Whether your summer breakup still stings, your fall heartbreak feels fresh, or your holiday heartache has yet to happen, one thing’s for sure. The holiday season is here and dealing with a broken heart can be especially tough during these “feel good” months. After all, there are holiday gatherings to attend, mistletoe to stand under (GASP – alone!), and happy couples cozying up to one another wherever you turn.
One method of dealing with stress is learning how to recognize and talk back to that internal critic you have in your head. Write down all the self-critical thoughts going through your mind. Write down why these thoughts are incorrect. Then, practice talking back to them, explaining why they are wrong.
by Gregg DeMammos The holidays present couples with extraordinary challenges and opportunities for relationship and personal growth. If we look ahead at what we already know will happen, we can challenge ourselves to rise to the occasion better than ever before. Making agreements as a couple will support the two of you being on the same page, which can be vital as all heck breaks loose as it inevitably does during holiday time. We can also use these opportunities outside of the family situation and bring it into the workplace.
Holidays are prime time for out-of-town family to show up on your doorstep – or for you to appear on theirs. You might think that sharing space with mom, dad, or siblings will put quite a damper on your sex-life, but it actually doesn’t have to cramp your style. In fact, those “walls with ears” can even set the scene for a hotter happy holiday. Here's how.
This topic may be taboo for some and a reality for others. If you have dated for any length of time you have been a “Booty Call” a time or two. Yes, this means you! There is no shame in it, hell there has even been a movie titled Booty Call. Some of us have been a willing “Booty Call” and others have been one unsuspectingly.
If you are in the process of divorcing or are recently divorced, please know that you are not alone. The feelings and thoughts you are having are typical, universal, and even healthy – as long as you process them in a healthy manner. Fear, denial, guilt, failure, self-doubt, anger, low self-esteem, sadness, anxiety may all be present. Divorcing a spouse is often an emotionally-charged transition, a life change replete with mental, physical, emotional, even spiritual hurdles.
Now that the holidays are looming and people are ramping up for parties and gatherings of all kinds, I'm starting to hear single people murmuring about wanting to shrink and hibernate for a while. They admit they don't find the glamour of the holidays quite as tinsel perfect as their dating and married friends.
Online dating is no longer the internet equivalent of the bar scene. In fact, according to a recent study in Cyberpsychology & Behavior, (Kim et al, 2009) internet daters are more likely to be sociable, have high self-esteem and experience less anxiety in their dating lives. Contrary to popular belief, this study found no evidence that people turned to online dating because they were desperate or socially inept.
I have been the beneficiary of magnificent male mentors. From dating tips to elevator pitches, I have received outstanding advice from men. Yet, there is one piece of advisement that stands out amongst the myriad of bestowed male wisdom. I started my professional career at Vogue magazine. And just in case you’re wondering, The Devil Wears Prada (book and movie) was an accurate depiction of what happens behind-the-scenes at the largest fashion magazine in the world. Ugliness thrives amidst all of that beauty.
I believe that emotional intimacy is the MAIN component of a love relationship that keeps a man invested long-term. Most older women can’t compete with 25-year-olds and 30-somethings sauntering through their husbands’ work spaces in miniskirts and push-up bras, but the wise older wives have something much more significant than toned bodies and flawless skin: they have years’ worth of happy marital memories, which have enhanced their ability to hold their husband