Dealing with Criticism — 7 Ways to React That Will Help You Grow
7 Effective Ways to Handle Criticism Without Getting Defensive
I don’t think there’s anyone out there who enjoys criticism. It is in our nature to want to be right and be drawn to like-minded people. But, the truth is that, more often than not, those who disagree with us are the ones who help us grow.
If you don’t care about building a relationship with anyone, then it doesn’t really matter if you handle criticism poorly. But if you want your partner, boss, colleagues, friends, or family…
Avoid This Risky Mistake So You Can Get a Second Date
You are on a date, are sitting at a table waiting for your dinner and you are eager to learn more about the person in front of you.
So, you start asking him questions:
“Where are you from?”
“Do you have any siblings?”
“What did you study?”
“What do you do for a living?”
“How tall are you?”
Men don’t like it when you grill them on dates. They can feel like they are in a job interview rather than a pleasant encounter with an interesting woman…
Are you ready for your love and dating teacher?
Have you ever heard the old saying, “When the student is ready, the teacher will arrive?” People debate the origins of this wise saying, but it’s a helpful lesson on your path to finding love.
How do you know when you are ready?
The dating world is full of opportunities, but the truth is that a lot of people are not quite ready to take them. They sign up for dating sites and never meet anyone. Or they delay signing up because they are waiting until they lose 10 pounds or…
3 Basic Flirting Tips and Why They’re Important to Your Love Life
3 Crucial Flirting Tricks to Take Your Love Life from Good to Great
Have you ever heard the saying, “Exploring the unknown requires tolerating uncertainty.”? The world of dating is no different. In an era filled with numerous ways to meet, interact, and formulate relationships, the road to a love life is not so straightforward.
From Tinder and Instagram all the way to meeting through friends, dating has transformed into a complex yet opportunity-filled process for men and women alike.
What initiates those moments, though? The answer is…
Ever Been Rejected by a Man? Why It Happened and How to Learn from It
Reasons Why It Might Be a Good Thing He Rejected You
Most of us are familiar with the sinking feeling of getting rejected. It’s a feeling no one likes.
Unfortunately, dating means that you will get rejected quite often. But, if you want to find the right person, then you need to understand that it does not usually happen the moment when you stick your toe in the dating pool and start dating again. …
How Hidden Power Might Affect the Gates Divorce and You
How Unhealthy Power Dynamics Can Hurt Your Relationship
By now, you probably heard already that Bill Gates and his wife Melinda French Gates are getting divorced.
Divorces can be incredibly painful even when both parties agree it’s the best solution. Having every gory detail plastered on every media outlet can make things even more difficult than they already are.
Nobody really knows what goes on behind closed doors in a marriage and we can’t tell for certain whether media reports are accurate. I can only speculate about the reasons for…
Are You Ready to Start Dating Again? 5 Tips for Dating Reentry Success
How to Get Yourself out into the Dating World Again
Dating during a global pandemic does not seem like the safest thing in the world, so a lot of people have put their love life on hold for a while.
And that makes a lot of sense: when experts tell us the safest thing we can do to protect ourselves is to keep our distance from others, that puts even your love life into a different perspective. To a certain extent, all of our lives have been…
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The great love stories we grew up listening to has made us romanticize toxic beliefs about dating and relationships. We end up believing that love is something that happens naturally, but the older we get, we realize that modern dating is not working for many of us. We often feel lost without a compass to guide us. Even the guides in the dating world can give you conflicting advice, which just makes the process more confusing and heartbreaking.
But, here’s the thing: If you are struggling to find love, the problem is not your fault.
With so many cultural changes…
Youth and Beauty Don’t Guarantee a Happy Life
Let’s Rethink the Way We Glorify Youth and Beauty
Years ago, feminist pioneer Betty Friedan said, “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Unfortunately, rather than embrace her words, many people today dread the aging process.
Our culture is obsessed with youth and beauty. Instead of being happy to just look their best, women get injections at the first sign of wrinkles and they do it at increasingly younger ages. Americans spent greater than $16.5 billion in cosmetic plastic surgery and fillers in 2018. The results…