A woman wrote to me today asking for some guidance. She said she was having difficulty moving on after breaking up with her boyfriend, even though the relationship wasn't working.
WHY is it that the old flame always looks more appealing after we leave? Why can’t we just get over him and move on? Oversimplifying the idea of leaving and underestimating the “recovery” time it takes is what sets us up for a likely return~that is, a failed breakup. By expecting that all we have to do is give it time, start a new routine, or get a hobby, we automatically end up feeling lonely because those fillers don’t address the bigger issue.
“I remember picking myself up off the floor....I could taste the blood running into my mouth....I’d never been hit before--I was shocked, humiliated and very scared.” So many years ago and yet even now, it chills me to read those words. You might think that it chills me because being assaulted so violently forever marked my soul, but you would be wrong. What chills me is that I was so deaf and blind to my own guidance and found myself within 100 miles of such violence.
My brand is empowering women and the men who love them, so I was naturally drawn to a study published in the Journal of Sex that suggested empowered women have less sex than women who are dominated by men. The study was done at Johns Hopkins University, which is a school that has an outstanding academic record for students and faculty alike. With all studies, it depends where they are done, and in this case the subjects were in Africa.
This question is different from what I’ve read so far… My ex and I dated for just under 3 months about 4 years ago. The chemistry and compatibility between us was the strongest either of us admittedly felt before. But his work schedule projects kept him busy as did mine and we didn’t get alot of face-to-face time then. I craved more time with him but didn’t voice my desire because I didn’t want to impress him as being needy.
This question haunts even the most confident women. You're not alone. It comes up when you've spent years in and out of failed relationships and you finally reach the point wanting to give up on love.
Dance on the Beach of Life! Sometimes in our lives we reach rock bottom. We experience what we call hell. For each of us it's dressed up differently, but for all of us it is dark, tough and devastating. This hell can be our awakening. Some people call it a break-down; I believe it is a break-through. This was the sequence of my hell over three months. * My second marriage failed * My business failed * My youngest daughter left me to live with her Dad * My health failed
It’s very difficult to climb a flight of stairs, let alone the steep career ladder with a jealous partner clinging to your skirt, while, dragging you down. I had always felt lucky to have a supportive husband by my side as I continue to build my career, but my gratitude catapulted a few weeks ago when I witnessed, what was nothing short of a minor travesty of common sense and sanity.
Strength and Weakness – Become Stronger in Weak Places As a business owner, parent educator, parent and volunteer in the community, I have had an opportunity to see strengths and weakness in many people. Our children have had sports coaches who made them feel great about themselves whether they won or lost the game. Coaches Change Lives
With Groundhog Day here, my mind has turned to the elusive do-over. The 1993 Bill Murray flick named for February 2nd has to be one of my all-time favorite, watch-it-every-time-it's-on movies. For those who haven't seen it (and really, what kind of carpet are you living under? Netflix it immediately), the movie's plot centers around a crotchety guy named Phil Conners, played by Murray. Phil is forced to endure the same day over and over until he gets it "right."