No one should have to deal with the fallout from sexual abuse or an abusive relationship in their childhood. But you CAN heal. Expert Teresa Maples is here for you.
Dear Dr. Romance: I met someone from online and we talked for a nite and we met that nite and one thing led to another and as it turns out he wanted to see me again.2 days later he tells me that hes trying to work this out with his exwife. How do I not go into that situation? This is the second time it's happend to me. Ive never been married and I just got out out of a violent relationship so I don't know what to do? Dear Reader:
Jen Duchene explains why it would benefit us all if we just stopped calling little girls "bossy." If we want to see change in this world, women need to lead the charge.
It’s Monday night you sit down on the couch after a long day at work, and you check your DVR you turn on the bachelor to catch up on this season. You see that handsome sexy man that all these women are dying to go out with.. Are you finding yourself lacking a Juan pablo in your life? Do you attract nothing but losers men overweight and guys who have no idea how to treat you as the woman you are? What if you could attract more men like Juan pablo, smart, sexy, accomplished and the best part of is the want you!!!
One of the biggest dilemmas women face is whether they should pursue a career or choose the traditional path toward marriage and children. I believe women can have all the dreams and desires of the hearts, but need to learn how to manage a good work and personal life balance. A smart woman is not afraid of stating her life desires and views marriage and children as part of that picture. It is not a step backward, but an empowerment women can embrace which says they are not settling for a lesser life, but one that has more lasting value and provides a richer life experience.
When we become afraid, it is our body telling us something bad is about to happen. Our brain releases a stress hormone called Serotonin that actually prevents injury to our vital organs in case we experience physical trauma. This hormone is what gives us that physical reaction of feeling sick to our stomach, not wanting to move, and not being able to think clearly. If you think about it, fear is an amazing gift that can actually keep us alive.
When you experience a major life transition like divorce, (this can include death, moving to a new state, or getting a new job, etc), feeling vulnerable may sound like an understatement. The shiny varnish that once held you together has been stripped away, making you seem defenseless to life’s adversities. And when that happens, you are more likely to second guess EVERY thing you do.
Think you're just being "friendly" by sending him a flirty text or baking him a birthday cake? Truth is, you're probably doing more harm than good and pushing him away instead.
Whether you meet online or offline the principles of meeting and getting to know one another are very much the same. The problems that come up when dating are often about trying to impress the other with your beauty, charm, wit, intellect, money, status or whatever else you decide is important.
In the "real world" most people have a traditional sense of what dating should be. Boy meets girl. They date, fall in love, get married and have babies. The end. What if after a few years or a decade the husband decides that his life could use a little boost? He doesn’t wish to disturb his family life or hurt them, but he wants to feel desirable, appreciated and useful. He happens to have money. He joins a dating site or posts an ad looking for a sugar baby.