relationship advice

Do What Works: Relationship Advice from an AcroYogi

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships, Yoga | tags: acro yoga, acrobatic yoga, acroyoga, assumption, Big Happy Day, couples, do what works, doing what works, jenny sauer-klein, Kasey Luber, marriage, miscommunication, Personal Growth, receptivity, relationship, relationship advice, support, trust, Yoga

In the practice of yoga, as in life, it’s the moments when we work together that can inspire the most change in us as individuals. In this clip, Jenny Sauer-Klein, co-founder of AcroYoga, talks about the principle of doing what works. To deal with the inevitable challenges and miscommunications that happen when individuals become partners, we have to leave room for the unexpected. When we let go of assumptions and embrace the discovery of what works best between these two people at this moment, that’s when we allow the relationship — and each other — to grow.

Can Everyone Attract a Soulmate?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | May 12th, 2012 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: attracting love, dating, finding love, finding your soulmate, HOPE, how to attract your soulmate, intention, intuition, law of attraction, manifestation, relationship advice, Relationships, self-love, The Soulmate Secret

AriellefeatureDear Arielle & Brian,

I am 46 years old and am working on manifesting in my life my ideal soulmate. I know others who have found love through dating Web sites, but I’ve chosen to work on the Law of Attraction, which I discovered last year. I’m very clear about what I’m looking for in a woman. My biggest deficit is I’ve yet to experience a romantic relationship in my life. I’ve been working doing the suggested “feelingizations” and creating space. Yet I really don’t know how to start taking action or what I can do to manifest that special woman.

I’m Spiritual — He’s Not. Can Our Relationship Work?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | February 24th, 2012 | No Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: advice columnist, couple, couselor, dating, husband, law of attraction, love, marriage, nature, relationship advice, romance, spiritual path, spirituality, spontaneity, therapist, wife

Spiritual Couple

Dear Arielle & Brian,

I have been married for 10 years. Three years ago I began a serious spiritual path to discovering the awesome abundance of possibilities in the spiritual world. I have asked my husband to join me on this journey. I have told him that I love him and I long for more romance and spontaneity. His response was very negative and he says I am forcing him into something he is not comfortable with. He surfs, windsurfs and plays guitar and he says that this is way of connecting to the Spirit. Do you think a marriage can survive if one partner embraces the spiritual journey and the other does not?

With love,

Ursula

Verbal Valentines Work Wonders in Relationships

Gay and Katie Hendricks by Gay and Katie Hendricks | February 8th, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: boyfriend, communicate, communication, compliements, emotions, feelings, girlfriend, husband, love, marriage, partner, relationship advice, Relationships, significant other, spouse, talking, Valentines Day, verbal valentines, wife

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One of the keys to healthy relationships is spoken appreciation. Other kinds of appreciation (such as touch or giving a hand with a chore) are great, too, but spoken appreciation is highly valued and easy to do. We recommend a technique we call verbal valentines, which work wonders in any kind of relationship.

We give each other 10-second verbal valentines all year long. We believe it’s one of the main reasons we’re more in love now than when we met 32 years ago. Verbal valentines are not just for lovers, either.  You can give them at work, to children, to other family members and to cherished friends.

Misadventures in Online Dating: Getting Started

Sarah McCluskey by Sarah McCluskey | February 6th, 2012 | 16 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: breakups, cyber love, humor, love column, misadventures in dating, online dating, online dating profile, relationship advice, Relationships, romance, social-media, socially awkward

Online DatingAt the age of 28, I decided that dating had thoroughly kicked my butt. It seemed as if 99 percent of my friends were engaged or married or having babies; meanwhile, I continued pursuing a breed of man who was never quite able to leave behind his college glory days and blatantly refused to face adulthood. It’s an irresistible combination, I know.

In my early twenties, I had the supernatural ability to hone in on this type of man in the midst of a crowd and can only blame myself for my early dating mishaps. But at some point in my mid-20s, I made a dramatic internal proclamation that I would never seek out this type of man again. But from then on they just came to me. I became the pied piper who attracts the emotionally stunted and unavailable.

The only thing worse than my actual dating history was when I made my friends listen to my tales of woe. This is why, when my friends could take no more, I was finally convinced to give the online dating scene a shot. I had recently undergone an especially rough breakup, to which my sanity, sobriety and eating habits were not responding well, so I figured I had nothing to lose.

Best Way to Stop Infidelity

Gay and Katie Hendricks by Gay and Katie Hendricks | January 24th, 2012 | 4 Comments
topic: Relationships | tags: affairs, boyfriend, cheating, dating, girlfriend, husband, infidelity, integrity, jealousy, love column, marriage, media messages, partner, relationship advice, Relationships, spose, television, trust, TV, wife

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One thing we keep an eye out for is what kind of relationship advice is being dispensed subliminally through sit-coms, dramas, even the news shows. So when a morning show host began an interview with an expert on infidelity the other day, I watched out of the corner of my eye.

Is Your Family Sabotaging Your Chances for a Soulmate?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | December 13th, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, attracting love, change, emotional, envy, family, finding your soulmate, love, Personal Relationships, positive change, relationship advice, Relationships, soulmate, The Soulmate Secret, threatened

Helping Hands

Dear Arielle and Brian,

I’ve made some important changes in my life, especially when it comes to manifesting a soulmate, and I’ve begun to have a positive and proactive attitude. I am noticing how many people in my life, particularly my mother, are having a real issue with my change. Perhaps she is jealous because she has been single for 16 years. Lately, she is very condescending towards me and seems very passive aggressive. Here’s my question: Is it normal when one changes for others have a real issue with it? Is it because they feel threatened? It seems like I never fully realized before the limited thinking, undeserving attitude and pessimism that surrounds me.

Thank you,

Nicole

Should You Recycle Your Relationships?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | July 29th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, boyfriend, brain chemistry, dating an ex, girlfriend, happiness, husband, law of attraction, love, marriage, oxytocin, relationship advice, relationship column, Relationships, soul mate, soulmate, wife

Should You Date an Ex?

Dear Arielle and Brian,

I’ve been putting out the vibes to call in a soulmate and as a result a couple of my exes are showing up. In particular, I had a reunion with my most recent ex of last year and it was quite magical.

What do you do when you are calling in “the one” and then get distracted by the recycles who become magnetized? And I’m now wondering whether he is “the one”? I realize that it comes down to discerning which one is the right one. In many ways, the familiar has an advantage because they already cherish me and know my heart versus a new man coming in and not knowing much about me. The negative side of this is that it didn’t work before and why go down that road again?

What advice do you have for me?

Should I Go Back to My Ex?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | May 16th, 2011 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, break up, breakup, Brian Hilliard, conflict, dating, divorce, emotional baggage, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend, exes, fighting, fights, get back together with an ex, healing, law of attraction, love, manifesting love, marriage, relationship advice, soulmate

Woman with her ex-boyfriend

Dear Arielle and Brian,

I am pretty sure that one of my ex-boyfriends is truly the one for me. We broke up about a year ago after many heated, and sometimes ugly, disagreements about how to spend our time together. Should I now try to attract him back or should I let go of any emotional baggage and try to meet someone new?

Should You Give Your All to Someone Who Doesn’t Give Back?

Arielle Ford by Arielle Ford | October 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: Arielle Ford, boundaries, breakup, commitment, dating, generosity, giving, heartache, keeping score, love, men and women, needy, priorities, relationship advice, romance, soulmate, the law of attraction

Man and woman having a relationship fightDear Arielle & Brian,

Earlier this year I met someone who I thought was my soulmate and I gave and gave and gave. I thought he also gave, but certainly not as much as I did, even though I was not keeping score. Shortly after we started dating he lost his job and turned to me for solace and advice, and then he left me abruptly, saying he did not have the emotional stamina and strength to reciprocate the giving I was demonstrating. I was left devastated and emotionally exhausted.