I have a guilty pleasure. I LOVE the Bachelor. Now, don't get me wrong, I see the contrived nature of the show. I understand the unreality of reality TV. That doesn't stop my delight at watching these women handle their attraction to handsome Brad.
In fairy tales, sometimes the princess kisses a frog, or otherwise falls in love with a beast, and by doing so reveals his true nature as her prince. There are two facets to this particular myth. The first facet is that you can change someone, which is almost always untrue and sets the princess up for disappointment. You can’t change another person; you can only change yourself.
In my on going quest for personal growth and my commitment to expanding my consciousness I have been constantly pulled and pushed to challenge myself in looking at how I can shift my perspective. I was having tea with my friend and amazing relationship coach, Orna Walters, not too long ago. We were talking about our journeys and how we got to where we are today. It was like I had run into an old friend, and we were both giddy as we talked about our lives and realized we had so much in common.
Many would agree that as a culture we have been seduced by industries that spend billions of dollars each year encouraging us to buy and buy and buy to try to achieve an elusive and unfeasible ideal of beauty. Millions of our friends, family and neighbors feel so tortured by this unattainable standard of beauty that they are willing to starve themselves, make themselves sick or avoid interaction with others because they feel ashamed of being seen. On the less extreme scale, millions of others feel disappointed about their bodies and beli
You suspected it long before you knew it for sure. Your spouse changed but you couldn’t quite explain the changes in a way that seemed to make sense to anyone else. You thought that you were imagining things, being insecure. Then you began to vacillate, worrying that you must be right but telling yourself that surely you aren’t. When you asked questions, the answers seemed a little too slick, too rehearsed. Sometimes your questions hit harder and your spouse reacted with anger or sarcasm, telling you that you’re paranoid.
A Love Alibi is an excuse you give for why you aren't married. Found out how this keeps love away. If you are over 30 and single, you have certainly heard the question, “Why aren’t you married?” There is an subtle undercurrent that goes with the question and you may interpret their prodding into your love life as if they are saying “What is wrong with you?” or “I can’t believe someone like you is still single!”
How many relationship rules have you heard in your life? Too many to count, I’d bet. “Wait three days before calling.” “Laugh at his jokes and act very interested.” “Tell him you have plans (even when you don’t) and act disinterested.” “Don’t drink too much, talk about your ex, or have sex on the first date.” The underlying message in all of these rules is “ignore what you want and who you really are and play a role that’s not really you.”
Dear Readers, Due to an overwhelming response with emails after my article/blog “Sleeping with the Enemy,” I decided to write in a different format. I received 183 letters from people all over the U.S. (the article was posted in Chicago as well as the East Coast), and I found myself feeling limited and unhelpful with my template, explaining I was not authorized to give out individual advice. I decided to take a letter from one of my readers, change the names, and post it here for all of you.
Buying a gift? No other gift comes with more potential to be misunderstood than jewelry. Chosen carefully and given properly, jewelry can up your game in a relationship. But buy the bling blindly, and it’s game over. With Valentine’s Day approaching, here are some jewelry buying tips for guys and girls to help insure a positive gift giving experience.
Right now in the United States for the first time there are more single families than married families—it's close with single mom families running at 51%. Some of these women are living with men who are not working. The benefit is that the men stay home with the kids, while the women work.