In looking forward to 2016, I believe our intentions should have to do with altering the lens through which we view our life and ourselves. It is so important to experience and view life through the eyes of love and not fear. It is equally as important to see yourself through the lens of love ... Views: 11
Gratefulness and thankfulness are both positive feelings and important factors when it comes to raising happy, responsible and authentic kids. When we think positively we attract more positive, which leads to attracting more abundance. And who doesn’t want a little of that?
Getting in the ... Views: 13
One of the chapters in the parenting book I am writing is on accountability. If I had to pick one thing that I see parents not instilling in their kids these days, it would be this. Being accountable is so much more then just taking responsibility. It shapes the adult you become. Is your ... Views: 13
Talking about manners seems sort of redundant and well… obvious. But it’s not as obvious as one would think. I work in an elementary school and I am surprised, almost daily, at the lack of manners. Many kids do not reciprocate when they are greeted with “good morning!” or “hello”. IF they ... Views: 13
I blogged about parenting from fear recently. Since writing about it, I have become acutely aware of how much of my anxiety is driven by fears about what might happen to my kids. I read a quote recently by Alan Cohen that stated, “Anxiety is a sign that you have made up a story contrary to ... Views: 11
I spent the latter part of my thirties searching for my purpose and the answer to the question, “why was I put on this earth?” At the time, I was recently divorced and trying to raise my two little kids as a single, working, divorced mother. I wasn’t feeling joy. I wasn’t feeling fulfilled. ... Views: 14
What does it really mean to move on after a failed relationship? Well, it goes far beyond what you may think of. Typically, an individual is considered to have moved on, when they are dating again, or enter a new committed relationship. Heck, by that same criteria, we could say that cheating ... Views: 25
When you first find out about your spouse’s infidelity you may feel as if there is no way to ever truly forgive them. You may feel as if the trust is broken beyond repair. But, the truth is, many people have overcome infidelity and gone on to have an even better, closer, more long lasting, happy ... Views: 10
Who doesn’t like to play games? We all love playing games as they help us get through a boring passage of time in an otherwise busy day. In addition to that, games have been known to increase the reflexes and problem-solving ability of gamers plus gamers are more likely to use ... Views: 31
IOS system of Apple is a verdant platform for the innumerable games and other applications available. All kinds of games are played on this platform and the gaming experience is equally enthralling for all the games on offer. The amazinggraphics, highly responsive touch screens, superb sound ... Views: 29
We always hear people say, "I wish I knew then what I know now," so here is some help if you are navigating a divorce now ...
1.Believe in Yourself!
Three words that are so powerful they can change any "I can't into "I can". When you hear the words "I want a divorce", there will be times ... Views: 43
So just why are individuals mean, at all, especially in a romantic relationship? To answer that, we have to consider what bullying is and understand the bully. To do so, I specifically recommend empathizing with others that give you verbal abuse. Why would you empathize with them, you might ... Views: 48
When a relationship starts, there is the chance that one will experience a lot of pleasure, and then as time passes, this could change. This is not to say that this will go from being a something that has a positive effect on their life, to something that has a negative effect.
What this ... Views: 36
You have decided your marriage is not working out. You want to divorce, but your friends have told you horror stories about dragging your divorce through the court system. You remember reading an article about Gwyneth Paltrow’s “conscious uncoupling” and her decision to use mediation instead of ... Views: 26
The iOS systems especially the iphone and the iPads are amazing platforms for games and the like. Playing games on these platforms is a different experience altogether. Apple has always stood for quality and precision. This is what we experience while using Apple products. The glitch free ... Views: 19
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
April 25, 2016
Healing from a relationship with a narcissist is a learned process. Learn it now!
Many of us have been there.
You met the person of your dreams – charming, ... Views: 33
Can you imagine if the world was completely void of color? A world where you never saw a garden filled with flowers of every hue, where you never read an adventure from a colorfully illustrated children’s book? What if you had never been introduced to color television and had to settle for ... Views: 23
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: 32
You may well be asking yourself, 'parenting stages, what in the world are those?' Isn't it our children who go thru the stages? It sure is, from infant to toddler to preschool to school age to latency, preteen, teens to adolescents finally to adult. Whew, were you even aware there were so many ... Views: 36
Having trouble forgetting your ex? Do you miss the way that they smiled at you? How they smelled?
The way their hands felt in your hands? Do you think you see them on the street when really it’s a stranger?
Do you still hear certain songs that reminds you of them? When is a big part of ... Views: 68
Sometimes no matter how hard a couple tries, it is just impossible to keep a relationship together. Today it has become more important to make a relationship work.
For one reason or another, it has become so difficult to let go and move on when the time comes.
Great partners usually don’t ... Views: 77
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: 53
What does the immensely popular book, "The Boys in the Boat" have to do with marriage?
Hint: Ask yourself what you think a great marriage looks like? Spouses enjoying being together, basically in harmony for a lifetime?
Or does "happily married" sound to you like an impossible ... Views: 37
It may seem impossible when you first find out that your spouse is cheating, or realize you’ve cheated and potentially destroyed your marriage, to realize that you can come out of infidelity with a happier and healthier marriage. It really doesn’t mean the end if you are both committed. Here are ... Views: 33
A watch is more than just an accessory to check the time for. In fact, when used right, a watch can be one of the most subtle yet defining elements of your wardrobe. A wristwatch exudes grace and class, something that a woman has to have in herattire. The start of the buying process should ... Views: 29
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: 54
My wedding is due in coming month and I had plans to decorate my apartment the exact way my girlfriend wanted. She is an amazing artist with exceptional aesthetics and I find it a daunting task to fix things properly. You might say that if she is amazing why don’t I let her to decorate home? The ... Views: 59
Mostly women find kitchen as their utmost place of interest or if not utmost may be second to utmost. Typically female have excellent aesthetics and they pour down these aesthetics in transforming their house to comfortable home. You will see clearly how delicately and finely a woman beautifies ... Views: 48
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: 89
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
April 18, 2016
Have you wondered if you have an abandonment issue? Discover the answer to this question in this article – and what to do about it. ... Views: 71
If one is going through an emotionally challenging time in their life, they may find that they have started to shut down. Their engine will still be running, but it won’t be running on all cylinders, so to speak.
During this time, it is not going to be their intention for this to take place; ... Views: 75
If you are like most people, there are chances that you probably took a selfie or even asked a friend to take pictures of you using your smartphone. Alternatively, you may have called upon a stranger with a camera from Craigslist to take your online photography dating. If this describes you, you ... Views: 46
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am a young man whose life has fallen apart because of the girl I love so much. I slept with her but then she betrayed me by telling every body she saw and I felt so bad and walked away from her when she needed me the most. I could count all the tears that run out of ... Views: 74
Dr. Romance writes:
Politeness and sensitivity are not held in high esteem in the media these days. The nastiest politicians get the most air time. Many media spokespeople, stars and commentators, “gangsta” rappers, nasty radio talk show stars and “edgy” comedians; as well as personalities ... Views: 90
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: 71
Throughout much of my life, I had a very incorrect and damaging understanding of human emotions. Because of this, my relationships suffered. I find it incredible that we spend four years (or more) studying in universities to land a career and we spend almost no time preparing for romantic ... Views: 107
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: 64
It could have been your friend, your sister or your child. But somehow, over the course of your life, you have probably had someone come to you for comfort and consolation. They could have chosen you to allay their worries and sorrows after a long sad day. If we are all being honest, I'm sure we ... Views: 47
Honor your children by fighting for your marriage and if you decide to divorce, do it with dignity!
If you are at the point of asking this question, you have some distinctions to consider.
Never threaten your partner with divorce to get his/her attention. Never make the divorce decision ... Views: 90
If one was go shopping, they could end up trying a number of different things on, and while some of these items may be a good fit; there could be others that are not. When something fits them, they are going to feel comfortable; whereas when this is not the case, they are going to feel ... Views: 82
If someone was to take a dog for a walk and they were told to keep it under control, they are unlikely to think that there is anything wrong with what they are being told. However, if they were in a relationship and one their friends told them to control their partner, this might not be the ... Views: 77
No matter whom committed infidelity, once it’s out in the open it is devastating to everyone. It is hard on both parties the perpetrator and the victim. This is most especially true when there is still a lot of love in the relationship. Some things that can help you overcome the emotional ... Views: 58
There can be times when someone has too much of something and times when they don’t have enough. It is often said that when one wants something it is never there and yet when they don’t want it, it ends up appearing.
However, while this can relate to something physical, it is also something ... Views: 95
In the 1944 film The Gas Light, a husband deliberately manipulates his wife into believing that she is losing her sanity in order to gain control over her. Unfortunately, this is not just a fictional scenario.
Though it has only recently come to clinical attention, the tactic known as ... Views: 103
While popular culture may depict men as simple creatures (and there's some truth to that), we're not going to pretend that men are all the same. That said, there are certain ways in which men behave, think and function, which you can manipulate (yes, manipulate) to get your man in a vice grip so ... Views: 108
There have been many wild claims about video games. They’re the cause of violence in teens, they teach the wrong lessons by rewarding immoral behavior in a consequence free environment, and so on. The list is exhaustive, and often lacking any real basis.
Does that mean that there is no ... Views: 85
Relationships can be challenging, each with its own unique set of issues. Whether on the job with co workers who can at times be condescending, to social encounters with individuals who are overly critical, to our most personal relationships with family members who deeply offend us with hurtful ... Views: 126
Hero worship makes me uncomfortable. I am an extremely minor public figure, except among certain family members and friends who inflate my fame as author of Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love. As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage ... Views: 66
We have all been there. There was a truly minor or silly issue that came up in our relationship and partners did not see eye to eye. Partners were staunch in their positions and resorted to maladaptive communication techniques in order to "win" the argument. The disagreement turned into ... Views: 119
April is Divorce Recovery Month! We asked a number of contributors to the DivorceForce Community for their input on "divorce recovery" and here is part 1 of some of the responses we received.
**Anne Brown PhD RNMSCS http://www.backbonepower.com - Make a list of 2-3 things you want to be ... Views: 86