By Tara Weng for GalTime.com Research shows that the risk for heart-related death is on the rise for young adults ages 35-54, and the numbers are even more staggering for younger women. It is the number-one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
By Talking Teenage Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., for GalTime.com A few days ago a guy I was friendly with in college changed his status from ‘single’ to ‘in a relationship.’ The flurry of speculative phone calls that followed reached epic proportions. “I didn’t even know he was divorced,” cried one friend. “Who would marry him?,” asked his ex-girlfriend from college.
After many years of being in a committed relationship, both people very busy, kids running around, family obligations, and possibly even two careers and a household to manage, it’s not shocking that intimacy would be the last thing on someone’s mind.
"He loves me, he loves me not." Do you remember playing this game when you were young? Think of all the daisies that had their petals torn off by girls (like myself) asking this all-important question. It's a haunting refrain that continues to be asked by women of every age; how to know if he really loves you?
Most people dread those four little words when they hear them from the one they love. Yes, it’s the infamous “We need to talk” line. You know what it means. You know what you’re going to hear. You know that you’re about to hear one of the following messages—I’m not happy, my needs aren’t getting met, you were a jerk the other day, or we’re done. Now your defense mechanisms go into full gear.
There is no one on this earth like me. According to Wikipedia, individuality or selfhood is the state or quality of being an individual; a person separate from other persons and possessing his or her own needs or goals. It means being self expressive and independent. Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it?
I saw a short article today from Tiny Buddha called A Simple Prescription for Natural Healing. In it, Harriet Cabelly discussed her method of coping with her daughter's critical medical condition. It required a three-month drug-induced coma to overcome, so she was offered an anti-anxiety pill by the doctor early in the process. The author refused, preferring to pursue her own natural methods. In discussing her own prescription, Cabella reflected on the place of challenge in our lives. She wrote,
All you Need is LOVE-la la la la la A familiar tune to most of us. A fundamental truth in my book. In order to be IN LOVE we need to keep our hearts open to ourselves and others. No matter what your current romantic circumstances are in life, it is good to be IN LOVE as much as possible. IN LOVE with your work, family, home, nature, car, friends and most imortantly with yourself!
It's February 15th and beyond. After Valentine's Day, rather than a day filled with roses, chocolates, and kisses, you may find yourself suffering from Post Valentine's Day Delusions or PVDD.