Something is wrong if you are feeling neglected in a relationship. However, there could many reasons for this. There are also many solutions. Have you ever found yourself feeling neglected in a relationship before? I mean, have you felt like you were emotionally alone? I know I have felt this way before. In my last marriage, there were many times where I was alone, raising children, and spending countless hours writing, cooking, or gardening to keep my mind off my problems. Although I did create
So many people carry emotional baggage, and it seeps into their next relationship. But what if the next partner really is abusive? In my life, there are many different perspectives. I’ve seen things through the eyes of a victim, a villain, and even from a neutral standpoint. I think many of us have. The thing I want to talk about today, however, is differentiating between carrying emotional baggage from a past abusive situation and actually being in another abusive relationship. Let me break it down.
Before getting into a relationship, you should know a few things, especially facts about emotionally unavailable men. I’ve been in several relationships, some of which were okay, but some of which were nightmares. I won’t place all the blame on the other person because that wouldn’t be fair. I will say, however, that a couple of the men I’ve been with were emotionally unavailable. I tried to compromise, tried to explain my faults, and even communicate about the problems, but no matter how hard I
Happy Valentine’s Day... actually, we’re looking for ways to enjoy an Anti-Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it's more fun! Celebrating Valentine's Day isn’t a bad thing. It’s just that society has taken this “love day” and turned it into a materialistic day of spending tons of money to prove some point. Yes, you may enjoy getting flowers and candy, love letters and declarations, but just as many people rather not celebrate this holiday. What Is an Anti-Valentine's Day? Whether you’re alone this February, or you just don’t
There are unhealthy powerplay habits that happen in relationships. They’re called demand-withdrawal patterns. This has become a serious problem. There are various reasons why marriages don’t work. One of those reasons is something called the demand-withdrawal pattern. This strange dynamic reduces each person to a role that rarely changes. Who’s demanding and who’s withdrawing? The demanding person in the relationship is usually the one who complains, requests changes, and continually tries to communicate, not necessarily in the right way, however. The withdrawn partner tends to
Where there are two or more people, there will be disagreements, family notwithstanding. All of us have to deal with a family conflict at some or many points in our lives. Trite as family disagreements seem, they can be delicate and difficult to manage. So, how do you handle squabbling loved ones? How do you cope when you become embroiled in the conflict yourself? Seven types of family conflict and how to resolve each Note that there are no straight forward solutions to solving in-law
Maybe you’re not ready for marriage. No matter how much you love each other, it just might be too soon. Marriage is a serious step. It requires dedication and communication skills that most people don’ t have. That is why there are so many divorces. It’s truly a sad situation when marriages fall apart because marriage was designed to bring two people together for life. But while some are prepared, there are others who are not ready for marriage, and they should wait. What does
You raise them, teach them, and give them love, and then suddenly, they grow up into adults and become estranged children. What happened? The pain of watching your children, one by one, leave the nest is a hurt that I cannot describe. I have three boys, and one is already moved away. I only see him a few times a year, and it’s still incredibly hard. Yes, I have two others still at home, but they are rapidly nearing the age of adulthood. I am