Valentine's Day. It’s just a day, right? Wrong. Expectations are high. Disappointments are high. Self love and appreciation seem to be at an all-time low on this one particular day of the year. Perhaps that this is why there are more relationship break-ups on this day than any other day of the year.
After a little Valentine’s Day swooning with I love you to the moon and back cards, a dozen long stemmed roses wrapped in red tissue paper and a fancy dinner, is your man expecting some kind of bedroom reward? You betcha. How much money does a guy have to spend to get lucky on Valentine’s Day anyway? I’ve got some data from a 2013 survey with thousands of respondents that will tell you exactly how much men are spending on the ladies in hopes that a little romancing will have a big bedroom payoff.
When you think about Valentine’s Day what is the first feeling that comes to mind? If you’re like me or my husband, then our initial feelings tends to be one part apathy mixed with a lot of excitement. We want to celebrate our relationship, but we also do not want to fall prey to over-commercialization. We’ve celebrated enough Valentine’s together (ten and counting!) that chocolate and roses seem thoughtless, instead of thoughtful. This got me thinking about what three presents are perfect for both him and her.
If you have young kids, or if you've been married quite a while, you may need some help priming the proverbial pump. Research shows that the juicy feelings associated with romantic love tend to fade after about two years.
For most of my life I have been one of those powerful women types that could do it all, be it all, and have it all. I thought I could balance and manage everything but what I didn’t yet know was life was not a game of balance to be won when we finally get an even scale.
Breaking up can be hard and messy, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re taught growing up that a relationship is more successful the longer it lasts. And breakups can be so painful, complicated and destructive that staying in a bad relationship can seem more sensible than having to face a catastrophic ending.
Twenty years ago, the concept of online dating was a brand new idea. During the early years of its inception, the majority of Internet users would hesitate to plunge into the online dating pool due to fear, uncertainty, and social stigma. But, internet dating has come a long way two decades after. Today, due to the large use of social networks like Facebook and online dating sites, the stigma associated with online dating has nearly died down.
Cupid’s celebratory love effervescence is sparkling through the air! Commercials abound about cards, brilliant jewelry, and sumptuous flower arrangements ... but you’re on a budget! How can you show that special someone that you care without spending your whole paycheck?
It takes more than just saying "I do" to reap the health benefits of marriage. You need to work at keeping your marriage strong. Below are ideas to help you keep your marriage — and your heart — healthy.
If you are single and dating several people at once, Valentine’s Day can be fraught with fear of making the wrong move and losing a great opportunity to connect with the right mate. Let me give you an example. My client Gail is dating several guys at once. She has just started dating most of these guys after the first of the year perhaps seeing them about two to four times each. She tells me she dreads Valentine’s Day and having to choose who she goes out with. And what if her first choice guy doesn’t ask her out?