To start off Part 2 of this article, here’s just a partial list of contemporary Addiction Types on the MyAddiction.com website: Alcohol Addiction, Ambien Addiction, Amphetamine Addiction, Benzodiazepine Addiction, Caffeine Addiction, Cocaine Addiction, Crack Addiction, Eating Disorders, Ecstasy Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Heroin Addiction, Internet Addiction, Marijuana Addiction, Meth Addiction, Nicotine Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Hydrocodone Addiction, Methadone Addiction, Oxycontin Addiction, Percocet Addiction, Vicodin, Pornography Addiction, Presc
Have you heard, now there’s even an “election addiction”? Aren’t you glad we’re through with that one for right now? But, seriously, addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking, shopping, video games, gambling, hoarding, work, cutting, texting and social media just keeps accelerating. It’s staggering, what in the world is happening to us?
More than once in my practice as a Marriage and Family therapist, I have been asked by a client, "How can I get my partner interested in sex?" I tell them we communicate with more than words. We also use body language to communicate with those we love and flirting is a special way of increasing both sexual excitement and intimacy in a relationship.
One of the questions that I have been asked over and over is, "How do I take care of myself when someone is blaming me, or angry at me, or dumping on me? What can I do when people's energy is negative? Do I need to say something to them, stand up for myself, let them know they can't treat me this way?"
Today I was taken aback for a moment by a comment from someone that does not know me to a lady I am close friends with. He said to her, “I heard you were hanging out with an old man.” I had a momentary “ouch.” I consider myself “older” but in no way old. In fact I find age 99% a state of mind. It’s also true, I do like younger women. I’ve never concealed this. In fact I’ve talked about it extensively on my radio show and in numerous interviews. When asked why, I’ve couple answers. One is Energetic.
Introducing children to gratitude, and thereby actually expanding their consciousness, may begin with teaching children to say thank you for gifts and nice things that others do for them. It may also include saying Grace before meals. We can point out, for example, that the vegetables or bread we eat comes from seeds planted, nurtured, watered, harvested, packaged, transported and sold by store keepers and involved many, many people who work hard to put food on our tables.
As the song goes, “Breaking up is hard to do!” And for many of us we loved some aspect of being in a romantic relationship with someone. Perhaps it was having someone who seems to care about us, or someone to make plans with for the weekend, to travel with or with whom to have physical closeness. So when the relationship breaks up, even though we know in our hearts that this is not the right person for the long haul, and we feel the loss in our life.
Understanding why you attract the wrong type of guys can help you attract the right ones. So, here are six common things women do to attract the wrong kinds of guys. Stop doing them, and you're bound to meet someone better.
In our culture, sex is something we think about often, but rarely actually talk about. According to a recent Ohio State University study, men think about sex about 18 times each day, while women think about sex 10 times a day. What the study didn’t indicate, however, was how many times couples — who between them think about sex 28 times every day — actually talk about sex with each other.
THE SESSIONS, starring Helen Hunt (Cheryl Cohen Greene), John Hawkes (Mark O'Brien) and William H. Macy (Father Brendan) is a movie based on the real life story of Mark O’Brien. At the ripe age of 38 and still a virgin, O’Brien, paralyzed from the neck down and living in an iron lung since a childhood bout with polio, hired a sex surrogate to experience the emotional and physical pleasure that eluded him to this point. The experience was life changing and left O’Brien feeling “victorious, cleansed, and relieved.”