I am giving you permission to need love. What is your reaction when you see it stated as a need? I know that I get a little uncomfortable. I don't want to need anyone or anything. I should be able to satisfy my own needs and not depend on others, right? Well not necessarily. This is good wisdom for someone who is learning to be responsible for meeting their own needs, but it doesn't mean that we don't need others. It sounds a little confusing so let me try to clarify.
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If your child has a stepmother, how many times have you looked back and regretted that you put your child right in the middle between you and your child's stepmom? My guess is that there are very few mothers who have never done this. My hat is off to those few, but what do the rest of us do? If you fall into my boat, the vessel that contains women who have kicked themselves more than once for making a negative comment about what the other woman does or doesn't do, there is hope!
Guys get a bad rap when it comes to feelings. Basically, people think we don't have them, don't want to share them, and don't want to listen to them, either. But that's not true. Let me tell you about what's really going on for men when it comes to feelings, and show you how you can use this knowledge to build a solid foundation for a secure, lasting relationship.
I’ve been experiencing a lot of resistance lately, and have come up with a couple of solutions with a little help from my guides. One of the things they said was reassuring in a strange sort of way. They explained to one of my clients, and I knew the message was not just for her, that fear and resistance will never fully disappear. They get smaller, less frequent and easier to dispel the more we connect with our true essence, but they are an integral part of the human experience.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Gretchen Rubin. From what I hear from other people, it’s clear that I’m not the only person who struggles with nagging. It turns out that being a nag is just as unpleasant as being nagged — so finding strategies to stop nagging brings a real happiness boost to a relationship.
By Kathryn Lord
Now, on the surface, this sounds like a dumb question to a Romance Coach who met her husband on Match.com. Of course! We are living evidence that Internet dating does indeed work, and work well. And it is not just my husband Drew and me. Internet dating is working so well now that 17% of newly marrieds over the last three years say they met online, 30% of those on Match.com. Particularly since 9/11, online dating has gone mainstream. If it wasn’t working, people wouldn’t be saying so.
Depression is a very common emotion. We all become depressed from time to time. Luckily, it does not last long for most of us, however, couples who deal with chronic depression are not so fortunate. Chronic depression returns consistently and, while it is rarely a cause for divorce, it is the cause of other symptoms couples complain about. Depression is often the cause for withdrawal, seeking an affair, physical abuse, emotional abuse and verbal abuse. Couples react to the symptoms of depression rather than confronting the real problem: depression.
Four years into their relationship Kate and Eli wondered where the fun and excitement had gone. What happened to the thrill they experienced of hugging each other after a day at work? How did they get so bogged down with family duties, housekeeping routines and bill paying concerns? Their interactions revolved around checking in with each other about getting things off the “to do” list. The day to day tasks of life consumed more and more of their time.
Recovering from an untimely or unexpected financial crisis is a process that involves both a plan and an attitude shift. Sure, bad things can happen unexpectedly, but the way out of them is smart thinking and a strategy. If you find yourself facing an unexpected emergency, here's how to get out of it with ease and grace.
Sometimes turning the tides on a "bad" financial situation happens more easily by looking at what smart couples are doing to create "great" situations. Experts Denise Wade and Anne Alexander Vincent weighed in on this topic and offer the following quick tips as a menu. Even one or two of them done consistently will help to turn things around into the black (or the green!).