One of those heavy parenting subjects no one likes to talk about, cutting has been called an epidemic problem among teenagers, with millions of children cutting themselves with scissors, razor blades, knives, pins... If you're the parent of a child you suspect of cutting and this first sentence scared you and you want to click away from this page, please stay and keep reading. You need to know. You need to understand. You need to stop blaming yourself or ignoring the warning signs. Why kids cut.
Relationships and marriage take more work than we ever imagined. They challenge us to look at our own foibles, fears, and personal struggles deep within. So whether you have been married 20 years, or divorced with a strong faith in the next chapter in your life, take a look at these 5 steps that will help bring your relationship to a much more harmonious place.
Divorce is not easy for anyone, and it can be especially difficult for children. Kids experience the acute scrambling of their world, while their parents wrestle with their complex emotions. With both parents in distress, or one parent suddenly missing, family love is torn asunder, and the children often experience confusion, terror, pain, anger and grief.
1. You will take action and move forward in your life instead of being paralyzed by fear. Insecurity about your weight, your height, or your shape can keep you stuck and afraid. Instead, move forward with confidence knowing that you have much to offer the world because of the internal AND external beauty that you have defined for yourself.
1. Have the right goal. In order for your brain to be in sync with your body, you need to clearly define what you are trying to accomplish. A goal such as “Lose weight” is rather vague, and it’s hard for your brain to latch onto. Once you set a specific goal such as “Weigh 140 lbs. by April 1,” then you can start using the appropriate mind/body techniques to get you to that place. It’s also a great idea to set goals that state what size you want to wear or what types of clothes you want to fit into.
In my work as a relationship coach, I read articles related to new research on all kinds of topics, including human sexuality, and some of what I've been reading about sex lately really disturbs me. It seems that that we, as a society, are increasingly adopting a clinical view of sex that reduces it to a mere bodily urge to be satisfied ... like eating.
1. Am I truly hungry? This is a very important first question, because so many people eat for reasons other than hunger or they don’t know what true hunger feels like. Those who are naturally thin understand the concept of hunger well and it is one of their most important secrets for staying slim.
In today’s society, an older man dating a younger woman draws very little attention; if anything, a smirk, but little else. [We’re not talking Grandad with Teenager - that’s going to draw more than a glance.] On the other hand, an older woman with a much younger man still causes a few heads to turn, elbow nudges and knee jerk reaction in a number of quarters. Regardless of which sex is older, know that big age difference in relationships can be adroitly handled.
Hate your hips? Whether they are too flabby, too bony, too narrow, too wide or otherwise unpleasant to your eyes, chances are most men find them attractive. Women waste an immeasurable amount of time sweating about body parts that men find sexy in any number of states. Check out this list to find out why you should learn to love your so-called flaws after all.
How responsible is someone for their drunken cheating? Is it possible to innocently fall into the arms of another when you’re wasted? These are the questions I’ve been pondering this week. People’s feelings about drunken cheating usually tend to depend on their own experiences.