I was 17 and Fred was 24 when we first met. What began as puppy love grew into a lifelong bond and made me believe in undying love. There were a few times when I second-guessed my decision to marry someone else, but our dynamic made it undeniable: We were meant to be in love with each other, but that didn't necessarily mean we belonged together.
Ahh, everlasting love. Who doesn't crave the kind of relationship where "forever" actually means, well, forever? Skeptics, behold and beware: True love is possible; true love is out there. And we've gathered the perfect quotes to inspire you to keep your eyes open (and melt your heart in the process).
Welcome to The Loveumentary on YourTango! Every Wednesday, YourTango will be hosting podcasts from the Loveumentary Project, created by Nate Bagley. Today's podcast features a truly inspiring, modern love story.
In the beginning it's all the butterflies and flirtation but really that is lust and not love. So what is love? And how do you know whether you are in it or just obsessing over your new beau? Well, A New Mode is able to break down to you in a way that'll make sure your feelings aren't tricking you
Okay, we've got a solemn one for you guys. This morning, we came across an imgur post that just about broke our hearts.
An adorable new video has found its way to us from YouTube user kalim1611. It's pretty precious, and we dare you not to melt when you see the cuddles that take place between Kalim and his roommate's cat
BodyTalk helped me wise up enough to avoid a love trap. Sometimes I think I projected ideas onto him. Other times I muse that I dreamed him into existence. Through BodyTalk, the real me revealed herself more and more. The last time I genuinely fell in love it was my persona which attracted a clever trickster. Now that I was conscious and committed to being and expressing the real me, a throwback to my adolescent days surfaced.
Rich & I are coming up on our one year anniversary. It's so exciting! We had both been single for quite awhile before we met each other. The way we met is kind of, what's the word I'm looking for...? Interesting, for lack of better word. We met on Saturday, May 4, 2013 through our mutual friend, Kevin. Kevin is my ex-best friend Nicole's baby-daddy/boyfriend. Kevin and Rich worked together at Lowes. We decided to do a "double-date" to ease the awkwardness of a "blind date". Rich & I actually lived 3 houses away from each other and never knew it. How funny is that?
Romance movies and novels create an impression that love at first sight is the norm in love and relationships are based on high chemistry and strong mutual attraction and feelings. If you're basing your relationship on movies, it's time to relearn what real love looks like.
You know the party scene in American Pie where Tara Reid and her curly-haired friend talk about orgasms? Tara says something like: "I've had an orgasm! I think…" and the friend fires back with something sassy like: "Oh, you'd know!" It's the moment during which every teenage girl in every movie theater across America side-gazed at her boyfriend of 3 weeks, wondering if the result of his fumbling backseat groping behind Burger King was or wasn’t her first. That mystery over whether it’s happened or not is how I have always felt about love.
Valentines Day has become so commercialized that men and women are overcome with anxiety, stress, worry, guilt or simply avoidance of potentially not meeting the expectations of a loved one. YIKES! And, if there is no loved one, then what? Is there something wrong with us? Are we unlovable? Unworthy? Unlucky? I’m here to declare NONE OF THAT! Ultimately, we simply are not in the right place at the right time—yet! “Well, that’s just great,” you say.
Everyone was batting for him. My friends really liked him. Brett had all their endorsements. No Surprise. He was smart, understanding, worldly, and had a warm positive presence. Physically he was my type with piercing blue eyes, naturally golden blond hair, Nordic features, and effortlessly athletic with tattoos. He sometimes looked like he just walked out of an Abercrombie & Fitch advertisement. Brett was well traveled, spoke French, and those tattoos only added to his appeal. Did I like him? Yes. So what was the issue?
There can be no true chemistry in a relationship without self-esteem, and when my relationship of six years was officially over, mine was destroyed. I was absolutely ready to be single for the rest of my life. Here’s the lie I told myself: My relationship fell apart because my boyfriend took me for granted. The truth? I didn’t let the bastard go when I should have because I was scared of saying no when he was being a jerk. I took myself for granted. I let myself down.
Jenai Lane, founder of Spirit Coach Training, and author of Spirit Led Instead, trains people and coaches to live from their soul instead of ego. How does she do this? By teaching and training them the tools included in her new book that helps connect a person to their innate wisdom. Another term for this kind of wisdom is called intuition or gut sense, which is often, always right and steers us to our best possible outcome if listened to.
Cinthia Dennis is one of the rare group of love coaches worth investing the time and money in if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Luckily for non-locals she also guides individuals to true love via Skype in her NLP coaching practice. Dennis is the creator of the F.L.I.R.T. Course, an NLP based program designed to dissolve resistence to lasting love.