How an iPhone app called the A-Hole Tester helped me finally cut a loser loose.
"Does he call you less than when you first started dating?" "Does he make an effort to get to know you?" "When you think of him, do you smile or want to grab the vodka?" I'm being bombarded with questions about the guy I'm currently seeing — important ones that I should be answering honestly—but they're not coming from my best friend (or my mom, who's always been my own personal relationship guru).
Are you considering ending your relationship? Then this article is for you.
When I married my ex-husband in 1963, I was determined to create a stable, loving relationship. I wanted an intact family where we could raise our children and share the joys of our grandchildren.
We did raise our children together, but ended the marriage after 30 years. We do get to share the joys of our grandchildren, but as friends rather than partners.
Through the process of our difficult marriage, and my 43 years of counseling individuals and couples, I learned much about why it is better for some relationships to end.
Is prejudging blocking you from finding the love you want?
Is prejudging blocking your love connections?
How often do you prejudge?... Do you know you prejudge?
Typical scenario Blind Date/First Date Head Drama:
Your friend sets you up on a blind date. You are curious and want to find love so you go. You pull up already anxious and guarded thinking that this person may not be what you want. You walk into the restaurant and there standing in front of you is a man/woman waiting for you.
Dr. Marianne Brandon on why the Halloween holiday is the perfect excuse to dress and role play…
It’s that time again – the trick-or-treaters swarming the streets, the leftover candy you take to the office so you don’t gain five pounds before the holidays even begin, and the piles of pumpkins at the grocery store. Fun? Yeah, maybe.
Well let’s turn that around. It’s time to make Halloween all about adult playtime!
If your relationship is in trouble, changing your intent can help heal it.
Is your relationship in trouble? The first question you should ask yourself is: Do I want to save this relationship or do I want to leave it? If the answer is that you want to save it, then this article is for you. The following are seven rules or choices that you can make to completely change the course of your relationship.
How much can we bend without losing ourselves? Discover a healthy alternative to giving yourself up.
How far can you afford to bend your values to preserve your relationship? How far can you go in giving yourself up to avoid losing your partner? How much of yourself can you afford to sacrifice to not lose someone you love? How do we find the balance between maintaining our integrity and bending our values?
Most relationships require us to bend to a certain extent, but how much can we bend without a sense of loss of self?
How to figure out is what your partner needs from you to show them that you love them.
Each person shows love and likes to receive love differently. Some like words of affirmation while others like to be kissed, cuddled and spend quality time together. Some like to receive gifts or have some help around the house. Other people like to communicate and have long talks.
Everyone is different.
The important thing for you to figure out is what your partner needs from you to show them that you love them.
Want an awesome sizzling relationship? It all begins with you!
So you are still looking for that elusive man or woman of your dreams.
Or maybe you have already spotted him/her.
Maybe you have even managed a second or third date with that person.
Or you have snagged the birdie already - you are married!
There are four ways that you can grow your relationship from good, (or even average) to great!
Now, you understand that none of us come "ready" when it comes to building a strong relationship.
What to do when you realize they should've been the one!
Don't get me wrong, there are relationships that you should leave and never go back to. The ex that belittles you, leaves you or your children in dangerous situations or that generally diminishes your quality of life.
But is that why most relationships end? No, most relationships end because the problems that plagued the relationship were never tended to. Somehow, over time, happy gave way to struggle that led the way to the end. It wasn't that some catastrophic event happened, the relationship just became more work than it was worth.
The possibility of "the fight" stirs up so much for people and yet, without it the passion wanes.
That’s right, I said the “F” word…FIGHT!!!
This misunderstood, undervalued and feared experience that people avoid and couples run from has got a bad rap. The possibility of “the fight” stirs up so much for people and yet, without it the passion wanes. The point that I want you to hear is that fighting is not bad, unhealthy & does not mean it’s
beginning of the end.
It is time to Date and Love like you've never been hurt before.
5 Tips to Build Your Confidence & Get Your Date On!
It's time to Date & Love like you've never been hurt before!
1) Get out of your comfort zone...try something new. Drive a different path, go to a different coffee shop or supermarket. In a relationship?...Try a new sex position, take a class together, learn something new & teach it to your partner, be the initiator. Are you always the one leading?... Allow yourself to be lead. Just Mix it up & change the routine!