"He will be so angry if I tell him that." "I'm afraid of losing her if I'm honest with her." How often have you said to yourself, "I can't say that because he/she will get angry, shut down, get hurt, or leave"? How do you feel when you are not open with your partner or others about your feelings, needs, wants and actions? I have noticed that when I don't speak my truth, I feel angry or depressed inside. My inner child really hates it if I allow fear to stop me from being fully myself.
Spanking is one of those hot button parenting topics and most people have a strong belief on one side or the other. When considering discipline methods, I always talk to parents about 1) what are you teaching your child 2) are you modeling the behavior you want your child to emulate and 3) what is the long term impact/consequence of the discipline method you are employing.
YourTango surveyed 101 mental health professionals to find out all the dirt about couples who have children. From what they fight about more than anything else to how they rekindle the romance after the baby is born, this survey reveals all the juicy details you've always wanted to know — but have been afraid to ask — about love after kids.
This is for mostly for girls but it can be for guys too! A lot of the times when we call a girls night, it’s because we are at a breaking point in our busy lives and are super missing girl time! I personally love it! Topics mostly consist of: what our lovely mates are doing…to upset us! How often is it that we are using our girl time to gush about what a wonderful man we’ve landed (outside of the first 6 months of dating)?
(To view the video, click here.) Moving in together is a financial commitment, and so is marriage, so it’s important to consider the tough issues you’ll face as a cohabiting or married couple. Dr. Romance presents seven things you should consider before entwining yourselves financially as well as emotionally.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Nathan Feiles, LMSW Relationships all have their share of trying times. It’s unrealistic that a relationship will always be happy and smooth. Even the best of relationships experience rough patches. But how we respond to these difficult moments is what determines the direction a relationship will take from there.
How do I get him to admit he's an alcoholic? I hear this question often.The rationale behind it appears to be that if he just admits to being an alcoholic, he will stop drinking. Unfortunately, getting someone to admit to being an alcoholic is difficult; ask any therapist. The good news is that there is no need for the drinker to confess to being an alcoholic to change the problem.
We can learn a lot from animals about parenting. Plus, there is a ton of research to support the benefits of relationships between humans and animals. Here are just a few of the things that I have learned.
Most people I know have been affected in some way by the awful stock market and the current recession. Be that as it may, you still have a choice when it comes to your dating or love life.