In hearing the stories coming out of Penn State about the years of lack of follow through on the reports of coach Jerry Sandusky’s clearly inappropriate conduct with young men, it is hard not to wonder how this could have happened. How did all those otherwise caring and intelligent men who either witnessed or heard about what was going on just put it out of their minds? How did they do that? As Mark Twain so famously quipped, "Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt." I have started to wonder if it might be a river in Pennsylvania.
If you are reading these words, you may be wondering if your partner is a sex addict. You may know that something is wrong with your intimate sexual connection. It’s possible that your partner is looking at a lot of porn on the Internet and masturbating or he may have escalated his online activities. He may be frequenting prostitutes, engaging in multiple affairs, or participating in other sexual encounters that are outside of his relationship with you.
Susan is wondering what happened to her sex life. She and her husband were so connected in the beginning of their relationship, but now after a couple of years together they only have sex about once every two months and when they do, she is the initiator. She knew that her husband was spending hours in their basement den at his computer. She even knew he was watching porn and masturbating. She thought that was just something that all guys do.
By Mary Schwager, GalTime.com When you should be concerned about using sleep aids... Do you find it hard to get to sleep at night and end up groggy during the day? Listen to this: Research finds more and more women are suffering from insomnia and many are now taking sleeping pills to help them get some rest.
I know you say you're looking for a loving and committed man to share your life, but I have to ask...have you found yourself yet? I know you've heard this before and it sounds trite, but everyone says it for a good reason. If the answer to the question is no, beats me, or who cares...then you probably have a few steps to take before you're going to attract Mr Right. Here's what I propose: stop focusing on him and start focusing on you.
In Part 1 of this series, we addressed the question of “Why?” "Why did my “heterosexual” partner marry me when he/she knew they were gay/lesbian?" This question has been asked numerous times throughout history as many a man and woman have come out to their beloveds. The answers to this question are as varied and unique as the individuals who taken this road less traveled.
Are you in a rocky relationship? Feeling resentful, anxious, distant, or lonely in your situation? Whether you have been dating for two months or married for 10 years, things can go south all too easily in a couple. Yet there is nothing quite as painful as when things are falling apart, when you know that your love might be lost forever. Can I turn it all around, you wonder? Is it even possible now?
“All you’re good for is sex anyway!” With those words he walked out and she buried her head in the pillow, crying herself to sleep. ‘She’ could be any man or woman dealing with verbal abuse, but we’ll call her Renee. Renee loves her boyfriend, but hates the way he speaks to her. She often wonders, “How could someone show me so much love one day and rip me apart with names like that, the next?”
This time of year there is typically a lot of attention on creating something new—a new healthy lifestyle, a new relationship, a new job, a new attitude, and so on. Focusing on creating something new or better is great. That’s why we call it the New Year. However, in our excitement to have something new and better, we often jump ahead of ourselves when it comes to taking on our new year’s resolutions. One of the most important steps in creating change and transformation is letting go of the past and letting go of the old.