Graduating is about change and moving on, and in the same breath it can be frightening, as well as exciting. Being frightened and excited often have the same physical symptoms, heart racing, shortness of breath, sweaty palms etc. The only thing that is really different is your choice of attitude.
There is a 70-year-old virgin in the news lately. Pam Shaw is looking for a man to deflower her. She says she has been too busy working all of her life to find a man and since she does not believe in sex before marriage, she’s remained a virgin. “Now’s the time. I’m ready to take the plunge for the right bloke," she says. "My standards are still very high, though. I’m hoping to bag a tall, dark and handsome millionaire." Is their hope for Pam?
Remember the day you gazed into the eyes of your prospective partner and truly grasped that their excitement about you matched your fascination with them? You saw your idealized self reflected back to you in their soft smiling eyes. You were hooked like a fish attracted to a shiny new lure that caters to its most vulnerable characteristics.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Janice Wood Members of the military are more likely to be married and, despite the challenges of making a marriage work with unpredictable schedules and frequent separations due to deployments, are not more vulnerable to divorce than civilian marriages.
Reading marital statistics today is akin to viewing a nation-wide obituary. The once sacrosanct union has permanently lost its halo and now entered the dead zone, with marital stability taking a nose dive of unprecedented proportions over the last several decades. As things go, unfortunately, the decline shows no sign of plateauing. According to Jennifer Baker of Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce.
A big, looming question after the breakup seems to be, "Can we still be friends?" Unfortunately the answer is probably no. There are several reasons for this, but first and foremost is that even after the most amicable breakup, the people involved need some time so they can work through their feelings and sift through the ruins of the relationship.
Okay, so here you are. The papers are signed, the lawyers have been paid and your husband is now officially your ex-husband. As you take a moment to look down the road the thought of dating another man is paralyzing and full of fear isn’t it?
By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word. Maybe a less harsh phrase like "incompatible personalities" lands a little softer. But for whatever reason, your guy and your best friend(s) can't quite seem to get in sync socially. Whether there are constant, overt personality clashes or very subtle and consistent tensions between the most important people in your life, the long-term effects are no less devastating.