Two weeks ago, I wrote an article entitled, 5 Love Lessons Men Can Learn From Christian Grey. It received many comments, mainly from men angry I didn’t address what women can do to improve relationships. I had always intended to write an article for women and here it is.
I realize that my past experiences have made me who I am today, but I still wish I could go back in time and have a sisterly chat with poor, clueless, "younger me." I could've written three novels, started a business and hiked the Appalachian Trail with all the wasted time and energy. It's too late for me, but maybe you can learn from what I wish I knew then.
You say you want your soulmate. You say it’s time. You say you’re ready. But what if your soulmate showed up in 5 minutes from now with no warning? What if he just knocked on your door? Would you be ready for him? Or would you tell him to come back later, because you need to lose that last 10 pounds, or to wait until you get your business more successful… or to buy your own home first??
Do you ever have an argument or discussion with your partner and think, ‘I have no idea what to say right now’ or ‘I’m so mad that I can’t even hear you’? This post is meant to help guide you through a difficult conversation and manage feelings between you and your loved ones. I will use the word “partner” because communication between couples can be particularly difficult, but it could apply to a family member, a colleague, or a friend. Step 1: Put yourself on hold, temporarily
The ol’ saying is that "before you can have a healthy and loving relationship with someone else, you must first love yourself." Since the beginning of time, people have struggled with figuring out what it really means to love both oneself and another, and when it happens, if it is real and will last.
Do you ever look at other people and wonder why some marriages work, and some just don’t work like Courtney Cox and David Arquette's? What’s the key, and where can you get one? I will let you know what the key is by the end of this article. While bets are out on whether teen star 19-year old Miley Cyrus and her fiancé will last given her young age and maturity level, don’t let your marriage be part of the divorce statistics.
We live in an age where we have grown accustomed to instant gratification. From instant coffee, to instant fast food, to instant messaging, we have become pros at pressing a button or two and having our every wish fulfilled. By the same token, we usually demonstrate loads of impatience with anything, any one or any process that takes longer than five minutes.
“Self love is the only way to a high quality love relationship. The quality of men and love relationships you’ve experienced is a direct result of the degree of love you have for yourself. Most of us only love the good sides of ourselves and wish we could disown the self-perceived bad sides. If you only love parts of yourself, you’ll find yourself with men and in relationships that aren’t satisfying.
Many people ask, "should I tell my spouse about my past financial infidelity?" My answer is to get it off your chest, feel free of the past and then move on.Nearly every relationship harbors some level of Financial Infidelity. It doesn't matter what money personality is. It might be as minor as not telling your partner what you really spent on her birthday gift or as major as keeping a secret bank account to pay for your gambling addiction. (Find out where you stand with the Financial Relationship Index) Either way, the path to a healthy money relationship will never be smooth unless you are honest about your behavior and committed to changing your ways.
#1) The most common model of learning is a masculine model. For women, we need something very different. You see, men love competition, and if they can get isolated then come out and compete to win, be on top, all the better. Women can do competition, for sure, but we love collaboration and cooperation. In fact, the research is clear that all women and even most men learn better and produce better results when learning and growing in community, with collaboration, and cooperation.
Let's face it, dating can be discouraging ... especially when the men you go out with all seem to disappear after two or three dates. Fortunately, help is on the way. In this video, dating coach, matchmaker and YourTango Expert Julianne Cantarella explains how to understand this all-too-common phenomenon.
Every relationship has some amount of financial infidelity. It might be as minor as not telling your spouse what you really spent on her birthday gift, or as major as keeping a secret bank account or credit card. The bottom line: no matter how big or how small the financial infidelity is, it is a relationship killer.
Most of the women that Johnny and I coach on their journey to soulmate love are spiritual, progressive women who have a belief in a Higher Power and who have an understanding that everything happens for a reason in life – even if we don’t fully understand it.
Do you keep on attracting the same guy over and over? That one that just won’t commit, or just seems to want a little “you know what” and nothing else…Wondering why you keep attracting the same man in a different body? Did you know your “manifestation mindset” could be holding you back in love? Do you find yourself scratching your head wondering – WHERE ARE ALL THOSE QUALITY MEN!?!? In our 7 years of working with single women – we find them asking these questions over and over.
True love is real…it can happen and does happen, especially when there is a strong intention and a focus on magnetizing love… “But wait”, you may be saying, “I’ve watched The Secret, I’ve been meditating and praying and looking at my vision board daily for months (years) now…and… nothing! What’s up with that?”
Today, I’m going to share with you the missing link to you living your best life with your soulmate by your side. You ready? Here it is: Self Love. Think of yourself as a container for Self-Love. Here’s the rule though: you simply cannot have more love than the container. Therefore you must grow yourself to be a big energetic container so you cannot only hold more Self-Love but also attract Soulmate Love and the life of your dreams.
Yes, I’m talking about the C-word today. A lot of people cringe when they hear this word. Some actually get a gut reaction and run away when it’s mentioned. But it has to be addressed- or you’ll NEVER find your true love and live your best life. The C-word I’m talking about is Commitment.