Fun Dates at Low Cost!

Written by Celina Richards

Yippee! She said yes! The girl you’ve been trying to ask out forrepparttar past couple of months just agreed to go out with you. However, you have o­ne small problem. Fresh out of college and just starting out o­n your new job, you don’t have much left in your pocket to pay for a fancy dinner. But you really want to impress her and have a good time together. What can you do o­n a date that would actually cost less but FEEL expensive?

Well, read o­n, and you will find plenty of cost-saving dating activities which are equally romantic and fun!

  • Go for a Hike
    Unless she’s completely not an outdoor person, going for a walk in a natural environment givesrepparttar 147766 both of you private time to talk. Plus,repparttar 147767 beautiful and fresh surroundings will definitely put your hearts at ease. In fact, if you know much about flora and fauna, you can actually impress her with your version of a nature tour guide.

  • Day atrepparttar 147768 Beach
    Beaches have always been fun, warm and perfect for dates. It won’t cost you much, but it’s a great place to talk and picnic, relax or sun-bathe. Walks alongrepparttar 147769 beach are hopelessly romantic especially when combined withrepparttar 147770 soothing effects ofrepparttar 147771 waves andrepparttar 147772 breeze. Lakes are good substitutes if you don’t live nearrepparttar 147773 sea, asrepparttar 147774 water bringsrepparttar 147775 same calming effect asrepparttar 147776 sea.

  • Dinner at home
    Eating out will cost you, but alternatively setting up a candlelight dinner inrepparttar 147777 comfort of your own home which will cost you much less. If you are a good cook, you can definitely impress her with your culinary skills in a romantic setting. After that, you can

  • Nine Steps to Regaining Self Esteem After Divorce

    Written by Debbie Burgin

    Divorce is difficult atrepparttar ‘best’ of times. Even when a couple makes a combined decision to divorce, it can be extremely trying.

    What happens ifrepparttar 147765 decision is one sided? What happens torepparttar 147766 party who can sometimes feel blind-sided by one person’s decision that they no longer want to be a part of this union?

    Been there, done that. Only I wasn’trepparttar 147767 one who maderepparttar 147768 decision to leaverepparttar 147769 relationship. It was my ex-husband’s decision. Okay, I helped him makerepparttar 147770 actual decision to leave (he didn’t have much choice), butrepparttar 147771 result wasrepparttar 147772 same. Feelings of “what’s wrong with me?” are abundant.

    So here are some things that will help you to get your self esteem back after a divorce:

    1. Talk to someone…

    The first step to resolving those feelings is to talk to someone. Bend a familiar ear…be it biased or unbiased. Whether it’s to a trusted friend, or to a counselor, getting it out verbally is a great start to regaining your sense of self.

    2. Be Honest…

    If you decide that you’re going to seek help from a counselor, make sure that you tellrepparttar 147773 entire truth about what you’re feeling. Be as honest as you possibly can. How can a counselor do his/her job properly, if you’re not completely honest? Regardless of what you tell a counselor, he/she is not there to judge you, merely to listen and to offer some constructive unbiased advice if necessary…not criticism, advice.

    3. Keep a Journal…

    Writing down what’s going on in your head is also helpful, whether you choose to do that via paper journal, or online journal, both are helpful. I find that using an online journal is much easier, as I don’t write nearly as quickly as I type.

    4. Get to know yourself again…

    It’s typical to lose oneself duringrepparttar 147774 course of a relationship. I know I did! So after my divorce, I took some time to get to know “Me” all over again. Do whatever it is that you love to do! If you enjoyed snowboarding before you were married, get back to it! If you enjoyed knitting, put aside some time to do that. Read some good books, enjoy spending time with new friends, go away forrepparttar 147775 weekend, go and be you!

    5. Don’t let those negative thoughts back in.

    Once you’ve written down thoughts that aren’t positive (“I hate him/her. I can’t believe that he/she did this to me.”) in a journal of some type, you’ll notice that if you go back and re-read those bad thoughts (and we all do it at least once), you’re mentally and emotionally back in that place all over again. Re-readingrepparttar 147776 ugly details of my divorce for instance, used to put me in that mood all over again (I’ve since tossed that journal). So my advice with regard to writing down negative feelings, is to write them down, then discard them. Tear them up, burn them, flush them if you have to, do whatever it takes, but don’t let those negative thoughts back in.

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