Dear Dr. Romance: You give good advice and I really like the articles you have here. I wish I could apply it to my life. I have married and divorced twice and i always tell myself "I don't know how to choose a man". But is it the man or me who is wrong? I don't know. Now, I have a new relationship and I am afraid to lose again this time. Can you tell me what to do? Dear Reader:
Yesterday, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius was a South African sprint runner. Today he is accused of murder on Valentine's Day. The 26-year old athlete was reputedly in fear for his life. He had an arsenal of weapons to protect himself from intruders. The early reports of Pistorius mistaking his girlfriend for an intruder and that he accidentally shot Reeva Steenkamp have been denied by police. A bloody cricket bat recovered from Pistorius' home is further evidence of premeditation and possible abuse by the Olympian.
An occasional, mildly jealous episode might actually heighten the interest in your relationship but chronic, pathological jealousy is like a cancer that will destroy any loving feelings that exist in your relationship. With that in mind, here are five signs you are a jealous mess.
Valentine’s day can be a lot like target practice. There’s bows, some arrows, a big target looming in the distance, and often a lot of near misses leaving ugly holes around the elusive solid center. Olympians aim for a 10-ring target face 229 feet away where the center is less than 5 inches in diameter. That’s like standing on the 25-yard line of a football field, aiming, shooting, and piercing an orange under the opposite goalpost.
If you are asking yourself, "Is he cheating?" you probably sense something is off in your relationship. Learning to trust yourself and instincts is the key to your self-esteem. Too often women doubt themselves in favor of accepting a cheater's lies. But "Is he cheating?" is a brave question to ask. It means you are trusting your own instincts instead of the lies he's offering.
This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Danielle B. Grossman, MFT We know you were just assaulted with all those Valentine’s Day articles. Sorry about that. But it’s important to consider that “true love” is not just a theory or a figment of a writer’s imagination. Nor is it just the fictionalized stuff of romantic comedies. It can occur in day-to-day reality, too.
In 1995, the government agency that placed restrictions on the Internet’s ability to carry commercial traffic was decommissioned. This meant if you could afford a computer and monthly service, you could have the Internet in your home. Since the mid-1990s, the Internet has had a tremendous impact on culture and commerce including email, instant messaging, video calls and online dating. Yes, since gaining popularity since the early 2000s, online dating has revolutionized the way many women look at dating.
You know those hot, attractive men. They act cool, try to impress you and often act distant like they aren’t looking for a relationship at the moment. They sometimes come on super strong and then back down when you start spending more time together. Often, they disappear when you least expect it. You wonder what you did wrong and why men are like that. Dating tips are not the answer.
There is a pervasive notion in American culture that lying between spouses is inherently problematic. But could it be an act of caring?