While there are some people who are in relationships that could be described as ‘functional’; there are others who are in relationships that could be described as ’dysfunctional’. And as a result of this, their experience on this planet is going to be radically different.
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A divorce, separation or formal break up is a tough situation that people find themselves in everyday. There are always hard feelings between the parties involved and anger or hurt feelings can sometimes take over common sense. With mobile phones and SMS text messaging things can turn ugly ... Views: 51
There are a number of reasons why one would want to be in a relationship with someone, and while they might be aware of these reasons, there is also the chance that they won’t be. At the same time, they might be aware of one of the reasons why they want to be with someone else.
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When two people get together they often find that they each bring something different to the relationship. So while one person might be really good at something; the other person might not have the same ability.
But this doesn’t mean that this will apply to everything, as there is a strong ... Views: 109
Once you have decided to take the plunge and to start Internet dating, there are some important basics that you need to know.
Many people set themselves up with the expectation that love is just around the corner and will drop into their laps in an instant, metaphorically speaking but just ... Views: 69
Do something different this Valentine, something extra special for and with your beloved partner. What could you do to create an ‘out-of-this-world’ love experience that would make your partner’s heart melt and feel extra loved and taken care of?
Here is what you want to do:
Prepare YOUR ... Views: 71
Few days ago, an acquaintance of mine uttered the phrase “We will keep in touch” before leaving. The tone of his voice and the expressions on his face indicated that he has no intention of ever contacting me and he wishes that I would do the same.
That led me to take a moment and flash back ... Views: 94
So…we might be a little early but I thought I’d add some spark before Valentine’s Day. You see, sometimes the best advice for relationships is to just give plain old love quotes or messages to your loved one. These simple gestures are perfect because it requires little effort and gives your ... Views: 104
According to results from a recent GfK Roper poll, more than 80 percent of divorced Americans still believe in marriage, but we all know more than half of marriages don’t make it, for various reasons. Cupid, the ancient Roman god of love, was blind. In mythology, he’s been represented as a ... Views: 158
Dr. Romance writes:
Almost forty years of marriage counseling and thirty-four years of a second marriage have convinced me that fights are not necessary in a marriage. Married couples need to have discussions, they need to solve problems, and sometimes they need to ... Views: 131
When it comes to buying a new car, someone could go for a car that looks the best or they could take their time and see what car they prefer to drive. If they were only buying a car to put on display, it could be said that the first approach would be the best one to take.
However, as they ... Views: 194
When it comes to a potentially romantic relationship, chemistry is a loaded word. Does one of these beliefs pop into your mind when you hear it?
• For a good relationship, chemistry needs to be there right away.
• Chemistry might not be felt initially but can develop later.
• Love at ... Views: 178
Decision can be defined as the selection of the most preferred and suitable outcome for the situation. According to Harald Ofstad, when a person makes a decision it means that he may have a positive behavior for something, or that he may have made up his mind for a certain ... Views: 108
Sometimes its hard to accept that a relationship is undergoing a turbulent
cycle. We turn to a psychic to
get guidance. Here are some common signals that the relationship is heading in
the direction of needing some type of change.
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While there will be times when someone will want to be around others, there will also be times when they want to be by themselves. And as to how long someone will spend in the company of others or in their own company can depend on a number of factors.
Human beings are not all the same and ... Views: 251
Dr. Romance received the following letter:
“A topic I would like you to cover/explore is that curious phenomena which permits otherwise independent women to be dominated...even abused...by males with whom they share some sort or relationship. Why is it that a seemingly ... Views: 128
While there are some people who end up in relationships that are fulfilling, there are others who don’t. This is going to mean that not everyone is going to know what it is like to be in a fulfilling relationship.
When one is used to being in relationships that are not as ... Views: 232
While one can end up with someone who they are attracted to, they can also end up with someone who they are not attracted to. If they were to end up with someone they are attracted to, it could be said that they will be a lot happier.
One way of looking at this would be to ... Views: 211
30 is not just a number when it comes to age. People concluding their 20s often find it dreadful to admit that they are on the brink of losing their early youth and they just can’t let go of that. But getting older is natural and all you can do is embrace it. Relationship is a vital affair when ... Views: 140
Dear Dr. Romance:
I just saw write up on the issue of older woman and younger man. This have been a great issue for me, I make friends easily with people and at the end of the day they want a relationship and all to find that am older than them. Its been happening to me for ... Views: 166
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken, quipped Oscar Wilde. You've probably heard it's best to be yourself. Sounds easy, doesn't it?
Yet many of us, wanting to please someone with whom we are in a close relationship--or with whom we may hope to be--forget to follow this advice and end ... Views: 176
While social media has allowed people to stay in touch with their ‘friends’ no matter where they are; internet dating has given them the ability to find someone no matter where they are. As a result of this, it is no longer necessary for one to go out in order to find someone to have a ... Views: 213
Are you having trouble facing the fact that your ex has probably moved on? Are you still thinking about him or her?
Then you may want to read this article and its list of signs that your ex has moved on. Stop wondering and guessing; find out now if they are over you and not willing to get ... Views: 195
When someone has the desire to achieve something, they can end up imagining what their life would be like if they were to achieve it. On one hand, they could believe that it will have a small impact on their life, and on the other hand, they could believe that it will have significant impact on ... Views: 196
Dr. Romance on giving thanks:
A lot of people aren’t very good at looking at the positive. I hear a lot of negativity, blaming and complaining daily in my counseling office, and I find the more negative people are, the worse their lives work. Talking about how bad it all is seems ... Views: 170
Have you tried to get your ex back but nothing has worked? the fact is almost all breakups can be resolved even will you feel you did the unthinkable nobody will ever forgive you, becoming victorious in winning your Ex back is as easy as knowing your alphabets. All you need to do is get the ... Views: 191
For some people, experiencing intimacy will be a normal part of life, and it is then not going to be something that they will need to worry about. If this wasn’t the case and they were unable to experience intimacy, it could be something that ends up consuming their whole life.
Their need to ... Views: 202
Dear Dr. Romance:
Thank you for such a wonderfully positive article on "generation-gap" relationships. I just finished reading "What's Behind the Trend of Women Dating Younger Men?". Although I am in a gay-relationship, I read the article with ... Views: 176
If someone was to go and watch a film, not only would they watch the screen, they would also pay attention to what is being said. On one hand, they will have paid to watch it, and on the other hand, it will be something they want to see.
However, if they were to take ... Views: 190
I am writing to those who have experience heart breaks. It may sound like a common thing but the pain is unbearable. Couples fight and make up every time but there is a particular instance in life when you will know within you there is no hope for reconciliation then everything resolve to an end ... Views: 177
The question most people ask is; ignoring my Ex will it help to win him back " right now you are open to doing anything possible to win your Ex back and probably wouldn't stop crying and throwing yourself at their palm, begging them to accept you back into their life. Luckily you don't have to ... Views: 205
If you're presently going through this article, you're most likely experiencing the pain of the heart losing your love one is one of the terrible things that can happen to you. I understand want you going through because I have also had a heart break which was so distressing. Hearing the one you ... Views: 226
Do you want your ex back in your life and free from other ladies? I have been in your shoes before so I know your feelings. My boyfriend also left me for another girl just a month before our first anniversary, but here is a secret have got for you. I got my ex back and so can you!
This is the ... Views: 204
Dates are supposed to be fun and exciting activities that allow you to get to know another person. The purpose of a date is to find out if the girl who is sitting next to you has the potential to be your girlfriend. In some cases one date is enough to find out if she is the woman of your dreams ... Views: 95
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am having a little issue which I'd like some advice on; Firstly my partner had liked me for a few years before asking me out. We have been together for almost a year, yet he hasn't told his Mum that we are in a serious relationship. I have approached the subject but ... Views: 176
If one wanted to buy something in the past, they would have had to go out and get it; nowadays, this is no longer necessary. The only thing one needs to do is to go on their device, and once they have found what they want, there is a strong chance that it will even be delivered.
As a result, ... Views: 234
At some point in our lives, most of us go through the process of searching for and finding our dream home. Equally, at some point in our lives, most of us go through the process of searching for and finding the person we will spend the rest of our lives with to live in that dream home.
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We hear it all the time, “opposites attract.” It’s said so often that nobody even stops to question what it means or whether the theory is correct. Much like most clichés, this one is a dangerous one.
You meet someone and you start getting to know them. Of course, there’s a good chance you ... Views: 231
For the past few years, publications like Mic, The Atlantic, and even TIME have pointed out that millennials have been defined by “hookup culture.” Michelle Adams writes that “hook-up culture is definitely something entrenched in the millennial generation” in her 2012 article for Mic ... Views: 175
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have a number of people I would consider friends - two in particular, that have lately become acquaintances, rather than friends, per se. One, in particular, my ex-girlfriend (who was a good friend 12 years prior to romance), no longer contacts me: calls, notes in the mail, ... Views: 168
Dear Dr. Romance:
I read your article on yahoo about older woman dating younger men. Well I'm the opposite, you said on your article at the end "What really makes a romantic relationship succeed is the emotional connection." If this is true then I think my relationship would work ... Views: 183
While some men are able to break away from their mothers, there are other men who are unable to do this. When this doesn’t take place, not only is it going to cause the men to suffer; it is also going to cause the women in their life to suffer.
However, if a man has turned his back on women ... Views: 199
My life changed completely in my thirties. I suddenly found myself divorced, and on my own. It was a pretty dark time in my life. When you are in the middle of it all, it’s easy to think that the dark times are never going to end. But now I know that it was just a short detour on the road to ... Views: 211
Dear Dr. Romance:
I fell for a man that I work with. He was married, and I was in a lesbian relationship. When I first saw this man, who I will refer to as John, I thought he was the most handsome man I had ever met in my life. I had dated men off and on, but my two long-term relationships were ... Views: 131
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have just read your article that appeared on yahoo today on the issue of having an older partner.
First let me thank you for bringing up such topic, as it has been considered for a long time as a classified one. second, i have some questions that i need clarify for ... Views: 155
Dear Dr. Romance:
I'm in my early twenties. I got to this country a few years ago from the mideast. I met this lady that was in her thirties, we dated for a couple years then she offered to marry me to improve my immigrant status. I used to ... Views: 179
If one heard someone say that all dogs are the same, there is a strong chance that they would find it hard to agree. This could be because they have owned a number of different breeds, or it could be something they have come to realise through observing other peoples dogs.
As a result, ... Views: 158
Although one can have the need to attract the right person into their life, it doesn’t mean that this will be that takes place. Instead, one can end up attracting people who are not right for them.
Now, if one is under a certain age, they might see this as something that they will grow out ... Views: 139
Dear Dr. Romance:
I recently read most of your book, It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction and loved it. I work at a center where in talking to our clients, we have found repeated patterns of dysfunction (generational), over and over and over again, so your ... Views: 141
While there are some people in the world who always try to see the best in others, there are also people who always try to see the worst in others. In their eyes, the outlook they have could be seen as best one to have.
Through having a different outlook, it is likely to mean that their ... Views: 141