Renee saw herself as a very compassionate person. She could easily feel into her husband Jeff's feelings when he was sad or scared. But as soon as Jeff got angry or judgmental with her, her fear became far greater than her compassion — fear of losing herself and of not being seen or cared about by Jeff. Out of her fear, Renee would often shut down into silence, or she would defend herself or try to talk Jeff out of being upset. Her tone would get parental and righteous as she protected herself against her fear.
As a dating coach for women, I am well aware of how Valentine’s Day brings out so many emotions, from ecstatic to miserable! Radio and TV talk show hosts bash the day as nothing more than another Hallmark Holiday. But that is not true. Valentine’s Day is not just consumerism at its best. This day is anchored in some serous history.
A recent study in the UK concluded that middle-aged women are more sexually satisfied than their male counterparts.
Being single on Valentine’s Day gives you the option to throw a Valentine's party and have a great evening with your single friends There’s no reason that you shouldn’t have fun being single on February 14th. It’s the perfect holiday to celebrate your freedom! Last year, I decided to throw a singles Valentine’s Day party. I’m not single myself, but I was in Los Angeles and my husband was in New York on business. I have lots of single friends in LA and decided to host them all at my home.
I ran into an acquaintance I haven’t seen in at least 15 years that I knew from when I was single again in my mid to late 30’s. She is still single and never married and must be in her late 40’s or early 50’s by now. I have always known her to be friendly, warm, smart and attractive. However, for some reason she has not yet connected with the right life partner. Do you know what she said to me? ….. She told me, “I should have worked with you ten years ago!”
by Amy Hoglund for GalTime.com Break-ups can be absolutely horrible, especially when it’s not expected. Sometimes our heart makes us act, think, and do crazy things. What may seem like a fantastic idea at the time turns out to make you feel even worse about yourself afterwards. I’m a personal fan of just cutting all contact, which means deleting their number, Facebook, email, and giving back all of their personal belongings, or at least tossing them out!
by Suzanne Casamento for GalTime.com Valentine's Day is like the New Year's Eve of Love. There's all this pressure to have an amazing evening, maybe even the date of a lifetime. But before you get all caught up in the hype, it's important to consider who you're going to spend the holiday with this year.
Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday celebrating love, but if you’re single or going through a break up or divorce, it can feel like just another painful reminder of your relationship status and focus you on what you don’t have. Now here is the deal, we at inTact Coaching, believe that there is a flip side to lack and that is to have. So let’s see how Valentine’s day can be a celebration of what you do have.
Do you remember Valentine's Day growing up? I do. I remember all the angst of swapping heart-shaped candies and sappy cards with my peers in class. It was a ritual at my elementary and middle-school for all the kids to exchange candies and cards. You do remember those heart-shaped candies that taste like chalk with stamped sayings on them like 'be mine' right?
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and love is in the air. But did you know that love means different things to different people? When Don says, “I love you,” he may be thinking about how hot the sex is. When Marcia hears these words, she may think, “Wow! He’s committed to me.” In a dating relationship, it’s super important to unearth secret expectations and wants. You want to please each another, but it’s dangerous to assume you know what pleases someone. They may not feel comfortable telling you straight out.