Not sure who you are? If you are a Yes to many of these questions then be assured that you are a people pleaser who may want to read on . . . • Do you know what you really love and need? • Are you afraid of having a conflict and losing your connection and being alone? • Do you feel you are “not enough and need to pretend to be someone you are not?” • Does negative feedback devastate you?
We’ve all been there. You just broke up with a boyfriend, husband, or long-term partner. Whether you thought he was The One, or the one for the year or month, it never feels good. Breakups are hard because they represent the loss of a shared commitment. Even breakups that make logical sense are still emotionally painful. Moving on can be hard, but there are essential steps to getting past your breakup that can ensure it takes less time to get from breakdown to breakthrough!
We are all guilty of having things on our cell phone that we shouldn’t or that we’d be embarrassed if our parents or niece/nephew found. Admit it, you do! I know I have sexually explicit text messages, pictures of naked anatomy and some emails that would make the eyes melt out of some people’s heads. I am also guilty of having my 11 year old cousin pick up my phone without me knowing it and look through my pictures—OOOPS! Is your phone on lock down; attached to you at times?
'Mate poaching' is a term coined by David Buss in his book entitled 'Evolution of Desire.' It describes the behavior of men and women who purposely seek out people in committed relationships. So, why do women mate poach? There are three reasons that may contribute to a woman engaging in mate poaching.
Dear Dr. Romance: My best friend is leading me on. What do I do? My best friend has been leading me on for quite a while. We flirt a lot but we still aren't dating. A month ago, we confessed that we liked each other, except he wasn't ready for a relationship. I was okay with that. But now it just seems like I'm falling into the friends with benefits category. Today he took me out for a walk. He put his arm around my shoulder and I put my arm around his waist. It was out of the ordinary.
Although it's possible that you need to go to yet another ten stores to try on dresses, the reasons why you just can't seem to find the right dress may have nothing to do with dress shopping at all.
As a clinical sexologist, I work with couples on their intimate lives, rather than on the "marriage" meaning we look at the relationship from the core of sexual intimacy. My belief as a counselor is that if couples have lost the intimacy in the marriage, then they basically are just roommates, partners or at best "just friends". Sexual intimacy in a marriage is what makes it a "marriage"! Most people would not have gotten into marriage to begin with if there was no sexual intimacy.
DIFFERENT SEXUAL NEEDS Situations and Lessons NO. 6 Fanny lost her desire for sexual contact early in her marriage. This has become a serious problem for her husband Dennis. Although he tries not to take it personally, he cannot help feeling rejected and demeaned as a man. Also, his biological needs cause him to suffer, especially at night.
JEALOUSY SITUATIONS AND LESSONS NO. 5 Bill is very jealous of Efi and does not want her to ever leave the house without him. He is afraid that some man might approach her, and he cannot stand the idea of another man even looking at her. Although she has given him no concrete reason to fear, for some reason, he does not trust her. He feels intense fear, self-rejection and anger.
When it comes to couples therapy, Hope Springs achieves an incredibly thoughtful and realistic portrayal of this process. While television series such as In Treatment and The Sopranos have done a wonderful job of portraying what its like to experience psychotherapy, a realistic portrayal is much harder to achieve in a film.