One of biggest differences I see between people who have created happy relationships and those who haven’t is the act of keeping score. If you’re keeping score you may come out on top of your partner, but the relationship will come out on the bottom. In other words, if you’re playing to win in your relationship, you’ve already lost.
A quiver of delight might go down your spine when you look at him, and he might treat you as if you are the greatest woman ever to walk into his life. But, does he have what it takes to stay in your life? Check out which qualities really make him worth hanging onto.
There are three affective qualities that need to be present and visible for a relationship to last, namely admiration, respect and trust. 1. Admiration: If you are going to share a major part of your life with another person, the other person must have some lasting qualities that you truly admire. It is less important what exactly these admirable qualities are. If the admiration is genuine, it will show in your attitude towards them. They will feel admired. Feeling admired feels great. They will want to stick around.
This girl really needs some advice: "This is a question for the guys : If your girlfriend asks you to see your cell phone and you don't, are you hiding something ? or is it really a matter of privacy ? Would you still not let her see you phone if you have nothing to hide and she tells you that's all it would take to fix your relationship? COMMENTS please." by POISON Give Poison some real advice she can use at cheatconfession
Finding a good therapist for me was frustrating. I found that while there are about 3000 therapists in Los Angeles-all of them licensed, educated and well intentioned-not all of them are right for me. This frustration led me to believe that there had to be a better way to find a therapist. I came up with the idea that by leveraging technology and psychology, a website could match people with therapists based on personality and the probability for a good ‘fit’, which was the genesis for MyTherapistMatch.com (MTM) and MyCoachMatch.com (MCM).
I liked assholes. No, I loved them, but now, looking back, I realize it wasn't just that. For the most part, every man who failed to call me was capable of calling someone else, and at a certain point, I had to face the fact that it wasn't just them, it was me. I begged for men to be unaccountable. I allowed them to be untrustworthy. And I expected them to leave.
Poll: Have You Snooped On His Email?: Yes, I snooped and it was totally justified! Yes, I snooped, but I'm not proud of it. No, I've never snooped, but I'm thinking about it. No, I never snoop and I never will.
Here's a round-up of five celebrities turned relationship experts. We have Heidi Klum and Seal's new show on Lifetime, Jennifer Love Hewitt's self-help book, Ice-T's wife CoCo's blog, Jerry Seinfeld on The Marriage Ref and Teri Hatcher's website and book.
Last week, NPR featured a story on people who have Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that makes it biologically impossible to distrust others. That is, they suffer an imbalance of oxytocin, a hormone that the brain generates after perceiving a non-threatening situation. Learning To Trust Again Although the story focused primarily on children's trust in strangers and on society's trust in the government, it inspired the question of how we perceive the trustworthiness of desirable strangers. When we're meeting new guys, especially at bars or parties, how do we gauge their trustworthiness? How do we even know that our "trust radar" is functioning properly?