Be honest. Every time you check your email, are you hoping for a message from that guy you met online? Do you get butterflies when you see his email address in your inbox? This could be the start of something special ... or it could just be a little fling. How can you tell if your online match is really for you? Look for these ten signs to find out.
Among the many reasons couples decide to seek therapy—including to learn better communication skills, to improve intimacy, and to heal old wounds—deciding whether or not the relationship is going to survive is the motive for about half.
A few months ago I introduced readers to the Seven Dwarves of Smallness. Others call them your demons, but I think that gives them too much power. The Seven Dwarves are the gatekeepers to your soul. They are there to protect who you really are. I'm here to stick up for them, because the truth is, they have a very important job. They were put in place to keep your greatest gifts safe from harm.
Do you have to like or love someone to be considerate, kind and courteous? The answer to that question is simply- No. You can be respectful without agreeing with, or even liking another person. One reason this is such a vital life skill for our children, is for the rest of their lives they will need to interact with, work with and deal with people they may feel are unpleasant. At a young age we begin to establish our own boundaries.
The wedding was wonderful, you're back from your honeymoon and you and your new hubby have unwrapped a mountain of wedding gifts. Now it's time to put pen to paper and express your thanks to your guests. You feel panic, stress, and the desire to procrastinate!
1. How do you both handle a disagreement? A. One or both of us are loud and volatile. We talk over each other, without listening properly. B. We discuss our differences, acknowledge if they have a point and try to calmly work it out. C. One or both of us bottles it up and we become slightly passive aggressive as a result. 2. Are you both happy with the amount of sex you have?
About 12 years ago, a very nice, 55 year old exhausted woman came to me with a very special request. She was a nurse and she worked 12 hour night shifts in the Emergency departments of two hospitals. She told me a story of her life so far. She had married as a virgin 30 years prior. At 17, her husband appeared to be attentive, attractive and good husband material. As their relationship progressed, her husband’s attentiveness evolved into very controlling, emotionally unavailable, demanding, jealous behavior. Because she was of the generation before the baby-boomer
We all know the song little Dick and Jane teased us with in Elementary School: "Katie and Johnny sitting in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love; then comes marriage; then comes the baby in the baby carriage." There's just one problem with this song today. Maybe it should be rewritten to say: "First comes love, then comes the baby in the baby carriage, then comes marriage." At least that's how it seemed to happen for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Sherri was shaken. She was living with her fiancé and planning their wedding and had just learned that her best friend had filed for divorce. Sherri said, "I was in her wedding party just a year ago. Everything was wonderful when they lived together. They were together for 5 years before they decided to get married. Things started going downhill right after the wedding. We've been living together for 3 years. Now I'm scared that we won't make it either!"
I am a control freak! Okay, there, I said it. To be honest with you, I stopped trying to be a perfectionist a long time ago, but I still have not been able to shake the need to control my environment. I am getting better. Really, I am. But the reality of it is that I still have a hard time letting things unfold naturally. I try to push things forward before they are ready to blossom all by themselves. Yes, this is one of my biggest flaws. And yet, one of my biggest assets.