By Jennifer Oikle, Ph.D., Dating Diva for GALTime Dating should be carefree, easy, and fun, right? But let’s be honest, more often than not, dating feels like being thrown into the lion’s den where you have to fend for your life. In fact, for every stage of dating there’s a challenging beast waiting to be slayed.
Toxic men function in contrast to sensibility, but they also have very normal times, and can even have long stretches of time when they are very loving, kind, and accommodating, which leaves their partners conflicted over whether or not the guy is actually good or bad. Their inconsistent behavior creates a silent uncertainty in the partner's mind, causing the partner to stay put and try harder to make things work, and that is exactly what toxic men rely on.
By Marianne Beach, GalTime Staff You’ve finally found the perfect guy. So how come your friends aren’t cheering him on? In fact, they’re acting anywhere from a little resentful to downright hostile every time you bring him around. And it’s starting to cause waves for both you and them—and you and him.
From my experience as a psychotherapist for 30 years and a married man for over 20 years, I think of these rules as everything a couple must learn for an ongoing, happy relationship.
So to bring you up to date, the widower George age 57, had proposed to the widow, Rose age 56 in a very romantic setting under the Eiffel Tower at midnight of the millennium 2000. You would think that a couple who had both been married prior and were seniors would have a small civil ceremony to seal their deal. Wrong!
Parents and Educators have asked me this question again and again, "Where does bullying start?" As a systems therapist, I find that bullying starts in a child's home environment. Children in aggressive family systems have their feelings consistently invalidated and are themselves bullied by caretakers or siblings. Perhaps they lack the ability to discern common social cues which others would know its 'time to stop'.
"I know what's coming when Robert says that we need to sit down and have a talk," Maryann told me in our phone session. "He wants to tell me everything that is wrong with me. It's not about talking - it's about wanting to have control over me. Last time he did this it was all about how I spend money, even though I make my own money and take care of all my own expenses. The time before it was about our sex life.
The research is in. According to a new study released from MIND, a UK mental health organization, 90% of women over the age of 30 are uncomfortable exercising outside.
Do YOU have all the tools you need in hand or within your reach to magnetize your soulmate or achieve any other goal, but are just getting nowhere, wearing yourself out and dating the same person over and over in a different body? Keep reading… The first step to making it easier is to set your steering wheel gently in the right direction. What do I mean by that?
Our physical and mental health is of the utmost importance and is what makes life really worth living. When we are strong and healthy, full of energy and life, we can do the things that we want to do, visit the places we have always wanted to visit and experience all that this wonderful life has to offer us. Put yourself first. Many of us are treating the person who is causing us stress better than we treat ourselves. That person could be a romantic partner, a friend, a co-worker or a boss.