We all know that dating over 40 can be a bit of a jungle with challenges, surprises and pitfalls. I'm sure you've encountered your share of "pingers" — the disappearing men, needy men and players as you meet single men. I get it, and you belong to a large, loving sisterhood. But it's not only us gals who have dating disasters ... Men have their fair share of icky, confusing, ego-crushing experiences too. Previously, I've introduced you to The Princess and The 18 Year Old but today, you'll learn about the Scaredy Cat. Deep down, the Scaredy Cat feels unworthy and afraid to receive love and attention, especially from potential romantic partners. She has been wounded by past relationships and hasn't been able to move on emotionally. While she carries these wounds below the surface and aren't there for all to see, given the proper trigger (like a man not calling exactly when he says he will), her fear can take center stage at a moment's notice.
Have you ever ventured into your local mall and you broke out in a cold sweat of confusion after a few minutes? You are not alone, my friend. Millions of women all over the world become anxious when faced with thought of shopping. Yes it's true. My research shows that not all women have the 'shopping gene'. Many find this shocking, especially the male population. I have developed a sure-fire strategy, so here are my 10 Golden Rules if you are ready to dive in the shopping pool. Happy swimming and I wish you much success.
Is anyone happy in their relationship? In a word, yes. There are many couples that are happy being together. But the headline, "thousands of couples achieve happiness," doesn't have the same ring as "divorce rates are climbing." So, how are these couples staying happy through all the normal peaks and valleys of marriage, coupled with today's economic challenges? Are they just lucky? Is their mantra the proverbial "yes, dear" with an eye roll? Well, sfter surveying 500 men and women on my Facebook page, the answers and secrets are crystal clear.
Here are 10 reasons to embrace the fact that you are not in a relationship and love your single life.
Just as in death and dying, there are emotional stages people go through during a divorce. Mostly these stages pertain to the person who didn't initiate the divorce, although some of them are applicable even if you did initiated it. Depending upon each individual, a person can skip stages, get stuck in some, or move on only to revisit previous stages. These stages do not represent a neat and clean progression through divorce but it will give you an idea where you are and where you want to get to so you can be happy again.
It happens when you least expect it. That’s what they say anyway. But I was always expecting it. And it still happened for me. It didn’t happen how I expected it. I met my husband on the street. When I was single, I had opened a dating Café with the idea in mind that necessity is the mother of invention. I had imagined that the right guy would just walk through the doors one day. But it wasn’t happening. So I set out to look outside my Café and take matters into my own hands. I met my husband within 2 weeks of that.
As a Sex Therapist and Relationship Coach, I am asked by many men what special gift they can give their lovely lady to make her feel sexy and desireable. In this article I have picked out a few of my favorite recommend items, that I know most women will enjoy.
Ever sense that your special date is too focused on fun to settle down in a relationship? Does your date say and do everything right–except commit to a relationship? It doesn't matter if you're seeking your great love match through online dating, matchmaking services or in chance meetings. When you date to find love, you need to recognize dates who just might be too good to be true to you. How do you decide if a dating relationship works for you? I'll walk you through the process.
You think that your partner has a drinking problem. You have tried to discuss his drinking with him but every time you bring up the issue you end up in a screaming match where he denies it and you end up feeling guilty. Firstly let us say that if you are asking the question and are arguing about the issue then there is a problem about alcohol affecting your relationship and you do not need to look any further for an answer.
I don’t know who Rose Franken was, but she said the quote above and I wholeheartedly agree! One of my happiest memories from years ago is the time my boyfriend and I decided to put aside the argument we were having, hop in the car, and drive ninety minutes to Santa Barbara, where we spent the afternoon beside the Pacific Ocean on tandem bikes we'd rented, stopping only to gobble down drumstick ice-creams, hot-dogs, and pause when we were laughing so hard we could no longer pedal.