“We need in love to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily, we do not need to learn it.” – Rainer Maria Rilke This quote isn't about letting go of a relationship that's not working, it's about letting go of your attachment to a man that's unhealthy and ultimately destructive to love. You learned to form this kind of attachment when you were young -- and part of becoming a mature woman is growing out of it.
When we feel shame, we want to hide and we certainly do not want to talk about it. This is where compassion comes in — to help with these difficult feelings.
Have you been sitting at home on Friday night, petting your pooch, eating a bag of veggie chips and crying over a sappy chick flick? Are you wondering if you should try online dating? If so, it's time for a change. Here are three great reasons to look for men online.
I see it all the time in my practice. A relationship doesn’t work out and we exclaim “but he looked so good on paper!” He had all the right assets that you imagine will make your relationship work. He is good looking, financially stable and has a wonderful circle of friends, yet something falls flat. You two just don’t connect. Why is it that something which looks so right can turn out so wrong? This is a common problem plaguing modern daters.
Age is just a number when it comes to acquiring dating intelligence, understanding men and learning the art of dating. With a divorce rate reaching over 60%, many women are finding themselves in a dating atmosphere that is totally different from that of their ancestors. The dating game has definitely changed as more women are finding themselves over 50 and single. This has unfortunately lead to a spike in the HIV infection rate of women over the age of 50.
Alone, scared and confused. These words could be used to describe a lost child, but in this case, they’re not. They are the very real and daily feelings of a woman at midlife who is questioning her sexuality. For those of you who’ve been there, this may take you back to a place you’d rather not visit. For many others, it represents the beginning of a totally new and ultimately joyful journey—one of living the life you were meant to and being open and honest about yourself, maybe for the first time.
In the years I've been counseling and coaching, many people say, "I know I've been in sick relationships, but I don't know what a healthy relationship looks like." There are many long and complicated answers to this, but there is also a simple one: healthy relationships make your life larger and happier; unhealthy relationships narrow your life and make you crazy.
Have you seen our first lady lately? The White House must be treating her well because she is looking superb. We love our first lady Michelle Obama ... not just because she is the hottest first lady ever, but also because she has her husband's back.