Around this time last year I was asked to comment on an HLN story that took place in the Mid West. The story was about a hook up gone wrong when a man met a woman at a party and fell for her. They didn’t know each other, but they both knew the host. They were both drinking and seemed to engage with each other very well. When the party began breaking up and people were leaving, the woman asked the man if he wanted to go home with her.
The enemy of a great relationship is complacency. It begins so innocently. You forget how attractive, funny or caring your honey is because you’re together all the time. You get wrapped up in your “stuff” and forget to do the little, day-to-day things that make your sweetheart aware of your love. You forget how good life feels because you picked someone amazing and the lottery win of being picked back. Before you know it, you reach the relationship expiration date— the day one of you wakes up and thinks, “What am I doing here?”
"I'd like to be a mom within 5 years." Anne Hathaway told James Franco in a recent interview on Good Morning America, making inquiring minds wonder what kind of man will be hers when she is ready for motherhood. While the undeniable chemistry Hathaway enjoys with Franco is delicious and will make for a great Oscar Show, can Anne attract someone in real life with that kind of intoxicating chemistry and a good guy too? The collapse of her relationship with Italian real estate developer Raffaello Follieri in 2008 and the
I’ll admit it, I’m a romantic. Not a hopeless one, but a hopeful one. I love love. Thankfully, I have love in my life, though I remember the time when this was not so. In this post, I’d like to help you find your intimate relationship partner, by sharing something about how I found mine. If you will, consider this my own ‘Laws of Attraction,’ because it made all the difference for me. It just might make the difference for you.
I believe that in the modern world, while being raised to be part of society, we automatically disconnect from the wild magic we were born with. How can we find our own true love, when the truest part of us is missing? My years of spiritual practice has taught me that each of us is imprinted with specific, unique knowledge that we were always meant to share with the world at large, and with our love partner in particular.
Many of the women I work with tell me that they have trouble expressing their anger with their partner. Either they blow up and lose control, or they hold back and never say what they really feel. In both instances, a woman is not being authentic when she does not express her true feelings. And men feel safer loving women who feel authentic. It may not be something he can even put words to, but he just knows when she is being who she really is.
“He keeps coming back and I let him in every time.” “A part of me cannot let go. I want it to work out between us even though I know he isn’t the one.” I heard the sound of quiet weeping on the other end of the phone. “Is there anything in you that whispers that he might truly change and that you would feel valued, respected and loved?” I asked gently. “No.” Sighed Sarah. “I'm afraid he is as good as it gets.”
Why is it the one time a really great opportunity comes your way, you have to turn it down? How can you be so close to grabbing the brass ring, only to have to let it pass you by? I'm at the carwash, thinking about nothing, and a woman is worrying to her friend: "I just don't know what to do. My boss is pushing me for an answer: am I taking the position out of state, am I not – and I still don’t know what to tell him." "It's a great opportunity," her friend replies.
Without a doubt, breakups are sad. They always include pain, even in the most agreeable splits. Pain is part of the deal, but the struggle, drama and misery are totally optional. In this article I am not going to tell you the secrets to avoiding pain all together. That would just make me a liar and a bad friend.
Most think of time management, but I like to think of it as time mastery. When you master time instead of managing it, you create time instead being a victim to it. Once you take control of your time and use it effectively, you will eventually have all the time to do everything you want and need. I call it Whole Life Planning For Conscious Living. In whole life planning, you know: