For me, one of the saddest things to see is a relationship between two people who previously professed their deep love for one another now entering its final stage of dissolution. The divorce rate in this country is tragically high. When I was young and naive I believed that all you needed for a ... Views: 3
It all began when I was studying psychology in college in the 1960’s. That’s not as far back as you think. Just think of Abraham Maslow writing his paper in 1943 on what he called the “Hierarchy of Needs.” Both he and his pyramid have been revered for more than 70 years. I’m pediatrics ... Views: 10
Sometimes when we are little and things go wrong, we think we have to take charge and fix things. We feel it’s up to us to make it better. We think we have to be the big one and we’ll show the adults how to do it. Or we feel like no one else is seeing what a mess things are, or how unsafe things ... Views: 12
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: 17
Dear Dr. Romance:
Thanks for sharing the great article "A Good Cry" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a question about it: "....If you're trying to help someone cope with a loss, don't try to make the bereaved person feel better. It just ... Views: 24
A few weeks ago I met with two women from my spirituality group. They had never been to my home, and as we stepped onto the deck to begin our meeting they both remarked on the beauty of our land. I found myself qualifying and explaining about the dirt and weeds: “It was a lot more beautiful ... Views: 12
It might be shocking to find out that you and your spouse have now become part of the infidelity statistics. With almost half of all marriages experiencing infidelity it shouldn’t be such a surprise. However, it’s hard to reconcile what has now happened with the head-over-heals love affair that ... Views: 9
When you feel beset in your life, and people close to you seem to be difficult and uncooperative, consider that they may be reflecting back to you the behavior your own anxiety is creating toward them. Learning to let go of your obsessively trying to control others can free you to receive ... Views: 26
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have read several of your comments in articles on the dadsdivorce.com website concerning when to introduce a new girlfriend to your children. I have a unique situation. I have been divorced for over a year two teenage boys. A few months ago a woman I met long ... Views: 23
Apart from choosing the right wedding photographer, you will also need to make sure that you have selected the right style for your album. You will probably feel a bit confused in the beginning because of the numerous options, which is why you can rely on the following guide to differentiate ... Views: 11
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: 22
Breaking up with someone who means a lot to you is hard to do. But you might have been given no option. Whether you are on the receiving end of being dumped or whether you caught your partner out with someone else, heartbreak sucks.
It can be very difficult to get over the pain of losing ... Views: 49
Friend: One who is attached to another by affection; one who entertains for another sentiments of esteem, respect and affection, which leads him/her to desire their company and to seek to promote their happiness and prosperity. Noah Webster - 1828 Dictionary
The first act of friendship is ... Views: 22
One day, “out of the blue,” when I was trying to find ways to help my clients, the idea of writing a list of Ten LoveCommandments came to mind.
My clients and research participants ask me many questions, and one of the most common one is: “How do I keep that spark alive with my partner?”
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It’s wonderful when you meet a person where the chemistry is great and the sparks fly. The challenge becomes, How can you keep this person in your life? For the problem is that a great sexual attraction doesn’t always turn into a lasting relationship. Over time, be it weeks or months, your ... Views: 16
Creating a lasting loving relationship requires that you are clear in your mind of what that looks like. You have the power to create the exact relationship you desire if you do the right things to make it happen.
The 5 Strategies for Creating a Lasting Relationship will help you move in the ... Views: 26
What is the secret of relationship happiness be in an intimidate relationship between a couple?
Both you and your partner need to be happy in yourself independent of each other. While the wish is that your partner will make you feel great about yourself, or on a long-term basis, the truth is, ... Views: 18
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: 21
With the holidays approaching, you may be looking for the perfect gift to give all of the important people in your life. But while shopping for your spouse or your children might be easy because they’ve been dropping hints for the last six months, it might be much more difficult for you to find ... Views: 12
While some women want to be mothers and go onto fulfil this need, there are others who have no interest in being a mother. They might end up channelling their nurturing abilities into another area of life instead.
However, just because a woman decides to be a mother, it doesn’t mean that she ... Views: 20
One of the most challenging tasks for parents is to avoid simply forcing patterns of behavior on their children by actually developing the character of their children. There is no easy formula for character development, but here are six steps a parent might consider taking:
Step 1: What Kind ... Views: 16
This question obviously applies mainly to people who have their own children, but can equally apply to people who as children are aware of their own upbringing, and can also apply to how an individual treats other people in his life who he effectively has some responsibility for, either at work ... Views: 16
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: 31
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: 22
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: 38
The jury is out on whether video games are safe for children. Experts agree, however, that too much time spent playing video games can be unhealthy for kids of all ages. In general, you should be worried if your child spends more than 30 hours a week playing video games or if other areas of his ... Views: 20
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Gossip - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
When we directly or indirectly participate in negative talk about others or gossip, we are not a match to divine love. Our choice to listen to, indulge, participate in, spread or instigate gossip or negative talk of any kind directed towards others causes an absolute breakdown of our ... Views: 26
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Oneness - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
For years on my spiritual path my teachers, friends and many awakened leaders would speak of a very abstract concept: Oneness. “We are all one…”, “We are all connected…, “The other person is you…”, blah, blah, blah. I got the point and I started to believe that indeed we were equals and not one ... Views: 22
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Letting Go - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
I’d like to discuss a popular concept in modern spirituality: “Letting Go”. This is the idea that we must release something that no longer serves us. In theory, “Letting Go” beholds within itself the necessary components for relief, moving on and healing. The reality is, that letting go is a ... Views: 26
“Our eyes are not viewers; they are also projectors that are running a second story over the picture that we see in front of us all the time. Fear is writing that script. Now fear is going to be a player in your life. You get to decide how much. You can spend your whole life imagining ghosts, ... Views: 34
“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: 32
When infidelity happens, it can literally feel like the earth has swallowed you up along with the carpet that has been ripped violently out from under you. Your world has changed. Everything you believed to be true is suddenly challenged in a way that you never thought possible when you married ... Views: 17
As I began to spiritually mature I noticed that I was really unhappy when I didn't get my own way. Needless to say, I spent a lot of time in a sour mood. Somebody suggested I let go and let God take over. At the time that didn't sound like a very good idea to me. Give up control???
What I now ... Views: 38
God wants to help you keep your word.
Bible Numbers 30:2 Around 1300 years before the birth of Jesus the leaders of the Israelite tribes were gathered before Moses prior to entering the promised land. Moses reminded the tribe leaders that God had kept his word and they were about to enter the ... Views: 29
The reality of how much time and thought you give to your family is of course in many ways a unique question that can only be answered by the individual themselves. The reason it is so important is because in a significant number of cases the amount of focus that an individual puts on the family ... Views: 34
I once attended a retreat on how to live with passion and fulfill one’s life’s work. The facilitator posed the question, “If money was not an issue, yet you had to work full-time, what would you do?” Answering this question was a turning point for me. Now - years later - I am doing much of what ... Views: 37
The divorce rate in the U.S. continues to hover around 50 percent and the dissolution incidence when one or both of the parties have been previously married is about 65 percent. This is a national travesty. The amount of emotional angst and money spent, not to mention the extent of trauma ... Views: 21
“Never idealise others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyse your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.”
- Leo F. Buscaglia
Reflections of Ourselves
Relationships are the most significant and nourishing ... Views: 28
As one of the most popular social networking sites online, Facebook provides you the opportunity to promote yourself, your site, your business, your events, and your clients.
Facebook, due to its social nature, creates a lot of opportunity to promote your products and services. However, this ... Views: 39
For years I held back, thinking success was for others but not for me. It wasn’t until I was willing to step out in a big way that things began to change. And change they did! I went from struggling day-in and day-out to having an abundance of money, business, and impact.
Not only had my fear ... Views: 38
What would life be like if you could decide moment by moment your state of mind? What if you could have complete control over your response to any situation life holds for you? What if you could live in the space of gratitude and appreciation regardless of the economy, loss, change or ... Views: 20
One of the most fascinating lies we tell ourselves is if we believe something to be true, right or so, it must be. The fact is, much of what we try to convince ourselves and others as true is often a matter of judgment based on ego. If something is happening that we simply don’t approve of, then ... Views: 26
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: 27
SENSUALITY! Do you have an idea of what sensuality entails, or what it means? Everyone has that smirk on their face, contemplating their last sexually fulfilled experience.
Wait, that may be partially true. However, are you sensual outside of the sexual realm? Are you confusion now?
Yes, ... Views: 34
What happen to those days where you would bat those luscious eyes or lick your lips just to grab his attention? Gentlemen, what about you? When was the last time you wrote that little love note expressing your deepest feelings for her? Perhaps even bought the little gift or flowers to show her ... Views: 21
Have you been contemplating having an affair? Not getting your needs met with your current partner? Chances are you are feeling ignored, not desired, not listened to, taken for granted, or not important. Perhaps you are craving a combination of these elements?
Typically both men and women who ... Views: 12
For the most part, I don't associate with people who difficult to get along with. Being a sole entrepreneur, I am not subjected to dealing with obnoxious coworkers, irate customers or demanding bosses (although I am tough to work for but fortunately I get along very well with myself). Socially, ... Views: 20
A little more than six months ago, I was training for a marathon as a power walker. During one of my longer workout sessions, I hit a pothole and instantly broke my ankle. I was literally stopped in my tracks. Knowing I would be laid up for a few weeks, I took the first few days to relax and ... Views: 22
A couple days ago I was listening to a CD by one of the most successful speakers in the industry. He has been around for many years and is considered one of the greats. He is also considered to be somewhat off the beaten path. As much as he is admired and respected by many, he is judged by just ... Views: 47
One of my favorite shows is - America\'s Got Talent. I really enjoy watching raw talent come up from the ranks. There\'s great talent and there\'s... well, let\'s just say, less than great. Week after week acts are eliminated until one stands victorious as the winner.
The mere fact that a ... Views: 18