I received the following email from a young man who had read one of my articles: "One topic that I feel that I haven't seen covered much is the issue of body-image related stress, anxiety and insecurity, and how to fight it. We all age. Personally, I am 27 years old, and rapidly going from a handsome full-headed young man to a completely bald individual in a very looks-dependent society. This process has been devastating to my mental well being in the last 3 years.
Next time you run out the door, stop, face your mate, let your lip to lip kiss linger long enough to remember how much there is to appreciate in a sweet, three second moment.
Your relationship has been going strong for the past five months. You feel like this may be the one. Your new boyfriend has been attentive and has given you the impression that he wants to take things to the next level. Then all of a sudden, it happens. You feel him pull away. He used to call you every day, now he sends you a text. He used to ask you out for the weekend, now he doesn’t mention when he will see you again. You ask him what is wrong. He tells you nothing is wrong—he’s just busy.
Valentine’s Day—the ultimate day of romance, fairy tales, and absolutely ideal intimacy. This year, how about something else—how about honoring your relationship and your sexuality by doing a reality check on an issue that complicates, confuses, and frustrates a lot of people? Porn. His porn.
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, instead of lamenting about your love life to your friends, let this be your wake up call. If you’re a smart, successful woman and haven’t found “the one”, it’s time to take your love life seriously. Make a commitment to love and yourself to take the once-and-for-all action needed to have your ideal love relationship.
Are you deserving enough to attract love into your life? I mean, are you truly worthy? Are you confident in whom you are, how you appear, and that you’ll know what to do if love does appear suddenly? What if you’re not good looking enough? What if you don’t make enough money, live in a beautiful home, drive an expensive car, or have the education that your prospective lover seeks?
By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD Dear Dr.G., My husband and I have found a new issue to fight about. Here's the problem. My teenage son who just turned 16 has basically plastered his bedroom walls with posters of scantily-clad women. He buys these with his own money. Believe me, I do NOT give him money for this type of decoration. He goes to the mall with his friends and I suppose they buy these posters there.
We’ve talked about sucking it up and being awesome. But what about letting go? Does letting go mean giving up? Why should you let go?
You may know you have barriers to love and you may have taken responsibility for your love life. Unfortunately, the way most people try to bypass these blocks is by looking for them. There are some easy blocks to release such as thoughts about love, relationships and the opposite sex, but the true deep inner wall that will transform your life is something you can't look for; you have to let the block find you.