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Self-Awareness: A Powerful Tool for Change

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

As much as it seems like we should all be able to assess our actions, an astonishing number of people go through life and relationships without any idea how their own behavior can impact their decisions, relationships and ultimately, their happiness.

Beauty of Belonging

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

If we think of beauty as the heart rejoicing in what it senses and feels, then there can be a vast amount of beauty in our experience of authentic bel...

40 Reasons Why You're Stuck and How to Get Unstuck

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

Alone or together, these items create havoc in our ability to let go, move on or do what we want!

Invocation About Not Settling

Bo Kitty | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Bo Kitty

I am using this invocation as a modern-day prayer a call to the Galaxy, to not settle for anything less than amazing.

How to Avoid Settling

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 05.28.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

Being open to people you would not normally consider your "type" can be a liberating experience. Commit to getting to know someone based more on your must-haves and deal breakers than on a list of expectations that may not be based on what really matters.

The Two Biggest Dating Mistakes People Make

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

I have said this many times, and I address it in my book (Sweeten the Deal) ad nauseum, I was a one date wonder, and I was okay with it. Many of my f...

Why You Should Love Yourself Enough To Walk Away Instead Of Settling

Unwritten | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women

Love, or what I thought was love at the time, foolishly blinded me. Don't get me wrong; I knew I deserved better, but I didn't know if I'd ever find it.

6 Reasons You're Stuck In A Rut (And What To Do About It)

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Life is about connection, expansion, joy, abundance, and love. It's about fulfilling our calling and becoming more of our true selves and I assure you, you were meant for more than the lackluster life you have been living. It's time to shake things up starting now.

5 Ways to Stop Getting in Your Own Way

Jami Young | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
Jami Young

Constantly defending and justifying your dreams and desires is not only exhausting, but also counterproductive and unhealthy. Take the time to actively seek out like-minded people who will acknowledge, affirm and celebrate your audacious goals.

Why You May Just Have To 'Settle' When Seeking A Relationship After 50

Joe Seldner | Posted 01.12.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

When you are over 50, especially well over 50, time is perhaps your most precious asset. No one wants to squander it. It makes us older folks nervous to think about spending six months, a year, five years, in a relationship only to have it not work. What the hell do we do then?

The Top 10 Ways Women Settle for Low-Fat Love

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

In all areas of life women often settle for less. I think of this as a low-fat version of love, including self-love, by substituting what we really want for what we think we can get and then trying to pretend we're more satisfied than we are.

5 Signs You Might Be Settling

James Michael Sama | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
James Michael Sama

Nobody should ever have to settle for less than they deserve just for the sake of being with someone. The problem these days is, sometimes mistreatment or "good enough I guess" is seen as normal and acceptable. It's time to raise your standards.

Study Finds Why People Stay In Bad Relationships

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

Are you scared of being alone forever? You're not the only one -- and it could be affecting your love life. A new study published in The Journal of...

6 Questions Your Future Self Would Ask You Right Now

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

If you were to take a mental field trip and visit your future self, the one who is no longer struggling with the situation that is currently causing you the most stress, what advice would he or she give you?

I Don't Want a Man, Give Me a Prince

Kate Gale | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Kate Gale

We want a man who has the class, taste and style of a gay man, the masculinity and romantic idiocy of a Greek man who would fight for Troy and the charm, wit and panache of a prince.

Settling vs. Settling Down

Amanda Slavin | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

If you are anchored to yourself, your priorities and the people you love, no matter where life takes you, you are home, and that is an idea I feel very settling.

12 Ways To Know You've Found 'The One'

Sheryl Paul | Posted 11.10.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

That guy -- the perfect package, the one who's ambitious and emotionally articulate and gorgeous -- doesn't actually exist. And if he happens to embody all three of those qualities, I guarantee you that he has other "imperfections".

How To Know If You're 'Settling' For Your Mate

Sheryl Paul | Posted 10.21.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

Because we're poorly educated about transitions in our culture, we mistake the fear for doubt and thus begins a scary domino effect of believing that we're in the wrong relationship. The message is: If you're doubting, you must be settling.

The Real Reason You Aren't Finding Love

Marnie Nir | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women
Marnie Nir

Yep, you are the only common denominator in all the men/women you've dated. You pick 'em. You attract 'em. You date 'em. Hell, many of you even marry 'em.

The Real, Real Reason Women Are Staying Single

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When we're told that we can have it all, that everything is on the table, why would we ever commit to anything? Even if we know we love the thing to which we're committing, we can't help but wonder about all the things we didn't choose.

In 4,000 Word Story on Marriage Education, Washington Post Only Quotes True Believers

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

Have you read The Marriage Myth story in the Washington Post? The subtitle of reporter Ellen McCarthy's article is "Why do so many couples divorce? Ma...

Should You Marry that Rude, Stinky, Creepy Person Since You're Not Perfect Either?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time, a reporter for a major magazine declared, in all seriousness, that women should just get married already - even if it means settling...

When Is It Settling?

Jeannie Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeannie Ralston

Many times in my 16-year marriage, I've wondered where the line is between settling and accepting.