No matter how wonderful being in a relationship with someone is there will always be stressful times and challenges. Relationships reveal to us who we are and the personal growth we need to do. Stressors like: Worrying about money, the economy, your children, your job, etc. trigger the release of adrenalin and stress hormones such as cortisol. When chronically stressed, we tend to be at our worst in relating and coping. We often trigger stress in others which creates a reinforcing loop adding to the malaise.
How do you drop bomb of sudden, unexpected and quite possibly undesirable information on someone you care about without behaving like a cruel, dispassionate ogre? What if you're the unfortunate recipient of the aforementioned bomb? How do you respond with compassion instead of setting off a furious chain reaction?
The Numbers Are Staggering. In the United States alone, it estimated that 18.8 million people suffer from a depressive disorder in any given year. That translates into nearly 10% of the US population. Worldwide, that number is estimated at more than 120 million. According to the American Medical Association, more than twice as many women (estimated at 25% of the population) experience depression as men (estimated at 12%), regardless of racial background or financial status.
Learning how to touch your man is essential to your relationship's success, growth and development. Many women do not know how to touch a man, and learning this skill is needed for a healthy intimate connection. Touching is a skill that, for the most part, has been forgotten and replaced with other activities, like shopping at the mall.
If the friend of my enemy is my enemy, then is the friend of my date going to be my date? A lot of guys may want it that way. (and some girls too.) What about the Facebook friend of my date? Facebook doesn’t make it easy to keep your dating life on the down low. If you are Facebook friends with your date, then chances are she has her ways of finding out who else you are dating. And that’s a good thing in my book. If you are really trying to two-time your girlfriend with her best friend you should at least have the decency to be stealthy about it.
Call it natural instinct, call it natural desire, call it animal attraction, raging hormones, high libido, some women love sex. They love to have it, hold it, be on it, be in it, around it, just as much if not more so than men! Stereotypically men are stronger, work harder, have bigger muscles and are always on the hunt for sex, be it with their partner or any partner for that matter. The stigma for women on the other hand shows them as the weaker sex, subservient, submissive, sexually repressed and needing to be cajoled or coerced into sex.
They have the confidence to enjoy sex and be sexual, and the freedom of choosing how, when and with whom they enjoy it with. With this, comes a new independence that women are actively pursuing. No longer satisfied to sit home alone waiting for Mr. Right to find them to make them feel good. Women are empowered to make themselves feel good. They are taking their computers by their cursors and boldly blazing new frontiers in the world wide web of electronic erotica.
As a Los Angeles based sex therapist, I have gotten my fair share of calls from men who start the conversation with the fact that their penis size is too small…. There is a population of men that have turned the fact that their penis size is too small into a fetish of humiliation for sexual gratification.
Everyday my email box is filled with tips and stories from a variety of entrepreneurs and small businesses owners, each with their ideas of what they think I (and others) need. They go something like: "Are you stuck?" or "Not getting the results you want?" The truth is, in order to survive in this stalled economy, you have to think outside the box. Here are some tips that I do to keep fresh ideas coming and to make sure I'm helping my clients and they are helping me as well.