So as you move into the holidays, I invite you to stay focused on your ultimate freedom. Notice the effect stress has on your life. Stop when you feel stress taking over and breathe slowly and deeply until you feel free again.
I'm not saying you definitely shouldn't have a daily slap-and-tickle session with your partner. I don't know you. Why would I give you that kind of advice? This is probably a conversation you should have with the person you plan on slapping and tickling.
Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.
I just want you to know that if your mind is constantly thinking about whether you should stay or go, your heart probably isn't 100% in it. And if your heart isn't in your relationship, where is it?
Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.
If there is one and only one certainty in the brutality of a bad divorce, it's that you need a support system in place to make it to the other side in one piece.
Butterflies did somersaults in my stomach whenever I received a new message from him. From my own judgment of him as "partier/not looking for anything serious" to "sweetheart, genuine and 'maybe this could be something'." It was such a surprise.
Annette Marie Westwood's unconventional healing methods have attracted the attention of reality television programmers including the Oxygen Network. While she listens to offers, she continues working with her, so far, all female clientele and searching for upscale LA venues that might want to host sendoffs for cheaters.
It would appear, based on Rotter's careful and peer-reviewed research, that it pays to be trusting: to believe that others can be taken at their word (unless you have proof to the contrary).
You should date, and let your kids know about it. Denying your sexuality and need for romantic connection sets a bad example for your children and thrusts too much responsibility on them to care for your emotional needs now, and physical and financial needs in the future.
Have you ever been cheated on? I have. It's one of the most gut-wrenching experiences to go through. When someone you love and trust does something horrendous, like have an affair that causes your marriage or relationship to implode, understand that you may never get an apology.
I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients.
Why do American filmmakers continue to moralize and lecture where women who love hot, adventurous sex are concerned? Can't women just enjoy adventurous sex, including with multiple partners, if she chooses, without the judgment?
I recently heard of a few couples in my age group throwing in the towel on their marriage. None of these couples broke up due to abuse, infidelity, or anything that would automatically spell divorce, but rather it was a general malaise in the marriage.
The truth is that despite the best of efforts, there will always be people we just aren't meant to win over. Some people will never see past our mistakes. Some people will never stop doubting us. Some people will never be happy with us, and that's OK.