It's normal to want your life and business to prosper but saying yes to every opportunity may backfire. Read on to see what life coach Monica Magnetti suggests you do when too many options are getting thrown in your direction.
Apparently couples spell happiness r-e-v-i-e-w. An interesting study led by Eli Finkel, head of the social psychology department at Northwestern University, shows that couples who review their relationship three times a year enjoy happier marriages.
Dear YourTango family, Are you 25 or older? Have you ever been in love? Please take my 10-minute online survey by Friday, Feb. 8, and be part of a formal research project I am conducting at Dominican University of California. This is a voluntary and completely anonymous survey investigating the effects “first love” may have on future relationship satisfaction. Your participation is valuable and we appreciate your taking the time to help us make this project a success! We'll be sharing the results of the survey in a later posting here.
In Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), members talk about going for a geographical fix. What is a geographical fix, you ask? It's the idea that if you're miserable in NYC, you can fix your life by moving to San Francisco or some other place. Or if you're unhappy in your relationship with John or Johanna, you need only dump them and go for Bob or Roberta and you'll be happy. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't look at your surroundings or consider your choice of partner, but experience shows that you will bring yourself to that new city or relationship.
I used to think that if something didn’t turn out right (cake batter or laundering a stained blouse, say) the way to apply a fix was to add something. More flour to the batter. An applique over the stain. I’d like to say those solutions worked, but we both know better. So why do we seek to add a BIG COMPLICATION to an already-complicated situation? I’m not talking returning a dog to the pound because he digs under the fence. Or changing your mind about that four grand worth of furniture.
c. 2012 Susun S Weed (Expert) Author: Down There: Sexual & Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way Herbal aphrodisiacs are fun. They add a new dimension to the same old, same old. And they benefit our overall health, too. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out the past few installments on herbal aphrodisiacs, too, after giving this week’s stars a tumble.
'Esquire' magazine recently conducted a survey of American men, ages 21-59, on why, where, and when they're having sex. Most shocking to me was the cheating statistic. One-third of men in committed relationships have cheated? Come on.
Men never cease to surprise me. No matter how often I write about trends in male sex preferences, cheating and other relationship-related news, the latest and greatest surveys always seem to throw a giant wrench in whatever conclusions my previous research had established. This year's annual Esquire sex survey is no different.
Readers, it is with great sadness that we ask you to bow your heads in mourning for the sex lives of women everywhere.
Life is too short and too precious to waste time being unhappy, resentful or dissatisfied. You are the only one responsible for your own perceptions of the reality that you live in and you are the only one who can change it! Every moment offers a choice of what we think, say and do. We never know when our last day of living may be, so it is important to live life to its fullest and make the most of what we have at this time. But how can we do this when we feel “stuck”?
Why do you get this sinking sensation when you look over at your husband one morning and your heart fails to flutter? What if you're not in love with him anymore? A woman calls her friend, panicked. "I don't think I'm in love with my husband anymore!" "What happened, " her friend asks.
Why do you feel so backward compared to your friends? Why do you get depressed when you look at what they’re doing that you’re not? “Are you going to the barbecue this weekend?” a girlfriend asks. “No,” you reply, not really knowing which barbecue she’s referring to, but since you weren’t invited to any, you’re not going anyway. “Oh, well that’s too bad,” your friend says, “We’ve been having barbecues all summer.
As we gear up to launch our 31-Day Better Sex Challenge, bringing you 31 days of better sex advice, we want to know: how is your sex life stacking up right now? We've created a brief, anonymous survey that we hope you might take and pass along to others. We value your input, and frankly, we depend on it, so we know how we can best serve you.
Why do you feel a pang of regret for those children you never had, that you always said you never wanted? Why do you feel a yearning for kids when you know they really don't fit your lifestyle or who you are? I'm at the park, watching a bunch of kids play softball, and a gal sitting nearby asks her friend, "Ever wanted kids?" and the gal shakes her head: "Nah – too much to deal with as it is." "Yeah," the friend says, "But sometimes I wonder if I should have." "Well, you still could," her friend replies, "You're what – 37, 38?" "Just," the gal says, "But it wouldn't work. I hardly have enough time for my job with all the travel I have to do, plus keeping up with chores and all the stuff my husband wants, much less dealing with a child – and he doesn't want kids anyway." She sighs, "Oh, well."
We're all well aware of the top relationship-strengtheners: mutual respect; communication; a satisfying sex life; a mutual affinity for frozen pizzas. But sometimes, boosting your satisfaction within a relationship can be as simple as saying thank you. Is gratitude the key to a happy relationship?