When a man whistles at you, how does that make you feel? According to the Daily Mail, an old-fashioned wolf whistle encourages 38 percent of women to stick to their diets and 54 percent of those asked admitted they loved receiving one. Clearly many women think it's flattering.
Assertiveness-Getting What You Want In the world today we are faced with many choices. We are all built with the instinct for fight or flight when faced with confrontation. But there is a third way--it is to speak up with an assertative voice about what we really want and need in life.
Question I’ve been married for almost seven years. The two of us met while in college, fell in love and then married. We don’t have kids. Now my husband wants a divorce. When I ask him for a reason, he just says we have nothing in common.
Question I’m fortunate to have a great family, good friends, and a successful career. I feel like I’m in a good place, except that I’m missing a partner with whom I can share my life. While my parents would like me to be proactive in searching for a mate, I hear from others that I’ll eventually meet my special someone. What do you think? Answer
Dear YourTango family, Are you 25 or older? Have you ever been in love? Please take my 10-minute online survey by Friday, Feb. 8, and be part of a formal research project I am conducting at Dominican University of California. This is a voluntary and completely anonymous survey investigating the effects “first love” may have on future relationship satisfaction. Your participation is valuable and we appreciate your taking the time to help us make this project a success! We'll be sharing the results of the survey in a later posting here.
We hear it all the time: be your best self! But what does that really mean? How do we be our best selves? We may spend a small fortune on a new wardrobe of all of the latest trendy styles, buy a membership to the best fitness club, or get a sporty new car. But we still feel the same. We might have changed some things but we don’t feel any different. We’re still our same old selves. So why don’t we feel any different? Because that’s not what it’s about.
Oh, the pressure of this ‘most romantic’ holiday! With all the hallmark cards and the diamond ring ads and the gift giving choices…it can get a bit overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to! You can use Valentine’s Day to jump start your sex life for more than just one day, but for a long time after.
Do you find it hard to let yourself be vulnerable? Fear of intimacy is the main reason people do not open up emotionally with another person. There are a range of emotions and behaviors that can enhance the intimacy, or deepening, of your relationship.
Moving from casual dating to a serious relationship to the final stage — getting married — is a gradual process for most people. Unlike the whirlwind marriages we read about in romance novels, for most couples it’s not a decision made quickly or lightly. Nor should it be — if one is serious about making a marriage last.
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Kurdistan Iraq and to share in the re-launch of Piro Magazine. I have been contracted to work with them as English editor and to submit my own articles for publication. What a great adventure! The following article has been published and printed in Piro Magazine (December 2012).