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Money and Dating: How Much Do You Tell?

Money and Dating: How Much Do You Tell?

If there’s one thing that tougher to talk about than sex (that’s talk about, not do), it’s money!  The top two reasons that couples divorce are often cited as sex and money. So why is it so difficult to discuss? In dating, talking about your net worth - if it is high - can be risky. If you haven’t yet built a trusted connection, you may find yourself targeted by someone seeking to take advantage.

Are You Suffering From Normal Anxiety or Dysfunctional Anxiety?

Are You Suffering From Normal Anxiety or Dysfunctional Anxiety?

When your bosses yells at you, when your financial situation hits bottom, or when your child is caught doing drugs, will likely experience a normal degree of anxiety.  Your heart may race, you may feel like you are gearing up for a battle, or you may slip into a sense of “I’ve got to get out of here.” Anxiety becomes problematic when you know you are reacting as if this experience is more dangerous than it really is.  On the other hand the anxiety may keep you from sleeping or being creative in problem-solving.

Family Rituals – 4 Benefits of Observing Them

Family Rituals – 4 Benefits of Observing Them

Family rituals are any activities that a family engages in periodically, is symbolic for everyone involved and is valued by each member so that they wish to continue it in the future. Rituals can be cultural or religious but do not necessarily have to be. They can be done every day, every month, every year or at specific times of life. There are three broad categories of rituals:

Increase Your Self Esteem and Attract Your Dream Partner.

Increase Your Self Esteem and Attract Your Dream Partner.

People who suffer low self esteem or even bouts of depression will know there is a pattern or sequence of events that occurs before they hit the depths of despair. So first tip is to make a note of all the events that precede an episode of low self-esteem. Notice what you say to yourself that confirms for you that you are doubting yourself and your value to the world. Once you have identified this you will be able to spot the signs & symptoms of your bouts of low self-esteem; in turn this will enable you distract yourself thus stopping it progressing into a full blown episode.

Do Gifts Help Us Win Our Partners Love Back?

Do Gifts Help Us Win Our Partners Love Back?

Do Gifts Help Us Win Our Partners Love Back? The 5 most important things to show your partner love By Karen Phillip With Ellen DeGeneres spending 16mil on a luxurious apartment for Portia will this make her fall back in love with Ellen? When we try to buy back the love of our partner we are often throwing away our money. When the relationship reaches the stage where you believe that spending money win them over, the damage is likely done.

How to move from fear to Love

How to move from fear to Love

Most of us are told when we are going through a tough time on our lives, “Just be positive, everything happens for a reason, it will get better..”  the platitudes are many.  Don’t get me wrong I know these are meant well and come from those who love us.  But in the moment of whatever is causing you misery, it is not that easy to shift.  The important thing to know is that it is possible to shift and this is how I have found it works for me.

Staying Focused On My Priorities

Staying Focused On My Priorities

What do you do when you're not staying on track and you really want to?  What stops you from doing the most important things first? I wonder if you identify with my story.  A few years ago, I told good friends I wanted to write a book and that I'd do an essay every day. That shouldn't have taken more than an hour for 200+ words, based on the eight years of writing a monthly relationship column I'd done for Active Singles Life. (It closed in 2008.)  I certainly have enough ideas and opinions.

Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

Protecting the rights of children is my life’s work- so I will not be holding back to express my outrage in allowing Adrian Peterson to practice and play this week.  As I was preparing my thoughts on this topic for this post and for an interview, I saw the latest report that he has another four year old son from another woman who he also provided “beatings” to who he left scars on after a reported incident in a car in which the child injured himself because he wouldn't “sit still” and just take the beating.  That mother, too, called Child Prote

Dr. Romance's Guidelines for Not Fighting

Dr. Romance's Guidelines for Not Fighting

Fighting a lot? Dr. Romance recommends: No matter what you’re fighting about: money, sex, kids or something else, the fighting is an indication that your communication isn’t working. If this happens only occasionally, such as when one or both of you are tired or stressed; it’s not too big a problem.

8 Ways To Kill Your Chances For A Second Date

8 Ways To Kill Your Chances For A Second Date

It seemed like a great first date... Dear Annie, Mike and I had a wonderful first date. We talked about everything. We both want to get married and have kids. He makes good money and lives in a great neighborhood, so I'm sure he'll be a great provider. She told him what she needs if he dates her He was fine when I told him that I have to wait for three months before we have sex.