The 7 Steps to Letting Inner Happiness Guide Your RelationshipsBy Corinna Fales for HowAboutWe
I've finally developed clarity about dating and relationships in my mid-60s, after 23 years with my husband, a divorce 16 years ago, and a long string of relationships since. Over the years, I've built an honest and intimate relationship with myself that enables me to answer many of the relationship questions I used to agonize over. Most importantly, I always know that no matter what happens with a man, no matter what the circumstances, I will be just fine.
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Here's the trick: regardless of your age, if you're willing to really get to know yourself, you can develop the same ability. But it takes effort, care, and mindfulness. Here are the 7 steps to getting there.
1. Spend real time-in silence
In nature, whatever works for you-quietly learning to listen to yourself. Detach from any distractions, especially technology.
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2. Listen to what
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Procopio Photography / The KnotAttending a wedding alone can be rough -- between partner-less slow dances and Aunt Gertie's questions about why you aren't married yet, it can be hard not to feel like a total loner. But the trick to enjoying a wedding while flying solo is as simple as adjusting your mindset -- and following these tips.
Change Your Mindset
"Human beings are, by their very nature, contrary; if you are trapped and told to have a good time, it's highly likely you will not," says Imogen Lloyd Webber, author of The Single Girl's Guide (Summersdale Publishers Ltd.). Basically, if you feel like someone is trying to force you to have fun, you won't. How to deal? Instead of likening a wedding to a Saturday night prison sentence, think of it as a chance for you to enjoy dinner, drinks, and dancing -- all on someone else's dime.
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Dunvan, a vet tech, wore a white gown and carried a bouquet made with bacon roses. Quinones, a credit analyst, donned a white shirt and white pants and a boutonniere made of bacon. The couple's four children also participated. The ring bearers (13 and 11) carried bacon-petal ring pillows. The flower girls (10 and 13) sprinkled bacon bits down the aisle. Local San Diego morning radio DJ
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Although the Annie Leibovitz-shot spread is certainly pretty, it's a bit of a snooze. Perry shows off her newfound high-fashion prowess in looks from designers like Valentino (above), Dolce & Gabbana, and Prada, but they fail to make a major impact. What does pique our interest, however, is the accompanying article, where she spills on her love life for the first time. Read on for the best (and juiciest) quotes!
On ex-husband Russell Brand "He's a very smart man, and I was in love with him when I married him," she said. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011." A text message divorce?! Ouch!
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My sadness and confusion post-breakup isn't surprising. Most of the men in my life (and possibly in yours) ended the love affair carelessly. They had little love and respect for my well being, as if the time we shared hardly made an impact.
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We've all heard them before. "It's not you, it's me" and "you deserve so much better" seem to be the go-to phrases when breaking up with someone. But it only makes the dumpee feel worse. Don't be shocked when they scream, "If I'm so fabulous, why don't you want me?!" Dump the overused cliches and be honest about why you really want to end the relationship.
The Blunt Truth
The Justice card suggests that if you stick to your principles, you can make discriminating, objective choices that can help you balance your expectations for a relationship with the reality of your obligations. Be honest in your own estimation of your position so that you can accept the outcome, pay the price or reevaluate your expectations or convictions.
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