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Friday Flashback: Being True to Yourself is Good for Her

Friday Flashback: Being True to Yourself is Good for Her
While this study was done on college age dating couples, some of the findings are certainly relevant to a wider group – including married folks of all ages.  For example: “Overall, the study found that both men and women who reported being more true to themselves also behaved in more intimate and less destructive ways with their partner, and that led to them feeling their relationship was more positive. In addition, they also reported greater personal well-being.” and “Men who were more true to themselves had partners who showed more healthy relationship behaviors.  How...
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6 Steps to Being Authentic

6 Steps to Being Authentic
Authenticity is the opposite of shame. It reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. Shame creates most all codependency symptoms — including hiding who we are, sacrificing our needs, and saying yes when we rather not — all to be accepted by someone else. It warps our communication and damages our relationships so that we control, patronize, criticize, blame, deny, withdraw, attack, and make empty promises to keep a relationship and reassure ourselves we’re okay even when we don’t believe it. Hiding Who You Are For most of us, our self-doubt and hiding has been goi...
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Senior Dating Tips: Afraid Of Being Forever Alone?

Senior Dating Tips: Afraid Of Being Forever Alone?
Do you know a person who can't seem to get a year without a boyfriend each month? Have you ever heard of someone who kept on staying on a sour relationship? There might be something wrong with these people. You're right, they have a fear of being alone called anuptaphobia.Some people tend to settle into any relationship than having none at all. There are some senior singles who are into this. This kind of relationship is unhealthy emotionally, physically and mentally. For those of you who had this kind of idealism, then here are some tips on how you can overcome it.1. Nobody to embrace and cu...
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The Most Perplexing Reason For Being Dumped

The Most Perplexing Reason For Being Dumped
It was she who cracked that first invitingly flirtatious smile at you. All that occurred afterward appeared to be standard dating stuff: a first text for coffee or lunch, a few electrifying dates, a few frisky text messages here and there, perhaps even a night in the sack. And then, quite suddenly, nothing, dead silence, not so much as a returned Facebook message. You liked her, and you had every reason to believe she was into you. What happened? A chance encounter with her at a bar or café you both frequent supplied you with the answer. She w...
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Why You Should Stop Being a Good Person

Why You Should Stop Being a Good Person
“You’re such a good boy, Daniel.” “Sarah, that was a nice thing you did. You’re a sweetheart.” Did you hear phrases like this when you were younger? If you’re a parent, have you said something similar to your child? This form of praising starts in early childhood. Our parents, family members, and teachers innocently install it in us (as the prior generation did to them). “Good boy/girl” praising gives children a sense of pride and approval from their parents. This praising gets anchored into the child’s mind. Good behavior brings reward. Expressing negative emotions and unacceptable behavior ...
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