Men and women can be so completely opposite sometimes in how they think, act and communicate. They might as well be from different planets! We’ve all heard the old saying, Women are from Venus. Men are from Mars. Well there is a lot more to that aphorism that dates back several centuries – not suggesting that we come from other planets, rather our universal gender traits stem from ancient archetypes from Greek mythology; the goddess Venus and the god Mars.
I recently returned from a trip to Italy and I was captivated at how comfortable women are with their bodies, every curve, every hair strand, every toe nail. They embrace the figure they were born with (no matter the shape or size) and work every body part to their advantage. They are at ease with the fact that men love to look at women and women love to be admired by men. In fact, male and female courtship is a regular discussion at the dinner table.
When I was little I was told that if I became a Brownie, I’d get to play games, visit zoos and learn to make Oreo cookies. Instead, I had to sing sobering songs around a creepy wooden owl. I was also taught needlepoint (ugh). This wasn’t the first time I thought I had scored only to be sorely disappointed. In high school, I was told that if I took band class I’d make friends, meet boys and learn the drums. In truth, I was stuck with a recorder that was shared among the other students. When I wouldn’t wrap my mouth on it, I was suspended for being insolent (right…because not wanting to swap communal gob somehow made me the bad guy, ugh!).
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Erika Krull. Good communication is the foundation of a strong marriage. Many marriages could be saved if spouses improved the ways they communicate with each other.
If you're married, your husband may have you "pulling your hair out" at times, but divorce could leave you with real bald spots! Research shows women have a tougher time dealing with a spousal split than men... and it shows both 'in' and 'on' their head. A new study looked at hair loss in 84 female identical twins. Why twins? "Identical twins are genetically programmed to experience similar patterns of aging and hair loss," said Dr. Guyuron. "If one twin loses more hair than the other, it is related to external factors."
There are three words more difficult to say to someone aside from “I love you”, and these words are: “I need help.” Admitting you are in need of assistance is more challenging to declare versus a profession of love. When it comes to asking for help and discussing the need for professional guidance, people often wonder if they truly need to see a Psychologist or a Psychiatrist. Ergo, how do you know when it is time to ask for help?
It's no big revelation that men are driven by visual stimulation, and most men today have seen pornography in their life, especially since it's so easily available online, on cable, and on magazine racks. So what's the big deal? For one thing, I know of several marriages and intimate relationships that have ended or were severely stressed because the women were deeply hurt when they discovered their partner's addiction to pornography. Women rightfully like to feel that they are cherished as the woman most sexually-, emotionally-, intellectually-, and spiritually attractive to their partner.
By Marianne Beach GalTime.com You've finally met the perfect guy. Too bad he's already dated your friend! So is he totally off limits? Or is there a way to turn "sloppy seconds" into a real relationship that even your friend can support? We asked Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D., relationship psychologist, dating coach, and founder of MySoulmateSolution.com what you need to consider before dating a friend's ex. The number one rule, she says, is respect.
I believe that the original idea for dating was that people would go out and do activities together so they could get to know each others "real selves". This dating process allowed us to evaluate how we felt in relationship to different people, more about their true character and if we were getting enough from the relationship to decide to take it to the next level=a relationship.
When an affair takes place in a marriage or committed relationship, it is almost always a devastating experience for everyone. The first thing to realize is, no matter how much pain, anger, guilt, or confusion you may be feeling right now, you are not alone: What you are feeling is probably very normal.