Archive for the 'Confidence' 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.

Why Fear a Pretty Face?

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

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.

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.

Who Says I Have to be Happy?

Mar. 4th 2012
Happiness is a measure by which I evaluate what (and who) is working well in my life. What you choose to value in romantic relationships is up to you.

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.

The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

Jan. 2nd 2012
This week, I am proud to present my first video blog, “The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make.” The text is also available for those who prefer reading the blog to watching me run my mouth. Friends and family have already been kind enough to give me feedback and pointers on both my presentation and the content, and I am anxious to hear yours as well. So, what do you believe to be the most important decision you will ever make?

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.

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.

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.

Having Less Pain in Your Relationship

Aug. 13th 2011
Has your mate ever done something that hurt you? A new study suggests that it probably wasn’t as painful as you remember.

To Snoop or Not to Snoop on Your Partner

Aug. 4th 2011
Are you thinking about (or already) checking your partner's e-mails, text messages or call logs? And is doing so getting you anywhere?

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.

How to Abuse Yourself and Blame Others

Apr. 24th 2011
“Abuse” is term that is thrown around pretty liberally in our society. But do you abuse the word “abuse”?

Don’t Take a Chance on Love

Apr. 20th 2011
Are you hesitant to get into a relationship because you’re afraid to take a chance on love?

How to Be a “Powerful Person in a Partnership”

Apr. 12th 2011
Who is powerful in your relationship?

Everyone Poots: Acceptance in Relationships

Apr. 2nd 2011
Are you accepting of your loved ones – even the unpleasant parts?

Relationship Balance: The Key to Doing What You Want – and Keeping Your Friends

Mar. 21st 2011
If you want to keep your friends and lovers, you will have to strike a balance between what you want and what they ask of you.

Clichés: Are You Saying What You Mean?

Mar. 16th 2011
When expressing our romantic thoughts and feelings, we can be far more effective (and genuine) if we skip the cliches and get a bit more creative.

“I Don’t Know Where My Boyfriend Lives”

Mar. 1st 2011
Everybody has secrets. But can you get comfortable with what you don't know about your partner?

Your Relationship Needs Your Ego

Feb. 9th 2011
Egos play an inevitable role in any healthy relationship. Accept your partner's and create an environment where both of your egos can peacefully co-exist.

How to Deal When the Interest Isn’t Mutual

Jan. 31st 2011
Attraction and rejection are parts of life. The ability to deal with them, especially rejection, is a skill.

Negotiate “Nothing” in Your Relationship

Dec. 28th 2010
Consider avoiding the imposition of emotional, financial and other debts upon your mate.

Most Relationships End Perfectly

Dec. 20th 2010
Gracious acceptance of the end of your relationship is a wonderful opportunity to show your partner how much you love them.

Men: I Have No Problem Committing, But To What?

Nov. 22nd 2010
"Commitment" is not what individuals fear. The fear or trepidation is related to what someone else wants them to commit to.

Relationship Space: The Final Frontier?

Nov. 15th 2010
Space may be just what your relationship needs...one way or the other.

You Can Keep Your “Normal” Relationship

Nov. 1st 2010
Attempts to have a "normal" relationship can prevent your's from working for you.

Show ‘Em What You’re Working With: How to Build Value in Your Relationship

Oct. 18th 2010
Build value in your relationship by being yourself. The mate for you will find you valuable.

The Troubled Pasts of People That Do Things That We Don’t Like

Oct. 11th 2010
Generally speaking, most of us have challenging histories; not just those that do things that we are uncomfortable with.

Commitment is Overrated

Sep. 26th 2010
Commitment is unnecessary in romantic relationships if you are continually bringing value.