Are you in a love-hate relationship? Let's find out!
When a girl likes a guy, she will put up with a lot. Flaking on phone calls, cancelling plans and even dropping hints that a long-term relationship is not in the cards. Every day, I receive emails from women desperately seeking advice about how to deal with the object of their affection and frustration.
Why you should relax despite all of dating's unknowns ...
When you haven't dated for some time, the idea of getting back out there can feel overwhelming. The best dating advice I can give is to take the pressure off yourself and the dating process. Sure, it sounds simple, but it can completely change your experience and improve your odds of success. Here's how.
How women who are dating over 40 can recognize the Bitter Woman FemiType and avoid becoming it
In an effort to help you understand the man side of this midlife dating experience, I’ve introduced you to The Princess, The 18 Year Old, The Scaredy Cat and The Wow-Me Woman: all FemiTypes* that send good men running.
Today I’m going to talk about perhaps the most challenging of all FemiTypes: The Bitter Woman. She is a little scary, a lot angry, and all about being a victim. Not only does she scare and briefly traumatize the men she meets, but her bitterness probably seeps into all areas of her life.
If you have been dumped personally or professionally, your self-esteem starts to fall. Boost it up.
WOW! That really hurts. When you have great expectations of a long term relationship and lasting love, you feel good about yourself and confident in the future. Then you get the dreaded Dear John/Jane letter or the pink slip at work and immediately go from the heights of excitement to the depths of disappointment. Being dumped can change your life and confidence in an instant.
It is not always easy to make changes, but it is possible. Often fear holds us back from success.
Are You Afraid and Frustrated?
If you are having difficulty turning problems into opportunities, you may be discouraged. You may have a need to build your self esteem in order to overcome fear, doubts and frustrations that are impacting the life you deserve to live. Having courage does not mean that you are free of fear, despair, doubt, frustration or discouragement.It does mean that we are able to meet life's challenges and move forward.
Courage is Movement Forward
Learn how to make peace with your dad this Father's Day.
An interesting phenomenon is that children don't stop loving their parents, so you might as well accept that you love your dad, regardless of his undesirable traits or actions. It'll be easier on you without that intense inner conflict. Here are four more facts for consideration.
How to turn your attitude around in the most common mood-disrupting situations
I have before about emotional hygiene and doing the necessary maintenance on feelings as well as your physical body and household. Health reminders tell us to wash our hands frequently to prevent transmittal of diseases. Did you know you can “wash” your mood, too, and give yourself an attitude adjustment whenever you want to?
Take things one step at a time and live in the NOW!
By Nan O'Brien, Intuitive Counselor for Galtime.com
Expectation leads to disappointment: When I first heard that spiritual concept, I railed against it. You need to dream! You need to have goals! Vision! You need to EXPECT good things!
But that is not what this saying means at all. Of course you need to be excited about your life and look forward to good things! But expectation comes when you CREATE a certainty in the future outcome, and RELY on it happening the way that YOU think that it should.
Fear of disappointment is a huge block to future love. Don't let this romance killer control you!
"I thought we had something real." Jen sobbed.
"He was the most romantic man I had ever been with. He was so polite and showered me with gifts and flowers."
"I didn't want to sleep with him yet, but he seemed so perfect." Her voice cracked again.
"What happened," I asked gently.
"He changed completely. He stopped texting first and then before I knew what happened, he started flirting with other girls on Facebook, and now..."
How to have a Happy Valentine's Day and avoid the disappointment!
Happy Valentine's Day! Today is the day when couples celebrate the love they share for one another. It's a huge national holiday, and there are a lot of expectations riding on February 14 – what gift to give your partner, where to have a romantic dinner, what to do after dinner... Often with so many plans and hopes, the reality of Valentine's Day often doesn't live up to the hype. How do you avoid that? "How I Stopped Hating Valentine's Day"
Valentine’s Day; Maryanne helps you move from coping to celebrating!
A reporter asked me to help him with his column the other day, and his first question was: “Valentine’s Day is coming up. But where can you meet someone if you’re single?”
I replied, “That's like asking me where to go eat when you're hungry. First you need to tell me what you like, what you are hungry for? I certainly wouldn't want to send you to a seafood restaurant if you can’t stand fish! As elementary as it sounds, we need to make this distinction and move away from the one-size-fits-all relationship mentality.