Before you date, know and love yourself first. Get your life together. Do not go into dating expecting someone to take care of your emotional welfare. Your emotions will always, first and foremost, be your job. You must look out for yourself first and not expect someone else to do it.
Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.
Moses had an anger problem. Actually, his anger got him into trouble on more than one occasion. No, not for hitting a woman; we have no record of him ever doing so, but for allowing his anger to turn into murder on one occasion and disobedience to God on another.
Passion is a powerful thing and by embracing, sharing and asking others about it we create a domino effect that could lead to a better and more open world. Be proud of who you are, what you're passionate about and share it. I promise you won't regret it and we'd love to hear about it!
It comes down to expectations. If we think the person we pair with is supposed to read our minds and hearts and always understand us so that we shall live in perfect accord at all times, how can we not be disappointed when life and human nature get in the way?
Usually, first dates are a casual attempt to get to know each other a little better (and have fun doing it), and that boils down to asking lots of questions. Here are five questions you should definitely ask on a first date:
A woman who is fulfilled loves herself. She makes sure she fills her cup first because she is aware to give and receive in this world she has to be full and come from a place of knowing her worth. She is both practical and spiritual.
Most of the time, I stayed for a quick story and was glad I did. But now I look back and miss the Skunk and the Dinosaur, and I kick myself for not fully appreciating the stories at the time.
I'm on my own for this one. I walked in 'eyes wide shut' as they say. Knowing, seeing, being told, 'This one is not for you,' and going for it anyway. And five or six breakups later, it's hard to count them now, I'm finally sober enough to admit my problem.
To those struggling with divorce: Be patient with yourself and to have hope. There is a lot of good that can come out of a divorce. I am so grateful to be out of that awful gloom and into the bright light of awareness. I am truly so happy. Who would have known?
Is an instant spark a sign it's meant to be? Or merely a sign of strong chemistry and, perhaps, little more?
In focusing on the positive aspects of what has worked in the past, you might be able to focus your attention there. Looking for the positive as opposed to looking out to avoid the negative. Here are the three essential elements of love, in my experience thus far:
I'm prepared to throw a large majority of men under the bus here, although not Clint Eastwood or my grandfather. So there are of course exceptions.
What if a romantic partner treats you badly? Depending on your alternatives, it may be time to abandon the relationship, and "tuck away" for the future what you've learned about the traits you seek and the characteristics you know you can't accept.
We all have recovery rituals that we go through after an emotional argument with our partner. Some people turn up the tunes and drive to their favorite spot for some alone time, some call a best friend to vent, while others cool their jets with some heated make-up sex.
What is it that makes us want to date certain people and friend-zone others? If we're cool with the benefits portion, why not go all the way and make it official? Where (and why) does the line between friendship and romance get drawn?