By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Raise your hand if you've ever experienced this. A relationship ends (usually badly) and in one quiet yet intense moment you query of yourself, "What the hell did I ever see in him?" Whoa. All those hands shooting up in the air all at once! Yeah, we've all been there. And it's not uncommon for us to berate ourselves for getting it so wrong.
We live in a digital age. Relationships in this day and age often start and end on the Internet. Sometimes you may meet someone first in person, then get to know them over the internet. This is common. And in many cases we get to know each other, without ever even speaking or chatting with each other, what is often called 'spying' or 'lurking' on Facbook or Twitter, on people's profiles without interacting.
Dr. Romance writes: Many people ask me, “How will I know if I'm in love?” Answer: Anyone who's in love usually knows it; the real question should be are we mutually in love, or am I wasting my time? If you want to be secure in your primary relationship, knowing how to create mutuality and work together greatly increases the chance that you'll make it as a couple.
When life bumps you along into a roadblock, understanding the true nature of time will save you a boat load of trouble. Every time you are faced with outer events that repeat in cycles and patterns, you have the chance to change the course of your destiny by the response you choose to make.
If something seems amiss in your sexual relationship with your partner, it's possible that he is compulsively using internet porn or sexual connection with others in a destructive way. There are warning signs you might see if your partner is having a problem with sexually compulsive behavior.
A skit on Saturday Night Live about twenty years ago depicted a man and woman standing outside of a 'therapist's' office. One actor asks the other if this is his office. He answers ‘Yes” and she slaps him across the face. He acknowledged being 'TheRapist'.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Joe Wilner We all have different personalities. Some people are more introspective and calm, and others are more outgoing and gregarious. I tend to be more introverted, and because of this I have had to put effort into developing lasting relationships. I have to be intentional with my interactions and work to put myself out there.
Have you ever received an announcement from a friend announcing her engagement and felt bitter? You know you should be happy for her, but are frustrated that your friend with so much emotional baggage was able to get a man. You, on the other hand, have thrown yourself into personal development with workshops, books, energy clearings and more but still struggle with your love life. You may start to doubt the whole idea of the law of attraction and wonder if all this work is a futile attempt to distract you from the fact that you are destined to be single forever.
Money: It's a partnership we don't talk about much, and just like any relationship, it can feel loving and empowering or yucky and frustrating. What is your relationship to money? Do you love it or hate it? Does it abuse and use you? Does it overpower you with its strength? Or do you have a healthy and whole relationship with money.
Abortion is such an accepted medical procedure in our culture, it is hard to imagine that any woman in America struggles with this issue. Since the "a"-word has become a political debate, it is hard to view it as an issue that goes deep into the heart of many women in our nation. Women sit in silence about the natural sadness they feel after an abortion. There is a natural grief process that follows but we are not permitted to grieve, to speak or to even mention the sadness we feel.