Jennifer's friends keep urging her to date again. It's been about 6 months since the painful breakup with her ex-boyfriend and she's just not sure if she's ready yet. To be honest, she's not sure if she'll ever be ready to date again. Being cheated on, lied to and dumped by her ex-boyfriend has left Jennifer feeling leery and apprehensive of men. Jennifer's friends suggest that she won't fully heal until she finds another guy and sees that all men aren't like her ex. Jennifer is not so sure.
Jennifer is stunned. Her long-term, live-in boyfriend, Rob, came home from work last night and announced to her that he is moving out temporarily because he needs some “space.” Rob's announcement took Jennifer completely by surprise. She knew that their relationship had its challenges and rough spots, but she felt like things between them were starting to even out. They hadn't been arguing as much lately.
In ancient times, Oracles were feared and unapproachable. Only the holiest of men could seek the guidance offered and then share it with the common people. I am SO glad things have changed. These days, anyone can learn to use the intuitive tools that used to be hidden from sight.
For many years I’ve wondered if there was some new way to go about dating; some secret approach that no one had discovered yet. But alas, the older I get, the less I'm inclined to believe in such thoughts. I’ve been on both UK mature dating sites and USA mature dating sites and there is one thing I've learned. It’s that the good old dating "basics" are still the same. Things have not changed that much at all.
Okay, I know that being “reluctantly single” is not fun. I know that it gets lonely sometimes. And frustrating. And it seems like there just aren’t enough good single, heterosexual men in your area that you happen to live in. Sometimes you wonder if you’ll ever find your true love.
The number of women out-earning their men is growing and some predict by 2030 most women will be more financially successful than their partners. While this may sound like the best possible outcome to women’s libbers from thirty years ago, the truth is that success dissolves your sex life more times than not.
We're all busy. Let's face it. Our lives are busy. Sometimes between family, work and other obligations, your friendships can slip through the cracks. Sure, you "like" her status on Facebook but when is the last time you gave her an actual phone call? For some friends like one of my best friends, this is totally cool. She lives far away and I see her once or twice a year. We might not talk for months but when we're together, it's like we never left.
What if your life was perfect? What if all paths actually led up the mountain regardless of what choices you made, how much money you had or lost, how many times you were married or had sex, if you cheated or were totally devoted to the same person for 65 years? What if no matter which way you turned, a hundred or a thousand times, it all led to the same place? What if enough was what you already have? What if you were born with it and no matter what you did, it would be simply to gain more of what you already have? What if right now, it was true that you have enough love, enough attention, enough freedom, enough health, enough sex, enough courage and enough of what it takes to know you can never really have any more than what you have right now?
Have you ever felt confused, immobilized, angry and frustrated at the other end of a conversation and not known why you were feeling this way? The chances are that you were being crazy-made. Crazymaking is not easy to talk about or describe. It's behavior that on the surface is saying one thing but underneath is really saying something else.
"Love at first sight" is a well-known expression, but how real is it? Over my career, I've heard countless couples refer to how quickly they fell in love—some say it was instantaneous, others say it took time. Now, the latest research tells us that it is possible to fall in love in as little as a fraction of a second. But the reality is that doesn't always lead to lasting love.