In the world where we are constantly bombarded with information, expectations, ‘must-haves’ and ‘must-bes’ it can sometimes be difficult to know who you really are and what you really want from life. Perhaps you’ve grown up under the influence of your family’s or friends’ expectations, maybe ... Views: 2
Cleaning the house is real boredom. It steals our precious time which otherwise would have been spent on relaxation or doing the stuff we like to do. How to deal with our laziness and still have a clean home and more spare time for friends and family? Well, the answer here is really simple, you ... Views: 14
A common mistake that parents make, is to encourage their kids to fight back in situations when they are being bullied by other kids. Probably disappointed by the inability and aversion of their schools and teachers to adequately cope with the problem or disappointed by harassing kids, they ... Views: 14
Dear Dr. Romance
I am writing to you for your professional opinion regarding my teenage son. His behavior overall is good but when he gets angry he throws things swears a lot and just a few minutes ago destroyed my vacuum cleaner in one blow to the floor.
I am a single parent about 9 ... Views: 34
Determining custody after a couple has split up can become a complex and confusing affair. Even couples that feel as if they parted ways in an amicable manner could run into issues months or even years down the road. With over 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, it is important for all ... Views: 49
There are many different kinds of rugs. We have modern, contemporary, traditional and even Persian rugs just to mention a few. Most of these rugs are quite good and when you get an original one, it can last a very long time. The treatment that you give to the rug will determine the outcome of ... Views: 49
Traditional, Persian or you can say hand-knotted rugs, all of them are precious and adorable. They are masterpieces which transform your home into an exotic place. Owner of such rugs make many common mistakes when it comes to keep their maintenance. Overly conscious users have some misconception ... Views: 53
The indoor and outdoor physical environment affects and fosters the optimal growth and development of both children and grownups as it provides them with an opportunity to explore and learn. It has a significant impact on the level of engagement of the kids, their academic achievements, ... Views: 75
Onam is a harvest festival which is celebrated in south India, especially in Kerala with a great grandeur and gaiety. This is one of the most important festival celebrated by all communities across the state of Kerala. The Onam carnival lasts almost for 10 days. It is a tribute to King Mahabali ... Views: 71
If you’ve messed up the first date, you are not alone. Read these three true stories from my clients.
1. “Alyssa” agreed to meet Allen in person after ten days of emails, text messages and phone calls. She was really looking forward to meeting someone who seemed good for her.
The problem ... Views: 140
When buying a real estate in Toronto it is wise to have a real estate lawyer by your side during all transactions in order to protect your rights and also to make sure that you get everything for what you have paid. You must choose a lawyer who specializes in real estate transactions of Toronto, ... Views: 94
Today, most parents attempt to exert absolute control over the lives of their children. Without any doubt, they are following on the footsteps of their own parents.
We tend to be afraid of changes. Since our own parents raised us with the approach of controlling every aspect of our lives and ... Views: 106
I’m a successful, single business woman in my late thirties. My trusted friends told me I seem unhappy. I think my friends are right. I’m not unhappy about anything specific, and I don’t feel any more stress than usual. I searched the Internet for tips, but some of the tips are ... Views: 125
Among many major festivals in the world, Eid is known as one of the biggest festivals. Muslims across the globe celebrate this festival with a great zeal and fervor. It is a day that celebrated at the end of holy month of Ramadan. Muslims keep fast from dawn to dusk and offer prayers to almighty ... Views: 117
The revered Sufi poet, Rumi, wrote:
“We turn poison into medicine and our sorrows into blessings”
I’m thankful for many things. I live a wonderful life, surrounded by loving friends and my beloved husband, Richard; I have the privilege of doing ... Views: 139
You’ve read the dating articles. You feel armed with enough of the “right” questions to ask so you’ll never get fooled again.
You know to ask about their values, recent breakup, favorite music and movies, where they live, what they do for a living and whether they like animals and their ... Views: 161
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
Narcissistic parents of seriously ill children derive narcissistic supply from onlookers, friends, family, colleagues, and community by attracting attention to their role as saintly caretakers. They are demonstratively and ... Views: 136
Friendships are an important part of being healthy, but they can be rough too. Most people change over time and this affects their relationships, including with their friends.
As a parent, it can be hard to watch your child go through a difficult time with their friends pulling away -- even ... Views: 155
Unhappy with your primary doctor or specialist for a long time but too busy or unsure what to do about it?
If you are nodding your head yes, you are not alone. I’ve spoken with hundreds of professional women who say any or all of the following things about changing their doctor:
•“I don’t ... Views: 162
Over eight days in June, there is the trifecta of Father’s Day, my father’s birthday, and the anniversary of his death 36 years ago. If alive, my father would be 101 this year.
This particular trio activates memories of a father who graduated a Jesuit college as a philosophy major (and, boy, ... Views: 145
Abusive situations in families do not happen in isolation. It is neither bad luck, nor is it the fault of the victim of abuse. Abuse happens within a culture of abuse. That is, there is something that is handed down over the generations that encourages those who abuse and allow those around the ... Views: 202
Just a few generations ago, few people had to worry about their physical fitness. Life was hard. Without luxuries like cars, elevators, or even washing machines and other labor saving devices, their lives were busy doing all the things we take for granted. Machines didn’t do everything for ... Views: 198
What if there were no television, no Internet, and no parenting books?
What would we do differently?
Would we treat each other with more compassion? Would we feel better about ourselves? Would we have less anger?
How would we raise our children, if we weren't constantly being told that ... Views: 236
The way your partner proposed to you might allow you to see into your future with this person.
Good card players can detect “tells”—those unconscious behaviors that give away information about a player’s hand.
When my clients described their feelings of disappointments or exhilaration ... Views: 249
After residing in China for the past twelve years, I had the opportunity to explore the exotic city of Guilin. Actually, it was my second visit to the city. However, during my first visit, I had no time to enjoy its magical scenery.
During my recent visit, I was accompanied by Chinese wife, ... Views: 172
Many people don’t believe in the existence of guardian angels but I do. They live among us and shower us with their bottomless treasure of love and affection. They, generously, sacrifice their lives to cater for our needs without ever complaining. They are our mothers.
After carrying us for ... Views: 202
Colleges Rejected You?
Learn Top Tips of Intuitive Parents and Students—and Get Accepted!
Got rejected or wait-listed by your college or grad school? I got rejected in my senior year in high school by all the colleges I applied to! And, later, I got rejected on my first attempts at ... Views: 248
As the single and sole parent of my five children for over 18 years now (2 boys and 3 girls), I hoped I would be a natural role model to my boys for the way to grow to be successful men. I wanted my boys to man up as soon as they were old enough. Work hard, be a leader, be kind to everyone, ... Views: 256
There were several instances over the past 18 or so years as I raised my 5 children as a single parent, where the reality of my kids moving on to their next necessary chapters of life, has suddenly hit me. I had such a moment last week, as I watched my middle daughter Rebecca get fingerprinted ... Views: 236
As Easter approaches, family and friends will be gathered at the table for Easter dinner. Mom’s prized turkey and Aunt Linda’s delicious casserole will be served. The Easter bunny is there and the Easter Egg Hunt is underway. Laughter and shouts of, “I found one,” can be echoed throughout the ... Views: 217
There is NOTHING WRONG with choosing these men–but be sure you can trust your intuition to know how to detect the difference between a “take charge” man and a man who wants to take charge of YOU!
These tips come from my research with thousands of women for my book “Smart Relationships: How ... Views: 275
Although providing care for grandchildren on a temporary basis is commonplace, there is a growing number who are now substantially responsible for raising them on a longer term basis.
Usually, this is because their children have found themselves in a situation where they are unable to care ... Views: 231
Although morning sickness and unusual cravings are to be expected during pregnancy, there are a number of other conditions and ailments that can accompany the nine months of a growing baby inside of your womb. For many women, there can be a range of symptoms that are normal and are not a threat ... Views: 281
About 2.3 million children are accidentally injured every year and more than 2,500 are killed, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although you may occasionally toss and turn at night worrying about your child being kidnapped by a stranger, the more likely harm for children ... Views: 208
What to talk about with your ex boyfriend over text; Sometimes you can make a mistake and dump your boyfriend over something that upset you, but in reality it was not your boyfriend's fault. You may have been having a bad day in general and you snapped over something that otherwise you would ... Views: 234
For the Sake of the Kids…..NOT!!!
We’ve all heard people say “but I stayed for the kids!” When your marriage or relationship with your significant other really deteriorates, the reason that you stay should never be for the kids! It is actually detrimental to the kids. If you and your spouse ... Views: 221
Extract From the Story Steffie in the Book Four Strong Women by Joyette H Fabien
That afternoon Steffie had once again, gone to the police station. She had briefed the officer on the recent developments and arrangements had been made for two plain clothes officers to be posted near the ... Views: 186
Currently, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, and 1 out of 3 seniors in America will die from some sort of dementia. These numbers are staggering in and of themselves, but these are only a small fraction of the people whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. ... Views: 294
Who Is This Person?
I don't know about you, but I find that parenting adult kids is so much more difficult than when they were little! There is no course for parents of adult kids to help us! When they are little it is easy to control them.
When they are small you can keep them safe. Their ... Views: 160
The choice to adopt is a major event in a couple’s life as they set out on the path to create their own family. Whatever the reason for adoption may be, this process is relatively lengthy and does have a low rate of success if any steps are missed. For prospective parents, here is a look at a ... Views: 238
You will have your own story and your own patterns that play out, but see read through this story and see if you can recognise any patterns could be affecting your relationship.
“Karen and David (names changed) came for help because their marriage had been deteriorating since Karen started ... Views: 219
We often hear people described as “givers” or “takers,” with the first being considered the better of the two. But I think it has more to do with your ulterior motive as to whether you’re truly a giver or not.
What I mean by this is that if you are giving because you feel it is what you’re ... Views: 216
A basic cause of all relationship conflict is the gap between your beliefs of how relationships should be and the reality that exists right here, right now. Whenever you find yourself arguing or in conflict, look deeply at what is going on and you will find this gap. Every time you make the ... Views: 209
Originally published here: http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/the-little-things/10-things-husbands-do-that-win-the-universe
Alright ladies, we know your husband is your Mr. Incredible. We know that some days you just stare at him in awe that you convinced this super-hero of a husband to marry ... Views: 247
Family law is a division of the legal system that covers all legal matters that pertain to a family, which includes marriages, prenuptial agreements, property settlements, civil unions, divorces, child custody, and adoption. Before the beginning of the twentieth century, marriage was defined by ... Views: 210
A person’s career success depends on several factors, but essentially, you need to have dedication and commitment if you want to enjoy the career you’ve always wanted to pursue. On the other hand, having a fulfilling life outside work is another thing and requires more effort and consistency. ... Views: 324
Do you nourish the women in your life? Do you want to be more nourishing and learn how you can teach others to be so as well?
First, let us start by identifying what nourishment is. According to the Macmillan dictionary, "nourishment" means "food or the substances in food that are necessary ... Views: 233
If you’re a parent of a growing child, maybe you already experienced being lied to by your kid. If you have yet to discover your kid telling a lie, well, you should prepare yourself for it eventually. All children lie. Now, should you be worried about it? Should you question your modern ... Views: 363
I have a question for you....and just so you know, the answer is supposed to be "yes", okay? Here's my question: Has your child every had a negative experience in a situation, and you just knew it was going to happen? In other words, you weren't surprised when it happened, maybe you were even ... Views: 283
A recent Pew Research Center study of modern parenthood found that more than half of parents say they find it very or somewhat difficult to juggle work and family life. Dad are doing more housework and more moms are being are being paid for working out of the home. And the public is conflicted ... Views: 280