Do you tell yourself you're not worthy of love? Or you're too broken to receive the love your desire? Isn't it time to let go of those limiting beliefs and create your true heart's desire? Part 2 of our series looks at how our limiting beliefs get in the way of receiving love.
It seems like everyone is an expert on relationships these days! Your mom, your dad, the woman in the nail salon, the guy who took a one-day class and is now marketing himself as a dating coach, and even the cast of Jersey Shore , all have something to say on the subject.
The other day I told my husband that I was really excited to see my best friend again. We live far apart and only get to see each other once a year. He responded with a hurt look, saying, “I thought I was your best friend!” To which I replied, “No, you’re my husband. I still need my girlfriend.” This is one of the key dynamics that can really mess up a long term relationship. Expecting your partner to fulfill all of your emotional needs sets you both up for disappointment. Every woman needs a girlfriend and every man needs a bromance.
Exciting activities improve marital satisfaction much more than pleasant activities. A new study by the Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory of New York State University showed that a group of couples who spent two hours each week engaging in a new, exciting activity gave a dramatic boost to their marital satisfaction. A second group who engaged in highly pleasant, but only moderately exciting, activities, showed no significant change in their perceived marriage quality.
When I was single I used to spend a lot of time in the self-help relationships section of the bookstore. After years of searching, every book started to look the same and the advice was just a regurgitation of some other dating expert’s theories I have heard a million times in the past. My mind numb from all the reading and workshops that promised to change my love life, I was starting to suffer from self-help love fatigue.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Therese J. Borchard. Bess Myerson once wrote that “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” Especially if you are the one who wanted the relationship to last. Mending a broken heart is never easy. There is no quick way to stop your heart from hurting so much.
The X factor. We can't live with them, which is why we divorced them, but we still have to deal with them for a long time, especially if we have children with them. That is literally a lifetime of having contact with someone you might not like and probably don't love anymore. How do you maintain your sanity while dealing with the X factor?
I run several support groups for the morbidly obese in the Houston area. Two of the groups specifically deal with food addictions. The members in this group participate in a 12 step program that helps them learn new coping mechanisms besides turning to food. It is very difficult; they have been using food as their lover for years. Their relationship with food is different from mine or others. They actually have a relationship with their food. Just as an alcoholic or a drug addict turns to their vice before they turn to their partner, food addicts turn to food.
I read a disturbing article in several newspapers, and I am hearing about it from other Psychotherapists, Psychologists and Pediatricians. Our girls are acting out, filming it and putting it up on YouTube. The girls are punching, hitting, cursing, pinching and slapping each other to the ground. The crowd is cheering them on and unfortunately, it's getting a lot of attention.
Marcus was starving for affection and physical contact. His partner Angelina had not been in the mood for physical intimacy since she had the baby. Patience is Running Out They had talked about it, and Marcus had agreed to be patient. Now his patience was running out. It had been almost seven months since they had made out with each other.