Are you too eager? Authenticity is a very attractive quality but so is not being too eager. Recent research has indicated that appearing highly self-confident as part of playing hard to get tests the commitment and quality of any would-be mate. The researchers sugest "...that the more unavailable a person is, the more people are willing to invest in them." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/loves-big-secret-play-hard-to-get-8395973.html
With the recent announcement of Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy’s marriage coming to an end, “soon-to-be divorced” becomes their current relationship status. This transition period of deciding to no longer be together to a finalized divorce can be a lengthy and emotional time period. Similar to the limbo period between heaven and hell, the waiting for closure can create a place of purgatory for even the strongest of people. It would be very easy to spend this time in mourning for the death of a relationship.
Stagnation, complacency and lack of motivation are just a few of the career sticking points that can happen to any professional. Whether you have been in your position for 5 years or six months, those thoughts of, "I feel so stuck," or "I hate my job" can creep in and cause damage to an otherwise positive career path. The employment landscape is changing so fast in all industries and you can keep up if you embrace change. Change 1: Reframe obstacles as skill set development opportunities
Although it hurts, although the thought of belonging to someone and feeling needed is amazing, it may mask what you really want from life. So get reacquainted with your single self. Here's how.
There is no surefire way to keep him from ever having a moment of weakness or a severe case of "dumbass syndrome." So, let's look at the reasons men cheat and then try to find some possible solutions.
I just watched Les Miserables last weekend. I cried, from the moment the movie started until the very end. After reflecting on it, and realizing my hormones and cycle were partly at fault for all the sobbing, I pin-pointed what was so touching for me: how grace and forgiveness drive out shame. How many relationships and marriages could be salvaged and thriving if grace and forgiveness were practiced more often? Countless numbers, for sure.
Most of us have made the mistake of trying to define a relationship too soon. We find ourselves dating a man who finally ticks most of our boxes and we start to get excited. Life feels good and we're floating down the street singing to ourselves. In the headiness of a new relationship insecurity and doubt are replaced by new-found confidence. We love ourselves again.
It wasn’t too long ago that my phone rang and my good friend shared with me that one of the fathers in our town; the father of one our kids’ friends has been having an affair. She was almost breathless with excitement as she shared the story with me and I became increasingly uncomfortable hearing about the crumbling of this marriage taking place in the fishbowl of our suburban community.
As problem-solvers, men look for the fastest, most effective ways to work through issues, and many think the best way is to do that alone. But therein lies the main challenge for relationship dynamics: He wants to work through it alone and thus fails to communicate it, and his significant other knows something's wrong, but doesn't know what it is, and may assume it has something to do with her, even if it doesn't.
On a first date or a first encounter with someone, the objective is usually to get to know someone better which will hopefully lead to a second date. Despite what Sex and the City episodes told us over the years, generally an afternoon coffee date does not end up with an impromptu sex fest.