In our book, Mother/Daughter Duets, we examine a range of concerns in the relationships between mature daughters and their mothers growing old. We ourselves are such a mother/daughter team. We use our own relationship, along with many others who have contributed their own experiences to our book to shine a spotlight on the dynamics of the adult mother/daughter interactions, highlighting the changes that occur during maturation.
I am still amazed how many men and women complain about the difficulties they have enjoying a successful dating life. The sexes must learn how to open up and talk to each other without initial harsh judgment or sabotage due to their own subconscious insecurities. Men & women need to make an effort to understand their gender differences and embrace them instead of repelling away from them!
It happens for just about everyone. At some point while growing up or as an adult, the vow is made, "I'll never be like my mother!" This could be a rejection of her habits, values, opinions, or lifestyle choices. This also possibly includes the way that you perceive how she mis-handled her marriage or love relationship.
Singles over 50 are the fastest-growing group using online dating sites to find love. Searching for love in mid-life has predictable challenges. Let's examine these challenges and show you how to overcome them to find love after 50.
My clients are sooo creative. They are inventors, and authors, and incredible artists. They are experts at using metaphor and rich, visual imagery to tell the most detailed and believable stories. What’s really impressive is they don’t even realize they are doing it. One client recently told me that her student loan debt was a giant, dark cloud that followed her everywhere.
There are many factors that go into creating a loving relationship. Certainly it helps if two people have some things in common regarding how they like to spend their time. It also helps if they have common values around religion or spirituality, around politics, the environment, abortion and personal growth. It helps if they both eat junk food or both eat organic food. It makes things easier if both are neat or both are messy, if both are on time people or both are late people.
While some of the longest-lasting and closest love relationships are between people who are truly good friends first, taking that step from friends to romantic lovers can feel like a big and treacherous move to make.
A discussion about worrying and anxiety on a recent talk show pointed out an interesting paradox. Most folks reading this article are healthier, safer, and wealthier than people have been at any time in the world’s history, and yet research indicates a significant increase in worrying and anxiety problems in relatively affluent populations.
Just like with any other area of your life, you need to be crystal clear to be able to be a magnet for what it is you want. Think about it- if you want are getting yourself ready to buy your dream car, you get a clear vision of the car you want, the ideal color, the make and model, and the performance…. and you get a clear FEELING of how it’s gonna feel when you are driving this dream car, right?
This year, I'll be celebrating my tenth anniversary with my husband, and while that's certainly not a record-breaking accomplishment, there are a few things I've learned along the way regarding keeping a relationship healthy, or at least from falling apart at the seams. Here they are.