Each of us has a picture of our ideal mate. I bet he is handsome, witty, a good listener, has a good sense of humor and is successful in his career! What if the last part of the “successful in his career” was missing? Would you be interested in this guy? What if he was successful until recently and now he is out of work? Would you give this guy the time of day?
Each person allows for the individuality of each person within the relationship. Experience both oneness & separateness from their partner. Bringing out the best qualities in each other. Inviting growth in their partner. Experiencing openness to change & exploration in both partners & in the relationship. Experiencing true intimacy in the relationship - physically, emotionally, intellectually, & spiritually. The freedom to ask honestly for what they want.
Long distance relationships are not for the fearful; they’re for the audacious. The brassy, bold + brave. You exchange massive time alone for fleeting doses of joy with your beloved. Critics say the long-distance relationship is doomed. Heartache inevitable. Dreams decimated. “You can’t go on that way forever,” they tout. But you insist you can. And as long as you do, you’ll be required to practice the qualities of faith + fortitude Independence + imagination..
In the age of cell phones, text messaging, emails and social networking, there seems to be a pandemic going around, and it's affecting the entire world.
I'm extremely lazy when it comes to certain areas of my life. For example, I'll spend loads of time going to workshops, learning, and studying in my field, but won't bother to take the time to match my socks. I'm so lazy that one day I bought 12 pairs of identical socks so I didn't have to bother finding mates and matching them.
In an effort to spread awareness, Planned Parenthood is flexing its political muscles to explain why Mitt Romney is the wrong choice for women, and they aren't joking around. According to the Washington Post, the organization will run its largest campaign ad to date in Virginia and Ohio over the next several weeks.
My maternal grandmother was a sweet woman. Everyone says that about their old grannies, I know, but I mean mine was after every sort of sweet candy, cake, cookie and pie (especially pie!) she could get her hands on. She was a sweet soul, too, don't get me wrong, but I loved the way she would allow us to have dessert first, and how when she went to Vegas with Grandpa she would head straight to the dessert buffets.
We all know the big relationship red flags: Lying, cheating, abuse. These are the obvious signs that your relationship is in trouble. But, these are not the most common causes of broken marriages and failed relationships. More often than not, relationships are distressed little by little over time until both partners feel a complete disconnection. As a counselor, I meet couples when their relationship has reached that point of disconnection—when communication, conflict resolution and intimacy have collapsed.
There is a reason that people say "love is blind", but you don't have to be unaware of the signals that tell you that it's time to move on. It's really wonderful to meet a man who is attractive, gracious, and makes you laugh, isn't it? You get that warm feeling when you are with him. Conversation is easy and he's polite and attentive. You think about him when you are apart, waiting to hear from him again.
How is online dating like being a senior in college? I recently visited my favorite undergrad professor when I took a trip to my alma mater. Seeing him and chatting with him in his messy, book-strewn office instantly transported me back to when I was a senior in college asking his sage advice about job-hunting.