Signs You’re in a Desperate Relationship

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Is it time to get out of your relationship? Does it feel like you’re only staying in a toxic relationship because of anxiety or fear that you’re going to be alone?! These are the signs that can help you identify that you are desperately hanging on to a relationship that is already over —

1. Faking Happiness. Do you feel like you are faking a smile to put on a front to family and friends that everything is okay? That can become extremely exhausting and set you up for a breakdown in the near future. You may find yourself just running through the motions and not actually enjoying the time you’re spending with your partner.

2. Fear. Fear that you don’t want to be alone or start over with someone else. It may fill you with anxiety to know that you need to start fresh with someone new and there may not be time – so instead, you just stay in your relationship so you won’t need to take the risk.

3. Obligation. Maybe you have kids, or a lease together so you feel like you can’t leave without things getting messy. Those things can be sorted out if it means that you can lead a healthier lifestyle.

Make an evaluation of your relationship and your day to day life. What does your partner bring to your life? What are you bringing to theirs? Do you find yourself happier or more upset when you’re with your partner?

Love Me Tinder

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Recently, one of our team members has been watching the Netflix original series of “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.” The series covers pornography, dating apps and how our society views sex in modern times.

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On the second episode, “Love Me Tinder,” a handful of people ranging from their 20’s to 40 and their interaction with dating apps. Some looking for love – others using dating apps for hookups and viewing apps as a superficial way to meet attractive singles. The episode is a reality check to viewers and app users to really know who you are spending your times with.


Tips from certified Dating Coach Tara Richter:

With online dating sometimes you find someone worth hiding your profile for a while to see where and how the relationship develops. Everything seems great at first, then as time passes you begin to notice little quirks about them you can’t stand: how he scraps his fork again the plate while eating and sounds like a bear in hibernation during the night. Finally you decide it just isn’t there like you thought in the beginning. It’s time to have “the talk” and move on. There’s no point (for either person) trying to force something that simply is not there.

 

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Wishing you and yours a Happy Easter!

Is It Too Soon for Sex Talk?

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Here is a question, answered by Tara Richter, that will always be relevant in the realm of dating —

Seriously? I know we’re not living in the 1800’s, but come on. Why does there need to be sexual conversations within 3 hours of meeting someone? Unless you are soliciting a prostitute, there’s no reason to talk about how someone is in bed. Especially when they haven’t even met you in person yet! I could be 6ft 300 lb woman, you have no idea. You could be a troll. Why would I want to have sexual conversations with a stranger whom I don’t even know if I’m attracted to yet? I personally think it’s rude and distasteful.  After chatting over a few emails online and then texts for 3 hours, is not enough time to ask if I can keep up with you in the bedroom.  The only time to talk about sex is once you are in a committed relationship actually having sex! Then there’s something to talk about.

This question is all too common when you are trying to make your way in the internet dating jungle. If it feels like it is too soon, or too uncomfortable — DON’T. That goes for anything in a relationship.


Get your copy of 10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle today to start the process before you get back into the jungle!

Tips to Take Advantage of National Stress Awareness Month

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Whether its due to work, relationships or just life in general take some time to unwind and get yourself in a healthy headspace. Here are some tips to get back into your happy place after a stressful period—

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month!

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Each year during the month of April, state, territory, tribal and community-based organizations, rape crisis centers, government agencies, businesses, campuses and individuals plan events and activities to highlight sexual violence as a public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

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Sexual assault can occur in relationships – don’t be afraid to speak out. There are centers that are designated to help victims stay safe and remain anonymous. You are not alone in this.

Are you or someone you know a victim of sexual assault? Raise your voice!

The Surprising Way to Become Instantly More Attractive

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Matthew Hussey has been taking the dating scene by storm by giving women dating advice from a man’s point of view. Here is a clip of some of his advice for women on how to relate to a man when at times it seems impossible… but it might not be what you think —

Stop Making Demands & Start Making CHANGES

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The new craze that is taking over social networks – making a list of everything you want in a partner. Making demands like being over six foot, having a new model car, owning a home and making six figures is what women are demanding out of their potential mate. Are we allowed to make these demands when we aren’t being the best versions of ourselves?

Reality Check

Before you jump on a dating site and make a list of your demands of your ideal partner, take a good look in the mirror. Are you doing everything to make you something to be desired? What are you bringing to the table? How can you match certain traits that you’re demanding.

Everyone needs to be realistic when it comes to what someone else can offer. When you do find love, your needs will be met in ways that you might have never expected. But it’s being open to the possibilities rather than being close minded and demanding.

Don’t Compare

Easier said than done, but when it comes to relationships, try to avoid comparing your situation with someone else’s. Everyone loves differently, and everyone fulfills certain needs in relationships in different ways. The grass will always be greener on the other side – until you find someone that is right for you. If you are constantly comparing your partner to someone else or wishing your situation was different, you may not be ready for a relationship. You have to be happy with yourself first, and then you will be ready to love again.

Richter Publishing Announces details for the 2017 4th Annual Author Awards Ceremony & Book Gala!

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We are excited to announce the 2017 date and venue for Tampa Bay’s 4th Annual Author Awards Ceremony & Book Gala! Grab your table early before they’re gone.

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites, 5329 Avion Park Drive, Tampa  

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     This event features published authors from the Tampa Bay area who are making a difference in the community with their books. The night will be filled with music, drinks, food, prize raffles, award ceremony and an opportunity to speak with each author personally and purchase their works.

Featured Authors:

  1. Rita Lowman, “From the Farm to the Boardroom: Leadership Lessons
  2. Stephanie Wynn & Jeffrey White, “Readi – Set Go!
  3. Luke Chichetto,  “Fighting Will”
  4. Edward Porcelli, “Scabs Heal All Wounds”
  5. Arielle Giordano, “Dancing With Your Story From The Inside Out”
  6. Tonja Anderson-Dell, “The Missing 52 Soldiers of the C-124 Globemaster”
Schedule:

5:30 Event Starts – Bridgette Simmonds “The Go Coach!”

6:30 Speech by Tara, President of Richter Publishing

7:45 Awards Announced

8:15 Raffle

8:30 Party Ends

Attire: Business / cocktail attire
Ticket price includes: Entrance to the event, appetizers & cashbar.  Early bird tickets will end one week prior to the event date. Regular ticket prices will be sold the last week. Day of the event ticket sales will at the door with cash or credit card.

Author Tables: We have packages available for you to showcase your book and be entered into the awards ceremony. Please download our application here: Author Awards 2017 Application

Check out previous year’s events below:

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Don’t forget to schedule your FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss your book by going here: Schedule Your Appointment Today!

The Cheating Curve

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The cheating curve, is texting cheating? Kissing? Sleeping with someone else while you’re casually seeing someone? In order to be in a healthy relationship you need to have a personal guideline to follow. If you don’t have one, Dating Jungle is here to help —

You’re exclusive and have been dating for 3 months, how do you feel now? Is your relationship continually budding and the more you get to know this person the more you fall in love with them? Or are you now second guessing yourself, their actions and not sure if you can go the distance with them? The 3 month mark is another dating milestone. If you are having doubts at this point in the game or have already lost that “honeymoon stage” feeling, it’s probably time to move on. You should first address your concerns with your partner. See if they are legit or just manufactured insecurities you have within yourself. Such as do you really want to get married and have kids and your lover doesn’t? That’s a major life decision and if you two are at a crossroads now, it’s not going to get better with time. These are big decisions, yet you should be on the same path. If you know this person isn’t the one to go the distance with, it’s better to cut it off now while the relationship is still new and feelings won’t be too hurt. When you’re spending time with Mr. Wrong or Mr. OK For Now, you are losing time to find Mr. Right For You.  There’s also nothing wrong with being completely honest in what you want out of a partner and life. Just because you say you want kids as an option, doesn’t mean you are pressuring him to commit and have kids right now. You just want to let him know this is what you want & you want a partner who wants the same in the future.

3 strikes you’re out: This is a rule I created in my first book, “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle”.  This you can utilize during anytime in the dating process as a weeding out tool. It’s basically to pick out negative behaviors. If the person you’re dating is displaying strange demeanor or does something that makes you second guess yourself, keep track in your head or on a piece of paper. For instance if a guy/ girl cancels a date at the very last minute, strike 1. Things happen, plans change, no biggie.  Yet, if it happens a 2nd time they are walking on thin ice, it happens a 3rd time, buh bye, 3 strikes you’re out! That other person obviously doesn’t value you or your time. Why would you want to be with someone who takes you for granted? This rule also helps you establish your boundaries so people don’t walk all over you. Sometimes you don’t even need 3 strikes to throw them out of the game. For instance, lying and or cheating. 1st time cheating your out! Lying is also a very bad trait. If you catch them once in the act, identify it, call them out on it. 2nd time do the same again & warn them you don’t deal with liars. The next time you’re done with them. You’ve established you’re boundaries and ground rules and they know. 3rd time they lie, stick to your guns and dump their ass. You deserve to be with someone who loves you and treats you with respect & lying is neither of those qualities. I’m sure they will beg you to forgive them, yet if a person does something 3 times it’s in their DNA & most likely won’t change.  Save yourself the heartache and move on.

Make use of the Dating Rule of 3 to help you navigate the dating jungle and find the right one for you!

All of this cheating talk makes me think of this Sex & the City episode, enjoy the scandal: