Nobody likes to be criticized. Let's face it-- most of us overload ourselves with negative judgments a lot of the time. When your partner regularly lumps on his or her nags, put downs and “advice” for how you might do things better, it can be a heavy and crippling load to carry. The combination of your own criticisms with your partner's put downs can cause your self esteem to dip even lower and intensify conflict between the two of you.
QUESTION I’ve been dating a guy for over a year now, and we’re thinking about taking it to the next level: marriage. How do you know when you’ve met the right one? ANSWER Your question suggests to me that you might have some uncertainty about taking your relationship to the next level. Many people willingly spend a significant amount of time, energy and money on the wedding event (or events) instead of expending those resources on finding the right person to be their partner.
We’ve all been there – he’s the perfect guy, except… Some of these complaints are relatively minor; he throws his sweaty workout underwear on top of your bath towel, or he leaves the razor stubble all over the bathroom sink without rinsing it down. And some are much more serious; such as infidelity, physical abuse, or substance abuse. As far as the second category goes, as long as marriage and children are not yet involved, it’s best to walk away and stay away. If a man cheats, it does not get better with time; in fact it usually gets worse.
When things are going well in a relationship, it's all too easy to make the assumption that things are getting serious. If you both get along well with each other, are having fun, and the attraction factor is so intense you can't keep your hands off of one another ... things must be getting serious, right? Not necessarily. Here are 5 questions you should ask yourself:
It's happened to all of us at one point or another. We're sitting in the office, playing on the swings, or walking our dogs and then it happens: a mugging, a purse snatching, animal mistreatment or bullying. In a split second we are drawn in a trauma or drama that is not expected and we feel has very little meaning to us personally. What Would You Do
It's something every girl has wondered: am I good in bed? Sure, like kissing, much of it may have to do with compatibility—what might be hot for one guy could be just plain freaky to the next. But no matter what your guy's preferences are, here are the 7 signs to know that you're rocking his socks off!
Study after study is shedding light on the perils of dropping out of high school. Besides not being able to make a reasonable living, own your own home, and have a comfortable retirement, you also may never be able to find time to get married. It is projected that within one or two years, less than half of the U.S. adult population will be married. This fact has social implications. The steady decrease in marriage rates is not only changing family values but it is contributing to the family’s economic inequality.
What comes to your mind when you think of Mardi Gras? For some, it’s the traditional fare of extravagant parade floats, exquisite masks, and beautiful beads. For others, the image that comes to mind is that of wild parties, women flashing their breasts and the craziness that is Bourbon Street.
So you got a hot date and you are ready to rock, but you don't know where to go for your big first date huh? Well, no worries, we have got you covered. Check out the list of the best first dates locations below and see if you think you can pull off the most amazing first date of your life, just by going to the right spot to make the mood right. You can always take your new friend to a dinner and a movie, but that has become to cliche for most young people.