This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Linda Hatch, Ph.D As a therapist I have noticed that partners of sex addicts frequently have characteristics of love addicts. This is not always the case of course. Partners of sex addicts may be innocent bystanders. But I think there are some reasons to suggest an affinity between love addicts and sex addicts.
When January rolls around, tradition suggests making all sorts of resolutions. However, they all have one thing on common: They get broken. Statistically, 25 percent of New Year's resolutions are broken in the first week, and 90 percent by the end of February!
Imagine a scene where you ask your teen to pick up his clothes and he smiles and does it immediately. Does that sound too far-fetched. Maybe not, read on…. Every teen misbehaves at some point or another. From talking back and slamming doors to ditching class and using profanity. It’s normal for teens to want to feel independent, but it’s not acceptable for them to act out in a negative manner. Don’t go to the extreme, however — sending them off to boarding school isn’t the answer.
• Your body is a work of beauty and art created intentionally by the same God that created the earth. It is a sensual body filled with many wonderful ways to know, experience and celebrate joy and pleasure. Love, appreciate and savor every inch of your lusciousness! • You were given your sensual, beautiful, miraculous body so you could know how remarkable you are. The more you believe this the more joy you will bring to yourself. • You were created to know love – to be loved, to give love, to act in love and to defend love.
During over 30 years as a marriage and family therapist, I seen many clients who are really upset about the “over the top” anger expressions of one they love. Again and again I have heard: “He screams and curses, even throws things, when angry.” “She runs screaming from the room, refusing to speak to me if I speak my mind.
An application launched in October of 2012 that allows users to hide contacts in their phone book and keep call logs and text messages invisible. Known as 'the cheater app', with a shake of the phone, any incriminating evidence disappears. In Japan, a phone is quickly selling that masks calls and texts. Predominately used by men who are cheating on their wives or girlfriends, 'the Infidelity phone ' is making it easier to not get caught.
The decision to divorce is always painful — even for celebrities like former Real Housewife, Bethenny Frankel and her husband, Jason Hoppy who must contend with media scrutiny while negotiating their separation.
Perhaps you may recall a conversation when the focus on the problem was like quicksand pulling people into a blame game. The ideal is to address the problem and move forward. Coaching skills create the forward focus and add value in daily interactions. How does it benefit you to know a simple approach that ensures respectful understanding while focusing on the solution? Coaching professionals realize that the forward focus supports positive results.
January 22, 2013 is the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion in our nation. While voluntary pregnancy termination (VPT) is not a goal for most women, it is a road that millions have taken in the last four decades.