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How To NOT Embarrass Yourself At The Office Christmas Party

With the holiday season comes an array of Christmas party invitations. From ugly sweater parties to festive Christmas movie binges, it's a joyous season for cracking open a bottle of bubbly. But among these invitations will likely be your Christmas work party. Follow these doss and don'ts to avoid skipping work and staying in bed the next day hiding in shame.

You're Crazy and I'm Out of My Mind

You're Crazy and I'm Out of My Mind

Ever talk with one of your male friends about their latest date/girlfriend/wife and hear them end in exasperation, “She’s crazy!  Women are all crazy!”  And ever chat with a girlfriend about your latest date/boyfriend/husband and find yourself summing it up with “What is he thinking?  He’s just insane!”  Well, here is the honest to goodness truth:  He’s right.  And you’re right.   Because we are ALL crazy.

Passion For Your Own Love

Passion For Your Own Love

“´And they lived happy ever after...´ Has this dream been eliminated from your fantasies? Do you believe passion ends over time? That is true, after a fascinating and fulminating start, the relationships develop towards less warm prospects. Behind the lover, there comes an ordinary person. Behind the qualities, arise the limits inherent to the human condition. It may be the beginning of a crossroad: to find and enhance the love that exists between the couple or simply give up the relationship.

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Wanna Be His Girlfriend? 3 Things He'd Like You To Know First

What can do in the first few dates with a man to make sure he keeps asking you out? Women and men go about dating differently, with men taking a slower approach to choosing the right woman. If you want him to be your boyfriend, instead of just the guy who takes you out on dates, YourTango expert Christian Carter offers this advice from "his" perspective.

The True Reason Behind Every Break Up

The True Reason Behind Every Break Up

What is the number one reason why couples decide to go separate ways? Well, if you believe the most common relationship advice out there it isn’t that obvious. There are thousands upon thousands of different opinions when it comes to finding an answer to the phenomenon why couples decide to end a relationship. I am sorry to disappoint you but you won’t hear the same bullshit from me that you heard over and over again. I won’t tell you that your girlfriend simply needed more time to “find herself”, whatever the heck that even means.

Trusting Others Starts With Trusting Yourself

Trusting Others Starts With Trusting Yourself

"I have a hard time trusting people." "I never feel like I can trust my husband (or wife)." It is very common for me in my work as a counselor to hear the above statements. Trust issues abound in relationships. However, resolving trust issues is not about getting another person to be trustworthy. It's about you become a trustworthy person with yourself and learning to trust yourself.

How To Become Free

How To Become Free

I used to think that to become free you had to practice like a samurai warrior, but now I understand that you have to practice like a devoted mother of a newborn child. It takes the same energy but has a completely different quality. It's compassion and presence rather than having to defeat the enemy in battle. ~Jack Kornfield, "The Question" I love this statement by Jack Kornfield. Did you know that becoming free has to do with compassion and presence?