We never try to bring flowers back to life when they have died. We thank them for the beauty they have graced us with and allow them to rest in peace. So why do we insist on resuscitating the pain of past relationships that clearly withered on the vine long ago?
A goal is a target on which you focus and put your time and effort toward achieving. There are five essential steps to realizing your goals. Achieving a goal can take longer and require more commitment than you realize. Self-empowerment and motivation are terrific tools to help steer you toward your vision, which will lead you to your target. Some people believe that when they fail in achieving a goal, it ends the existence of their goal. But this is not true at all! Failing to achieve a goal provides you with the opportunity to go back to the drawing board, redefine your goal and refuel the spirit of your motivation. Here are five steps you can take to improve your odds of success!
"I don't understand why we are feeling so disconnected after an abortion. I thought this would be the best plan for our future, but now I am wondering..." Couples are often surprised that their abortion did not bring them the closure they were expecting. This is because there is a lot of emotion involved during the decision-making process. The initial reaction is usually for sure relief. What catches people off guard though can be a deep sadness some times afterward.
“Have you seen “The Beast” grandma? I cannot find him anywhere!” This is the message I heard on our answering machine from my frantic three year old granddaughter. She had misplaced her good friend, a stuffed Disney character from Beauty and the Beast. The shock and disbelief that her good friend had vanished is often how many divorced women feel about their friends.
By Sheila Robinson-Kiss, MSW, LCSW Five years ago I was utterly devastated when a relationship went up in a ball of flames. Nothing made sense. I gave that relationship my all and none of that mattered after the rug was pulled from underneath my feet. I had landed on the concrete. My spirit was broken and my ego was cracked. I had fallen into a foggy slump, spending my days binging on the Lifetime Television Network and playing video games. Just when I thought the bar couldn’t dip any lower, the door bell rang one night.
"Why am I still single?" This question plagues just about every woman who comes to Dating With Dignity for coaching. Invariably, before coming to me for help, she has asked this same question of her girlfriends, her mother, her best male friend, and even her therapist. More often than not, when a woman comes to me for coaching, she has enjoyed success in so many other areas of her life, but has been unsuccessful at ﬁnding and/or keeping a loving relationship; and she is, to put it simply, mystiﬁed.
By Julie Fishman In the great wide world of dating, the options are numerous. But amid the hodgepodge of hunks, be sure not to overlook the often ignored nerds. While they may not be smooth or strapping, nerds make fantastic boyfriends. Here are just some of the reasons why:
Regardless of if you got dumped or cut your man loose, getting over an ex is a bitch. The flood of emotions–sad, angry, frustrated, confused–can seriously derail your daily life. While all may seem lost, we promise it’s not: check out our steps below and you’ll be back on the prowl, or at least back to normal, in no time.
By Natasha Burton It's 7 a.m. and you’re mind is dull with the first realization of hangover. Mascara chunks clog your vision. The guy lying next to—who you were really excited to dance with, make-out with, and go home with last night—breathes deeply, eyes closed. Okay, what now? Girl, it’s time to get your butt back to your dorm room.
You've been playing that conversation with him over and over in your mind — defending yourself, trying to figure out what to do next. You are losing sleep, it makes your heart pound, it's hard to focus on work during the day. So, you finally see him, you are furious, and now you are dying to tell him what you really think of what he said or did. Well, stop! This is the wrong time to communicate.