and overall (except for one or two) the answer was a resounding NO! So with that in mind, I decided to help the female readers of Thursday Love, to get inside a man's mind and find out what we really find sexy...and what we think isn't. Here we go: 1. Confidence is a must for pretty much...

Well, how can such a friendship be developed? Communication is a HUGE factor. When spending time together choose activities that promote communication and encourage conversation. Good healthy conversation is an opening to truly getting to know someone for who they really are. Try very hard...

I want you to look back through your past loves and see if you can find a recurring pattern. Yes? No? If you found one, think to yourself what that pattern was. Is that recurring pattern a positive quality or characteristic or a negative one? Do you find yourself falling for the same type...

Inculcating these characteristics into your relationship's communication is easier said than done, however, love and respect for your partner should motivate you to start taking these characteristics to heart and use them to begin improving the quality of your communication. Good...

Verbal abuse is characterized by harsh speech that is designed to make the receiver feel low self-worth and or inferiority. This is done through negative or overly sarcastic comments, belittling or demeaning speech, name calling, yelling, and or threatening statements. Verbal abusers will...

As we move into the New Year, let's all make it our goal to strengthen our relationships because if you don't have love in your life....what do you really have? Hope all have a happy and successful 2012. Remember...."We're all worth something....we just each have to individually determine...

Someone who is verbally/emotionally abusive towards someone they "claim" to love has to WANT to change, and if your attempts at getting them to see their wrongdoing continue to fail...then it may be time for you move on before it turns into something much worse....like physical abuse; which...

Earl Smith Today's "Thursday Love" is inspired by a mid-twenties woman that I had a conversation with while getting my lunch at Subway yesterday. I saw this woman pull up to Subway in a 2012 Mustang Convertible...newly waxed, top dropped...and hair blowing in the wind. As she stepped out of...

Jewel of wisdom du jour: True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. The holidays have past and we've rung in the new year, and with the new year comes new resolutions. In the first week of 2012 I've heard so many people make...

Why is it that people can rush into relationships so easily? It's because they're in love with the idea of being in love. That idea propels them to feel wanted, desired, and belonging to something meaningful. When in actuality, they're not feeling real love toward whomever they're in that...

 

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