Someone could enter a store and not receive eye contact from anyone who works there, and it might not bother them. The same thing could take place when they go and pay for what they have come to buy, and once again, this might not faze them.
This could be because they are in a rush and want ... Views: 1
My intention with this article is to bring to the light of day the process that is born between, in this case, two individuals who clearly have a lot of love for one another, yet don't know anymore how to share it and simply end up on a path of mutual recrimination, often, or perhaps mostly, ... Views: 1
So you’re planning your wedding and thinking of giving out memorable wedding favors to your guests to thank them for being a part of your special day? Showing gratitude towards your guests would be testimony to just how much you appreciate their presence.
We live in times when people pride ... Views: 3
Creating a loving relationship doesn't have to be as hard as you might think!
As most of us know, relationships can be very challenging. We generally enter a relationship with ... Views: 2
Getting dumped is one of the greatest pains you can feel. Its so distressing, frustrating and it brings out your weak point in you. Having someone close to you at your side today and the next day it seems the person is very far from you; she acts cold, distant and bitter towards you. That same ... Views: 4
Dear Dr. Romance
A question for you: I have a female friend that I dated for 7 months - she dumped me - and is, I think, dating some other guy.
The question is: I have tried to ask her for 5 or 6 different events - and have gotten turned down for each one - with some excuse - the excuse sounds ... Views: 5
No one likes to be criticized, fairly or not. It’s always difficult to deal with, and it can hurt. Because I’m a writer of books and columns, and because I’ve lectured, appeared on radio and TV, I am sometimes recognized in public. I’m glad I’m not more ... Views: 3
Minnesota is a land of abundant natural beauty, sparkling blue lakes, vibrant night life and easy going people. It offers you every opportunity to follow your passion. That’s why you see many families add Minnesota to their vacation list. Choosing a destination is not the only major decision ... Views: 4
Can Your Children Be Honest?
Parenting Advice: Establishing Open Communication and Trust
I often hear parents say, “My child does not tell me anything.”
Children go through phases, particularly during their adolescent years, when they see no logical or justifiable reason to communicate ... Views: 3
Always Remain True to Yourself
We each have subtle senses; intuitions, gut feelings, little voices inside our heads that guide our judgment.
We do not need to elicit our intuition every time we have a decision to make. Many of our decisions are determined by conscious thought, prior ... Views: 5
Is Codependency a Problem in Your Life and in Your Relationships?
Take the Quiz
To find out if codependency is a problem in your life, please answer yes or no to the following twenty questions:
Do you put others’ feelings, desires and needs before your own?
Are you drawn to ... Views: 7
Narcissistic Parents Divide Their Children Through Triangulation
Conflict is a normal part of family dynamics. The fact that a family argues from time to time does not make it a dysfunctional family unit. What makes a family dysfunctional is the emotional pain and confusion that prevails ... Views: 4
Where Has Our Ability to Empathize Gone?
Excerpted from August 2, 2012 show on A Fine Time for Healing, Is Our Ability to Empathize Eroding?
Empathy is the ability to emotionally put oneself into someone else’s shoes—the capacity to share and understand the feelings, emotions, and ... Views: 5
Should Narcissistic Abusers Be Held Accountable for Their Actions?
Excerpt from January 7, 2014 show on A Fine Time for Healing, Whether to Forgive or Not Forgive the Narcissistic Abuse
Many recovering victims of narcissistic abuse struggle with the dilemma of whether or not to hold the ... Views: 5
You've broken off for reasons best known to you, but you know the guy and what his likes, dislikes or preferences are. So if you want him back you'll know how to go about it even better this time than you did the first, so go along with these ideas and impress him back.
To ... Views: 8
When Children Don’t Stand a Chance
Narcissistic mothers do not have children for the right reasons. They are not nurturers. They have no maternal instincts or genuine love to give. To the narcissistic mother, children represent a captive narcissistic supply. Because a young child’s very ... Views: 4
Have You and Your Siblings Been the Target of Narcissistic Parental Triangulation?
To find out if your narcissistic parent has used triangulation to divide you and your siblings, please answer yes or no to the following twenty questions:
Is there one sibling in your family who is your ... Views: 5
Is One Parent a Narcissist and the Other an Enabler?
To find out if you have a narcissistic parent and a parent who enables him or her, please answer yes or no to the following twenty questions:
Did you grow up in a two parent home with one parent significantly more domineering than ... Views: 4
"My ex boyfriend won't talk to me and I still love him." If you've been saying or thinking this lately, don't panic. It's frustrating and confusing when you still have strong feelings for a man and he won't even give you the time of day. Many women find themselves facing this exact set of ... Views: 6
It's really unfortunate that we don't get a glimpse into the future when we start dating a new guy. Everything can seem incredibly promising and then in the blink of an eye it falls apart. This is exactly what happens to many women once they begin falling in love with their guy. They have ... Views: 6
If one was asked to think about a time in their life where they have been hurt by someone, there is a strong chance that it won’t be long until someone comes to mind. And while this might cause them to think about a certain event; they might think about a number of things that took place.
The ... Views: 4
I have to admit having one child of each gender has really made me more aware of the male/ female differences. One huge difference I've found is the way they communicate and their interpretation of words. When I think about when my kids were younger and I picked them up from school, the ... Views: 4
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: 6
Dear Dr. Romance:
I live in Southeast Asia. I knew about you from the internet. I have a problem that I haven't found the way out till now. Before I tell you anything, first please forgive me if my english is not too well. I am in my late 20's and for most local people at that ... Views: 7
Dr Romance writes:
As life develops, many of us have an urge to focus on the deeper issues -- our dreams and goals, and our emotional and spiritual development. When this happens, life gradually becomes more about meaning and satisfaction and less about obligations and ... Views: 7
Lidija Rangelovska advanced the idea that some children subjected to abuse in dysfunctional families – objectified, dehumanized, their boundaries breached, and their growth stunted – develop intense feelings of shame. They turn out to be codependents or narcissists owing to their genetic makeup ... Views: 9
While there are some people who end up in relationships that are life-affirming, there are others who end up in relationships that are life-denying. As a result of this, their experiences on this planet are going to be radically different.
A Matter of Luck
One way of looking at this would ... Views: 15
Discover that self-love and narcissism are actually opposites!
It's interesting to me how often people confuse self-love with narcissism – because they are actually opposites in many ways.
Ramona ask a ... Views: 12
You've lost your Aquarius man. It's come as an enormous emotional blow to you. You loved him and imagined a future filled with wonderfully, fulfilling moments with him. Although many people will tell you that the best thing you can do is to pick yourself up and move on, that may not be possible. ... Views: 10
"I want my ex boyfriend to miss me." Have you said that recently? Do you wish for nothing more than a second chance with your ex? Sadly, many women feel exactly the same way you do. Going through a break up is hard enough. It's overwhelming when you are still in love with your boyfriend. It's ... Views: 12
Will he come back if I ignore him? You've been wondering about this, haven't you? There's so much information about the no contact rule and how well it works when it comes to regaining a man's attention. You're skeptical though. You can't imagine cutting off all contact with a man you're so ... Views: 11
Falling in love with someone can be the most incredible experience. It can also be the most devastating if the relationship ends. Most of us go through life only finding love once or twice, so when we have it we want to hold onto it. If you and your boyfriend broke up and you still feel a deep ... Views: 10
People often say, “I really wished that my child would listen. He’s forever getting himself in trouble; at school, at home…” They then go into details of the many ways this child does these awful things. Regardless, there is a easy answer to this if you believe in yourself. Instead of thinking ... Views: 10
When I was a girl, growing up in the small township of Rockland, New York, there was a tiny post office, which was a small room with a separate entry in the house next door. Rockland’s official postmistress was Clara Weiss, who seemed very elderly even when I was a very small child. She ... Views: 14
The other day I realized the person I have become is exactly the person I would not have wanted to hang around with before I started my journey. That made me think while the illnesses manifested in my body, the real disease was in my mind that I could not open up to simply being open.
You see ... Views: 15
In other to get your ex boyfriend back use the
law of pull it is the simplest natural method to apply in wining your ex. I am going to introduce you to the law of attraction combined with another method, which will make your ex boyfriend crawl on his kneels begging to come back to ... Views: 22
Dear Dr. Romance:
I think I may be having some difficulty within my marriage! :( I dont really know if you can even help me! Maybe even give me some recommendations! I've been married for over 25 yrs. and we are in our 50s. Ever since we had a child 13 yrs ago there has been no more ... Views: 16
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: 18
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: 17
Pornography has been a huge part of the Internet since its inception, but it did not really become a global epidemic until Internet Protocols like file sharing became readily available to the public.
The adult entertainment industry was not as profitable and sophisticated then as it is today, ... Views: 19
Apparently it may seem absurd, but recent studies have proved unanimously that falling is love is actually helping to lose some extra weights. So, next time when you calibrate your weight and excited to see a few pounds lost, don’t forget to thank your partner too. Deep into your physique, ... Views: 17
Most of us know someone who accuses us of wrong-doing whenever we ask that they do what they should have done. For example, you may have a colleague who should have finished some work by a certain deadline, and your part of the work depends on their finished work. And when you ask for their ... Views: 21
If there are unique rugs in the market then Persian rugs are definitely the most unique of them all. These rugs come in different sizes, shapes and even designs. They have the capacity to make any room look as good as new. When complimented well with the room, they leave one of the best ... Views: 20
It is often said that one’s friends are the family they choose, and this is why someone can feel as close to their fiends as they can to their family. In some instances, the connection one has with their friends could be greater than the connection they have with their family.
When this ... Views: 21
Do you have a mother wound that plagues you in your life and your relationships?
Many of us have a deep and painful mother wound from not receiving the nurturing we needed. Without adequate healing, this ... Views: 27
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am in an unusual situation. I was speaking to a random person on Facebook one time. We became Facebook “friends”, and we kept chatting back and forth on e-mail. This girl was already dating someone (not very happy though), but I guess she kind of ... Views: 26
Dear Dr. Romance :
I am a 20 year old college student. I have been going out with a man for almost 2 years, I feel he is the one I want to marry but now we are having problems and I don't know how we are going to stay together. I made the mistake of telling him about my ... Views: 24
Dear Dr. Romance :
I'm getting worried because my husband is drinking more, and laughing less. He works too much, he has lost interest in his guy friends and sports. He's gotten more tense, and is on edge and irritable. Sometimes he even yells at me and the kids. I think maybe he needs ... Views: 25
Life’s realities are tough, but knowing what these realities are makes you tougher. It’s like knowing who your enemies are and what they can do so you could be prepared for battle. Among the most difficult realities to understand are: “Why money is never enough?” and “Why does the ... Views: 23
On the spectrum of ADHD symptoms, perhaps the least understood is the inability of children and adults to pay attention to the world around them. They “space out” in the middle of conversations or are clueless about the recently revealed details of a new project at work.
That “space cadet” ... Views: 34