Ah yes. That little voice inside your head that just never seems to shut up. Boy, is she ruthless. Always telling you what to do, how to act, judging you, illuminating your flaws. It’s no wonder you believe her. She is always there. “You look so fat!” “You can never do anything right.” “No wonder he left you.” “You are never going to succeed.” “No one is ever going to really love you.” “You are never going to have any money.”
Imagine after several months of waiting on the crush you have been eyeing at the gym for the last 6 months to ask you out, you finally have the conversation with him that leads to that long awaited date invite. You spend several hours looking for the right “date outfit,” getting your hair, nails and toes manicured and applying just the right amount of makeup to make you look like a movie star, only to receive a text from your date, an hour before the date that he cannot make it.
Setting healthy boundaries is the most important skill you need to have successful relationships. However, for many women, this can be very challenging. If you are someone who finds it hard to say "no," boundaries will be particularly difficult to stick to. Here's how to set healthy boundaries in dating relationships.
By Josie Daga, Founder, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com for GALTime Yay! He proposed! Now you’re on to the fun task of planning the day you’ve been dreaming about for a long time and the one you’ll remember forever. One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is finding your perfect dress. The dress that is just so totally “you” and one that makes you look – and feel – utterly beautiful.
By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, Teen Parenting Expert Yep, we all do it. So let's have a little fun looking at our "parent fails"- those moments of parenting gone awry where we had the best of intentions but no guide to tell us exactly what to do. Those "oh no, did I just do that or say that? moments are inevitable if you are a parent who is deeply immersed in the parenting game. And, during this game wrong and awkward moves are bound to happen, REPEATEDLY.
By Allison Pescosolido MA and Andra Brosh PhD, founders of Divorce Detox Few people "want" to get divorced. It can be incredibly difficult and painful. As a result, an extraordinary amount of women remain in marriages that are unhealthy and even border on dysfunctional. It may sound obvious to jump ship when a marriage goes south, but there are a multitude of reasons why women (perfectly capable of making sound decisions) stay. Why Women Stay in Bad Marriages
I hate divorce. It's a fact I have to live with though, because I am a relationship psychotherapist and some marriages have to end. I think divorce is a lot like marriage in that you don't really know what you're getting into until you're midway in and then it's too late to turn back. So, you just keep going, feeling, and living.
When it comes to parenting, Secret #8 – Be Consistent, is one of the most important. Whether you realize it or not, the simple strategy of being consistent fills multiple needs for your child’s development. There are some things that EVERY child should get consistently no matter what. Every child should know that he/she is loved unconditionally every second of every day. As a parent, there is NOTHING more important than that. Being loved is the most secure feeling that anyone – child or adult – can have.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED), is no laughing matter. Research shows that approximately one out of ten men experiences ED or a loss of libido at least once in their lives. ED has numerous causes, and according to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 5% of 40-year-old men and between 15% and 25% of 65-year-old men experience ED on a long-term basis ... and it is becoming increasingly more common in younger men.