relationships

  • SEX, LOVE, and LIES: What Keeps a Relationship Together? SEX, LOVE, and LIES: What Keeps a Relationship Together?

    SEX, LOVE, and LIES: What Keeps a Relationship Together?

SEX, LOVE, and LIES: What Keeps a Relationship Together?

Let’s talk about love.

 

What is the compelling, mysterious force that brings two people together and helps them stay together despite difficulties and challenges? This will be a 3 Part Series devoted to understanding what creates and then holds a relationship together. Each Series will have five exercises. Whether you are dating or in a committed relationship, use these steps […]

  • Meet Lewis Brown Griggs | An Exclusive Interview with Jessica Haynes Meet Lewis Brown Griggs | An Exclusive Interview with Jessica Haynes

    Meet Lewis Brown Griggs | An Exclusive Interview with Jessica Haynes

Meet Lewis Brown Griggs | An Exclusive Interview with Jessica Haynes

1. I have heard that being born in a privledged life can be the “golden handcuffs” or the “golden life”. What is your opinion on this?

I believe that we have either chosen or been ‘called’ to enter whatever life we are in to learn whatever we need to […]

  • Is Dating in your 20’s Different than Dating in your Fifties or 60’s? Is Dating in your 20’s Different than Dating in your Fifties or 60’s?

    Is Dating in your 20’s Different than Dating in your Fifties or 60’s?

Is Dating in your 20’s Different than Dating in your Fifties or 60’s?

IS DATING IN YOUR 20’S DIFFERENT THAN DATING IN YOUR FIFTIES OR 60’S?

ANSWER:

The answer is Yes and No.

In many ways, dating is dating. There is a courtship process. That is, two people getting to know each other and finding what they have in common. Whether you are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s or more, dating is about […]

  • Common Questions | Relationships Part 1 Common Questions | Relationships Part 1

    Common Questions | Relationships Part 1

Common Questions | Relationships Part 1

Question: How can I tell if I’m in a good relationship?

Answer:  Is the relationship moving me toward a secure, fulfilling, and long future in which I can be myself? Am I happy? Can I be myself? Am I feeling loved and on purpose? Am I doing what I enjoy and believe I can stretch further with my goals and […]

Your Viewpoint and Perspective are Under Your Control

This blog is about perspective.

 

 

As you can see, the first photo is a view of my bench in the distance. The second photo is a nearer perspective. The third photo offers the view.  The fourth reveals the plaque.

Interestingly, […]

  • Dating and Looking Sexy Without Giving Guys the Wrong Impression Dating and Looking Sexy Without Giving Guys the Wrong Impression

    Dating and Looking Sexy Without Giving Guys the Wrong Impression

Dating and Looking Sexy Without Giving Guys the Wrong Impression

AS A SINGLE WOMAN HOW CAN I FEEL AND LOOK SEXY WITHOUT GIVING GUYS THE WRONG IMPRESSION?

ANSWER:

I remember in college, guys would joke/say when asked what they wanted in a date. Their response was regularly, “Show up naked and bring beer.”  I don’t think this phrase has changed over the past thirty years. Guys have sex heavily on their […]

  • Put Your Sweetie First Put Your Sweetie First

    Put Your Sweetie First

Put Your Sweetie First

These are the two trails that lead to my bench.

One comes from the waterfall trail and the other Mesa trail.  This is like two relationships coming together because the paths are well worn and trusted.

Here is a key step that helps to create a loving and lasting relationship. It is a step that I see many overlook and that’s […]

  • Common Questions | Recently Divorced and Feeling Alone Common Questions | Recently Divorced and Feeling Alone

    Common Questions | Recently Divorced and Feeling Alone

Common Questions | Recently Divorced and Feeling Alone

QUESTION:

I’m Sixty-Six and recently divorced. I’m living by myself after forty-six years of marriage. While I don’t want to get back with my Ex, I don’t want to feel so alone. Can you give me some ideas?

 

ANSWER:

Thank you for your question. I am hearing this topic more and more from women and men, fifty and older who have had […]

  • Being Who You Are Really Pays Off Being Who You Are Really Pays Off

    Being Who You Are Really Pays Off

Being Who You Are Really Pays Off

I love this photograph.

It used to be a horse corral and has since fallen into disrepair though is perfect for the camera. Since it is collapsing, I’d like to use this analogy about life which I humorously call, “Hidden Lies That Collapse Relationships.”

I have saved this study which I found about nine years ago. A psychologist at the University of Massachusetts […]