Fact: It’s never too late to change any pattern of behavior.
Over time, and with enough effort, you can change the way you think, feel, and act.
Nothing is as unhealthy and dispiriting as being in a bad relationship.
Finding the right romantic partner is often a difficult journey, for several reasons.Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists. Dating’s hard enough without the emotional baggage you may be bringing to the table.And when you’re having trouble finding a love connection, it’s all too easy to buy into the destructive myths out there about dating and relationships.With the right resolution skills, conflict can also be an opportunity for growth in a relationship.
When we start looking for a long-term partner or enter into a romantic relationship, many of us do so with a predetermined set of (often unrealistic) expectations—such as how the person should look and behave, how the relationship should progress, and the roles each partner should fulfill.
As we age, both men and women have fewer sexual hormones, but emotion often influences passion more than hormones, and sexual passion can become stronger over time.
Myth: I didn’t feel close to my parents, so intimacy is always going to be uncomfortable for me.
It's also important to recognize that relationships are never perfect and always require lots of work, compromise, and a willingness to resolve conflict in a positive way.
To find and build any relationship worth keeping, you may need to start by re-assessing some of your misconceptions about dating and relationships that can prevent you from finding lasting love: It’s better to have a bad relationship than no relationship.
When you focus on keeping yourself happy, it will keep your life balanced and make you a more interesting person when you do meet someone special.