For those hopeless romantics, including myself, here is a parting message: Stay strong and firm in your beliefs. Don't give yourself too much to into the digital footprint as you start dating. If you do, there is nothing else more to give or to leave as a surprise when you do meet the one.
One rainy evening in early October 2007, on a winding residential street in Budapest, Hungary, I got lost. I pulled out my notebook, squinting at the greying street signs as I tried to decipher something about my location.
It's a question that every person going through divorce asks: How Do I Get Over this Hurt? They ask their friends, their family, their therapist, even themselves. They also ask me. And here is how I answer.
What past resentments do you still need to let go and heal from? What actions can you take or plans that you can make to better love yourself? How can you start having more fun in your life today? Share your answers in the comments below!
While we all have qualities that aren't entirely attractive, first we have to be drawn enough to someone to give things a try and find out what's really on the inside. So where's the line between charmingly genuine and off-puttingly oversharing? Here are a few guidelines to keep in mind.
The positive news is that it doesn't actually take that much time to rekindle feelings of closeness. But it does take intentionality and commitment to taking a small amount of time each day to maintain or rebuild your connection.
AMBIVALENCE IS RARELY, if ever, cast as a positive attribute in our culture. It's associated with indecision, a lack of commitment, weakness.
Decades ago, cancer patients were viewed with fear, but fortunately society shifted to empathy. Isn't it time we shifted to embrace families transitioning through divorce with the same love, support and financial help?
Attracting love is far easier than we're led to believe. One way to jump-start the process of attracting love is to be aware of what lies in our here and now, while being in tune with ourselves.
This was not the first time I'd been accosted by a straight woman wanting me to be her shopping pal, nor was it the first time I'd been told how oh-so-fabulous I, as a gay man, would make a straight woman's life.
There's no doubt that sex is incredibly important to a good, healthy marriage, but man cannot live on lust fulfillment alone. Building your marriage on sex is like building it on the Louisiana bog of Naked and Afraid. It's bound to sink and someone's bound to be killed by a water mocassin.
For those who have not experienced it first hand, divorce may seem like an unlikely starting place to change the world. But those of us who deal with divorce every day know differently: divorce touches so many families, we must not only disrupt it, we must fix it.
While this breakup is going to be a difficult journey, and while I still care for and love my ex-boyfriend, the best part is that, now, I have all the time in the world to myself. I'm free of wanting. And I'm free of waiting.
With the economic pressures of current times, we can't deny that more and more households are dual-income. Combine that with the fact that younger people are marrying later, and we're seeing a shift in the traditional male role. More men are making purchases than ever before.
Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.
Why do men and women relate so differently to their same-sex friends? Experts who have studied this area have a few theories.