For his book You Can Be Right (Or You Can Be Married), author Dana Adam Shapiro interviewed hundreds of divorced men and women around the country about why their marriages ended. His deduction? Just 17% of marriage are happy.
On Thursday night, I ran out after a speaking gig and hopped on a plane to meet one of my best friends in Paris. YES, I went to Paris for the weekend! And it was absolutely FABULOUS! This wasn’t my first time in Paris, and I couldn’t help but notice that the city is so freaking romantic and love is in the air constantly. The architecture of the city is so breath taking, and somehow everything felt SO MUCH slower there. I guess any city would feel slower than NYC!
“I’ll be there for you (when the rain starts to pour), I’ll be there for you (like I’ve always been before), I’ll be there for you (because you’re there for me too).” The chorus to the theme song of the hit TV series ‘Friends’ is indelibly marked in my brain forever. The closeness, loyalty, and trust these six friends had was one of my secret addictions and yet ten years later the show is over and the friends and I have moved on.
With all of the chemical antidepressants out there trying to force us into better moods, it seems nature had a powerful one for us all along: semen. A new study shows the man-goo can have a positive effect on a woman's mental health.
Are you asking yourself, “Hey, if I want to be in a relationship, then why are we talking about how to be a successful single?!” The answer is that if you’re not feeling happy and fulfilled in your life right now, there’s a good chance that you’ll attract someone else who’s unhappy and dissatisfied with life, too… not a great formula for a supportive partnership!
We all feel a little crazy sometimes (for me, "sometimes" means at least three times a day), and while we're big proponents of therapy and other structured forms of mental health support, there are times when limited funds or busy schedules make it tough to get professional help.
Many women wonder why nobody told them that pregnancy not always rosy. It's impossible to know ahead of time how you're going feel during a pregnancy, so don't be surprised if you're up, down and all over the place. There are many fantasies and myths surrounding pregnancy, and here are the top five.
Several years ago I wrote a piece titled 'The Dog Days of Summer.' I didn't really know what that term meant or where it came from. I imagined it meant something about dogs and how hot they got on the hottest days of the year, which led them to seek shade and rest under the nearest tree. After doing a little research I discovered this idiom was referring to a constellation that occurred during the time period between July 3 and August 11. Not at all what I had thought - and a little disappointing!
The search for happiness has been a topic in popular psychology recently and the consensus of several gurus has been that we humans are wired to be most content when our lives are focused on love and work. Love can mean all forms of intimate social interaction, and work can mean any regular organized effort toward a valued goal. One way promising way to maximize happiness is to strive, together, toward the valued goal of improving the most intimate relationship in your life. Learning how to make one another happy can be seen as a valued goal for anyone in a relationship.Happiness in relationship can be approached by this five skills. Improvement in these skills is noticeable and measurable; progress can generate increased satisfaction quickly. Framing and sharing these skills to improve the quality of your relationship can enhance bonding.
We've put together a list of the 10 must-see flicks that are sure to knock that bad mood and make you smile, laugh, or at least forget about what's bothering you for a few hours. Today is National Cheer Up the Lonely Day, and this is your one-stop shop to cheer you up.
Summer is a great time to get your kids happy and productive by giving them a purpose to dedicate their extra time to - their own business. Help them learn to explore their options in life by giving them The Entrepreneurial Bug. They'll be able to clearly see that their efforts (cause) will result in some fun consequences (effect) - ideally some extra cash. Help them realize now that they're little creators.
Just like a rose, life is beautiful, but can also be dangerous. The smell and beauty of the rose compells me to "stop and smell the roses". Pardon my pun. The rose is life, living it's authentic self in each moment. Wow, now that is what life is all about. Staying planted where you are and becoming all you were meant to be.
As a couples therapist and dating coach, the most overriding questions that I deal with concern the nature of relationships. These questions include: Why is someone attracted to one person but not another? What makes a relationship successful? Why do some people seem to have all the luck while others never seem to be able catch a break? Similarly, why do some people keep repeating the same mistakes?
The way that you argue is often modeled on the way that your parents argued when you were young and this can often be a pattern that we carry with us through time. I want to teach you a method that will stop your discussions from turning in to arguments, it really will prove very useful, whether you are at odds with a partner, a family member or a friend.
Do you find yourself caught in a bad dating cycle? You're meeting guys, dating them for a while, but the end result is always the same – your left alone and broken hearted. As much as you'd like to believe that there are just no good men out there, it's much more likely that it's due to your own behavior. The good news is that also means it's under your control to change things.