Catherine Behan became a leading authority in the Laws of Attraction when she reluctantly divorced her husband after 30 years of marriage. Happily single for the first time in years, it didn’t last long. She learned to re-open her heart and found herself meeting her future soul mate and marrying him barefoot on the beach in Kauai.
Because her life went in a direction that she didn’t expect, Behan learned a few secrets along the way and is passing them along to you. You can check out her website: Attract Your SoulMate Now. She says if you give her 15 minutes of your time she can tell you why you’re lonely and how to change that aspect of your life. If you’re one of many people out there looking for your soulmate, check out her Soul Mate Quiz and see whether she can find your perfect mate!
Behan also has a new radio show. I had the honor of being her first guest and it was so much fun. Feel free to listen to the interview at any time on Blog Post Radio.
I had the pleasure of meeting Simone Grant while in search of someone to provide some insight into expanding my client base. Grant is a Social Media Consultant in New York City who works with a variety of brands including, e-commerce, authors, and B2B businesses, but welcomes new ventures. She tweets, facebooks, and has regular conversations via email. Grant offers strategic counsel and on site training sessions that help people integrate social media into their business and increase traffic to their site or blog.
If you’d like to see examples of her work, check out her website: Sex, Lies, & Dating in the City.
While reported a couple of weeks ago that actress Halle Berry had split from baby daddy and model, Gabriel Aubry, they have both agreed to continue raising their 2 year old, Nahla, together as much as possible. Recently the trio enjoyed Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.
When parents part, it’s vital that the children don’t feel the brunt of the split. Here are some great ways to mimimize the trauma to your kids if you’re faced with a break up:
Lay down ground rules: Not only do you have to contend with the fact that you and you lover are no longer an item, but you need to make sure that any kids you’ve been raising together are taken into consideration. Set up a schedule that includes both of you equally in your child’s life such as attending the school play sitting next to each other (if you can deal with that.)
Be honest, but discretionary: Depending on how old your kids are, they need to be made aware of what’s happening in your life because it involves them, too. Keep the conversation appropriate for their level, and if you promise to go on a trip together, then do it. If you tell them they are going to have private time with the other parent, then make sure that happens.
No one’s fault: Never make your children feel like any of this is their fault. They aren’t the ones breaking up, you are. This is vital to any chance at successfully forming two separate house-holds .
However you choose to dissolve your relationship, the most important thing is to remain a positive member of your child’s life. There’s no way to prevent problems, but these are some ways to make it a little easier for everyone. If you’d like more information on how to help your kids through divorce: A Kid’s Guide to Divorce found on Kid’s Health.
After all the hype in the media in recent weeks as to whether or not they’re sticking it out, US Weekly has confirmed today that Heidi Montag, a reality tv personality, has officially filed for a legal separation from ‘The Hills’ star, Spencer Pratt. It must be included that TMZ says they have a PDF of the paperwork, and Us Weekly, suggests that this may be another publicity stunt for this duo to stay in the news.
If you ever find yourself in the middle of a tumultuous relationship that you just can’t make a final decision on, there are ways to make up your mind:
Set some boundaries: Make it clear that you’re done with constant back and forth emotions, and that limits must be set on any negative connotations meant to instigate a battle. This is a simple, yet effective way to figure out if your mate is truly willing to take your pairing seriously.
Be strong : You want to be treated with respect, and love but maybe these things aren’t happening in your relationship. Explain to your partner that you wish to remain a couple, but change is necessary. If they aren’t able to fulfill your needs, that could be a telling sign.
Follow through: Many times, people who are adamant about leaving a relationship agree to stay a little while longer when their partner promises to make changes. This decision is fine as long as you remain clear about your needs and don’t fall back into the same pattern again.
Whatever your intentions, no relationship is foolproof. Both people must be willing to maintain the new rules for a successful relationship. There is also a possibility that one or both of you suffer from a condition far more serious called, commitment phobia.
If you would like to learn more about this and how it can affect even the most credible relationships, read this article: Love Lessons for Commitment Phobes (or those who love them)
Based on a variety of news reports from sources like People Magazine and Huffington Post, neither Cameron Diaz, known for her role in, ‘There’s Something about Mary,’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels,’ nor Alex Rodriguez, of the New York Yankees, have confirmed a committed relationship. However, they’ve often been seen together and do not deny frequent overnight stays at their respective homes and multiple hotels around the country.
Given A-Rod’s history of non-committal relationships with Hollywood women (eg Madonna, Kate Hudson), we’ll have to wait and see if this relationship develops into anything serious. If you’re dating someone and want to know if the person is serious about you, there are ways to find out:
Ask: You’ll never learn the answer to a question if you simply wait for it to reveal itself. You need to speak up and say what’s on your mind – even if the answer you receive is not the one you expected.
Have a plan: Wanting a relationship and knowing what to do with one are two completely different creatures. For instance, you are dating what seems to be the man of your dreams, but you find that he is only interested in a casual affair. You need to know that if you disagree, it’s acceptable to end things there.
Patience and Success: Being patient is an important step for any successful couple, but if you’ve been with someone for years and there’s no sign of commitment heading your way, your tolerance may grow thin. Be clear about your intentions and stand by them.
It’s entirely possible that Diaz and A-Rod are simply BFF’s and enjoy spending time together. We may never know the truth. We can, however, take some tips from their publicly viewed relationship and apply it to our own, uncertain love life.
If you were recently married and just starting to venture out into the dating world again, here is additional information that may help you along the way: First Encounter, Second Time Around Fears.
That was a prett-y, prett-y quick 20 years. All the way back in 1990, a young comedian in a blazer, blue jeans and sneakers teamed up with a crotchety old cuss and produced nine seasons of pop culture gold. Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David spun everyday that-happened-to-me-isms into one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time. They let us know that the jerk-store wasn’t a real comeback, presented us with etiquette regarding a double-dipped chip and taught us that we didn’t have to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanza, for Festivus was for the rest of us. But the show’s real brilliance was in how it treated the relationships of four uptight, self-centered New Yorkers trying to find the one person who was just good enough for them. Here are the top 20 Seinfeld relationship moments:
1. Man hands. Jerry has a problem with an otherwise perfect woman: man hands.
Loribizz loves celebrity couples (good or bad matches), so we wasted no time reposting this wonderful article from yourtango.com that appeared on last week. Nicely done.
No matter how many times we’ve heard that opposites attract, we’re still slightly confused when a pair of stars from seemingly opposite ends of the celebrity universe combine.
Here are six examples of couples that we never would have pictured together.
Spencer, an ex-government-hired super assassin trades his career for domestic bliss when he meets Jen, a computer tech. But, three years into their marriage Spencer becomes the target of a multi-million dollar hit that has the couple running for their lives. This deep dark secret life has the couple headed for divorce court as they dodge bullets trying to figure out who’s behind the plot to kill him. Be ready to be entertained with some wackiness that only these two actors could pull off.
Does your secret lover have a deep dark secret past? Maybe they’re in trouble with the law or have people after them. While the chances of running for your lives are remote, you may wish to demand full disclosure before settling down. You never know if something is buried underneath their sweet exterior. Being open and honest (and a little digging) can help prevent these surprises from happening to you.
For more information on ‘Killers’, check out the trailer above and/or get your advanced movie tickets here: FANDANGO
Crystal Bowersox has amazed audiences for the past several weeks on American Idol with her unique renditions of music, past and present. As the final show neared, tension between her and longtime boyfriend, Tony Kusian, resulted in a break-up, just hours before the finale.
Bowersox opens up in an interview with Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol, on his radio show ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest-102.7 KIIS FM’ “We’re both logical, grown adults. He didn’t think he was up for it, and I want this more than anything”
Relationships come in all shapes and sizes and trying to keep it going can be rough in any situation. Bowersox was competing for a new lifestyle for her and her son, and a boyfriend wasn’t going to get in her way. That is dedication to her craft, and to her future. While her love life has snagged on her current path, she is the type of gal who will strive for success and undoubtedly find a new man to share it with before too long.
Meanwhile, the rest of the world may not have it quite so easy. We’re not famous, or competing to become a celebrity, but our relationships can be just as challenging. Look around at people close to you. If you see couples everywhere and you are still single, you might consider asking them what their secret is to longevity in love. If, however, you find a myriad of wandering solos, you may wish to re-examine your current situation and perhaps make some changes!
“Mi Media Naranja” which means: ‘One’s sweetheart, one’s beautifully perfect other half’ when used to describe a loved one in Spanish, is the title for Amy Spencer’s new book, Meeting your Half Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match.
According to the author, one can take the dating concept and transform it into a unique and positive experience by simply helping the average single ‘sow their orange seed’ into “fruit-ion” -or their ideal relationship. From Spencer’s own experiences in life, this book is intended to provide optimism and hope within the souls of the unattached, thus offering an opportunity to gain not only a partner, but a soul mate.
The advice in Spencer’s book so closely parallels my own dating path that I had to write a post about it! For years, I had been focusing on the negative aspects of dating (and men), always finding a reason why I didn’t like a guy or found something wrong with him. What I didn’t realize is that this negative attitude was transparent to others. Once I decided to change my way of thinking, and adopt a more positive attitude–Voila–dating became so much fun. Having an optimistic outlook is the key message that Spencer delivers in her book. The only thing I’d like to add is “watch out” because within months, a man who is now my husband swarmed in and swept me away. This book is a great guide for singles.