Content provided on this site is for entertainment or informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or health, safety, legal or financial advice. Click here for additional information. It really is that simple. But not always that easy to understand. The reason why wrapping your mind around that simple truth is so difficult for some of us is because we want to be in relationships so badly, and narcissistic, selfish people are willing to obfuscate the truth and manipulate your vulnerability to get what they want from you. Gay people are not immune to this kind of relationship confusion, either, so no matter who you are and who you like to get it on with, just know these basic principles apply to you. I learned all of these lessons the hard way, through experience.

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What Is A Player: Just the way a player likes it. What is a player, you ask? My apologies for being blunt, but it is what it is. Are you dating a player?

Tony D No man.

I fooled myself into thinking that my friend of 10 years had feelings for me, and when I mustered up the nerve to tell him, I was shot down. I thought I had read the signs right. We talked almost every day, he told me I was hot, he told me that he fantasized about me, and we went traveling together. He never actually made a move on me though. I have to admit though, that this whole experience has left me scarred. I was wondering if you could explain how to avoid a situation like this in the future.

Does love never grow over time?

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Originally scheduled as a lunchtime meet, it lasted all day and into the night. She never heard from him again. Another friend met a guy who she was half-heartedly interested in. He kept trying to pick up the pace of things and after some initial reluctance she let herself get swept up in it and started to trust him and her feelings increased.

This kind of person will prey on your insecurities, but their tactics may not be overtly obvious.

But how important is people pleasing to you? People-pleasing is a strong trait of the youth. But how far would you go to please someone else? And what would you be willing to give up just to make others happy? And most importantly, does this youthful trait exist within you even now? A people pleaser is a person who gives a lot of importance to pleasing others. And in the process, their primary intention is to be liked and appreciated in return by the people they try to please.

A people pleaser is never a bad person. Now everyone has a tinge of people pleasing in them. Almost all of us try to please someone, in the hope of getting a favor back in return from them someday. But for most of us, we know where to draw the line. But an overeager people pleaser has no principles that explain where the boundaries of pleasing others stop. How your self respect affects your relationship with others ] The kinds of people pleasers There are two kinds of people pleasers.

The other kind of people pleaser is the kind where they try to help someone all the time or constantly compliment others, in the hope of getting the same treatment back from their friends.

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Josh MacDonald is a young entrepreneur that specializes in software development and search engine optimization. Full Bio Advertising Red flags can come at any time in a relationship. Not every red flag is as visible as physical abuse either. Here are 50 red flags you should watch for in your relationships. They never apologize for bad behavior.

He has problems with authority figures.

Share Does your partner put you down? If your partner continuously insults you or makes fun of you when you out in public, chances are he or she is an emotional manipulator. This kind of person will prey on your insecurities, but their tactics may not be overtly obvious. The person you are dating may simply ‘tease’ you in a way that makes your friends and family feel like you are in on the ‘joke’ when in reality you are hurt by their words.

For example, an emotional manipulator may know that you are feeling self-conscious about gaining a few pounds, yet instead of being supportive, they will call you out for having a third slice of pizza when you are hanging out with your friends. Beatty pointed out that women who grew up in a home where their families put them down grow used to this kind of dynamic, which is why we need to educate ourselves on what is really okay and what is not. The psychotherapist, who is all about ‘personal responsibility’, asked: Your partner frequently diminishes your feelings and makes you feel like are overreacting 2.

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Even the hottest ones will make goofy cute faces and funny poses in front of a camera. Japanese girls love to joke around …and no topic is too taboo to poke fun at. This obviously means that they really know how to unwind from the stresses of daily life. They also get into all sorts of niche hobbies and sub-cultures that keep them quirky and your interest sparked.

When should you end a friendship with someone?

It was just something that would have been nice to participate in. I chose to stay put and tend to my family life but still felt guilty. No more thanks to your wise words. You are continually a blessing. Reply Stephanie M September 11, at 8: However, after reading the heading of it, I decided to save it for later…some down time. This article really hit home.

As simple as it sounds, saying no has been the most difficult concept for me to grasp.

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In their eyes, you are new, you are strange, you are temporary, and you are disposable. That can change with time. With some patience, empathy, and clear, consistent boundaries, your step-kids will grow to trust, connect with, and maybe even like you. But first, you need to size up the situation. Make sure none of the below are going unchecked. She fears her children will love you more than her.

Thanks again for the refresher.

There are some things you can do mostly by just shifting your perspective that can help tremendously. For starters, I have seen a lot of women get caught up on this issue and as a result, they bring it up more and more, smothering every ounce of joy from the relationship. At that point the relationship stops being fun and full of happiness and starts becoming more like a battle of wills. My recommendation is to avoid badgering him about the topic. Bringing it up once is enough, trust me. So what makes a guy want to call you his girlfriend?

Well, the most important advice I can give is to have a high sense of self worth- know what you want and know that you CAN get what you want and never have to settle for anything less. I would say focus on being fun and lighthearted and enjoying the relationship for exactly what it is. But beyond that, I would especially recommend that you keep your options open and you continue keeping up with all your other social activities that do not involve him: It is important that you keep your time and company only as available as he is willing to be — match your level of commitment to his so that you are not left hanging.

Now, some things to think about… If you like the relationship for exactly what and where it is, then stay. If you are not satisfied with it, exactly as it is, then you should keep looking. There are a multitude of reasons why he may not call you his girlfriend. Maybe he just got out of a relationship like in this case and does not want another commitment that ends in pain.

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The news landed with a thud, a shocking turn of events during what should have been the happiest time of Jackson’s life. A source told E! I’ll put it like this:

Oh, they never notice.

He has first class spending habits… always wanting more. He is a product of a dysfunctional family. He had a poor relationship with his mother. He had an abusive or passive father. His view of reality is distorted. He has problems with authority figures. If you share a secret with him it may be used against you. He makes fun of you, calls you names and inflicts little digs hostile humor. You feel awkward and incompetent around him. He wants or demands your undivided attention.

He wants you available when he wants you. His cruelty may be directed toward animals. He has grandiose behavior; is cocky, controlling, and self centered. He is preoccupied with sex and is sexually controlling.

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This happened to me the other night. A dear friend and I were talking about our kids and how to help them transition from children to adults. The topic of dating and relationships came up and we started talking about my story. It somehow validates my belief that some of the teachings I grew up with were very wrong. Fear of loving and losing.

I really like her…I was confident … told her my feelings… she said I was really cute and wanted to take things slow….

Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin: In fact, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are poised to disrupt global finance markets and payment systems that have, until now, been controlled by banks or major players like PayPal acting as the middleman. It’s time to educate yourself on how cryptocurrency is changing the world and how you can get involved as we head into the New Year.

Here’s a look at three of the most common cryptocurrencies, how they work, and why you need to get savvy on this emerging trend in the coming year, particularly when it comes to your investment portfolio. The base word “crypto” refers to the cryptography that’s used to verify transactions and keep the virtual asset secure. Bitcoin was the first successful cryptocurrency after it came online in as a “peer-to-peer electronic cash system. As it stands, when you buy something or pay someone for a service, you might use a check, a credit card, or PayPal and that introduces a middleman that acts as a gatekeeper and charges a fee to facilitate your transaction.

With cryptocurrency, parties to an exchange swap virtual cash for goods and services without incurring delays, costly transaction fees, and with fewer complications associated with allowing a third party into your transaction. Blockchain technology is the backbone of cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology was created by the inventor of Bitcoin and evolved into something greater. Blockchain allows digital information to be sent but not copied, so it’s extremely secure.

Don and Alex Tapscott, who wrote Blockchain Revolution, said it’s an “incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions.

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Ebony Bryson This helped. About every other day. He creeps on my facebook page. But every time I delete him or something, he creeps on me.. What can I do so that he takes the hint? He is a freak!

Sometimes it is better to let the girl go.

Why Do Men Lie? I see a lot of fears floating around in the the dating world and it can be disheartening. In order to have a truly fulfilling relationship or even start a healthy relationship with a great guy, you need to come from a place of strength, confidence, and fulfillment. Nothing could be further from the truth. I think women bring a tremendous strength and power to the table in relationships… when they have access to it and are free of their own fears. Men and women have fears.

A major fear is being lied to deceived which brings me to the main question of this article: Why do men lie? Here are a few potential reasons:

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