The holidays can be a stressful time of year for many people. Often you are juggling shopping, traveling, visiting and entertaining. For many of you, the most stressful part of the holidays is family gift giving. Here are some suggestions to ease your stress: Key questions to ask yourself:
Considered the breakup season, the holiday season can also be the best time of the year to find love. According to David McCandless, a British journalist, the first two weeks of December are peak times for breakups. However, this should be no reason to miss out on opportunities for a great love connection. There are 3 qualities that will enable you to quickly bounce back from a breakup, or meet quality candidates if you are a happy single. You must be prepared, pro-active and creative.
Can more sex help neurotic couples be happier?
Do you sometimes wonder what happened to that randy, can't-get-enough couple you used to be? You know, before the fatigue of everyday life set in and before the kids arrived. Back when you could have the week from hell and still strap on your dancing' shoes and, after a great night out, have energy for sex. If you just sighed nostalgically, I get it. I understand how easy it is to let the demands of everyday life take precedence over romance. I know how easy it is to find yourselves, on what used to be date night, in sweats, watching a Netflix, eating delivery pizza, and drifting off before the end of the movie. Been there. Done that.
My heart goes out to those who have married into extreme families and their dynamics. During the dating phase you may not have gotten a full picture of this from your fiance, but after marriage or permanent partnering, the dynamics showed up big time. Now you're flying through self-help books and canvassing blogs to find out what to do.
I was talking to male friend of mine a few days ago who lamented that all women are looking for the same guy. His theory was all women wanted to date the doctor or lawyer who’d never been married or had kids and who they thought could make a great dad for their future kids. He said many women didn’t realize that was what they were after, but deep in their hearts, it was. I wanted to pitch an argument to that logic, but unfortunately I really couldn’t. The thing about the the guy I was talking to was he wasn’t that guy at all.
Women nurture very naturally. Men can do it with added effort, but I’m of the belief that women have an innate sense of how to nurture. With that, most hours in our day are spent taking care of someone or something. As a woman, if you aren’t careful, you’ll find that your days have flown by and you’ve not left any “you time.” Where do these hours go? Although a selfless gesture to give all of your time to others, actually setting aside time to do what you love is not just an important stress reliever, it’s also important for your soul.
It seemed strange that one of the thoughts that flew through my head in the hour after learning I’d been widowed was the less than appealing, “Oh, my God, I am going to have to date again!”
This is the time of year when you see a lot of articles and blogs pop up about the challenges that stepfamilies face during the holiday season. Stepmoms often face extra stress as they fulfill holiday obligations that include entertaining, hosting visitors, shopping, figuring out hectic schedules, and determining holiday traditions. Even people who aren't experiencing life as a stepmother can be depressed, stressed, and overextended.
You can take the girl out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the girl. If you were to call me ghetto. I'd say thanks for the compliment! What does being "ghetto" have to do with dating or finding the love of your life. Because there's no better time than now to work on yourself as much as possible as a single woman. Grow yourself so you can grow as a person both personally and professionally.