Frequently, my clients and members of our website ask me, "Is my relationship healthy? How do I know if it is healthy?" Just as physical health is on a continuum, emotional health and relationship health are also on a continuum. And, like physical health, each person may have different criteria regarding what constitutes health.
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Nothing bugs the students and clients I work with more than angst about commitment. I'm all for commitment ... for stepping up to the relationship plate, aligning actions and words. Sometimes, however, it takes an unusual perspective to get some unusual results.
As women, we all know hard it is to get our men to understand us. We talk to them and then we get the stare — you know, the one that looks like we just spoke a foreign language? Either he does that or he will respond with something completely off base or something that makes you really upset. This is when the argument begins and ruins the whole night or day. For the sake of improving your relationship and helping your man understand the women's language, check out these ways to get your man to understand.
All of our interesting tales about relationships seem to be based on the expectation that one partner (the one who "screwed up") is going to be perfect. Look at the celebrity relationship stories we gravitate to and they are all about mistakes that we think other people have made, from cheating to divorcing. We love conflict and do our part to feed the flames higher, by concentrating on the judgments we make about one or both of the parties.
By GalTime .com
By Marianne Beach, GalTime.com We've all heard of pre-nups, but this is a little different. A company out of North Carolina is now selling "divorce insurance." That's right. According toWedLock.com's website: "The casualty insurance is designed to provide financial assistance in the form of cash to cover the costs of a divorce, such as legal proceedings or setting up a new apartment or house."
By Bobbi Palmer
My idea for today's post came from a seminar I hosted last week called "Making Sense of Men." It was co-led by a trainer for PAX Programs International, which is in the business of educating women about men. If you haven't familiarized yourself with PAX, which is the brilliant work of Alison Armstrong, I can't recommend it enough. I attended my first course with them 10 years ago, and it was a life-changing experience.
By GalTime .com
By GalTime's Top Doc Stephanie Moore, MD Warning Sign #1 HEADACHES. Headaches are very important and should never be ignored. If they're irregular headaches, it could be simple like stress or poor posture or more serious like cancer, infection or sometimes just eye or dental related. But they should never be ignored.
By Kate Evans
When someone we love dies it can be seem impossible to adjust. Our minds do not truly understand how to accept the idea that someone exists one day and is gone the next, never to return. We can be confused or frustrated by our reactions and not know what is normal. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind to help you to get through it.
How many times have you asked your partner to put the cap on the toothpaste? Or put his dirty clothes in the laundry basket instead of on the floor? When our requests get blown off, we are often left with feelings frustrations that slowly push us to our wits' end. Before you jump to the conclusion that your partner doesn't care, is insensitive or is just plain lazy, give the following techniques a try!
Whether it's a new toy, a new game, a new outfit, or a new adventure, it seems kids never stop asking their parents for more. And who can blame them? Some studies have shown that children see more than 25,000 ads a year-and that's just on television. Add in the internet, product placement and the pressure to have the same stuff as their friends, and you've got kids who are bombarded with the message that they need more of everything.