By Andy Berman for Galtime One of the things that I love about my work is that I get a first-hand glimpse into how people think. I am a trainer first, an observer second, and a student of human behavior third. And, I have started to understand how people think about their lives and priorities and why. I am going to let you into my life for a few minutes by sharing some of the most commonly used phrases about "why I can't work out". Bare with me as I review in no particular order...
By Sarah Foulkes for Galtime Dating can be tough-- and worrying about making a good first impression can be stressful. But there are a handful of things... let's call them turnoffs, that can make you want to ditch your date before dinner even starts. Jennifer Purdie of San Diego has dated several guys and had her share of "bad" dates... but some instances stand out more than others.
By Signe Whitson for GalTime One of my favorite stories about passive aggressive behavior in a marriage goes like this: "Cash, check or charge?" I asked, after folding the items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse. "So, do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked.
By Emily Liebert for GALtime Two years ago, I had no kids. Zero. Zilch. Nada. No diapers to change, no spit up to swipe, no noses to swab, and no wailing to puncture my sound sleep. Sippy cups were not part of my lexicon. Of course I was unable to savor the delicious freedom because I was so desperate to conceive.
By Stephenie Zamora , from GalTime Don't worry-- You're NOT losing it! Do you ever feel like you should be more experienced, further along or more on top of things in your life? That you should have an amazing career, the perfect husband and a clear sense of who you are and where you're supposed to be? Worse, that you should already 'be there by now?' It's time for a reality check.
We all go through ups and downs in a long term relationship. I am no exception to this rule. One thing I’ve noticed in my own relationship, as well as in my clients , is that there can be a phase in which your husband, boyfriend, or partner is no longer initiating sex with you.
Little secrets run rampant with couples—you said you were working late when you were out at a bar with your friends after work or you said the shoes you just bought cost $80.00 when in fact they cost $280.00. While on the surface they may seem innocent enough, in the long run, keeping secrets in order to avoid confrontation, conflict, manipulation, or in some cases, potential divorce, wreaks havoc on the health and well-being of a marriage. And while these little white lies or omissions may appear to work in keeping the peace in the short run, in the long run, both spouses lose.
“I love you. You're the best. I love listening to you. I love everything about you. You do no wrong in my book. Oh my god, you're so amazing. Oh my god, it's so cute the way that you eat your cereal. I love the way you roll over in the middle of the night and mumble in your sleep—it's so cute.” Now fast forward a year later.
My friend Jonathan is self-employed and single. He talks about how it would be so nice to have a relationship in his life and yet I do not see him making the time for the process of dating. He tells me that his work is very demanding and that he is barely keeping up with his clients.
This concept first was presented to me by my first true love. I remember the moment clearly, though I have to admit, it happened nearly 40 years ago! I was sitting on the stairs of the art museum waiting for my art class to begin. His name was Dennis and I had certainly noticed him before this moment. His good looks and confident swag were hard to miss. I had not, however, considered him as a possible love match - until that moment.