Rediscovering a Sense of Self After a Breakup Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. ~ Guy Finley Self-identity and self-concept are largely developed through friends, family, values and simple day-to-day activities – all of which become incredibly intertwined in a long-term relationship. So when a relationship ends, the […]
We all have that amazing friend who’s perpetually single, and we just can’t work out why. You know the type: she’s smart, brilliant, beautiful and tons of fun. She dips her toes in the dating pool – perhaps she’s even the type who always seems to have the next date lined up. And yet, nothing […]
Do people keep telling you to give yourself time to heal? That you just need to put some distance between yourself and your trauma? Simply wait for long enough and you’ll feel much better, get over it, and move on. Well… tell them to get stuffed. Time heals all wounds they say. Does it? Let […]
If it’s been many months or years since your divorce, have you started dating again? If not, why? Because you genuinely want to be single? Or because you still haven’t healed and recovered from the trauma of the breakup? Because you’re not yet over your ex? When people ask you questions like these, do you get […]
Everyone’s looking for that one big secret to happiness. We’re all after that magical thing that will transform our lives, our outlook and allow us to feel peaceful and content. But I’m going to let you in to a secret of my own: reality is much more mundane than that. There is no magical happiness formula. There is […]
Do you often feel let down or undermined by your partner, or that they’re deliberately trying to wind you up or push your buttons? Do you find yourself lashing out? Shouting? Swearing at them? Treating them in ways you never could have imagined you would when you first fell in love? If so, it sounds like you […]
This article was inspired by an article I recently read at MindBodyGreen. I started thinking about all the things our bodies can say about us. While the article above primarily focuses on health issues that can be indicated by various physical signs, I started thinking about the things our bodies say about us; and more importantly, […]
Disney has a lot to answer for when it comes to preparing kids for real life. Stories about falling in love always end with “I do” – but we all know that’s where the hard work begins.
Relationships need nurture and care. Not just in the first flush of romance. Not just when you’re falling in love. Not just on your honeymoon.
Have negative emotions from your breakup got you trapped in a downward spiral? People tend to define themselves (and others) by their emotions. He’s an angry man. She’s such a happy child. She’s a jealous girlfriend. What a cry-baby. But your emotions aren’t your identity, or even your personality. They’re chemicals that our body releases in response to physical stimuli, thoughts […]
Men didn’t just make up an estimated 95% of the site (once you discount all of the fake accounts and sex workers from the female profiles). They were also the only ones paying to use it. They had to pay to join, pay to send messages, pay to make sure women saw their messages first, and pay to open messages that were sent to them.
Women could use the site for free.
Let’s just think about that for a moment. Women could use this site for free – while men had to pay a small fortune – and yet they were outnumbered 20 to 1.
Why is this?