Sometimes humans are stubborn, especially when it comes to ourselves and relationships. We think we know what’s best for us, so we feel and act on it. A lot of the time we’re spot on, and other times we’re so dead wrong. So how can we correctly gauge when we’re truly ready for a serious relationship? [Read more…]
If you are separated or divorced with kids, you and the ex are going to disagree at some point about how to raise them. Maybe you want them in bed by 8:30 on school nights, but your ex might allow them to stay up until 10:30. Or perhaps you feel your six-year old son is not mature enough to play with a BB gun, but the ex buys him one anyway. Then there are the really big issues. [Read more…]
If there is one very positive outcome from my separation, it’s that ex and I got a legally-binding separation agreement drawn up and notarized for about $350.00 dollars. Keep in mind that the laws are different in each state, but I’m willing to bet that you can get it done cheaply in most other states too. Of course a lot is going to depend on your situation. [Read more…]
Being in a relationship with someone who has put up barriers because of trust issues can be frustrating. Consider the following scenario: you finally find someone that you really like. You think it’s going to be a great experience because initially they had all these amazing qualities that made them wildly attractive. You get to a point where you both agree to be exclusive. Now comes the fun part—you get to start something new and exciting together, just the two of you. But after a few months of getting closer, you suddenly discover that this person isn’t exactly what you thought. [Read more…]
Unless you’re just in it for hookups, everyone wants more lasting love in their relationship, right? So how can we receive more of it?
Experiences with my current committed partner prompted me to try a little experiment addressing this question. So far, it has produced some pretty amazing results. I’ll share what I’ve learned below. [Read more…]