From your first interaction with a man you’re telling him whether you are just a Fling, or a woman who might one day be his wife, possibly the mother of his children, in other words a Potential Wife. When a man meets a woman, he is wondering which category to put you in – Fling or Potential Wife. We’re not really that complicated.
We’re all aware of the sobering statistics that tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce. We know that the modern marriage is vulnerable to a myriad of obstacles that couples must learn to navigate if their partnership is to succeed. We want to do everything we can to divorce-proof an impending marriage. Our culture supports premarital counseling for the couple to learn essential tools for conflict resolution but it still fails to prepare each person as an individual for the life-altering transition of getting married.
One of the most debilitating topics that my clients struggle with is that they have difficulty distinguishing between the truth and the thoughts that their fear-based minds shoot into their heads.
Parenting teens who are exploring romance can be frustrating, confusing, and can challenge your ability to be flexible. Your dream of watching your teenager meet and fall in love with a wonderful person may be turned on its ear as you watch them struggle - and get their heart broken. With teenagers hitting puberty sometimes as young as age ten, their hormones are getting turned “on” earlier, and they’re likely interested in dating before they have the emotional resources in place to handle it.
It may have been a scheduled blind date, or an incidental chance meeting, either way, every encounter has a first impression. The fact is that everyone evaluates one another when you meet for the first time. In the first few minutes or hours of getting to know someone, we form a personal opinion about another based on their appearance, their demeanor, their attitude or mannerisms, and even how much eye contact they make. As you form your opinion, some one else is contemplating their first impression about you!
A member of our website asked this question in our advice section: “I've read several of the articles on the site, but have not seen anything mentioned about "chasing" after someone who is pulling away in a relationship. That has to be a form of protection against deeper feelings, though, right? If someone is pulling away and the urge to chase after them comes up, what is the best thing to do in this situation? Thanks!”
On Academy Award Sunday, we all gather around the television to see the winners and losers of one of Hollywood’s most esteemed honors. Halfway through the night’s celebration, those present along with viewers around the world will take a moment to remember and honor those who passed away in the last year – film greats who left us with phenomenal films, amazing performances and memorable moments we can never forget.
Sarah Gilbert, the Manager of Services Sales and Account Management at Lulu.com, and author Joanna Poppink, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in treating adults with eating disorders, will appear as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio.com.
What if you've already done so in your life? What can you learn about who you already are from those precious moments you've experienced in the past? What if you knew that the voice in your head saying "Something is wrong with you!" is a lie?
If you wonder why you seem to be more invested in working things out than your partner appears to be, then there might be a mismatch in the level of commitment each of you bring to the relationship. Whether you are both strongly committed or both weakly committed is not the crux on which the relationship succeeds or fails.