213 results for 'relationships'
Although a freeloader is usually referred to as “a good for nothing bum” who extends flimsy excuses for being a non contributing member of society, dependency usually marks their lives, often judged worthless by those on whom they rely. Try and observe them without judgment, a difficult task to accomplish, and they usually reveal anxiety and a lack of self confidence when it comes to independent action or dealing with consequences.
Often, from some one else’s perspective, they can appear manipulating in their helplessness, controlling the situation by pushing all the... (more)
There was a time when divorce was taboo. It brought shame upon the family, it was inconceivable. Now, it's so common that people are not only no longer shocked by the news, they aren't even really surprised.
In a sense, this may be a good thing. How many women stayed in horrible marriages where they were beaten and mistreated because getting a divorce was unseen, and they would have had no means to survive. At least today, no woman (or man) is trapped in such an awful situation. Well, in North America, anyway. The conditions in which women of Iran and other such countries live... (more)
...avoid bring re-painted as intolerant, refrain from sharing the truth because if we keep our thoughts to ourselves we can avoid being regarded as uncool. We cower in the shadow of the mouse. Homosexuality is not the real enemy here. It is sexual brokenness, rising out of empty or abandoned relationships, broken homes, unprotected children, disregarded vows, weak wills, ever-better-presented temptations. The apple is even more polished now than when it was in the perfect garden and we are frenzied in our efforts to take a bite. In his craftiness, Satan has made homosexuality both a jewel... (more)
For I am that which I know, and that which I've seen. I am all of this life from which I glean.
Take me as I am and know that I am true. Know that I am still learning... about life, about love, about you. Accept me despite my flaws. Celebrate me without cause. Unconditional love is forever and with out due. Such is the love, sent from me to you. I bring to you honesty and admiration. I surrender all of me to all of you and offer you confirmation. You won't always know what I'm thinking or why. There will be so much about me you don't understand and I won't always be able to... (more)
One of the most discouraging aspects of battling a deeply-internalized sexual issue is that, even after you face it, fight it, and deprive it, something in that deep-internal goes right back to work to revive it. You choke it, pound it, bury it, surrender it and then, before you know it, you're back under it. You toss it out the window on your journey to freedom and about the time you peek in the rear-view mirror, it's splatting on the windshield.
I've heard of . . . and would like to shake the hand of -- some people who faced-down the addictive nature of sexual brokenness and, in that... (more)
...infatuation for love. I'm 33 and have only been in a committed relationship for about 7 years (on and off, but still)
So while I don't really like to think about it, much less admit to it, and won't share numbers, I guess I've "known" many men.
Throughout those different relationships, some lasting a few months, others up to two years, I've been different sexually with every one of my partners. I've come to realize that I wasn't the problem, various partners were because of the way they acted.
First of all, you have to understand that romance isn't buying flowers ... (more)
...it brings out both hate and love at the same time--one moment you’re scratching each others eyes out saying the most hurtful things, the next, the headboard’s shaking from unbelievable passion, balancing out each others emotions on a crazy tightrope. On a deeper level, chemistry in relationships means that both you and your partner's unconscious needs are met either as a team, or through each others strengths. You can understand why love makes you go weak in the knees and causes your heart to skip a beat only if you realize that unconsciously, you, just like everyone else, are... (more)
...making it a habit to watch something funny on TV before I go to sleep and after I awake. It helps me start and end my day on a positive note, shaping and shifting my emotional well being to a peaceful place where I like to be. It also assists with keeping a lighthearted attitude in my relationships with others; helping me to understand their different opinions and attitudes. Like a shot of adrenaline, watching George on Seinfeld explain his theories on Lesbianism or Alan Harper on Two And A Half Men strike out with a woman for the thousandth time, the purity of simple humor never... (more)
But we’re so used to settling for the obvious – s/he doesn’t want to (answer) or s/he is too keen (on me) – that we’ve almost lost the ability to think rationally about why we keep failing at communicating more openly.
If you’re one of those people who keeps wondering, where to draw the line between gratitude and politeness – because you like to think of yourself as someone who’s “too nice and wouldn’t hurt a fly” – when s/he is “too keen” for your liking, the question you need to ask yourself is, “Why don’t I simply say, ‘I really don’t want to receive your emails, or calls, or text... (more)
It is difficult to mark the passing from summer into fall, even in my land of threes, without noting the glorious return of our real national pastime: football. What has for the past six months been my passing, ancillary and utterly marginal interest in sports has now turned into a ravenous information, betting and televised game-play hungry beast that no one dares leave unsatiated. The American obsession with this weekly symphony of violence is well-documented and ever-growing, but not truly understood. I, for one, believe that as our society has become more and more gentrified (i.e. wussified)... (more)