S__ & M___ sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first come love..., then comes marriage. Any couple in a successful marriage will tell you that you will reap the benefits for how much effort, time, and investment you put into learning new skills to connect, communicate, and be intimate with one another. If you invest in your couplehood, then you keep the sexual energy, attraction, and devotion within your relationship. You not only fireproof what you have together, it gets better each year. It's also fool proof.
That’s right, I said the “F” word…FIGHT!!! This misunderstood, undervalued and feared experience that people avoid and couples run from has got a bad rap. The possibility of “the fight” stirs up so much for people and yet, without it the passion wanes. The point that I want you to hear is that fighting is not bad, unhealthy & does not mean it’s beginning of the end.
We often think we are listening to someone, only to realize that we missed what they said. Either we were busy listening instead to the voices in our heads, or we were distracted by whatever was happening around us. When people ask how they can have better relationships with others, the first thing suggest is active listening.
You are on a date and although he's definitely making the sparks fly for you, you are not sure if it's the same for him. He smiles when you speak, you are both laughing, and you seem to be hitting it off. But this scenario has played itself out before. You're on a date, you think it's going well, but after you say good-night, you don't reconnect for a second one. How can you tell whether he's really interested in you and is attracted to you or whether he is enjoying being with you, but more as a friend than anything else?
What is the best use of your money? Is it a membership to a gym that you'll only use a quarter of your time? Is it buying fresh, local, and organic? Is it investing in gold? Or is it investing in your relationship skills? Most of us come from dysfunction. What this means is that no one comes from the perfect family. If we were perfect, chances are we're not human or we're not from earth. This is where a coach, rather than a therapist comes into play.
WOW…..That’s how I can sum up the week I just had. Well here it goes… I've been seeing, dating, hanging out (whatever the F you want to call it) this guy for a couple of months now. I had to get him back on track a few times which should have been a sign for me from the start. BUT I was becoming emotionally attached to him even though my conscience knew something seemed fishy. He takes me out for my birthday before hand because he says he won’t be around my actual birthday weekend.
If you see any of these six warning signs in your relationship, you may need to jump ship. If you see any of these six warning signs in your relationship, you may need to jump ship. Having collected relationship red flag stories from thousands of women, we've read some pretty unbelievable accounts of men's not-so-nice (to put it lightly) behavior. We've also noticed somewhat of a pattern: Certain red flags—warning signs we define as indications that there might be an underlying issue in your relationship—kept appearing on our radar.
So you just printed your boarding pass & you're ready for your trip. Look in the mirror. Do you look presentable? What if I told you, you might meet that special some one at the airport. Crazy I know but it's actually the modern day pick up joint. Especially if you travel often you increase your chances of meeting someone. So, if you did bump into "Mr. Dreamy". Would you be kicking yourself because you weren't prepared. Your image was less than stellar. To be blunt you simply weren't sashaying down the runway at your best.
How do I know if and when it's time to break up? There's a lot of good in the guy I’m dating, but the bad is unacceptable. What do I do? I keep waiting for the guy I’m seeing to make the changes I need. How long do I wait? And what if he never changes? Chances are, at some point in your dating past or present one or more of the above questions has weighed heavily on your mind. The truth is, there’s no one size fits all answer to these questions. However, your gut knows what you want and need to do. It's up to you to tune in, listen, and honor what you know is right -- for you! And while it's admirable to hang in there, try to work it out, and make the best of things, at some point you need to recognize when it's better to cut your losses and move on rather than stick it out for another day, week, month, year. The following are some tips to help you tune in to what your gut is really saying:
“There are no good men left.” Sound familiar? If you’re feeling freaked about being single, you don’t need to give up on your search for Mr. Right. You may just need to debunk your attachment to the scarcity myth. How? By participating in a fun 3 week experiment. All you need is an open mind, a few spare minutes each day, and a desire to change your dating future.
In 2010, finding someone to date isn't nearly as tricky as mastering the art of dating. Between online dating, singles events, and the old-fashioned in-person meet and greet, it's possible to date someone new on a regular basis. But how do you make the most of these chances to meet your perfect partner? How can you ensure that a first date, good or bad, is a learning experience rather than a missed opportunity? The following are the top five dating don'ts, followed by helpful dating dos:
You’re smart, successful, attractive. And single. So why aren’t you having better luck in the dating department? Honestly, it’s not about the lack of good men. It’s not that you’re too old or not pretty enough to meet Mr. Right. It’s not about the fact that your work environment is filled with married-with-children types. So what is it? It’s your past. And not necessarily your ex. Then again, maybe it IS your ex. Whether he's still in your life or not, your ex may be sabotaging your chances of finding love if: