Joel Achenbach noted a pattern of suspicion followed by silence among those who knew something about Jerry Sandusky's behavior with young boys. Those who work with survivors of child sexual abuse know this pattern all too well and are often angered by it. How do we explain the reluctance of people to talk about their suspicions openly so that something might be done to stop these atrocities?
If you have not heard about the popularity of the novel series, Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James, than you are likely living under a rock. This romance novel's overnight smash popularity is an indication of several things. Number one, women enjoy sex. Number two, women do like erotica. And, number three, women enjoy their erotic adventures wrapped in a handsome fantasy and safely packaged in a monogamous relationship.
Long term relationships can become routine, boring and stale. Here are a few suggestions to keep the relationship fresh. 1.Choose to look at the whole picture. The glass is half full and half empty ALWAYS. You can choose to look at what makes you unhappy, or you can choose to consider seeing both the glass half empty and half full (which is the real deal). Unless you are seeing the whole perspective, you will not be getting a realistic view.
In therapy, self-help books and meetings, and even general conversation, we keep hearing that we need to learn to love and accept ourselves before we can love and accept others. An old Saturday Night Live bit had a guy looking at himself in the mirror and saying “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!” or something to that effect. There are whole books full of self-affirmations, as if we can’t come up with enough positive things to say to ourselves on our own, we need a book to tell us how great we are.
So you’re staring at the blank screen, the white space is almost blinding and the sweat drips down your forehead as you struggle with a bad case of writer’s block. Writing an online dating profile is not easy and most people have the same difficulty. There is no exact science to writing the perfect profile but a good starting point can be looking at what not to write. Here are 5 mistakes that you’re making when creating your dating profile:
It's finally summer break! There's no more homework, no more teacher conferences and no more school carpools. The schedule is now relaxed and the school year pressure for both you and your kids is diminished. But, what exactly do you do with all that free time to avoid kid boredom and parental frustration? Here are seven fun activities to keep the body and brain exercised and having fun during the summer months:
There is no reason to be in a hurry to meet The One. Now, is an exciting time for a woman to experience her sexuality in this new frontier, “The Dating World“. It is much different for her now, the goal of dating after divorce is not primarily to find a husband or a man to father her children but to experience something new.
Call it natural instinct, call it natural desire, call it animal attraction, raging hormones, high libido, some women love sex. They love to have it, hold it, be on it, be in it, around it, just as much if not more so than men! Stereotypically men are stronger, work harder, have bigger muscles and are always on the hunt for sex, be it with their partner or any partner for that matter.
I have two very close girlfriends, call them Sally and Wendy. They are not friends with each other, by the way, and you'll see why. Wendy is the type of woman that in times past would have been called easy or loose, but nowadays she's just a typical modern woman. In the 10 years or so that I've known her, she has had more boyfriends than I can count. And these relationships, for the most part, follow a familiar pattern.
For years I felt so much shame and guilt around being an emotional eater. Yet, that is just it. Emotional eaters tend to take on the weight of the world and feel more responsible than not. Did you get that? Taking on the weight of the world internally, lead to extra weight externally when we respond to stress with food. The problem with emotional eating is when we gain extra weight and the impact that weight, or eating "junk" foods, can have on our health, self-esteem and emotional worlds.