Slicing The Pie With Direct Response Marketing
I didn’t really do a lot of family dinners growing up as a sprightly-eyed jumping bean, just beginning to find my ways and means in this great world of ours. For me that meant great things.
For one, I was able to get in the me-time, that is so important to a developing young man, when all my friends needed to go in for dinner. Another thing that was rained down upon me like gifts from the heavens was my ability to be in charge of creating my own menus each day; the self empowerment I gained could not be overestimated. Finally, I really was able to take full advantage of not having to get involved with any direct conversations with irritating family members. This also was great, as it gave me an opportunity to develop my avoidance skills, such as: indirect statements and comments and solidly rooted passive aggressiveness.
This last unintended gift from a vacuum of family dinners has served me well, although at times it seems to me to be something like knowing Latin. It’s an amazing and enviable talent, but, remains virtually useless without a counterpart with which to engage. For example, if my girlfriend wants to use her run-of-the-mill direct conversation skills and I want to pull the indirect-ace-up-my-sleeve out, it is not well received. I hate that and I need to find a girl who likes sweeping things under the rug; then we could really get things done. It’d be like holding majority control of both legislative houses.
I have noticed that I have begun to apply my disdain for direct conversations to anything direct. Such is the case with direct response advertising. You put me in front of a pile of direct response ads and tell me to start clipping coupons and we’re going to have some serious filibustering. Our styles just conflict.
The point of this to those companies looking to advertise their businesses is this: advertising and specifically direct response advertising can only maximize its desired goals when the marketing is received by an appropriate and welcoming public. You need to know your audience, just like my girlfriend needs to know that I think that band-aids are better than solutions.
Aries As A Boyfriend
When you have an Aries as a boyfriend, there are some things you need to know. Your Aries guy is all man and he wants a feminine girlfriend. So, get out the make up, put on the short skirts, and play up your Scarlett O’Hara. That’s what you do when you have an Aries as a boyfriend.
An Aries as a boyfriend prefers an intelligent girlfriend, but he doesn’t want her to “wear the trousers.” You may find yourself deferring to his opinions in order to make him happy.
He wants his partner to be able to keep up with him.
Don’t play games if you have an Aries as a boyfriend. He prefers an honest approach from his girlfriend. He is psychologically in tune with the universe and is able to see right through any tricks you play.
Here’s some suggestions for women with various zodiac signs paired with an Aries as a boyfriend:
· Aquarius – You are both fun loving and adventurous. Your friends love having you around. Beware of trampling on each other’s individuality though.
· Aries – You’re both fired up by the energy of Mars, but beware of butting heads. Find personal, non-conflicting activities to keep your individuality.
· Cancer – Cancers who long for Aries as a Boyfriend may have to settle for friendship as this is not a good romantic match. While opposites sometimes do attract, the Cancer woman can be hurt by the Aries’ forcefulness.
· Capricorn – If you can learn to cooperate rather than compete, this pairing will do well.
· Gemini – Expect dynamite when the Gemini woman meets the Aries man. This can be good in the bedroom, but can lead to a lot of arguments in the home.
· Leo – These signs have powerful physical attraction to each other. The Leo can be a flirt which the Aries has a hard time handling. Leos and Aries must also learn the art of compromise if they are to stay together.
· Libra – The Libra with an Aries as a boyfriend needs to take caution with the relationship. The Libra’s search for harmony conflicts with the Aries’ adventurous, conflictual style.
· Pieces – The Pieces is a water sign and the Aries is a fire sign. That means that the Pieces woman can temper the Aries man. He’ll need to hold back sometimes to keep his woman happy. You are so different that you’ll be able to learn a lot from each other.
· Sagittarius – This is a good match. When a Sag has an Aries as a boyfriend, their wit, drive, and impulsiveness mean they get along well in the bedroom and out.
· Scorpio – Scorpios and Aries are both power seekers. When they learn to work together to get what they want, they will do well. An Aries man with political or business ambitions would do well with a Scorpio woman who likes to be “the woman behind the man.”
· Taurus – There may be a power struggle when a Taurus has an Aries as a boyfriend. Taurus’s have a slow and methodical approach to life whereas the Aries is always ready to get up and go. Over time, the Aries man may develop an appreciation for the Taurus’ steadiness while the Taurus woman may find excitement in her boyfriend’s spontaneity.
· Virgo – When a Virgo has an Aries as a boyfriend, she will often find herself in a power struggle. This combination on the horoscope may lead to each finding fault with each other. But while Aries is the leader, the Virgo woman will find the resources to bring them into fruition.
If you have an Aries as a boyfriend, take care to cater to his strengths while asserting your own needs at the same time.
Xbox 360’s Mutant Storm Reloaded
A fun game available on the Xbox Live Arcade is Mutant Storm Reloaded. It is even one my girlfriend will play with me. The game is fairly simple, mutants spawn in a room and you shoot them. The game uses only the two sticks which I prefer over button mashing. The game progress through 89 different boards with several different difficulty levels called belts. This gives the game a lot of playing time. However, the boards aren’t all that different from one another. It was cool how the colors and shapes of the guys varied a little bit from board to board.
My girlfriend enjoyed it because we could play cooperatively and did not get into fights. We played for 8 hours straight the first night we got it. She also thought the graphics looked really interesting and fun. She played a lot of the one player boards by herself when I wasn’t home. And, what’s nice about all the arcade games is that you don’t have to reload a disc everytime you want to play a new game. I’m a lazy gamer, and just selecting from stuff I’ve downloaded is nice.
It wasn’t the easiest game to get achievements on but it was just fun. I’ve only managed about 50 achievement points after hours of game play. However, most of the achievements are unlocked in single player and we mainly played cooperatively. If you remember the game Smash TV, it is an updated version of that game. After you play it enough to start getting good it becomes pretty addictive but never ceases to be challenging.
I would recommend this game to just about any gamer. It is easy enough for novice players to get into it without becoming frustrated. It is also challenging enough for your advanced gamer. Even your most advanced gamer will not beat this game in its first night. One of the best features on this game is the cooperative play. Nothing feels better than killing mutants with your best friend.
Understanding Women on Valentine’s Day
One complaint that many men have is that they just don’t understand what women expect from them on Valentine’s Day. This can make planning for Valentine’s Day a very stressful experience for men. They are worried that the gift they buy will say the wrong thing or that their gift will be misinterpreted by their girlfriend or wife. As a result they often wind up either doing too much or too little on Valentine’s Day and have trouble finding that happy balance where their gift will be appreciated without their partners reading too much into the gift. The key to finding this perfect gift is to understand women and how they think of Valentine’s Day.
The most important rule for men to remember is that when women say it is okay for you to not do anything for Valentine’s Day, 99.99% of the time they do not mean this. It is true there are some women who really do not expect anything from their boyfriends or husbands on Valentine’s Day but the vast majority will be extremely disappointed if you allow Valentine’s Day to pass without even a card or a small gift. So unless you are absolutely sure your partner is one of those women who really does not care about Valentine’s Day it is a safe bet to at least get a card and a flower for the special woman in your life. She is likely to be disappointed if you don’t.
Now you might be wondering what type of card you should get for the special woman in your life on Valentine’s Day. There are humorous cards available for purchase on Valentine’s Day but again unless you are absolutely sure this is the type of card your partner will like it is a better idea to go with a romantic card. You can find these types of cards expressing a number of different sentiments and are likely to find a card which expresses your feelings about the relationship perfectly. Men may not realize this but women typically put a great deal of time and effort into selecting your card and they may be disappointed if you do not do the same when selecting a card for them.
Men should also be aware that women do not want to be reminded of their diets on Valentine’s Day. Your girlfriend or wife may talk about wanting to lose weight and may be trying to exercise and eat right but this does not mean she wants you to buy her sugar free candy and give her workout equipment for Valentine’s Day. You may think you are doing something great for your girlfriend or wife but trust us on this one, she will think you are calling her fat. If you really want to support your partner in her diet efforts, you can give her a small box of chocolates and a piece of jewelry instead. Conversely, a box of diet cookies and a workout video are not likely to be well received.
Finally, one of the most important things for men to remember is it really is the thought that counts. Women want to feel special on Valentine’s Day. Extravagant gifts may seem like a good idea and may be well received but most women really just want to know that you love them on Valentine’s Day. So whether you give them expensive jewelry or make the effort to cook them dinner they will know how you feel about them.
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Gift Basket Ideas for Women
If you have a woman in your life whom you need to buy a present for whether it be Christmas, a birthday, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Sweetest Day, or any of the special days that you and her share then chances are that you will also have to give her a gift. Many men love showering the women in their life with gifts galore, but for some it can actually be quite a tough challenge!
For this reason many men over the years have resorted to simply buying generic gift baskets that may be filled with unrecognizable perfumes, chocolate candies, as well as a variety of other soap and deodorant products. Indeed, these are some of the most common products and gifts that are usually included with pre-packed gift baskets, but chances are that there aren’t enough intimate gifts in these gift baskets to satisfy either you or her.
Creating a gift basket doesn’t have to be that difficult and there are plenty of ways that men can do it without a whole lot of extra fluff or worry, too. If you enjoy being creative on the other hand then you may have a few ideas of your own. Nevertheless, filling a gift basket with all sorts of products for her that will be well received should be done if you can not find any other suitable gift for the special woman in your life.
Yes, perfumes are some of the products that are thrown in generic gift baskets, but those kinds of perfumes are not the ones that are going to be carefully placed in the gift basket you are going to create. On the contrary, chances are that if you know your special lady well enough, be it your girlfriend or wife, then you also know many of the perfumes that you like to smell on her and that she loves wearing! The amount of perfume that you buy for the gift basket doesn’t have to be a great amount considering that other gifts will be in the basket as well. But perhaps buying a 2-3 ounce perfume bottle will be good enough for the gift basket.
On the other hand, jewelry isn’t usually placed in a generic, pre-packaged gift basket. But if you know that she loves jewelry and you have gotten jewelry for her in the past then this definitely is a definite must to place in the gift basket. Whether you want to invest in an expensive diamond ring to place in the center of the gift basket or you want to buy less expensive necklaces and rings to place throughout the gift basket itself, jewelry can be a great addition to the gift basket!
Even though you may never have thought about lingerie being placed in a gift basket for you special girlfriend, wife, or lover this can be a good piece of clothing for you and her! In addition, laying the lingerie out discreetly on the bottom of the gift basket itself will be like a whole other surprise in itself. The lingerie can be used as a gift basket bottom layer so that the other gifts can be set on top.
All in all, these gifts are great to be placed in a gift basket and chances are that she’ll love every bit of it! Just remember: when making a gift basket for your wife or girlfriend stick to the most romantic gifts that you can think of to put in the gift basket!
Some Weird Valentines Gift Ideas
If you want to give your significant other with some outrageous but memorable gift, then we can suggest some. Valentine’s Day is a time to say how much you love your spouse or significant other. Sometimes it would help to be wacky about it and make a laugh from the gift giving. This Valentine’s Day choose to be looser and keep things light and avoid boredom by considering these weird gift ideas.
His and Hers Pillowcases
Make it a very funny valentine with his and hers pillowcases. It is a very fun and cute way to spend valentines with a loved one. You can also give this gift for weddings. This gift can also be perfect for other couples that matter in your life. The pillowcases are so adorable and could be a source of fun to anybody that gets this set as gift. Give a his and hers pillowcase is a useful and funny gift idea.
Weird Stuffed Animals
Well giving stuffed animals is ordinary especially during Valentine’s Day. This year, why not bring some change and give your significant other some weird-looking stuffed animal. Don’t go for that boring teddy bear that has never changed for ages. Look for unique or better yet those disfigured animals that you often see on Saturday Morning Cartoons. Be funny, cute and differently adorable by giving your girlfriend or wife something out of the ordinary.
Want to be a bit kinky? Why not give your wife some edible underwear. Make her feel sexy during this hearts’ day and still have a grand time disposing it by eating it away. You will find it very interesting and fun to have this kind of intimate apparel that you can also digest. Buy her even if it is not Valentine’s Day and keep your intimate relation with a significant other fun and burning at the same time.
Why give boring chocolates when you can buy your wife or girlfriend some weird-looking chocolates. Try an anatomically-accurate heart chocolate, unlike those boring heart-shaped ones. Why not have a chocolate that is shaped like your significant others favorite cartoon character. Better yet find some brain-shaped chocolates and tell your significant other that love is something that originates from the hypothalamus area of the brain.
Wake up the intimacy and innocence in your relationship by having a walkie-talkie. You can talk with a significant other and pretend that they are away from you. Talk about mundane things to the most kinky. It is all up to you.
Since it is Valentine’s Day and you have been giving people lots of stuff, why not give your wife or girlfriend—nothing. Well not actually nothing, nothing but a bookmark or a door hanger that says nothing. It is weird because you are actually giving nothing but you are still giving something. Confused? That is the idea. Still don’t get it. That makes the giving of nothing really weird. After you give out nothing—sneak something like a piece of jewelry or a bunch of roses to console them as if they just found out that they were a victim of a practical joke. But when your significant other accepts nothing—then you have proven that the love is true!
10 Common Lies Told by Women
Why are some relationships more honest than others? Why are some couples more truthful with each other while others like to deceive the partner? Nobody deserves to be lied, but there are no doubts that women are telling lies considerably and often. But so men do the same.
If you have trust issues in your relationship, in general, a woman may lie to you. Trust is something that you must build from the beginning of the relationship. Even though, a lot of people say ‘‘white lies” in order to make others feel better. Some women lie because, as caring creatures they want to spare the feelings of the man they are dating or seeing.
So, here are some common lies told by women that you should know. Someday you might hear them from your partner and it is better to know their real meaning.
1.You’re perfect. I love you just the way you are and I wouldn’t change a thing about you. Let’s be serious; nobody is perfect. At the beginning of a relationship all of them say this because they didn’t know you very well but after some time will definitely find something that needs changed. So, if she tells you something like this, don’t be too enthusiastic because she finds you perfect just for a couple of days, and after that she will ask you to change.
2.You’re right. Every time you are arguing with you’re girlfriend usually ends up by telling you that you are right? Maybe this makes you feel proud of you, but you have to know that this is a big lie. She said this just to make you shut up, even if she didn’t consider that you’re right. She knows that after a while you will see that she was right, and may be waiting for apologize.
3.Nothing is wrong. The most common lie ” I’m fine” when asked if there is something wrong is the most used by women. You see that she is upset, she is acting strange or doesn’t want to talk to you too much and ask her what is the problem she says that everything is fine. They don’t want to tell the real truth but they are expecting that men to figure out that something is wrong and those they had a mistake with something.
4.I do love sports honey. Maybe she agrees to stay and watch with you every week at a football game but this doesn’t really mean that she like it. She accepts to do this just to show you that she is different from other girls and you have common interest. You may be thinking that you have found the perfect girl for you, because not many of them would like to stay to watch football, but don’t be too happy because after a while she might had enough and get angry every time you sit down to watch a game.
5.I like spending time with your friends. At the beginning this is ok, but not too much. Even if they are good friends of you, she would like to spend more time alone with you and not with your friends. If she didn’t tell you already this, she will ask you to keep visits from your buddies at minimum and then she might keep pretending she loves them.
6.Your family is adorable, so I like spending time with your family. The truth? Maybe twice a month. Think about it. Do you really think that she likes to spend time with your family where everybody is criticizing her and watch her every move? She agrees to spend time with your family when is necessary but she doesn’t do it with much pleasure even if she is pretending in front of you that she likes them.
7.Your bank account doesn’t matter. I hope you didn’t believe this. We all know that this is definitely a lie. All women want a guy that is financial stable and independent, a guy that can assure her a future with no financial problems. This doesn’t mean that you have to be very rich to have a girlfriend, but you have to have some money.
8.It doesn’t bother to me if you look after women or go with your boys at strip-clubs. This is too good to be truth. Even she says that this is ok, she will definitely be upset that you want to go. They hate to feel second best to a night out with the guys, and accept this in order to make themselves seem less pathetically needy. If you choose to go, she will make you a lot of comments after, so you better think twice before you go.
9.You are very good in bed. If she choose to speak about this topic without you ask her, you don’t have to believe all she says. If she starts to compliment you about your sexual experience it doesn’t mean that she really believes that. Often a woman who cares about a man tell him all that she knows he wants to hear just to make him feel good about himself. So think about your girlfriend, your relationship, your sexual experience and see if you really deserve compliments on this topic.
10.Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. If you just make a mistake, or fail in bed, you might hear this lie from your girlfriend. She doesn’t want to show you how upset she is on you but in her mind thinks something else. I wouldn’t be too sure that your mistake is forgiven and I would worry in not making too many ” accidents” like these.
With all these presented, now will be more easy for you to know when your girlfriend is lying. As you see, what a woman says is not what she really thinks.
Is He Really Through With His Ex-Girlfriend?
There’s really no rule to not being in touch with a former flame. In fact, befriending your exes is possible. However, how would you feel if you know your boyfriend is still keeping in touch with her ex? They might be just friends – or not. You can’t really tell if someone is been over with his feelings unless he admits it. But it case, he hasn’t, then try to look for telltale signs that could – probably – tells you he’s not yet over with her ex. All you could probably say is – Ouch!
• He’s always ready to lend a hand if his ex needs one. If your guy still finds a way to help his ex in every small ways then he’s better off as his ex’s handy man. No matter how you say that he’s just being nice and gentleman, there’s still something wrong. But if there’s no boundary anymore to how he goes to her when she needs him, then it’s a different story. The mere fact that the ex can freely contact your boyfriend is no way acceptable. So the question now – why do they still act as if they’ve been friends and no dumping ever happened? Just be extra careful about trusting your boyfriend or else you’ll just end getting hurt.
• He still keeps in touch – excessively. A single text from his ex once in awhile might be tolerable but to the point where he barely text you back since he’s been busy prioritizing his attention to someone else is like a big slap on you. You can be suspicious all you want especially if they have an exact time of the day when they chat on the phone or sends back and forth some emails.
• He still talks about her ex. And he does this like you’re just a friend listening to how he talks about a current girlfriend! Sharing something that happened in the past is alright, its just to show that he’s been over her. However, in some cases, he talks about her ex – yes, but trying to come up a conversation about her every single time is nothing more than intriguing. Look onto his eyes everytime he talk about her ex. You can perhaps manage to take a hint – probably by how his eyes smiles and flutters everytime he mentions her ex’s name. Betting that it is only a torture for you as his current girlfriend.
• He accepts her invites to some gathering and events – excitedly. If your guy is really not dumb, he’s probably dumber. It’s a shame seeing your boyfriend escorting his none other than ex in events. Flaunting your boyfriend like a trophy – as if they are still together. What would people think about you then, that you’re pretty nice for sharing your boyfriend? You are not being possessive, you’re just being decent as a guest since you don’t want any more scandals. At the end of the day, you need to confront your boyfriend about it, if he’s against it and telling you you’re just overreacting then, that gives out everything. You have to break it off with him.
• He still conveys his emotion like hating the thought of his ex having someone one. This basically sums up all the signs. Hate is a strong emotion often associated with love. So whenhe says he hates her new boyfriend, then theres a big possibility of him having lingering feelings up until now. If he keeps on forcing that he has moved on but still his emotions doesn’t feel like someone who had moved on. Then might as well start your way alone and moving on without him.
These are just the common signs that he ain’t over the ex girlfriend. However, don’t let your jealousy overrule your judgment, although, it can be very hard on your part to stay calm amidst all the signs. Before you drown yourself into your own tears, ask your guy if he wants to say something important. If he tries to be innocent about something then ask him straight in the eye about how you’re feeling about him and his ex. Whatever his answer would be either his admitting or not, just stay on the lookout.
Russian Romance – I Love You
Romance and Russia, the two words just go together. Unless, of course, you are trying to speak in Russian.
The Russian language is not one that is typically considered a romance language. Based on the Cyrillic alphabet, there are a lot of stops and starts not to mention the occasional harsh noise. Given the fact that I was from California and thus could barely speak proper English, it was all the more a challenge.
In that I was living in Russia for a year, it was inevitable I would pick up a Russian girlfriend. Hey, there had to be at least one crazy one in the city!
Russian women are much sought after for their beauty and grace. Indeed, 9 out of 10 desperate men prefer to order addresses from a Russian mail order bride web site versus all other nationalities. Okay, I made that up, but you get the idea.
In truth, I found Russian women to be all they are touted to be and excellent cooks. As a single male in Siberia sans microwave, the cooking part was critical. Due to the lack of Pepto in Siberia, poisoning oneself is not recommended.
Still, Russian women do suffer from one flaw inherent in all women. Upon finding a boyfriend lacking in certain areas, a Russian woman will endeavor to fix them. In my case, the improvement involved the Russian language and love.
Ya tyebya lyublyu! This is the Russian phrase for “I love you.” At no point in time could I pronounce it correctly. I could declare my love, but never in the right direction. Because of the nuances of the Russian language, my inability to profess my love would lead me to say the equivalent of:
“I love tree”
“I love door”
“I love dog”
Of course, I could cuss like a local, but that was frowned upon by the girlfriend.
After months of aggravation, my girlfriend became determined to resolve this flaw in my moral character. Practice was the key and practice I did. Like that odd person in the bookstore, I mumbled “Ya tyebya lyublyu!” everywhere I went. This often led to random Russian women smiling at me and less enthusiastic Russian men giving me harsh looks. I won’t even mention what the occasional dog tried to do to my leg. Despite my efforts, my immortal soul could not be fixed. We gave up. Still, she had the determined look in her eyes, so I knew I wasn’t out of the woods yet.
One fine Siberian winter morning, which is to say it was –30 degrees, I was groggily greeted by an excited Tatyana. I was ordered to say “yellow blue bus.” I did. I was told to say it faster. I did. A yelp of triumph was heard across the permafrost of Siberia.
I had learned how to say “I love you” in Russian.
The door to which I had professed my love so many times went into depression.
Secrets for Success in Meeting her Parents
There is nothing as stressful and intimidating as
having to meet the parents of your girlfriend for
the first time. But, if you know how to handle
this, you will see that can be a real interesting
It comes a day in your life when you figure out
that your relationship with your girlfriend is
getting serious and she has to take you to meet
her parents and family. This is a big step in
your relationship and it is very important to
make a good impression from the beginning, if you
want that they agree to meet their girl anymore.
There are several occasions in which you can meet
her parents, such as a holiday or birthday,
picking her up for a date, or just a dinner in
family prepared special for the meeting. No
matter in which circumstances you meet, for
impressing her parents you must be prepared.
First of all, dress to impress. You must be
presentable at your meeting, that’s why the best
to wear is probably a suit. Your performance will
be judged by the first impression you make in
Before the big meeting make sure to find out from
your girlfriend all the details about her family,
so you will know what to talk with them. Ask
where her parents work, about their personality
if they are very serious or they have sense of
humor, and if they like funny people or much
reserved, to know how to act with them. It is
important to know some details, to not refer to
her grandparents if you don’t know if they are
Also asking questions about her family will show
her that you really care, that you are interested,
and ready to do all the sacrifices that are
necessary to make their parents like you.
Remember that in the first meeting you must make
sure that they observe your good manners, to
prove her parents that you deserve to be with
If the meeting takes place at their home, don’t
forget to bring a gift, such as flowers, a box of
chocolate or a bottle of wine to show that you
are polite. Be confident, give her father a firm
handshake, and as a sign of respect call him Sir.
You have to make a good conversation, but also be
prepared for many questions towards your family.
Don’t panic, relax and look in them eyes and
answer as nicely as you can. Be prepared to
answer at the question about what do you want to
do in the future. Speak about your job, family,
sports, but don’t bring any discussion about
money, politics or personal questions. Asking
questions about their family will show your
interest about them, as far as your aim is to get
along with both partners, to get on their good
Keep a smiled face to show you are friendly; be
personable, polite and respectful. Flatters her
mother’s look or clothing and compliment her
cooking by finishing your plate. You may offer
your help to clean up the dishes; this will
certainly impress her mother.
Be yourself, to see from the beginning how you
are, and don’t show too much affection towards
your girlfriend in their presence, one kiss is
enough, to not think her parents that you are
Before you leave tell her parents that it was a
pleasure meeting them and they have a very
You will see that it will be harder with her
father which wouldn’t accept easy that now it is
another man in his daughter life except him, but
if you conquered her mother you will see that she
will be the one which will invite you for dinner
and will defend you in front of her husband if
she really likes you.
So, meeting her parents can’t be so bad, and if
you really success with this meeting it will base
a great friendship between you, which will have a
big positive effect on your relationship.
Is Your Girlfriend A Compulsive Liar?
Ideally, a relationship should be built on trust, respect and honesty. Keeping important things to yourself and not sharing it with your partner might eventually ruin your relationship.
There is such a thing as being a compulsive liar. If you are in a relationship and you love your partner too much to let him or her go, then you might want to take a look at the signs and reasons behind being a compulsive liar:
This bad habit can stem from having a very low self-confidence.
There are several reasons why one would compulsively or deliberately lie.
One of which is having a low self-esteem. If you do not love yourself enough, then you can never love anyone else completely and selflessly.
Having a low self-esteem can later on lead to compulsive lying.
Take this as an example. A girl who had a humiliating childhood experience or comes from a broken family is very ashamed of her family background.
Before she finally reaches adulthood, she is at a very awkward stage where it takes very little to wound her fragile ego.
As a result, she makes up stories about his family background, and lies about herself.
Once she sees that her stories are weaving magic on other people and the stories make them like her, what is the result?
She will keep on weaving lies, and this habit she will take with her until she grows into a mature adult.
People with this complex never think that they are, nor will they ever be, as good as the people around them. In the above example, once the girl turns out into a woman and she is at a stage where she begins to have relationships, guess what will happen?
Instead of breaking the chain and finding ways to stop the habit, she will keep on lying to keep a man interested.
In the end, she will never have a stable relationship because the truth about her will come out eventually.
What if my girlfriend IS a compulsive liar?
If you are a man with a girlfriend who is a compulsive liar, there is a very high probability that you will get hurt in the process. Once you find out about the web of lies that she told, will you still find it in your heart to forgive her?
Unfortunately, having a relationship with a compulsive liar is quite harmful to other people’s feelings.
Compulsive liars cannot help lying ‘even to their loved ones’ and if you have a girlfriend with this condition and she does not want to seek help, then you are at a crossroads.
As heart-wrenching as it is to let go of somebody you love with this kind of situation, you have no choice but to let go. Otherwise, you are just letting yourself in for more heartbreak.
Compulsive liar sign #1: I am afraid to face the truth.
A compulsive liar feels that it is but natural to lie, so she is actually afraid of facing up to facts. She is always in denial. She wants to believe the lies that she made up, so much so that she sometimes believe it to be true. In fact, she wants it to be the truth.
Usually, compulsive liars develop this habit at an early age and it is carried on to their adulthood.
Compulsive liar sign #2: My lies are better than your truth.
Compulsive liars usually experience jealousy and fear towards other people.
He or she will also feel that since they are so used to lying, they can easily see through the deceit of other people. Thus, they show an air of authority, and they think that other people will never see through their lies.
This develops into a vicious cycle that is even more destructive for the person with this complex, and will surely affect the people around him or her.
Compulsive liar sign #3: I lie for my own purposes.
This statement is actually a lie by itself because compulsive liars can lie for any reason at all, even if they would not gain anything from it.
The habit of lying has become deeply indebted in their system that they cannot escape from it.
The cure for compulsive lying depends on the person herself. If you are in a relationship with someone who is a compulsive liar, ask yourself, is she worth saving? The answer is, of course! Any person who wants to be cured of the compulsion to lie is worth saving.
The key is that she herself should want to change and do away with this habit. With some professional advise, some help from you and your loved ones, then you can take the first step to curing your girlfriend from this ‘disease’ of compulsive lying.
How Often Should You Call A Woman?
We all know that communication is key to a healthy relationship. What some men might not realize is the importance of phone calls. How often to call a girlfriend? When to call a girl? How often to return a girl’s calls?
The telephone- a miracle of the modern age, allowing communication through vast distances. Although this wonder tool has been one of man’s most important assets throughout human history, it has also been the source of some of man’s biggest dilemmas and many a headache, particularly pertaining to girls. This dilemma is only compounded by the advent of answering services, caller trace and other suchlike devices.
Knowing when and how often to call is something every guy should know if he wishes to master the art of telecommunication with the fairer sex. After all, this knowledge can really make or break a relationship even before it has actually begun.
Calling for the first time
So you meet the girl of your dreams in a club one night. You somehow build up the courage to talk to her and BAM!, instant connection. Interesting conversation then ensues. She actually laughs at your jokes and, wonder of wonders, she gives out her phone number.
So, mission accomplished, right? Wrong. Sorry son, but this battle has barely just begun. The first call is often the most daunting, and causes men the most agitating problems. Basically screwing this up can mean clipping the wings of a possibly beautiful relationship before it has a chance to take flight.
Timing is everything
Be sure not to jump the gun. It is important to time the first call properly for maximum effect. Calling too soon to ask a girl out can give the impression of being too eager. Around three days is an ample waiting period. “Huh? Who is this again?” Waiting too long can be just as bad. Nothing is worse than being forgotten. It’s important not to wait longer than a week to avoid a possibly embarrassing conversation.
So now you’ve finally got a girlfriend. You’ve been dating for a while. Telecommunication is still an important part of the relationship.
Here are some things to remember:
First and foremost, when you say you’re going to call her, call her. Not calling when she’s expecting one can cause her to contemplate your intentions. This may lead the girlfriend to think you’re not really into it. She might even start looking elsewhere for some tender loving care.
Avoid calling during work. Once in a while when you have a valid reason is okay, but too much can be distracting to her.
Schedule your call after working hours. Even if you have nothing to do the whole day, she does not need to know that. It’s imperative to give the impression of having a busy and eventful life. Of course, it’s even better if you actually have one. Also, it’s best to call in the middle of the week if you’re going to ask her out for the weekend. This will allow plenty of time to prepare for the possible rendezvous.
After leaving a message, all that’s left is to wait for a return call. Days later, could it be possible that she’s not calling back? No, that’s not possible. The message must have gone astray, right? Well, if the message was left to somebody else, there’s a relatively good chance that she didn’t receive it. So feel free to call back after a day. If it’s left to some sort of answering service, chances are she received it and just doesn’t want to call back.
If she leaves a message, you might want to wait a day to call back so as not to seem to be at her every beck and call. Exceptions apply when the message goes somewhere along the lines of, “Help, my house is on fire!”
If you find yourself geographically apart for a time, you don’t have to necessarily bombard her with phone calls. Just make sure that the calls you make are meaningful. You might even send a personalized gift or card just to remind her of you.
Generally you can’t call your girlfriend too often unless of course she’s finding reasons to cut the conversation short. This is a sign that she is showing traces of suffocation. Three times a day just to say howdy is a bit much.
As is with the other important things in life, when it comes to calling your girlfriend, it is the quality and not the quantity that matters most. And above all, don’t forget to call when you say you will.
How to Deal with a Jealous Girlfriend
Jealousy is a whole bundle of feelings that tend
to get lumped together. It is one of the most
destructive and painful emotions in a dating
relationship. Jealousy is about fear of losing
power of control in a relationship. Jealousy is
sweet sometimes, but in moderation. Too much
jealousy can destroy a relationship, because is
driving a wedge between the two.
You have a relationship for a long time with an
amazing girl, you love her very much, but the
problem is that she is very jealous and that’s
why you are arguing a lot. You don’t want to lose
her so you have to deal with it.
But she is over reacting: she calls you in the
middle of the night to make sure that you are at
home, she is checking your mobile phone, calls
you when you go out with your friends to see
where you are and how much you stay or becomes
very angry when she sees you looking or talking
with any other girl. Also she gets suspicious and
make accusations which are not all heartfelt, it’
s teasing you a lot, accuse you of being
unfaithful even if there is no basis for her to
think this way. After a while you are enough of
all this, but you are ready to make all the
sacrifices you can to understand her and make her
stop with all these.
There are many reasons we feel jealous and though
it is a normal human emotion to feel. Jealousy
comes from insecurity. Maybe she is afraid that
you will see another girl and suddenly like her
more that you like her. So, try to not give her
many reasons to feel jealous. Avoid looking at
other girls in her presence, don’t compare her
with other girls, don’t exclude her from your
future plans and also avoid having female best
friends. If you have already a best female friend
and don’t want to lose any of them, you should
try meeting them both and making them become
No matter the reasons why she feels jealous, you
should try to understand why she feels that way.
As an example, maybe she can’t deal with the fact
that before her you had a girlfriend, your first
girlfriend with whom you stayed more than with
her, you loved her, but all is over because she
betrayed you. But your actual girlfriend doesn’t
want to accept that, and continues to be jealous
on her. Explain her that she has to accept that
we all have a past and move on because that past
isn’t going to change, and assure her that she is
the only one for you.
Maybe all of us which have a relationship for
some time and love their partner are sometimes a
little jealous. Think about it: how would you
feel to see her at school or work talking with
other guys, and comes and tells you how great
they are, wouldn’t you be jealous? Or maybe there
are some people around her that you don’t like
and don’t trust in them, and then you see that
you are jealous too. A little bit of jealousy is
healthy, but in her case, which is over reacting,
she may need some help from you to get over it.
The best thing you can do to deal with your
jealous girlfriend and to not break up with her
is to talk sincere with her and tell her how you
feel. Also be faithful to her and explain her
that you know that relationships are based on
trust so you are going to be sincere with her all
the time. Communicate sincerely and with calm and
tell her she needs to get her self – esteem in
check, because she is splinting you apart.
Having a heart to heart discussion and explain
her that all this jealous behavior will drive you
away. Often an honest exchange of feelings will
solve the problem.
The jealousy often ruined the relationship
because it push away the other partner more and
more with every fight and argue they had; after
some time the partner which is accused all the
time had enough and leave. But if you really love
her and want that your relationship continues,
make an agree both, to stop arguing so much. You
will not give her so many reasons to be jealous,
and she will try to not call you so many times a
Take The Guesswork Out Of Jewelry With These Useful Tips
Finding the most current and helpful jewelry information is not always the easiest thing to do. There is so much information available on the internet that you may soon be conflicted as to which information will be of use to you. You are in luck. Here you will find some of the best jewelry tips available.
When you are trying to buy jewelry for your girlfriend, get her best friend’s opinion first. It is pretty likely that your girlfriend and her best friend share fashion tips and go shopping together. Her best friend will probably know what styles of jewelry will appeal to your girlfriend, so run your selection past her first. But, make sure if you’re trying to make your gift a surprise, that you swear the girlfriend to secrecy!
You can easily create your own special charm bracelets. You can purchase blank charm bracelets at almost any jewelry store you can think of. The best part is putting on your own charms. Don’t be boring or bland by buying a pre-made charm bracelet. Display your private memories and personality with charms that mean something to you. Collect charms from different places you love to visit or take apart vintage pieces of mismatched jewelry that no longer serve a purpose. Making your own charm bracelet is not only a fun pastime, but also proves to be a fashion statement.
Try keeping up with jewelry trends. Like with fashion, jewelry also follows seasonal trends and you can find a style and color combination that is right for you. You can even find specialty items that go with clothing pieces in your own personal wardrobe. The possibilities and combinations are endless.
If you want to shop for jewelry, consider selling some. Take anything you don’t wear regularly to a pawn shop or other establishment and have it looked it. Some of the pieces might actually be worth far more than you think given the prices of gold and silver. Also, having a salesperson quote prices will quickly cause emotional reactions you can use to gauge whether or not you really want to keep certain pieces. Sell the ones you are comfortable with, or trade. Keep the ones you want with increased awareness of their value, both to you and financially.
Understanding the different cuts of a diamond will make your jewelry purchase much easier. The cut of a diamond refers to the actual cut of the diamond, not the shape of the diamond. The cut is extremely important when making a diamond jewelry purchase because it determines the brilliance and the overall sparkle factor associated with the item.
Combine your gold and silver jewelry. What used to be “so not in fashion” is now considered modern and sleek. Gold earrings can be worn with a silver necklace, or you can even pair gold and silver rings on one hand. The color combination goes great with any outfit as well.
Continuing to learn and grow is imperative to personal success, no matter what the subject may be. Now that you are more properly educated about jewelry, you can look forward to greater levels of success. Keep these tips in mind, and you can be confident in any jewelry decisions you make.
Understanding How To Care For Your Jewelry
There is really no point in trying to procure jewelry if you have no idea what qualities to look for when you are searching. You should also know what steps you need to take to keep your jewelry in the best condition possible so that it will have a much longer life. The following article is full or helpful ideas for buying and maintaining your beautiful jewelry.
Buy dainty jewelry for slender women, and chunkier jewelry for a larger lady. If your wife is petite, then a tiny watch is appropriate. Buy the same watch for your six-foot tall spouse and it might not even fit on her wrist! Whatever you do, DON’T buy men’s jewelry for a woman! She’ll know the second she lays eyes on it and could be offended.
To help jewelry maintain its maximum possible value you should aim to keep it in a pristine condition. Not only will it look better on you but it will also fetch a higher asking price should you ever decide to sell it. Semi annual trips to jewelry store for regular cleanings will help accomplish this.
When buying pieces of jewelry that are unique, consider trying to buy as much of a complete set as you can. With unique pieces, it may be hard to find other jewelry that is complementary. Buying a complete set of unique jewelry also makes it easy to give each part of the set as a separate gift over time.
If you own gold or silver jewelry be sure to take it off when you shower, sleep or submerse that area of your body in water. By doing these things you will prevent the jewelry from varnishing faster. The beauty of fine jewelry is it’s sparkle and gleam.
Before you set foot in a jewelry store, calculate in advance exactly how much you are willing and able to spend on the perfect ring, necklace, or bracelet. Share this number with the sales associate, who can then direct you toward pieces that are within your price range. Otherwise, you risk falling in love with a piece that is out of your league.
When you are trying to buy jewelry for your girlfriend, get her best friend’s opinion first. It is pretty likely that your girlfriend and her best friend share fashion tips and go shopping together. Her best friend will probably know what styles of jewelry will appeal to your girlfriend, so run your selection past her first. But, make sure if you’re trying to make your gift a surprise, that you swear the girlfriend to secrecy!
If you are an athlete and still want to sparkle with jewelry on the field or on the court, you need to look for items that have small charms and are light weight in nature. You also are better off purchasing items that are pure silver or gold since they won’t irritate your skin when you are sweating.
If you are careful and adhere to many of the tips that you have read here then you should be on your way to obtaining some lovely pieces of jewelry. Now you will know the best buying methods and the best ways to care for these very treasured possessions.
4 Unique Ways to Get Out of The Doghouse with Your Girlfriend
1. Hire a Mariachi Band or Local Acapella Group to Serenade Her
Unless she truly hates you, this will surely put a smile on her face and have her inviting you back into her comfort zone again.
Be sure to pick a humorous or joyful song; go for a sense of fun, not desperation.
2. Pay a Homeless Guy to Hold Up a Sign for Her
If you live in a major metropolitan area, chances are you and your girlfriend regularly walk by homeless people.
They would love to have , let alone . Find a homeless person along the route she usually walks on her way to work.
Come up with a witty sign, like “Angela, John Would Like to Apologize for Going to Poker Night Instead of Visiting with You and Your Family. Will you Forgive him? – From John”
Or whatever — be sure to be creative and witty. I guarantee she will get a kick out of this. You might have to show the homeless guy a picture of her so he knows he needs to get her attention, but having her name on the sign should do the trick.
3. Propose Marriage to Her at a Baseball Game
This one only works if she will go with you to a sporting event. During 7th inning stretch, half-time or throughout the event, they will often post announcements up on the big screen displays throughout the stadium.
Before the game, visit the gaming office where you can tell them to make these announcements, and say that you’d like to make on for a wedding proposal. (or perhaps just to say hi, if she wouldn’t react nicely to a full-on practical joke like this!)
Be sure to keep an eye on the big screen throughout the game, so as not to miss the announcement.
4. Write Your Message in the Sky
We’ve all seen this in the movies, but how many people actually have the guts to go through with it in real life?
For as little as 0, you can hire an airplane to fly a message to your girlfriend across the sky.
Infidelity – Caught In The Act
Trust is an essential element to any relationship.
This lies at the heart of a strong relationship.
But, once that trust has been abused, it will be
very hard to rebuild that into the relationship.
Let’s say that you have a relationship for some
time and you really love your partner. Although,
you have been caught having an affair by your
girlfriend. No matter how she caught you, she saw
the messages from your mobile, she heard you
talking with the other or saw you together, you
have to deal the situation if you really want to
save your relationship.
Infidelity causes intense emotional pain, anger,
disbelief, fear, guilt, shame; but an affair
doesn’t have to mean the end of your
Here are some useful tips that may help you save
– end the affair – first of all you must end your
affair; if you choose to stay with your
girlfriend, you must end all interactions and
communications with the other
– be honest- open communication with your partner
it is very important; if she caught you in the
act and she know now that you have been
unfaithful to her, you have told her already many
lies, so now you must confess; don’t deny,
because this will make things worst;
– apologize her – even if you like it with the
other, show your girlfriend that you are sorry
for the pain you caused her and promise her that
you finished your affair; convince her that you
really love her and you don’t wanna lose her for
– talk to her – if she wants to know all the
details, you’ve better tell her even if she will
be hurt, and let her vent her hurt and anger; she
will tell how she feels more than once but you
should understand her and listen; remember that
it is your fault that she feels like that
– identify the issues – identify often points to
underlying problems in your relationship; examine
your relationship to understand what has
contributed to the affair;some people cheat
because they aren’t getting their needs met
inside their relationship; if she ask you why you
did it, don’t be brutal; say it the truth but in
a diplomatic way
– be accountable – if you had an affair you must
take responsibility for your actions
– give her some space – you both need a break
from the emotional stress; you’d better discuss
after she’s calm down
– rebuilt trust – start with small opportunities
to grow closer together; after infidelity,
communication becomes incredibly strained; but if
you don’t communicate you can never heal and
build trust again in your relationship
– determine your shared goal – make sure that you
both want to save your relationship
– go to a relationship counselor – to help you
dealing with your relationship problems; it might
really help you to save your relationship
– set groundrules – decide both some rules for
the future in you relationship so that both feel
safe and secure
Sometimes after passing trow a situation like
this, the relationships becomes stronger than
ever before. But, if it happens that your
girlfriend doesn’t want to forgive you for what
you did, and want to end the relationship, you’ve
better respect her decision.
How Successful Is Alternative Health Therapy?
More and more alternative health treatments are available these days, however how successful are they in solving our health problems. In this article I write about this subject, I hope you find it interesting and enjoyable to read.
A few years ago my girlfriend was having some trouble with her health, she complained of constant aches in various areas of her body. She felt lethargic and generally low. She went to the doctor and tried conventional treatments and tablets. This unfortunately did not remedy the situation and she became more and more frustrated.
A friend recommended reflexology and despite many reservations and doubts my girlfriend agreed to give it a go. She returned from her appointment full of excitement and stated that she had never felt more relaxed. Now this is not to say that reflexology will work for everyone but her experience was very positive.
With this positive outcome my girlfriend became more open to alternative therapy and then decided to attend an aromatherapy appointment. She really enjoyed it and is now looking into other treatments such as reiki and things like an indian head massage, she is becoming hooked.
As for my own experiences, I am somebody who had a speech impediment known as a stutter from the age of four. My parents regularly took me to traditional speech therapy over the next eleven years. The advice from what I remember was two fold, firstly they advised me to take a deep breath before talking and secondly to speak slower. I had no confidence with these therapists as a lot of my friends spoke quicker than I did and not one of them took a deep breath before they spoke. They also had never had a stutter themselves and therefore I felt it was impossible for them to understand what I was going through.
After working very hard for nearly year I managed to overcome my stutter. I did this by reading many books to do with positive thinking and mind over a matter as well as studying people who I thought were very good at talking. This was my own form of alternative therapy and it worked for me.
Great Jewelry Tips For Every Occasion
Jewelry is a unique accessory for many people. Jewelry can be used as a fashion accompaniment, being mixed with wardrobes to create stunning combinations that will definitely draw attention to the wearer. Although jewelry can make a great fashion accessory, it is not always easy selecting jewelry that will best fit the wearer. The tips in this article should make it easier.
If you are shopping for jewelry online, then only buy pieces that come from companies that are members of the Better Business Bureau. A good BBB rating tells you that you can rely on both the products and services of any virtual store whereas no rating is a red flag.
Are you considering buying jewelry off of a website? Make sure to familiarize yourself with their return policy if what you purchase is not what you expected. There are a lot of great jewelry pieces to be found online, however if you are not happy with your purchase you should be able to return it. Be aware of buying things “as is” when purchasing online.
Don’t rule out imitation jewelry. Technology and manufacturing methods have advanced in the last couple of decades and many pieces of imitation jewelry now look almost as good as the real thing. Although imitation jewelry will not last as long, it can be a great money saver and is ideal for people who are constantly losing things.
When you are trying to buy jewelry for your girlfriend, get her best friend’s opinion first. It is pretty likely that your girlfriend and her best friend share fashion tips and go shopping together. Her best friend will probably know what styles of jewelry will appeal to your girlfriend, so run your selection past her first. But, make sure if you’re trying to make your gift a surprise, that you swear the girlfriend to secrecy!
If you plan to purchase a designer ring from an online jeweler or an auction site like eBay, you should first check the size of the ring before committing to purchase it. If the ring is not your size, determine whether or not it can be sized. If so, be sure to inquire about the price of sizing.
Never use solutions or chemicals on emeralds. Chemicals, especially ammonia, will degrade emeralds to the point that they are unrecognizable. Emeralds are especially porous gemstones, so make sure to take great care when cleaning and storing these precious stones. If you are not careful with these, they will quickly lose their worth.
Avoid ultrasonic cleaners for your gemstones. While these are wonderful for cleaning gold and silver, they are not so safe for your precious gems. Constant exposure to ultrasonic water can ruin the luster of your gems. It can also loosen the settings, causing you to lose valuable diamonds in the process.
As stated before in the introduction for this article, jewelry is a unique accessory. Jewelry can be combined with wardrobes to make the wearer look beautiful and elegant, though selecting the right jewelry to do this is not always easy. If you use the tips from this article, you can make selecting jewelry easier.
The Wedding Singer Tickets – A New Film Classic Comes To The Stage
The Wedding Singer tickets are a chance to see a play that’s based on a highly successful movie, and early reviews are overwhelmingly positive. If you’ve seen the movie, you know the story, but even if you haven’t, you need to see this on-stage production for several reasons. The show has been nominated for several awards, and the acting, the story and the music all add significantly to the show’s overall quality.
About the Story
The Wedding Singer is the story if Robbie Hart, who sings at weddings for a living. He is planning his own wedding to his long-time girlfriend, and he is about to sing at his last gig before he takes his own vows. While getting ready to perform at this event, Robbie meets a waitress named Julia, who is also engaged.
Robbie’s big day arrives, and instead of his girlfriend, he notices his sister coming down the aisle during the ceremony with a note. It seems that Robbie’s girlfriend has decided not to marry him, and Robbie is devastated. It turns out that Linda, Robbie’s girlfriend, is not in love with him anymore based in large part on the fact that he’s no longer in a “legitimate” band but instead sings cover songs at weddings.
Robbie attempts to return to his work, but he’s crushed, and his next set of gigs do not go well at all. Julia sees Robbie and is concerned, so she sets him up with her sister for a double date. During the date, it turns out that Glenn, Julia’s fiancée, is a womanizer and not at all fit to be a good husband.
It’s at this point in the plot that The Wedding Singer tickets begin to show their worth, as the story takes several twists and turns, most of which are completely unexpected. Overall, Robbie and Julia begin to spend a lot of time together and grow close, but a last-minute conflict arises that leads Julia to attempt to rush off to marry Glenn.
As for how the story ends, well, we’re not going to spoil it for you. All we’ll say is that you won’t be able to predict exactly how things turn out, and this is why the movie was so successful and the play has been met with rave reviews.
One of the reasons that the show is so highly-entertaining is that the music that Robbie plays is a classic blast from the past genre. Robbie specializes in love and dance songs from the 1980’s, and these cult classics always liven up the theater in which the story is being told. The play is also hilarious, as the comedic twists manage to not only generate laughs but also add to the plot, which is a rare achievement.
All in all, The Wedding Singer tickets will treat you to a night of romance, deep plot development, belly laughs and music that will have you dancing in your seat.
The Must Knows About Selling Jewelry Online
Buying or selling jewelry is an essential part of the jewelry market, but understanding it and how to avoid scams can be tricky. There are tricks to finding quality pieces, tricks to selling more pieces, etc. Here are some steps you can take to buy or sell jewelry more intelligently.
To make create a simple, feminine look, try layering thin necklaces. The delicate appearance of a thin chain necklace can soften your look and draw attention to your face. When layering necklaces, it’s best to make each layer a different length, but to only wear necklaces with a very similar style.
Buying earrings that are made out of gold or silver can ensure that one will not get an ear infection or reaction from the jewelery. These metals will be better for your ears and also be better quality jewelery for one to wear. Gold or silver earrings can be a good choice.
Stay away from fads when buying expensive jewelry. Decide whether the ring or necklace you want to buy will be out of style in a couple years. Buying jewelry can often be an investment with a great turnaround. But if the piece of jewelry goes out of style it can be next to worthless when you turn around and try to sell it.
Sterling silver is a porous metal that oxidizes when it comes in contact with oxygen. To keep your silver jewelry looking clean and shiny, wipe any dirt or other substances off with a warm, damp cloth. Dry it thoroughly and polish with a polishing cloth to restore its natural luster and shine.
Cabochons are a very popular format for jewelry pieces. The smooth, rounded edges place the focus on the beautiful color and translucence of the stones inside, and are convenient because they do not tend to catch on anything or snag. This makes them particularly well suited to children and teenagers.
One way to make your jewelry purchases more memorable is to spend the extra money for engraving. Put some thought into the phrase you want to have engraved. Make it something that will remind your jewelry’s intended owner of the relationship they share with you. An engraved piece of jewelry is always one that helps strengthen interpersonal bonds.
As you have read, buying or selling jewelry is incredibly important to the jewelry market, especially if they pertain to professional needs. Understanding standard practices in the world of jewelry can make it easier for you to understand how you should buy or sell jewelry. Following the above tips is a very good starting place.
A Guide To Diamond Engagement Rings
Surprising your girlfriend with a beautiful diamond ring is a moment both of you will cherish your entire life. A once in a lifetime occasion, buying a diamond ring should be done carefully as your fiancée will wear it everyday, showing it off to her friends and family members, flaunting your love.
The market is flooded with numerous jewelers and shops claiming to sell the most authentic and beautiful diamonds there are. To make the right choice from the plethora of designs and variety can indeed be a confusing task. It would do you good to be aware of some basic tips on buying diamond jewelry before you buy one for your girlfriend. The ‘four c’s’, color, cut, clarity and carat, are the deciding factors for a diamond’s purity and value. This king of gems comes in all colors, with white being the purest and costliest. Although it is the hardest stone available, diamond can be cut in a variety of fancy shapes and sizes. The shape and cut determines the shine of the gem.
One should choose the shape of the diamond according to your girlfriend’s personality. If she is dainty– buy a small elegant one; tall and well-buily? go for a large squarish rock. The sparkle of the diamond often holds more importance than the rock’s size. Clarity of the diamond ensures a dazzling shine every time the light passes through the stone. Carat, or the weight of diamond, also contributes to its price and value in the market.
Educating yourself about the ‘four c’s’ will keep you from buying imitations. Even though it is conventional to spend two months salary on your engagement ring, you can buy synthetic diamonds, which will be easier on your wallet. Synthetic diamond has the same physical properties of a real diamond but is more affordable than the real one. Finally, do ask the jeweler to provide a purity certificate, which will serve as a guarantee and later help in insuring your gems.
How To Be A Sweet Girlfriend-But Not A Door Mat
Let’s face it, some men prefer to have a girlfriend that comes across as being, for lack of a better word, sweet. Granted, the idea of sweetness covers a lot of ground, but you can certainly be sweeter if you want to. We are not talking about being sickeningly-sweet or phony, but rather about having a certain kind of positive attitude.
Before you start making changes to be sweeter, you need to ask yourself why you are trying to change. Are you doing it because you want to make your boyfriend happy? Because you know you come across as a bitter and sour person and have wanted to change for quite some time? Or is it because your boyfriend has asked you to change? You should never be forced to be somebody you’re not, so if your boyfriend is “making you” change, then it may be time to change boyfriends, or at least tell him to love you for who you are.
The next question you need to answer is what does ‘sweet’ mean to you? Think about other people you know that are the kind of sweet you want to be. Pay attention to how they behave whenever you can. Take note of what they say and do. What is it that makes them different? Chances are that they smile a lot, a somewhat demure and are polite. On top of that, they take a genuine interest in people and show they care in a number of ways. You may be surprised at what you observe, but take mental notes and try to do some of the things they do.
To be clear, we are not talking about being somebody you’re not. Only do those things that you want to do, and don’t let anybody force you to do something you don’t want to do. That being said, if you are trying to change for the right reasons, but just can’t seem to do it, then you may need to try a different approach. Instead of observing people you consider sweet, you may have to ask them for their secret. You need to do this in a way that doesn’t come across as being weird. A good approach is to tell them that you think they are nice and that you are trying to be nicer yourself, then ask them for their secrets.
Another important aspect of being a sweet girlfriend is making your boyfriend happy. Now, that doesn’t mean you should wait on him hand and foot, and do anything he requests of you (you are trying to be sweet, not a servant), however, having a cheerful attitude when doing the things you normally do will go a long way toward making you sweeter person.
Remember, how to be a sweet girlfriend has nothing to do with being a pushover. It is simply a way of showing your boyfriend that you care about them, and that they make you happy.
Why Do Women Cheat On Their Partners?
When it comes to cheating, many of us instinctively think of men who cheat on their girlfriends or wives. Yes, this is a common occurrence, but women are just as capable as carrying on affairs as men are. In fact, many women do. If you suspect that your wife or girlfriend is cheating on you, you may be curious as to why.
When it comes to determining why women cheat on their boyfriends or husbands, an answer is actually hard to come across. This is because women, as well as men, cheat for a wide range of different reasons. Just because one woman likes to cheat because it is easy to do so, it doesn’t mean that is the same goal and motivation of your significant other.
Although it is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why women cheat on their men, there are a number of common reasons. A few of these reasons are highlighted below. They may be what is causing your wife or girlfriend to cheat on you.
1 – Unfulfilled Desires at Home
Do you have a preference when it comes to sex? Most men do, but did you also know that most women do as well? Have you asked your wife or girlfriend what she likes in bed? If not, you may not be fulfilling her desires. It is important to remember that women do have sexual needs as well. If your sex life is dull, boring, or decreasing, there is a good chance that your significant other is cheating on you. Remember, she may be doing so to fulfill her sexual desires or her fantasies.
2 – To Get Out of a Relationship
There was a point in time when a simple breakup note or a phone call was an easy way to end a relationship. Now, it seems as if cheating is the easiest alternative. Many women use cheating as a way to get out of their relationship. Some women fear the responses that they will receiving when trying to breakup with a boyfriend or ask for a divorce. Violence is one of those fears. If you have noticed that your relationship has been suffering for some time now, there is a chance that your woman is trying to find an easy way out of your relationship.
3 – To Feel Young Again
It is no secret that women fear aging. In fact, many women enter into crisis mode when they notice aging signs on their body. These signs may include wrinkles, grey hair, or weight gain. Some women choose to improve their physical appearance by getting a makeover or starting a weight loss plan, others decide to go out and have an affair. In these types of situations, affairs are typically short and may also only be one night stands. Some women just want to be able to go out for a while, have a good time, feel young again, and return home.
4 – Convenience
Convenience is another common reason why women cheat on their men. Say your girlfriend or wife is out to dinner or at a bar with a group of friends. A man provides them with attention and pays them compliments. Many women will eat this right up. It goes with the above mentioned reason of feeling young again and improving self-confidence levels. At this point in time, many women also think “why not?” If they have a man there who is willing to provide them with passion, even just for one night, many women choose to go for it because of convenience.
As highlighted above, it is important to remember that men are typically typecast as the cheaters, but women can cheat just the same. If you suspect that your wife or girlfriend is cheating on you, you may want to spend less time focusing on the why or the how and more time deciding what action you will take. Do you want to save your relationship or is it not worth the pain?
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How To Prepare A V-Date Dinner At Home For Your Lover
Giving your lover a very romantic Valentine’s dinner at home is a great way to celebrate the holiday. It evokes intimacy and effort to make the world revolve around the two of you. Your lover will surely get a kick out from your effort to prepare something that both of you can enjoy. First things first, before you set out and make that magical dinner you need to have to fulfill some considerations first.
Planning the food choices
The food choices should be dictated by the level of relationship. Before thinking that you need to prepare that gourmet meal, stop and think about how deep you are in the relationship. It is best to have a simple meal if you are still starting out. Overly romantic meals may freak out your new girlfriend. Play it cool and just stick to the food that your girlfriend would like to eat. An aggressive menu may make you appear to be too eager to impress her. Remember you have to top yourself each time you cook dinner. Don’t start with a six-course dinner or you will lose ideas in the end. Think about the future.
Find out what are the things she want to eat
Knowing your girlfriend includes the things she wants to eat. You can’t just cook anything, silly. Remember there are things that she cannot eat, just think about the amount of Benadryl you would be getting if you mix something in the food that would make her bloat fast. You should know what her allergies are or else, you will be spending the rest of the Valentine’s Day celebration at the emergency room of a hospital.
Look for suitable recipes
Now that you have a short list of possible food items, find a suitable recipe that will make magic on the dinner table. Don’t overextend yourself and find recipes that you will have an easy time preparing. There are surely tons of recipes that you can find on the Internet. Don’t worry. The food ideas will flood even your inbox days leading to Valentine’s. Everyone will become an expert in suggesting what recipes you should try out. It is just Internet marketers can’t just let this season of spending get away without getting you to spend a buck.
You need to plan for the dessert and accompanying dishes for your main course. It really depends on how big the preparation is. Often you can find entire meal preparation plans ready on the Internet. An entire meal will be planned out for you. If your chosen recipe has a preparation plan with it then go for that one to ease your mind in thinking what to do that may end in a disaster.
Of course you need a shopping list. Make sure that you have enough ingredients for the entire recipe and to adhere to the meal preparation plan. Make sure that the things you get are fresh and of course edible, you would not like to give your girlfriend some nasty case of food poisoning. A detailed shopping list may include some kitchen utensils that you may have to buy. You could be using old stuff that may not sit well with your girlfriend’s stomach.
Signs That Your Girlfriend Cheating
That suspicious feeling that your girlfriend is cheating on you is a major blow to your face. They say it’s even more hurting for guys because it’s not just their feelings being thrown under the bus. Their manhood or sense of being macho is affected as well. It’s not just the earth is breaking in two, but more about breaking into pieces while scorching hot sun melts on all of the pieces! Thus, for Adam’s kind, it’s really a troubling experience when your girlfriend cheats!
Good for you if this ain’t the case. After all, there are faithful women who stay committed to just one man at a time, and don’t play around while in a relationship. But if you’re pretty unsure about her loyalty, then it’s time to look out for the signs if she’s indeed cheating.
Here are the four most common signs of a cheating girlfriend:
She suddenly loves independence. Before, she’d rely on you to get many things done. Her car wash schedule, the groceries, paying bills and going to the gym – she wants it done with you alongside. But then suddenly, she volunteers to do it on her own. More so, your girlfriend would be adventurous on her own, wanting a road trip alone or with people you’re not close with. Another noticeable thing is her alleviated fear and excitement over risks. She’s always been scared of heights but now wants to go bungee jumping? Get real! She has done something totally more risky – and succeeded at that – like carrying on an affair outside of the one she shares with you. That explains her quick turnaround from “needy” to independent!
She has secrets now – and starts a lying string. You get that “end of the discussion” tone when you prod too much about her day’s events. She’d be whispering in her cellphone then later say it’s her mom she was talking to. But why was she giggling like a school girl, huh? Her Facebook password gets changed, she suddenly use more gas for her car and doesn’t come home with anything after she says she went shopping. Where before she was all open and sharing about her day’s activities, there are many unexplained hours. When asked, she begins a short litany of lies!
She’s eager to give you the best. Be it in the sack session, getting luscious dinners ready and helping you out. All these she’d do to ensure you’re pleased because she’s doing her best, so you’ll not spot the things on the other side. But on the shadows lurk the core issue: she is hiding something behind the nice and best deeds. The thing she wants concealed is something that would blow your ire – she’s seeing someone else. So when your girlfriend suddenly gives you royalty treatment, it could only mean there’s an ugly side to that generous attention.
She no longer gets mad. Really, she has found a reason to hold her temper and cool down her critical moods! It’s because she’s feeling romantic and adventurous, seeing a lot of positivity and excitement. The thing is, she sees all these – with someone else! More so, she doesn’t get mad anymore because she cares less. Whether you stay out late, leaves your mess around the house or don’t call often, she’s gotten complacent. That’s because she has her attention elsewhere, buddy! Get real!
Now how do you deal with this? Certainly, you don’t want her cheating to go around for long, right? You can choose to become paranoid and stalk her until you find her with another guy, and beat them up real bad! There’s a choice as well to turn blind-and-deaf all of the sudden because you want to save the relationship. Or maybe you’d like to opt for asking her about it – then take her word for it. Of course, there’s the best road to take which is face the issue head on – and leave!
Things You Need To Know About Jewelry
Getting the most relevant jewelry tips can be confusing, not to mention time consuming. There is so much information available, you may not know what to keep in mind and what to disregard. Thankfully, you do not have to look any further than this article, as the best tips are compiled below.
Be sure to clean your silver jewelry using professional cleaning products. Using home methods may be effective, but using cleaners specifically meant for silver can help to prolong the life of your silver jewelry. In addition, under no circumstances scrub, your silver. Instead, opt for using denture cleaners to scrub the silver without causing brush marks or other damage.
When buying an engagement ring, be sure that it can be returned. Many people just assume that their boyfriend or girlfriend will say yes when they ask them to marry them. If they say no, you want to make sure that you will be able to get your money back on the ring.
When you are planning to buy a piece of jewelry, pick a price range and stick to it. It is tempting to think the item will mean more if it costs more, but that simply is not true. Even though it is jewelry, you are still making a purchase. Try not to let your emotions control your decision making. You can buy something that is beautiful and will be enjoyed for years to come without breaking your budget.
Never use a black background to view and inspect a diamond. Using black changes how the eye perceives color and this can be misleading when choosing a diamond. Always view the diamond under magnification and understand what it is that you are seeing. The things you should be looking for are the four ‘C’s.
Even though broaches seem to be outdated, they can be a great fashion accessory and add sophistication to any outfit. Broaches can be added to the side of blazers, to hold together a scarf, on the your coat or even on a hat! You can get creative with the use of broaches and there are many inexpensive broaches on the market!
Any time that you are working on cleaning your house or any other place, you should first remove any pieces of jewelry that you are wearing. Not only is there a strong possibility of loss, but the cleaning chemicals can be very strong on your fine jewelry. Avoid these problems by first removing any jewelry.
Educating yourself is the easiest way to avoid any hassle. As was discussed in the article, you may waste time with information that does not apply to you. Going forward, keep these awesome jewelry tips in mind, and you can feel confident that the information you have is the very best.
How Can I Get My Ex Girlfriend Back When She Needs Space
One of the biggest questions that guys find themselves asking is, How can I get my ex girlfriend back when she needs space? This is a really important question, because when most women-led break ups occur, it has something to do with needing space. When somebody says that they need space in a relationship, they are essentially saying that they are not happy in the relationship. This is a blanket response during a break up, and may simply be a cover to avoid speaking up regarding what is really going on.
Unfortunately, when a girl says that she needs space and wants to end the relationship, it often means that they have decided not to be with you, but they do not really want to put the effort into helping you understand why.
When a woman asks for space, they are indicating that something is wrong, but rather than help you solve the issues and rekindle the flame in the relationship, they would rather walk away. If you are asking “How can I get my ex girlfriend back when she needs space?”, this is a good sign because it means that you are willing to try and make things work, and that means that yes, there is still hope.
The fact that she needs space is a pretty clear cut indicator that communication between the two of you is flawed in some way. It is important that you find a way in, in order to figure out what is really bothering her if you have any hopes of rekindling things and making the relationship work again. This can be difficult, because clearly she has resolved to shut you out for some reason, but it is not impossible. Because so many guys are asking “How can I get my ex girlfriend back when she needs space?”, obviously this is a common phenomenon, and one that does have a solution.
The real key to rekindling a relationship with an ex girlfriend who says that she needs space is to find a way to communicate openly with one another. Often, a woman will use needing space as a way to indicate that there is a flaw in the relationship, and while she may not immediately open up about that flaw, it will still eventually need to be talked about. Begin by making subtle hints that you are still interested in being a part of her life.
Don’t force yourself on her, but rather simply offer friendship and companionship and see how she responds to this. When things are a little more comfortable in your new found friendship, you can begin to pry your way in a little more, mainly by placing subtle hints in the conversation about where the relationship may have awry.
When she is ready to open up to you, she will. You do not need to rush things or force things, just take the conversation slowly and let her find the best way to show you what happened. Once the issues are out in the open, they can hopefully finally be resolved.
Get My Ex Girlfriend Back When She Needs Space
Break ups are, to put it mildly, a pain in the neck. The causes of splitting up vary, but whatever the cause, it is quite common for one person to want to get back together. Let’s assume that you are reading this because you’re a guy, and you have already tried to work things out. However, she brushed you off and now you’re asking yourself, “how can I get my ex girlfriend back when she needs space?”
First, you need to accept the fact that she needs space. Emotions can get chaotic after a break up, and you both need some space so you can get things back under control. Perhaps you have already reached that point, but your ex girlfriend hasn’t. On the other hand, maybe you haven’t calmed down all that much and you are reacting too quickly. If this is the case, then the best thing to do is nothing. Just wait for a while and give yourself a chance to manage your feelings.
“Hold on,” I can hear some of you asking, “what if she is only saying she needs space so she can get rid of me?” That’s a fair question, and there may not be an easy answer. However, if you started trying to get back together the day after you broke up, then there’s a good chance she is telling the truth. On the other hand, if you have seen her hanging out with a new guy, and it’s been several weeks, then there’s a possibility she’s using the need for space as an excuse. It may not be easy, but do your best to use logic hen trying to determine if she’s making excuses, or if she really needs the space.
If she is only making excuses, then you have nothing to lose; you may as well have a heart-to-heart talk now and see if there is any hope for saving your relationship. Most relationships can be saved, but if it just isn’t meant to be, then it’s best to know that as soon as possible so you can start to move on with your own life.
However, if she is not making excuses, and just needs some space for a while, then you should give it to her. The tricky part is figuring how much space and how long you should wait before trying again. You should know your ex girlfriend better than anybody else, so you will have to use your better judgment. It is even possible that she will be the one to contact you first, but only if you give her enough time and space to sort things out on her own.
There is another thing to consider when asking “how can I get my ex girlfriend back when she needs space” and that is that you don’t want to appear too desperate. If you come on too strong she will feel smothered, and that will only work against you. So, play it smart and do things right.
Win Your Ex Girlfriend Back After She Dumped You
Ugh! Why is it that relationships have to be so complicated? One moment things seem to be going great, and the next moment you want to know how to win your ex girlfriend back after she dumped you. Before you start doing anything to win her back, you need to make absolutely sure that you really want her back. Perhaps you are just assuming you should get back together, but do some soul searching first, before you start taking action. From this point forward, we will assume that you are 100% sure about wanting to get back together.
You need a plan if you want to get anywhere. If you don’t have a plan then you will expend a lot of effort getting to an unknown point, and you won’t even know when you haven’t arrived. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it? Yes it does, and that’s another reason why you need a plan; it will give your purpose more clarity. Decide what your end goal is, and then start working backwards from there, figuring out what steps will eventually lead you there.
Now, if you knew what steps to take, you wouldn’t be reading this, right? There is some truth to that statement, but there also some things that you will have to figure out on your own by using some trial and error. You will probably make a few mistakes along the way, and will encounter a few obstacles. The only way to get beyond them is by being willing to do whatever it takes to win your ex girlfriend back after she dumped you.
She dumped you, you didn’t dump her. Do you know why she dumped you? She may have told you, or you may have some idea, but what you need to do is dig deep to get to the root of the problem that caused her to break up with you. Chances are that the first ideas that pop into your head will only be the symptoms of some deeper issues. If you wish to get back together, then you are going to have to uncover the real problems, and also be willing to face them head on.
Once you figure out what really went wrong you can then work on solutions. You will be able to arrive at some solutions on your own, but they will be more effective solutions if you get input from your ex girlfriend. The only way that can happen is by the two of you talking about it. That means you will have to let her know that you would like to have another chance. If you have done the previous steps well, and if you are sincere, then she should be willing to at least hear you out. Things may get intense, but the final key of how to win your ex girlfriend after she dumped you is to keep your cool. It may not always be easy, but it is possible, and it will be worth it when the two of you are happily together again.
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Holiday Gifts
Everyone is searching for the perfect gift; however, sometimes, that goes terribly, terribly wrong. Here are some of the best and worst holiday gift ideas.
Good: Giving your mother a gift certificate for a spa is a good gift idea.
Bad: A gift certificate for gym is a bad gift idea.
Ugly: Giving your mother the same crappy gift she gave you last year will get you in BIG trouble!
Reasoning: You should not recycle gifts, because at some point, you may get caught! Not only did the gift obviously lack allure or you would have used it, but you should put more effort into getting things for other people.
Good: If your husband plays golf, buying a set of clubs may be a great idea.
Bad: Buying your husband a vacuum would probably be less impressive.
Ugly: The Flat-D Underwear Fart Filter (yes, there is such a product) is a horrible gift idea, regardless of how useful it may be!
Reasoning: The holidays are not a time to address personal issues, especially not embarrassing ones. Keep your opinions to yourself. If there is a product you think your loved one should know about, mention it some other time. Likewise, hygiene products are bad gift ideas.
Good: Buying your wife a beautiful diamond ring is a wonderful idea!
Bad: Vacuum: still a bad idea, as is cookware, iron/ironing board, or any other product used in the service of others.
Ugly: Buying your wife a ring with your girlfriend’s name engraved in it will get you spending New Year’s with only half of your stuff!
Reasoning: Okay, the girlfriend thing is obvious, but people make the mistake of buying vacuums or other household paraphernalia as gifts all the time. You should give your wife something she can enjoy for herself and that lets her know that she is more than the cook or the maid.
Good: Buying your boss a gift certificate to a nice clothing store will get you another year of employment.
Bad: However, buying “Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them” when your boss is a conservative Republican … you should probably start printing out your resume.
Ugly: Tongue Scraper … enough said.
Reasoning: Purchasing a gift that is politically or religiously based, or that is otherwise established on a certain belief system, is a bad idea unless you know the person feels a certain way about that subject. If you are unsure, buy something else!
Good: An engagement ring for your girlfriend of 5 years that wants to get married will provide a joyous occasion.
Bad: An engagement ring for your girlfriend that does not want to get married will make for an uncomfortable Christmas dinner.
Ugly: Giving your girlfriend a McDonald’s gift certificate when she was expecting an engagement ring … you can imagine how well that will go over.
Reasoning: Do not give “obligation gifts” for Christmas, especially if you do not know if they will be a welcomed surprise.
How To Win Back Your Ex-Girlfriend
OK! OK! We get it! You feel miserable as you read this one. In fact, everyone around you knows how you frustrated you feel right now and would do anything to have your ex-girlfriend back. Your frustration has led you to Google the title above to learn how to get her back. If you feel confused, annoyed and lost right now, it is practically normal. You don’t have to be apologetic and the last thing you need is added stress.
But yes, it would be better if you calm down and relax. Feeling pain right now is the best thing that has happened so far. It means that you are alive and you can do something to remedy the situation. If you feel like crying, do it. If you feel hitting things to direct your frustration do it; but do it safely and with less risk of harming anyone else. The only thing that you should not do is to feel sorry for yourself. This is the worse that could happen and it certainly won’t let you shine off some positive light. It will lead you to illogical decisions and you might end up hurting yourself. If you feel that you are the one to blame for the break up; it is too late for passing the blame. You could have done a better job if you caused the break up.
But what to do now? It is now time to shift to plan B. What’s plan B? The plan to win back your ex-girlfriend; that’s what plan B is all about.
Coming up with a strategy should be your next step here. Winning back your ex-girlfriend is no easy task. You need to come up with a SOLID plan that will get her back into your arms. Doing the tasks half-baked will make the plan backfire so you need to be full committed on the plan. So what’s the first step in the strategy you may ask? Simple! Just act as if nothing has happened and you are not affected in anyway about the breakup. Don’t give me the look now. That’s the plan, act naturally.
Okay, before we get into any further, you must realize that your ex-girlfriend may not be interested in going back. This is the first thing you need to accept. Then again if she loved you then she can love you a second time. The point here is that we will not know for certain if your ex-girlfriend will want to be with you again unless we try it. However, never let your hopes up of succeeding; it will only frustrate you even further.
Now that we have set expectations, we shift into second gear on our great plan B. The next step is to never, ever, ever, ever, contact her. Let her get in touch with you. If she initiates the first contact then we won the first inning. It means that she has an inclination that possibly you can be together again.
Reconnect with your ex-girlfriend for a short moment and then leave her wanting for more. The crucial concept about this part of the plan is to make the girl attracted to you and want you back. Before you go out and meet her on a coffee place, perhaps use the down time to improve yourself. Be sure to have the acne removed and exercise to keep your body fit. If she sees you doing great and totally an eye candy; she will be begging more of you.
This will also build your confidence and self-esteem. It will psych you knowing that if she doesn’t want you; there is always plenty of fish in the sea. If ever she wants you back then you can impose your will in the relationship—be the alpha male. If ever you get back together, find time to assess the things went wrong the last time. This will make the relationship stronger and last longer because you went out of the way to look at the things that may injure your relationship.
ï»¿Five Tips For Getting Your Ex-Girlfriend Back Without Losing Your Self Respect
Think you donâ€™t stand much chance of getting your ex girlfriend back without begging or apologizing for things you didnâ€™t even do? If so, youâ€™ve fallen into the same trap I did after my girlfriend walked out. Donâ€™t feel bad; most guys react the same way in this situation. Nine chances out of ten, youâ€™re doing the exact opposite of what you should be and itâ€™s only making your ex glad she left.
Hereâ€™s what you should be doing instead:
You had a fight, you yelled at each other, she told you she never wants to see your face again and walked out. Once you start to really feel youâ€™ve lost her, panic sets in. You end up calling her every day, sending one email after another, and basically turn into a stalker before you realize it.
No woman in her right mind is going to go back to a guy whoâ€™s hunting her. Take a few days to collect your thoughts and then try a few times to contact her. If she doesnâ€™t respond, move on to the next step, which isâ€¦
Talk to her friends! Not what you wanted to hear, I bet. Yeah, trying to impress her friends was hard enough when you were going out, but now that sheâ€™s spent hours telling them what a jerk you are, how are you supposed to approach them?
Unfortunately, though, when it comes to getting your girlfriend back, these are exactly the people you need to be talking to because they have the most power to sway your ex. If you can explain your side of the story and at least get a little sympathy, the next time she mentions you, theyâ€™re at least going to put in a good word for you.
Letâ€™s face it, a lot usâ€”both men and womenâ€”have a tendency to let ourselves go when weâ€™re feeling depressed. Maybe you wear the same shirt for three days in a row or put off getting a hair cut for a little too long. This is exactly what you shouldnâ€™t be doing. I know itâ€™s hard, but you no matter how bad you feel, take care of yourself. Eat right, get enough sleep, and donâ€™t skimp on personal hygiene. Not only will you feel better, youâ€™re ex girlfriend will see you as someone worth being with.
Once you get a chance to talk to her, you have to know what to say. Part of that means explaining what you were thinking when you had the fight that almost ended the relationship.
This is a hard one, I know. If I had my choice, no body would ever know I ever had a single problem in my life. In reality, though, youâ€™ll be better off admitting that you were stressed out from work, family problems, or whatever than trying to cover anything up.
Getting your ex girlfriend back doesnâ€™t have to be hard if you keep your self respect and tackle the problem head on. Stay calm and be honest about what caused the split and youâ€™ll be well on your way to reconciling with your lady.
40’s Night And A Friendly Game Of Poker
In my early post-college years a few select friends, Sam and Pete, shared the same interests that I did – older women and poker. We started going out on Thursday nights to a certain bar that would usually have women in their 40’s recently divorced or single for other reasons. We called it 40’s night. We would usually hit the bar around 8 pm, after the gym and after a few beers. Some nights were dead; others were a bit more exciting. On this one particular night we ran into three other women, Dawn, Melissa and Kelly. Melissa was sporting a t-shirt that said “Double D” scrawled on with a sharpie marker. First instincts were, I guess she must want someone to ask. Thinking it had to do with her anatomy we headed over to strike up a conversation. Turns out the Double D, meant Delightfully Divorced, not what we were thinking.
Melissa and a few pals were out celebrating her recent divorce which happened to be finalized that day. After exchanging pleasantries and drinking until closing with them, they asked where we were headed too. My on again – off again girlfriend was at our house (I was with Sam and Pete for moral support) and Sam was living with his Aunt so those two places were out of the picture. Pete’s girlfriend was out of town visiting her parents and was not due back until the next morning, so we headed there.
After bringing out the good stuff to drink and the poker case and chips, the suggestion of a friendly game of strip poker came up. All agreed it was just for fun. Well after several hours of drinking and poker, we found ourselves down to our boxers and Melissa’s interesting Double D shirt draped over a chair. The girls were actually playing, while the rest of us did a lot of staring. At about 3:00 in the morning there was a jiggling at the front door, then a gasp, then a scream. Pete’s girlfriend had gotten in early and wanted to surprise him the next day. She was hoping to climb into bed and have him wake up to her smiling face.
Instead she was treated to several half naked women along with her almost naked boyfriend. After that night, my on again – off again girlfriend got a call and became my never again girlfriend. And Pete, well, Pete ended up having to go to the emergency room to get some reconstructive work done on his little Pete.
How To Be A Confident Girlfriend-Self Assured Not Rude
There can be a fine line between confidence and rudeness; while few men would like a girlfriend that is rude, most men actually appreciate having one that is self-assured. How to be a confident girlfriend isn’t something that a lot of people know about, and even fewer talk about it openly. That’s a shame, because confidence is an asset, and an attractive one at that.
For the most part, men do not like women who are needy. Yes, they may like the idea of taking care of someone, but that only goes so far. Guys don’t want to spend all of their time worrying about how you feel. Even though they are a part of the relationship, and they do care about you, they also have a life of their own and they need to live some of it on their own. Therefore, being a confident girlfriend can actually make your relationship stronger and more enjoyable.
Confidence starts with having a good self-esteem. If you have a low self-esteem, then you need to start improving it right away. Look at what the source of your current self-esteem is and try to fix it. You can read self-help books or talk to a counselor if you need outside help. Trying to be a better person is nothing to be ashamed of, so go ahead and work on improving how you view yourself.
One of the things you need to be careful of is to not let your confidence turn into rudeness or an ego problem. As you gain and exert more and more confidence, you may find that you occasionally act rude or egotistical. This doesn’t happen to everybody, but it is something that you should be alert for. If you find it does happen to you, then tone it down until you are pleasantly confident.
Being rude, pushy, mean or downright negative is not what confidence is, so don’t use those behaviors in an attempt to appear confident. How to be a confident girlfriend is a question that can only be answered from within. If you start acting in a negative way, then it’s a sign that you are not as confident as you think. Instead, it’s a sign of insecurity, and that means you need to work harder on building up your confidence.
If confidence and negativity don’t mix, then it only makes sense that you need to stay positive. Practicing some basic principles of positive thinking will help you. Thinking positive will give you a way to handle problems better, it is not living in a fantasy world where nothing ever goes wrong. Stuff happens, and how you handle it will determine the eventual outcome. It may not seem like it at first, but thinking positive is vital when it comes to how to be a confident girlfriend. You can do it, and when you do, your boyfriend will be happier, and you will be happier too.
Top Gadgets As Valentines Day Presents
This year, don’t bore your Valentine’s Day date to death. Skip those mushy gifts and give them the things that matter to the geeky girlfriend of yours. Are you unsure of what to get her? Tickle her inner geek with some this season’s gift ideas that are a bit off beat. If your gal is not that chocolates and flowers person; then she will get a kick out of the gadget gift ideas that you can give her this season of love.
Altec Lansing Octive Duo
In the day for couples why not have a gift fit for couples? The Altec Lansing Octive Duo allows you to put two iPhones or iPods to play music, beautiful music together and charge the gadgets at the same time. Talk about multitasking, eh? Dock the two devices on to the Octive Duo and use the accompanying app that will be able to mix songs from the two gadgets.
Give your geeky significant other with a relatively budget-friendly version of the iconic iPod. iPod Nano is simply a musical wonder all contained in a small package. New Nanos can have an FM radio and has touchscreens similar to its bigger siblings. The storage capacity of the Nano starts at 8 GB.
Kindle Fire HD
If your girlfriend is both a geek and a reader, then you can give her the latest Amazon Kindle Fire HD. This neat tablet is not only affordable but designed primarily as a book reader. Powered by Android, this tablet can run applications that you can download on Amazon’s own application store. She will be able to read the e-books that will give to her as a reminder that you indeed love her.
Targus Laptop Bag
High quality laptop bags from Targus will surely make your geeky girlfriend shriek with joy just like her reaction to getting a diamond ring. The Targus brand is known for its high quality and elegance that geeks truly deserve. There should be a bag will truly reflect your girlfriend’s character only if you know where to look.
DSLRs have been dropping prices and your girlfriend will surely appreciate it if you can score one for her. Give your Valentine love the gift that she can use to document your moments together. That’s high quality smartphone camera may pass but push the ante by capturing the moments together in more pixels. Most of the DSLR cameras now have the ability to snap photos of more than 12 megapixels and 1080p full high definition videos with ease capturing the moments together forever.
Fun USB drives
Give your love a novelty USB drive that doubles as a key chain. Your geeky girlfriend will find lots of use for this keychain-cum-USB drive that she can use for school or in the office to transfer files from one machine to another.
USB OTG adaptor
If your girlfriend has a USB OTG capable smartphone then give her the ability to fully use it. Unfortunately, cellphone manufacturers thought that their users have no right to own a USB OTG adaptor to fully utilize its features. Be the Prince Charming that will save your princess from the evil clutches of unable to use USB OTG features by giving her an USB OTG adaptor.
Express your love with gadgets! It’s trendy, it’s affordable and for sure, your Valentine’s Day would be a rewarding celebration for both of you. While your partner’s face lights up with delight over your present, you will, for sure not want anything more in return!
Advices To The Gallant Man When Meeting Her Parents
Is your valor put to the test, when facing (her) Mom and Dad? Is meet-the-parents-day, a dreaded event in the near future? Do you enjoy each other’s company that Mom’s opinion or Dad’s plan is already part of the daily conversation? If things are going good, then you should expect that you would meet her parents sooner or later. But don’t dread the day, and instead welcome it with open arms. For here are sound advices for you, the gallant man, when the day comes to meet her parents.
First of all, not all parents are alike; so don’t assume that they’ll be like Mom and Pop. But, hopefully like her, you would want to impress, respect and not offend your own parents, wouldn’t you? Ask your girlfriend about her family. It would be useful to know any history on her father or mother’s side, her siblings, their work background and major health issues. It would be wise to find out about the parents’ politics, what kind of sense of humor they have, cultural or entertainment preference, if any. Asking these key questions will also show your girlfriend that you’re interested in knowing all about her family and that you attach a lot of importance in meeting her parents.
A careless remark about the latest bloopers by the country’s president may not sit well with her parents if they are staunch republicans from a red state. There are countless of other ways you can go wrong with her parents if you don’t do your homework. The objective is to leave a good impression on her father and mother after the first meeting.
Now, you would think that of the two, the father should be the primary focus. But, no; it is best to get your girlfriend’s mother on your side first. Think about it, she’s actually the one hosting the dinner in the house, isn’t she? Moreover, most mothers would partially judge you according to how happy their daughter looks being with you. When you’re hitting a rough spot in your relationship, your girlfriend would most likely run to her mother. In these times of trouble, her mother might become instrumental in bringing you back together again.
Fathers will generally have a harder time accepting you. Rightly so, because he was the main man in your girlfriend’s life. Now, it will obviously appear to her father that you are taking over that role. In some instances, the father might resent that. In most cases, they will size you up to see if you are really fit to take care of their daughter. So, come to think of it, fathers have a more natural obstacle to get close to you. But this will happen in time, especially if you’re careful in your first meeting.
Now what do you really do during the actual meeting? If it’s a dinner at their house, always bring a gift. You can give them a floral arrangement. Depending on their tastes, traditional items like a bottle of wine or a box of sweets also work.
When you get into a conversation with them, show interest in their family life. Look for common interests, hobbies and expound on them. Politely ask for their opinion and listen. It’s easy to talk about sports, pets and their line of work. Other good topics are your job, your family, movies, and current events. It would be wise to steer the conversation away from jokes, politics, personal matters, religion and money matters.
Flatter your girlfriend’s mother on her cooking, clothes or the home interiors. Compliment her cooking by finishing your plate. After dinner, offer to help clear the table of wash the dishes.
Eventually, your girlfriend’s parents will start to ask you some direct questions. You won’t panic if you’re prepared for this. Relax, look them in the eye and answer as nicely as you can. Try to think about their reason for asking the question and relate to this when answering the parents.
Remember, in the first meeting, be yourself and make sure to always observe good manners. Show respect to your girlfriend and her parents. Your girlfriend has probably told all of them about you and how great you are. So come prepared for the meeting and prove to her parents that you deserve to be with their daughter.
What to Do When You Catch Your Teenage Love Cheating
Are you a teenager who has recently learned that your boyfriend or girlfriend is or has been cheating on you? If so, you may be unsure as to how you should proceed. After all, the adults in your life may tell you to simply just get over it. But, should you? Please continue reading on for ways to handle a cheating boyfriend or girlfriend.
One of the first things that you will want to do is bring attention to the problem. Does your boyfriend or girlfriend know that you know? If not, let them know. When doing so, however, be careful. Do not call them out on their cheating ways in front of the whole school or do so if your partner is known for displaying violent tenancies. As much as you may want to embarrass your boyfriend or girlfriend, don’t put yourself in danger to do so.
You can end the relationship if you want. If you have only been dating your boyfriend or girlfriend for a short period of time, it may be in your best interest to simply just end the relationship. After all, is it really worth the hassle? Do you always want to be worried about your boyfriend or girlfriend’s wandering eyes? Although it may be the last thing that you want to hear, it is also important to remember that you are young and that you will be able to find love again.
One of the best steps that you can take, after learning that your boyfriend or girlfriend has been cheating on you, is relying on your friends for support. A strong friendship is one of the best ways to overcome a breakup or a cheating partner. Whether you talk to your friends about what had happened to you or if you just hang out like normal, you will want to rely on your friends. They can help you remember what a great person you are and that life will go on.
It may also be a good idea to rely on your family for support. Do you have an older brother or sister who you can trust? If so, talk to them. Remember, just talking about the whole ordeal may make you feel better. You may also be able to seek advice. Although the last thing that you may want to do is talk to your parents, it may be a good idea. Sometimes there is nothing like a hug from mom or dad or a strong shoulder to cry on, no matter how young or old you are.
Not dwelling on your cheating boyfriend or girlfriend is also advised. Once you have determined that they did in fact cheat, make a decision. Do you want to continue the relationship or move on? Regardless of your decision, do not dwell on it. If you decide to continue your relationship, keep an eye on your boyfriend or girlfriend, but don’t constantly remind them of their infidelity. If you decide to move on to a new relationship or no relationship on all, let the experience escape from your mind. Don’t talk about it and try to not think about it.
Most importantly, get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Did you and your partner have sex? If so, there is always the possibility of getting a sexually transmitted disease, as their likelihood increases with multiple sex partners. Make sure that you get tested right away.
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Top Seven Valentine’s Day Gifts For Girlfriends
Valentine’s Day is a perfect way to show your girlfriend how much you love them. It is a time when romance dominates the air. The trouble is that traditional gifts may become so boring. To make the season more exciting and meaningful it is best to think about gift ideas that are more outside of the box. There are lots of romantic gifts that you can give for your girlfriend.
Personalized gifts are the way to beat the conundrum of making magic during Valentine’s Day. Tell her how special she is by making an effort to find gifts that are distinctly hers. Take time to personalize the gifts that you are going to give your precious girlfriend to make her feel that she is one of a kind. There is no better way to make her the most unique creature in your heart through gifts that are personalized and uniquely her own.
Take her favorite poem or if you can make one for her. If you are the really romantic type, have a copy of a poem that she adores and have it framed. There are services that are able to convert the poem into a plaque made from wood. It is always a great idea to show how special your girlfriend is when you made it a point to research and get her favorite poem and turn it into a great piece of art that will endure forever.
If your girlfriend seems to be bored by the same old flowers that you give her that only end wilted; why not give her edible ones. When she is done adoring them she just can eat it and dispose it forever in her heart—or stomach. Edible flowers are being sold by leading bakeries and are available throughout the Valentine’s season. So when you are going to say it flowers, say it with feelings and say it and eat it afterwards.
Digital Photo Frame
A nicely arranged photo collage of you and your girlfriend is a very romantic gift. Trump up the gift with a digital slant. Why not give your girlfriend a digital photo frame? A digital photo frame is able to make a slideshow presentation of the pictures that you have taken for the past… for the longest time. Reminisce about your vacation in Paris or your wacky adventures at the local park in pictures. You will surely have a kick with the memories of the good times together and make your girlfriend feel loved and cared.
Gift Baskets are great way to give much in just one convenient container. You can have potpourri of things that she adore the most and top it off with a very cute stuffed animal.
Make your girlfriend feel that she is the sexiest creature for you when you give her some sexy lingerie. Make that lingerie the most expensive piece that she could ever find.
All women would ever shriek in jubilation if she gets a diamond ring on Valentine’s Day. She will love you forever if she will be getting a great gift on Valentine’s Day. If the timing is right, why not propose—well that is pushing the envelope too far.
How to Have an Affair with Your Girlfriend’s Best Friend
You had a perfect relationship and a perfect life
since a few days ago. You don’t know what
happened but for some time your relationship is
passing throw a bad episode, because you and your
girlfriend were not getting along anymore.
In any relationship things change after some time,
it is not all as beautiful as it was from the
beginning. Appear a lot of problems,
misunderstandings and also many argue. Even if
you love your partner very much, if you are
arguing every day, after a while you are enough
of all this and you may find the consolation you
need in other part.
What happen if in some day you are very upset
because you and your girlfriend were arguing
again, so you decided to go in a club with your
friends at a beer to calm down a little? But
there she is: your girlfriend’s best friend, a
beautiful, sexy and available lady which sees you
and get in talk with you.
You are talking with her about your girlfriend
and how hard it is to understand with her in the
last days, that you are not getting along anymore,
that’s why she upsets you every day. You are
enough of all of this, and you need someone who
understands you, love you as the way you are. She
understands you and offers her help to get throw
She was flirting with you until the day you met
her, but now it was her chance to get you.
Because she is very beautiful you couldn’t resist
to her, and you spend that night with her,
because she offered you the understanding you
needed. You slept with her, but what’s next?
You still love your partner and don’t want to
lose her. But the problem is that you don’t know
how to act in front of your girlfriend to not
find out. It is true that you were drunk but this
is not a great excuse to forgive you if she finds
out. You just slept with her best friend; you
really think that she will forgive you? I don’t
think so. So you’ve better speak with her friend
and tell her that this was just an affair and it
is all over now and she must keep the secret.
But what happens if she still uses all her
seductive powers on you anytime she has the
opportunity and tells you that she loves you from
the day she saw you. She agrees with you that she
wouldn’t tell to your girlfriend about you two if
you still accept to meet with her too. Let’s say
that you accept this, because you are too weak to
end your relationship.
Here are some safety tips to follow if you want
that your girlfriend to not find out about this:
don’t permit to your new friend to call you on
your cell phone, you may buy a new number just
known by her, don’t tell at any friend of you
about your affair, use always condoms to not have
a bad surprise, and if your girlfriend has a
suspicion about this, deny.
But you shouldn’t play with fire. You love your
actual girlfriend but the other is much
attractive and sensual. You better think which
you like most and make a choice. If you choose to
keep your actual relationship, the best thing you
can do is to try to not spend much time in the
presence of the other, and definitely not stay
alone with her somewhere. It may get worse.
Also, you know your girlfriend’s best friend very
well and it is common to discover that you and
her have a lot in common as well, and the more
time you spend together, the more attractive she
becomes to you. If you discover that the feelings
between you and her are very serious, you have a
complicated situation in your hands.
The best thing you can do is to break up with
your girlfriend, but not to tell her the real
reason, say it that it doesn’t work anymore; it
will be tragic for her anyway so it is better to
not find out that you are having an affair with
her best friend. This means that you don’t have
to run in the other’s arms after that, it is
better that not make public your new relationship
Having an affair is not something plan, it just
happens. People decided to have an affair for
many reasons: disappointment in the relationship,
misunderstanding, also attraction, curiosity,
excitement, risk or challenge.
What to Do When You Catch Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend Cheating
Are you in a serious romantic relationship? If you are, is your relationship defined as being boyfriend and girlfriend? If it is, you may still be curious about cheating. Despite the fact that you may not be married, it doesn’t mean that a cheating partner will not hurt.
If you catch your boyfriend or girlfriend cheating, you may be curious as to what you should do. After all, a quick internet search online will mostly produce results for married couples. As a reminder, just because you are not married, it doesn’t have to mean that you have to put up with a cheating boyfriend or girlfriend.
If you learn that you boyfriend or girlfriend has been cheating, the first thing that you will want to do is take a step back. You will want to fully think the situation through. Catching a cheating spouse often results in impulsive actions. It is expected, but it can be harmful. As for what you should do when you do learn about the cheating, please continue reading on.
If you actually catch your boyfriend or girlfriend in the act, like if you see them having sex, leave the room. In fact, you should do so immediately. Verifying an affair is one thing, but staying the room, even just to argue, is not advised. Vacate the premise immediately, unless of course it is your own home. This gives you time to think about what you saw and what your actions should be, without having to see half naked bodies sitting in front of you.
Be sure to think about what you saw or what you learned. If you are seriously considering ending your relationship, do not decide right away. Instead, ask your boyfriend or girlfriend for a little bit of time apart. This is ideal if you do not live together. If you do live together, ask that your cheating partner stays with friends or family members. At the very least, have them sleep in another room.
Another action that you can take is to breakup with your boyfriend or girlfriend. As previously stated, you may not want to do this right away, especially if you are in a long-term relationship. With that in mind, be sure to remember that many men and women who cheat often do so again and again. Do you really want to always be wondering if your boyfriend or girlfriend is where they say they are?
If you are interested in trying to save your relationship, you should recommend counseling to your cheating partner. Although counseling is often associated with marriage, couples counseling is also available and can be helpful as well. Your chances of saving your relationship are better if you are older, as opposed to being a teenager, or you have been in a long-term relationship. For many, long-term relationships are worth saving.
As for what you will never want to do, never resort to violence. When placed in situations, such as a finding a cheating spouse, both men and women have the ability to become violent. This violence may be physical, verbal, or a combination of them both. Whatever you do, do not resort to violence, as it often makes the situation much worse than it needs to be.
As you can see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about dealing with a cheating boyfriend or girlfriend. Whichever approach you do take, just be sure to follow your heart, but use your best judgment at the same time.
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Should You Get Revenge On An Ex-Girlfriend?
Falling in love and entering with someone in a relationship is a really nice experience. But in a relationship, it is not always a happy ending. And you may have experienced being ditched by your man for somebody else or for any other reason. After your breakup, you might have thought of hatching ex girlfriend revenge plots to him. You are heart-broken and it is just natural that you feel rage after. But being a revenge ex girlfriend is not necessary the best thing to be.
If you are going through a breakup, you should keep in mind that being revenge ex girlfriend will never do any good to you or to your ex partner who have hurt you so bad. You may think that it is your only outlet to get over him but actually it is not. The more you hate the person, the more you are prolonging your agony. Ex girlfriend revenge can only cause you more hurt and could even ruin your life. When you are angry, there is always a tendency for you to hurt others and think of ex girlfriend revenge. And you might just regret doing it in the end. In order to avoid being a revenge ex girlfriend, there are things which you should bear in mind and actions that you have to take.
Move on and get on with your life. Instead of nurturing the hurt that you feel, you should look at the brighter side of life and move on. If you prefer to be a revenge ex girlfriend, your life will be stuck in that anger forever and you will make your life more miserable. Dwelling on that revenge can only stir up the ashes of your own hurt and resentment. Bear in mind that you are causing more harm to yourself than the other person. Ex girlfriend revenge will never share the pain, but it will just increase it. Always consider that poorly conceived ex girlfriend revenge plots might wind up making you look bad, thus it makes you feel worse. If you think of ex girlfriend revenge as getting even, well think again. Why should you want to get even with a loser in the first place?
Forgive and forget. In order to completely move on, you must learn to forgive your ex boyfriend and you should start to forget what happened. Ex girlfriend revenge will keep you from forgiving and forgetting. If you keep on hating and despising that person, there will never be a room for forgiveness. Instead of entertaining ex girlfriend revenge on your thoughts, you should erase past hurt from your system so it won’t be hard for you to forgive, let go, and move on. You should also let go of those grudges and resentments to completely make your life free from misery. Ex girlfriend revenge is one thing that can never make you happier and more of a person. You should really try to invoke forgiveness.
There is nothing wrong in loving. They even say that it is better to love and lost than to never love at all. But always remember that if ever a worst breakup comes in your way, never resort to ex girlfriend revenge. Revenge ex girlfriend can never be the sweetest thing you know. The more you hate, the more you add to your misery. So instead of thinking of an ex girlfriend revenge, why don’t you just let go, forgive, forget, and move on. Remember that when a door closes, a window opens.