Pretty soon, we'll all sit around a table with loved ones, break bread and share what we are most thankful for this year. But as the season kicks off, there are some stresses that we don't feel grateful for -- like the challenge of dating during the holidays.
For as much as my family members love one another, sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner can feel not only like a feast, but also a battle. There are ups, there are downs, and we always feel like we’re in one and others’ territories. This is natural and inevitable, because with the fun of seeing your family also comes the stress of hosting guests or being a guest, crowded kitchens and living rooms, arguments over the responsibility/privilege/annoyance of who gets to cook which part of the meal, and the inevitable debate over football vs. parade on TV.
It is amazing how many of my clients limit themselves in their dreams because they do not have any idea of HOW they will achieve them. The reality is: When you gain clarity on WHAT you want, the HOW will show up. What do you want? Write out one specific goal you would like to achieve Outline: What will MY goal look like when I accomplish it Imagine you were to take a picture of your life when you have accomplished this goal, what will be happening, who will be there?
With the divorce rate being what it is these days, marriage definitely isn't something to take lightly. After all, most of us aren't anything like a certain reality star whose reputation is currently at major risk for her speedy marital shenanigans. Most of us want to be completely sure we're compatible with our potential life partner before zipping down the aisle.
Max Green, 32, who just moved back home from the West Coast, recently told the New York Post, "I moved back in with my parents in August. I was dissatisfied with my job, was thinking of going back to school, and wanted to be close to my family."
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."
Apple is unveiling the new iPhone4S, and the Internet is freaking out. Personally I could care less, given my masochistic love of the BlackBerry (three in two years, baby) and the fact that I'm allergic to touchscreens. But the Find My Friends app seems intriguing, at least from a dating perspective.
My mother-in-law is great. Thoughtful, helpful, smart, and not the least bit annoying to hang out with — even over long periods of time. And no, I'm not just saying this because she might stumble upon this article online! When I hear all the horror stories from my friends, I thank my lucky stars that I somehow managed to snag not only the perfect guy — but a great mother-in-law to boot. Sorry to brag, but, trust me, she's worth bragging about! So how did she become so awesome? Well, she gives all the credit to her own mother-in-law — who, she claims, was the best mother-in-law ever. And every day, she says, she tries to live by her example.
What makes a woman wife material? If you were to ask 5 different guys this same question I assure you, you will get 5 different answers. There may be some similarities and universal traits of excellence that we're all attracted to but there will also be individual quirks for each man.
Married for 23 years, journalist Iris Krasnow has a personal antidote to the long-term marital rut that creeps into relationships over time: separate summer vacations.
Are family and work getting in the way of your physical needs? Are you afraid you might do something you will seriously regret later?Busy Mom? 3 Ways To Find Time For Sex (And Why It's Important) In this instructional sex video, YourTango expert and therapist, Carin Goldstein compares relationships to a garden...you need to water it it see it grow! And the perfect fertilizer to help any couple through a dry spell is communication. More Juicy Sex Advice Stories:
Melanie Notkin (of SavvyAuntie.com) recently wrote a piece in the Huffington Post about her experiences of being a woman without children of her own, but who is an aunt to many. In her article she referenced to the new Sarah Jessica Parker film, I Don't Know How She Does It, and the lead character's junior associate's "child-phobic" ways.
The Mother-in-Law (MIL)/Daughter-in-Law (DIL) relationship is often very complex for a variety of reasons. My own experience has been great, though it wasn’t always easy. My Mother-in-Law, Terry, is wonderful! She warmly welcomed me into the family, she has always been supportive, fairly undemanding (I'll have to explain that one to her!), and has worked harder than anyone I have ever seen to develop and maintain relationships with me, her oldest son’s wife, her daughter’s husband and all of her grandchildren. She is truly an inspiration and I have often told her that she should write a “how-to” book for other Mothers-in-Law. (We’re actually considering working on one together!)
A new study published in the Journal of Sex reports that the more decisions a woman makes on her own, the less likely she is to have sex.
How often are you sitting down with your family to eat dinner during the week? You know, Crooklyn style with all the rowdy kids gathered together, husband and even the dog set around the table chatting, eating, bonding (or arguing). Well, if you don't do it often, today, September 26, is Family Day — A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children.
Is your mom trying to stuff her famous apple turnovers in your mouth even though you're on a no-carb diet? Are your boyfriend's coach potato tendancies rubbing off on you? Exercise Your Way To Better Sex In this video, YourTango expert and health coach, Nicole Burley shares her philosophy on getting healthy even when your family isn't on board. Your friends will hit the gym with you once they see your new body. Jealousy can be a motivator!