By Sarah Foulkes, GalTime.com It can be a devastating blow to a committed relationship. One partner strays and the other is left picking up the pieces-- and left with difficult decisions. If your significant other cheats on you-- can he or she change? When is there hope to salvage the relationship... and when is it hopeless?
The true definition of a bitch is when I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch. When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch. When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts or do things my own way, they call me a bitch. Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won't allow anyone to step on me. When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch.
Barely anyone recognizes the significance of this day; It's January 22nd. This is the anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 1973. I watch the news stories every year and there is hardly anything ever said about it. This is why it is my belief that voluntary pregnancy termination ("VPT") is now a household word in our culture. It is as normal and natural as apple pie was to the WWII era group.
How many of us single, professional women are married to our job or business and have become almost incompatible with the idea of having a life partner? We want to have a love relationship in our life, yet we are so far from it, it seems like a vague dream.
There are too many stereotypes of marriage to count. A biggie that we read about and hear all of the time is that the passion inevitably dies over time in a long-term relationship. This is humorously portrayed in TV sitcoms where the husband and wife mostly regard one another with boredom and-- in healthier relationships-- resigned acceptance. It's pretty clear when the newlywed phase is done.
Following up on my previous post on the Museum of Broken Relationships, I bring you these recent findings published by the American Heart Association focusing on the physical ramifications of a “broken heart.” According to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association*, the grief of a “broken heart” can produce serious health considerations, not the least of which is a significant increase in the risk of heart attack.
Will an orange smell any different if you move it from your kitchen to your bedroom? No! An orange is an orange no matter how you slice it! And a cheap guy is a cheap guy no matter what the Holiday … be it Christmas, your birthday, Easter, or Halloween, he is never going to honor you in the way that you deserve — not because he doesn't have the time, money, or creativity, but because he is cheap.
Men don’t change! There I admitted it! If you’re a woman and you are involved with a guy and you're pinning your future on the hope that a guy is going to one day wake up and see the light and change the way he’s been for his entire life I’ve got news for you…you’re setting yourself up for failure.
It would be nice to change overnight, but it just doesn't happen that way. And the truth is that's not how we really grow. It's about baby steps. An increase in awareness. A process. Sometimes three steps forward, two steps back. Some good days, some harder days, but no bad days; all of them lead to progress. Some days we feel like we're finally there, ready to step out and embrace our birthright, and other days we just want to bury ourselves under the covers and cry. The point is, it's our own journey; it's all about what happens every day to our consciousness that causes us to move forward on our life path at a pace that only we know. And no one can do that for us.
It is absolutely possible to fall in love with Mr. or Ms. WRONG. And how will you know that she is Ms. Wrong? She'll either be completely incompatible with you or she'll lack those important relationship skills that are requisite to a long-term, healthy committed relationship.