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
Do you feel like a sensual Love Empress who knows how to captivate men and leave them hungry for more of your heavenly attention? Isn’t there something in Angelina Jolie’s eyes and smile that just screams, “I feel you looking at me, and Baby, your attention warms my heart and soul and turns me on in deliciously sexy ways.”
Before coming together with my woman, I make time for some quiet moments to feel my power and center myself. I want to connect with the feeling, for myself and for her, that I occupy the masculine role in our relationship. In addition, there are qualities and ways of being that I want to put in place for myself and my beloved. I want to consciously connect with all of these in preparation for loving each other. To this end I’ve written a “Pre-flight Checklist”. for myself. Remember it's a self-checklist and so it won't read like a novel or story.
Brrrrr When temperatures drop and the weather gets icy and cold, it can be a great excuse to cuddle up with your love in front of a fire or in bed. How delicious to make love with your partner or just spoon under a big cozy blanket! How horrible when you and your partner are locked in conflict or frozen by hard feelings and resentments. When it's cold INSIDE your relationship, there is no fun, no passion and it can feel like there's no love either.
If you're in a relationship with a man who runs hot and cold, you'll be at his mercy unless you get a grip on yourself. Nothing will make you more crazy and desperate than a man who is playing hide n' seek with your emotions. The situation is classic. He starts to pull away, you become like a dog with a bone, unwilling to relinquish what you want. You search frantically for the man who was "hot" on you. He must still feel that way -- he just doesn't know it. So your problem becomes how to get him to pursue you like he did before.
By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com The results of our exclusive poll... Is she a mother-in-law--or monster-in-law? A friend, frenemy...or outright enemy? Maybe she really is family, like a second mom? Mothers-in-law have always been the brunt of many a joke, but what do you really think about that other woman in your husband's life? We at Galtime.com surveyed more than two thousand daughters-in-law and asked them the tough questions.