Words have weight. There is a certain gravity to a word. Some words are neutral, but the words we are most interested in are the words that carry power or denote strong, and often negative meaning.
Passion and commitment are widely believed to be the foundation of strong romantic relationships. But a relationship is made of two unique individuals, and personality traits these individuals possess or lack can often make a relationship more likely to endure.
Being in a relationship with someone can be an amazing experience unless that person is a self-centered narcissist. People who have narcissistic tendencies are difficult to deal with on their best days. At their worst, they can cause others pain and suffering.
In this politically polarized era, we’d do well to remember that what kind of people our fellow citizens and neighbors are is far more important than their politics. Even Friends Don’t Always Agree So, I have this group of friends—folks who have organically collected over time as part of a weekly dinner/discussion group.
Nearly all of us have been in a toxic relationship or two. Then, once we get out of that relationship and get over the heartache, we look back and wonder, “What on Earth was I thinking?”
In the beginning…there was Adam and Eve? Okay. Maybe, but seriously…my guess is that in the beginning ‘dating 101’ was probably a whole lot simpler than they are now. It’s likely that dating is tougher now than it used to be for a number of reasons.
Dear Dr G., I really enjoy reading your comments and advice. I feel trapped in a situation which I am really confused. I just finished an 8 years marriage and I am 30 years old now.
Hello Dr. G, I work at a grocery store as a cashier there is this guy who comes shopping every month. I’ve been seeing this guy for a year. I just started liking him when I first met him like in romantic movies as if there was a love surging in me.
Dear Dr. G, Is it too late for love? I’m now 23 and have never been in a relationship (never had a boyfriend). I’ve just tried to focus on school and my studies and to be honest I’ve never met someone that I can connect with.
Greetings Dr. G, I have to say I love reading your letters. You manage to combine compassion and good sense – a delight, and instructive! I am suffering because I’m in love with a man a great deal younger than me –
Dear Dr. G, I came across your advice column here on Love Expands. I read several of your Q and A’s and you hit a home run every time! I am 30, female, Iranian-American, live in the States…
One might argue that it’s actually love, not money, that makes the world go ‘round. If you really think about it, almost everything we do can somehow be associated with our innate drive to find a mate – including our drive to accrue more money.
Growing up my own mother used to repeat the simple words, “Know thyself, sweetheart, know thyself.” At the time I took these words for granted, and due to a complete lack of life experience, maturity, and wisdom, I brushed them off thinking to myself, “Well, of course I know myself, Mom!
Hello Dr. G!! My name is Sheila. I live in Vancouver, and am the mother of two wonderful kids (15 and 16 years of age). My question for you is about my marriage.
Hello Dr. G! I met a wonderful guy through my sister in laws family at a party last year. He seemed very nice and quiet and we are now in a long distance relationship.
You are in a relationship (maybe you have been for awhile now), and you have been feeling neglected by your partner lately. He or she has been working long hours, going out with friends, and has generally seemed disengaged to you.
At heart, we are all strategists. It’s not our fault, after all, we are hard-wired to survive, and without our ability to learn and our tendency to want to control our environment (i.e., manipulate), surely we would perish.