In my counseling work, I often work with clients who have a deep fear of commitment. These individuals generally say that they want to be in a loving relationship, yet they keep picking the wrong people.
Some people are good at relationships. The people they encounter are emotionally available and commitment-ready, and they sail smoothly into monogamous relationships as if on command. And then there are those who are more relationship challenged. Mystified by how to transform a Match.com profile into a boyfriend or how to meet a guy who's not a total commitmentphobe.
When you're in a long-term relationship, it's easy for your self-esteem to suffer. After all, it's probably been some time since you've gotten all gussied up for the sake of attracting the opposite sex. But did you know that low self-esteem can actually harm your relationship?
Learning how to touch your man is essential to your relationship's success, growth and development. Many women do not know how to touch a man, and learning this skill is needed for a healthy intimate connection. Touching is a skill that, for the most part, has been forgotten and replaced with other activities, like shopping at the mall.
Every mature person understands the need to compromise from time to time. The ability to consider the needs of others as valid is necessary in healthy relationships. Most of us know that for one person to have her needs met, she may have to give up something in return. But, in romantic relationships, when does the act of compromising start to have negative outcomes? When should compromising stop?
Every member of your family has a right to have his or her opinions respected. You don’t have to agree or go along with what your child wants, but you should at least know what it is, and your child should know why you're overriding his or her preferences. Regular family meetings, where everyone including the children expresses feelings, negative and positive, and all of you work together to solve problems, can help a lot.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” - Mother Teresa What you judge in your partner is also in you Have you found yourself trying to change your partner? Trying to control him? Thinking you’re right and he’s wrong? If so, these are forms of judging. Judging implies that something is wrong with him, that he’s not good enough. It’s easy to fall into the habit of judging the people closest to us, especially our partner.
Alex can't understand why her husband is so upset. Last night, after sharing passionate kisses and just as they were about to climb into bed together, she whispered a recurring fantasy she's had ever since she saw the movie “Magic Mike.” Alex thought the movie was entertaining and sexy too. The movie focuses on a group of male strippers played by well-built, muscular actors, including Channing Tatum.
Ever wonder what Hollywood romances look like off screen? Many of us just eat up the provocative, juicy love scenes most stars emote on screen. We think they, or the characters they portray, have true romance all figured out. If that were the case, the divorce rate among the stars would be considerably lower.
Dylan and Hannah were to be married in a month when Hannah found out that Dylan had been cheating on her with another woman. Devastated, she ended their relationship. Dylan was also devastated. He really loved Hannah and had no idea why he had been having an affair with a woman who meant nothing to him.
Since the announcement last week, many people are speculating about what made Katie Holmes file for divorce from Tom Cruise. She appeared to have everything a girl could dream of: an amazing career, a devilishly handsome husband, a beautiful daughter and more money than a person could spend in a lifetime. What was Katie's deciding factor? Here are two possible answers.
Kim and Kanye? A match not necessarily made in heaven. Although Kim is very attractive, Kanye looks like he is always chewing on jawbreakers. I would hate to see that baby. I know it's messed up, but you have to match apples with apples and oranges with oranges, and you have to consider what your kids are going to look like.
Don’t waste anymore time trying to fix your relationship that will never be…. 1- Take him/her off that pedestal First things first: Stop acting like your ex was God’s gift. He/She wasn’t that perfect, if they were- you wouldn’t be single right now! I know it’s tough to hear, but it’s completely necessary! Make a list of his/her annoying traits in the meantime! he he
If I recall anything from my upbringing, it's the following two rules: "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all," and "Remember to always say 'please' and 'thank you'."