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When a relationship comes to an end it doesn’t mean that one will be willing to walk away. Instead, they may feel the need have the other person in their life again, and it might not be enough for them to see the other person from time to time.
This could then be a sign that ... Views: 19
If someone was to think about what their friends are like, they may start to think about how supportive they are. These are then going to be the kind of people who are life-affirming, and it could then be said that that they have the right people in their life.
On one ... Views: 21
While one can share their life with people who support them, they can also be in a different position. As a result of this, the people they are closest to could be the ones who hold them back.
When one has people around them are able to support them, their life is going to be ... Views: 28
While someone can be in a position where they are around people who they can open up to, there is also the chance that this is not the case. When one can relate to the former, it could be how their life has been for as long as they can remember.
Having said that, there is also the chance ... Views: 33
If one was to get in touch with someone they know it could be because they need something. However, it doesn’t mean that this will always be the case, as there could be times when they don’t need anything.
During these moments, one may want to find out about what they have been ... Views: 34
There are some people who are able to connect with others, and then there are others who are unable to do so. When one can do this, there is a strong chance that they are going to be used to having people in their life that they are close to.
One on side this could mean that they will have ... Views: 65
The two of you have had a massive fight. You're worried because it's been several days since it happened and you have yet to hear from him. Being a woman in this position is never easy. You replay the conflict back over in your mind and you wish with everything that you could find a way to ... Views: 107
Is there anything more mortifying than making a fool of yourself in front of the ex boyfriend you still love? If you've done it, you're likely going to say it's the worst thing that can possibly happen to a woman. It's not, not in the big picture of life, but it is awful in the moment and in the ... Views: 66
There is a cruel game being played on and in our romantic relationships. It is one that I have devoted my adult life to conquering, attempting to give one individual at a time the tools necessary to be victorious. Unfortunately, we enter romance with no experience and zero preparation. Our ... Views: 93
Should you tell your ex boyfriend you miss him? You do so wouldn't the right thing be to express that to him? It will make him realize just how much he means to you and he'll want you back, right? Wrong! Telling your ex how much you truly miss him is actually an incredibly bad idea for several ... Views: 87
Love doesn't come along every day. Most women know this all too well, so when they do find a man they love, they will likely do everything in their power to hold onto him. Unfortunately, sometimes relationships end. However, those deep feelings of adoration can't simply disappear. If you are ... Views: 79
If you and the woman you love aren't together anymore you are either feeling one of two things. You may be feeling as though the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders because the relationship was incredibly difficult and tense. On the other hand you may be saying to yourself I ... Views: 89
Are you worried that your ex will never come back to you and you will never be able to get him back? Do you miss him and wish that you knew what to do to get him to change his mind? Do you dream of being held by him again and wish that this whole nightmare was over with and that he would just ... Views: 77
What does it mean when a guy says he wants to take a break? By far, this is the one question that women most often ask me about their boyfriends. It’s one of those very obscure things that men say that we can’t quite understand. We want to believe it means one thing. That’s because all of our ... Views: 65
You’ve suffered through the break up and now you’re trying to put your heart back together. It’s hard, isn’t it? Emotions are fluid and constantly changing as you try to absorb that you and your boyfriend aren’t together anymore. The situation takes on an even more sombre tone if you haven’t ... Views: 74
“I want him back!” That’s the tune you seem to be singing these days, isn’t it? You and your guy have gone through a rough patch that ended in a break up. Now that the emotional dust has settled and you’ve had a chance to survey the damage to your heart, you’re ready to jump back into a ... Views: 47
Sons of narcissistic fathers are driven by lack of confidence. Raised by a self-centered, competitive, arrogant father, they feel like they can never measure up or be enough to garner their father’s approval. Their father may be absent or critical and controlling. He may belittle and shame his ... Views: 89
We are attracted to people for many different reasons, some of them conscious, some unconscious. Some of the conscious reasons have to do with how the person looks, how they act, the sound of their voice, the sensation of their touch, and other sensory cues. These are things we can identify and ... Views: 112
There is an African saying goes like this:
A friend is someone who knows your song and sings it to you when you have forgotten it. Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness ... Views: 94
While some people can find that they can function whether they are with someone or if they are by themselves, there are others who are not in the same position. In this case, one can find that they struggle when they are not with someone.
On the other side, one could find that they it is not ... Views: 114
Difficult moments are not all that uncommon in committed relationships. When we are courting each other in dating, it is hard even to fathom that these two connected and unconditionally loving individuals could possibly have a disagreement, let alone a hard time bringing up a difficult subject. ... Views: 136
When someone starts a new relationship there is a strong chance that it will be their intention to be with someone who is available. In this case, one is in a position where they are ready to share their life with someone else.
It could then be said that they have the right outlook, and it ... Views: 150
From ancient wisdom to cutting edge science there are innumerable ways to boost our libidos naturally. Every culture throughout history has searched for, experimented with and embraced an amazing variety of ways to elevate our sexual drive and pleasure to greater and greater heights. Thousands ... Views: 80
Dear Dr. Romance:
I read Age Differences in Dating I did date for about 3 years a woman about 4 years older than me. I love her still and we separated because one thing I felt was that she never wanted to open up about herself. The following comment caught my attention: ( I underlined and ... Views: 108
Emotional intimacy is a foundational aspect of all great relationships. The word “intimacy” refers to the experience of being fully seen and comes from the Latin “intimus” meaning innermost. When we share this experience with another, we feel whole, complete, and at one with the world. Yet we ... Views: 154
Dr. Romance writes:
When I met Richard , my husband, October 10, 1981, he was sitting outside, and the sun was glinting off his red hair, and my whole body and soul said "wow!" We married on May 9, 1982, and thirty-four years later, we’re still happy. It ... Views: 105
I often receive a version of the following email:
"Is indifference a sign of relationship anxiety? My partner and I haven't seen each other in two weeks and I feel nothing. I've shut down. I don't care if we split up. My partner even cheated on me and I felt nothing. I don't seem to care ... Views: 122
If someone was to come across two people who want to be in a relationship, it would be easy for them to assume that they are both in the same position. On one level, it could be said that this is the case; however, if they were to look a little deeper, they might find that there is more to ... Views: 189
As current divorce rates show, staying in love is not something we can take for granted. Despite this realization, modern society does not prepare couples well for making their relationship last.
For instance, romantic movies typically end at the point where a lifelong relationship begins - ... Views: 261
When one starts a new relationship, it doesn’t mean they will end up with someone who is available. Instead, one may find that the person they are with is physically there but that could be as far as it goes.
As a result of this, it won’t be possible for them to connect with them at a deeper ... Views: 184
"Lovers are those for whom no minute is like any other, people between whom nothing habitual takes place, just what is new, unprecedented, unexpected. In such connections there exists an almost unbearable happiness. When we understand our lives correctly, we can slowly grow into such happiness ... Views: 190
Have you ever utilized the power of positive affirmations?
Some say you can reach any goal, including improving your sex life, with positive thinking. Though we believe some things are out of reach no matter what you do, positive affirmations can help you with what is within reach. ... Views: 161
If one was to go and see their doctor, there is a strong chance that they would be the point off focus. This is primarily due to the fact that one is likely to be there because they have a problem and the doctor is there to assist them with what is taking place.
One way of looking at this ... Views: 218
If one was to run out of food in the past, they would need to go shopping; however, in today’s world, this is no longer the case. The only thing that they need to do is to go online and to order what it is that they need.
And depending on when they order what they need, it could be delivered ... Views: 209
As a relationship coach, I am and always will be deeply immersed in studying human behavior. I read the books. I read scientific literature. After it all, I have identified a common theme as to why relationships die or thrive. There is an underlying catalyst that goes unnoticed by even the ... Views: 271
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: 212
On one hand, one can have relationships with others that are deep, and on the other hand, they can have ones that are shallow. When it comes to the later, this could relate to the people they see at work or on the odd occasion, for instance.
And when it comes to the former, it could relate ... Views: 194
When someone is in a relationship, there is the chance that it will last until their life comes to an end (or until their partner passes on). There is also the chance that it won’t last this long, and this is due to a number of different factors.
For one thing, people move around more than ... Views: 328
Dear Dr. Romance,
My girlfriend is 17 years older than me and we have been dating for over 2 years. The past year has had lots of fighting and has been very tough on both of us. We are currently taking a break, trying to work out our differences. The constant problem has been broken trust. I ... Views: 325
Couples often come in to Dr. Romance's counseling office soon after they move in together, because they’re arguing about differences in design and life styles. Whose furniture to use, where to put it, who can use each room, or how to work out the division of labor. These squabbles are ... Views: 289
Although having needs is part of being human, it doesn’t mean that everyone is in touch with them. There will be some people who are in touch with their needs, and there will be others who are not.
However, even if one is in touch with their needs, it doesn’t mean that ... Views: 263
Women, contrary to popular belief, actually have similar sex drives to men, but there is an emotional basis for this sex drive, and interpersonal conflict does nothing to establish the sex drive. We will talk in depth about why women have low sex drives after pregnancy. Too often, I am ... Views: 281
On one hand, one’s life can be an expression of their true-self, and on the other hand, it can be an expression of their false-self. When it is an expression of the former, they are going to spend time with people who know they are.
As a result of this, it will be possible for them to ... Views: 314
Let's face it: being with someone for a long period of time can become boring. If you're trying desperately to keep the romance fires burning, you may want to try these four ways to spice up your relationship.
1. Shower Them with Love Letters
Sometimes it's the simple things that mean the ... Views: 288
The Niagara Falls, a natural wonder of the world, is found bordering the cities of Ontario of Canada and New York of USA. They comprise of three falls-the Bridal Veil Falls, The Horseshoe Falls and the American Falls. Of these the Horseshoe Falls are the biggest and the Bridal Veil Falls are the ... Views: 221
Dear Dr Romance,
I seek some understanding & hope that you will be able to help. I think that I don't know what love is & it has me in constant turmoil. I married when I was 23 yrs old & have 2 beautiful children. Regrettably, the marriage ended in divorce. I am ... Views: 251
"And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged... You achieve a wonderful freedom. It is a positive thing." -- Doris Lessing
Maturity or middle age means different things to different people, writes Dr. Romance, but for most, reaching a mature age means developing a new set of ... Views: 237
While there are some people who experience deeper connections with others, there are others who don’t. This means that the interactions that they do have with others will generally be surface level.
One way of looking at this would be to say that they will be on the side of a swimming pool; ... Views: 292
Although relationships are based on give and take, it doesn’t mean that this is something always takes place. Instead, one can be in a position where the majority of their relationships are out of balance.
As a result of this, one can find that they give far more than they receive, and this ... Views: 319
Dr. Romance gets letters about older women dating younger men; which appears to be shocking to some people, but I don’t find it so unusual.
Why would a younger man want to date an older woman? Who isn't attracted to success, smarts and experience? Young men ... Views: 325