Sex and intimacy.
They are one of the top prime directives in a relationship. It is what makes us come alive, feel connected and powerfully bonded with our beloved.
Sex and intimacy are a big part of a man's sense of masculinity and feeling like a man.
Ask a women, how important sex chemistry is and she too will agree it is a right near the top of "must haves" in a relationship.
With that you would think couples are nocking boots every night!
Sadly, that is not the case at all.
If you are frustrated, feeling rejected and not as intimate with your partner as you would like to be, there are some shocking statistics that prove you are not alone.
I see this a lot in my coaching practice, in my audience and the groups I run - There's a huge lack of sex and intimacy in...
Valentine's Day, That day when you celebrate all is right in your world and the your love springs eternal.
It's a day of reminding yourself and showing her just how important your lover is to you.
However, It's not always the Hallmark Card moment people want it to be. In fact, the week leading up to Valentine's Day is when the largest amount of relationship break-ups occure.
It appears to be a bell-weather or marker for how successful the relationship is really going.
I was and always will be a romantic. When I am in the relationship I do tend to give a lot on Valentine's Day. It's a great celebration of our commitment, passion, intimacy and friendship for each other. However, I also recall times when I put expectations and conditions on my romantic outpouring.
It's a Wednesday night and you're fresh from a coffee date that you feel went pretty good. She laughed at your weak impression of Elvis, she shared her back-story without boring you and what was to be an hour meeting became two.
When it was time to say goodbye out on the street you warmly hugged and agreed you'd both like to see each other again.
So now you sit on the couch with the phone in your hand staring at her number you have on speed dial.
There's a pang of anxiety that hits as you press "Dial"...It rings...and rings...Damn! It's voice mail. You hear her pleasant voice on the recorded message and it takes you back to seeing her across the table. You smile. Then you hear the tone as your mind scrambles for something clever and witty to say.
Between all the well meaning breakfast-in-bed disasters and dinners at the family restaurant. There's something she craves more than anything...
Her man to be a real man...Her champion!
It's true! Sure she loves the gifts and thoughtful projects from the kids, but at the end of the day, she really wants YOU to acknowledge her for all she has done for the kids, the family and the relationship.
Mother's Day is the day that all her efforts get the "official" appreciation they so deserve.
There's no doubt that there are some very creative, thoughtful and carring children that know exactly how to make Mom's day truly special. However, for the most part, the day's success is going to fall on your lap.
As Dad or partner in this dynamic you'll most likley play a role in being the supervisor, the a...