Ever wonder if you can really change your partner? Well, screaming and yelling sure won't do it. In fact, he/she may become resentful. Just as with children, we need to be praised for the good things we do.
Who didn't sing that annoying little elementary school song as a kid? " First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage!" It seems that celebrity couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt did not follow the path laid out in that teasing grade-school tune or what has been considered the traditional "rule" for a couple: you fall in love, get married and then have babies.
Dear Dr. Romance: I'm a housewife in my mid-thirties, married for 7 years, In our marital life i have never been satisfied, because our sexual never lasts more than 15 min. It makes me unhappy. I have spoken to him regarding this matter but he didn't take it seriously. I feel that he is avoiding me. In a year we have only been together for 2 times and only for 15 min. He is working permanent night shift and always claims he is tired.
Right? Wrong. With Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's recent engagement announcement after seven years and six kids together, it appears that the order of operations in love and relationships may be changing directions.
Are you struggling to release some of that pent up anger you’ve been feeling toward your ex? Did he betray you? Lie to you? Intentionally (at least that’s how it feels) break your heart? I get it. You are harboring some deep resentment and honestly I don’t blame you. But ask yourself, “Who are you really hurting by holding onto these feelings?”
Your partner doesn't have to walk out on you or file for divorce for you to feel rejected. He might close down and refuse to talk when something is obviously bothering him. She may consistently turn down your invitations to have sex or be physically intimate with her. He could confide in a close friend-- maybe even a friend of the opposite sex-- things that he doesn't tell you about. She might refuse your help and advice, even when you have experience or expertise that could really be of benefit to her.
We Want It All It seems that we women still believe we can do everything. We feel that we can work the boardroom, bring home a big paycheck, be a loving wife, be the perfect Mom, and raise wonderful, compassionate, intelligent kids who go on to change the world. The problem is that it's just not happening.
We are living in a world where the illusion of how we look and what we achieve creates the importance of who we are and who is going to notice. Confidence comes from our external attachments and achievements. Feeling good about our self and being confident connects when we have accomplishments that feed our confidence. Our physical appearance and weight loss, intelligence, exciting career, loving relationships and friends, nice car and house, great clothes, talent, success and money become the result orientation of being pro active and involved in our life.
The Research and Development department here at Lucky Bloke had a few moments to spare and decided to have some fun composing a list of key historical figures and what condoms they would have preferred if they'd been available during their time in history. The results are sure to entertain you.
Dealing with a disappointing school report card can cause lots of stress and arguments for almost all of us. I remember when I was a child, I would hide the school report card and hope my parents would forget to ask for it. Then the disappointment, anger, and threats of more tutoring punishments would come. Not a fun time in my family. As a family counselor, parenting consultant, and homework expert, I will share five things you can do to handle the disappointing school report card in a way that can increase achievement and decrease frustration.