By GalTime's Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. These days it is hard to ignore the fact that Valentine's Day is coming. You can't go to the grocery store without noticing that the chocolate Santas have quickly been replaced with heart shaped boxes; green and red are gone; pink and red have taken over.
Imagine that Debbie Disaster decides she needs help. She is up in the middle of the night smoking a cigarette and surfing the net looking for something...anything that will give her some direction. She really needs a coach. If she types "I need a life coach" into Google, Would that work? Would she find you?
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Tamara T. Hill, M.S. The closer I get to the males in my life, both friends and family, I find that my understanding of what I call “male personality,” the constricted and restricted ways that males engage and fail to engage in our society, has been the most detrimental force in our society for ages.
From Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day I receive a surge of emails that express some version of the following: "My boyfriend just proposed and at first I was happy but within a few hours I started to panic. We've been together for a few years and have a great relationship: he's honest, loving, supportive, and I've been happier with him than I've ever been. I was even pushing for the proposal and I have no idea why I've become so anxious.
People in relationships get into patterns. Some work well for them and some don't. If you find yourself getting into the same bad places in your relationship, you might want to examine what you are doing to sabotage growth, resolution and intimacy in your relationships. It is easy to blame everyone else but until you look at yourself and take responsibility for fixing your part nothing will change. Here are the five ways people tend to have learned to deal with problems in relationships that don't work:
While sexual intimacy only takes up about 10 percent of a relationship in terms of time and energy, the payoff for a good sex life is tenfold, both for yourself and your relationship. But for many, the quality of their sex life is the first thing that starts to wan once they have settled in for a long haul. Maybe this is because the novelty has worn off; maybe this is because you’ve run out of new positions and ideas; maybe this is because it gets easy to take for granted that your mate will be there tomorrow if you have more energy or desire then.
Most of us women secretly wish for something we’re not getting in bed, and while wishing is important, it doesn’t often get your message through to your man. If you want to teach a man how to make love to your body and heart, you need to understand two key things to succeed. The first, is how to talk to a man about sex (in the right way), and the second is how to express your feminine vulnerability.
Being Happy in Love is about how happy and satisfied two people that are in a relationship feel. Being Happy in Love is not about trying to catch a man, get a man to commit or making a relationship work. You deserve so much more than that. You deserve to be happy. Being Happy In Love is about being in a Positive Relationship
It’s Valentine’s again, and if you’re spending it with the special woman in your life, you probably wonder what you can do to make her feel loved. Besides boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers, here is a suggestion that every woman will love: become a better listener.