Monday

Stale Relationship? Check In with Your Mate

Too often couples get so comfortable with one another over time that they don't bother to reconnect with one another like they did during the early stages of their relationship. Remember when you use to ask your mate questions like: "So what are you thinking?" when he looked off into space or stared intensely at you. What about questions such as: "What would you like to do together? Is there anything I am doing that you aren't pleased with honey?" Your mate didn't hesitate to share his or her feelings.

These days it is automatically assumed that a lover knows what his or her mate is feeling and that can be dangerous for any relationship. People change so it doesn't hurt to check in with your mate. Look for the following: signs your mate's feelings has changed toward you, future plans have been rearranged, and certain interests are abandoned now compared to what he or she use to do when you first started dating.

When you take time, at least once a month, to have a heartfelt discussion with your mate about relationship related things, it can help with any insecure feelings, inner conflict or something else that may be bothering you or your mate.

Use those idle moments to also discuss health issues, parenting problems, and challenges with relatives or friends. Encourage your mate to contribute to the discussion by asking, "What would you do" type of questions.

Prevent unnecessary conflicts in the future by getting in tune with your mate today!

Nicholl McGuire is the author of Laboring to Love an Abusive Mate, Laboring to Love Myself and When Mothers Cry

Checking in with your mate can bring some life to an otherwise stale relationship.

Tuesday

How to Avoid the Temptation to Talk About Ex with His Mother After Breakup
As much as you would like to get some things off your chest concerning her son, his mother is not your mother. Save yourself future regret, avoid blaming, condemning, or gossiping about a mother's son. Article provides tips.
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Mixed Feelings About Having Sex with Your Online Date
You have been teasing, talking, and writing about it, sex. Each day its getting closer to the time for you to meet your online date, but now you aren't so sure. What to do? Article explains.
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Wednesday

Dating dramas? Relationship problems. Need tips?

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Thank you so much for stopping by this blog and clicking on the various categories.

We are now on Twitter! @datingdramas. We tweet about personal experiences dating, relationship woes and solutions, and offer references to other sites with both free and paid services. So follow us today! Thanks for your support!

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Monday

Pretending to be a Christian: When Online Dates Lie to Get Sex

She was a minister seeking a great guy online to get to know and hopefully marry one day. He was a lonely guy who just broke up with one of many sexual partners and was hoping to land "a good woman" after finding his sexual conquests were unfulfilling. Both registered with a popular Christian dating site.

Before long, the two would meet and exchange brief notes online asking typical questions like: "Why did you choose this site? What are you looking for in a new relationship? Where do you desire to live? Do you have any children? How long ago was your last dating experience?"

It all seemed so harmless, at least in the beginning, that is until the stories shared between the two resulted in some harsh words exchanged a few times.

The woman of God wasn't interested in "no heathen who would mess up her spiritual walk." Her online connection was encouraging her to invite him to her home for some "cuddling." On the other hand, he wasn't going to date some "mouthy minister" who thought that she was "better than" he. The spiritually confused man had talked about how he was tired of her messages with scripture posted at the end. The worshipper said she was tired of reading about his days at the job. At times he used expletives to explain how he felt about a few bad days here and there while she used words of encouragement and left her frustrations with God.

Things went from good, to okay, and then to bad during this short-lived online relationship. Both continued their Internet pursuits hoping to find the "good man and good woman" of their dreams--good luck!

The previous example is just a reminder to those of you who are Christians or those pretending to "love the Lord" or "go to church" or "enjoy the Bible" to STOP!

God sees all! Don't wonder why your connections are never lasting ones!

Nicholl McGuire
When Mothers Cry

Husband Threatens To Leave To Avoid Communication With Wife - 5 Tips for the Wife

For the majority of couples, a new marriage starts off fairly smoothly. Sure, there are some hiccups here and there, but for the most part things are good. The couple finds pleasure in doing the simple things together, like setting up a household, spending time together, and maybe even making plans for having kids of their own one day.

In almost every marriage, there will naturally come times when things do not go quite so smoothly. These rough patches may start after a few months or a few years, but they will most likely start at some point for every married couple. This is just part of married life.

In the healthiest of marriages, the couple learns to find ways to work things out between themselves. Even a good argument now and then is a sign that things are going well. It is a sign of health when a couple can discuss, debate and even argue once in a while as a way to settle their differences.

In fact, it is precisely when a couple fails to communicate that the problems really get serious. If you are married to a man who shuns any type of healthy communication about anything that matters in your marriage, you are no doubt experiencing a lot of anxiety and frustration regarding the situation.

When a husband threatens to leave in order to avoid communication with his wife, here are 5 tips for the wife:

1. Recognize that your husband is dealing with some serious personal issues:

For a man to threaten to leave whenever the prospect of communicating with his wife raises its head, that is a sign that he has some very serious personal (or interpersonal) issues that he needs to address. This is just unhealthy behavior, plain and simple. Understand that this is mainly his problem, not yours.

2. Write out for yourself your feelings about your husband and your marriage:

Still, since his failure to communicate with you causes you unhappiness, his problem has become your problem, too. The healthiest thing for you to do is to keep a journal of how his actions and (lack of) communication makes you feel. Don't hold back as you write; this is your own, personal journal meant for your eyes only.

3. Decide how committed you are to staying in the marriage:

It can be a scary thought to even consider the idea of separating from or divorcing your husband. But, it is healthy for you to consider all of your options. Do you still love your husband deep down - and do you want to stay in the marriage with him?

4. Set up a special time to talk with him:

Now that you have explored and processed some of your own feelings about his behavior and what you want out of life, it is time to have a special talk with your husband. Do not just bring it up to him at what seems like the right moment - or you risk him having his usual negative reaction. Instead, set aside a special time like a date night or special dinner at home. Let him know you have something important to talk about with him.

5. Work on a plan to get your marriage back on track:

If you can at least get your husband to understand that his reluctance to have meaningful communication is a serious issue that deserves attention, you are on the right track. If not, you may have to seriously consider whether it makes sense to stay in the marriage.

Consider these 5 tips as you figure out what to do next when your husband threatens to leave to avoid communication with you. Then, if the marriage is worth saving, you need to put together a plan to make things better between the two of you.

Get your troubled marriage back on track with expert relationship advice from someone who has saved thousands of marriages at: Help Us Communicate Better.

Dinner Recipes For Two - 5 Tips For A Romantic And Unforgettable Dinner

Bored with eating out? Really want to have a cozy time with your loved one? Why don't you make a dinner just for you and your loved one. Here are some ideas for dinner recipes for two.

1. Candles:

We are living in the world where just a switch can light up the whole building. Electric lights have undoubtedly had a great power in life and control every aspect of our lives. However, a tiny candle light does have its effect that no other light has. It lies in the fact that a glowing candle symbolizes for love, passion and sex. Instead of neon lights, we can set red candles in the room to warm up the atmosphere, then bring you closer

2. Red Roses:

For centuries, red rose are symbols of passion and desire of love. A red rose in full bloom means " I love you", or " I still love you". So why don't you put a red rose at the middle of the table for not only decorating but also as a message to your beloved

3. Music:

Music has a great association with love and romance. Soft music is perfect choice for a dinner for two. It stimulate the senses and set the mood for seduction. You can play you and your partner's favorite songs or the songs that sing the praise of love.

4. Dress:

A red silk dress would be a perfect choice in the evening. For centuries, red has represented strong emotions, excitement, passion and sexuality. In addition, red draws attention more than any color. Wearing a red dress will definitely make any woman feel confident, sexy and naughty. Moreover, red dress never goes out of fashion.

5. Food:

As food is the most essential part of the dinner, try to prepare something that really special. Take seafood as an example. Having seafood as the main dish, it actually reminds you of the time you walk along the beach, together wait for the sunrise and have a very sweet kiss when the sun sets. Let's awake all the senses and recreate that feeling right at your home. Lobster, crab, scallops oysters and other shellfish are recommended in dinner recipes for two. As you probably know, they also are aphrodisiacs!

Here are some dinner recipes for two ideas. There are plenty of ideas as well as dinner recipes for two at Dinner recipes for two. Just click and discover how you can do to make a romantic, mouthwatering and red letter dinner just for you and your beloved.

Discover Dinner recipes for two to see how I cook - and you can cook too.

By Mike Joshua

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Sunday

10 Tips on Making it Safe to Talk to Someone Who is Giving You the Silent Treatment
Are you concerned as to why your partner, relative, friend, or co-worker is giving you the silent treatment? Article provides tips on how to communicate with this person.
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Monday

How to Get Over Someone You Love Deeply - Ways to Stop Your Heartbreak

Trying to learn how to get over someone you love so deeply can be one of the most difficult periods in your life. Getting over a loved one can be a devastating and tormenting task especially when in your heart you felt they were your soul mate.
Letting go of someone who you have shared so many fantastic and wonderful times with is like losing a part of yourself. Chances are you can not turn on the radio, the television or even eat without hearing, seeing or smelling something that reminds you of your ex. Discover how to get over someone and take the pain away.
While you may feel as if you can not go on living without your partner in your life, you must summon up the courage and understand the person your ex feel in love with is still there inside of you. Once you discover how to get over someone each day will seem a little easier and the pain will begin to subside.
You must avoid waiting by the phone, calling your ex, sending them emails or looking at photos of you two together. The pain is completely devastating and you must avoid putting yourself in position where you are constantly reminded of your ex.
Although you may be thinking about your ex every hour of day, begin to lean of your family and friends for support. Almost all of us have gone through severe heart break and the comfort your friends and family provide while help you get through. They understand your pain and can be a shoulder to cry on with you feel like giving up.
There are many reasons why couples grow apart and break up but love is almost NEVER the reason for a break up, it is indifference. Chances are your ex still loves you deeply but the people you have both become has made it impossible to remain together, but you can change things right?
One thing you will see time and time again is an ex wanting the person they left back once they are over them. Why is that you say? Well, the love rarely dies and the bond remains, it's simply the relationship itself that could not survive.
If you are strong enough to get your emotions under control you can begin the process of showing your ex that you are still the person that they fell in love with before it's too late.
Chances are you don't need to win back the love of your ex. Simply they need to see that the happy, confident and bubbly person they feel in love with is still there.
Almost all relationships can be saved and yours is no different if you understand how to fix the problems. Don't learn how to get over someone, learn how to get your ex back instead.
By Dimmy Apostolovski

Sunday

Foolish Love - Commentary on God's Love & Relationships
Good insight on consulting God for a mate and solutions on how to receive answers to your prayers about relationships and love. For more practical tips, http://lovedatingadvice.blogspot.com for both believers and unbelievers.
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Tuesday

Online Dating Advice - 5 Warning Signs of Fake Profiles

When you're on an online dating site, you open your heart in the hopes of finding someone special. Unfortunately, there are some people out there who want to take advantage of that. So even though you should still be open, you still need to protect yourself. Here are a few things online dating tips on what to look out for and how protect your online identity.
1. Protect your password: This is common sense. Think of it this way - you would never give your bank card number and password to someone just because they asked for it, would you? You should think of your password to whatever dating site you've joined. Never share your password with anyone inside or outside of the site. In fact, the only page that should ask for your user name and password is the login page.
2. Sharing personal information: It's called a public profile for a reason, as everyone on the site can see it. So if you don't want any Tom, Dick or Harry calling you up, don't put your personal contact information here. It's a different story once you get to know someone better - once you feel comfortable with another member, you can always choose to pass along your contact information.
3. Off-site communication: Be cautious when people try to lure you off of this site and onto another, usually one that requires credit card details to enter it. In this case, contact the dating site's customer service department and pass along that user's name. You'll be doing yourself - and other members - a great favor.
4. Go with your gut: Your gut always knows best and your instincts are the most accurate indicator when it comes to talking or meeting someone, so you should never ignore them. If you start to feel uneasy or unsafe about another user on the site, stop talking to them immediately and report them to that site's service agents.
5. General Tips: Here are some more tips on how to spot a scammer:
• They don't want to get to know you, and will usually ignore any personal questions about themselves.
• They will ask you for money or credit card information for various personal reasons, or they will try to lure you away from the site.
• Their profile pictures may look professional, almost "too good to be true." These pictures look like they have been taken by a professional photographer and the person featured looks like a model.
• Their profile may be incomplete, and says nothing about their personality.
• Insist on seeing current photos when contacting other members, and remember to give others the same.
By Miranda Patterson

Sunday

Dating Black Women For White Men

There are many white men who are attracted to and like to date black women. While it may not seem as common as other interracial parings, such as white men and Asian women, the preference still definitely exists.

Among white men who like to date black ladies, one of the primary concerns they have is "how do I attract them?" Without being to un-PC, "game" is typically different between black men and white men, and so the white guys may feel that they are at a disadvantage from the beginning. Fortunately for them, there are ways to entirely circumvent this!

Black women (and all women, for that matter), can be divided into two main groups: Those who are attracted to white guys, and those who aren't. If you are interested in dating black women, you want to focus on the former group for one very important reason: you can spend all day trying to attract a women who isn't attracted to you, and it won't be successful.

For this reason, you should primarily focus your attention on the black women who are attracted to white guys.

Once you have established this game plan, the next step is to focus on being your awesome self. Too many guys try to be the guy that they think women want, which is a recipe for disaster for many reasons, including the fact that you will have to fake that "other" personality for the duration of your relationship, which is tons of work and isn't much fun.

Remember, when you meet a woman who is attracted to while males, you can keep her attraction by being a white male. Don't try to act in some other way.

Interracial relationships are often the most fun and bonding, so by employing these tips, you may find yourself with a great life partner.

By Mark D Forbes

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The Best Way To Kiss - Here Are 3 Of The Best Kisses For 3 Specific Situations

People often want to know what the best way to kiss is. This is a common instinct. We generally want some type of formula or recipe that tells us how to get the best result every single time, no matter the circumstances. Unfortunately (or maybe it is fortunate...) life rarely works out that way. There is really no single method that will work in every situation, and kissing is no exception.
So, what is the best way to kiss? Well, that depends on your partner and the situation at hand. With experience you will learn when to perform different types of kisses, but for now, here are three of the best to use at particular times.
Let us say that you have had a date with someone you have never kissed before. You have been waiting all night for that first kiss, but the opportunity never seemed to present itself. Now you are dropping your date off at their house, and you think you see your chance.
The goodnight kiss. It is the perfect time, right? Wrong. If you have not previously achieved the level of intimacy necessary to begin kissing, now is not the time. You may very well have a good shot at getting a goodbye kiss, but there is also a forced, awkward nature to the situation. At this point it would be better to surprise your date by just shaking their hand, hugging them, or giving a quick peck on the cheek. The best way to kiss is sometimes to not kiss.
Now, suppose in our previous scenario (a first date) you do manage to begin kissing. What is the best way to kiss on a first date?
Generally, you want to stick with light kisses and shallow French kissing. This is a sensual, almost playful way to kiss that will gradually build excitement in your partner. Stay away from shoving your tongue into their mouth. This can be a bit invasive for a first date, and may turn off your partner before you even really get started. The best way to kiss on a first date is to keep it light, and to mix in some brief eye contact.
Once you have established a relationship with someone, waking up with them in the morning can be one of the most intimate times of the day. While you are both still a bit dreamy is a great time to be affectionate. What is the best way to kiss for some early morning fun? As romantic as this time is, you do not want to spoil it with morning breath. The best way to kiss here is to stay around your partner's sensitive neck, collar bone, and ear area. Also try some light kisses to the face. If your breath is truly horrendous, you may want to simply go to the bathroom and brush your teeth. As with most skills in life, there is no one-size-fits-all application.
Kissing takes place in many different environments and with many different people. Staying aware and learning from mistakes is the most effective way to learn the best way to kiss.
by Karina Sinclair

Wednesday

How to Prevent Date Rape

Here are some date rape statistics that you might find informative. Date rape is a simplistic term that can also be under the category of domestic violence. The sexual assault doesn't have to involve going out on a date. Rape is rape.
The following date rape statistics come from The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress:
College Campus Statistics
  • One in four women surveyed was a victim of rape or attempted rape.
  • An additional one in four women surveyed was touched sexually against her will or was a victim of sexual coercion.
  • 84 percent of those raped knew their attacker.
  • 57 percent of those raped happened while on dates.
  • One in twelve male students surveyed had committed acts that met the legal definitions of rape or attempted rape.
  • 84 percent of those men who committed rape said that what they did was definitely not rape.
  • Sixteen percent of the male students who committed rape and ten percent of those who attempted a rape took part in episodes involving more than one attacker.
These statistics are only of college students. It is difficult to obtain date rape statistics outside of a college campus. The U.S. Justice Department estimates that 26% of all rape is reported. Only about 5% of date rapes are ever reported, which makes it harder to prosecute the attacker. Some women may feel that they did something to encourage the assault. Others don't want to undergo the scrutiny, judgments against them and humiliation that might happen if they report an assault.
Prevention Tips
If going out on a date, make it a double date or a group date. This will make the date less tense and safer. Don't go on blind dates. You don't know who you're dating let alone what they look like. You have very little information about what kind of man he is. Agree to meet up at a public place instead of having him pick you up. Go "dutch", where both of you pay your share on the date. This way he won't expect you to do something you don't want to do just because he paid for dinner and a movie.
Make sure someone knows where you're going. Give your friend or family member your date's name and phone number so they know who you're with. Call your friend or family member at a certain time while you're on the date so he or she will know everything is going okay.
The most important tip is to follow your instincts. If you don't feel comfortable around him, leave. Either drive yourself home or call for a cab. Make sure you bring some extra change or money in case you need it. If your date is too aggressive, gets angry easily, acts jealous or possessive, then it's time to end the date.
Other warning signs that it might be time to end the date are: he accuses you of leading him on or being uptight. He makes you feel guilty for not giving into his demands. He won't take "NO" for an answer and he gets hostile. Always be assertive and set boundaries at the beginning of the date.
If you follow the prevention tips above, your chances of becoming another date rape statistic are dramatically reduced.
Michelle Roebuck 

Monday

Herpes Dating Advice

Herpes, a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease will get in the way of your dating and love life if you let it.
For example, if you try and talk about it with a new love or dating interest, there is a very good chance you'll be rejected as someone he or she would like to start a relationship with.
Tread slowly with someone new if you don't feel comfortable discussing it and don't become intimate until you do feel comfortable.
On one hand, you really can't blame a potential match for rejecting you. After all, you have an infectious sexually transmitted disease. And they will always doubt your decision making process no matter what they say. So why bother?
On the other hand, wouldn't it make more sense to meet potential love or dating interests who have herpes already? Why go through the guilt, shame and rejection with non-herpes people when thousands of people in your own area who have herpes are available and share your outlook on dating?
Dating people with herpes takes the issue off the table and you both can concentrate on getting to know each other better and planting the seeds for a wonderful long term partnership.
If you do decide to date a non-herpes person, be responsible and protect her or him from contracting this annoying life style changing disease.
You should be honest and out yourself as a person with herpes. You'll feel better and he or she will appreciate and respect you. Hopefully they won't dump you and you'll be able to start building a stable relationship.
By Victor Lewis
Don't let your hopes for a meaningful and lifelong love relationship end with Herpes. There are thousands of people just like you in your area. All you need is a place where you can find and meet them and an online dating website is just what you need.

Saturday

What Should You Look For in A Dating Site?

Looking for someone is hard enough, so when you have to deal with a dating site that doesn't give you all the information you need to make a very serious decision on whether to date someone or not, it can be disheartening.

Here are some things you need to pay attention to when registering at dating sites.
  • Easy exchange of email and instant messages.
  • The ability to upload many photos that show every facet of your life. There is the sexy photo, the playful shot and everything else in between!
  • You should be able to view who is online right now, who is new to the area, most popular, and who recently viewed your profile.
  • Your match should not be based solely on a questionnaire, but there should be similarities that come up when you search favorite movies, travel places, foods, favorite hangout spots and things that make you feel good as well as irritate you.
  • Lastly, you should be able to record a voice message and hear your dating interest's voice clearly.
When you have all of these features and more, there should be no problem logging into the dating site day or night. No one wants to be fighting with a website that frequently freezes or is inoperable during key times during the day.


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Thursday

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/343005_when-dating-becomes-a-headache-a-heartache

Sometimes we are so desperate to find that special someone; however, what usually happens is we have memory after memory of men or women that did nothing more than take from us, hurt us, give us a hard time, or maybe a few laughs. What every human being seeks is genuine love. Someone who will love you for the person you are complete with all your flaws. Well it won't happen, when you seek a partner like you do a new pair of shoes and vice versa. You can't try on every one! Some shoes just have to sit on a shelf. Read more...
http://www.bukisa.com/articles/343005_when-dating-becomes-a-headache-a-heartache

Poem: The Phone Call

Promises to call
day one passes
day two drags
day three?

Still no call.
Why put the anxious on hold?
Reaching out only to catch a dial tone.

Thinking of someone isn't enough.
Calling means so much more!

What does it take to make the blind see?
A perfect chance for romance may be lost.

If only the call had been made...
a later regret.

The ultimatum, choices
pick
dial
speak
or be disconnected.

Nicholl McGuire, Poet, Author, Blogger and Internet Content Producer. For more of her work, visit this site.

Wednesday

Dating Tips - Do You Make These Classic Dating Mistakes?

Sometimes, an otherwise pleasurable date can seem to go awry for no apparent reason. Here are the minor slip-ups and mistakes which could be holding you back from dating success.

Looking over your date’s shoulder

Is there something fascinating going on immediately behind your date? Perhaps a waiter slipped dramatically on a banana-skin, or George Clooney is sitting opposite Cameron Diaz and they are both wearing elaborate hats. Let it go. Looking over your date’s shoulder will come across as rude, and the person you are dating will feel offended and think you are not interested in them.

Talking about the ex

Imagine you move into a new house and discover it’s still full of the previous resident’s belongings – a bit of a disappointment and a lot of hard work ahead trying to deal with all that old baggage. This is similar to the feeling a person will get when dating someone who is still preoccupied with thoughts of their ex. Discussions about exes should be kept between friends, your dating partner really doesn’t need to know.

Dirty fingernails

When dating someone new, it’s important to be spotlessly clean. Dirty fingernails would not matter so much among friends or in a long-term relationship, but on a first date they are off-putting as they imply generally poor hygiene and are not very nice to look at over dinner. As with most dating tips, context is important - if your first date happens to be an afternoon of strawberry-picking, dirty fingernails will be less of an issue!

Not listening

Dating can be nerve-wracking, and it often seems like the most important thing is to keep the conversation going and avoid awkward silences, whatever the cost. But trying to come up with something new and brilliant to say while your date is talking is a big mistake. On their side, realising the person they are dating hasn’t really listened to a word they’ve said will be frustrating. Instead, listen carefully to what your date says and make considered responses.

Fiddling

Again a common response to nervousness, constant fiddling or shifting about in your seat will make you appear distracted and restless, which is not a good look when dating. It can be helpful to put your hands on your lap or clasp them together to reduce the urge to fiddle, leaving your date to concentrate on more important things, like what you are saying.

Talking about work

It’s always interesting to know what someone does for a living. However, most jobs are filled with industry-specific jargon and information which is so niche that it doesn’t mean anything to someone outside of the particular area of work. You might have spent all day compiling the ‘WENUS’ (Weekly Estimated Net Usage Systems), but your dating partner will probably never have heard of such a thing, and the whole subject will be lost on them. Be very wary about talking too much about your job, and try to keep the discussion to areas you both have experience in.

by Emily Heart

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Sunday

10 Online Dating Mistakes Men Make

Have you tried online dating yet? If so, you might be one of the 90% of men who quit online dating within the first few months because they weren't getting any results.
How frustrating this is when you think about all the possibilities that online dating presents.
Well, I'm about to share with you 10 fatal mistakes which men make while online dating, and how you can avoid them and turn your results around.
Mistake #10: Picking Crappy Sites
This one mistake can cost you hours and hours of your time. The trick is full of lousy dating sites, some of which create fake female profiles in order to beef up their member base.
So men sign up for accounts on these low-budget sites, send out a bunch of emails...and of course, they get very few (or none) back. Better to make the investment in a membership at one of the more reputable sites.
Mistake #9: Not Taking Enough Action
Most men don't realize how rare it is to get responses from emails sent to women on online dating site. On average, you're only going to get one out of every 10 e-mails back...and that's if you're good. Some men have to create dozens of e-mails just to get one response.
So if you want to succeed at online dating, you have to take a lot of action.
Mistake #8: Long Emails
Attractive women on dating sites get dozens of emails a day and they don't have time to read all of them. So if you're writing emails that are really long, your chances of getting a response are very low.
Mistake #7: Boring Headlines
Considering how many emails women get on online dating sites, you can bet that the emails with Boring headlines aren't going to get read. Most men make the mistake of using headlines like: "hi" or "what's up?" or "Like your profile." Boooring!
Mistake #6: Bad Profiles
Your profile should talk about what you're looking for and some of your interests. Many men make the mistake of complaining about their past negative experiences or talking about what they DON'T want.
Listen, everyone has had enough bad experiences of their own...if you vent yours in your profile, women are going to move on to someone who has less baggage.
Mistake #5: Poor Pictures
The Internet is full of scammers who create dating profiles in order to meet women and ask them for money. These scammers normally only have one picture in their profile...so it's a common belief among experienced online daters that one picture profiles are not the real person.
Post several pictures of yourself and avoid pictures where you have your shirt off or where you have a drink in your hand...and have a few pictures of you and your friends to show that you have a life.
(and please guys...no fake pictures or lying about your age, weight or height).
Mistake #4: Being Nasty
If a woman doesn't email you back right away, don't send her a nasty email. Instead, send one polite follow-up and then move on. Remember, women get a lot of emails online and many of them will respond to persistence...but if you're nasty you blow your chances.
Just be sure to send only one follow up..no cyber stalking.
Mistake #3: Not Read Profiles
Women hate getting generic e-mails which don't mention anything about their profile. Yes, it will take you some time because you have to send out a lot of emails..but read their profiles and make a comment about something they said...
...otherwise you're wasting your time writing.
Mistake #2: Being too Interested Too Soon
Most men find a profile that they like and decide that they're interested in the woman already. Really!? You don't know anything about her... she could be lying on her profile or posting false pictures.
Instead, send the email with the intention of getting to know more about her.
Mistake #1: Dating Online
Online dating sites are a great place to meet women...but they're a terrible place to build a relationship. Once you meet someone you're interested in, don't let any more than three emails go by before you ask for a phone number.

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Friday

Single Christian Women and the Church

In today's lifestyle there are several reasons why women are either single by choice, single again or widowed at a young age. Many of these women are struggling to live a Christian life and they have the forces of the world beating them down daily. Economics make up a large portion of problems for single parents. Loneliness is faced daily. Work obligations enter into the lives of the parent and the children and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. Then there is the ever problem of living a life where God calls for purity in our life in all areas.
The single life gives us a unique time and opportunity to work on our own personal self, develop a variety of relationships and a variety of ways that we can serve in the church. However, single women particularly, face a "stigma" in the church. Since "people will be people"; this will likely never change. Single women must constantly take care of their behavior, their dress, their associations and every word that is spoken from their mouth if they are to live a separated life and maintain respectability. God's word tells us that a good reputation is worth more than fine jewels. It is priceless yet it is constant maintenance and dedication to achieve.
Many churches offer their own single groups for Sunday School and fellowship. The success of these groups in accomplishing the job of ministering and discipleship of the single woman is often the success or failure of a godly leader. Often it is difficult to find such a leader, due to the complications and time that a singles ministry requires. Ideally a good group is headed by an older married couple who stand together in responsibility of the singles.
Christian women must often stand alone in the church, maintaining a reputation of a godly life. "Dating around", friendships with married men and not having a quiet spirit can be deadly to the reputation of a single Christian woman.
Our culture often puts the single Christian woman in the fire. However, single or married, we all have the same heavenly Father, the same offer of salvation and the same love from Jesus.
The dedication of ourselves to children and family, if they are in a woman's life is a wonderful basic. The dedication of a Christian woman to a ministry for God will fulfill and sustain as He is molding the woman's life for the future.
Any friendship or dating relationship must be viewed as a possible potential mate and special care must be taken to slowly build and nurture it. Both parties must first have their eyes on the Lord and die to self as far as temptations or the desire to move ahead too quickly.
There are many challenges and victories to the life of a single Christian woman. The opportunity for growth can reach mountain-top peak level or it can bring you into a valley so deep you are tempted to just follow the world and give it up. A godly life is worth the struggle and will be the example for your children as they struggle in a broken family. It is a matter of giving and trusting in God to deliver you up to that mountain-top where the rewards will be worth it.
Suzan Gauthier

Wednesday

How to Attract a Man If You're Single and Recently Divorced by Avoiding These Online Dating Mistakes

Online dating can be an excellent way to meet men. This is especially true if you are a single that has recently gone through a divorce or breakup. The reason what makes this method of dating so powerful is because it allows you to slowly ease your way back into the dating scene without being overwhelmed. However, it is the same convenience of being protected from being overwhelmed that can be your downfall in actually finding and attracting the right man again.

You see, what usually happens is, when many women that are in a similar situation to you get back into the dating scene, they will continue to talk about their past relationships. This is normal because they are still getting over the whole ordeal of that relationship. Unfortunately, most men who are looking to date woman online find this off-putting to a certain degree. Yes, there are those that take pity in a woman that has gone through a lot of emotional heartbreak. Unfortunately, what you are really looking for is someone that truly finds you interesting for who you are and not because they have pity on you.

My advice to you is this; as much as is it can be painful at times to get over a past relationship, always look at the future as a way of building something new. It won't be easy, but sooner or later time will heal any hurt. The only way that this can happen is through your own active participation in moving forward. Therefore, when meeting with other men through online dating sites, try to shut out your past and focus on that potential partner in terms of who he is and what he might be able to offer you, as well as what you might be able to offer him as a potential partner as well.

By keeping your messages positive, you will not only attract a potential partner, but you will also begin to find that your overall feelings become positive. So in the end, it is a win-win situation for you.

Another mistake that you should always avoid is by throwing your anger onto other men because of what happened in your relationship. Remember, just like every woman is different, the same applies to men. So, while one man might have hurt you in the past, it does not necessarily mean that any future potential partner will do the same to you. By trying to remind yourself about this all the time, you will find that communicating with men through online dating will become easier. It will also attract more men to want to speak with you if they don't feel that you have any resentment towards them.

Now just as online dating can be a great way to slowly ease you into the dating scene again, be careful not to get too comfortable with this approach. In the end, you will need to make a real face-to-face contact with other men. A good way of doing this is by using an online dating site that also offers outings and events for singles. What they will do is arrange an event that can last a few days or week where groups of singles get to meet together. By doing this, you are still able to ease yourself into the relationship simply because you are not doing the old traditional one-on-one date.

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Oral Sex Advice - How to Give Your Man the Best Orgasm of His Entire Life

The art of fellatio is something that you would like to become a master of. You want to be able to give your man the best orgasm that he has ever had in his entire life. You want to give him pleasure that is totally out of this world and you want to do it all with the skills of your mouth. You need some oral sex advice to help you get there.

In order to give your man great fellatio, you need to learn what kind of stimulation he likes. Typically, women are used to being gentle and that is something that you can't do with your man. You need to be able to break free from this cycle and you have to be able to be rough with him. If you don't, then you won't give him great pleasure. He wants you to manhandle him a bit and he wants you to lose control.

If you want to build pressure within his body, then you can easily do that by using both your mouth and a hand on the shaft. The combination of your wet mouth and your dry hand stimulating him will feel amazing. Plus, you can offer him some rough stimulation with your hand and that is something that your mouth can't do. As well, you want to get him to the point where he feels like he is going to orgasm and then you want to put it on halt. The reason behind this is because when you continue giving him stimulation and when he gets back to that point, it is going to feel even more intense for him and it will drive him even wilder.

Another piece of oral sex advice that you should use on your man to give him the best orgasm of his life is to give him oral the whole way through. This means that you are going to keep your mouth on him the whole time, even when he ejaculates. If you really want to blow his mind and give him an incredible orgasm, then you need to do this. If you don't, you are cutting his pleasure short and that is something that you don't want to do. Give your man what he wants.

Giving him great oral sex should turn you on as well. You should feel some great pleasure from knowing that you are giving him something that he has always wanted. Feeling control and satisfaction will certainly make you feel like a total sex goddess.

By Michelle Jacobs

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Giving a man pleasure orally shouldn't be this difficult or intimidating. You can become better in bed and give him plenty of mind blowing orgasms. If you want to become the best lover he has ever had then you need to learn the secret today so you can use it tonight.

Tuesday

Uncontrolled Anger Ruins Relationships

There are a lot of men out there that have problem controlling anger and can become very agitated over the simplest of things. Unfortunately, when this happens, they usually cause conflict with the ones they love the most. This type of behavior will destroy a relationship and send those you love running in the other direction, no doubt.
If this type of behavior has come between you and you ex-girlfriend or ex-wife (or ex-boyfriend or ex-husband) then you need to ask yourself if this behavior means more to you than them. Actually, before you do that, you have to admit you have an anger issue, and then decide what means more.
Once you recognize your problem you can get on the road to fixing it. It won't be easy. It won't be easy controlling a temper that has likely been there for a good long time and it won't be easy convincing someone to give you another change after experience too many "blow ups" on your behalf. But nothing worth having is easy.
Think of it in terms of the rest of your life. A little work here can affect your happiness for the rest of your life, good or bad. Now, if you're goal is to be happy and keep the ones you love happy, then you should take advantage of all the help you can get.
There are relationship consultants on the Internet that have a history of helping bring back severely broken relationship. It would be in your best interest to give one of these folks a shot.
By Mark N. Preston

Monday

Lack of Communication in a Relationship

One of the most important aspects of a successful relationship is effective communication between both parties. Lack of communication in a relationship can result in hasty decisions that can even lead to separation. We need to understand the reasons behind communication breakdown and how they can be avoided to ensure a fulfilling relationship.
Sometimes stress of work makes a person withdrawn, reserved and easily irritated. They don't like to discuss anything with their partners. Financial problems can also be the cause of communication breakdown between two people. When they try to resolve issues, their arguments result in more problems and eventually they stop discussing things. Many couples start hiding their personal problems from each other. They are afraid that if they opened up they will irritate their partner even more and therefore they choose to keep quiet. Remember that lack of communication is the first step towards a failed marriage.
Sometimes mistrust and doubts about your partner's loyalty result in communication breakdown. You silently start observing their actions and don't make any effort of discussing your doubts with them. Sometimes when some third party gets involved in two people's personal matters they make it a point to open up only in front of that third person instead of discussing things between themselves. Always try to resolve your problems yourself.
When you don't live together for a long time it also results in lack of communication and eventually total breakdown. If your partner has to live somewhere else, make sure you two talk on a regular basis and never let distance come in the way of your love. It's true that these kinds of relationships are hard to manage but once you have a made a decision you have to stick with it no matter what happens or how physically distant you are.
Birth of the first baby is also sometimes a cause of communication lapse between the partners. The mother has to give more and ore time to the baby and the father has to spend more and more time in the office. As a result they get a chance to talk after a long pause and when that happens there are complaints and disagreements over trivial issues. Sometimes they argue over what the baby needs and how it should be handled and cared for. When things get out of control they stop their communication altogether and become withdrawn.
Reasons behind lack of communication vary from couple to couple, but the important thing is you shouldn't let these problems come in the way of your relationship. Always talk things out between yourselves before they get worse and never let lack of communication lead to misunderstandings and distrust in any relationship.
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Saturday

Counseling For Engaged Couples

Marriage is more than a long term relationship. And counseling for engaged couples is one of the places you first learn that. As long as you take responsibility for the effectiveness of the counseling, you may never find yourself ending this long term relationship called marriage. You can make pre-marital counseling more than something you check off your to do list, turning it into a rite of passage that helps you enter your new adult world of being married. And if this is your second or third time around the wedding vows, you can use pre-marital counseling to make this one last a lifetime!

In this day and age where so many couples have been together for years prior to the wedding day, here are some reasons to take counseling for engaged couples as seriously as you would if you had already been married for years and were going through a significant life change. People do not only seek out counselors with the words, "I need help with my relationship!" Some seek out counseling when a new baby comes along, when a significant family member is sick or dies, and when a new job is about to completely redefine the family. Whether the counseling comes free from a religious authority or is paid for, we seek assistance from those who have experience with life changes when we find ourselves there.

Getting married is a huge life change, no matter how long you have known and loved each other! So grab this opportunity to take responsibility for your relationship as the adults you are and turn it into a rite of passage that prepares you for crossing the threshold of marriage.

Marriage changes people and it changes relationships. Some of it is pragmatic; such as, you are now someone's son-in-law or daughter-in-law. Whatever they thought of you before, you are now family. Marriage has changed your status in the family and only death or divorce can change it. Your in-laws attitude cannot change your status!

There is also something mystical about marriage that creates an energetic change between the two of you. Some of that has to do with expectations that accompany marriage. When he was your boyfriend and then fiancé, he loved how you dressed! Now, suddenly, he's making requests for a little more modesty from you. And you find yourself resenting any single girlfriend who wants to borrow your husband's handyman skills around her house. This legal, spiritual bond is a living thing that permeates your lives and grows for the rest of your lives.

So when you accept counseling as an engaged couple in preparation for marriage with an open mind and heart and the willingness to learn something about yourselves from it, you take a stand that your intention to marry means something very significant. You are taking yourselves seriously as individuals and as a couple and it adds to the foundation of your "couple-hood."

In premarital counseling they will ask you to explore your thoughts and feelings about finances, how many children you want to have, how your relationships with your future in-laws are, etc. Each of those topics requires more attention than we can give here. In the meantime, let's finish this article with some helpful hints about how to keep that honeymoon glow alive between you as the years go by.

There are many ways to say, "I love you." For instance, giving thought to how he or she would like it done and taking action to make it so every once in awhile says, "I love you," pretty loudly! For instance, if she likes a clean kitchen, you just don't care, and usually this is no big deal because she cleans up after herself as she cooks; those rare times you take over the kitchen, clean up after yourself. It's an awesome way to show her you love her.

If he likes an early bed time and you're a night owl, instead of establishing a habit of going to bed hours apart, get ready for bed and climb into it at the same time anyway. You can read as he sleeps or get up after he's fallen asleep. Showing him you love him by respecting his desire is brilliant!

Little things go a long way in a marriage and there are millions of little ways to say, "I love you." With the internet at your fingertips there are really no excuses. Did you know there are sites that will create a message in a bottle as a unique way to send a love greeting? In fact, there are a number of sites solely dedicated to creating love greetings! If you want to tuck a love note in her briefcase or in his suitcase and have run out of clever things to say, you can visit one of these sites and they will help you say it in a way that truly impresses!
Whenever you are on a beach, write I love you in the sand. If as a couple you don't have "your song," it is never too late to find it. Whenever you watch a movie whose love theme mirrors your own, acknowledge it with a squeeze of the hand or an arm over the shoulder.

Opportunities to say, "I love you," cross your path each and every day. With little effort you can learn to spot them and take action.

Counseling for engaged couples may not sound exciting. But it is just the beginning of the two of you taking yourselves as a couple and your love seriously. You are worth the effort.

Joseph Malinak, owner of Creating Ideal Relationships, LLC, and co-author of "Getting Back to Love: When the Pushing and Pulling Threaten to Tear You Apart," is a relationship compatibility expert. Making use of his credentials as both a Jyotish Astrologer and Magi Counselor of The Cards of Your Destiny, he is uniquely gifted in helping people confront compatibility issues. The nature of his work allows an individual to receive help and advice with or without their partner's active involvement. Visit http://www.JosephMalinak.com for more information on how you can benefit from a compatibility consultation.

Meddling Inlaws

Marriage. A new life together, Just the two of us?
Well so we thought. Too often the meddling in-laws start sticking their nose in or one of the spouses runs home to Mummy and Daddy at the first hint of trouble in the marriage.
Why do you think there are so many In-law jokes, actually there is no relationship that has more jokes attributed to it. These jokes can defiantly be funny, but in reality an in-law to close with no set boundaries is no joke at all and is the cause of all sorts of marriage problems.
When we enter into marriage we have expectations on the various roles each of us will play eg: finances, children, around the home. These sometimes take a bit of ironing out as we go but with good communication a good partnership is formed. Teamwork.
However, In-laws that are too close either emotionally or geographically can impose or push the boundaries too far on their amount of input regarding decisions to be made by the couple. Will they both work, have children, how many. These are emotional decisions so interfering can cause conflict.
BEING ABLE TO RESOLVE CONFLICT
We will all experience this so we need to learn to deal with it together not go running to Mummy or a Husband that disappears to the parents couch after an argument.
A parent will mostly naturally side with their child so should not be a mediator in a dispute as it is hard to remain objective. Sometimes conflict is healthy for a husband and wife as it teaches to be able to resolve situations by working through it together.
UNDERMINING AUTHORITY OF PARENTS
A child is where it really can become a problem if not addressed from the beginning. The innocent Grandparent is one of the great examples, especially because is generally good natured. The little "Oh don't discipline him he didn't mean to do it. It is well intentioned but completely undermines the parent's authority especially in front of the child. An in-law can interfere even more if you choose to bring up your child under a whole different set of rules and standards than your upbringing.
We have all had to learn how to deal with meddling in-laws. Communication about touchy subjects like this can be a challenge. Communication is just one of the many marriage subjects taught by Rob & Tess Davis of MarriageMap.
Dean Nicholl

Is the "Silent Treatment" a Case of Emotional Abuse?

The silent treatment, also known as the "cold shoulder treatment," consists of feigned apathy, total silence, and being distant on purpose. One person displays an attitude of complete disinterest for the spouse, as if the other person would be a complete stranger.

This form of emotional abuse can be very disorienting. Being ignored on purpose by your husband, your most intimate ally, crumbles your whole being. The experience can leave you thinking that you have been reduced to the level of a ghost, if your presence is systematically ignored and turned irrelevant.

Typically, the abuser does this as a form of non-physical punishment, with the purpose of showing his anger by making you feel less worthy, not valued, unimportant, and not cared about. Is a very strong negative message delivered in a way that doesn't leave external traces: there are no signal of physical abuse.

Between the lines, what your abuser is trying to do is to manipulate you in the area of your self image by making you feel reduced to nothing he can show interest on. If he is not seeing you, or your qualities, who are you? not more than a shadow! Here is a female voice:

"The thing that drives me the most crazy is when he has had his cooling off time, he comes out to me and he is STILL angry and silent. He stares straight ahead at the TV with this filthy look on his face and pretends I am not even there. Like I'm invisible.

"I really don't know what to do, or say. If I say "can we talk about this?" he will roll his eyes or tell me to shut up. He reconnects when and how he wants...while I wait in despair. I have truly lost hope. I don't know how much more I can take. When things are good between us life is incredible, but he has this Jekyll and Hyde thing going on... and I always feel like it is my fault, because I don't know how and why his cold shoulder towards me starts. What did I do to anger him so much as to be so cruel?"

In this kind of situation you will not notice you are in an emotionally abusive relationship because there is no physical contact or harm; only the feeling of being abandoned by him and his attention.

Emotional abusers are far worse than physical abusers. You can feel more pain and sadness as the person you love banish you from his existence without closure and without a chance of knowing what went wrong (if anything) and the possibility of reconciliation.

Generally, silent treatment repeats over and over again. Silent treatment is a method of stabbing you without killing you. It murders your soul and mind for something you have supposedly done, that you don't know about, making learning impossible.

Why does the abuser uses this weapon of control over you? He does the "cold shoulder" to avoid an uncomfortable situation, having to clarify issues with you in your relationship and issues within himself. Probably is difficult for him to connect with you and express what is bothering him; or he knows that his grievance against you is completely irrational and based on his own childhood perceptions, and not in the here and now with you.

Whatever the cause, it is difficult to truly understand why the victims allows this behavior to continue. In fact, it usually happens abruptly at first, and it looks like the husband is only silent because something is worrying him. Or is he deeply considering some issues that he will later share with you and find solutions for? The silent treatment may last for hours and even for weeks. Her initial confusion cannot be sustained for a long time because this cold shoulder can continue for weeks and ends up being a comfortable situation for him.

Relieved of the need to explain, find solutions, negotiate with the wife and be honest with himself, the husband has found a shortcut that allows him to continue in a relationship without facing its real challenges. He will prefer the shortcut of punishing his partner regularly without owning his own shortcomings, so he can keep his own self image protected without reality checks.

In this delusion, most often abusers do not realize that they are abusing someone they think they love; they keep thinking that there is a lot of time for explanations in the future...

For her, there is nothing much worse than the feeling of being invisible especially if the person she loves makes her feel that she doesn't exist. Sadly, your abuser will only gain power by her submission and her begging him to stop the cold treatment.

Generally, silent treatment leaves a lot of damage and scars. Though the cold treatment can be finished, the inflicted damage can still lead to frustration and confusion due to unresolved rejection issues.

The issues are typically unresolved due to her fear that she will ignite verbal abuse or he could start another cycle of silent treatment if she voices her hurts. If this damage is not addressed immediately or if he won't put a stop on his systematic rejection of her, it will deepen to include suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, eating disorders or drug and alcohol dependency.

Keep in mind that our purpose for being in a relationship is to feel that we are not alone and that we have someone to love and someone loves us back. If he makes her feel unimportant and there is no meaning in the relationship, then he is sabotaging the core of the same relationship he needs.

In this painful bind, she will have to consider how much can she survive without receiving much expected loving and supportive feedback from the same person she has chosen to be her permanent admirer. At the point where his controlling and manipulative behavior leaves her lonely and frustrated, there is the need for a decision about what kind of future is possible for this relationship.

Perhaps at this point in the evolution of this controlling marriage, she will need external help, as therapy, family or friends can give, to restore her self -esteem and be able to face life without emotional abuse.

By Louis Clichot

If there is any indication of control over one partner by the other using emotional abuse, then the whole future of the relationship is at stake. There is no relationship that can survive the destruction of the other's self-esteem as a means to maintain power and control.

You can learn more about how to survive this and other extreme forms of emotional abuse, reading "Healing from Emotional Abuse".

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Friday

Forgiving a Cheater is Possible

When a husband or wife discovers that their spouse has cheated on them, they have two choices: they can end the marriage or they can try to forgive their spouse and rebuild their relationship in an effort to save the marriage. Forgiving a cheater is an often difficult decision, that takes a valiant effort on the part of both the person who was cheated on and the person who cheated. Forgiving someone who you love who has hurt you in this way may well require more effort than anything you have ever done before.
The forgiveness process will take time and there will be lots of sadness, anger and confusion to wade through. It's important to know that forgiveness does not mean you are condoning the actions of your spouse. It also does not mean that you will forget what has happened. What forgiveness does mean is that you want to move past the cheating and toward the future. The only way your marriage can recover from this damaging event is through the act of forgiveness. If instead of trying to forgive, you hold onto the angry feelings, there is no way your relationship can be restored.
You also need to remember that while you are offering the forgiveness to your spouse, forgiveness is really more important for you. A person who is unwilling or unable to forgive will literally become filled with the anger and bitterness that is created by holding onto the hurt you feel. Refusing to forgive won't change what has happened and will ultimately hurt you more than you have already been hurt.
Many people struggle with forgiving a cheater because of things they hear others say. Well meaning friends and family may ask "how can you forgive" or "I couldn't forgive" or "you are being a pushover by forgiving". Trust me when I tell you that while these people do mean well, they don't know what you are going through. It takes a lot more strength of character to forgive and try to salvage the marriage than it does to hold onto the anger or walk away and file for a divorce.
As was previously mentioned, forgiving your spouse for cheating takes time and effort, but couples who put in the time and effort will find that their relationship will be stronger in the end. Many times some type of professional help is needed to help both spouses work through the aftermath of an affair.
By Dena Tilson

10 Questions To Ask Your OB-Gyn When You Are Trying To Conceive

When you and your partner make the decision that you are ready to start your family it can be a very exciting time in your life. First of all, you get to use baby-making as an excuse to rekindle some romance that may have slipped away with the daily routines of your lives. Second, the anticipation of a little one running around, while a bit scary, is invigorating. Finally, you're ready to join the mommy club.
You and your partner try month after month with no success. You're not worried yet because it has only been a few months. More than six months pass and you still are not pregnant. You start to become a little flustered. What do you do now? If you are under the age of 35, most doctors will tell you to try another six months before you consider alternative methods. Instead of just "trying" for twelve months, which can seem like forever when you want to conceive, I recommend talking with your doctor about some inexpensive initial fertility testing to rule out common problems, such as ovulation irregularities. However, if you are over age 35, then my advice is to talk with your doctor about fertility treatment options and the possibility of a referral to a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE).
If you are new to the topic of infertility, you are probably not sure what to ask your doctor or where to look for resources or information. Below are ten important questions to ask your Ob/Gyn:
1. Do they take a reproductive history to determine if you have any infertility risks such as endometriosis, fibroids, recurrent miscarriages, etc.?
2. If your doctor hasn't done preliminary fertility blood testing, ask for a full-range of tests to determine if you have any infertility risks. It is important to be aware that some of these tests must be done at certain times in your menstrual cycle. Ask your doctor to explain why she is doing the tests when she is, so that you can be certain that your doctor is performing the test at the appropriate time.
3. Do they perform a semen analysis on your husband/boyfriend/partner? For example, if your spouse has sperm issues there would be no reason for your Ob/Gyn to prescribe Clomid (a common drug to stimulate ovulation). The goal is to minimize the drugs to which your body is exposed, the expense, and the emotional ups and downs you may experience.
4. What advice does your doctor offer for life style changes? For example, dietary changes can help increase your fertility as can regular exercise. However, sometimes even diet and exercise are not enough to resolve your medical issues.
5. What medications do they recommend or procedures do they offer for your condition(s)?
6. How much experience does he/she have with helping patients overcome their fertility issues? This is an extremely important question, as you do not want to stay with an Ob/Gyn who "dabbles" in fertility treatments because it could cost you time as well as money.
7. Who within their office can help you understand your health insurance benefits so that you can maximize your coverage for the fertility testing and treatments?
8. If they suggest Clomid, how many cycles will they recommend before considering additional testing or more advanced medications or treatments?
9. If they offer artificial insemination, known as intra-uterine insemination (IUI), do they monitor the number of follicles you produce via ultrasound before the insemination procedure takes place? Monitoring the number of follicles will alert them/you of the risk of twins or a high-order (three or more babies) multiple pregnancy.
10. Which REs do they recommend if advanced procedures are required?
There are four main organizations dedicated to helping the infertile community gather information as well as provide support either through articles, chat groups, or peer-lead support groups. RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association was founded in 1974 and advocates for the community in many ways, including mandated insurance coverage initiatives (see RESOLVE's website for information on the Family Building Act of 2007). INCIID, the InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc., was founded in 1995 to provide infertility information and support. INCIID hosts discussion forums on its website. The American Fertility Association was founded in 1999 and offers easy to read informational and educational content on their website. Finally, Fertility LifeLines is a new educational resource for the community and offers discount coupons for certain medications.
Two of the most effective methods for surviving your fertility journey are to gather information and ask questions. For most of you, your Ob/Gyn will be your first step in the information gathering process. I urge you not to waste the opportunity to both gain as much knowledge as possible from your Ob/Gyn and to know when it is time to move on and seek the assistant of a fertility specialist.
Kelly Damron is the mother of twin girls conceived via IVF. She lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, Dave, and their daughters. She is an active volunteer with the March of Dimes and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. She wrote Tiny Toes: A Couple's Journey Through Infertility, Prematurity, and Depression 

Thursday

Dating Mistakes to Avoid - Why Your Girlfriend Left You and How You Can Win Her Back

Has this ever happened to you?
You believe you've found the girl of your dreams. She's beautiful, intelligent and you both gel together remarkably well. You've introduced her to your family and friends and they like her. She's introduced you to her family and friends and they like you too.
Simply put, she's the ONE.
You treat her like a pure diamond rock found in the mountains of Sierra Leone. It's apparent to everyone that you really care for her.
Then all of a sudden things begin to change.
She no longer seems excited to go out on dates with you. While you used to have rich and fun hour long conversations with her in the past, you now struggle to keep her attention for 5 minutes. Then it finally happens. She calls you up and says she doesn't love you and she's started seeing someone else.
What happened, you ask. I thought she was meant to be the one.
Many guys have been in the same boat as you and have asked the same question. The answer to your dilemma lies in the fact that you flushed out the "attraction Juice" from your relationship. When a woman is no longer attracted to you, it can spell the end of a once vibrant relationship.
Are you making any of these 4 mistakes that could potentially cause your girlfriend to find another?
1. Regularly Declaring your Love
A woman wants a man and not a kid who cannot stand to be separated from his puppy dog. Declaring your love over and over again will cheapen the very thing you're trying to express to her.
2. Calling her too often
While you might have great intentions, this will come across as you being too needy and wanting her attention. Just remember that absence does make the heart grow fonder so easy with the phone calls.
3. Making her the Boss
What do you think when you see guys who answer to their woman's every beck and call? Wimps, right? Of course! Now a woman wants a strong man who is confident and able to stand his ground. If you cannot stand your ground against her, then what should make her think you'll be able to stand your ground against anyone or anything?
4. Being Over-sensitive
The main reason she went out with you was not for your sensitivity. Women are looking for a rock and once she detects you've turned into a rose flower, she'll begin to resent you. This is not to say you cannot express yourself emotionally but when this becomes the rule instead of the exception, then you're on the road to a break up.
Being a good guy is not enough to keep your girl. You have to learn how to maintain the attraction juice in your relationship to ensure the spark in your relationship never dies.

Tuesday

How to Build Trust in a New Relationship

Building trust in a new relationship is like building a fortress one block at a time. It may become deep and impenetrable or it may become sloppy with tiny holes. It all depends on how much effort you put into it and how solid you make the foundation.

You of course want a solid foundation with no holes because it can be hard to fill those holes in later. Those holes, or suspicious moments, hang around in the back of people minds and get referred to when another 'hole' appears. The more holes you have the less stable your relationship is and the harder it becomes to make it solid.

Here are a few things to remember when building your fortress of trust.

Be the real you at all times - If you are acting a certain way trying to please your partner you have to know that one day you will feel comfortable enough to be your real self. When that day comes your partner will wonder where the other real you, who was really the fake you, went. This is not just a hole but a huge missing block.

New relationships should be about learning what each other's likes and dislikes are and how compatible you really are together. You need to be honest and truthful at all times about who you are, even if you think it may hurt your relationship. Chances are it won't and if it does then it is better sooner than later.

Remember that actions speak louder than words - You may say that you like their favourite restaurant but if you sigh and make faces the whole time you are there then your actions are showing otherwise. No matter how much you say you like it you will not be convincing if your actions do not show it.

This leaves the other person to guess at what you 'really' think about the restaurant and, worse, it leaves it to their imagination.

Always keep your actions in line with your words to avoid trust issues that get propelled by imagination.

Communicate about everything - Proper and effective communication is the single biggest thing you can do to build trust in your relationship. If you are open and honest about everything then why would your partner have any reason to distrust you?

Plus sharing your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings with someone creates a tighter and tighter bond the more you do it. The tighter bond you have equals the more trust you have.

New Relationships take some work but you can build a solid and amazing relationship if you put the effort into it.

Bellaisa is an advocate for happy and stable relationships with yourself and with others and she has put together a site that has tips, articles, and resources for every stage of relationships called The Relationship Circle.

Monday

When to Give Your Girlfriend a Promise Ring

When you are in love, you may say and do things that later you might regret. You may tell a special someone you love them; meanwhile, there is someone else you have recently met you feel you just can't live without. So how do you know when is the right time to commit to a woman? The simple answer is when you have that gut feeling, little voice, or realize this is someone you would regret ever letting go. However, for the man who has already realized that his girlfriend is "the one," but isn't quite ready for marriage, there is always the promise ring.
One. Think about her style.
When choosing a promise ring, keep in mind the kind of jewelry you typically see her wear. Does she like big, showy items such as large hoop earrings, large stones in her rings, and big face watches? If so, then you want a very interesting ring with various cuts and most of all sparkles. However, if she is the conservative type but has a favorite color, then get her something that isn't too flashy with a stone that represents her favorite color. Avoid getting birthstones since you are trying to make a personal statement about your commitment to the relationship. Save purchasing birthstone jewelry for her birthday.
Two. Plan what you are going to say at the time you give her the ring.
This is crucial! Let's say you don't plan anything to say and just give her a box, she will be thinking, "Oh my God, he is proposing!" You don't want to do that! Rather, talk to her about how you would like to give her something to show your love, appreciation and commitment to the relationship and as the relationship matures maybe one day you would be willing to take it a step further. Choose your words wisely otherwise you will lead her into believing something that isn't true to what you are feeling.
Three. Write down a note reinforcing your feelings and what the ring means to you.
This is also important, because sometimes when a person is excited, he or she isn't paying much attention to what someone is saying. So the note will be something to reiterated what you told her prior to her opening that special little box. It is also a nice keepsake for her.
Four. Consider when you will give her the ring.
Since this is only a promise ring, do not invite family and friends to observe the event. A promise ring can be given between the two of you while sitting in a car, walking around at a park, after things have cooled down from an argument, or placed at a special location for her to find it along with your note.
Five. Avoid the temptation to treat the ring like a marriage proposal.
If you aren't too careful and make a big deal surrounding the ring, then it will make her feel like your presentation is more of a marriage proposal than just a simple declaration of love and commitment.
When you are ready to take things to the next level such as presenting her with an engagement ring, go all out!

Article written by Nicholl McGuire

Why Your Dream Girl is Now Your Worst Nightmare

When you both started going out things were great! Of course, they were, she never said a single word to hurt you and you never did anything to make her feel bad -- you were both still getting to know one another! But one day or many days of fighting changed all that! At first you said nothing and excused her emotions as her just having a bad day, but her mood swings became more frequent. Meanwhile, she accuses you of changing too. "You just aren't that great guy anymore either. What happened?" she says. You are thinking, "How did this beautiful woman go from saying 'Please, thank you, I can't live without you'" to "I hate you! I wish I never met you! Just get me what I ask for!"

You will need to start brainstorming if you haven't received a clear answer from her on what you could be doing to drive her crazy. She may have already told you, but she was talking so fast, crying, screaming and doing other things that you simply forgot what you were supposed to be doing. If you really want to save the relationship, you will do what you can to restore peace on your end, but if you don't, why bother reading anymore?

She caught you in a lie.

This offense is more popular then you realize whether the lie was small or big whether you caught her in a lie a time or two, the point is she could still be holding an old lie or two over your head. If you ask any woman who has been dating on and off, she will most likely tell you that she caught her former lover in a lie. He said he loved her, but there was another woman. He said he would be staying late at work, but he hung out with the guys without telling her. He said he would be going to the store to pick up some groceries, but he really went elsewhere (like the porno shop.) There are many stories that both sexes tell, but since this article is about what possibly drove her crazy about you, we will stick to what's relevant. Women don't take too kindly to liars, so think about the lies you know she caught you in then think about the lies you think she doesn't know about. She may have a lot of pent up anger she doesn't know what to do with yet, so it may come out at its worst nearing her menstrual cycle and then trail off once its over. Sometimes unresolved anger just comes out when you have hit her trigger point (or last nerve.) Avoid talking to her when you think she is being unreasonable. Try again when things are better with her physically and she has been acting a tadbit nicer to you.

You didn't meet her expectations.

You may have told her how much you make per year, bragged about living in a great neighborhood, and presented yourself as having it altogether. However, now that the relationship has gotten older, she has found out you are really broke, busted and disgusted, your neighborhood is full of weirdos, and your idea of a great time is staying at home watching a movie on most weekends. No offense, but a penniless couch potato living in an insane neighborhood will drive anyone mad!

You thought you got rid of all the evidence of your exs.

She may have stumbled across something in the top drawer towards the back, up underneath the socks in a small box inside another compartment ...you get my point. Your partner may be giving you a different look these days. She may be bringing up what seems to be odd ball statements mixed with a little craziness. You have a choice: go through all your old mementos and throw away photos, erase exs' phone numbers out your cell phone, destroy videos and anything else that could possibly be casting a negative light on your relationship or keep your stuff and get rid of her! But whatever you do, until you take care of the offensive evidence, she will keep on acting strange.

She discovered your not that great in bed.

Now let's face it, some men just love to talk about what they can do in bed, how great they can do it, where they like to do it, and on and on. Yet, the reality is some don't know how to move their hips, their private member may be shorter than what their new lady friend is use to, and suggested sexual positions do nothing more than give her gas. If this is her problem, it's only a matter of time that she will just blurt out something about your wiener, your tongue or both after you called her a few choice names. The best thing to do is interview, interview and interview some more when it comes to finding out what satisfies her.

You didn't meet family and/or friend requirements.

All women talk to someone in their immediate family or a friend about their relationship. Chances are if you feel uncomfortable around her family, you have every right to be, because there is more to their negative mannerisms than meets the eye. You may have talked about your relationship issues with her until you are blue in the face and she may have told you a million times she is sorry, but her family, they would prefer to put your head on a platter and serve it to the pet or better yet convince her how bad you are complete with a plan of escape for her.

Now all of these things may not apply to many of you, but to the few men who are trying to get to the root of his woman's craziness, this just might help. Do what you can to communicate, even if all your doing is a bunch of yelling. At some point someone will have to shut up and listen. Once you have spoken to her about the issues that make her crazy about you (both good and bad,) try to adjust your behavior even if she isn't so quick in changing her evil ways. If she sees you are making an attempt to better the relationship, she just may follow your lead. But if she doesn't, well you know what to do, compromise or get out before she drives you crazy enough to do something you may regret for the rest of your life!

Written by Nicholl McGuire to create your own articles like this, visit this site for writers.

Wednesday

How to Breakup With Your Boyfriend

If you are sure you want to breakup with your boyfriend then there are a few things that you need to do in order to make it easier on you and less painful on him.

Many guys will think they need to keep trying to win you back after you have broken up with them and they don't fully understand the reason that you broke up with them in the first place, but you do, and you have to remember those reasons no matter what they say or do, unless of course they can rectify them.

So with that in mind you will also know that giving them any sense of false hope is not only teasing them it is making them try harder to win you back which you ultimately don't want.

First when you breakup with them give them clear reasons why you are doing so. Tell them the truth. Whether it's that they don't understand you or you feel they don't treat you right, tell them. They may not get it, otherwise they would have been treating you good all along, but at least you've said it as clearly as you can possibly say it. You've done your part.

Secondly, act firmly on your decision. Do not wavier in your decision when they say "I can change!" Just stay true to your feelings that brought you here in the first place. If you show any sign of weighing your options your guy will quickly follow up with another automatic sentence to try to make you change your mind.

Lastly, after the breakup, avoid him for a while. If you have too much contact after the breakup he will not be able to fully deal with and get over his feelings for you because he will see you and the fact that you are moving on and he will instinctively want to do what he can to make that not happen.

The other reason that you need space after a breakup is because if he does pull out every trick up his sleeve you may eventually fall for one of them and end up back in a relationship with him.

Chances are that once you get back together you will have a few good weeks that make you think you made the right decision and then you will fall into the same old relationship you had before.

This is because he will be on his best behaviour during those few weeks doing everything he thinks will please you so that you will be caught in his trap again. Then once he realizes that your relationship is solid again he will fall back into old ways unless he has actively gone out and put effort into changing.

When breaking up with your boyfriend remember to be honest, straightforward, and committed to the breakup.

Bellaisa is an advocate for happy and stable relationships with yourself and with others and she has put together a site that has tips, articles, and resources for every stage of relationships called The Relationship Circle.

You can check it out at http://relationship-circle.com and be sure to join the newsletter for free e-books and information.

How to Break Up With a Woman You Are Dating

Over the past few months, I've endured the hardship of breaking up with various partners, inspiring me to write this newsletter. The break up was the part of the whole sharking process that I really hated; sometimes even scaring me away from entering into relationships in the first place. It was always extremely uncomfortable as I was sensitive to the woman's reaction. However, if there wasn't any real, lasting connection or love, then I had to break up so as to not waste the time of the respective girl. It was definitely easier for me and the girl to end things earlier rather than later.

Many recommend giving the woman respect, thereby meeting her and breaking up with her face-to-face.... I disagree! I think it's much harder for them, if you tell them face-to-face and extremely awkward and uncomfortable for both parties. At the most, I would meet after there had been a short period of respite, waiting for the initial emotional hit to settle, subsequent to my sending of a message first either via text or e-mail.

My main strategies for breaking up with a woman include the following:

Tip 1: To break up with your partner, maybe meet her with less and less frequency, seeming to be increasingly busier, and employing increasing periods of silence.

Fading out the relationship is relatively non-confrontational, and if there is any attack, it will come from her side, thereby giving you an even better excuse to break up. This happened with a girl of mine earlier in the year, whereby I gave excuses of being sick, traveling abroad, working, meeting friends who were visiting from overseas.... In the end, she sent me a raging text message, also saying (of herself), 'I'm not stupid!' She then disappeared, deleting me as a Facebook friend as well.

Tip 2: To break up with your mate, maybe wait for a moment when she blows up at you for something (no matter how small), maybe even facilitating this, and then use this as your cue to storm out, blowing things out of proportion, blaming her for attacking you.

Tip 3: Gather enough arguments for yourself in order to give a valid reason to break up, and maybe make these reasons clear to your partner.

A recent girlfriend of mine was super-negative and criticizing me for a lot of things. In the end, I sent a text message, saying, 'It's very hard for me to deal with your negative comments. It seems to me that we're not well suited for each other.' She responded totally shocked, apologizing and stating that she would still be happy to talk if we ever met by chance when out partying.

Tip 4: In breaking up, you could be totally honest about your feelings.

A while ago, I began ignoring a girl that I was seeing. After some time, I finally picked up the phone when she called and said, 'Sorry, I just don't feel that I love you.' She completely understood, and respected my answer, acting very civil about the whole affair.

Tip 5: To a more bothersome, casual lay, you can state that you now have a girlfriend if you want to get rid of her.

Tip 6: If you're an expat, maybe say that you'll be leaving the country soon, and thus there's no point continuing with each other (thereby wasting each other's time).

I used this excuse on a girl once, who I incidentally met some time afterwards. She asked, 'You're still here?' to which I answered, 'I came back.'

Tip 7: If she still doesn't get the hint about breaking up, then you probably have to be more direct.

Just this week, I had to take more drastic means with a girl I been trying to get rid of nicely and subtly. I sent her the following text message, 'Sorry, I just can't be serious about a relationship. It's not the right time for me now. I hope you understand.' Her response was, 'Yes, of course. I feel. No problem:) I also don't want to continue.'

Tip 8: Maybe disappear for a while, saying, 'I need to be alone for a while,' and hopefully the relationship will run out of steam.

At the time modern day pickup theory was still in its infancy, an alternative philosophy was being independently developed by an elite team of womanizers in Eastern Europe. This fresh concept of seduction, was termed Zero-In.

John Stevens, one of the 3 founding members of Zero-In, decided to detail his account as a womanizer (over a one year period) in a novel.

He also decided to summarise the main teachings of the group in a more structured way via an audio presentation series.

http://www.zero-in.eu

She's Crazy by Nicholl McGuire

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