“Hey sweetheart, why don’t you sit on my lap?” the grizzled veteran taunted, his war hat pinned with jangling medals. Most women would have laughed it off, or joked back, or ignored him.
Americans say thanks a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude. If you’re trying to become happier, you’ve probably heard the advice to practice gratitude. “Gratitude is literally one of the few things that can measurably change people’s lives,” writes pioneering researcher Robert Emmons in his book Thanks!
Hi Dr. G. I read your advice to others regularly. Thank you. I have been a member of the Love Expands dating service for a short few weeks now. I have been divorced for almost 8 years.
Identifying toxic work relationships can be difficult for a couple of reasons. First, because you spend so much time with your coworkers, you may become immune to bad behaviors. Like the proverbial frog in the cooking pot who fails to notice the increasing heat, you may have simply acclimated and accepted certain behaviors as inevitable.
Self-help often encourages people to improve their lives by making statements like, “I have all the money I need,” or, “I have unlimited energy to take on all challenges.” But despite endless internet lists of positive affirmations, if you don’t already have a positive mindset, positive affirmations may actually hurt your self-esteem.
We credit Socrates with the insight that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’ and that to ‘know thyself’ is the path to true wisdom. But is there a right and a wrong way to go about such self-reflection?
Relationships can be difficult. They’re even more difficult when one of the parties is a toxic, negative person. Toxic people show up in every type of relationship imaginable whether they’re personal, professional, or casual. Their behaviors and actions are emotionally and mentally draining, leaving everyone who they come in contact with feeling lousy about themselves.
Dr. G, Hello!! My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years. We are both 24, and until recently, have been very happy. Our parents have met and marriage has been discussed, but I am having second thoughts.
There was a time when the idea of moving away from a traditional monogamous relationship was a taboo issue. Traditionally, marriage meant quite literally “til death do us part.” However, in modern society, open relationships are becoming ever more common.
The philosophy behind the law of attraction turns conventional thinking about the sources of our problems upside down. For example, instead of repeating this refrain, “I am this way because of what happened to me as a child,”
Hi Dr. G., Firstly, I really enjoy reading your response’s to different people. I think you are on point about every single thing. Getting to the point, I basically have just started talking to this guy.
For many adults, sex forms part of a healthy, balanced life. Not only is courtship part of a relationship, but it can also spend considerable time in the mind as well. While most people will dream about sex from time to time, if you are experiencing some recurring dreams, it may be a sign of some underlying issue.
Hundreds of thousands of women in war-torn countries have rebuilt their lives thanks to Zainab Salbi, an Iraqi woman who has dedicated much of her life to helping others. Born in 1970 in Baghdad, Iraq, Salbi grew up in a privileged world where her father was a personal pilot for Saddam Hussein.
You’re in love, or at least it feels that way. Perhaps your new relationship seems more intense than your previous ones. You may feel like you’re on a rollercoaster ride because of all the ups and downs.
Here’s how it goes…We see motivational stuff posted on different social media platforms regularly. They are posted for our benefit: to give us strength, to pick ourselves back up when we are down, or to remind us to pursue our dreams.
Perhaps one of our greatest flaws as human beings is how easily we slip into a state of complacency and take for granted the mundane and seemingly benign or implicit parts of life. David Foster Wallace spoke poignantly about this reality in his commencement speech in 2005.
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.
It’s not uncommon to experience some type of sleep disturbance following a traumatic experience, during a life crisis, or with chronic anxiety or mood symptoms. But sleep is all about habits, and now may be a good time to take a closer look at your own routines and rituals surrounding sleep.
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.