Our bodies are like thermometers — they tell us the temperature of our relationships. Our body chemistry is constantly speaking to us, informing us, supplying brain data that we process in milliseconds. It is dangerous, however, to let our bodies do our thinking. That's what our brain is for, and no other part of us can do it better.
LOVE & FEELINGS
Advent is the season Christians observe leading up to Christmas. During this season, Christians traditionally focus on hope, peace, joy and love. These very same themes can also be important things to focus on in our relationships in order to enhance our relationship whether it is at the beginning early stage or is more mature. This focus can occur during Advent or can be something that is worked on by a couple at any time. For each of these ideas, here is two lessons you can take from Advent to understand the
The holidays bring up a lot of mixed emotions in many people. Falling in love during the holiday is a wonderful experience because the "holiday cheer" is intensified as you're looking at the world through rose colored goggles. But if you're dealing with heartache due to a breakup or relationship strife, the holidays can be excruciatingly tough for you. Here are four answers to your holiday questions and worries that will help you make this time of the year more bearable for you.
In my practice, I see many couples with concerns around keeping the romance alive in their marriage. If I were to determine the single most detrimental thing one can do in damaging one’s relationship, it would be to not pay attention to one’s spouse. I recently read a quote by Thich Nhat Hanh in which he says, ” When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?
Has the spark disappeared in your relationship? Unsure of how to bring back those "butterfly" feelings? Good news: Help is on the way!
One would think wedding vows are unambiguous. Straightforward. No subtext, no exceptions. Love is love. Right?“ "Not so,” say some men. “If you get really sick or disabled, I’m outta here.” A study published in the journal Cancer reported that, of the 515 married patients with serious cancer or multiple sclerosis followed over 5 years, the divorce rate was about the same as among the general population, 11.6%. The difference was that women were 6 times more likely to be the ones bei
When you're dating somebody, what are the boundaries? Are there certain relationship boundaries which, if crossed, cause irreparable damage and the ultimate end of most relationships? While I am not usually a fan of hard and fast “rules” for relationships, there are certain dating behaviors which will almost without exception will end a relationship.
For most of us, the dreaded words, "I love you, but I'm not in love with you," are devastating. They chill us to the bone and we begin to fear for our relationship. Those six words bring back past memories when we loved someone deeply, but they just wanted to be friends.
If you haven't heard this yet, hear it now. You've got to learn to love yourself! Are you still single? Yeah, still single? Damn. Right. Yeah. I know you are missing love and wanting love and hoping for love. But let me interrupt... first you have got to love yourself. It’s time to make a shift gay girl. You’ve got to love yourself and stop waiting for love to show up in someone else. You are already full of it; love that is but you’re not using it.
Love is a tricky thing. It can change you in a good way and a bad way. When you have had failed relationships more than successful ones, it is easy to close yourself off even when someone who enters your life who would be perfect for you. I have never truly been in love. In the past I thought I was in love twice, but now that I revisit those memories and relationships I realize that those weren't true love. They were faux relationships.
Once Upon a time there was a kind little girl with questions in her heart. Once upon a time there was a mom who was ready to answers those tough questions. It is a familiar story: boy meets girls, falls in love, gets married, has lovely daughter, grows apart, and gets divorced. I knew the day would come when Mina would begin to start asking me questions about my marriage and recent divorce with her father. She is almost 6 and I thought I had, maybe, a few more years before an in depth conversation.
Have many of your dates amounted to nothing? If you are dating today, probably! Sometimes, it seem like a waste of time and energy? For sure. And yet, you have to date to meet someone worth meeting, right? Even though you are enjoying the freedom and fun of single life and are not nescessarily in a rush to find a long term partner, you still want to date quality people and have a satisfying love life.
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!