- Nearly half (44)% of the US population is single
- A man has an hour to make a first impression on a woman
- A woman has 15 minutes to impress a man
- Money is a big factor in a relationship for 88% of women
These are four of the “facts” of relationships today as published on Buzzit. Check it out and share with me in our comments below whether you agree or disagree with these and the other six.
One thing that is for sure – relationships are very challenging, can be crazy-making so some people choose alternatives such as a silicone sex doll to fill the void without the difficulty, yet with the right person at the right time they are the spice of life.
Riding Relationships’ Rocky Road
My own journey along the Relationship Road has not been an easy one, however, the lessons learned around each corner, through the valleys and as I careened off cliffs are ones that have really enriched my life. A few years ago, I met a woman online. No, it was not through an online dating site. It was Facebook and she and I did not enter into a relationship, well not an intimate one but the kind that can most definitely last forever – a friendship, “Sistaship” as we prefer to say. She became a cornerstone in my life as well as a member of Daughters of Sheba, a private group of mine on Facebook.
Beverly Sukie and I have wiped each others tears, virtually as we have never met face to face. The plans are to meet this December when I will travel to Florida to celebrate the renewal of her vows to one of the most wonderful human beings you could ever meet. Later this morning, my post will tell Beverly and her husband’s, Noel, story as they consented to do an interview with me. Beverly and Noel are radio show hosts in Central Florida and on their show, they cover topics such as this and others that affect the Caribbean community in that area.
What always struck me about this couple is the depth of their love, a love that has taken them through some really low lows and, when the altitude of their circumstances changes, the love morphs into glue, cementing their bond even tighter. Whenever my thoughts go to “why am I still single,” this couple comes to mind. Their story teaches the lesson of patience, knowing and being yourself and the one who is meant for you will appear. Do Subscribe and be updated when this interview posts later today.[tweetthis]Claudette interviews radio show hosts on “A Love Like This…” Check it out[/tweetthis]
Money And Who You Marry
Have you read the book, a classic in my view, “Think And Grow Rich,” by Napolean Hill?
I have but in all honesty this very important seed thought did not get planted the way it could have, or maybe I just killed it off!
Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires …
When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches …
Love, romance, and sex are all emotions capable of driving men to heights of super achievement … When combined, these three emotions may lift one to an altitude of a genius.
I read that and the entire article on Real Success. The lifting “one to an altitude of a genius,” is what stuck with me considering my flops with relationships. How does this square up with our conversation for most of this week – relationship – and the accumulations of wealth and being prosperous?
According to the article, through his research that started 78 years ago, Hill found a key element in the success of millionaires – the person they married. He published this in his book but so many, including me, missed this as we rode the road of relationship and marry.
The author of the article opened my eyes as I read the piece and my hope is yours will be too. Read this excerpt:
Hill makes some bold claims: ‘the men of greatest achievement are men with highly developed sex natures’, and ‘the men who have accumulated great fortunes … were motivated by the influence of a woman’.
While this principle may seem a little far-fetched, there is something to be said about having a supportive partner to achieve financial success — an idea that has surfaced and gained relevance today, 78 years later.
Examples of people who today have lived this principle we might say, include women such as Sherly Sandberg, Facebook COO who recently lost her husband (my condolences) and who is reported to have said: “The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry.”
Read the full article here and find out who else have since echoed Hill, maybe in different ways but the bottom-line is the same. Find out which woman said, “My spouse, whether I realized it or not at the time, has been the best money decision of my life.”
That is it for now, until later this morning when my interview with The Martins, one that you just do not want to miss, will be posted. So sign-up and get updates when this is published along with articles from new and not so new Contributors, including Katelyn Roth who will join us later this week.
Have a great Monday!
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