...And they lived happily ever after You don't have to be a hopeless romantic or a Disney uber-fan to feel something when you read these words. The desire to attract and sustain a long-lasting, satisfyingly happy love relationship is shared by many women and men too. There is something comforting and pleasing about the prospect of finding a mate, maybe even a soulmate, and having the passion and love continue to grow over time. Unfortunately, the dream of “happily ever after” feels impossible to many.
Lately baby, I've been thinkin' How good it was when you we're here And it ain't the wine that I’ve been drinkin' For once I feel my head is clear But early this mornin', when I opened my eyes That old lonesome feelin' took me by surprise I guess you meant more to me than I realized The love we had stays on my mind The love we had stays on my mind The Dells . . . The Love We Had Stays on My Mind . . . 1971
What I find is critical to many of my clients is to surround themselves with like minded people who provide positive energy to their dating efforts. Ask yourself this Relationship Question: “Who is in your support system and how do they support your dating?” When I was single, I realized I was hanging out with a group of women who were not supporting my efforts. They were critical and judgmental. Also, I found out they would say negatives things about me behind my back.
People who are unhappy with themselves and afraid of being alone are alone even if they are married. Due to their fear of being alone they make poor decisions and most of the time decisions are made from a feeling of desperation. Childhood abuse or chaotic family situations can cause a child grief and self loathing. This does not go away. They choose a partner that represents how they feel about themselves.
Let's face it: we could all use a little body image boost from time to time. In a world full of magazine covers telling us our abs should be flat and our booties should be round, how are we supposed to accept ourselves the way we are? Good news: our experts are here to help. Below are 15 easy ways you can learn to love your body starting right here, right now.
If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants. Answer eaxh question with True / False 1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally. 2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.
By Marlene Koch, RD for GalTime.com Sugar has been in the news a lot lately, but the story has been anything but sweet (especially for sweet-lovers like me!). From the alarming "toxic" truth about sugar relayed to Dr. Sanjay Gupta during a recent interview with researcher and pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig on 60 Minutes, to the American Heart Association's recommendation that we curb our current added sugar intake by a whopping 70%.
Last week I suggested that revitalizing your relationship involves looking at what you're doing, and how you're doing it. Today's list addresses both dimensions of your relationship, with two essential communication tips (#10) and a practice of connecting with yourself that I recommend everyone try at least once (#9). But this should top the list: create loving connection by being the first to reach out with affectionate touch, a compliment or expressions of endearment.
Jessica can't deny it anymore. She's tried to pretend that her marriage to Doug is just fine. She's held out hope that the prickly dynamics between she and Doug would soon pass. After their most recent argument, Jessica stopped pretending. For the first time in a long while, she could fully see-- and feel-- how far apart she and Doug have become. She has been asking friends and searching online for referrals for a coach that she and Doug could work with and maybe save their marriage...before it ends in divorce. She hopes it isn't too late.