Summer Classes for Men at :
ADULT LEARNING CENTER
REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED
by Friday, June 29, 2008
NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL
OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM
How To Fill Up The Ice Cube Trays--Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.
Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM .
The Toilet Paper Roll--Does It Change Itself?
Round Table Discussion.
Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.
Is It Possible To Urinate Using The Technique Of Lifting The Seat and Avoiding The Floor, W alls and Nearby Bathtub?--Group Practice.
Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.
Fundamental Differences Between The Laundry Hamper and The Floor--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.
Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks..
Dinner Dishes--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Kitchen Sink?
Examples on Video.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning
at 7:00 PM
Loss Of Identity--Losing The Remote To Your Significant Other.
Help Line Support and Support Groups.
Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM
Learning How To Find Things--Starting With Looking In The Right Places And Not Turning The House Upside Down While Screaming.
Monday at 8:00 PM , 2 hours.
Health Watch--Bringing Her Flowers Is Not Harmful To Your Health.
Graphics and Audio Tapes.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
Real Men Ask For Directions When Lost--Real Life Testimonials.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined
Is It Genetically Impossible To Sit Quietly While She Parallel Parks?
4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.
Learning to Live--Basic Differences Between Mother and Wife.
Online Classes and role-playing
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM , location to be determined
How to be the Ideal Shopping Companion
Relaxation Exercises, Meditation and Breathing Techniques.
Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM .
How to Fight Cerebral Atrophy--Remembering Birthdays, Anniversaries and Other Important Dates and Calling When You're Going To Be Late.
Cerebral Shock Therapy Sessions and Full Lobotomies Offered.
Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.
The Stove/Oven--What It Is and How It Is Used.
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM , location to be determined.
Upon completion of any of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.
A labor of love?
By Margot Carmichael Lester
As Labor Day approaches, let?s take a moment to consider the situation some single people find themselves in: They are toiling hard, really hard to make love happen. Consider the case of Toni Larusso of New York. She put intense effort into making a guy her exclusive boyfriend. ?I was crazy about him,? she recalls. ?I changed my work schedule, dropped most of my friends. They begged me to quit seeing him and their concern helped me realize what I?d gotten myself into. Now that I?m over him, I?m trying to figure out why I wasted so much effort on someone who didn?t reciprocate.?
Like Toni, many of us are guilty of laboring for love. We try too hard to make things work with someone who?s unworthy?or just plain uninterested. We accept things we otherwise wouldn?t want to and turn a blind eye to egregious flaws and foibles in our relationships. But we don?t have to keep doing it.
?The first thing you can do is to become honest with yourself and raise your self-esteem,? counsels Sonia Choquette, author of Trust Your Vibes. ?Somewhere along the way, you came to wrongly believe that you are not OK and are accepting poor behavior from others or are aligning with those who have nothing to offer because of your weak self-image.? That?s the root problem.
?If you are in the habit of being with the wrong person, take a break from dating and fall in love with yourself,? she suggests. ?Do for yourself all the things you tend to do for the other. Give yourself gifts, take yourself to lunch or dinner, and give yourself statements of appreciation.? Recognize your talents when you do a good job or when you?re a good friend. You may also want to seek the services of a therapist or counselor if these little pick-me-ups don?t work.
?The key to getting what we deserve is to know that the first place to look is within ourselves,? she says. ?No one will treat you better than you are willing to treat yourself. If you criticize yourself, never speak up, don?t ask for what you need, or are in the habit of over-giving in order to manipulate others, all relationships you have will show signs of strain.?
Question whether to pursue
Does this mean you have to stop going after a certain someone or break off a budding relationship ASAP? ?Not necessarily,? says clinical social worker Helen King. ?Once you have a realistic assessment of the relationship, decide if you are really with the person you want.?
Then figure out if the person is willing to work with you to make things better. ?If you stop working so hard, you may allow your date to step up and participate,? she notes. ?If you don?t give the person the chance, you may never know how invested he or she is.?
If you think your behavior may have entered the realm of working way too hard, King suggests answering these questions for yourself:
How is the rest of my life affected by this situation?
Am I losing sleep or not taking care of myself?
Is my work suffering?
Am I ignoring friends?
If you have some answers that indicate that your approach to dating is detrimental, King notes, ?you may need to step back from the romance.?
Stay the course
But how can you make sure you don?t step into a negative situation again with the next person you date? ?Knowing that we each deserve to be in happy, loving, mutually supportive relationships is the key to not repeating the mistakes of the past,? King says. ?Learning from each romantic experience, building upon the positive aspects, and getting out of situations that repeat the negative, will ensure that the next relationship is closer to what you are looking for.?
To do that, think hard about what you need and the type of person you want. Then, King says, commit to yourself and a buddy who can help you stay on track. ?As you date, you will continue to check in with yourself and your support [person], to ensure that what you said you wanted and who you are with match, at least on the important things,? she notes. ?Don?t stay in a budding romance because you fear being alone or failing. Listen to your heart and your inner self; they will lead you on the right path.?
I'm seeking my soulmate, not necessarily a husband. Is it possible to have a long lasting meaningful relationship without marriage? Can you be truly committed and love each other without being married or even living together.
I like the idea of marriage.... growing old with someone I love but I also value my independence.
I ended a relationship with a guy a year ago who did not want to get married again. We had a great relationship. Looking back,
his refusal to remarry isn't so terrible.
Can such a relationship last a lifetime?
Well in my experience, some guys like to, although I feel a bit guilty sometimes letting them. Other times its 50/50. I prefer that actually. Although one time I dated this guy and he turned up on a date completely skint, so I had to pay, so it was like bye bye to him. So I think it depends- like if it was a big bill , pay something towards it as its not exactly fair to expect him to pay for it all but if its not too expensive and he wants to pay, go with the flow.