Recently a female client of mine asked me "David, how do you prevent a one-night stand?" This answer is not going to make a lot of you very happy.
The other day I got a call from a worried parent, concerned about her 17-year-old daughter who is in an abusive relationship. She asked about what she could do and how she could get her daughter away from him. A question I am sure is mirrored by lots of worried parents, friends or co-workers who know someone they care about is in an abusive relationship but don't know what to do about it. I thought long and hard before I answered this parent and I just said, "Be there for her."
I love sharing my stories with you because they are real life examples of what most of us go through in some way or another. This week, I am telling you about a woman I spoke with that went through an emotionally abusive relationship AND is a strong, powerful woman. She has given me permission to share this with you, in hopes that it is a starting point for you to come to the same realization that she did.
It's safe to say women are the more compassionate of the two genders. As women, we are also much more in tune with seeing potential, this can be the potential of a person or of an idea. The problem so many women have is that they hone in on the potential of the guy they're dating more than seeing him for who he is at that point in time. Helping a man reach his full potential is an incredible and beautiful thing. However, it can take a toll on you if you let this desire run wild and that is where things get sticky.
I’ll be the first to admit that my relationship past hasn’t been the happiest. I've had my share of bad dates and bad relationships. I've dated the selfish guy, the troublemaker, and the emotionally unavailable man. I've gone back and forth with the guy who looked great for me on paper, even though we were miserable. It was all so difficult. So painful. I had enough stories, I actually wrote a book about it.
Personal styles can really have a big impact on a relationship, particularly when it comes to food and eating, and especially if, as a couple, your eating styles are so different, it sometimes feels like your partner is more into food than he is into you!
(Click here to view the video.) Work can be the ideal environment for falling in love: you are in close proximity for a long period of time, you may have developed a good working partnership, and from there it is a short step to romance. However, workplace romance can present big problems. Dr. Romance helps you figure out the right and wrong ways to do it. Dr. Romance on Dating in the Workplace
As a person committed to reading, researching and learning, I often get to the point where I have taken in so much information that I have no other choice than to throw some of it out! In the area of relationships and love, this is even more necessary. There are so many conflicting ideas about how to do relationships, that the whole thing becomes a mass of confusion. What seems to be most important is to keep returning to the question: ‘Is this true for me?’
By Relationship & Sex Talk, Jane Greer, Ph.D., for GalTime.com When Kristen Stewart admitted to cheating on boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, it was all over the news. So it was surprising to see that the recent buzz about Robert's forgiving Kristin was tucked away in the New York Post where it could easily have been missed.
As a psychologist specializing in relationship, I've discussed the need to prioritize your relationship, to make time for it. Certainly, if you don’t have any time for it, then there’s really no relationship. I wish I could say that merely spending time together is enough. However, what you do with the time also matters. I’m not speaking about how you pass the time – the activities you do. Rather, it’s the quality of how you relate to one another.
Sometimes love is blind, especially when your partners supports the opposing political party. But, even a loving relationship can combust when those contrasting viewpoints lead to conflicts.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while most women would agree that physical violence has no part in a love relationship, what are more subtle signs that you are not being treated well?