Girls might be made of sugar and spice and everything nice, but when they break your heart it seems like they are more composed of fangs and nails and scorpian tails. To put it simply, breakups hurt: they hurt your heart, they hurt your ego and, if you’re married, they hurt your wallet. They leave you startled, confused, and stopping just short of staring out a rain soaked window wondering what could have been.
Dear Dr. Romance: I'm nearly 30 and have been living with my boyfriend for several years. Last year we encountered a rough patch and I felt neglected and unloved and like all respect had gone from our relationship. Unfortunately during this time I got very drunk and kissed another man. I confessed and times were very difficult for a while but eventually my boyfriend decided to forgive me. The problem is that over a year on and he has not forgiven me. Most days he will refer to what I did and how much I hurt him.
Psychology researcher Dr. Nicolas Rohleder Ph.D, along with three of his research postdoctoral students, report that being unable to deal with psychological stress can cause major harm to our bodies. They warn people to chill out to improve their health. In this world where everyone is moving faster and faster and faster to keep up, how do we know if the stress we feel is part of life or really harmful to us? The key seems to be in our ability to cut ourselves some slack or forgive ourselves for being less than perfect.
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Ladies, what happens when Prince Charming doesn't ride in on a white horse to whisk you away to the life you have always dreamed of? Do you turn your nose in disgust if he drives an old beat up pick up truck or a car that isn't brand new? Are you willing to let the perfect man for you slip right through your finger tips because he doesn't have everything you want just yet?
A little girl’s first taste of epic romantic love is fairytale stories. We are all familiar with the ingredients: A dash of Girl has horrible life, a pinch of handsome Prince falls madly in love with her, and 5 cups of Prince makes all her dreams come true, add glitter, song, and forest, for extra flavor. Isn’t that sweet? While these sugary stories are a great indulgence, eating too much will undoubtedly result in a tummy-ache.
You see them all around you: Couples that look happy enough, perhaps enjoying dinner at a popular restaurant, riding bicycles along a tree lined lane, or sharing popcorn as a movie. But they have a secret that they’re not telling: They argue about sex all the time.
In dating, good communication is the key to meeting and attracting men … especially the right men. It's also the key to developing and maintaining fulfilling relationships. When you love on purpose, you communicate on purpose.
Weekly date nights, interests, hobbies, and friends can all be the cure to making your relationship work!