DEEPER INTIMACY Just before spring The rains have begun in earnest and the soaked earth is offering up succulent new green things daily. Today, it’s sorrel, rosemary, mint irises and daffodils. The fecund earth is like an age defying Dakini, generous, brimming with life force, and boundless creative energy. By contrast, I have withdrawn into a small, critical place where I am sustaining myself on a thin soup of self-doubt.
Not sure you can survive another wedding season single? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the number of embossed invitations celebrating another happy couple’s love? Oh good, you have to buy another unflattering satin bridesmaid dress... Ready to pull out your hair yet? Yeah, us too. If you’re feeling like you might not make it through another season of weddings full of love and toasts, we have a few suggestions for how to keep it fun and keep your sanity.
It’s straight out of Twilight or a show on HBO. Just like the sexy vampire of fiction, the narcissist is alluring, devastatingly attractive, and deadly. Cue scary music. You spot him across the crowded room. He’s hard to miss because he’s good looking and a bevy of beautiful women surround him, hanging on his every word. You work up the courage to approach him and you barely have to speak a word before he takes the lead in the conversation, letting you know of his many accomplishments and world experiences.
When things don't work out between you and the person you married, you suffer internally, agonizing over a new life without each other, reminiscing about the way he once made you feel. Then, it hits you: what about your children? What happens to them?
When you're trying to build- or rebuild- trust in your love relationship or marriage, how far should you have to go? Is there a way to be transparent enough so that your partner won't spy? If your partner is jealous no matter what you do, what steps can you take to improve the situation?
A phrase often said by people who take a class or read a self-help book is “I know that already.” I used to say it all the time, too, and it was the one phrase that kept me stuck. After doing tons of personal development, I heard the same thing repeated by different teachers and would get anxious and hungry for fresh teachings. What I realized is that my frustration was really not about the information, but my own battle with the resistance to change.
1. Lack of communication - One of the biggest challenges most couples face is poor communication or lack of communication. If one or both partners in the relationship do not communicate their challenges and concerns, this is usually a sign that you're heading down the wrong path.
Is porn an innocent past-time or an international obsession? According to a new Extreme Tech report, 30% of all internet traffic involves browsers visiting pornographic websites. With the largest and most popular adult porn site getting 4.4 billion page views per month, singles and couples are spending a lot of time in the world of triple X. Add to this the fact that, while a typical news site has an average visit of three to six minutes, the average amount of time spent on a porn site is 15-20 minutes, and this has people asking: How much is "too much" porn?