What is it about Oprah Winfrey that draws you in and finds you so interested in her and her work?
I have to admit, over the past 25 years, I’ve been a little obsessed with “Oprah.” Okay, maybe not just a little bit—maybe a lot more than that. To be honest, I have been a major fan of hers from the very beginning.
In 1986, when I saw her on the air for the first time, I connected with her immediately. I couldn’t believe that here, for the first time, here was a woman on television who resembled no one else I had ever seen on network TV. She talked about issues that clearly mattered to her.
A letter to Kate Middleton (and other brides-to-be)
Congratulations, soon-to-be-Princess Kate. You are in the midst of an epic fairy tale romance with your Prince. There are just a few things that I think you should know, in order to ensure that you actually do live happily ever after.
Know that you make your own “happily ever after.” It doesn’t just happen; it takes a lot of work, courage, honesty and communication. Sometimes it’s not easy, but it’s worth the price of creating your own future.
As the date of the Royal Wedding nears, the fairytale fantasy of a beautiful young woman marrying a prince comes closer to having a rare moment rooted in reality. Out of an entire planet of females, she has won what many would say is one of the most coveted lotteries in the world.
But marrying a prince doesn’t automatically guarantee you a happy ending. Ask Princess Diana.
Ending a relationship abruptly by not calling someone back
Dear Dr. Diana
A male friend of mine dated the love of his life for four years and out of the blue she stopped returning his calls. The same thing happened to me with a guy that I dated for six months. We both called, emailed, texted them without hearing back. We both asked them over and over to tell us why they will not call us back, text, etc. with no responding on their part. These are intelligent people 55-65. In both cases we adored these people. We had no arguments. Both of us can be a little pushy on wanting to see them and have calls and texts during the day.
Admitting you need love does not make you 'needy'! It opens your heart to love.
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.
Mothers and stepmothers may not love the same man, but they should work to build peace for the kids
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!
How to tell what he's really thinking... and feeling.
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.
Overcome resistance and fear using the old Nike slogan-- it works!
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.
Do you nag your partner often? Find out how to stop, and boost relationship happiness.
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.
Kathryn Lord, Romance Coach, says "YES!" See her answers to this and 9 more of singles' FAQ!
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.