Cupid’s celebratory love effervescence is sparkling through the air! Commercials abound about cards, brilliant jewelry, and sumptuous flower arrangements ... but you’re on a budget! How can you show that special someone that you care without spending your whole paycheck?
It takes more than just saying "I do" to reap the health benefits of marriage. You need to work at keeping your marriage strong. Below are ideas to help you keep your marriage — and your heart — healthy.
If you are single and dating several people at once, Valentine’s Day can be fraught with fear of making the wrong move and losing a great opportunity to connect with the right mate. Let me give you an example. My client Gail is dating several guys at once. She has just started dating most of these guys after the first of the year perhaps seeing them about two to four times each. She tells me she dreads Valentine’s Day and having to choose who she goes out with. And what if her first choice guy doesn’t ask her out?
As a person who has dealt with fear, anxiety, and stress for over 20 years, the number one thing I learned was to not take my mental health issues for granted and to get help. When I first started dealing with my fear and anxieties, I thought that it was just a phase and that it would go away. I was wrong. My fears and anxieties would come and go on a semi-regular basis and it started to be a major factor in my life.
When I began my struggle with fear and anxiety, the first thing I did was to seek help from a mental health professional. I realized that in order to deal with my fears effectively, I had to educate myself on the techniques that were available in dealing with my fears. Many people who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety and other mental health issues refuse to seek help. There are many reasons why these people do not get the help they need to get better.
As the author of a book on managing fear, I have struggled with fear, anxiety, and stress for over 20 years. During this time, I have talked to various professionals in the counseling fields, read many books, and researched many ways on how to overcome my personal fears. Here are some suggestions I can provide for people who struggle with fear and anxiety on a regular basis.
How are you keeping up with your resolution of regular exercise? If it is not going well, you are not alone! On this Valentine's day renew your vows with your body. The other day at the end of my class, people got quite hyped up to make time to do something for themselves. Some of them made a commitment to start going to the gym. Sounded like a great idea! But experience tells me that, by the next class more than half will report that they didn’t have time or the motivation. So what would help to be more successful?
In an article on Time.com, divorced couples offer lessons about what it takes to sustain a solid marriage. Relationships are tough; they require a whole lot more than love to make them succeed.
On the first Valentine’s Day after my divorce I was not prepared for what I saw and how awful I felt when I went into my ex-husband’s house to pick up our daughter. The dining room table was covered with flowers, two Valentine’s Day cards, and candy wrappers from chocolates that my ex and his new girlfriend had exchanged earlier in the day. It was my first Valentine’s Day alone in over 20 years. The tears welled up, my stomach hurt, and I could hardly swallow. I felt so alone and sad as I tried desperately to hide my tears from m
For awhile, when I was going through and recovering from divorce, I dreaded the thought of Valentines Day. “Love is over,” I thought. How depressing. Feeling isolated and vulnerable was not good. If I didn’t change my perception of the circumstances—my choice to do, or not—the negative, pity-party feelings would take over and I’d slide downhill emotionally.