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?
I am not a stickler for rules, but there are a couple things I don't budge on when coaching clients toward substantial relationships: no sex till you get the commitment and no Facebook. It utterly wrecks the discovery process of dating, and, like most things on the Internet, can be filled with so many mistruths.
When you think of yourself as an ex-girlfriend you often think of yourself negatively. You think of all the ways you failed to hold on to a relationship that wasn't meant to be. Too often, you think of everything that went wrong because everyone usually criticizes the ex. Still, there's something else you should consider. Believe it or not, all your work hasn't gone to waste. You loved him. Pampered him, at times. But mostly, you did other women a huge favor.
Dear Dr. Romance: Thank you for writing "Lighten Up - Cures for Marital Boredom." Please allow me to give my opinion as to my priorities. I always had the idea to start from the bottom of your list and go upwards. Work together to create a partnership. Sex is important in life, but not number one as to your list. Unless a couple iron out their difficulties, of what ever nature. the problem remains hidden for next time to crop up.
When you first start dating someone, there are a few specific clues you could recognize as red flags. Nobody is perfect, but there are few characteristics and behaviors that should absolutely be deal breakers for you. Below you can find the Dating with Dignity List of Deal Breakers in Relationships so you can decide if you should hang on to your man or let him go.
Rumors are swirling that Monica Lewinsky plans to pen a tell-all book about her affair with former President Clinton, and despite the fact that the book is not confirmed, the hosts of the daytime talkshow The View decided to tear into Monica Lewinsky. Not all of the women on the stage jumped on board with this, but almost all of them did, and I felt absolutely disgusted.
We use a lot of energy cleaning our external environment without realizing the importance of cleaning our internal environment. Self-imposed barriers keeping us from love are part of this internal environment. It took me decades to realize that time spent cleaning out my closet was better spent cleaning out barriers keeping me from love. In the process of uncovering and understanding my barriers, I learned 6 lessons that helped me create true love. I share these lessons in hopes that they help you have the love you desire.
(Click here to view video.) No matter how angry or hurt you may be after a divorce, if you have children, you’ll still share a lifetime with their other parent, your ex. Dr. Romance offers guidelines for moving past the anger and hurt, and finding a way to co-parent your children that is good for everyone.
Relationships are wonderful but can also be tricky. Certainly, there are the usual difficulties of spats or communication issues. Over the last 25 years as a relationship expert, I’ve also come to see the impact that implicit memories have on partnerships.