First off, are you dating? Dating your partner is a MUST! It’s not a “nice to have” like organizing your linen closet. We do a deep dive on this in Step Seven: S-Flirt, of our Eight Step Relationship Transformation System®. In my experience, people don’t take their FUN seriously enough!
The overuse of social media in a relationship can negatively impact the bond between partners. Increasing communication and lessening phone usage can bring happiness back into the relationship that was lost to the Internet.
Women over 40 that date or enter into a new relationship are often curious to learn about their partner's past with the women before them. The key is to share, but not too much, and remain positive.
Ive been thinking about how to raise patient, disciplined kids and also that putting your kids in the center of your universe isn’t going to do them any favors. Giving in to every whim will just encourage impatience and entitlement. I’m far from a perfect parent, and being a widow - both Mom and Dad - certainly puts me at a disadvantage. Yet, I try to balance my intuition with what I think my kids really WANT in the moment, with my practical disciplinarian side of what they really NEED for future life's lessons.
Not everyone gets involved in a relationship, or marries someone that is close to their age or even in their same age group. There have always been the jokes about older men in midlife crisis marrying younger women in order to feel youthful. But there are now plenty of women who marry younger men. There are situations where the mixing of different ages works quite well.
Women sometimes enter into a relationship without asking their boyfriend about his past. Knowing who your man is or was will expose any infidelity and save you from hurt in the long run.
Jasbina asks Neely Steinberg – Author of the book ‘Skin in the Game: Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur to Find Love’: After getting past the third date, you suggest that daters reflect on four different questions. The first one is, “Do I feel good about myself when I’m around him?” Tell us about that. Neely Steinberg
The Rebbe Nachman of Breslow often said, "Always remember-Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital." As the years have gone by and I've been in the practice of psychology over 20 years, I have become more and more convinced that he was so right, that joy is not an option. When we take away joy and we take away a sense of well-being, a sense that we are thriving, we allow ourselves or seem to find ourselves in circumstances that seem to drain, tire and weaken us. We are no longer the whole human being that is our birthright!
An unplanned pregnancy can be devastating to anyone, but for married couples who already have children (and don't want any more) the decisions they make (and the grief and heartbreak they suffer after) are often endured in silence. If the abortion choice is made, married couples need effective communication tools more than ever to help each other handle the mixed emotions often felt. Your Tango Expert Trudy Johnson explains how to process the option of abortion in a way that keeps loving couples together.
When I say these two words — MEN and COMMITMENT — what comes to mind? Men are commitment phoebes? Men are afraid of marriage? Men just want the milk without buying the cow? Anything like this pop into your brain? A lot of women — especially women who are dating over 40 — believe that men are far more interested in getting regular sex than they are in being in a committed relationship.