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Do you fear being alone and need to be attached in a relationship?

“You complete me.” Remember those words from the movie Jerry Maguire? They made everyone go all mushy inside with the romance of it all but those words should really be expunged immediately, if not sooner. Those words are the modern equivalent of the fairytale happy ever after ending when the prince finds his Cinderella...

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)….should I STAY or GO!

BPD – this subject still makes me feel raw, years after the fact. Once you have been intimately involved with this condition, your life will never be the same. Remember that song by the Clash that goes like this?“Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble An' if I...

I Feel Stuck in My Life! Ten Ways to Help You Get Unstuck

“Oh, help!” said Pooh. “I’d better go back.” “Oh, bother!” said Pooh. “I shall have to go on.” “I can’t do either!” said Pooh. “Oh, help and bother!”AA MilneDo you identify with Pooh’s stuckness? What about with Elizabeth Gilbert? In this quote from Eat, Pray Love, Gilbert (2006) reaches despair over her married life sobbing on...

Loneliness… 10 Ways to Beat It!

We all have moments of being alone. The Dalai Lama recommends that everyone spends some time alone each day. Our alone time is precious, it is when we can meditate and connect to the true essences of our centers. Even feeling lonely is a common human condition, and it is normal to experience short...

What’s the Difference Between LOVE & ATTACHMENT in Relationships?

Joining with another person is a natural human urge. We are drawn to share emotional and physical intimacy, to laugh and cry, have families and build lives with people who know us inside and out. The greatest human ideal is unconditional love, freely given and received. But many of us fall short of that...

10 Reasons to Be Celibate!

Sex is one of the most popular topics in the word today. It is glamorized, demonized, used to sell products, uplift personal image, and degrade people. It can be a source of some of the most immense joy and terrible pain possible in life. Many people find that healthy and fulfilling sex is a...

Open Relationships: Liberating or Dangerous?

There are many ways to create health and balance in relationships. What creates freedom and safety for one couple may be stultifying or harmful for another. Many people struggle with feeling like their relationship is not meeting all of their needs, or they are not able to be authentic with their partners. Some couples...

Is Sex a Requirement in Romantic Relationships?

Joyful, fulfilling sexual intimacy is one of the cornerstones of a healthy life. While not as essential as food and shelter, most adults include consensual and enjoyable sexual intimacy as important aspects of overall well-being. According to health experts and a number of studies, consistent sex contributes to health in a number of ways,...

10 Ways to Re-ignite Your Romance

When asked what they have enjoyed the most in their lives, elderly people often speak of love. They tell stories about their spouses of many decades, or flings they had in their youth. In speaking of this love, while the companionship and support are usually mentioned and greatly appreciated, it is the memories of...

Why do I feel anxious about my relationship and what can I do to feel less anxious?

Approximately 50% of us struggle with anxiety in our intimate relationships. If you’re one of them you’re certainly not alone! Be aware! The anxiety problem can be hidden. It manifests as a seeming inability to attract the right partner and falling for the ‘wrong’ one time and time again; falling in love, but then...

10 Foods for Feeling Sexy in the Bedroom

Joyful sex is one of the great pleasures of life. And like so many of the good things in life, our ability to enjoy sex to the fullest is greatly dependent on our overall health and radiance. A healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious food, plenty of sleep, consistent exercise, and outlets for our creativity...

My Spouse Snores, What Can I Do? I Am Going Crazy!

Good sleep is one of the most important aspects of healthy living. That is why it is called our beauty rest. But if we share our bed with someone who snores, getting enough quality sleep can be impossible. Before we let our partner's snoring turn us into crazy people, here are some tips to...

What Can I Do to Spice Up My Sex Life?

Sex is one of the primary pleasures of life. It can support connection, intimacy, health, and happiness. It is often one of the most exciting parts of a relationship. But sometimes in long-term relationships the desire and passion can wane a bit. Or if you are single, it can be challenging to keep the...

I’m in a Loveless Relationship. What Shall I Do?

Losing the connection you once felt to a partner can be a painful and confusing experience. We become bonded to our partner’s energy and to feel it cold, withdrawn and disinterested can be like living with an open wound. On the other side, you may no longer feel the attraction you once did. You...

5 Reasons Forgiveness Can Improve Your Health

 In many religions and traditions, forgiveness is considered one of humanity's greatest virtues. But if morality is not a strong force in your life, there are many reasons to practice forgiveness beyond it simply being "the right thing to do." Releasing past hurts and grudges can profoundly boost your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.It...

Why You Need to Leave Toxic Relationships

 Do your relationships support you to feel healthy and loved? When you are with your friends or partner, do you feel nourished, inspired, respected, and appreciated? If not, you might need to reconsider how, and with whom, you relate. What Is a Toxic Relationship?  Toxic friendships and romantic relationships can take many forms, but the basic...

How to Be Ready for Love

 If the songs on the radio are right, then everybody either wants to be in a relationship, is in a relationship, or is healing a broken heart. And while this may be an over simplification, it speaks to an underlying truth - we are hooked on love.If you are single and want to share...

Bored in the Bedroom? How to Spice Up Your Sex Life in 10 Easy Ways

 Has your relationship gone a little bit off the boil? Are you and your partner, like so many couples,  bogged down with the daily demands of life and hence your sex life has become routine, or worse still, another chore to be attended to?  If so don’t despair. You can put the razzle-dazzle back...

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