Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a time to share the company of family over a table overflowing with comfort food. But for many of us, this time of year is a mixed blessing at best. For all the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pie, we often leave the table feeling profoundly empty inside.
Yesterday I caught myself in a space of worry. I am not a natural worrier, as many are, and for that I am very grateful. Although I am human and on occasion worry takes over my very being. This is the space I found myself in yesterday morning before the light of day.
This is the time of year when many of us are thinking a lot about gratitude. We gather together with family and friends and we give thanks for all of the blessings in our lives. Do you include your partner among that which you are grateful?
There are plenty of celebrated relationship obstacles. We're pretty aware of most of them, right? Money, religion, communication, race, class, national origin ... all the greatest hits. Virtually every dating and relationship expert has offered up their best advice on navigating those choppy waters — and why not? So much discussion, debate, and research has been had about those particular flashpoints, so it's difficult to understand why they remain problem areas at all.
One of the oldest and most defended characterizations of human nature is our innate desire to be hateful for no reason. Racism has been woven into the fabric of our culture, of our upbringing, and has long worked its way into our daily lives. And while racism still rules in smaller cities and communities throughout this great country, in larger, more culturally diverse cities like D.C., the nature of our diversity disproves the beliefs that racism is founded on. Right?
In the battle over gay marriage and equality, the question everyone has an answer for but nobody can agree on is the Bible’s view on homosexuality. According to author Jonathan Dudley, we’ll never agree on an answer to that question because our interpretations of the Bible are founded on preexisting values and beliefs.
Do less attractive people think the people they date (who also tend to be less attractive) delude themselves into thinking their dates are more physically attractive? According to new research, the answer is “no.” You remember that website that used to be popular, HOTorNOT.com, which allows visitors to rate the attractiveness of random, anonymous photographs, right? Well, researchers are using the site to conduct research into people’s attractiveness and perceptions of attractiveness, because now it includes a dating component too.
We believe it's possible to come out of the other side better and stronger as a couple, however, dramatic changes need to happen in order for the relationship to survive. This is not something that can change quickly or without effort. There’s a shift that must take place for both parties to rectify and move on — together.
I was told to write on this title by my beloved partner and her friends because it's much needed info to get out there for men and for women. It's on one of the most important mindful-based skills in good kissing: not letting your saliva overwhelm your partner. This is particularly common in men because often with visual sexual attraction and turn on to a hot female body or face — he starts salivating. There are moments when this is okay, but it can usually be a big turn off for women.
Finding the perfect man for you can be arduous and sometimes can make you feel like your emotions are on a roller coaster ride — especially if you are not sure what you want the perfect man to be like. Many women do not bother to find their perfect man and get into any random relationship only to face regrets later. Therefore, you must not say yes to the first man who shows an interest in you, but rather, you should wait for a realistic love interest to step in your life.