Lisa settles into the couch, rests her hand to her stomach, and smiles when she feels a tiny kick. Late afternoon sunlight filters across gleaming tables, and the neat array of family photos, and spotless ornaments. Minutes later she’s on her feet screaming abuse at Geoff. How could he come home like that, dump his coat onto the chair, grab a beer, and once again put his shoes up on the coffee table! “Calm down honey” he says “it’s my home too! Hire a cleaner, and stop fussing so much.”
I know this sounds crazy, but I believe it is best to prepare for divorce before you even get married. As a romantic, I hate this. As a divorce attorney, mediator and coach, I've seen the worst of the worst walk through my office door and cannot tell you how priceless this advice actually is. Being prepared for the unexpected may be one of the smartest decisions you'll ever make.
If you are frustrated with no results, take these steps to move forward and onto true love. If you have been single for months, or even years, you probably feel like your search for love has been way too long. During the dating process your emotions may range between hope and despair. There is a point where most singles reach when nothing they have done has translated into something tangible – a life partner.
Do You Want To Be Right Or Be Happy In Your Relationship? Perhaps you’ve heard the question asked before, “Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?” It applies in many contexts, though today we are talking about your relationship.
She could not look people in the eye as they greeted her. Head down, shoulders slumped; she headed to the nearest open seat and quietly slid into it. Her husband was a study in contrast. Confident, gregarious, he firmly shook hands and made polite small talk before striding over to sit beside his wife. Years before she had been a decorated officer in the military. A leader of men and women. Shrinking violets do not earn those positions, so it was obvious the woman in that seat was only a shell of the woman she used to be.
D-E-B-T is a dirty four letter word in any love relationship. Money seems to be a sensitive subject for most, yet the topic cannot be avoided when you’re sharing your life with someone. As debt surfaces in your relationship, the tensions rise and daily interactions between you and your partner drastically change. For folks who have debt that is out of control, they are often stuck in a spiral of negative emotions. Feelings that can range from regret to shame, guilt to embarrassment, hopelessness to despair, disappointment to depression, worry to fear and frustration to rage. As arguments escalate and fears rise, the feelings can become more than either person can handle. You’re left feeling like the world is spinning out of control and you’re not quite sure how to get off the ride.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Suzanne Phillips, Psy.D. When one partner "wrongs" another, the ensuing guilt can have a major impact on the relationship. Let's take a look at apologies and why they can be reparative: An Apology — The Expression of Guilt
Did you ever play that silly party game called 'Would You Rather'? It worked like this: You would be offered two completely awful choices - equally ludicrous, usually gross, and often involving sex - and you had to choose which option you would rather take. A very mild example is: Would you rather live the rest of your life with no electricity or with no plumbing?
Could you have “good” without evil? Left without right? Up without down? How about can you have a happy, fulfilled relationship without a power struggle or challenges? (No!) My great friend Richard Walker says, “True happiness can’t be achieved without experiencing true sadness and loss.”
When it comes to launching a coaching business, there are a few smart steps that can transform even the most ordinary business into something truly special and profitable. After working with thousands of Experts in our YourTango Experts service we have narrowed down all of the best business development and marketing advice into the following ten tips.