It’s easy to misinterpret what men really want. Whether it be what they want from a woman, or from a relationship, the movies, media and our girlfriends give us mixed message that leave Dignity Daters confused, frustrated and possibly even making tragic dating mistakes that leave them stuck in their romantic rut. Today we’ll dispel some common myths in the “Dating with Dignity Guide to What Men Really Want: Three Myths and Three Truths to Stop Wondering Today!”
(To view the video, click here.) Going through a divorce is devastating. You not only lose the marriage and break up your family; you also lose all the hopes and dreams you had for happiness here. Dr. Romance helps you to pick yourself up from the rubble and move on emotionally. Dr Romance's 5 tips to moving on emotionally after divorce
The new film "Hope Springs" is a captivating drama-comedy starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. It has the emotional depth of Ingmar Bergman's "Scenes From A Marriage," plus hilarious moments and a happy ending that delights audiences and creates a commercial hit. Director, David Frankel, and writer, Vanessa Taylor, tenderly tell us the story of the magical rebirth of a dead marriage. It is heartbreaking to watch the dull, lifeless interactions and habits that developed during the three decade marriage of Kay and Arnold, played with quiet intensity by Meryl Streep and bully brilliance by Tommy Lee Jones.
Domestic violence is the most under-reported crime in the USA. One in every four women experiences it. Many of the early signs seem to be caring, attentive and romantic gestures. They lull you into a trap for future abuse. None of these signs in isolation is the indication of future abuse, but when you start seeing a tendency, trust your feelings, not his words. So, what are the signs?
Oprah Winfrey’s famous phrase, ‘the aha moment’ has just been added to the 2012 edition of the Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. An ‘aha moment’ is defined as ‘a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition of comprehension.’ How can we make our own ‘aha moments’ work for us for real change?
Men are so bad at picking up girls! They have to try to be funny and that humor is lost on us, because all we want is a guy to say, "Hi, how are you?" That is the best ice breaker when you find someone attractive. Grabbing a girls hand and saying, "I know you!" When you have never seen that man in your life, is also another bad one! Or, "Girl I know you have to be tired, because you have been running through my mind all day!" UGH! Is what I think when a guy tries to pick me up with these lame lines.
Love is wonderful at any age. The excitement, the bliss, the romance. Yet, there’s also no question that as we age, love can get more complicated. As a dating coach, I often hear how my clients do not want to marry again. I know this may not sound romantic, but it’s a very practical side of relationships. I’m not against marriage by any stretch of the imagination. But I do recognize why older couples are choosing alternative living arrangements.
We always hear about the foods and chemicals that quietly erode our health. But, while we don't hear about them as frequently, there are similarly dangerous threats to our relationships. The sooner you identify any of these five things in your relationship, the better your chances are of saving it.
I am the developer of a community-based practice for wellness called Dancing Mindfulness. Mindfulness is the ancient practice of noticing without judgment, a practice that seems so simple, yet one that we often neglect in our fast-paced, modern lives. Whether it is used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, centered living, the applications of mindfulness are various…as are the ways to achieve it. Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness.
A question that I often get as a trauma specialist how can I "shake" my past to move forward with a meaningful love relationship? The roadblocks that unresolved trauma can leave us are pervasive, especially when we receive messages like "I'm unloveable," "I'm permanently damaged," or "I deserve only bad things." Join me in this interview with relationship coach Lorii Abela as I talk about love after trauma: