If you are returning to the dating world after a long time away or if you have not had the dating life you hoped for, maybe it is time to try something different.
When an event or circumstance arises in your life that you think might require the expertise of an attorney, you may be at a loss as to where to start to find the right one. There are plenty of advertisements on television and online, but how do you know if you will get value for your money, if the attorney will be attentive to you and your needs, and whether the attorney will do a good job for you?
The media loosely throws around the word “sociopath.” Many people don’t understand what being a sociopath means. But, if recent studies are correct, 1 in 25 people are considered to be sociopathic. That tells us that most of us will meet several sociopaths in our lifetime. The goal is meet them, work with them, pray with them, but do not get into a relationship with them. Attempting to have a relationship with an emotionally unavailable person will ultimately be psychologically destructive.
If you are returning to the dating world after a long time away, or if you have not had the dating life you hoped for, maybe it is time to try something different. Reflect on these dating roadblocks and see if you experience more success and happiness in your dating life by overcoming them.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, some individuals reflect on the questions: “Why am I alone?” “Why can’t I make a relationship work?”
If you are returning to the dating world after a long time away or if you have not had the dating life you hoped for, maybe it is time to try something different. Reflect on and apply these rules and goals for dating and see if you experience more success and happiness in your dating life. More details and specifics about how to apply these rules are in “The Dating Coach Workbook.”
Who’s first? This is a question that may get ignored as we make quick decisions, especially this time of the year. We put on the automatic pilot that often chooses others before ourselves: “Yes, I’ll drop off the kids,” “I can loan you the money,” “I’ll cover your shift at work...” Does this sound familiar? These decisions can fall into a pattern that leaves you stressed, overwhelmed and/or resentful. If you are experiencing these feelings about agreeing or going along, it may be a warning you are not making the best decision at this time.
After a near fatal accident 18 years ago, which left my husband permanently blind, I thought the grief would never go away. The grief was so intense it permeated every cell in my body. The intense loss of sharing our dreams: seeing our twin boys play baseball, snow ski and watching them walk across the stage to receive their high school diplomas, were shattered in a single instant. The trips we had planned on taking with friends were crushed in a fleeting moment. I still miss the feeling of “I am safe” when I looked into his eyes. His gaze had always told me things would be OK.
One of the biggest problems I see when I counsel couples, is the lack of respect they have for each other. We live in such a self-centered world that people seem to think that they are entitled to get their individual needs met.
OK, you caught me, I was inspired to write this article on one of my less-than-stellar nights of sleep, and rose at the wee hour of 7 a.m. (give me a break, it was a Saturday), to make some notes. But I am not alone, research shows that 70 to 100 million American adults are struggling with some form of sleep disturbance. The highest ranges are for college students and adults 40 to 59 years old.
Exploring the benefits of pet therapy is fascinating. Pet therapy is utilized in nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and counseling offices. Studies show that the presence of a dog decreases clients’ anxiety, lowers their blood pressure, and increases their life expectancy.
It is amazing to me how time flies. It seems only yesterday that I dropped my twin boys off at preschool. This month they graduate from high school. For them, moving on in life is both exciting and scary. Exciting because they have completed one journey and scary because it is the beginning of another.
If you were in my office, it might be like sitting in a room in your home — a few comfortable chairs, an area rug, an end table, a desk and a bookcase.
Violence is the act of purposefully hurting someone, and is a great concern with our young generation.
Recovery from addiction can be complicated for many reasons, grief being one of them. Grief is not reserved for loss of life; we experience grief when experiencing major life changes including relationships with alcohol and drugs.
February is designated as “Black History Month” and celebrates a population of individuals that share a unique and important heritage. History has not always been kind to African Americans and, as with other minority groups, has left out important contributions by its members.
Recently, on YouTube, a reactionary North Carolina father had a temper tantrum, raging about his daughter's negative Facebook post (Facebook parenting: for the troubled teen). After addressing each of her points, barely controlling his rage, he blasted nine bullets through her laptop. The amazing thing is that nearly 15 million people viewed this video in the first three days. Most people who posted comments were supportive of his behavior, many calling it hilarious. Really? Is it funny to watch a grown man take his personal relationship viral, modeling to his daughter that revenge is the answer?
Perhaps no day of the year is more representative of romantic relationships than Valentine's Day. Billions of dollars will go toward chocolate, diamonds and dinners to show that special someone that we love them.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dr. Deborah Vogt Purscell is a school psychologist and nutritional consultant. Comments and suggestions are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victim, think of a victim, think of what it means to be victimized, think like a victim - why? You can be a victim of circumstance. You can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. There are so many opportunities to fall into the victim-role, but you do have a choice. You can be victim or victor - how would you like to see yourself?
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