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How To Keep Yourself Out Of A Violent Relationship

How To Keep Yourself Out Of A Violent Relationship

It’s not always easy to tell which strangers are dangerous, and which are not. Here are some guidelines for protecting yourself and telling the difference. 1. Don’t be alone with a new person too quickly, and don’t go to the other person’s home, or allow him or her in yours, especially if you have children. Get to know someone first away from your home. Rather, meet for coffee or lunch in a public place, or in a group.

6 Ways To Weed Out The Weirdos In Online Dating

6 Ways To Weed Out The Weirdos In Online Dating

  It's safe to say that, for the most part, everyone has the same general fear when it comes to online dating. The biggest concern is usually if the person on the other side of the Internet will match their profile. Thankfully in this day and age, technology has made it a little bit easier for you to help ensure you are meeting is actually the person in the picture.

Relationships: Control Or Kindness

Relationships: Control Or Kindness

What do you see when you look at your partner? When Carmella looks at Rudy, she sees his insecurity and withdrawal, which she does not find attractive. She sees his neediness when he pouts over not having sex. She sees his lack of motivation — he is not a go-getter. She sees his growing potbelly, which is the result of a lack of exercise. As a result of seeing all these "defects," Carmella is thinking of leaving Rudy.

Your Mom

Your Mom

This past week was my mom and my father in law’s birthdays and Hemal’s (my husband for those that are new) is on Sunday, so it is definitely a week of celebration for me!   On my mom’s birthday, I posted the following on Facebook: “Today is my Mom's birthday! She is an amazingly dedicated, loyal, beautiful, compassionate woman. And an amazing singer. I still have songs that she sang when I was younger branded in my head. I am so honored to have her as my Mom.

3 Reasons Why You're Still Single

3 Reasons Why You're Still Single

If you are a strong, successful woman who’s been lacking a healthy, fulfilling relationship, chances are there are a few reasons why you may feel like you’re still single. Limiting beliefs — beliefs you hold from the past that are limiting your present life and lifestyle — are some of the biggest reasons why people don’t get what they want. If you find yourself successful in some areas in life (like your career) but not so successful in others (like LOVE), you may need to step back and think about the reasons you think you might be single.

Applause! Applause!

Applause! Applause!

Compliments and positive feedback are food for the soul and food for the psyche. As we need regular meals of good food to fuel our bodies and give us the energy we need to make a good life so we need appreciation and applause to fuel our psyche and produce the positive self-esteem we need for an emotionally healthy life.

Jada Pinkett Smith

An Open Letter To Jada Pinkett Smith

Dear Ms. Smith, You don't know me, so let me introduce myself. I'm a therapist who has been working with and writing about blended families for over a decade. As such, I felt compelled to respond to the letter that you wrote to your stepmom friend on your Facebook page on February 16th.