was that women say they prefer nice guys but usually end up dating bad boys because bad boys are more "real" than nice guys, more attractive, more respectable and more charming, to name a few reasons.
If he's been feeling rundown lately, become unusually short-tempered and restless, has less interest in sex, complains that his joints ache, or wakes in the middle of the night sweating, the reason could be male menopause—or, as some doctors call it, "andropause." It's triggered by dropping hormone levels in middle-age. Sound familiar?
College is a time for exploration, and that means you’ll not only be perusing the schedule of classes to find those that suit your interests, but also the student body to get yourself a few dates. For many students, dating is old hat. You’ve been there and done that in high school, so it’s no big deal, right? In fact, college dating is a little different than high school dating. The stakes are a higher for several reasons. First, your parents aren’t around to keep you in line with a curfew and an insistence on meeting the people you’re inviting in.
Hi! I am constantly having crushes, seem to be so attracted to and maybe falling for men who are actually gay. Of course, I'm crushed because they won't ever like me. These gay guys are really good looking, sweet, polite, have good manners...lots of things that I look for and more. I'm a straight female. What gives?
"A couple of months ago things were so stressful at work that everyone – including me – was tense all the time. By the time I got home I was completely drained and wanted nothing more than go straight to bed." Does the above scenario sound at least a little familiar? Can you identify with the premise if not the specific situation? If so, how long was it before your mood lifted? Did you have a serious talk with yourself, trying to convince yourself to focus on something – anything – else?
Margery Fridstein, MA, LPC, offers tips on effectively talking to your kids about sex By Margery Fridstein, psychotherapist/ genConnect.com Parents need to talk to their kids about sex. And they need to do it at a much earlier age than their parents talked to them. I find that kids – some as young as 7 – who come to my office have no hesitancy in talking about sexual topics that they have picked up from their parents, their older siblings or the media.
An orgasm can be your best friend. It can relax you when you are stressed by the release of endorphins that produces a calming effect. It can make you sleepy when you are tossing and turning. It can brighten your day and put you in a good mood. An orgasm can bring two lovers closer together. There are all different types of orgasms. There are the orgasms that are quick and to the point of release. Another type of orgasm is when you slowly build to the ultimate climax, and when you have the orgasm, it is so intense and you feel it throughout your entire body.
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