Bask in the present moment with your lover. And fight like hell when distortions and disconnections happen. Then come back to the center first as individuals. Then come back together as a couple.
So I stayed still. I sat with the feelings. I prayed and meditated. I ate three meals a day and walked in the brutal Texas heat. And I kept going.
There’s no stopping this momentum between us. No pullback from the accelerator pedal on the new BMW M-Sport wagon I purchased as an affirmation to my renewed vigor and success.
My heart is now longing for that love to be created with another person. I have my kids. I have my goals and aims set in the right place, and now I want someone to share it with again.
Lyrics have become important, defining. Certain songs are not just enjoyable, but provide significance, whether symbolizing a rise from depression or resuscitating the carefree days of high school.
John McElhenney learns that seeking a long term relationship requires focus, dedication, and a light touch. Finding resonance *and* fire, that’s the trick.
Myth of Sexual Pursuit: the man must remain aroused and predatory and most of all be able to perform the ritual at a moments notice.
Pray for your lover’s health and happiness, then let go and let them pursue it how ever it best suits them in the moment.
Finding love after a breakup is hard to do; finding love after a narcissist can be even harder. Regain your sense of self and trust with these helpful steps.
John McElhenney just trashed his online dating profiles, so he can find his real match in the real world.
A divorced dad puts himself on the market and starts to feel like an ad on Craigslist.
It’s all a crap shoot. Photos lie. Profiles tell half-truths. And some of us, interested in actually establishing a relationship, spend time in the backwaters of the game sorting through “more like her” …
The light at the end of the tunnel may be an oncoming train, or a love crush barreling down on you. Either way, it’s all in the timing.
By building back yourself, while you are alone, you can re-find your own priorities and joys in life.
A first date is a sniff-test. John McElhenney shows us how to tell if the scent is off—or on.
The Off Parent conducts a rigorous self-examination to help determine a divorced man’s readiness for dating.