Archive for the 'Appreciation' Category
 

How Other People Can Ruin Your Relationship

Sep. 9th 2012
Your well-meaning, opinionated friends and family members can systematically tear your relationship apart … if you let them.

Kudos to Kudrow

Sep. 3rd 2012
In a recent graduation speech, Lisa Kudrow told young people not to take risks. And, believe it or not, I agree with her.

Why Fear a Pretty Face?

Jul. 30th 2012
In life and love, fear will keep you from getting what you want.

Take Her to a “Chick-Flick”

Jun. 24th 2012
Romantic comedies may not be your style, guys. But if your lady likes “chick-flicks,” I suggest sharing her popcorn.

How Bad Was Bobby Brown?

May. 27th 2012
How much of what you read or hear about other people’s romantic partnerships do you actually believe?

What is Important to Me?

May. 21st 2012
Sometimes the egocentric desire to keep score can ruin the enjoyment we get from simply giving to others.

When Partners Do Things We Do Not Like

May. 14th 2012
What does your partner do that drives you crazy? Are you capable of simply accepting that quality or behavior as part of who your mate is, and not considering it a ploy designed to infuriate you?

What is Relationship Consciousness?

May. 7th 2012
How well do you and your partner make decisions together and resolve potential conflicts? Are you able to do so in a way that usually leaves both parties feeling heard, and to some degree, satisfied?

Appearance Matters

Apr. 30th 2012
After recently having the woman I've been looking at for eight years blow me away with her beauty, I can now see how appearance matters ... even when we are with partners we truly believe love us no matter how shabby we look.

Are Relationships Sacred?

Apr. 23rd 2012
Are there aspects of your relationship that are too “sacred” to even discuss? If so, you might be headed for turbulence.

Whitney Houston: A Life Well Lived

Apr. 4th 2012
While many continue to criticize the songstress’s lifestyle and even sanity in her later years, I applaud her authenticity and courage to live life on her own terms – no matter what anyone else thought or said about her.

In Defense of a Former Stripper

Apr. 2nd 2012
Do you feel guilty about decisions you made in the past? If so, consider this: “right” and “wrong” are subjective, and guilt is a waste of time.

Not-So-Random Acts of Love

Mar. 26th 2012
If you want to be a more romantic and thoughtful partner and haven’t been inclined to make your overture regular, I’ve got a few ideas.

Selfish vs. Selfless: What’s the Difference?

Mar. 12th 2012
Neither selfishness nor selflessness is good or bad. In fact, the two concepts are inextricably linked, not opposites, as their definitions seemingly imply.

Should I Help Raise a Child I Didn’t Want?

Feb. 25th 2012
Whether to have children is a very big (and very personal) decision. And it can really get complicated when factoring a partner’s desires into the equation.

Married and ‘Single’ Parenting

Feb. 19th 2012
To have children, or not to have children: This question has changed the dynamic of many marriages – for better, or for worse.

It’s Controversial

Jan. 30th 2012
Here's what to do about those home-wrecking "other women."

Are My Saggy Pants Really Hurting You?

Jan. 16th 2012
Do you use condemnation as a way to manipulate others into doing and behaving how you think they should?

What Do We Find Attractive in the Opposite Sex

Jan. 9th 2012
What qualities do you find most attractive in a potential partner? Here is what the research said.

A Perspective Against “Manning Up”

Dec. 27th 2011
Only you can determine what you value in life and/or how you behave in order to be "a man” or "a woman.”

Monogamy = Love?

Dec. 19th 2011
My second guest blogger, Jill Nelson discusses why women so often conflate a monogamous relationship with love.

Where to Find a Good Man

Dec. 12th 2011
Here's a little frank love about how and where a good woman can find a good man.

The Other Side of a Table and a Marriage

Nov. 21st 2011
When we stop blaming our former partners, and understanding the roles that we played in failed relationships, we may find peace, personal growth and a chance at new love.

What’s the Difference Between Settling and Compromising?

Nov. 6th 2011
Settling and compromising are both necessary components of the decision-making process, and neither is “good” or “bad.”

The Beauty of Hank Williams’ “Obama” Comment

Oct. 17th 2011
If we censor and censure people who say things we don’t want to hear, we may struggle to understand them.

You Don’t Have to “Change the World”

Oct. 12th 2011
At the end of the day, there is no such thing as a selfless act.

Abuse or a Learning Experience: You Pick

Sep. 17th 2011
If you can learn and grow from an experience, it isn’t abuse. It is a learning opportunity.

Verbal Abuse: The Whole Truth

Aug. 31st 2011
When people "put you down," they might actually be doing you a favor.

Parenting: A Selfish Act

Aug. 17th 2011
Is having children a sacrifice, or is it just as selfish as everything else we do?

Get More Done at Home Without Hurting Yourself or Your Relationship

Jul. 29th 2011
Sometimes, it takes a village to run a household.

A Tip About Relationship Dynamics

Jul. 21st 2011
"Social appreciation” is not a “tip.”

Relationship Wisdom from Aretha Franklin

Jul. 14th 2011
The Queen of Soul says, “Don’t be afraid to grow out of love.”

Set Some Rules for Disagreements in Your Relationship

Jul. 4th 2011
Keep minor disagreements from becoming full-blown arguments by creating some rules for engagement in your relationship.

A Message to the Father’s Day Council

Jun. 27th 2011
When you’re a dad who also has an old man, Father’s Day isn’t all about you. That’s why we need more than one day.

Introducing Yasmin: The Story of a Warm Smile and Acknowledgement

Jun. 20th 2011
Want to really mesmerize a man? Smile at him.

The Beauty of Conflict

Jun. 5th 2011
Believe it or not, conflict can be good for your relationship.

Men and Women: We’re in it Together

May. 15th 2011
There are no "women's issues" or "men's issues," because what affects you affects the ones you love.

I’ve Got Lots of Women

May. 9th 2011
It’s a time to thank all of the women in your life.