As I was swimming last week, a young couple came into the pool.
Instead of doing laps or walking, like most of the gym members, they were just enjoying themselves. I bit my tongue, because what I wanted to do was tell her she was teaching him to ignore her and push past her boundaries.
If you spend your time essentially trying to look at yourself through your date's eyes, guessing what he or she is seeing when looking at you, or hearing when listening to you, you'll miss what's really happening.
You're supposed to be evaluating the *other* person, not pretending to look at yourself through his or her eyes.
Keep in mind that any person you’re in a new relationship with is on their best behavior—courting behavior. The more a disrespectful person feels there’s some power to be gained, the more he or she will push.
Relationship Skills Training: How to Avoid Marrying a Jerk (or Jerkette): This is a 3 to 6-hour program designed to teach youth and single adults how to “follow their heart without losing their heads.” It teaches them how to really get to know the person they’re interested in, and how to pace a romantic relationship to keep it healthy and balanced.
It is an engaging and fun program which emphasizes the importance of making wise decisions in relationships and gives participants the skills to do it.
The nicest people can be infected with a disease and not even know they have it.
If you have had unprotected sex, have your doctor do a screening for STD’s.