If you are searching for a love relationship, but keep getting disappointed .... if you are attracting the same man in a different body over and over again ... or if you feel that you give a lot and get little in return, then there is one question I want you to ask yourself, the answer to which will transform your entire life experience: Do you love yourself?
If you have a close, communicative, tell-each-other-everything relationship with your mom, that's great (and rare). But, like it or not, your mom does come from a different generation.
When I was a sophomore in college, I started seeing a counselor re: my daddy issues. Up until that first appointment, I had been making it a point to only get involved with guys who made it easy for me to control the situation — so that they wouldn't up and leave me the way my dad left my mom and I when they got divorced. I thought, "If my own father can hurt me, you will, too."
Our biggest problem is that we are disconnected from our deepest desires. When it comes to choosing a romantic partner we often fall prey to a superficial image that we created in our head, and remain oblivious of the gentle whisper of our intuition that conveys the longing of our soul. How do we know he is “The One”? Is there any way to tell? Here are some practical steps you can take.
What's different about your dating landscape at 40 than it was 20 years ago? Everything. But many women still follow the "good old strategy" that says they just need to look good, play the dating game, and meet as many new people as possible. Sooner or later, they'll find a partner good enough to settle for. Common sense, right? Wrong.
Who doesn't need to spice up their bedroom routine every once in a while? You love your partner and assume he'll initiate sex, so it's all good, right? Not so fast! Did you ever think about what YOUR role is...what you could be doing to turn up the heat? We did, so we asked renowned sex expert and family therapist Dr. Jane Greer. She says women COMMONLY make THREE MISTAKES in the bedroom: Related: My Hubby Doesn't Want Sex. What Gives?
Call me an Optimist, because I think one can always find some calm in the middle of a storm. Call me an Opportunist, because I knew Hurricane Irene could come in handy just as much as a wing woman for NYC ladies looking for love before the Village Voice proclaimed it.
Is your smartphone the first thing to greet you in the morning and the last thing you see at night? "If you're a power user of your smartphone, you should definitely use it in your dating life," says Laurie Davis, founder of online dating consultancy eFlirt Expert. Given how indispensable mobile apps are these days, it's no surprise that there are tons of applications to help you find a dating partner and plan a rendezvous. Pretty much every dating site has its own mobile app, Davis says. Besides that, you can download apps designed just to manage your dating life.
There are countless ways to experience spirituality in our diverse world, but it seems all paths share some common wisdom—and influence on relationships. We asked several YourTango Experts to share their opinions and stories on how spirituality can affect our personal growth, love life and other relationships. Here's what they had to say...
Often times as women we are so busy taking care of everything and everyone in our lives that we forget to take care of #1 (ourselves!). I’ve compiled a short list of simple little things that you could do everyday to show a little self-love. After all, you deserve it for all the hard work you do! It’s impossible to give unending love and energy to the people around us if we don’t have any for ourselves. So remember—fill your cup first! Start with one of these a day and build up from there…
You know how it goes. You're just starting to get your sexy groove on and suddenly you have an attack of the gremlins, whispering their poisonous prattle in your ear about this being too lumpy and that being too small. And you find your libido falling faster than your first souffle.
Our relationships with our bodies is one of the most sensitive and critical relationships of our lives. The messages of abuse, tenderness, love, hate and everything in between that we send our bodies have a major impact on both body image and functionality. A study published on Glamour.com found that the average woman has 13 negative thoughts about her body each day with several women reporting 35, 50 and even 100 negative thoughts a day.
The French Dukan Diet is becoming increasingly popular. But we know what the French are really good at. Even though there are over 600 positions a couple can try in bed, the reality is that many of them require the agility, stamina and balance of professional athletes! The good news is that two classic sex positions culled from the French require no special skills or athletic talent. Try them and see if they improve l'amour!
Have you ever yearned for a more passionate love life? Have you ever wondered why you haven't found your soul mate, or if you have, have you wished she or he was more romantic? This spring you can stop wishing: On April Neptune moved into Pisces, ushering new era of enchanting, extravagant romance. Neptune changes signs once every 14 years, so this is a major shift. Here's what it means for you.
D-E-B-T is a dirty four letter word in any love relationship. Money seems to be a sensitive subject for most, yet the topic cannot be avoided when you’re sharing your life with someone. As debt surfaces in your relationship, the tensions rise and daily interactions between you and your partner drastically change. For folks who have debt that is out of control, they are often stuck in a spiral of negative emotions. Feelings that can range from regret to shame, guilt to embarrassment, hopelessness to despair, disappointment to depression, worry to fear and frustration to rage. As arguments escalate and fears rise, the feelings can become more than either person can handle. You’re left feeling like the world is spinning out of control and you’re not quite sure how to get off the ride.
We know the importance of discussing sex before we hop into bed. But money? Oh, no. talking about money with a potential life partner can feel much more embarrassing—and threatening—than a rundown of our sexual history.