Archive for the 'Fear' Category
 

After Earth: A Great Father’s Day Movie

Jun. 12th 2013
Will Smith has out-done himself with this Father-son flick.

What’s Your Unprotected Sex Protocol?

Aug. 27th 2012
When are you comfortable with unprotected sex?

Why Fear a Pretty Face?

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

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?

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.

Monogamy: How Important is It to You?

Apr. 16th 2012
Considering the emotional, financial and even bodily damage that infidelity can bring about, it’s worth discussing your thoughts on the issue with your mate.

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.

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.

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.

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 Not Your Relationship; It’s Not Your Business – Or Is It?

Feb. 6th 2012
Each romantic partnership and its "rules" are defined by the people in it; therefore, no two relationships look the same. So, why do we feel the need to define our relationships for others?

It’s Controversial

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

Why I Suspect My Partner is Cheating on Me

Jan. 23rd 2012
A key to a healthy, productive relationship is not learning how to spot the signs of an affair; it is to stop worrying about it.

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.

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.

Adult-Child Anger When Parents Divorce

Sep. 24th 2011
Divorce is hard on children, but when those children are grown, it can be even harder.

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.

Parenting: A Selfish Act

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

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.

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.

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.

Walking Away Doesn’t Mean You Have Healed

Mar. 9th 2011
Do you have a history of being treated badly by the opposite sex? Here’s what you can do about it.

“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?

Which Comes First – the Relationship or the “Relationship”?

Feb. 14th 2011
"What's the point in putting a label on your relationship?"

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.

Many Versions on Virgins

Jan. 26th 2011
Men have significantly varying opinions on virgins.

“We” May Not Be Representative of Me

Jan. 11th 2011
Please consider speaking only for yourself, even when you are in a relationship.

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.