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…]
One of the most fulfilling parts of a relationship is feeling like your partner really listens to you. This goes beyond simply hearing. It’s easy to talk and be heard, but it takes a higher level of awareness to really listen—to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate –while your partner is sharing their thoughts, opinions, and feelings. Really listening and responding to your partner brings a level of social intimacy that is deeply satisfying. [Read more…]
Over the years, I’ve heard a reoccurring theme from many women actively dating: they are discovering a lot of immature men who act more like teenage boys. Whether it’s the man that can’t commit to anything, or the man in his thirties still living in his parent’s basement playing video games all day, there is growing frustration.
Why happened to the essential qualities that make a man a real man? Mostly I believe our society has allowed it. A lot of boys are growing up today without direction from good parenting and role models. As a teacher, I see more and more children raising children.
So today I decided to write a post on what a woman can really appreciates in a man. [Read more…]
All relationships have their ups and downs. And all of us go through periods of not getting what we want. But what if that denial becomes a long-term pattern that begins to really bother you?
The first step is to communicate. For couples in sync with each other, this can work fairly quickly. But sometimes communicating your desire doesn’t produce results. Only frustration. A lot of frustration. Especially if one of you isn’t a great communicator. [Read more…]