background preloader


Facebook Twitter

I'm Married, and I Still Don't Believe in Happily Ever After. Shutterstock I watched a lot of Disney movies as a kid.

I'm Married, and I Still Don't Believe in Happily Ever After

Although, really—once you’ve seen one of the classics, you’ve kind of seen them all since the plotline is similar: Girl has some kind of life crisis, she meets a guy, they kiss, get married, and then life is perfect. It’s the fairy tale. For the longest time, that’s what I thought getting married would be like. You meet a great guy, fall madly in love, get hitched, and live happily ever after. Yeah, about that... RELATED: 7 Totally Unrealistic Things Hollywood Taught Us About Love I’m with Taylor—I don’t believe happily ever after exists. I’ve noticed that this just seems to be what marriage is.

Come to think of it, all of my married friends have some kind of “but” in their relationships—it’s just rare that they actually talk about it. My friend Brittany has noticed it, too. And that makes the rest of us (okay, me) secretly feel like our relationships don’t stack up. What Your Reaction After A Fight Says About Your Relationship. Do you go into full withdrawal mode, or expect your partner to be a mind-reader?

What Your Reaction After A Fight Says About Your Relationship

(Photo: Getty Images) Let’s say you and your partner get in a fight. Do you go into hiding, laying low until the air clears? Or do you want to address things, but only if your spouse plays mind-reader and brings it up first? According to a new study, both responses can damage your union — and one is a bigger threat than the other. Butting heads is inevitable, even among the happiest couples. Introductory offer: First 12 weeks for $15 Related: 9 Sensual Aids Gynecologists Prescribe For Better Sex Curious about what each disengagement style says about the health and future of a relationship, Sanford and a team of researchers from Baylor devised three separate small studies, enrolling a total of 2,946 male and female study subjects (some married, others in committed relationships).

Fast. Related: The Health Benefits of Kissing Which style was more likely to spell doom for a union? Why Criticizing Others Is a Lot More Harmful Than You Think  Have you ever noticed how some people don't think twice before criticizing someone else?

Why Criticizing Others Is a Lot More Harmful Than You Think 

Or how their tolerance level for ideas that are different from their own is practically non-existent, making them argumentative and easily angered? Well, the truth is, there will always be differences between us, and since I, myself, do not wish to criticize others, I must preface this by saying that I'm sure those folks are simply unaware of the repercussions of their behavior, or I am certain they would not continue. Therefore, my goal is merely to point out that if, in fact, all is interconnected, meaning everything affects everything else, then perhaps we need to investigate why it's so important to consciously choose where we put our attention and how we spend our time. Are we finding fault and tearing down or lifting up and helping to heal?

So let's examine three ways in which the act of criticism creates a destructive force of energy, reaching much further than we imagine... 6 Ways to Show Ourselves Some Love - jjbegoniajjbegonia. Let’s talk taking care of ourselves shall we?

6 Ways to Show Ourselves Some Love - jjbegoniajjbegonia

We’re embarking on a new season, had a new moon yesterday {See Below!} , it’s a new day, and the weekend is almost here…AKA the perfect time to show ourselves some love. You with me? Good. Get ready for a long post! I am not just talking about external things here, but also about doing things that are good for our minds and our souls. {Business Note…I hope this goes without saying, but none of the products I have mentioned here are sponsored or anything like that; just pretty little items that help me to de-stress – that I hope might help you too – and were a better photo choice than one of me looking all frazzled!}

♥ Clean House: This x one million. Cleaning house also applies to getting rid of things that are no longer serving you…a job, a relationship, whatever. . ♥ Buy {or Pick!} ♥ Get Your Sweat On and Eat a Clean Meal: These two are pretty obvious {I am thinking of this meme right now!} 5 Ways to Treat Yourself. Welcome to 2015.

5 Ways to Treat Yourself

January brings with it a theme of wellness and self care. Whether you look at it as a gimmick or not, I can’t help but be appreciative of this healthy start to the New Year. Really, we should be treating our mind and bodies with the same attitude of wellness all year long, but hey, if we take one month to make it a priority, what harm can be done? So jump on the band wagon. Make 2015 about all the little things you can do to treat yourself right. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Follow Naomi on Instagram @NumieAbbot Check out Naomi’s blog Numie Abbot.