With spring finally approaching, I can’t wait to shed this heavy coat and start enjoying warmer days. The days are getting longer and I'm sure most of us who were stuck in the cold weather are looking forward to spending more time outdoors.
Betsy Writes, I've been alone for a big part of my life and haven't had much success in relationships. Recently I met a man who seemed perfect at first. We've now been together about 6 months and I'm starting to see flaws in him - things that I don't know if I can move past (he has trust issues, anger issues, etc.) However, I don't want to break up with him because I'm afraid I won't find anyone else. What should I do?
Erica Writes: I broke up with my boyfriend six months ago and recently have been dating quite a bit. However, every time I meet someone I like and we get close he pushes me away after 3-4months and I end up getting very hurt. This has become a pattern in my life-can you please give me relationship advice?
Maryanne writes: I'm recently divorced and just started dating. I met a man who is also recently divorced and we really hit it off. The problem is that I feel so insecure about moving forward and if his intentions are just to have fun or to date more seriously. I want to ask him, but don't want to seem needy. Any relationship advice?
There’s not a day that goes by when I don’t find myself in a discussion in my counseling sessions that consists of someone looking for a little dating advice.
If any of you caught newlywed Kelly Clarkson’s fairly recent interview in Parade magazine, you probably couldn’t help but hone in on the part where she said this: “I was single for almost seven years...Every Holiday Season, it was like, ‘Seriously, I’m still pathetically alone? Awesome. I’m still telling people I’m okay with it? I’m not.’”
Instead of feeling lonely and sad on Valentine's Day, enjoy being single. Focus on the fact that love doesn’t just belong to couples, it belongs to everyone. You’re fabulous and single and you can do anything!
Couples tend to build their lives around each other and when the relationship ends, so do feelings of security and certainty about the future. There are 3 steps involved in healing yourself after your breakup.
Coping with the trauma of a divorce, or any break-up, is extremely challenging. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You CAN move forward and create a happier and more fulfilled life after a break-up or divorce.
We (unfortunately/fortunately depending on your perspective) no longer need to be office-bound to be getting work done. Great for productivity..bad for personal relationships. It’s now easier than ever to bring the stresses of work home and to stay connected to the workplace. This not only impacts on our individual stress levels in this fast-paced technological world, but also can negatively affect our relationships.