Mega-mogul-bestselling-author-tv-star Bethenny Frankel is on top of the world. Lessons for all of us
I admit, I’m not really into watching reality TV like The Bachelor or Survivor but when it comes to Bethenny Ever After, the show on Bravo about the American dream, um, I mean self-made millionaire Bethenny Frankel, I started to take notice. Week by week on Monday nights I became glued to the TV at 10 p.m. ET for a dose of escape television with a message.
Sex and the Psychological City; A Relationship Blog on Sex, Friendship, Intimacy and Love
Is dating a younger man right for you? For the most part, age is just a number. What matters much more is a compatible level of psychological maturity. By psychological maturity, I am referring to the emotional age rather than the biological one. More and more women are getting graduate degrees, building successful careers, and marrying later, or not at all. Also, single motherhood and sperm donors are becoming increasingly frequent. In other words, women are less likely to need a man to take care of them, and the rules of age-appropriate dating have probably changed forever.
Do minor conflicts erupt into major fights? Discover how to diffuse anger in relationship conflicts.
Have you ever had an argument with someone - a partner, spouse, close friend, child, parent or other relative, or a business associate - that started small and spiraled into an intense conflict? Have you ever scratched your head, wondering how it got so out of control?
Let's take a look at what feeds the flames of anger and what diffuses it.
Feeding the Flames of Anger
Advice for those who love someone that has suffered as a result of trauma from events like 9/11
Without a doubt, any relationship has its’ ups and downs. Couples who are in it for the long-term are committed to sticking things out through thick and thin. They come up with new ways to get through challenges together, but overcoming difficulties becomes increasingly difficult when one partner feels alone in the relationship.
Freedom is not free and you don't buy it with wars.
"People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek…"
-Black Eyed Peas "Where is the Love?" (2003)
My most vivid memories of 9/11 were of the phone calls I heard on the news made during the tragic last moments of people's lives. Their final acts were desperate attempts to communicate the love they felt for their partners, their children and their families. The love they felt was all they had to say.
How "happily ever after" sets kids up for heartache as adults.
There are over 100 million single adults over the age of 25 in our country, and for most of them, the thought of being single and dating is analogous to having a red hot poker jammed into their eye. Based on my research, most single women dislike dating and being single. When it comes to finding that special guy to share their life with, many of these women say that there is hope in their heart, but they honestly admit that they are not too optimistic that true love is in their future.
Put yourself in his shoes to figure out why he hasn't popped the question.
Are you in a serious, monogamous relationship with a man and longing to get him to commit to you? Do feel ready to get engaged or married and yet you're still waiting for him to make a move to commit to your future together? If you've been with a man you love in an exclusive relationship for over a year, you're in the perfect position to help him make decision to commit to you. However, many men have conscious and subconscious fears that make them feel ambivalent about committing to any woman.
We run businesses, raise families, but always lose in love. Why does Mr Wrong always seem so right?
In her book, Stupid about Men: 10 Rules for Getting Romance Right, marriage and family therapist Deborah Dunn says that even the smartest women sometimes become stupid when making choices in their relationships with men. Here, she explains how women are addicted to romance, and why they are often tempted to believe love will conquer all. Here's 10 questions to help us all figure out the mistakes we make, and WHY we make them!
Just because it isn't physical doesn't mean it isn't cheating.
So, you're hitting it off with that new cutie in your office. You perk up when you see him, and you're about to head out to lunch for the second time this week. After all, he's a great listener — he really seems to understand you. Sure, you have a boyfriend or husband, but you can have an opposite sex friend. It's totally innocent, right?