“Masculine” and “feminine” are buckets into which people categorize a variety of healthy human traits, most of which EVERYONE needs in order to be happy, high functioning, full fledged, well rounded human beings.
Here’s the best way to be honest about your level of enthusiasm.
Let’s take a look at what motivates you.
If you’re thinking something like “easygoing,” or “chill”… think again.
Here’s the forgotten word that could avoid endless bickering and help build consensus. The word toxic, as it’s popularly used these days, has its roots in the concept of “toxic mimicry,” first introduced by environmentalist and award-winning author Derrick Jensen in his book, Endgame:¹ I used to believe that civilization is a culture of parodies. Rape is…
“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron
In a long-term relationship — healthy, happy, loving, supportive, fulfilling, resilient, intimate, connected — they will come to realize that they’re in it for the same reasons and they want the same things.
If you’re adults and speak the same language fluently, “communication” isn’t the problem—it’s only an issue because you’ve made it one.
A few things to know about your feelings that might shed some light on what to do with them.
Perfect match… or deep connection?
For a different reason than you might think.
Once you learn the theory behind them, you become consistently great.
Contact with others is part of how we regulate our physiology.
The problem is, we’re still stuck with our grandparents’ sensibilities about how romantic relationships are supposed to work.
It isn’t a rule that couples have to have the same set of rules for each other. Here’s an example of why, and how, it can work.
12 ways confidence gave me a much-needed ego… and greater confidence let me set my ego aside.