When you get married, you are psyched for so many reasons. You are finally with your one-and-only, forever. You've got a partner in crime. It's you and your spouse against the world. You've got each other's backs, you're best friends. Shall we go on? Oh, yeah. One more. You'll never be lonely. Uh, not so fast on that last one.
I have eliminated escorts and adult dating from my enquiry into online dating. Despite not having had sex for six years, I'm going after something a bit more vanilla. But how to decide among the bewildering array of websites?
Enter uncertainty, that confusing, charged state that keeps us on our toes -- which, it turns out, can be a pretty good start to a budding romance. It even has a supporting role to play in long-term relationships, and in life. So how can you use uncertainty (without abusing it)?
Relationship, in all its many forms, is sacred, exquisite, essential, mysterious -- and oftentimes messy, troubled, loaded and charged. Whether we a...
What if instead of being worried about what could go wrong with the conversation, or whether my partner would be interested in doing any of the things that appeal to me, what if I could just give myself permission to think deeply about what I really wanted, and then actually say it out loud?
There are some key concepts that are beneficial to keep in mind so that we can avoid falling subject to a lot of extra stress and despair that are only going to make things worse then better. Here are four things to keep in mind when healing after divorce or a breakup.
Romantic loving is, for Simone de Beauvoir, existentially dangerous. Romantic relationships can be such intoxicating experiences that lovers get lost in euphoria. Authentic loving, according to Beauvoir, needs to overcome such traps.
For decades, I bowed to the assumption that I was less of a woman because of my faulty reproductive organs. Even after our family was complete, I bought into the stigma that I would abandon my femininity if I had a hysterectomy.
Men expose our real feelings after sex. It's a beautiful thing to make love to someone. It's beautiful to look them in their eyes deeply, to hear them confess how they feel about you. But if you've ever been with "Mr. I Love You During Sex" here's the truth...
I am nine months into marriage and already have regrets. I do not regret my choice of partner, or our choice to get married, but do regret who I was prior to marriage and what I did (or didn't do) when I was single.
I have been with my romantic comrade, Alex, for 4 ½ years. I would say around two years ago we both inwardly realized and outwardly vocalized that we were each other's "last stop" on the dating train.
I have heard stories from clients that included a near-death experience, a parent's death, or the loss of a job that triggered a person to realize that things in their life had to change.
Humans have underlying insecurities and fears that can easily alter one's best intentions when "telling all." What was intended as an honestly stated and understandable scenario can quickly turn into something harmful when shared at the wrong time or under the wrong conditions.
I know you -- the heartbroken. I've been there recently, and plenty before. I know you better than you think I do. I know heartbreak as well as I know the taste of the ocean in my tears and the way my breath gets stuck in my heart instead of my throat. I know you'd assume I would say that I wish I didn't.
The only thing I care about is: Are you embracing and expressing the unique flavor of your own masculinity? That's the real question.
The promise of sex, before you lost your virginity, before you lost a decade of your life hurting yourself and letting the people you love hurt you, was simple: sex feels good. The promise was a lie.