It all began with two incidents on the same day. First, I opened an envelope to find three hand-written pages of tightly-spaced words (some so tiny I had to use my magnifying glass) that read, in part: After being out of work for several months, I enrolled in career-training. Our last assignment was to visualize a new product label and transfer it to paper. I dropped out. I’m not interested in classes filled with gobbledygook psychobabble.
His first words were, “Do you know about choking?” The question came from a physically fit young male who sat slumped on my office stool. Smiling, I replied, “Well, there’s choking that involves something getting stuck in one’s throat, and choking that describes failure under pressure, and choking due to constricted bronchial tubes, and . . .”
Violence is not limited to the physical realm. Words can be brutal, violent and abusive to a great extent, often without intent. Projecting violence in words is counterproductive and toxic for the sender as much as for the recipient. MB Rosenberg, the thinker behind non-violent communication, nailed down the 6 communication behaviors we'd better avoid:
Wouldn't it be firecracker fabulous if every single day of your relationships felt like the 4th of July? What would that look and feel like? Want to know the secret? First let me share my 4th of July memories with you and then I'll let you in on the secret. For as long as I can remember we always had huge family gatherings at my aunt's house on the 4th. She lives near the High School where there would be the most amazing fireworks display. Growing up it was a day spent in her pool with everyone playing Marco Polo or water volleyball.
Dirty talk can be a little awkward. What do you say? How do you say it? Will your man be turned on? Our expert reveals exactly how and what to say to guarantee to turn on your man on and lead to some great sex every time.
"My parents had a very good relationship," I often hear my clients say. "What do you mean by good?" I ask. "They didn't fight. They spent a lot of time with each other." That may have been the definition of a good relationship years ago, but now most people want more. Following are ten signs of a healthy relationship. 1. Kindness
Last Spring I had the fulfilling experience of picking up my new car from the dealership. Part of the experience was how thrilled I was with how my car looked and drove and well, everything about it! This was particularly happy-making for me as I had spent over a year working on my car-buying project. Once I had identified the car I wanted, I discovered none were available on any lot in all of Southern California. It was a brand new model and had to be special ordered.
Question: I've been married for twenty years and been together twenty-three. My husband and I are just in our early 40's, so we got married when we were still pretty young and "adventurous" and have continued with a great sex life. During our entire relationship I have always been a "catch & spit" kind of girl. Over the years my husband has mentioned swallowing always in a joking manner and always adding it didn't matter to him either way.
It is reported that Tom Cruise was shocked when Katie Holmes filed for divorce. The decision to break up a family when the children are young is such a serious one, I hope that Katie tried everything she could to keep her family together before making this decision. If Tom was truly shocked, then we know at least two things: 1. Katie is a hell of an actress and 2. He was missing signals that were loud and clear ... at least in her mind.