A number of years ago, I had dinner with a lovely couple whom I met through a mutual friend. I connected with Allison (not her real name) immediately. Warm and open, I could see that she was a deeply caring woman. On the other hand, her husband Ken, while overtly charming, had a huge black hole inside that felt like a vacuum cleaner sucking the energy out of everyone. His need for attention was overwhelming to me.
Once upon a time, you couldn’t keep your hands off each other. You strolled hand in hand stealing kisses in shadowy places. He snuggled close to hold you on the couch. He planned dates, surprised you with gifts and texted you with naughty innuendos. In those days, love was so easy. Chemistry ruled the day and starry eyed, you dreamed of the future you were sure was destined for you as a couple. Fast forward 5 years.
What do Valentine’s Day and Halloween have in common? Both holidays give you a chance to dress up and perhaps wear something a little risqué that you perhaps wouldn’t normally wear. No matter if you are celebrating with your man, going out with your girlfriends to attract a new one or just pampering yourself on Valentine’s Day, put on something that makes you feel special, alive and sexy. So put on that little red dress, throw on a pair of high heels and pile on the vanilla-flavored lip gloss. Here are 5 easy red-hot tips that will surely shoot an arrow right into any man’s heart.
Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint, and author Arden Leigh, the co-founder of Sirens Seduction Forum for Women, will appear as guests on the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio.com.
It’s Valentine’s Day today, and as I sit here writing this article, I glance over at the beautiful bouquet of flowers, sent by my loving husband with a sweet card attached. I had a slow morning so I indulged myself by watching Good Morning America and The View. On GMT, an adorable young couple got engaged on the air – he visiting her first grade classroom secretly, she surprised and teary eyed, then thrilled, they so obviously in love.
During these days when we as a global community mourn the loss of one of our greatest hits, it’s important for us to take a moment to realize what did and didn’t make Whitney Houston fabulous.
You've read all the articles, watched all the videos, heard all the love songs and listened to all the webinars. You've racked your brain or searched on google for your favorite love quote from Shakespeare and you're still stuck on what to give to Mr Wonderful or even Mr Potentially Wonderful for Valentine's Day.
With Valentine’s Day here, is your love life a bit flat? Do you spend more time in your sweats than you do in sexy lingerie? Are your feet more at home in those old pink fuzzy slippers than they are in sexy pumps? Are you stressed because if you don’t plan for romance, none will happen at all? Don't worry because you are not alone!
I’ve worked with many individuals over the years – students and clients alike – and one place I see people getting in their own way with relationships is when they put their relationships and dating life in a box. When you cling to a vision of what a relationship should look like, you become attached and set yourself up for disappointment whenever the other person doesn’t match the picture you created. Let me give you an example of a couple I worked with, Rhonda & Warren (not their real names)…
So, you’ve picked out the perfect 12 red roses, and scheduled their delivery; dinner reservations are set for 8 o’clock. In the midst of picking out the perfect card for your significant other, you begin to consider everything that you’ve been through together, and there’s no card that really fits your current situation. These days, the happiness you once felt, is peppered with confusion and concerns for your collective future. But, that’s okay.