This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Even though the holidays are about loved ones, they somehow don’t leave much time for couples to connect. Between added responsibilities and family obligations, it might seem like you’re spending less and less time together. Or maybe quantity isn’t the issue, but quality time is.
We all hear about problem of multitasking, when we think we can get more things done by doing them simultaneously rather than in order. Some examples include checking email while on the phone, communicating on facebook while watching TV, texting friends when talking to a colleague, auditing a webinar while surfing the web, listening to our child while planning the next day’s to-do list, etc.
Sexting is, quite frankly, an art, and if you can master the craft of dirty digit-ing, the power of your 'iPhone quill' will leave men hankering for more. And by hankering, I mean dying of dehydration due to excessive drooling.
Many singles are apprehensive about the holidays. First, they would really like to find love and not have to go through the holidays solo. They are not really looking forward to celebrating the holidays with their families and enduring their family members' inquisitions about their love lives. Besides, Aunt Jane has not been in the dating world for over 30 years!
Do you ever feel boxed-in, stuck, anxious or agitated? Do you think, "What's going on is not okay. This isn't what I signed up for, not what I was expecting, not how I want to spend my time. Get me out of here!"
Love is everywhere if you look for it, and Christmas is the time to make a magical leap to love. That's the premise of the delightful holiday film from 2003, Love Actually, brought to life by a stellar British cast who fall in or out of love at Christmas. There's a dark side to this premise, which illustrates how office affairs start and can be prevented. Let's explore the affair start up phase and how to protect your marriage from the threat of an office romance. Office Affair Start Up:
As a thirtysomething gal-about-town, I’ve technically been dating for more than half of my life—to no avail. But don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried. You name it, I’ve given it a shot, which is why I recently took matters into my own hands—literally. My new approach? Hitting the town solo, and you can read about all of my adventures on my blog, Bartender… Man Straight Up.
The human mind (ego) can play some pretty nasty tricks on us at times. Very often I will give a gentleman info on a new match with her phone number and he will call her, excited to meet a new lady and hoping that she will finally be “the one.” A day or two or three will pass, and I get a phone call from him notifying me that his match has not returned his phone call. He will go on and on with possible scenarios as to why she did not return his call.
When divorce occurs, traditions of visiting family leave an unfulfilled emptiness regardless of the busy-ness of your schedule. This time of year is hard on divorced dads, especially those recently divorced. The opportunity to see your kids smiling is at best half as much. Divorce can be like putting on a pair of glasses with dark grey lenses — life turns dull, grim and depressing.
Most of the time, it's a fairly empty statement, a way to mitigate the blow of the "it's over" for both parties. But once in a blue moon, you really do mean it: let's be friends.