This guest article from Psych Central was authored by Suzanne Phillips, PSY.D. For as long as there have been men, women, and relationships, there has been jealousy—the fear of losing the person you love to a rival. Romance and literature throughout the ages have extolled jealousy as the sign of true love. “He that is not jealous, is not in love,” said St. Augustine.
If you’re one of the many women who seem to get everything right in their life except relationships, then I’m sure lots of people are telling you that you need to get yourself out there more, or work on yourself, or even just focus on something other than dating. I know – all of these pieces of advice can be really frustrating when you think you are doing everything you can to find the right guy and have a great relationship with him. But if your relationships keep failing and you keep going for the wrong guys, then it’s time to take a closer look and see if you’re falling prey to any of these not-so-obvious ways you might be getting in the way of your own love life...
So you know you're not interested in 'serious'. Maybe you've recently divorced, or gone through a break up. Or maybe you're simply focused on other aspects of your life right now. Nonetheless, some part of you is craving sex. BIG time. And you're considering having a casual sexual relationship (or two...or five) cause otherwise, you swear you just might go insane.
Excerpts from Marianne Williamson's Our Greatest Fear eloquently creates the template for generating the life of your dreams! "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
Seven Things to Give Up to Get Love Many times when people want to attract their ideal partner, they often make a list of things to do -- action steps, if you will -- that will help them meet "the one." They add new activities into their routine, join dating services, write singles ads. They may start an exercise program or buy new clothes in an effort to look better. They let their friends know they're "in the market."
Seven Year Itch Now Only Takes Three Years! A recent survey of 2000 people in Great Britain seems to indicate that in addition to the many advances in technology and lifestyle in the past decades, that we've also "advanced" the seven year itch to only three years!
Barbie jumped from the scale, 0% body fat, 5’10” and 110 lbs. “Perfect,” the research and development team at Perfect People Toys.com said. “She is the perfect genetic gene pool. Now introduce her to Ken.” “After all,” the engineer offered, “A man always needs physical chemistry to connect initially or he won’t be attracted.”
Bullying is thought of as being an ordinary passage of growing up. We all remember being pelted with some sort of hurtful words. Some kids remember being beat up on the play ground. Although this wounded many children of generations past it wasn’t always taken seriously. When we hear the word bully we go back to that behavior. However, bullying has changed. It is more than words or getting teased up on the playground. It is inescapable harassment, physical assault, verbal abuse, and a constant barrage of cyber attacks that leave kids feeling defeated, fearful, and alone.
People often associate marriage and marital sex with clean, safe, romantic, loving, secure, peaceful and calm sex. All nice things, indeed, but these are often the very things that don’t quite turn on the heat, and in fact are often synonymous to boredom and monotony. What turns us on and what we find arousing all too often, however is what is also considered dirty and kinky, and unfortunately often falls into categories considered taboo and unmentionable.
Marriage-- young people today are delaying it for longer than ever before, leaving many to worry that marriage is on the skids. But rather than abandoning marriage, the majority of young people just want to approach it slowly and get it right, according to a new study. For many young adults, finding love and companionship is secondary to getting marriage right, according to Maria Kefalas and coauthors. (Maria and I are embarking on a new project together on how the recession is affecting this generation.)