When I use the words "men" and "rebound" in the same sentence, male minds might quickly conjure up thoughts of their favorite NBA teams. Women, however, understand that I am addressing the phenomenon of rushing into a new relationship after the dissolution of an old one. And while men aren't the only ones guilty of this relationship ricochet, they are, by far, the most-likely to engage in this particular type of reactionary behavior.
It may seem like it’s common sense that men just always have orgasms, but the truth of the matter is – it’s a myth! This week, I was asked by a new client if it was normal that her boyfriend wasn’t climaxing every session? It made her feel terrible and inadequate. I’m sure she can now understand what men feel like when they don’t make us climax. However, this is a huge burden to carry for both parties and it puts so much unneeded stress on our sexual relationships. A few things:
Ladies, we have all been there. Staring at the computer. Wondering if THIS guy will be creepy, or actually turn out to be sane. Or at least not be wearing a bad toupee and pretending that he didn’t use his college photo as his profile shot *sigh.* Or, we’ve been staring at the computer, wondering if THIS assignment is going to break us, and if we actually have the nerve to get up, walk away from our desks, and dive into some other job…FINALLY.
Dating is a necessary process in finding a mate. Your first date is also your only time to make a great first impression. And you only get ONE first impression, so you want to make that first date count. You should consider a few of the first date don'ts to help you successfully pass this first and critical stage of the dating process.
Are you sitting home with your partner, night after night, feeling lonelier than if you actually lived alone? Do you long for the past when you and your honey were so connected you couldn’t wait to be with each other and share every detail of your day? Are you pulling your hair out trying to remember how and when the disconnection began?
In this day and age, almost everyone has an online footprint... even grandma. And whether through Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook, it’s easy enough to track someone’s entire life in 15 minutes or less. When it comes to dating, the temptation to search before a first date is strong. To Google or not to Google? That is the question.
The first date between John Edwards and Elizabeth Anania back in the seventies ended with him kissing her on the forehead. Years later she reminisced of that kiss, “It was just really sweet. I wasn’t used to men being sweet.” Sweet is a word Elizabeth stopped using to describe her spouse long before her 2010 death from breast cancer.
Planning a wedding is a huge, laborious job, and most experts say that how you plan your wedding can predict the fate of your marriage. So, here are five wedding planning pointers to ensure your marriage will last happily ever after.
The past few months I have been giving advice to a friend about his relationship with his girlfriend. Or should I say his "friend". He thought she was his girlfriend, unfortunately she never got that memo or he never got the memo she wasn't interested in a long term affair. I found out through the wonderful world of Facebook that she was with, (shocker) another guy friend of mine. And of course that guy friend of mine was someone I knew pretty well. He is the type that gets what he wants, he doesn't wait around for anyone.
Being Vulnerable puts you at risk for injury, harm, and heartbreak. But the rewards are immense. So before you crawl back into your shell and reject the idea of vulnerability, remember the rewards that come with this risky business—freedom, power, passion, and love. It just might be worth it.