At some point in our lives, most of us have experienced a relationship that was less than ideal. Heartache and disappointment may have followed broken promises and unkept pledges. Habit and fear might have fooled us into thinking we had no other options, that this is really all there is, all we really deserve.
When we’re in the thick of things, our emotions stretched almost to their limit, it can be difficult to step back and assess when enough really is enough. It’s so easy to continue holding out on the hope that things will somehow miraculously alter; that our partner will take the steps necessary in order to change; that he or she might somehow bring about the transformation that would at last make everything all right.
Yes, of course miracles do happen. And people can alter – you’ve probably seen that already, as your relationship gradually deteriorated – but if you are stuck in a bad situation where hope of real change has already evaporated, then maybe it’s time for you to finally grasp the nettle and move on. Don’t you
What you name as the qualities of a great relationship? When asked, men have named things like their truck, their wrench set and their easy chair. They also name people like their old college buddy, their co-worker or their brother. They describe these relationships as being easy, simple, rewarding and low maintenance. Women also named objects, things like an appliance, a killer pair of shoes, a cozy sweater. Women discuss having ideal relationships with old friends, favorite neighbors and family. The words women might use to explain what makes these relationships ideal are words like dependable, comfortable, reliable.
When I think about what I would consider an ideal relationship, I think about the bond I have with my dog. She’s pretty easy maintenance. She only needs to be fed twice a day, maybe walked once, she needs a blanket to sleep on, and she needs my love. She will never withhold her love from me no matter what kind of day she’s had. When I walk in the door at night I am the center
Possessiveness can be a bad habit for either partner, male or female. I’ll use the masculine pronoun here, just to make it easy to read. So, what is possessiveness in a relationship? A desire to dominate your mate, an attitude that says: nothing moves without my approval. To be possessive means to deny your companion his free space and to even get upset when he doesn’t do things the way you want them.
Recognizing a possessive companion is not always easy; the first months with a possessive partner can be romantic and pleasant. Firstly, they will show intensity in the relationship, usually being the initiators of activities or common time. They tend to commit at a fast pace and ask for the same; to accomplish all that, they come up with compliments about the beauty of their lover, romantic gestures and gifts. They love to spend a lot of time together.
Now there are 2 situations that have different approaches:
– You are the possessive one in the relationship
– Your partner displays a possessive behavior
1. If you are
There are situations in which you try to flirt with a man but failed badly. Of course, not all men are exactly the same. The guy you are interested in might not like you back, but there’s also an opportunity that you’re only doing a few things wrong. If it’s that’s the case, then you’ve got a few work to do. However, you still have to know stuff concerning how to be a good girlfriend even if you’re already in a relationship. If you wish your man to be crazy in love with you, then all you should do is remember these stuff.
Rule number one is to be genuine. No guys prefer to spend time with a pretender. Let the man know who you actually are and the stuff that interest you. One of the adorable stuff to say to your boyfriend is your pastimes and passion in life. Nearly all men prefer girls who are so enthusiastic about whatever they care the most. Decisiveness is one other quality that men wish to see in a girl. Sure, some guys like to be the ones making the decisions, but it’s more attractive if the man knows you’ve got
Every couple at some stage or another want to know how to make a relationship work better. We all face ups and downs in our relationship. During the difficult times you may look back and remember how happy you were when you first met your partner and wonder why you have relationship problems now.
Whether we notice it or not, almost everything evolves in stages. Our individual lives can be divided into stages as we grow older, go to school, start work and get involved in a serious long term relationship or even marriage. These particular stages can also evolve into stages within themselves as you progress in each one.
Our relationships are no different. There are five different stages of a relationship and you will have a better idea of how to make a relationship work once you recognize where you’ve been, where you are now and where you’re heading with your partner.
1. The Rose Colored Glasses Stage.
The first stage of a relationship is probably the most liked for people. It is often referred to as the Rose Coloured Glasses Stage because everything looks rosy. You’re totally in love with your partner and he or she can do no
The role of what it means to be a mother, parent, and worker is evolving. The new modern American family is learning that we need to juggle work and family in order to survive. It is now becoming much more politically correct to have more-involved fathers and also less-overburdened mothers in parenting and household efforts.
So as working mom numbers continue to increase it will only be a matter of time before all working people will be equally responsible for both income generation and household chores. This is wonderful news! Proud Working Moms, let’s begin paving the way. We must teach our companions what it means to be a real partner.
List your responsibilities: A good first step is to keep a one-week log of everything you do around the house and for your family. Have your partner do the same. Then compare your lists.
How do you each feel about the items on your list?Do you feel you operate from a partnership position? Are there things that jump out at you that could be more evenly shared? Is there any task you intensely dislike? Is there anything your partner is doing that you could take on?
This exercise can be eye-opening.
When you learn you have been cheated on and betrayed by the person you loved more than anything in this world, granting forgiving them will certainly be a hard thing to do, and forgetting: not possible! This person who you trusted, who spoke their vows to you, broke each of the promises they made on your wedding day. You really feel alone. You feel embarrassed, angry, anxious and resentful. Above all else, you would like things to be the way they were, the loving relationship you had before the affair. Before they cheated you cherished one another deeply, and had a terrific marriage. At this point you would like to rebuild everything you had, however you do not think there’s any way that you’ll be able to forgive your spouse. The hurt simply goes far too deep. The belief you had before in your spouse is completely wiped out. You realize you should forgive your spouse, however you think that if you do they may cheat on you yet again, and you just don’t think that you could survive that. The very thought of experiencing this all over again is much more than you can consider.
Relationships are difficult. You probably know that. It takes a lot of work to make a relationship go smoothly. It may feel as if life is a consistent roller-coaster of obstacles and arguments, followed by those long silences that drag on and on. When life finally settles, you find yourself looking at each other and thinking ‘is this it?’This is what often happens when routine sets in or the lull after the storm occurs. But maybe, in the corner of your mind, the words relationship counselling goes round and round. You don’t want to acknowledge it, but, in your heart of hearts, you feel that you need help.
For many couples getting to the crux of the problems is difficult. There is no communication between you, tempers are frayed or, one of you finds it difficult to talk over the problems. It is as if saying it, makes it real, brings the problems to life – well and truly visible to the world. Whether you have been together only a short time, or together for years, sometimes life chips away at the foundations of a relationship and cracks appear. It doesn’t mean it’s over, it may just mean you
There are many reasons as to why we like to have relationships. Being in a healthy relationship and being close to someone means we can share our life with them; this makes us feel loved cherished, and appreciated. It is also great for our mind, body and soul. The purpose of having a relationship is so that we can express love and be loved back. It is also a great way to have company, be around someone who can share our beliefs and motivate us. There are many other reasons why happy and successful relationships are wonderful to have; we all need a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to and to be looked after.
A relationship does not only have to be with a husband or wife, girlfriend or boyfriend. It can also be between family, friends, co-workers and even pets! We all experience relationship problems and issues at some point in our lives. Many of us have had unsuccessful relationships which have only made us stronger and more able to choose a better partner for ourselves, or deal with situations differently. Mistakes are lessons learned and we always have the opportunity to grow and become a
We are all so busy with everything going on in our lives that you can often feel that you and you partner are drifting apart and that you need to fix your relationship to get it back on track. You find yourselves snapping and moaning at each other over things that would not have bothered you when you first met.
To fix your relationship there are some issues that are worth fighting over. For example if your partner is cheating or lies to you about something. But many issues are not worth fighting over and will not repair a relationship if you keep clashing about these things on a regular basis. Here are 5 issues to avoid:
1. Fighting Over Housework and Chores.
We all know that everybody ought to do their fair share of work, but battling over domestic chores will not fix your relationship problems as you’ll both start to feel unappreciated. Try to acknowledge the fact that your house may never be as perfect like the homes shown in lifestyle magazines. Don’t forget that your relationship with your partner is worth far more than an extremely tidy house. All things considered,
There is a popular misconception that love and romantic affairs are for the young. In fact, even if you are 50 or older, you have excellent chances to find your life partner and get married. If you have lost your husband/wife or failed to create long-lasting relationships, it is not the reason to lose heart and live a solitary life. Life is full of surprises and can be bright and interesting if you are ready to open your heart to new relationships. You never know when it is the best time for creating a family, thus it is never late looking for your perfect match.
Do not get upset if you are ashamed to make new acquaintances in public places, as in the era of the Internet you can socialize with people without leaving the comfort of your room. The best way to meet new people is to register with a dating site. Online dating is very convenient and gives excellent chances for finding a twin soul and breaking solitude.
There are many websites created specifically for senior people, however not all of them are alike. In fact, only a few out of this huge amount are big and trusted.
Is you relationship with your man struggling because he is afraid of commitment? Understanding men in relationships can be a difficult so here are some factors as to why your man may be anxious about committing to a relationship with you.
Is There Someone Else?
This is a most serious situation when understanding men in relationships but it may be possible that he has someone else in his thoughts, which makes him mixed up about what type of future he wants with you. Also, if he is in a new relationship with you, he still may not be over his ex-partner.
Has He Got A Lot Going On?
Understanding what men want from a relationship is challenging when he has a lot going on with his work, close relatives, and buddies. If he has got a lot going on, your relationship with him may only start to work the way you want it when he has got everything else sorted.
Are His Friends In Serious Relationships?
Often a guy may not have want to be the first one out of his buddies to commit to a serious relationship as he might feel that he will miss out on the hobbies and interests that he
Whether you are planning a proposal or just want to do something special for the girl in your life, finding the perfect way to present a gift is just as important as the gift its self. Even if you have a small budget, finding a nice piece of jewelry and presenting it in a thoughtful way can leave a lasting impression your lady will remember forever. The truth is, many women would rather get a small sentimental piece of jewelry given to them in a way that is unique and thought out rather than something expensive given in a casual and less thoughtful way. Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of the jewelry you are planning to give to your girlfriend or wife on the next special occasion.
Do not be afraid of tradition. With Valentine’s Day coming up, many girls say they are not interested in traditional gifts like flowers and chocolates, but if you show up at their door, or come home from work with these items, they are sure to melt any girl’s heart. If you are planning to go this route, skip the bad wrapping job and just tie the
If you want to get back lost love or win back your boyfriend, it is important to remember not to appear needy or desperate; doing so will simply create more distance by pushing him away. Instead, your approach should be to work to get back what you have lost by taking the necessary steps, even if that means toughening up. You should be prepared to make some sacrifices along the way and to work hard, but the end result will be a much closer connection with the boyfriend that you feared you had lost for good.
Firstly, take the time to think things through carefully, before even thinking about calling your ex boyfriend with a view to getting back together. If you are an emotional mess and you try to communicate with him, it will almost certainly have the effect of putting an even greater strain on what is already a fragile relationship. Reflecting on why things turned out the way they did and what you could have done differently is a much better approach.
You are better able to find yourself by indulging in this self reflection, and trying to figure out his wants and needs, as well as
Let’s face it, breaking up with somebody is one of the hardest things to get through. It happens to all of us at one point in time. For some, it may be more than once. Either way, we all have to figure out just how to cope with the break up. It is not easy, but we always end up getting through it. You just have to figure out what is the best way you can deal with it. To give a little insight in how to cope with a break up better and a little easier, here are a few tips.
TIP # 1: No Sad Music
Sad music will just make things much worse. Especially if it was “your song” together. Hearing sad songs will automatically make you think of the person you broke up with. Besides, you should do everything to avoid thinking about him or her.
TIP # 2: Lose Their Number
Take their phone number out of your phone. This leads to temptation to call them constantly, when you have their number. If you take it out of your phone, then you can’t ever call them again. Chances are you never memorized their number because our phones
Here the most common mistakes men make with women during the early stages of dating and beyond. I am not going to pull any punches in this article. Anything less would be a disservice to you as this information could make a real difference in your relationships.
Spend a huge amount of money on the first date.
This is one of the most common mistakes. There’s a number of reasons why this is a bad idea. (1.) You don’t know if you’re ever going to see her again after the first date. You may find that you don’t like her or that there’s no chemistry once you’ve had an opportunity to get to know her. Or she may not like you. If any of these things is the outcome, and it frequently is on the first date, you’ve wasted a huge sum of money. (2.) You can find out a lot about a woman by deliberately spending a small amount of money on the first date. If she appears to enjoy your company regardless of where you go, then she’s a woman who doesn’t expect or demand to be taken to expensive places. If she does, I guarantee you that
It happens all the time, men and women connect eyesight and butterflies start to flutter and nothing comes of it. There is just something that goes awry, and that can be heart wrenching for some. If you have ever been in a situation like this, or one where you’re stuck in the friend zone with someone, it’s important to figure out a few things that will help you get the guy, the right way. Too many times women assume that it is very difficult to get a man, but it is actually a lot easier than you might think. The process involves you opening up and being honest in a way that is not often seen. You’ll also need to pay attention to a few tips and tricks.
First and foremost, you’ll need to avoid having sex with him sooner than later. This is one of the biggest mistakes that women make about getting the right guy to stay. If he is not willing to wait for a short time, than they are not the one. There is no predetermined waiting period, but it’s definitely not something that you should rush in for. Trust your instincts care and let
If you do a search online for the term relationship advice, you will be hit with a flood of different options that all seem feasible but will often have mixed results. To avoid the issues that come with this, it is important to look into a variety of things that will help you move forward with any relationship the easy way. There are some very distinct options that you can utilize in today’s modern times to ensure that what you’re doing keeps you on a good path towards improving the life that you and your loved one have. The following is simple advice that you can take with you, try today and the rest of your life and will be favorable overall.
First and foremost, you will need to always be working on your appearance. This is something that most people don’t think about. Sometimes it’s easier to just get into a routine than it is to continually hit the gym and work on the body, make up, hair, and more. Looking good is going to not only keep him interested, but it will make you feel your best as well. You need to feel good about yourself or
Do you ever feel like it is time to change your man? Or perhaps you are noticing that more and more you find yourself nitpicking at him?
Before you jump down his throat it is important to examine whether or not he has changed from the time you first met.
From our experience and upon closer examination and countless discussions with our female audience, we find that the very men women are attempting to change are in fact still the same men when they first met and fell in love with them.
So why suddenly the ambition to change your man? And into what or whom would you like him to change into?
After closer examination and many interviews it becomes apparent that men’s behaviors stay relatively identical to what they were when they first met, however, the romance and the newness of the relationship may have faded a bit. The effect of this reality gives the woman the impression that his love for her has ceased or diminished somewhat.
So ladies, here are some of awesome tips to help you with this seeming dilemma:
Tip 1: Every man has a different opinion and viewpoint of what makes a great lady for him. When
We all deserve happiness and if finding true love is still what is making your heart go pitter patter, then read on!
Finding True Love Tip #1: Let go of the past
Before you even think about engaging in a new relationship it is really important to resolve your past. Finding new love only to bring in all the negativity and heartbreaks from the past is a sure way to prematurely end your new relationship. Leave the past where it belongs – in the past.
Finding True Love Tip #2: Your new love most likely won’t come knocking on your front door
Unless he’s the mailman or delivery gal. We can’t tell you how important it is to get out there and meet new people. Take a class, tell your friends that you’re ready and available to date and to let you know if they can think of someone. When you’re invited to parties, say yes and go just to show the universe that you’re seriously ready.
Finding True Love Tip #3: Remain open minded
In our younger years perhaps we chased after a list that sounded something like this: “tall, dark and handsome.” Or perhaps like this: “blonde hair, long