While we don't know what was in Søren or Regine's bag, below are a few suggestions regarding what your bag might reveal about your existential lifestyle.
Apparently, Sean had one thing on his mind, and it wasn't a subject with any emotional substance. After all, our courtship was just 24 hours old, and he already wanted to have phone sex.
The key to Cinderella's happiness was that she never allowed all that she lost and all those who mistreated her to define her. She never closed her heart to love. She never felt entitled to more than anyone else had. She didn't strive to be the prettiest girl in the room. She didn't want to stick it to her wicked stepmother and stepsisters.
Even now, days later, I find myself considering Riley and her emotions. I think about the end of the movie when she finally opened up to her parents about how she felt. Instead of her parents simply telling her to be happy -- what most of us are told -- they said they feel the same way.
At the start of 2014, my life imploded. After countless efforts to work through issues in my marriage, I finally had to admit: I wasn't going to have my happily-ever-after in my present situation.
If your boyfriend isn't the touchy-feely type, in his own way, he'll be affectionate with you. He'll never push you away. When you're lying around watching TV, all you want to do is cuddle, so you lay on him and he'll put his arm around you because he loves when you're that close to him.
After over 10 years of being in the trenches with couples, I have realized that most people don't clearly understand what it means to be married or what is involved.
How can you have two of your most serious marital problems BEFORE you're married? Now you're also probably worried. After all, there are so many problems in a marriage, it's very difficult to have a successful one, especially if you really are looking for ever after. Now there's something else to worry about?
Our dynamics -- solitary or relational -- can be an opportunity for self discovery. We can view every encounter as a mirror through which to discover ...
You might think that all foster parents are bad people. You might think that all foster parents are in it for the money. You might think that all foster parents don't care about the children in their homes. I am not that kind of foster parent.
For myself, this breakthrough of bringing my genuine sadness to my children about hurtful tendencies I notice between them, and powerfully inviting them to embody, enact and extend authentic generosity to one another and the world around them, is one I will continue to learn from!
How's your relationship? Remember when you first started dating your significant other? Just being around them made you feel giddy. You wanted nothing...
If you're seeing multiple warning signs or a progressive pattern develop, you should be concerned. Be wise, trust your instincts, and protect yourself. If something doesn't sound or feel right, do what's best for you and keep yourself safe.
One night while clicking through hundreds of channels of crap, I unclenched the remote to stare at faded footage from a 34-year-old concert in New York City, as the song, "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" lulled me back to a Saturday in September when Simon & Garfunkel performed a free concert on the great lawn in Central Park.
They say that if you really love something, you need to let it go. If it comes back to you, it is yours to keep. But if it doesn't, it was never meant to be. That's how I know my decision to leave was the best one for me.
Married people often want their spouse to be different, and to do more things the way they do. But people are different and make different choices. Some people prefer to take the highway, while others prefer backroads.