The feminists have had their say over the years, and most men got the message: It's not okay to objectify females, to speak to them as if there is a microphone nestled between their breasts, or to act as if young women in miniskirts and revealing halter tops are the least bit interesting to us unless they also happen to be carrying a copy of Goethe's Faust.
Since 2000, with the increase in Internet use, there is an increase in extramarital lost love affairs reported to this researcher. Half of lost love research participants described their marriages as happy, so they did not expect feelings for a lost love to return. Now they have a choice to make.
Many love songs speak about the lover's wish to be with the beloved "always" or "all the time." This wish can express two different desires: (a) wanting to be with the beloved for the rest of one's life, and (b) wanting to be with the beloved every day as much as possible. The second wish, which underlies deep love, is more rare and profound.
Two of the most destructive thoughts women hold are, "I can do this myself" and "I don't have time for personal growth." Success can be so much easier when you find other like-minded women and build your Positive Conspiracies for Change. This post will get you started on a quicker path to success.
Sympathetic as your girlfriend may have been to your infertility struggles, now that she is pregnant you know your relationship is facing some unanticipated twists and turns. Both of you will need to recognize the imbalance you are facing, as she is potentially experiencing joy and ambivalence and you are feeling envy, envy and more envy.
Who among us hasn't been a real jerk on occasion? As Robert Sutton points out in Good Boss, Bad Boss, if you can identify the triggers of your unpleasant behavior, and become aware of their influence on you, you too can effectively squelch your inner a**hole.
I was sitting with a friend in the Gryphon Tea Room yesterday, having scones and orange pekoe tea, when she said something that stunned me. She said, "When you're divorced, it you dig deep enough, there's always that tender spot."
A documented strength of African American families is their close kinship ties that provide safe harbor from the racist seas of the dominant culture. Loving, strong families can buffer the impacts of oppression on its members. So for gay and lesbian youth who are black, the thought of losing this vital resource is particularly devastating.
#1 There will be one disagreement in your marriage that will never be resolved--and you will never agree on what it is! The earlier you identify and accept it, the better. Encourage your partner to do the same with his or her complaint.
I'm a young minded person and get along with mostly every one. I have a 24-year-old daughter of my own so I made sure to never put my two cents in when this friend would talk about her relationship with her fiancé.
Does Blaming Work? To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so. (Unknown)Blaming others. It can be terribly tempting. And convenient, too. . . .
Popular media fuel stereotypes about mental illness and dangerousness, because that is how they generally are portrayed on the screen. Our fear of mentally ill people also stems from our own inability to communicate with them and our lack of knowledge about mental illness. Learn how to better communicate with people who may have a mental illness.
Social relationships, by their very nature, are transactional. They are richly imbued with nuance, color and tone. Relationships engaged in the various theaters of social media lack these characteristics because social media introduces two parallel and paradoxical elements - false intimacy and social distance.