By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com I used to love the bestselling chick lit series "Shopaholic" in which an exuberant English girl has a myriad of adventures in life and love all surrounding her out-of-control spending habits. She was cute and endearing, if not completely financially responsible. And even when she did eventually find her dream man (one who was surprisingly good natured about her "problem") she continued to spend all their money in the most adorable ways possible.
Once it happens, colors become numbers, numbers become letters, and letters turn into a confusion of emotion that leave you utterly baffled at what you are experiencing. For some people, time will even stop; preserving one of the most meaningful and memorable moments of your life. This whirlwind of events and emotion can happen at any time. The triggers can be seemingly inconsequential, but it's the small things you do that can make him fall for you, hard. What, you may be asking yourself, are those special elements that change his thinking from "she's a cool person" to "she's the one?" Most men will agree that there are some common things women do and say that create pivotal moments, leading to men having a sense that they cannot live another day or another moment without that special person.
Are you unhappy in your relationship, want your partner to go to counseling with you and he refuses? The majority of the work I do is with women who want their partner's to change and are frustrated because he doesn't see the need for it. This is when the real work begins! Whenever you are in a relationship and find yourself unhappy about how things are going, commonsense would dictate that you need to have your partner’s cooperation to “fix” things. But that is not necessarily true.
Relationships serve many needs. They meet our needs for companionship, connection, and partnership. They provide us help in meeting everyday responsibilities—raising children, preparing meals, running a household, and getting a lift when the car breaks down. They enable us to receive support and love in times of hardship—when we’re sick, broken hearted, or struggling with our own inner demons.
Flirting is an activity that ripples with powerful emotional electricity. It usually starts with a visual - we see someone who looks attractive and piques our interest. Then hopefully, we are inspired to approach that person and ask or share unusual things about ourselves with them. It can feel intimidating, that first conversation, but nothing helps this process better than giving into two of humanity’s most enduring and endearing features: our natural curiosity and desire to talk about ourselves.
We can’t talk about dating without mentioning the ‘R’ word: Rejection. It’s a basic fear that prevents many people from putting themselves out there. No one wants to feel rejected, unloved, or worse, unlovable. It’s easy to feel stung, or rejected, when we reach out to someone to invite a deeper connection and they do not share our desire. Sometimes it’s easier to simply protect ourselves, and not expose our hearts to the humiliation of having our advances spurned or not embraced.
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.