As someone who has been in the same relationship for 18 years, I often get asked for dating advice. Over the years, I have developed the dating commandments which I share with friends as they pursue new promising relationships.
You're a single, professional woman, and you'd like to find a long-term partner. On the surface, you'd think that finding a mutually rewarding and healthy relationship would be easy, but we all know it is not, and here's why
I always tell my clients who are challenging themselves to connect with others and date like never before -- if you feel uncomfortable, that's a good sign! That discomfort is where the magic lies. And besides, it won't feel uncomfortable for long. And when you find love, it will have been well worth it!
These days, even finding an online hook-up takes too long.
I'm convinced we need to live life with intention or we will miss the daily beauty that surrounds us. What does living intentionally mean? And most important how do we do it? For me I am still learning how to take it all in but I do know a few steps that are helping me get there.
Miranda's husband James wasn't an obvious alcoholic, but he drank too much at parties and could get out of control. So she made him stop, and quitting the booze had benefits for both of them (names have been changed), including the bedroom.
I used to tell my clients that divorce is a death of sorts. I didn't know that from experience but through watching former clients suffer and rebuild their lives. Now I firmly feel it personally. Today my own divorce was finalized.
It didn't work. That's too bad. But it doesn't indicate you are fundamentally flawed, nor that everyone of the opposite gender is defective. It simply means that in this instance, things didn't work out.
For those of us wishing for a happy ending finale next week or at least an easy landing, it looks as if it is not to be, featuring a funeral finale, minus Don, most likely.
When a spouse leaves, it can seem almost impossible to imagine being happy again someday. In one woman's case, her husband has taken her youth and your innocence, and she really doesn't know what life is like without him. It's very traumatizing and will have an affect on her forever.
Part II of this series ended with the following question from an attorney colleague on the listserv for the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...
Always, always give yourself credit for all that you do, all that you are, including your children's loving mom.
For some people, "sacred sexuality" is an oxymoron, an inherent contradiction in terms. And it's no wonder, given humanity's religiously-inspired hist...
While "lean in" and "keep an open mind" can be great bits of advice in many walks of life, where relationships are concerned sometimes a bit of negativity is the more positive choice. Here are ten times the power-call answer is often a strong, uncompromising "no."
Men: Listen up. A lot of you need help in the letter writing department. My husband is actually pretty good at it, but I've dated a lot of you and sat...
Sometimes it can be difficult to spot the signs that your relationship is over. Maybe things aren't as good as they used to be. Perhaps one of you has been unhappy recently and you can't figure out why. Here are 10 signs that your relationship is over.