Has your valley-girl-turned-thoughful way of expressing yourself been working against you when it comes to date invitations? We asked guys to dish on what he really thinks of the way you talk.
We dug up this little gem from March of 1997, in which a mother attempts to teach her baby to talk. When he succeeds, you will be as overjoyed as his mom.
The 5 Money Personalities: Speaking the Same Love and Money Language, a new must-read from married financial experts Scott and Bethany Palmer (aka "The Money Couple"), says putting an end to money arguments isn't about balancing a budget — it's about understanding your and your spouse's emotional approach to spending.
Young children are very sensitive to and strongly influenced by the environment they live in and those around them. Yet because of their immaturity, they may not be able to express themselves verbally. Children show much of what they are thinking and feeling, and how things affect them through their play and behavior. When they do express themselves verbally, it often is brief and they are quickly on to other things.
Hell yes! Believe it or not, the woman is in control and it is she who dictates the energy. It’s unbelievable, but it is true! Understanding this fact and learning how to use it to your advantage can dramatically improve your sex life and your partner’s sexual enjoyment. A woman can make a man feel like King Kong or ding dong depending on what she says to him in bed. Why do you think men go to strip clubs? Strippers have perfected the art of telling men what they want to hear.
We all know how to communicate. If I stick my tongue out at someone they will get the gist of what I am communicating to them, however, their response may not be very positive and full clarity in our communication may never happen. To truly communicate in a way that other people can hear without defensiveness or heightened emotion is a skill. Slowing down and thinking about how you are getting your point across to someone while using these skills will help in all areas of your life, be it work, relationships or just trying to get your coffee order across at Starbucks.
I know of a woman who so longed to be loved, held, and not feel lonely that she gave her lover, a man she hadn’t known long and knew to be a criminal, all of her life savings—some $43,000, to be exact. He promised, along with his abiding love, that he would give her back her money with interest in only two short months. When she told her friend what she had done her friend pointed out that she had a small child to feed, and reminded her she had just lost her job—and, incidentally, two other boyfriends just like this one.
Money matters. Don't let any one tell you different. You could set yourself up for major pitfall by not taking the time to talk about money issues before walking down the aisle. Here are some questions to discuss with your partner: How Do They Budget? If you can live off less and save more, you can achieve bigger goals. Seeing how your partner budgets is essential to your financial health as an a couple. Start out by budgeting something small together, like a vacation months in advance.
Did you know, that: 1. When you are engaged in relationship, the truth of your relationship is reflected in your interactions, whether you are conscious of it or not. 2. No matter what words you use and how you choose to communicate consciously, there is an underlying energetic current that gives your words their true meaning. 3. This under current can either nurture or destroy your relationship.
Imagine that you are a hologram made of the fragments of your past, fantasies about future and collective perceptions you learned from people in your life. When a wrong word is said or something else reminds you about your past disappointments or betrayal, you lose yourself in this memory and unconsciously leave the present moment.
We recently heard from an unhappy purchaser of my partner Sheri Winston's award-winning book, who complained that it contained "crude language ... words I would never use out loud let alone during intimate moments with my loved one. Both my partner and I were appalled by the language [Sheri] feels should be normalized by having everyone say it out loud."
Why can't your step-kids make nice and behave like your own kids? Why do your step-children make it so hard for you to just like them, much less love them? My girlfriend is frustrated, says, "I don't think I can take this any more. I thought a blended family meant we'd blend. Instead, it's like 2 enemy camps, my kids on the one hand, polite, respectful, and his – 2 screaming meemees running amuck. "What does your husband say about it?" I ask. "Give it time," my girlfriend groans.
Let’s look at the average couple’s bedroom sex scene. They have: very little to no talking, no changing up of the old and tired sex routine, certainly no laughing, no toys, no games, no nothing. Does this make you want to run to the bedroom and throw off your clothes? Yawn. Me neither.
Why won’t your 14 year old daughter talk to you? Why, when you’ve told her over and over if she has a question about sex, she should ask you, does she never do that? I’m browsing at one of my favorite bookstores, when I overhear a teenager ask, “Mom, can I get this book?” and the Mom says “What is it?” “Umm – just a book about love” the girl replies. “Love?” Mom says, “Why do you want to know about love? Do you have a boyfriend? You know you’re not supposed to have a boyfriend until you’re finished with school.” “Mom,” the girl replies, “I just want to know about it, I don’t want to do it.” “Don’t smart mouth me, young lady,” Mom snaps at her, “And we’re not getting that book – you want to know something, you ask me, or your Dad.”