I’m often asked what I mean by Dating Like a Grownup. It’s obviously a great question that I probably should answer every so often. (I am, after all, the CEO of Date Like a Grownup!) I’m going to give you my definition, and then I’m going to tell you about a great book I’ve read that does a terrific job of discussing dating and love for grownups.
In the many years I’ve been doing this work and advising people to stay away from their ex, I have heard over and over, “But, I need closure.” But you do not have to talk to your ex to get closure because closure comes from inside you. You cannot get "closure" from somewhere else. You don't need the answers to move on. You don't need to know what your ex thinks about you, or anything else for that matter, in order to move on, do your grief work, integrate the loss into your life and turn the page. It doesn't matter what the answers are.
By Mary Perry, RD for GalTime.com So you've been working out and eating well in search of finding Mr/Mrs. Right and now that you've found them your regular workouts and healthy habits have been replaced by frequent visits to your local restaurants, ice cream shops, and dinners at home. While you wouldn't trade your current state of happiness for the world, here are some tips for how to keep that figure you worked hard for without packing on the pounds or only eating salads.
By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com One of the fabrications in our culture that has always driven me bonkers is the myth that "real" men don't succumb to worry or stress. It's the idea that guys are somehow genetically engineered to shake off the rigors of everyday life-- that no guy should crack under pressure, fear or insecurity. Never let 'em see you sweat.
Today's culture is more about buying something because it's a cheap and immediate thrill rather than buying a well-made, beautiful item that will last forever. However, focusing only on the dollar amount and not thinking of quality is never the way to go.
When it comes time to think about a career transition or any big change, we are often our own worst enemies. For example: Has this sequence of thought ever occurred in your brain? Angel: “Ugh. I’m so tired of my day job these days. The money is great, but I want to do something with more of a purpose…or at least that I feel more passionate about! And you know what I love? Pie. I LOVE pie. I should open a pie shop! YES!”
Your past need not define who you are. Quite clearly, things we experience in our past influence us and how we behave in the future, but if we allow our past to define us, then we are acting as “victim” rather than being in charge of and taking responsibility for our lives.I know someone who experienced many difficult things in his life (emotional and verbal abuse, dyslexia, traumatic physical experiences, and more) and yet he has overcome them in such a convincing way that people who know him now are shocked when they learn of his past expe
A reader of my articles wrote to me about the article I wrote entitled, "Why do People Lie?" He said that he would be "very interested in a similar article with examples about all the lying that women do....At least in the initial stages of dating, women lie sooooo much." Well, being a woman, I'm not as aware of how much women lie on dates as I am of how much men lie on dates. So I decided to write about date lying in general.
It was Maya Angelou who said, “When people show you who they are, believe them.” Nowhere is this advice more true than in romantic relationships. Human beings are not that mysterious. We convey through spoken and non-spoken communication what our intentions are all the time. We are literally broadcasting ourselves to the world 100% of the time. Probably the most important thing you can do to have an awesome relationship is to listen and observe. Being observant is such a rare skill these days that it could almost be termed a super power.