I think one of the biggest fallacies I’ve ever heard is the saying “Sticks and stones may break my bones / But words will never hurt me.” As a professional in the industry of helping people, I have seen many clients where they would much rather have a stick thrown at them than hearing some of the words their partner has said to them. Why? Because words stick with us. They leave scars. They flashback to us intrusively and haunt us for sometimes…years.
This week I had the privilege of doing AfterBuzz TV’s “The Bachelor” after show with JC Rubio (@theeverydayman), Canden Bliss (@candenbliss) and Bobby Kaple (@bobbykaple) and before the show ended JC and I were talking about when a relationship ends all we want to know is “Why?!” – “Am I broken” – “Why NOT me?” – “Is there something wrong with me?”
Sex addiction. Each word evokes complex thoughts, images, and responses. Put the two together and there is the possibility for controversy and confusion. Is sex addiction real, or is it just the latest cop-out for bad behavior?
Why would someone feel terrified to marry someone with whom they have a terrific relationship? Why would a loving, solid partnership trigger such deep-seated feelings of anxiety, rendering my clients unable to eat, sleep or function?
Have you heard those words before? Have you said those words before? I hear couples say this on an almost daily basis in my practice and I have to say, when I hear it – I even get discouraged about the possibility of the relationship working out. :( In my experience, it usually makes the person being accused of never being happy feel like they have these out of this world expectations and standards (and hm, sometimes they do, but that’s another blog post!) and for the person blasting it out – it only adds to their hopelessness and resignat
One week from tomorrow I will be getting married! Feelings of excitement, exhilaration and anticipation overcome me as I imagine hundreds of friends and family all together celebrating our magnificent wedding day. This will be a second marriage for both of us, as the first ones failed miserably. I was only 16 the first time around, so that really didn’t even count – I was only a kid! And his marriage was purely obligatory to an unexpected pregnancy with someone he did not intend on staying with.
Perhaps your current relationship is feeling the impact of this connection now. How would you rate your relationship on a 1-10 love and money scale, where one is how loving and passionate your connection is and ten is the degree to which you have mastered your money concerns?
Hungry for inside information and seeking guidance, people are still flocking to Oracles, psychics, and readers to help them find love. In ancient times, Oracles were deeply mysterious and kept separate from the common people, many times only accessible to the highest ranking priests and officials.
Full-Filled , by Renée Stephens and Samantha Rose review by Donald Pelles If you are someone who struggles to control your weight; if you see the numbers on your bathroom scale going down and then back up every couple of months; if you feel that you have been beating yourself up long enough and want to feel good about yourself for a change, then this is the – not just a – book for you.
Small talk is the essential skill that any speed dater must have in their repertoire, but a surprising number of daters have no idea what it means, or how to do it. Here’s your rough guide to keeping it light in that crucial three minutes of conversation that will decide if you are a hit, miss or a maybe. Firstly, get clear on what you are trying to communicate: the whole point of a speed dating three minute window is to convey the idea that an evening with you is going to be great fun.