We have all gone through a lengthy recession. Business is beginning to pick up, more people are working, but we aren't out of the woods yet. Couples continue struggling with financial stressors-higher food costs, higher gas prices, and dual incomes becoming single household incomes with unemployment. Forbes Woman and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) surveyed 2,019 adults from December 17th through December 21st of 2010 and found big money crimes among marriages. The leading money crimes were hiding cash, as well as minor purchases and bills.
Lucky us: We live in a world where many of us have an abundance of choices: where to live, what to do for a living, and, of course, who to marry—or whether to get married at all. All these choices give us certain freedoms, but they don’t necessarily make us happier. They create certain perfectionistic expectations: If we aren’t perfectly happy with the one we love, for example, might we have chosen wrong? Should I make a different choice now? Would the grass be greener with my high school sweetheart?
It's natural when we feel low physical energy to try to address it with the usual tools. Certainly getting a physical, eating right, putting an exercise program in place and getting enough sleep is a great starting place. But there are deeper levels and more tools you can access beyond the physical. Here's a series of posts to help you understand the four facets: Pursuing Your Passion
It feels good to get romantic attention after you experience a break-up. Rebound flings can be fantastic, thrilling and exceptional. You feel butterflies once more. Everything is new and exciting. The nature of this relationship is refreshing after all you have just been through in your prior relationship. No more in-depth conversations about nothing that spiral into arguments. No more lonely nights spent together. No more ignoring major things while over focusing on the minor ones.
What happens when you tell your spouse, “Oh, by the way honey I had an extra-marital affair and did I mention I had a child too”. It leads to some difficult dinner conversations to say the least. As a creative parenting expert my concern is how to help children cope with such a family bombshell of betrayal or infidelity.
Truth? It takes time, energy, resources and intent to choose a life of thriving. Another truth? When you watch someone you love fight cancer so hard to keep living, you inherit a responsibility to make the most of every day. For years, I buried this legacy deep beneath my pain and loss. But my late husband was such an inspiration as someone who kept grabbing hard at every moment of living fully that he could, I reached a point of not being able to ignore what he would have demanded of me...to live fully.
The miracle questions everyone asks online marketing professionals usually surround the issues of finding clients and making your marketing dollars work. With all of the options available, what is the best use of your time, energy and funds and WHO should you partner with? For helping professionals, YourTango Experts is a powerful platform for reaching potential clients hungry to benefit from your expertise. If you’re curious about how to get more clients, the answer is simple. The secret is to create a "Eureka!" response from the people who need your help.
When we are in a committed relationship there will be high times and low times, good times and bad. The idea is to weather the storm – TOGETHER! The best course of action is to leave space for your partner to feel whatever they may be feeling. Often we may desire for things to be different. We wish our partner would forgive our mistakes. Or we wish we could forgive more quickly and no longer feel anger. However, leaving space for WHAT IS allows for the feelings and the situation to breathe.
Arnold, how could you? It is such a sad state of affairs when we realize over and over again, our politicians, our sport role models, our Hollywood icons, lack the integrity we place on them. It is so easy to tout “family values.” It is another thing to live them. We are waking up to the fact that the people who lecture us most about these so called “family values” are the ones who often have the most to hide.
Did you ever feel like you’re in the movie Groundhog Day when it comes to your romantic relationships? Although the movie is a comedy, it contains a serious message. The Bill Murray character does eventually, after dozens of failed attempts, to do some things right and get his woman. The movie is a parody of what most people go through in their relationships. In his case, it was with the same woman. For the rest of us, it’s a different person with the same personality traits.