Every day you have over 60,000 thoughts. The vast majority of them are negative. And too often, that negativity is directed at the one person who deserves it least – you. It’s okay to admit, you are harder on yourself than anyone else could be. You beat yourself up for all the things you think you should do better, should be able to get done in a day, should be able to figure out. You blame yourself and judge yourself way more than you acknowledge and appreciate yourself.
Couples without kids are probably so much happier than couples with kids. After all, couples without kids have fewer financial constraints, fewer responsibilities and more time to themselves. Plus, waking up to change diapers in the middle of the night must make coupled parents totally miserable, right?
How many times have you felt frustrated with your child’s behavior and simply exploded in anger, saying things that you regretted later? How many times have you asked yourself if you were in the right track raising your child? I always ask my client’s parents what they want for their children as they journey into adulthood. It is very clear to me that they all want the same thing: a reliable, responsible and happy adult. Someone who is accomplished, emotionally balanced, socially and emotionally intelligent.
Physical attraction is one of the most important aspects of a relationship, particularly in the early stages. We all know that feeling when we see that guy we’ve been lusting over at the gym or experience that instant pull to our partner – the feeling that something beyond our control is attracting us to that person. What we don’t always realize is that there’s science behind this! Physical attraction is actually influenced by a series of chemical reactions and hormones that help us choose a mate.
"He will be so angry if I tell him that." "I'm afraid of losing her if I'm honest with her." How often have you said to yourself, "I can't say that because he/she will get angry, shut down, get hurt, or leave"? How do you feel when you are not open with your partner or others about your feelings, needs, wants and actions? I have noticed that when I don't speak my truth, I feel angry or depressed inside. My inner child really hates it if I allow fear to stop me from being fully myself.
Spanking is one of those hot button parenting topics and most people have a strong belief on one side or the other. When considering discipline methods, I always talk to parents about 1) what are you teaching your child 2) are you modeling the behavior you want your child to emulate and 3) what is the long term impact/consequence of the discipline method you are employing.
YourTango surveyed 101 mental health professionals to find out all the dirt about couples who have children. From what they fight about more than anything else to how they rekindle the romance after the baby is born, this survey reveals all the juicy details you've always wanted to know — but have been afraid to ask — about love after kids.
This is for mostly for girls but it can be for guys too! A lot of the times when we call a girls night, it’s because we are at a breaking point in our busy lives and are super missing girl time! I personally love it! Topics mostly consist of: what our lovely mates are doing…to upset us! How often is it that we are using our girl time to gush about what a wonderful man we’ve landed (outside of the first 6 months of dating)?
(To view the video, click here.) Moving in together is a financial commitment, and so is marriage, so it’s important to consider the tough issues you’ll face as a cohabiting or married couple. Dr. Romance presents seven things you should consider before entwining yourselves financially as well as emotionally.
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Nathan Feiles, LMSW Relationships all have their share of trying times. It’s unrealistic that a relationship will always be happy and smooth. Even the best of relationships experience rough patches. But how we respond to these difficult moments is what determines the direction a relationship will take from there.