My stepfather Dick (not a pseudonym) is incredibly kind.
He is so kind it often makes others around him uncomfortable. His kindness enervates a room and can trigger others to tease or to create an opposing position.
He is regularly, persistently and unceasingly complimentary. He sees the ... Views: 9
Human beings have an inherent need to share who they are with others; they need to be seen and heard. When this happens, one will share what is really taking place for them and not what they think someone wants to hear or what will make them look ‘right’.
However, in order for someone to ... Views: 20
Bob and his girlfriend Carol got into an argument one day and Carol stormed out saying she never wants to see him again. Do ex girlfriends ever come back; This left Bob devastated as this came so unexpectedly and he was desperate to find out how to get her back.
What Bob needs to understand ... Views: 11
Originally published here: http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/the-little-things/3-ways-to-live-without-regret
Time never stops marching on. I remember watching TV every New Year's Eve, and seeing the ball in Times Square drop - all while inevitably hearing my parents say, "Every year seems to ... Views: 23
Originally published here: http://www.nurturingmarriage.org/the-little-things/the-10-best-compliments-you-can-give-your-wife
Your wife is the most incredible woman in your life! She is talented, confident, beautiful, and funny. She's the woman of your dreams and means absolutely everything to ... Views: 12
You have probably experienced a relationship break up if you are reading this. Winning back an ex; If you want to get your ex back, hopefully you read this before you do anything. The reason is there are right and wrong ways to go about getting your ex to come back to you.
Tips for winning ex ... Views: 15
There are nine important benefits of high self-worth and when we apply these we will truly create more fulfilling relationships. Here is a brief overview of all nine. There is much more that can be said but this will give you an idea of how you can transform any relationship from stress and ... Views: 12
Most of us were not taught how to conduct relationships effectively, harmoniously and happily. We learned in a haphazard way through the role modelling we experienced and as adults just do what we learned from our parents and other significant adults. If those relationships were unhappy and ... Views: 16
Do you want to get your ex girlfriend back? Here are some great guidelines that may work for you. How to get a man back after you hurt him; Keep in mind that getting your girlfriend back depends on why you broke up and what has happened since then.
If you are sure this is what you want then ... Views: 39
Many of us believe that we should “just know how” to relate in ways that bring us happiness. However, creating healthy and fulfilling relationships is an art and a practice. Before we get into some tools for creating more fulfilling relationships take a moment to look at some of the components ... Views: 64
While it is relatively easy for someone to share their body with another person, the same can’t be said about their heart. This means that although the need is there for someone to share how they feel with another person, it is not something that always feels comfortable.
However, just ... Views: 87
Dear Friend, the first step toward creating a close relationship is to recognize and honor the part of us that doesn’t want it, and find out why it feels that way.
One side is looking for merging and closeness, while the other side is looking for individuality, independence, freedom of ... Views: 59
There are some people who not only feel comfortable in a relationship; they also feel comfortable when they are not in one. This means that their boundaries are strong enough for them to open up and to experience intimacy without losing who they are.
And when they are not in a relationship, ... Views: 106
Want to get active and healthy while also improving your romantic life? That’s right. The two go hand in hand. If you are concerned about your spouse’s/partner’s health, his/her weight or activity level, here’s a method for you to be a good role model for health, have some healthy fun with each ... Views: 75
This is a post on relationships and compatibility, because I have seen so many people dating and interviewing their prospective partners on things such as their interests, hobbies, job, and the things they like to “do for fun”, in order to delineate whether or not they are a good match, the ... Views: 74
Now I know what your probably thinking…what an obvious answer to this question it is that “Honesty is the best policy”…Right?
But if the answer was that obvious why would I write a whole blog on it?
Obviously this is still a necessary topic, as so many people in relationships still lie to ... Views: 77
If you've always been involved in just normal sexual activities, you may be unaware of the number of sexual fetishes that exist. In fact, you may not have any idea how widely these fetishes are used. Usually, fetishes are something which you execute a lot of times, take delight in observing them ... Views: 80
Whether you have in the swinging lifestyle for a while or you are just curious about the lifestyle, SwingLifeStyle is for you. It will immerse you into the culture thanks to the thousands of members, as well as their blog, forums, stories, and much more. By joining the website you will get ... Views: 105
In your relationship you may wish to become kinky. In such a case you need to select activities where you will all enjoy in our relationship. This will require you to discuss with your partner and come to a conclusion. After you decide to become kinky there are many things that you will ... Views: 111
If you are among the fortunate ones who’s blessed with a caring, loving and extremely warm wife, who has recently given birth to her and yours first baby, then you must be looking for ways to thank her with some sweet gestures on upcoming Mother's day. Since her kid is too young to even ... Views: 103
If you have just met someone and want to make a good impression to take your relationship further, being romantic on phone is a great skill you have to learn. Perhaps you have been feeling so nervous all the time you want call him/her and don't know how well to expressing your feelings towards ... Views: 58
When you first met your significant other, everything was brand new. That made it exciting. Your new relationship opened new doors in your life.
The relationship was easy and exciting at first, because the new energy it brought into your life was already there waiting for you to ... Views: 60
Dr. Romance is aware that there is a heavy emphasis on youth in today's culture. Companies and individuals want to sell you potions, clothing, makeup, diets, exercise and attitudes and other magic to help you stay young. But, scientific research shows that these things ... Views: 122
Intimacy is a wonderful feeling we all want with our spouse. True intimacy is a feeling of being emotionally close to your spouse. So how do you get there, and stay there?
Real intimacy is the feeling you get when you share the extra energy you have with your spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend. ... Views: 70
I challenge all my couples in my practice to create a higher standard for what is possible in their relationship.
I think all of us believe that we are capable or deserve a great and fulfilling relationship. Yet if you take a good hard look around, you will find examples of a lot of ... Views: 153
On the topic of intimacy many people might say, “What do we really mean by intimacy anyway?” Intimacy is both a familiarity with and a deep knowledge of another person. And in fact, the first person that we really need to be intimate with is ourselves. Our capacity to see and relate to another ... Views: 121
Practicing your confident sexual self
Do you feel confident sexually?
We often think of sexual confidence in terms of “skills.” If someone knows the “correct” hand motions or what to do with their tongue, they should feel confident. But sexual skills can be difficult to acquire if you ... Views: 103
Dr. Romance on creating a Happy New Year
Most of us are infused with good will and joy over the holidays, getting together with loved ones and friends, spreaking kindness, and being surrounded by reminders of holiday spirit. The holidays happen around this time of year for a ... Views: 149
There are people who like to take their time when it comes to the beginning of a relationship, and then there are others who go in head first. And based on how they behave, it is safe to say that they are both having a different inner experience.
However, just because one may have a pattern ... Views: 148
To have needs is part of being human and this means that it is not something to be ashamed of. Yet, just because this is the case, it doesn’t mean that one feels comfortable with their needs, and this can cause them to come across as being needless.
They then act as if they don’t have needs ... Views: 141
In the first throes of passion, desire never seems to be much of a problem. We are so focused on the
newness of the situation – the person, the sensations, etc-- that our attention can more easily stay on the erotic. That focus on erotic thoughts keeps our bodies primed for sex. But after ... Views: 125
While men and women are both human, they are often portrayed as being radically different. It is clear that they are different on the outside, but what is not as clear is that there are differences when it comes to their brain structure.
One outlook is that these differences are due to ... Views: 125
Dear Dr. Romance
My husband of almost 9 years just told me about 2 months ago that he is in love with someone else. About 5 years ago I caught him cheating on me with this girl and he told me that it was over and it was just for the sex. Then 2 years later I found out that he was ... Views: 141
We have an idea in this culture that you either have it or you don’t: You’re athletic or you’re clumsy; you’re a great orator or you stumble over words; you’re talented artistically or you can barely draw a stick figure; love comes easily to you or you struggle to find flow in relationships. ... Views: 157
There are those of us who have become obsessed with synthetic pills that manufacturers say increase stamina in bed. Use of these synthetic pills has shown that they have often an opposite impact!. So, for those men who are wondering how to increase stamina in bed, it is good news that there are ... Views: 161
So since it’s the holiday time, I am going to jump on the bandwagon with everyone else and talk about APPRECIATION today!
A deeply valuable practice that is not widely used. To find out how you can turn your relationship around in 3 easy steps, keep reading…
I taught you how to more easily ... Views: 148
This is the sort of question that people will instinctively answer yes to, without really taking a moment to consider the real implication of what the question is asking, and why it is particularly important to any notion of personal development or self growth. At some level people think of ... Views: 123
The answer to this to some extent depends on who the person is, and what the behaviour is, and how much their behaviour affects you and in what ways. Obviously this is a very broad question but there is an important point behind it, in terms of an individual's willingness to let other people be ... Views: 149
Dear Dr. Romance,
I've been in a relationship for 6 1/2 years with a man I can see myself marrying and growing old. The first 4 years we were on our long distance relationship because I was in college in another state. We then lived together for a year to realize we could ... Views: 155
“How do you attract women?” Tell me, what’s the answer?
I’m not talking about the politically correct answers like “Ask her out for dinners” or “Tell her how beautiful she is.” That stuff is reserved for people born in the 1920’s
More and more women are coming out and admitting that a ... Views: 136
How's everyone doing? Seriously, how are you really doing? How often to you ignore problems in the bedroom, or in your relationship? Well, typically if there are problems in one area, it affects the other.
How many women feel like they are just a "piece of meat" in the ... Views: 153
While human beings need to experience intimacy, it doesn’t mean that this always take place. In fact, one might be in a position where it is not part of their life and never has been.
This means that some people are used to experiencing intimacy and this is ‘normal’, and others are not used ... Views: 153
According to Statistic Brain only 8% of the 45% of those in the United States who set New Year’s Resolutions will achieve them. Most give up on their resolutions within the first 30 days.
Why is this? It’s simple. We forget about our big why.
Is there something you absolutely want to ... Views: 162
Many years ago, an Edwin Markham poem inspired me, and I’ve tried to live by it
by Edwin Markham
He drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a ... Views: 166
Over the years, many points of view have been put forward as to what causes one person to be attracted to another. These have come from scientists, relationship experts and everyone in between.
And while some of these views can sound accurate and as though they reflect reality, it doesn’t ... Views: 164
While there have always been people who have had affairs, it is probably easier than ever before to have one. This is because of modern-day technology and how the internet has given people the chance to find someone without even leaving their home.
One can then use their phone to keep in ... Views: 137
This article discusses effective and ineffective ways of gaining personal power and how that search impacts those around us. Note: I suggest you read “The Victim Tyrant Cycle” as it includes important concepts used in this article ... Views: 132
As a counselor, I get a lot of clients who are worried about intimacy and sex. Romance books are a lovely escape from reality, and can help reduce your stress from daily frustrations. And, you can even learn a few tricks to enhance your relationship. The danger comes in if you ... Views: 152
While one can have the desire to attract someone who is available, it doesn’t mean that this is what takes place. One could find it more or less impossible for attract someone who is available.
When someone is available, it is going to mean that they are not only physically and ... Views: 164
When fear pricks the heart it flies in the face of every message about love we absorb from the culture: that love should provide a safe haven against the storms of life; that love should be easy; that love and fear are mutually exclusive, and that if fear enters the picture it means something is ... Views: 162