By Jane Greer, Ph.D., Relationship & Sex Talk, for GALTime Can the anticipation of a baby bring people together? That’s a good question, and it looks like Uma Thurman is working toward answering it right now. She announced this week that she is expecting a baby with her on-again boyfriend multimillionaire financier Arpad “Arki” Busson.
Many sites, even those using fancy algorithms to match you with your soul mate can help you meet and date dozens of people, if that's all you want. They can even land you a warm body you may believe is your life partner but chances are, you still won't find the right person for you.
From birth, we’re taught to be polite and generous. Say please. Always say thank you. Give of yourself. Somewhere along the way we unconsciously learn that asserting boundaries is to be selfish and unkind. In truth, saying NO can actually be a life saver and game changer, not only for you, but for the betterment of your relationships as well.
Each one of us carries our past emotional wounds. This wound can ooze and open when confronted with the energy of the same experience that brings up our lack of love. Every relationship or experience that brings up the same void in us can trigger us to shut down part of our heart, creating walls like armor.
I’ve had a lot of clients "break up" with me over the years, with out as much as a "goodbye" or a "thank you." I have a confession: It hurts. You might think this kind of thing is no big deal -- after all it comes with the territory. Professionals learn to block and repress these kinds of feelings, right? You can’t really hurt your coach or therapist, can you? Well, you can! Even football players get their feelings hurt.
Let's analyze your most recent first dates. Go ahead, take a plunge into your calendar these past twelve months and make a list, rating each on a 1-5 scale, with one being milquetoast and five being magical. We're doing some research here to determine the answer to the question: how good of a date are you?
Picking out your wedding colors can be tricky. Not only are there so many to choose from, but you will want to make sure your choices complement each other. Knowing how to mix colors — and the meanings behind your favorite shades — can make your special day more personal and more vibrant!
Is you sex life satisfying, but nothing special? Let's face it, we all go to McDonald's occasionally, but if you eat nothing but a plain hamburger every day, you probably need to branch out and try something more appetizing from time to time. If your sex life also seems like an old, stale cheeseburger, maybe it's time for you to review what's going on in your relationship.
Okay…here’s a question. When is the last time someone said goodbye to you with a “Take care!”. Now here’s an even better one – when is the last time you did take care? Not care of your partner or husband, not your kids, your aunt Matilda or your co-worker, but yourself. And what does taking care of yourself look like to you?