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?
Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.
Online dating provides great opportunities for those looking for a relationship, but there are some things to avoid including on your dating profile.
Whether it's an introduction from a friend, a dating website or a happenstance meeting in a coffee shop... the more you know about yourself the better your chances of finding a great match.
I'm a big believer in finding a good match, and that certain things, like mutual attraction and a shared sense of humor, can't be forced. But in that search for a partner, new research suggests we shouldn't get too mesmerized by this idea of "the one."
In my relationships, I tend to approach things like a sprinter (or runner). And I'm tired of the long recovery periods.
I am admired and sought after for my cybersleuthing skills. I am a cybersleuthing legend. But today, I officially lay down my mouse, and admit that I have a problem. Yes, today I must announce that I am hanging up my cybersleuthing ways forever.
A guy friend of mine recently told me that you shouldn't breakup with your mate in the winter, as it's cold outside and no one wants to be lonely when it's chilly.
As you focus on yourself, you learn to love yourself. When you love yourself you become that elegant, confident, graceful, desirable woman who commands the right kind of attention and praise. Why? Because people can feel you have it together inside and out.
You would be surprised how painful sexual rejection is for men. Often, I see couples in which the man still remembers and is hurt by a sexual rejection occurring even years ago, at the start of the relationship.
Joy has got to be the biggest turn on there is. You can feel it when someone enters a room and they are glowing with their own inner happiness. If you've got the joy to reflect it back to them, then perhaps you are both on your way to joy in life and joy in the bedroom.
It has been several months since the move and that wedge has become the center of our cozy, little apartment. I look back and can't quite figure out what all the angst was about. I had ascribed so much meaning to that couch, but, in the end, it really didn't matter.
I'm a professional development coach, and I know that people can't be forced to change. They can be encouraged and helped to feel safe and confident enough to make changes that they feel ready for, but thanks to this crazy thing called "free will," people cannot be forced to do what you want!