Love is a feeling. Love is a behavior. Love is a choice. Love is connection. Love is the juiciest part of life. Love opens our hearts, expands our world, and brings a smile to our lips. For love we make commitments and agreements to share our life with another in good times and in bad. When we pledge our love to another we say to them: I will love you on your good days and your bad days.
Great dress? Check. Wonderful New Year's Eve gathering to attend? Check. Hot guy on your arm? Check. Champagne for the toast? Check. New Year's resolutions created and posted on the fridge, laying on your nightstand or inside of your iPhone? Check. Then you are all set to ring in 2012, right? Hmm...not so much.
Do you ever feel like NO relationship will EVER work? At least not the way you'd like it to - easy, simple, loving, adventurous, fun, passionate and sexy? I woke up this morning thinking of a woman who recently wrote me and felt I needed to share a story with you... One of my Magnetic Woman tribe members, Kysleen (from the Canada) recently asked, "Rhonda, I would love to bring back this guy's attention to me to the same level. He used to be interested. How could I appear more available to him?"
By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com In our age of social media, it can be easier than ever to stay in touch with your ex, long after you break up. Heck, I still regularly converse with guys I dated back in high school over Facebook. But what about a real life friendship with an ex from not so long ago? After all, you still have a lot in common -- and still travel in the same circles, meaning you're going to run into him regardless. Is it okay to stay friends? Or are you just setting yourself up for future disaster?
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Joe Wilner Every relationship has its high and low points; people change, we experience unexpected misfortune, and sometimes we simply forget the effort required to make relationships work. It’s during these times that the durability and fortitude of a relationship can be seen. Conflict is going to happen but it doesn’t have to last and turn into bitterness and resentment.
I hear this all too often in my office. I see it all too often. Stress, anxiety, worry, fear, guilt and depression due to money, responsibilities, obligations and fear....of losing the job, but not having the motivation to do a good job, of not being able to provide for the family, of looking like a slacker, or failure in front of friends and family, of holding up social appearances, keeping up with societal expectations and pressures, whether it be money, marriage, work or family.
Happy holidays! Here's something I want you to think about today: when was the last time you gave a real hug? Today I want to talk about real hugs, reflection & being honest. Here's my two cents: Hug Like You Mean It Make a decision today to start giving hugs like you actually mean it. And, while you're at it, try telling some awesome people in your life exactly what they mean to you.
What if you could hear men honestly share their thoughts and feelings about women, dating, sex and relationships? I had the opportunity to do that twice last week when I hosted and observed "man panels." If you've never been fortunate to hear a man panel, it works like this: we gather men — both single and married — and a facilitator asks them questions previously submitted by the participating women. The women listen as the men give their answers, yet they are not allowed to interact.
It is that time of year once again. The wonderful, busy, stressful, joyous, lonely and fun time all bunched up into a few weeks time. It is a time of year when our focus turns to home and hearth and sometimes with that focus, we become keenly aware of a relationship that is not working for us. It might be one in which we have not been happy for a long time or it could be something new has developed that we hadn’t noticed until now.