Emotional abuse is as dangerous as physical abuse, and another reason for divorce. It is more difficult to prove, more difficult to talk with the kids as a reason for leaving, but no less destructive in the havoc it causes in the family. Emotional abuse is also much easier to deny and rationalize which is why many people stay in the relationship too long. The longer you are exposed to emotional abuse, the more harmful it becomes, and the deeper it affects your confidence as well as your self-esteem.
I am almost done putting my dating program together and it's pretty exciting! All of these years of thinking and trying different things in my own life and helping others to find and maintain healthy relationships is flowing out of my head and onto paper more easily than I imagined. I've been thinking of doing this for years but never thought I had enough time and didn't trust I could put it all together. I hired an assistant and she has been incredibly helpful by keeping me on task and adding her own ideas and thoughts.
By Marianne Beach, GalTime He’s handsome, he’s charming, he’s making all the right moves. Could you finally have met the man of your dreams? The one you’ll spend the rest of your life with? Well, hold on—says relationship expert and author of “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and Coupled Up,” psychologist Harriet Lerner, PhD.
By Nan O'Brien, Intuitive Counselor for Galtime.com Expectation leads to disappointment: When I first heard that spiritual concept, I railed against it. You need to dream! You need to have goals! Vision! You need to EXPECT good things! But that is not what this saying means at all. Of course you need to be excited about your life and look forward to good things! But expectation comes when you CREATE a certainty in the future outcome, and RELY on it happening the way that YOU think that it should.
By Sarah Foulkes, Galtime.com You’ve had plans to meet a "new guy" for a week, you're all dolled up and ready for your first date-- and you can’t wait! He picks you up and you go out for a bite... but there's something about him that stops the romance before it starts... let's call it a deal breaker.
From Galtime.com Divorce can be painful and difficult, but according to Divorce Detox experts Allison Pescosolido, M.A. and Andra Brosh, Ph.D-- it doesn't have to be. GalTime caught up with the divorce therapy specialists learn about a more positive way to approach divorce.
By Danielle Miller, GalTime There are many skin treatments advertised today, especially during winter, when skin tends to be especially high-maintenance. Some products claim to soften skin and give you a youthful glow, some claim to erase wrinkles. But what if you could help improve the way you look simply by watching what you eat and drink? According to health and nutrition experts, it is possible to look younger by eating specific foods and avoiding others.
By Andy Berman for Galtime One of the things that I love about my work is that I get a first-hand glimpse into how people think. I am a trainer first, an observer second, and a student of human behavior third. And, I have started to understand how people think about their lives and priorities and why. I am going to let you into my life for a few minutes by sharing some of the most commonly used phrases about "why I can't work out". Bare with me as I review in no particular order...
By Sarah Foulkes for Galtime Dating can be tough-- and worrying about making a good first impression can be stressful. But there are a handful of things... let's call them turnoffs, that can make you want to ditch your date before dinner even starts. Jennifer Purdie of San Diego has dated several guys and had her share of "bad" dates... but some instances stand out more than others.