It happens to all of us. When we're least prepared, at times. I've been in a six- month relationship with D., which has been very satisfying. We talked back in December about his inner need to explore his sexuality with other women. That didn't make me feel too good—it felt like I wasn't "enough." Still, I asked for a 2-month commitment to monogamy. He agreed, for which I am grateful. Well, the two months are over, and he knows that sexual exploration is still his need. He said he doesn't want our relationship to change.
For centuries women have been raised to believe that it is their responsibility to tend to the needs of others. "Play nice." "Don't hurt others' feelings." "Serve yourself last." "A woman's work is never done."
In my 25 years as a therapist, I’ve worked with countless couples facing a broad spectrum of challenges. Yet, despite the diversity between them in age, occupation, or origin, I’m amazed at the similarities in the patterns and pitfalls that couples fall into. When two people walk into my office and start discussing their relationship, the first thing I tell them is to focus on empowering yourself. The only person you can change is you. If both parties accept this, real change is possible in the relationship.
In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, both Kendall and Kylie Jenner state that their number one dating dealbreaker would be their guy flirting with their best friend. Sounds reasonable enough, right? After all, who wants their man making eyes at someone else, especially a gal pal?
The new year has arrived and people are flocking to gyms and weight-loss programs everywhere with the fresh motivation to lose weight. The desire to shed those extra pounds might be about being healthier or feeling that you'd look better lighter, but those aren't the only reasons. Another motivation behind losing weight is to start dating.
This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Linda Hatch, Ph.D As a therapist I have noticed that partners of sex addicts frequently have characteristics of love addicts. This is not always the case of course. Partners of sex addicts may be innocent bystanders. But I think there are some reasons to suggest an affinity between love addicts and sex addicts.
When January rolls around, tradition suggests making all sorts of resolutions. However, they all have one thing on common: They get broken. Statistically, 25 percent of New Year's resolutions are broken in the first week, and 90 percent by the end of February!
Imagine a scene where you ask your teen to pick up his clothes and he smiles and does it immediately. Does that sound too far-fetched. Maybe not, read on…. Every teen misbehaves at some point or another. From talking back and slamming doors to ditching class and using profanity. It’s normal for teens to want to feel independent, but it’s not acceptable for them to act out in a negative manner. Don’t go to the extreme, however — sending them off to boarding school isn’t the answer.
• Your body is a work of beauty and art created intentionally by the same God that created the earth. It is a sensual body filled with many wonderful ways to know, experience and celebrate joy and pleasure. Love, appreciate and savor every inch of your lusciousness! • You were given your sensual, beautiful, miraculous body so you could know how remarkable you are. The more you believe this the more joy you will bring to yourself. • You were created to know love – to be loved, to give love, to act in love and to defend love.
During over 30 years as a marriage and family therapist, I seen many clients who are really upset about the “over the top” anger expressions of one they love. Again and again I have heard: “He screams and curses, even throws things, when angry.” “She runs screaming from the room, refusing to speak to me if I speak my mind. ”“My husband is so bullying. I am afraid of his fits if he does not have his way.”