What kind of friend are you to your spouse? New research shows that having a strong friendship bond with your partner is the secret to having a long lasting romantic relationship. While that is not a surprising revelation about relationships and marriage in particular, this information does serve as a checkup to the state of one’s friendship within the relationship.
When I was single, I remember those days of wondering when the heck was I gonna find my man? I was so SICK and TIRED of being alone. I hated the feeling of those lonely Saturday nights by myself (and Friday nights, and Sunday nights… and…) I had so many doubts that I’d ever even find a good man at all and fears of being alone forever. That maybe, by some weird freak of nature, I was “meant” to be alone. Can you relate?
Question I’m fortunate to have a great family, good friends, and a successful career. I feel like I’m in a good place, except that I’m missing a partner with whom I can share my life. While my parents would like me to be proactive in searching for a mate, I hear from others that I’ll eventually meet my special someone. What do you think? Answer
As you may know, I’m American. And one thing us Americans tend to value above all else is self-sufficiency and independence (wait, that’s two things... but you know what I mean). I mean, most of us have rebellious pioneers in our DNA and we pride ourselves on being “self-made”- not that there’s really such thing. Nobody is a “self-made” anything... there was a team (even if a team of one other person) of some sort behind the success of one person.
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Every morning, when I’m hugging and kissing Isabelle good bye as she is leaving for school, we have a little ritual. I ask her 4 questions: 1. Who is worthy of everything wonderful? (She answers, “I am worthy of everything wonderful!) 2. Who loves and accepts herself EXACTLY as she is, right now? (She answers, “I love and accept myself EXACTLY as I am right now!)
When my husband and I walked out of the SAG screening of Silver Linings Playbook last Monday he said, "This movie is about love." He also said he could relate to Bradley Cooper's part. Whatever the emotional struggle men have in the world, this movie exemplified them. For some men, dealing with feelings is simply foreign territory and overwhelming. Last night in our Soho neighborhood in New York City, a building was destroyed by fire in a dispute between a man and his wife. He set fire to the building.
How doing perpetuates unhealthy relationship patterns It wasn’t until I was 40 years old that I understood Albert Einstein’s quote, “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” Up until then, I kept attracting relationships that only went so far.
What could the Academy Awards possibly have to do with your love life? Well, unless you have direct access to Bradley Cooper (who proclaims that he's looking for love btw) and he decides to bring you down that red carpet as his date, you might think that those two aspirations have nothing in common.
Happy New Year! I know you’ve had plenty of people tell you about goal setting, so I am not going to bore you with how to set goals or resolutions today. Today, I am telling you another true story. A client of mine, we’ll call her Jane, called me the other day with a burning question for me, and it took on an interesting twist. She started off by telling me about a guy friend of hers that she had worked with in the past. Steve, as we’ll call him, lives in another city. They talk via phone every now and then and text frequently.
I just watched Les Miserables last weekend. I cried, from the moment the movie started until the very end. After reflecting on it, and realizing my hormones and cycle were partly at fault for all the sobbing, I pin-pointed what was so touching for me: how grace and forgiveness drive out shame. How many relationships and marriages could be salvaged and thriving if grace and forgiveness were practiced more often? Countless numbers, for sure.