Many couples talk about their partners as less than them in some core way. That is the primary reason the divorce rate is so high, since only unequals split apart. In support of this unequal perspective, many people present a picture of their relationships as being essentially an accident, like their coming together was a total mystery to them and everyone else. Within this perspective, some claim that they are the essence of intimacy and just happened to end up with an intimacy cripple.
At Santa's ripe old age, he's got almost as many tips on healthy relationships and communication as there are champagne corks popping on New Year's Eve. In the spirit of the holidays, here are his five sexiest tips for couples on love, communication and being naughty or nice.
According to a new study, the use of manipulation is one way to test partner's love. Manipulation as a technique for getting what we want is something we all learn as babies. Even before we have figured out that the Mommy is another person, we begin experimenting with how to get her to react to us in different ways. Of course we know how to whine and cry from the very beginning, and this gets a useful response at first. Soon we begin to try faking emotion in order to see how Mommy will react. Usually, Mom can tell the difference.
The lights glisten, songs of holiday cheer fill the air and couples everywhere kiss under the mistletoe. There are constant depictions of family traditions and couples in love during this special time of year. "Bah Humbug!" you say?
Would you love to attract the man of your dreams? Does your weight keep getting in the way?
It is so difficult to know the right thing to say. It depends on your child’s age, previous experiences, and temperament (some children are more sensitive than others), Even though many of our children live far away from Newtown, they may have feelings of fear, anxiety, and confusion. They may ask questions, such as, “Why were the children killed and will this happen in our school?”
How present are you during this time of year? Are you so busy that you lose touch with the meaning of the season? Are you too stressed out to really enjoy time with your family? Do you struggle to remember what it’s all about? Is it difficult to stay focused on the joy and hope of the season? Would you like to enjoy yourself and your family more? Follow these six simple steps to relax, focus on the important things, and be fully present with yourself and your loved ones this season.
If you're in a relationship with someone who used to make you happy and no longer does, what keeps you there is not love, it's fear.
Let’s see if we can figure this out together. You have the altar, the man and you. What is the one variable you can change in this equation? For all those that say “the man,” please stop reading here. You have flunked this question. If your answer is “you,” please continue reading, because you are taking responsibility regardless of who is at fault. And when you take responsibility, you now have an opportunity to reach the outcome you desire.