Joanie is proud of her accomplishments. She has risen to the top of her department at work in less than a year. The extra hours in meetings and training sessions have been well worth it. She is thrilled to bring home the paycheck that she does, but her career success has been much more than that. The sense of achievement and boost in self esteem that Joanie continues to receive from all of her hard work is the most important benefit. Unfortunately, Joanie's husband disagrees with her.
Valentines Day is coming. Are you feeling compelled to move forward with a relationship, or ask someone out on a date and yet no matter how hard you try, you can’t pull the trigger and act on your desires? On one hand your mind badgers you to call her or contact him and on the other, it harasses you mercilessly for being lily-livered and a loser. And now here you are, approaching another Valentine’s Day hoping against hope that this year will be different.
Roses and chocolates. Red and pink. Silly poems. The highschool dance. Being the kid who didn't receive any Valentines at all. Potent reminder of disastrous past relationships. The commercialized fakery and the pressure to express love you don't feel, or receive love gifts from those you know don't really love you. Its not only singles that say they hate Valentine's Day! If you belong to the rapidly growing group of folks who wish the day would simply disappear, you are not alone.
Whether you are married or in a committed monogamous relationship, finding out that your partner had a scandalous affair with another person is extremely painful. Any form of infidelity leads to an enormous amount of emotional pain in all areas, trust issues, and possible risk of STD’s.
It's Not Fair Life isn't fair. As a mother of six children I tried to hard at Christmas time to make the gifts come out even for everyone. No matter how many times I counted and then made lists and then recounted, on Christmas morning during the bedlam of presents, paper and toys, I would realize it hadn't been fair. Someone had gotten a watch worth twenty dollars and someone had gotten a bracelet worth three dollars. Some one had gotten the exact doll she wanted and someone else got the one that was in style last year.
What are you looking for in a partner? Are you looking for someone to understand you and your needs? Are you searching for a partner-in-crime who shares your idea of what's fun and funny? Are you on a quest for a kindred spirit to share your journey of exploration into life and the world? Are you seeking a cerebral relationship? Whatever you're looking for, sooner or later your individual inner desires and needs will rise to the surface and demand attention. Those facets of your inner selves need to be satisfied by the both of you individually as well as jointly.
Love is a beautiful thing. Love makes the world go 'round. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. All you need is love. The songs of our youth and our life's soundtrack bespeak the power, the wonder, the beauty and the magic of love. Who Wrote the Book of Love?
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the phrase “erotic talk”? Well, if you said, “talking dirty”, your answer is the one I most often receive whenever I pose that question. In fact, in a survey I conducted of 300 men and women, that was precisely the most popular response. Yet, as I explain in my book The Fine Art of Erotic Talk (Bantam/Random House), explicit sex talk is just one aspect of the powerful role that words can play in our sex lives.
January is the peak time for divorces to be filed. As a coach, I am frequently asked to give my opinion on whether it's time to call it quits. This is an opinion I will not give, for several key reasons. Only you know whether you have the hope and desire to continue fighting for your relationship. Making a rule about "when" either tends to keep people trapped who need to be free, or gives manipulators a tool to justify their own bad behavior. Only you know what's really going on in your relationship.
Just a little tired all the time, dealing with vague aches and pains...or really sick? Is your body working overtime to keep you healthy? Maryanne has three live radio shows each week, and on Maryanne Live she interviewed Deanna Duke, whose journey to health led her to write The Non-Toxic Avenger. We think her results are so important that we're sharing them here.