Do you get emotional before your birthday hits? Well, December 18th is my birthday and this week has been an emotional one! I love getting older because it means that with each year that goes by I step into more of who I want to be, I feel wiser, and I honor the experiences (good and bad) that have gotten me to this point in my life. So, for me it isn’t getting older that hit me, it was something bigger than that. Being a strong, independent, woman can be a blessing and a curse. Let me tell you what I mean.
The most fascinating thing about dating is how, what we want and expect to happen on a date, doesn’t always correspond to what REALLY happens on a date. For a couple of seconds, I want you to think back and remember a guy you dated that you were immediately attracted to on the very first date. Remember how that very first sight gave you butterflies? Remember how just thinking about him made you tingle? Remember how when you weren’t with him, all you could think about was being with him again?
All of us are controlling in one way or another, yet many of us are not aware of what it is we are trying to control in our relationships. I've found that there are two major areas in which we may try to control others: • Behaviors • Feelings
"How could you do that?" "Explain yourself, young lady/young man." "Why are you dressed like that?" "Why are you late again?" "What did you do to your hair!" How often did you hear some variation of this when you were growing up? I heard it all the time.
"He is always blaming me for the bad things that happen in his life, and then he tells me it's my controlling him that is making him so angry. He yells at me and puts me down rather than deal with his own feelings. How can I get him to see that he is the one trying to control me? How can I get him to take responsibility for his own feelings rather than keep on dumping them on me?"
Does your mood depend a lot on how people treat you, what they say and how much praise you receive? When you don't get positive feedback, are you just crushed? If so, you aren't alone.
Do you prefer to do things yourself rather than risking that someone else do it and not get it quite right? Have you noticed that this behavior pattern tends to push people away? If so, you aren't alone.
As a parent, you want what is best for your children. You want them to be smarter, better looking and more well-rounded than you are. You want them to be liked by their peers and to succeed in school. As such, you worry. And, with worrying comes anxiety which can turn into depression. Here are five ways to help you stop worrying so much:
I was wondering: how many people get into these situations, when their partners, who are suppose to give them love, appreciation and support, turn against them? Still, others might wonder why they are not leaving their abusive partner, as well. Once in a while, most of us get handled in a non-respectful way, and it would be irresponsible to break up after every conflict. On the other hand, the unfair but usual maneuver of an abusive partner who makes the victim believe that she or he is responsible for the bad turns of events is completely unacceptable.
This back-to-school time is a special one for me. Our oldest child is starting Kindergarten. While I have spent years talking to parents about how to help them get their children ready for school, this year, I am living it right along with millions of other parents. I find myself feeling excited, sad, scared, worried, eager, and confused. Can you relate to any of that? I am pretty sure our daughter feels all those emotions as well. So, the questions becomes, how do we deal with all this transition?
If you've ever been in a controlling relationship, you know how easy it is to get caught in its web. It usually starts out with a simple suggestion like, "Do you think that outfit is the best you can do for the banquet tonight?" or "I think you're better off ordering the salad," or "You should get a real job and stop all that nonsense about making it as an artist." His controlling behaviors are never about you. Here are five steps to getting out from under his control.
Isn't it time you stopped making your partner or your current circumstances responsible for your happiness and sexual pleasure? The truth is, most of us unwittingly sabotage our pleasure by focusing on what we don't have or want more of. When you are single, you crave a relationship, and when you've been in a relationship for a while, you often end up wishing you were alone or partnered with someone else.
There is much buzz around E.L. James' book 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' I have read the trilogy, and I think that men can learn a few lessons from it. The main character, Christian Grey, is a young, sexy and attractive billionaire who has a passion for sex. Regardless of their financial situtations, men all over the country can be just like Christian Grey. Here's how:
Do you argue over money? Will Money Ruin Your Relationship? [EXPERT] Are you fighting over sex? Do you have different ideas about how much time you should spend together and apart? Do you squabble over extended family and friends? Is one of you daring and reckless, while the other wants to play things safe? Does one of you want to be right all the time? Does one of you want to always be in control? Do you disagree about the fun activities in your life?
Okay, so now that I have your attention ladies, I need to inform you that this article may get a bit, shall we say “racy?” If you’re good with that please, continue reading. If not, well, okay then! In this article I’ll be discussing passion, I’ll be discussing control; I’ll be discussing confidence, erotica, guile, and I’ll be discussing a way to surprise your man and knock his socks off in a way that he will never forget. So what will that accomplish?