Find out how the idea of a soul mate can lead you down the path to Mr. Wrong.
One of the biggest pitfalls I see in dating is that many singles are on a fruitless search for a soul mate. They conjure images in their mind of this amazing prince or princess who sparkles when they walk into the room. Just like the knight in shining armor, this idea of this one special person will rescue you from single-dom is filled with fantasy. Quite often the desire for that one perfect soul mate can lead many women down the wrong path and Mr. Not-So-Princelike.
Mick Lolekonda, Dating Coach For The Professional Woman, shares 5 steps to dating success in 2011
Whether we like it or not, the closer we get to Valentine’s Day the more the commercial effect of this “holiday” is felt. Though I think nobody should ever feel pressured to precipitate getting romantically involved for that reason, I do believe that the time leading to Valentine’s Day and spring can be seen as the dating pre-game warm-up.
The first and second articles of this 4 part series discussed Self-Expression and Relationships. This article discusses the fourth life level: Health.
When a healthy body is not part of your experience, it is very difficult if not impossible to enjoy any aspect of your life fully, let alone attract a sweet love. The quality of one’s health is expressed emotionally, physically, and spiritually, and influences over all well-being. An imbalance in one area creates an imbalance in the other areas.
If you’re like most people, you’ve probably experienced the sudden burst of motivation that comes around this time of year. So many of us experience an urge to commit to the required dedication to take a low level priority in our life and make it the successful reality we deserve. Motivation is the easy part. Follow through is when the eye-opening realizations of the level of commitment required to obtain and maintain our desired goal start to occur.
Do you feel distant from your partner after sex? Feeling like you are alone in the relationship?
One difficult phrase and concept that I try to get clients to understand is “Mind Blowing Intimacy.” This is no surprise as we are inundated with “Mind Blowing Sex” on reality TV, magazines, the internet, and movies. “Mind Blowing Sex” gets the highest media ratings, as well as most couples’ attention. In truth, Mind Blowing Sex is nothing compared to Mind Blowing Intimacy. In real life, Mind Blowing Sex cannot save a marriage nor can the lack of it destroy one.
Staying together, staying monogamous, are we monogamous, can we stay together for the long haul?
Can you stay monogamous for the long haul?
In 2011 we are wondering about this question, as divorce rates have not changed that dramatically for almost 30 years. Fifty percent of all married couples will trade in their spouse for a new model at least once and sometimes twice in their lifetime. And 35% to 50% of everyone will cheat at some point in their marriage. Why is it so difficult to stay married and monogamous?
Is your partner "tightly-wrapped?" Are you? More sex could be the answer to a closer relationship.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Rick Nauert.
Experts — and the films of Woody Allen — have documented that neurotic individuals often have more difficulty with relationships and marriage. A new study further suggests the remedy may be lots of sex, at least for newlyweds.
In fact, researchers have determined if neurotic newlyweds have frequent sexual relations, their marital satisfaction is every bit as high as their less neurotic counterparts.
A 'default woman' is always available when there is nothing better.
I was thinking about the plight and sadness of the 'default woman' today.
Then I thought to compose a definition.
A default woman prides herself in the depth of her love and the strength of her commitment to the man of her dreams, although her position is consistently ‘backseat’ and ’second best.’ She is the woman who is always available when there is nothing better.
Do you approach date night as just one more chore? Come on, be creative and have some fun!
Date night. You know it’s good for your relationship. You want to. You mean to. But, darn it, you’re busy with a house to run, bills to pay, bosses to please, projects to complete, kids to care for—and on and on. Add the unexpected—sick kids, car problems, leaking pipes—and it’s hard to find the time to even grab a cup of coffee together. But think of it this way: that laundry list of responsibilities and worries shouldn’t be what stands in your way, it should also be what fuels you.
Are you settling for less than what you want, desire and deserve?
When I was in my mid-twenties and many of my friends were either in long term relationships, engaged or married well-meaning confidents would suggest from time to time that the answer to my single status was lowering my standards.
I’ll admit, they were high. I was very clear I wanted to be with someone who was intelligent, driven, creative, strong, successful, handsome, sexy and who knew how to treat a woman. The list was longer than that but you get the idea.