It's time we stop beating ourselves up for feeling alone.
Finding true love is a sacred journey; it’s a path we’ve been given to navigate this life. It took me years to stop being at war with my desire for partnership and embrace the call for love within me. And if it wasn’t your journey as well you probably wouldn’t be reading this.
On the first Valentine’s Day after my divorce I was not prepared for what I saw and how awful I felt when I went into my ex-husband’s house to pick up our daughter. The dining room table was covered with flowers, two Valentine’s Day cards, and candy wrappers from chocolates that my ex and his new girlfriend had exchanged earlier in the day. It was my first Valentine’s Day alone in over 20 years. The tears welled up, my stomach hurt, and I could hardly swallow. I felt so alone and sad as I tried desperately to hide my tears from m
If you haven't already made yours, here's the only one that really matters.
I started out writing a list of New Year's Resolutions to recommend for this post – a collection of a few that I had made myself over the years. As I reviewed the list I started crossing some off, and then I started combining the similar ones. I soon realized it really all came down to one single, simple resolution. Just one simple goal to strive for this coming year (which is so much easier because it’s hard enough to keep just one resolution!). In 2013, this will become our mantra: Refuse to Settle for Anything Less Than You Deserve. &
Find out if and why you are feeling alone in our relationships- and what to do about it.
Loneliness has become an increasing problem in our relationships today. In fact, if you are living in a marriage without receiving love or being able to express heartfelt thoughts and feelings, you struggle to have a meaningful relationship. Heartache and loneliness results from disappointment of not having your dreams fulfilled by the most important people in your life. Everyone yearns and desires in a relationship: to be loved, accepted, respected, and appreciated by another person.
Picture your child on the playground. Is she with friends or standing alone? Learn to how to help.
Picture your child on the playground. Is she involved with the other children, participating in the games and activities? If not, do you wonder how you could help her to develop confidence and courage to overcome shyness?
Discover Unique Ways To Build Confidence
There are lots of creative options besides feeling lonely and stuffing yourself.
So, if you’re facing being alone and dining solo on the biggest family feast day of the year, what’s the answer to that “What to eat for Thanksgiving” question?”
1. Get away? Contrary to some “expert” advice saying ”never eat alone,” a little solitude and self-nurturing, including solo dining, could be just what the doctor ordered. If you can manage it, maybe gifting yourself with a pampering weekend away could be a great recharge.
A new study says 46% of us now regularly eat alone, but what about the Thanksgiving meal?
To: Letter to Me
Re: Thanksgiving Alone
Date: November 22
Yea, I’m here. I know. It’s Thanksgiving, and I’m……well, I could say I’m just checking my email here for a minute before the family gets here….or I had to jump online to check on the tweaks for that special cranberry recipe. Or, believably, I could be sending a couple of email
Learn why you live with a mate that lacks the ability to emotionally connect and what to do about it
Living with a mate who doesn’t express emotions can be one of the most difficult challenges of your life. No matter how much you try to speak to your mate, it’s like you’re speaking to a wall. As one mate said, “Living with my unemotional husband is like living in two different worlds.” Another said, “It’s worse than living in a prison or taking care of another child.” If you wonder why you live with someone who does not fulfill your emotional needs or you work so hard to make the relationship work with little to show for it, he
How my first solo dining experience helped me find myself again after a difficult breakup.
It all began when I was in New York City killing time before a business meeting. Having always loved dining out, I was happy to stumble upon an enticing-looking restaurant called the Banc Café. I walked in and requested a table for one — I was freshly out of a relationship, so this seemed like a bold move at the time.